On Aug. 27, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation named 12 outstanding nursing faculty from across the nation who have been chosen to participate in its Nurse Faculty Scholars program. Two of the faculty members named hail from the West.
Matthew Gallek, RN, PhD, CNRN, assistant professor at the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona, Tucson, was named for his research in using genetics and genomics to influence nursing care and practice in the management of patients suffering from brain injury. Andrea M. Landis, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle, was named for her research addressing the relationship between sleep and obesity in adolescents, examining the effects of sleep deprivation on body composition, diet, food cravings, activity, metabolic and endocrine function, and stress in a group of adolescents.
The RWJF program aims to strengthen the academic productivity and excellence of nursing schools by developing the next generation of leaders in academic nursing. It is providing $28 million to five cohorts of outstanding junior nursing faculty to promote their academic careers, support their research and reduce the nurse faculty shortage. This is the fifth cohort of RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars.
Each scholar receives a three-year, $350,000 grant to pursue research, leadership training and mentoring from senior faculty at his or her institution.
To learn more, visit www.NurseFacultyScholars.org.