Two Winners Awarded New Investigator Research Award
CONCORD, CA – The Center for Health Design’s Research Coalition has selected the 2014 New Investigator Research Award recipients. Nayma Khan, PhD, of The University of Kansas and Naomi Sachs of Texas A&M University have won the award. Dr. Khan’s research project expands the findings from her PhD dissertation on the link between the wayfinding experience and overall satisfaction. Dr. Khan earned her PhD in Architecture from the University of Kansas. Ms. Sach’s research project will create a toolkit to help design and assess gardens in healthcare settings. She is pursuing her PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University.
As the primary recipient, Nayma Khan, PhD, will serve as a designated member of CHD’s Research Coalition for one year, along with complimentary registration to the 2015 Healthcare Design Conference, where she will have the opportunity to present her completed research study.
“This award is designed to encourage new researchers to turn their attention to evaluating how the built environment impacts healthcare outcomes”, stated Sheila Bosch, co-chair of The Center’s Research Coalition. “All applications undergo a rigorous peer-review process, conducted by The Center's Research Coalition. It was our pleasure to select Nayma Khan and Naomi Sachs as recipients of CHD’s 2014 New Investigator Research Award. “
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The Center for Health Design (CHD) is a nonprofit organization that engages and supports professionals and organizations in the healthcare and design industry to improve the quality of healthcare facilities and create new environments for healthy aging. CHD’s mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education, and advocacy. For more information, visit www.healthdesign.org.
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