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Brawner Appointed Vice-Chair of Advisory Committee

Bridgette Brawner, PhD, APRN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) National Advisory Committee.

“As Vice-Chair of this amazing group, I look forward to having a hand in preparing the next generation of psychiatric/mental health scholars,” said Brawner. “To date, the fellowship program has made a tremendous impact on transforming research and treatment for underserved groups, and I am honored to serve with them as we move forward.”

The National Advisory Committee advises MFP staff in their goals; assists in developing partnerships with professional, academic, and clinical institutions; and solicits support by individuals and groups for the initiative.

MFP’s overall mission is to increase the number of educated nurses from under-represented ethnic minority groups in order to:

  • Conduct research about psychiatric/mental health issues and problems with minority populations across the life span;
  • Assume leadership roles in the initiation of scientific investigations about phenomena that occur among ethnic/minority populations; and
  • Expand psychiatric/mental health literature about minority populations across the life span, and function as members of interdisciplinary research and treatment teams with the intent of improving the mental health status of ethnic/minority populations.

Brawner’s one-year term commences on January 1, 2017 and will end on December 31, 2017.