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Congratulations to the Academic Nursing Leaders Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Published October 27, 2021

AACN would like to congratulate the nurses and nursing school faculty who were appointed as members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Election to NAM is a high honor that recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Among the 100 new members elected this year were:

Jessica Gill, PhD, RN, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. For reporting (along with her team) that acute plasma tau predicts prolonged return to play after a sport-related concussion.

Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, FAAN, contributing scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For her career-long dedication to advancing the science on climate change and health, particularly in the area of disaster nursing.

Sarah Loeb Szanton, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and Patricia M. Davidson Health Equity and Social Justice Endowed Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. For pioneering new approaches to reducing health disparities among low-income older adults.

Shannon Nicole Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, director, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health. For research on the built environment in racial/ethnic minority and low-income neighborhoods that enriched understanding of the factors that influence health and contribute to health disparities, demonstrating the need for multilevel approaches to improve health and achieve health equity.

Guillermo Prado, PhD, MS, vice provost, faculty affairs; dean, Graduate School; and professor of nursing and health studies, and public health sciences and psychology, University of Miami. For his scholarship in prevention science, and for his effective youth- and family-focused HIV and substance-use prevention interventions, which have been scaled throughout school systems and clinical settings in the U.S. and Latin America.

Click here to review the NAM press announcement.

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