Honors, Awards, Accomplishments...
The following are among the many honors received recently by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) leaders, scholars, fellows and grantees.
RWJF Clinical Scholars alumnus David J. Shulkin, MD, has been named chair of the board of the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals. Shulkin is president of Morristown Medical Center and vice president of Atlantic Health System.
Health & Society Scholars alumna Janxin Leu, PhD, joined HopeLab as Director of Product Innovation, where she will direct the Lab’s “new initiative to promote human resilience and inner values through social-tech innovation.”
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has approved the UNC School of Nursing’s proposal to add the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree to its graduate clinical offerings. Two RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows alumnae were instrumental in ensuring the proposal’s approval: School of Nursing Dean Kristen M. Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, and newly-appointed DNP program director Debra J. Barksdale, PhD, RN, CFNP, CANP.
Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor, chair of Biomedical Informatics, and a professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has joined the RWJF Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program National Advisory Committee.
Michael Bleich, RN, PhD, FAAN, an alumnus of the Executive Nurse Fellows program, has been named dean of Barnes-Jewish College’s Goldfarb School of Nursing. As dean, Bleich plans to emphasize the recruitment of students underrepresented in nursing, and to ensure that the school presents a wide array of opportunities for its graduates.
RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar alumnus Eric A. Hodges, PhD, FNP-BC, has been awarded a grant from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute for his proposal “Enhancing Caregiver-Infant Communication to Prevent Obesity.” He will use the funds to research how teaching American Sign Language to infants may enhance a child’s ability to indicate that they are either hungry or full.
Director of the Perioperative Outcomes Initiative at the University of Michigan AkkeNeel Talsma, PhD, RN, FAAN, an alumna of the Nurse Faculty Scholars program, was a panelist in January for the Patient Safety Science & Technology Summit in Laguna Niguel, Calif., discussing failure to rescue.
Executive Nurse Fellows alumna Mary Ellen Glasgow, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, has earned the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for 2012 for her book, Legal Issues Confronting Today's Nursing Faculty: a Case Study Approach.
University of Cincinnati College of Nursing dean and Executive Nurse Fellows alumna Greer Glazer, PhD, RN, CNP, FAAN, has been elected to the board of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing as a member at large. Glazer will begin her term of service in March 2013.