The International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN) is proud to announce nine recipients of its Nightingale Award for 2021, in celebration of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The award, in conjunction with this international event, recognizes significant accomplishments in MS nursing.

The awards, supported by EMD Serono (known as Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, outside of North America) were granted to the following individuals due to their commitment to the MS community: 

Mary Filipi
MS Forward Gym
(Omaha, NE) 

Pamela Johnson
BIDMC - Behavioral Neurology Unit
(Boston, MA)

Lauren Junk
The Oak Clinic
(Uniontown, OH)

Michelle Keating
MS Bright Spots of Hope
(Bridgeton, MO)

Diana Logan
UT Southwestern
(Dallas, TX)

Mary Beth Medina
Renown Regional Medical Center
(Reno, NV)

Maryann Rosenberg
VA NJ Healthcare
(East Orange, NJ)

Bobbi Lee Roth
Amity Neurology
(Reno, NV)

Stacyann Smith
Weill Cornell Medical Center
(New York, NY)

The IOMSN is proud to collaborate with EMD Serono on this important honor, which shines light on the profound role that nursing professionals play in the lives of those affected by MS, said June Halper, Chief Executive Officer of the IOMSN.  We’re confident the support of these local programs and research will have a positive impact on the broader MS community.

EMD Serono recognizes the importance of comprehensive care and is pleased to work with the IOMSN in this joint effort to celebrate and empower nursing professionals," said Andrew Paterson, SVP, Head of U.S. and Global MS Franchise, for EMD Serono.MS nurses are a critical source of care for patients and we’re proud to lend our support to nurses who do so much for the MS community.”