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TB Notes 2, 2007
Director's Letter
Highlights from State and Local Programs
  Successful Collaborations by New England TB Prevention and Control Programs
World TB Day 2007
  First Annual TB Awareness Walk
  TB and HIV Analogy
  From Us to You
Nursing Update
  Judy Gibson, BSN, MSN, Receives Chief Nurse Officer Award
TB Education and Training Network Updates
  Member Highlight
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  The Long Road to a Shorter, Stronger, Safer Cure for TB – How to Get There Faster
International Research and Programs Branch Update
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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 2, 2007


Judy Gibson, BSN, MSN, Receives Chief Nurse Officer Award

Carol Romano, Judy Gibson and Dr. Julie GerberdineOn March 19, 2007, Carol Romano, Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Nurse Officer, USPHS, presented the Chief Nurse Officer Award to 11 individual recipients and three groups of awardees, along with certificates of appreciation to an additional 14 CDC/ATSDR nurses and nursing supporters.

Among the 11 individual nurse recipients was Judy Gibson, BSN, MSN, Nurse Consultant, Field Services and Evaluation Branch, DTBE. The letter of nomination for Judy summarized her qualifications by stating that she “is clearly deserving of this award because of her demonstrated outstanding contributions to the nursing profession throughout her 15-year career as the nurse consultant at the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

The U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Chief Nurse Officer Award was established to recognize professional nurses who have made an impact in clinical or nonclinical settings through their commitment to the spirit of nursing, and the ideals of the PHS. The award consists of the Chief Nurse Officer's certificate.

—Submitted by Wanda Walton, PhD
Div of TB Elimination


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