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American Academy of Nursing Announces New Fellows

Eighteen nursing professionals, including Penn Nursing alumni, will be inducted as 2020 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). All of the inductees will be honored at the Academy’s Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference to be held virtually October 29-31, 2020. 

This year’s honorees are:

  • Sigrid Ladores, PhD, RN, PNP, CNE, Nu’97, GNu’02
  • Victoria Pak, PhD, RN, MTR, MS, Nu’05, GR’06, GNu’08, GR’11
  • Paule Joseph, PhD, MS, FNP-BC, CTN-B, GR’15
  • Tonya Schneidereith, PhD, CRNP, PPCNP-Bc, CPNP-AC, CNE, CHSE-A, GNu’94
  • Elissa Ladd, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, Nu’80
  • Nancy Street, ScD, PPCNP-BC, RN, GNu’84
  • Laura Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC, CARN-AP, FAANP, Nu’89, GNu’91
  • Patricia Dunphy Suplee, PhD, RNC-OB, GNu’92, GR’00
  • Janet Van Cleave, PhD, Nu’94, GNu’95
  • Mary Jane Hanson, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, CNS, ACNS-BC, FAANP, GNu’87, GNC’94, GR’95
  • Mary Beth Kingston, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, GNu’79
  • Bette Mariani, PhD, RN, ANEF, GNu’85
  • Melissa O’Connor, PhD, MBA, RN, FGSA, GR’12
  • Eunhee Cho, PhD, RN, GR’05, GNu’06
  • Eun-Hi Kong, PhD, RN, GR’06
  • Yeur-Hur Lai, RN, GNu’88
  • G.J. Melendez Torres, DPhil, RN MFPH, Nu’11, W’11
  • Margaret McCabe, PhD, RN, Adjunct Professor at Penn Nursing, and Director of Nursing Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Fellow selection criteria include 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.