Dr. Laurel K. Hallock-Koppelman to receive AANP Nurse Practitioner Excellence award

Recognizing her excellence in care and education

01/18/19  Portland, Ore.

Laurel Hallock Koppelman and patient

Photo: Laurel Hallock-Koppelman, D.N.P., F.N.P.-C., M.N., A.P.R.N., (right) treats patients at OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond

Originally written and posted by Jennifer Smith, OHSU School of Medicine

Laurel K. Hallock-Koppelman, D.N.P., F.N.P.-C., N.P., A.P.R.N., assistant professor of family medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, and graduate of OHSU School of Nursing (M.N., '13), has received a prestigious award from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®. Dr. Hallock-Koppelman is the 2019 recipient of the Oregon State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, an annual award given to a dedicated nurse practitioner and N.P. advocate in each state. She will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception held in June during the AANP 2019 National Conference, in Indianapolis.

The State Award for N.P. Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes an N.P. in each state who demonstrates excellence in practice. In 1993, the State Award for N.P. Advocate Excellence was added to recognize the efforts of individuals who have made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of the N.P. role.

Dr. Hallock-Koppelman practices as a family N.P. at OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond, a federally qualified health clinic serving patients with primarily Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She received her undergraduate degree in nursing from New York University and her master’s and doctoral degrees from OHSU.

Her doctoral work focused on the importance of relationships as they relate to health. “If we don’t ask, they may not tell: Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in Primary Care,” investigated the barriers to screening for health care providers and created a protocol for use in clinics throughout Oregon. Most recently, Dr. Hallock-Koppelman was awarded the 2019 National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA) training grant to develop and carry out a plan designed to increase clinical knowledge of the management of substance use disorder. She will work to enhance collaboration between the emergency department and primary care providers in order to help fast-track entry to care.