Congratulations to Dr. Tania Strout on earning the AWAEM “Hidden Gem” Award. This award is given to four female faculty members with outstanding contributions through clinical work, teaching, mentorship, role modeling, or administration, having great impact locally or regionally. This award is designed to recognize those whose significant but quiet contributions may escape recognition.

Dr. Tania Strout is the  Director of Research at Maine Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine and Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is also an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at University of Southern Maine, and in the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and Masters of Science in Health Policy & Management at the University of Southern Maine. She then completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing and Research Fellowship at Boston College.

“Dr. Strout may be a bit different than some of the other nominees for this award in that she started her career as an ED nurse.  She then served as a nurse educator and began becoming increasingly involved in research. She eventually went back to school to earn her PhD (while raising two young children and working full time).  She then joined our faculty as the research director. She is the only non-physician member of our faculty but is one of the most essential members of our group. Under her direction our department has become significantly more academic. Dr. Strout’s research curriculum has impacted the residents in numerous ways, from teaching them how to understand evidence-based medicine, and participate meaningfully in journal club and has resulted in innumerable posters, abstracts, publications, etc. Without this research curriculum that she has single handedly developed and delivered, our residents and department as a whole would be significantly less academically prepared and productive.”