65 over 65 - Dr. Cheryl Beck
Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Beck, one of the distinguished honorees that will be recognized throughout the year culminating in a state-wide celebration at CLN's 65th Jubilee Luncheon to be held on June 1, 2018.
Pearl of Wisdom
"To succeed you need to push yourself and at times deny yourself."
About the Honoree
Cheryl focused her research efforts on developing a research program on Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Based on the findings from her series of qualitative studies, Cheryl developed the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS) which is published by Western Psychological Services. She co-authored with Dr. Jeanne Driscoll Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: A Clinician's Guide which received the 2006 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.
Cheryl is a prolific writer who has published over 150 journal articles and 20 book chapters. She is co-author, with Dr. Denise Polit, of the textbook, Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice. Editions of this text received both the 2007 and the 2011 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. Their Essentials of Nursing Research textbook won the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Award.
In addition, Cheryl has published other books including Traumatic Childbirth and The Routledge International Handbook of Qualitative Nursing Research, Developing a Program of Research in Nursing, and she co-authored with Dr. Thomas Long Writing in Nursing: A Brief Guide. Currently, Cheryl is writing 2 new books. One book is on qualitative secondary data analysis and the second book is on phenomenology which will focus on methodology.
Cheryl received numerous awards such as: the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing's Distinguished Professional Service Award; Eastern Nursing Research Society's Distinguished Researcher Award; the Distinguished Alumna Award from Yale University School of Nursing; the Centennial Award for Excellence from Western Connecticut State University; the Connecticut Nurses' Association's (CNA) Diamond Jubilee Virginia A. Henderson Award for her contribution to nursing research; and CNA's Mary Jane Williams LifeTime Achievement Award. In addition, she received the Sustained & Influential Leader Award from the Eastern Nursing Research Society and Outstanding Alumna Award from Western Connecticut State University.
She is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Connecticut, School of Nursing. She also has a joint appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine. She is a certified nurse-midwife and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
Cheryl received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1970 from Western Connecticut State University, a Master's degree in maternal-newborn nursing from Yale University, a certificate in nurse-midwifery from Yale University, and a Doctor of Nursing Science degree from Boston University.
Congratulations Cheryl, we applaud all that you do for nursing in Connecticut!