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Goedeker and Coble selected as 2024 Excellence in Nursing Awards recipients

2024 Excellence in Nursing Awards Natalie Goedeker, CPNP Janette Coble, MS, BSN, RN

Natalie Goedeker, CPNP, a nurse practitioner with the Section of Neuromuscular Medicine at WashU Neurology, and Janette Coble, MS, BSN, RN, a nurse educator with the Section of Pediatric Epilepsy, have both been chosen as 2024 Excellence in Nursing Awards recipients.

The annual St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards, presented by BJC HealthCare and Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, recognizes nurses across the St. Louis region who “consistently exhibit selfless care, compassion, and service.” A prestigious selection committee selects the finalists across a variety of practice areas.

Natalie Goedeker


On the job’s rewards

“The interactions I have with patients and their families. Working in an area with several new, disease-modifying medicines and continuing expanding research, it is encouraging to be able to offer hope to families of children with previously devastating conditions. It is exciting to be at the forefront of research and meet children and families from all over the U.S. who come to enroll in our pediatric neuromuscular clinical trials.”

Janette Coble


On an example of her current research

“A multisite study compares the real-world effectiveness of palliative epilepsy surgery versus additional anti-seizure medications for pediatric patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a rare, severe epilepsy syndrome that develops in young children and leads to developmental delays and lifelong disability… By understanding the comparative effectiveness of these interventions on our patients’ lives… we can potentially improve outcomes, resulting in less cognitive impairment and higher functioning long-term.”