Barbara Lutz Stroke Rehabilitation Grant

ARN is proud to announce the creation of The Barbara Lutz Stroke Rehabilitation Grant, developed to honor the 2019-2020 ARN President, Barbara J. Lutz, PhD RN CRRN PHNA-BC FAHA FAAN, and provide funding to pursue stroke research and educational opportunities for rehabilitation nurses. Tax-deductible donations are now being accepted and will be applied to an initial research grant, which is expected to be awarded in 2022.

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Honoring Dr. Lutz’s contributions to research

Dr. Lutz, a McNeill Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina–Wilmington, began her nursing career by earning her BSN from the University of Iowa. She went on to earn her MS in community health from Northern Illinois University, and MSN and PhD in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For her first research proposal, Dr. Lutz received a Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation (RNF) grant regarding her work on community-based interventions for persons with stroke. That grant was her entry into ARN. She has been a member of ARN since 1998 and has dedicated her career to stroke and chronic illness rehabilitation research.

Dr. Lutz’s passion for education and research has led her to serve on several national organizations. In addition to ARN, she is immediate past-chair of the Stroke Nursing Committee and current member of the Nursing and Rehab Professionals and Stroke Manuscript Oversight Review committees of the American Heart Association. She also was recently awarded the “Stroke Article of the Year Award” at the American Heart Association International Stroke Conference for her work on Improving Stroke Caregiver Readiness for Transition from Inpatient Rehabilitation to Home, published in The Gerontologist.

Dr. Lutz continues to research interventions to assist persons with chronic disabling conditions, such as stroke and their family caregivers as they transition home from inpatient rehabilitation. We hope to honor her commitment to the furthering of the rehabilitation nursing profession by providing others the same opportunity.

Fund the next generation of stroke research

Please consider contributing to The Barbara Lutz Stroke Rehabilitation Grant to help give the next generation of nurses an opportunity to pursue breakthrough research and education and to better serve rehabilitation patients.

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