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American Academy of Nursing Announces New Fellows

Eight nursing professionals with ties to Penn Nursing will be inducted as 2019 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Two are current Penn employees and alumnae; one being a current faculty member; and the other being a program director at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. The additional six are Penn Nursing alumni.

All of the inductees will be honored at a ceremony during the AAN’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, taking place October 24-26, 2019 in Washington, DC. This year’s fellows are:

 Penn Nursing Alumni

  • Deena Kelly Costa, PhD, RN, GNu’11, GR’12
  • Sherry A. Greenberg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAANP, Nu’90, GNu’92, GR’14
  • Carol J. Howe, PhD, RN, CDE, C’83, Nu’85, GNu’88
  • Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, PhD, RN, GNu’85, GR’98
  • Dorothy Wholihan, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, Nu’83
  • Jia-Rong Wu, PhD, RN, GNu’93

 Fellow selection criteria includes evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current AAN fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and wellbeing of all.  Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. The newest addition of fellows within this class represents 38 states, the District of Columbia, as well as 17 countries.