In recognition of their significant contributions to nursing and health care, Glenna Dowling and Janice Humphreys of the UCSF School of Nursing have been selected as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.
They are among 55 nurse leaders who will be inducted as fellows during the Academy's 33rd annual meeting on November 11, 2006, in Miami, Florida. More than 50 UCSF nurses are Fellows of the Academy.
In a statement announcing the 2006 inductees, Academy President Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, said, "The Academy is comprised of many of the nation's top nursing executives, policy makers, scholars, researchers, and practitioners. Induction into the Academy represents an esteemed honor and recognition of outstanding achievement."
Fellows are selected based on the recommendations of current fellows and evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care. Selection is based, in part, on the extent to which nominees' nursing careers influence health policies for the benefit of all Americans.
Glenna A. Dowling, RN, PhD, is professor and chair of the UCSF School of Nursing Department of Physiological Nursing, associate director of the John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, and director of research at the Institute on Aging, a nonprofit in San Francisco. Dowling is a leader in designing improvements in health-care delivery for older adults with neurological impairments. She served on the NIH committee that developed national government research priorities for Alzheimer's disease, providing recommendations from a nursing perspective that continue to help guide research today. She was a member of the NIH Parkinson's Disease Agenda Implementation Review Committee, and co-founded the UCSF Parkinson's Disease Clinic and Research Center, designated by the National Parkinson's Foundation as a Center of Excellence. She also represents nursing on the California Academic Geriatric Resource Program
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University of California - San Francisco