This honor is designed to celebrate and encourage early-career hospice and palliative nurses. Winners are either younger than 40 or have less than five years’ experience in hospice and palliative nursing. This award recognizes hospice and palliative care nurses who have exhibited leadership and made unique contributions early in their careers. Dr. Levoy is among 30 clinicians in the U.S. to receive this honor.
Dr. Levoy’s research interest is in improving patient and caregiver preparation for the end of life, an interest which arose from a decade of experience working with patients and families affected by cancer.
Her research focuses on how preparation such as advance care planning, serious illness communication and palliative care delivery impacts patient transitions to end-of-life care and caregiver transitions to bereavement.
About Kristin Levoy, PhD, MSN, R.N., OCN, CNE
In addition to her role as a research scientist in the IU Center for Aging Research at Regenstrief Institute, Dr. Levoy is an assistant professor at the IU School of Nursing and an associate member of the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center.
About Regenstrief Institute
Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University and Indiana University School of Medicine, Regenstrief and its research scientists are responsible for a growing number of major healthcare innovations and studies. Milestones include the development of global health information technology standards that enable the use and interoperability of electronic health records, improvement of patient-physician communications and creation of models of care that inform practice and improve the lives of patients and populations around the globe.
Sam Regenstrief, a nationally successful entrepreneur from Connersville, Indiana, founded the institute with the goal of making healthcare more efficient and accessible for everyone. His vision continues to guide the institute’s research mission.
About IU School of Nursing
Indiana University School of Nursing is one of the largest nursing schools in the nation that offers a full range of programs from undergraduate to doctoral. Over 22,000 IUSON alumni across the globe are empowered to be leaders in clinical practice, research, education, and innovation. The School’s DNP program is ranked #1 in Indiana according to 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools Rankings with the master’s program ranked in the top 50 in the United States.