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American Academy of Nursing Announces New Fellows

Eleven nursing professionals with ties to Penn Nursing will be inducted as 2023 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). One is a current Penn Nursing faculty member and an alumna; nine are Penn Nursing alumni; and one has been named an honorary Fellow. All of the inductees will be honored at a ceremony during the AAN’s 2023 Health Policy Conference, taking place on October 5-7, 2023.

August 09, 2023

Our Penn Nursing faculty inductee is Lauren Massimo, PhD, CRNP, GNu’05, GNu’09, GR’14, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences

Penn Nursing Alumni

  • Kelley Baumgartel, PhD, RN, Nu’06
  • Christina Calamaro, PhD, PPCNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, GR’05
  • Nicholas Giordano, PhD, RN, Nu’15, GR’18, GRW’18
  • Kelly Wiltse Nicely, PhD, CRNA, FAANA, Nu’01, GR’10
  • Anne Pohnert, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Nu’98, GNu’99
  • Julie Blumenfeld, DNP, CNM, GNu’97
  • Michelle Kelly, PhD, PPNP-BC, NNP, CNE, FAANP, GNu’97
  • Lisa Cantore Letzkus, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC, GNu’08
  • Juh Hyun Shin, PhD, RN, GNu’03

Honorary Fellow

We are happy to share that James Buchan, PhD, DPM, MA, a former Fellow in Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, has been named an honorary Fellow.

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.

Living Legends

This year we also have two nursing professionals with ties to Penn Nursing, who have been designated as Living Legends. They are Penn Nursing’s Martha A.Q. Curley, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and the Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing Science at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; and our alumna Pamela F. Cipriano, HUP’76, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. This honor is bestowed upon a person who has made significant contributions to nursing and health care over the course of their career. It is the Academy’s highest honor.

Congratulations to all!

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