New Award Honors Devotion to JHU School of
The School of
Nursing has established a new award to bestow upon
individuals who are not graduates of the school but who
have given exemplary and sustained service to the school
and its students. The Worth B. Daniels Jr., M.D., Award is
named after its inaugural recipient.
"It is fitting that the award honors Dr. Worth
Daniels," said Dean Martha N. Hill in her address during
the award ceremony, held Oct. 6 at the American Visionary
Art Museum. "His commitment to and affection for the school
is legendary. His investment of his time, his generosity
and his unflagging advocacy of this school set a shining
example for all of us."
Daniels, a 1948 graduate of the
School of Medicine, has been a nursing advocate and
Johns Hopkins supporter throughout his career. His most
notable contribution to the School of Nursing was as
founding chairman of the Committee of 100, a group that
asked physicians to contribute toward nursing scholarships.
He formed the committee in 1991 and served as its chair for
three years. Daniels has also served on the National
Advisory Council for Johns Hopkins Nursing.
The long relationship between Daniels and Hopkins
began a generation ago: His parents, Jo and Worth Daniels,
graduated from the School of Medicine in 1924. After
following in their footsteps, Daniels completed residencies
at Vanderbilt and Duke. He returned to Baltimore in 1954 to
establish a private practice and to join the Johns Hopkins
faculty. Since that time, he has served on the Alumni
Council Executive Committee, acted as a class agent for the
School of Medicine, earned the Distinguished Medical
Alumnus Award in 1995 and was presented with the
university's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000. And now,
in 2005, he is the first recipient and namesake of this
School of Nursing award.
"The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing has
many dedicated friends and advocates, some of whom have
made an extraordinary impact on the school and, by
extension, on the entire profession of nursing," Hill said.
"The Worth B. Daniels Jr., M.D., Award is an excellent way
to recognize those individuals who understand the
importance of nursing education, have shown extraordinary
devotion to the school's ideals and have worked effectively
and passionately on its behalf."
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