The Duke University School of Nursing welcomed its newest class to the Emerging Leaders Program during a kickoff celebration this week. This is the second group of nursing professionals chosen to participant in the year-long professional development program.
The Emerging Leaders Program is a collaboration between the School of Nursing and Duke Learning & Organization Development, a unit within Duke Human Resources. Participants were nominated by Duke Nursing staff members and the Executive Leadership Team. The participants will gather for six sessions, which will feature coursework and opportunities to hear from Duke leaders, including the university president and leaders from the School of Nursing.
In their sessions, participants will explore situational leadership, project management, budgeting, conflict resolution, and communication and presentation skills. There will also be group projects in between sessions that tackle issues relevant to the School of Nursing.
Libby Joyce, director of the Office of Institutional Research for Duke Nursing and a graduate of the program’s first class, was selected to speak at the kickoff celebration where she told the newest class of participants:
“I have a sneaking feeling that over this next year, you’re going to be challenging yourself. And you’re going to be challenging others in this process. You’re going to be discovering new talents and discovering things in yourself that might surprise you. You’re going to make new friends, mentors and allies in this process. I think it’s going to be surprising what you learn.”
To learn more about Duke Nursing’s Emerging Leaders Program and newest class of participants, visit here.
The New York Academy of Medicine will honor Dr. Terry Fulmer at the 169th Anniversary Discourse and Awards on November 3, 2016. Recipients for the prestigious annual rewards are recognized for their individual contributions in health policy, public health, clinical practice, biomedical research, and any significant contributions made to the Academy.
Each of the individuals being recognized this year have made significant contributions to the health of the public through innovative research, practice, policy, or programs addressing the complex determinants of health. Dr. Fulmer, President of the John A. Hartford Foundation, is being awarded for Exceptional Service to the Academy for her distinguished service on the Academy’s Board of Trustees. This includes her position as Vice-Chair and her active engagement in policy work for the Academy, particularly its Age-friendly NYC initiative.
Dr. Fulmer is being honored along with:
- Richard P. Lifton, MD, PhD, President-Elect of the Rockefeller University. He will receive the Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science for his seminal work in human genetics and genomics that identified mutations and clarified biochemical mechanisms for hypertension, leading to more effective prevention and treatment.
- David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, President of the Commonwealth Fund. He will receive the Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Health Policy, namely for his service as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology under President Obama. During his service he implemented one of the largest publicly funded infrastructure investments the nation has ever made, and continued contributions toward advancing a high performance health system in the US.
- Linda Rosenstock, MD, MPH, Dean Emeritus of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She will receive the Stephen Smith Award for Distinguished Contributions in Public Health for her leadership in occupational and environmental health while director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and academia in making work environments safer for millions of Americans.
- David L. Olds, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Nursing, and Public Health, and Director of the Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He will receive the John Stearns Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Clinical Practice for developing the home visiting program known as the Nurse-Family Partnership (FNP), a highly effective intervention for improving health and social outcomes for first time, at-risk pregnant women. [et_bloom_inline optin_id=optin_19]
As part of the annual awards event, the Academy will also welcome Donna Shalala, PhD, President of the Clinton Foundation and former Secretary for Health and Human Services, to deliver the 169th Anniversary Discourse on the topic of future directions for the health system in America. Dr. Shalala is uniquely qualified to reflect on where we’ve been and provide perspectives on future priorities for the nation’s health during a time of rapid change.