Fellowships in the American Academy of Nursing announced – June 2016

8 September 2016

The American Academy of Nursing is a leading nursing organization, dedicated to advancing health policy and practice and celebrating nursing knowledge. Fellowship in the Academy is a significant honour for nurses, conferring recognition of their elite skills and knowledge,

In 2015, five members of the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing were successfully inducted into the Academy; we are delighted to announce that in October 2016 two more faculty members will be inducted into the Academy.

Kelly Metcalfe, RN, PhD is the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Limited-Term Professor in Cancer Genetics. She is an internationally renowned researcher in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and has focused particularly on BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in breast cancer. Her research has made significant contributions to changes in practice for women at high risk of developing breast cancer, which in turn has significant implications for the health of affected women and their families.

Freida Chavez, RN, MHSc, DNP, is Associate Professor and Director, Global Affairs at Bloomberg Nursing. Professor Chavez has a particular interest in nursing education, international collaborations, and global health. She has significant international experience through her role as a Fellow at the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Health Promotion at the University of Toronto, as well as serving as a mental health and global health expert for the International Council of Nurses in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Faculty now counts 11 faculty members as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing, testament to the high quality of nursing research and education our faculty members generate.