Seven leaders named nursing fellows

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Three Emory faculty members and two alumni were inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. Lynn Sibley leads the Center for Research on Maternal and Newborn Survival, part of the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing. Sibley is the principal investigator for a project to demonstrate and leverage community-based models to improve maternal and newborn care in rural Ethiopia, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The $8.12 million Gates grant is the largest ever awarded to the nursing school.

Susan Grant is chief nursing officer for Emory Healthcare, associate dean for clinical leadership in the School of Nursing, and an honorary alumna. She helped establish the dedicated education units at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM). A new unit will open soon at Wesley Woods Hospital. Grant served as the school’s interim dean for 10 months.

Mary Gullatte 81MN, associate chief nursing officer of EUHM, has been an Emory oncology nurse for more than 30 years. She previously directed nursing, oncology, and transplant services for Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute. Gullatte has received awards for editing the Clinical Guide to Antineoplastic Therapy: A Chemotherapy Handbook and the textbook Nursing Management: Principles and Practice.

Kim D. Jones 89MN, associate professor of nursing at Oregon Health & Science University, has done pioneering research to better understand the neuroendocrine pathophysiology related to exercise in people with fibromyalgia. Her goal is to improve fibromyalgia symptoms, especially for the disproportionate number of women affected.

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Anne Turner-Henson 73Ox 79MN is professor of nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a longtime advocate for children’s health, conducting research to test innovative models of care for children with asthma and exposure reduction to secondhand smoke and household chemicals.

Marcia Holstad is a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Holstad currently leads the NIH-funded Music Project to educate and motivate HIV-positive people to adhere to antiretroviral therapy. The project builds on the success of a motivational project she developed for HIV-positive minority women in Atlanta.

Adjunct faculty member Patricia Riley is a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. A captain with the U.S. Public Health Service, Riley is a senior technical adviser in the Division of Global HIV/AIDS with the CDC’s Center for Global Health. She works with the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing to improve the collection of health workforce data in Zimbabwe and Kenya.

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