Dr. Terry Badger Inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

March 26, 2019

On July 27, Terry Badger, PhD, RN, University of Arizona College of Nursing, will be inducted into Sigma Foundation for Nursing’s 2019 International Researcher Hall of Fame.

Dr. Badger, who also is the Eleanor Bauwens Endowed Chair, will join 23 other nurse researchers from the United States, Australia, Canada and Sweden to be recognized during Sigma’s 30th International Nursing Research Congress in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Badger, also chair of the Division of Community and Systems Health Science at the College, is being recognized for her substantive research focusing on depression, symptom management and quality of life among cancer survivors and their families. She is conducting research testing theory-based methods to decrease psychological distress associated with cancer and its treatment and improve quality of life and symptom management for cancer survivors and their families during and after cancer treatment. 

“Dr. Badger is mission-driven, dedicated to advancing symptom-science research and an exemplary role model. She is a richly deserving of the STTI Hall of Fame Researcher Award." ~ Ki Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, UA College of Nursing Interim Dean

Dr. Badger is interested in developing easily accessible, quality psychosocial oncology services for underserved, multicultural populations. Most recently, she was awarded two, four-year National Cancer Institute grants totaling $5 million to investigate a precision approach to decrease psychological distress and improve symptom management in cancer survivors and their caregivers during and after treatment.

“For the past 14 years I have had the pleasure of working closely with Dr. Badger,” said UA Nursing Interim Dean Ki Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN.  “As interim dean of the College of Nursing, I have gained an even greater appreciation of Terry as an accomplished and productive interdisciplinary scientist. For almost two decades she has conducted pathfinding investigations about the emotional and affective symptoms experienced by individuals with cancer and their caregivers. Terry is highly respected for her work and sought out as a collaborator by scholars in nursing and other disciplines. Dr. Badger is mission-driven, dedicated to advancing symptom-science research and an exemplary role model. She is a richly deserving of the STTI Hall of Fame Researcher Award.”

This year represents Sigma’s 10th presentation of the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The 2019 inductees will join the 176 previously inducted nurse-researchers – many of whom will be present at the 10-year anniversary induction – who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves.

“These Hall of Fame researchers have made highly substantive contributions to global health that will resonate for decades,” said Sigma President Beth Baldwin Tigges, PhD, RN, PNP, BC. “I offer my sincere congratulations to these 23 outstanding nurses.”

Sigma’s annual Congress attracts more than 1,000 nurse-researchers, students, clinicians and leaders who share information and learn from hundreds of peer-reviewed, evidence-based research presentations. The theme for the 30th International Nursing Research Congress is “Theory-to-Practice: Catalyzing Collaborations to Connect Globally.”