The American Academy of Nursing will induct Barbara Velsor-Friedrich, RN, PhD, as a fellow at the academys 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C., according to a news release. Velsor-Friedrich serves as a professor and director of the doctoral program at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Maywood, Ill.
The academy is honoring Velsor-Friedrich for creating intervention programs to improve asthma self-care in low-income minority children and teens; achieving asthma control and maintaining healthy weight in minority teens; and enhancing resilience to stress and violence exposure in low-income, urban African-American adolescents.
The academy fellows represent more than 2,200 of the top nurse researchers, policymakers, scholars, executives, educators and practitioners from the U.S. and 24 countries.
I am honored to join this esteemed group of leaders in nursing and healthcare, Velsor-Friedrich said in the release. I look forward to working with the fellows to further advance the profession of nursing in this changing healthcare environment.
Selection criteria includes significant contributions to nursing and healthcare along with sponsorship by two academy fellows.