fbpx

News and Announcements

Home 9 Articles 9 OLFU RDIC Director hailed as 2019 Emerging Nurse Researcher
OLFU RDIC Director hailed as 2019 Emerging Nurse Researcher
OLFU RDIC Director hailed as 2019 Emerging Nurse Researcher

By: Rocky

08/19/2019

By: Rocky

08/19/2019
Olfu Rdicdocdino

Our Lady of Fatima University garnered a distinction once more when its Director for the Research Development and Innovation Center (RDIC), Dr. Michael Joseph S. Diño, formally received the 2019 Emerging Nurse Researcher Award from the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at their 30th International Nursing Research Congress last July 25-29, 2019 at the Telus Convention Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Olfu Rdicdocdino1

The Emerging Nurse Researcher Award is given to one nurse researcher from each global region of Sigma. These selected recipients must have completed their PhD within the last five years, and should have had research work that have created an impact to the profession and the people these serve.

Responding to Sigma’s criteria, Dr. Diño is the first Filipino and Philippine-based honoree of the Emerging Nurse Researcher Award since its inception. Championing Filipino culture and pride, Dr. Diño received the recognition in Canada wearing a bespoke Barong Tagalog whose exquisite and delicate embroidery emanated the brand of a Filipino researcher— smart, sophisticated and insightful.

Olfu Rdicdocdino2

Dr. Diño is a member of the Phi Gamma Chapter of Sigma, and was also named President-Elect of the same chapter earlier this year. He is also the first non-American recipient of a scholarship from Sigma for the Cohort III [2018-2019] of the highly competitive Emerging Nursing Faculty Leadership Academy (ENFLA) of Sigma and Chamberlain University, College of Nursing.

The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is the second largest nursing organization in the world. It is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members from over 90 countries and territories. The members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and more. Sigma’s more than 530 chapters are located in more than 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, United States, and Wales [Sigma Nursing, 2019].