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New, National Leadership Role for Penn Nursing Professor is a First

Penn Nursing’s Sharon Y. Irving, PhD, CRNP, FCCM, FAAN, FASPEN, is the first nurse, nurse practitioner, and woman of African-American heritage to be elected Vice President of ASPEN, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Her term begins June 1, 2024. Irving, Irving, who was recently promoted to full Professor effective July 1, is also the Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Chair in Nutrition, and Vice-Chair of Graduate Education in the Department of Family and Community Health.

May 06, 2024

Founded in 1976, ASPEN is a multi-professional, interdisciplinary professional organization whose members are involved in the research and provision of clinical nutrition therapies across the lifespan. With members from around the world, ASPEN is a community of dietitians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, scientists, students, and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research, and education. Currently, there are 5500 members in ASPEN.

The Vice President of ASPEN’s has responsibility for monitoring progress in the implementation and updating of the Society’s strategic plan. In the absence of the President or the President-Elect, or in the event of their inability or refusal to act, the Vice President performs the duties of the President. As Vice President, Irving will automatically succeed to the office of President-Elect (2025), then President (2026), then Immediate Past President (2027). Her term on the Board will end on May 30, 2028.

“We are incredibly lucky and grateful for Dr. Irving’s guidance and leadership. Her vast experience as a nurse practitioner and educator and her unwavering dedication to enhancing patients’ lives provides a unique perspective that will be extremely valuable in ASPEN’s mission to widen and increase our influence as an interprofessional organization,” noted Wanda Johnson, CMP, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of ASPEN.

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