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11 Georgia nurses named American Academy of Nursing 2019 fellows

The American Academy of Nursing on Tuesday announced the names of 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders elected as 2019 Academy fellows. Eleven Georgia nurses will be among those inducted at the upcoming AAN policy conference in October.

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Fellows come from 17 different countries, 38 states and the District of Columbia.

To earn a spot in the Academy, which currently recognizes more than 2,600 nurse leaders “for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of the public’s health through evidence and innovation,” fellows undergo a rigorous, competitive selection process. The AAN’s committee of elected fellows sifts through hundreds of applications each year.

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“I am proud to welcome this incredible class of leaders to the American Academy of Nursing,” Academy president Karen Cox said in a statement. “Their amazing accomplishments have changed health and health care across the country and around the globe. I look forward to celebrating the new fellows at our 2019 policy conference and working with them in the future so that our collective knowledge can impact and influence health policy.”

The 2019 policy conference will be held in Washington, D.C. between Oct. 24 and Oct. 26.

Meet the Georgia inductees:

  • Jinbing Bai, PhD, MSN, RN (Emory University)
  • Noreen Bernard, EdD, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC (Emory Healthcare)
  • Eve Heemann Byrd, DNP, MPH, NP (The Carter Center)
  • Rasheeta Chandler-Coley, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP (Emory University)
  • Tim Cunningham, DrPH, MSN, RN (Emory Healthcare)
  • Michelle Dynes, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, CNM, FACNM (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Deena E. Gilland, DNP, RN, NEA-BC (Emory Healthcare)
  • Theresa Wicklin Gillespie, PhD, MA, RN (Emory University)
  • Patricia Jean Moreland, PhD, CPNP-PC (Emory University)
  • Carolyn Miller Reilly, PhD, RN, CHFN-K, CNE, FAHA (Emory University)
  • Mary Zellinger, MN, RN, ANP-BC, CCNS, CCRN-CSC, FCCM (Emory University Hospital)

This story has been updated. A previous version did not include an eleventh fellow, Tim Cunningham of Emory Healthcare.

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