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Jeanne Mance Award 2016

Shahirose Premji, RN, B.Sc., BScN, MScN, PhD

Associate Professor
Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary

New generations of neonatal nurses see a role model. People familiar with her work to reduce neonatal mortality and morbidity find her remarkable. Those who witness her dedication to community services, research and capacity-building call her an inspiration.

Shahirose Premji’s outstanding contributions in Canada and abroad, in neonatal teaching, research and leadership and in strengthening neonatal nursing career paths, have created new opportunities. Through these achievements, she has effectively transformed the clinical, leadership and research capacities of countless nurses.

As an associate professor in the nursing faculty at the University of Calgary, a founding member of the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses and a leader in clinical, academic and administrative roles, Shahirose has established herself as a force for the advancement of our profession in what promises to be a long-lasting legacy.