Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, a world-renowned expert in health policy and geriatric medicine, has been named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s ’25 medical pioneers to celebrate this Black History Month.’ She has joint appointments in Penn Nursing, the Perelman School of Medicine, and the Wharton School.
The biennial award honors the best scholarly qualities that Dr. Fagin, the School’s third Dean, exemplified. It is given to a Penn Nursing faculty member, or a graduate from the School’s doctoral program, who has made a distinguished contribution to nursing scholarship. Dr. Bruner will deliver the lecture ‘Inspiration, Innovation and Impact’ virtually during the award presentation on April 15, 2021 from 3-4:30 PM EST.
All the honorees will be recognized during our virtual, end of the year event on Thursday, May 27, 2021 3-5 PM EST.
Three of Philadelphia’s top hospitals are now run by nurses—who are also Penn alumnae. So what makes nurses such a natural fit for executive leadership?
The PhD degree prepares nurse scientists to advance knowledge through research that improves health, translates into policy, and enhances education. However, as the role of the nurse has changed, and health care has grown more complex, there is a need to re-envision how PhD programs can attract, retain, and create the nurse-scientists of the future and improve patient care.