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March 13, 2017

HSR&D Investigator Jill Bormann Receives 2017 Research Nursing Award for Mantram Repetition Work

Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN

Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN has received the International Society for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurses' 2017 Research Award for her work on the Mantram Repetition Program in the VA healthcare system. The International Society for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) supports advanced-practice psychiatric-mental health nurses in promoting mental health care, literacy, and policy worldwide. The ISPN Research Award recognizes a research nurse's contributions to the generation of new psychiatric-mental health nursing knowledge, and the impact of that research on improved psychiatric-mental health nursing clinical practice, care delivery, and/or policy.

Dr. Bormann completed a VA post-doctoral nurse fellowship in 2011 and is currently the Associate Nurse Executive for Research at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Dr. Bormann's program of research is on health-related outcomes of the "Mantram Repetition Program"—a mind, body, and spiritual set of strategies for symptom and stress management. She has received funding for this from VA HSR&D, CSR&D, Office of Nursing Services, and the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Dr. Bormann has studied the health-related outcomes of the Mantram Program in a variety of groups including Veterans with chronic illness, Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, family caregivers of Veterans with dementia, adults living with HIV/AIDS, as well as healthcare employees. Dr. Bormann was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in October 2013.

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