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Betty Bekemeier Inducted as Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

On October 15, 2011, the American Academy of Nursing inducted NWCPHP faculty member, Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, as a 2011 Fellow.

October 24, 2011

On October 15, 2011, the American Academy of Nursing inducted its 2011 Fellows at the 38th Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, DC. NWCPHP faculty member, Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, was among three University of Washington School of Nursing faculty to receive this honor.

"Selection for membership in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing," commented Academy President Catherine L. Gilliss when the 142 inductees were announced in early June. "Academy Fellows are truly experts. The Academy Fellowship represents the nation's top nurse researchers, policymakers, scholars, executives, educators, and practitioners."

Fellows are selected for making significant contributions to nursing and health care. This includes the extent to which their careers have influenced health policies and health care delivery for the benefit of all Americans.

Bekemeier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health Nursing. Her research with state and local health departments has promoted innovation in public health systems to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes. To date, 12 states and their local public health practice-based research partners have formally partnered with Bekemeier to examine how to better meet the needs of their communities.

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