On Nov. 17, 11 nurses were named fellows of the New York Academy of Medicine. To include more RNs, Academy President Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, initiated the formation of a Nursing Special Interest Group to explore ways to assure the nursing perspective and expertise is engaged in NYAMs education, research, community engagement and policy leadership.
Effective interdisciplinary collaboration will be fundamental to tackling the priority areas of the academys work and the challenges of healthcare reform in the years to come, Boufford said. Our nurses will play a critical role in promoting these collaborations and helping us to develop effective initiatives in individual and community-based prevention, promoting healthy environments and coordinated care models for older persons, and the elimination of health disparities.Nurse fellow nominator Diana Mason, RN, left, poses with academy nurse fellow Barbara Glickstein, RN, center, and nominator Connie Vance, RN.
The following nurses were inducted into the academy: Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, Moehlman Bascom professor of nursing at University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing; Elizabeth Gross Cohn, RN, DNSc, assistant professor of nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing; Keville C. Frederickson, RN, EdD, FAAN, director of the doctoral program in nursing at the CUNY Graduate Center and professor and director of research and scholarship at Lehman College; Catherine Georges, RN, EdD, FAAN, associate professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at Lehman College; Barbara Glickstein, RN, MS, an independent health writer for Continuum Center for Health and Healing and the American Journal of Nursing, senior producer for Healthstyles radio program on WBAI and health reporter for Martha Stewart Living Radio; Marianne Jeffreys, RN, EdD, professor in the Health Sciences Department at the CUNY Graduate Center and in the nursing department at the College of Staten Island; Stephen Marrone, RN-BC, EdD, CTN-A, deputy nursing director at the Institute of Continuous Learning Nursing Education, Professional Practice, and Research/Center for Community Health Promotion and Wellness at State University of New York SUNY Downstate Medical Center; Donna M. Nickitas, RN, PhD, professor of nursing at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and program coordinator of the nursing and public administration interdisciplinary program between Hunter and Baruch colleges; Kathleen M. Nokes, RN, PhD, FAAN, professor and director of the graduate nursing program at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and associate program director of community education and community engagement liaison in the Clinical Translational Science Center of Weill Cornell Medical College; Nancy Reame, RN, PhD, FAAN, Mary Dickey Lindsey professor of nursing and director of the doctor of nursing science program at Columbia University, director, pilot and collaborative translational studies resource with the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University; and Hila Richardson, RN, DrPH, professor and associate dean of the undergraduate program of nursing, director of continuing education, and director of community partnerships at the New York University College of Nursing.