Lisa Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia, has been appointed a Penn Fellow by Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost Anita Allen, according to a news release.
The Penn Fellow program provides a select group of campus leaders with an opportunity to build university-wide networks, think strategically about higher education and learn more about Penn and its programs by interacting informally with members of the universitys executive team, according to the release.
Lewis is a nationally renowned health equities scholar and has served on the White House Forum on Women and the Economy as well as on Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius panel on the State of Black Womens Health, according to the release.
Lewis serves as chair of the University Senate committee on faculty development, diversity and equity, and received the Forum of Executive Women Award for Emerging Leaders.
Lewis has developed and implemented programing called Diversity Discourse across the Disciplines. The program gives Gregory College House residents an opportunity to engage in an in-depth exploration of diversity issues through interactive discussions and activities with Penn faculty experts and university personnel from varied academic disciplines, according to the release.