NURSING RESEARCHERS RECOGNIZED AS THIS YEAR’S FELLOWS OF AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NURSING
More and more nursing researchers have been recognized for their valuable contributions to the field of medical research.
In an article, University at Buffalo School of Nursing faculty members Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, and Sharon Hewner, PhD, were named 2018 class of American Academy of Nursing fellows.
AAN fellows are acknowledged for their contributions to nursing and health care and their influence on health care policy. Honorees include college deans, government administrators, and scientific researchers from 29 countries.
Chang who’s also a fellow of the Health Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America, earned a doctorate in nursing from Saint Louis University, and both a master’s degree in psychiatric and mental health nursing and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Kaohsiung Medical University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
She focuses research concerning mental health, prescription drug misuse and addictions in older adults, and caregiving and medication management for individuals with dementia. In her lead, she found that more than 90 % of people caring for a family member with dementia experience poor sleep quality, that college education is linked to opioid misuse among baby boomers, and that motivational interviewing is an effective tool at curbing opioid misuse in older adults.
On the other hand, Hewner who earned a doctorate in anthropology from UB, and both a master’s degree in gerontological nursing and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Rochester, focuses research on transitions of care, and health services and informatics. Her research includes the discovery that post-discharge telephone calls may reduce hospital readmission rates for high-risk patients, and the development of an automated discharge summary that could quicken communication between hospitals and primary care physicians from weeks to hours.
“We are delighted that these two talented, accomplished researchers will be inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing,” says UB School of Nursing Dean Marsha Lewis, PhD, who was inducted as an AAN fellow in 2013.
“The impact of their research nationally and internationally is clearly evident in this AAN fellowship, an elite group including approximately 2,500 nurse leaders (of more than 3 million professional nurses in the U.S.) who have been recognized by their peers as accomplishing extraordinary milestones in their nursing careers. Drs. Chang and Hewner join a number of faculty in the UB School of Nursing who are fellows of the academy.”
Chang and Hewner, along with other distinguished nurse leaders in the 2018 class of fellows, will be recognized at the AAN 2018 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference on Nov. 3, in Washington, D.C.
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