The Goldie Brangman Award

Are you aware of what an amazing and inspirational woman Goldie Brangman, CRNA, MEd, MBA  was? Ms. Brangman was an accomplished CRNA and an exceptional mentor for CRNAs all over the world. In addition to serving as the first and only African American President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, she served as founder and director of the Harlem Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia where she famously treated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after a near-fatal assassination attempt in 1958. She was President of NYSANA from 1960-1961, and won numerous awards and honors... the list goes on and on. She retired in 1985 and continued to volunteer 8 hours a day with the Red Cross long into her retirement, and was an active participant at AANA meetings throughout the years. Ms. Brangman passed away in February 2020 at the age of 99.

Please read carefully before submitting your nomination.


To be eligible, the nurse anesthesia resident must be enrolled in an accredited Nurse Anesthesia Program in New York State, or have submitted the work while a student. The resident is eligible for up to one year post-graduation.


A cash award of $750.00 will be presented to the recipient. The award will be presented at the Annual Fall Meeting of the New York State Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Travel expenses, accommodations, and registration fees for the meeting will be provided.


To be eligible for the award the applicant must submit one of the following:

  • An original manuscript
  • A comprehensive literature review
  • An original research study relevant to Nurse Anesthesia practice

The recipient will also be expected to deliver a 60-minute presentation of the winning material during the Annual Fall Meeting.


The length of the submitted material is at the discretion of the author and is not a criterion of grading. Each manuscript must include a short biographical sketch of the author and an abstract of the article.


Papers will be accepted after December 1st. The deadline for submission is June 1st. Click here to submit an application


  • 2022 Recipients - Yanet Segura and Christopher Erlichman (Albany Medical College of Nurse Anesthesia), Analgesic and Pulmonary Outcomes of Ultrasound-Guided Thoracic Fascial Plane Blocks as an Early Intervention in Multiple-Rib Fractures
  • 2021 Recipient - Katherine M. Grosner (University of Buffalo Nurse Anesthesia Program), Evaluating the Barriers to Opioid-Free Anesthesia for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists in Diverse Practice Settings through the Creation of a Survey Tool
  • 2020 Recipient - Luke Manecio (Albany Medical College of Nurse Anesthesia), The Utilization of Dural Puncture Epidural Technique in the Laboring Parturient
  • 2019 Recipient - Francesca Shmulenson (Albany Medical College of Nurse Anesthesia), Inhaled Nitric Oxide Use in Cardiac Surgery to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension
  • 2018 Recipient - Lauren Schmitt, RN, BSN, SRNA, (University of Buffalo Nurse Anesthesia Program), The Use of Opioid Free Analgesics for Perioperative Pain Control in Gynecological Procedures: A Systematic Review   
  • 2017 Recipient - Andrea Zumpano, BSN, RN, CCRN, (Albany Medical College), Tranexamic Acid During Spinal Surgery Associated with Decreased Blood Loss and Blood Transfusion Rates  
  • 2016 Recipient - Meredith C. Wing, BSN, RN, CCRN, (Columbia University), Glycemic Variations in Type II Diabetics Given Dexamethasone for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Prophylaxis
  • 2015 Recipient - Danielle E. Redmond, SRNA, (Albany Medical College), The Prevention, Early Recognition, and Treatment of Increased Intraocular Pressure for Patients Undergoing Surgery in the Steep Trendelenberg Position
  • 2014 Recipient - Lidiya Pastukh, SRNA, (Albany Medical College), Management of Airway in Patients With Burn Injuries
  • 2013 Recipient - Ashley Mayo, SRNA, Implications of the Drug Abusing Parturient: The Impact on the Parturient, the Fetus, and the Anesthetic Management
  • 2012 Recipient - Meghan McCready, SRNA (Albany Medical College), Peri-Operative Management of the Patient with a Ventricular Assist Device
  • 2011 Recipient - Jeremy Lombardoni, SRNA (Albany Medical College), Treatment of Hypotension After the Induction of General Anesthesia with Vasopressin