Faculty recognized by JANAC

Contributions to AIDS Care research recognized nationally

Two University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing faculty members have been recognized by the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) for their contributions to research and scholarship.

Photo: Gwen  Childs Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Prelicensure Education Gwendolyn Childs, PhD, RN, FAAN, received the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) 2019 Editor’s Award for Outstanding JANAC Reviewer. This award recognizes a reviewer who made significant contributions to the quality of manuscripts published in JANAC in the previous year.

“I am honored that Dr. Lucy Bradley-Springer, Editor-in-Chief, selected me to receive this award. As a member of the JANAC Editorial Board, I, along with other peer-reviewers, invest significant time and energy reviewing manuscripts to ensure that nurses and other healthcare professionals are kept abreast of the most current information and innovative strategies utilized in caring for people living with or affected by HIV,” Childs said. “The overall goal is to ensure the publication of high-quality articles that invoke, improve, or change practices that ultimately impact the quality of life and quality of care for people living with or affected by HIV.”

Childs’ program of research focuses on developing sustainable, effective interventions that promote healthy sexual decision making and sexual risk reduction among African American adolescent girls. Through community groups and programs, Childs has helped educate young women and their parents about HIV/AIDS, and she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.


Photo: Crystal Lambert Assistant Professor Crystal Chapman Lambert, PhD, CRNP, NP-C, FNP-BC, received the Richard L. Sowell JANAC Article of the Year Award, which recognizes an outstanding article published in the year prior. Chapman Lambert’s article "The state of adherence to HIV care in Black Women" was recognized. The article concludes that while black women are disproportionately burdened by the HIV epidemic, there are few gender-specific and culturally appropriate interventions for black women living with HIV.

Chapman Lambert is an experienced nurse practitioner and early career investigator. Her research centers on improving health outcomes for minority populations, specifically women living with HIV. She is currently principal investigator on a feasibility study involving mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention for black women living with HIV.

“ANAC consists of nurses who are at the bedside caring for patients, nurses generating knowledge and nurses who are changing policy and practice. I am proud to be included in that circle of nurses and proud that my work is being recognized,” Chapman Lambert said. “Journals like JANAC are important to HIV care and research because they highlight the scholarship of research, education and practice being led by nurses and other health care professionals, with the goal of improving health outcomes.”

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