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Respiratory Therapists Receive Literary Awards

Literary awards recognize the best papers in the science journal RESPIRATORY CARE between November and October. In order to be considered, papers must qualify for categories of best first-time author or mechanical ventilation.

  • Dr. Allen DeVilbiss Literary Award – Daniel F. Fisher, MS, RRT
  • IKARIA Literary Award – Edward Shepherd, MD
  • Draeger Literary Award – Azadeh Bojmehrani, PhD, MSc, Eng

Daniel F. Fisher, MS, RRT, who resides in Weymouth, MA, was awarded the Dr. Allen DeVilbiss Literary Award. This literary award recognizes the best paper published in the science journal Respiratory Care between November and October. In order to be considered the paper must address new technology or a new application of current technology in respiratory care. DeVilbiss Health Care, Inc., established an endowment to fund the Dr. Allen DeVilbiss Literary Award.

Edward Shepherd, MD, who resides in Columbus, OH, received the IKARIA Literary Award. This literary award recognizes the best paper by a first-time author published in the science journal Respiratory Care between November and October. The award is funded by an endowment from IKARIA.

Azadeh Bojmehrani, PhD, MSc, Eng, who resides in Toronto, ON, received the Draeger Literary Award. This literary award recognizes the best paper published in the science journal RESPIRATORY CARE between November and October. In order to be considered the paper must address mechanical ventilation and its current technology as it relates to respiratory care.

Learn more about the qualifications for literary awards, visit the ARCF’s literary awards webpage.

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