Fellow in the Spotlight

Fellow in the Spotlight features the transformative work of fellows. If you have or know a fellow that has published work or has made a difference in their community let us know. They could be the Academy's next fellow in the spotlight. All submissions must include a related photo. 


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 02:14 PM

Michael Relf, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, AACRN, CNE, FAAN

Michael Relf, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, AACRN, CNE, FAAN, a subject matter expert on HIV-related stigma, has been invited to participate with the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). PACHA provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs, policies, and research to promote effective treatment, prevention and cure of HIV disease and AIDS. Dr. Relf will also serve with a sub-committee of PACHA to formulate recommendations as part of the Stigma Reduction Summit.

Dr. Relf is the the Associate Dean for Global and Community Affairs at the Duke Umiversity School of Nursing. He was inducted into the Academy in 2008.

 

 
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Monday, August 22, 2016 09:48 AM

Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano, DrPH, RN, FAAN, has been selected as the new Dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees approved Dr. Peragallo Montano’s appointment, effective January. 1, 2017. 

Dr. Peragallo Montano is currently Dean and Professor for the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies and Professor on the graduate faculty at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Nursing. Her research has focused on improving the health of minorities and underserved populations. Dr. Peragallo Montano is past president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and founding co-editor of Hispanic Healthcare International. 

She was inducted into the Academy in 1999. 

 
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Thursday, August 04, 2016 09:23 AM

Donna Zucker, RN, PhD, FAAN

Donna Zucker, RN, PhD, FAAN, was recently appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing by Governor Charles Baker. The Academy's Institute for Nursing Leadership facilitated the appointment, which runs through 2019. Dr. Zucker is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst College of Nursing.

An expert in the areas of communicable disease prevention and behavioral modification for persons with substance abuse, she currently co-chairs the Academy's Expert Panel on Emerging Infectious Diseases. In July 2016 Dr. Zucker began work as principal investigator of an HHS-funded program to train undergraduate student nurses in screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT).

Dr. Zucker was inducted into the Academy in 2010.

 
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Monday, June 20, 2016 11:39 AM

Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN

Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN, has been elected President-Elect of AARP Board of Directors. In this role, she will provide leadership at key meetings and advance AARP's mission to strengthen communities and fight for issues that matter most to families.  

Dr. Georges is President of the National Black Nurses Foundation and Chairperson of the Department of Nursing at Lehman College of the City University of New York. She serves on the Board of the Black Women’s Health Study and R.A.I.N., Inc. Previously, Dr. Georges was a staff nurse, team leader, supervisor and district manager for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. She is committed to improving the health of the disadvantaged and minorities and has worked to develop international relationships with schools of nursing world-wide.

Dr. Georges was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 1991.

 
 
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Friday, June 10, 2016 10:42 AM

Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, was inducted as president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) at the conclusion of the ACNM Annual Meeting on May 26, 2016. She has been active in ACNM for nearly 30 years. Prior to her term as President-elect, she was chair of the Division of Standards and Practice and leads the Healthy Birth Initiative subcommittee tasked with creating BirthTOOLS.org.

Dr. Kane Low is the Associate Dean for Practice and Professional Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) and a U-M associate professor of Nursing, Women’s Studies, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her research focuses on evidence-based practices to promote optimal childbirth outcomes. 

Dr. Kane Low was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2014.

 
 
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