The Charles M. Redd Center for Western Studies has selected Brigham Young University researcher Elaine Shaw Sorensen as the recipient of its 1991-92 Faculty Fellowship award.

Sorensen, an assistant professor of nursing at BYU, will use the funds to conduct a study titled, "I Would Learn the Healer's Art: A History of Mormon Nursing."The Redd Center at BYU provides funds for study of the Mountain West, including literature, history, economic development, geography, fine arts, politics and anthropology. The faculty fellowship was established to promote study of change in the West during the 19th and 20th centuries.