The American Academy of Nursing is a leading nursing organization, dedicated to advancing health policy and practice and celebrating nursing knowledge. The Academy’s Fellows are recognized as nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. Fellowship in the Academy is a significant honour for nurses, conferring recognition of their elite skills and knowledge. The Academy is currently comprised of more than 2,500 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers.
In 2018, three Bloomberg Nursing faculty members have been selected to be among this group of highly distinguished nurse leaders. The inductees will be honoured at a ceremony to be held during the Academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, which will take place November 1-3, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
Doris Howell, RN, PhD, is a Professor at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Dr. Howell has an extensive clinical background in cancer care. As a researcher, her main goal is to optimize the quality of cancer care and empower patients as co-producers of health and well-being. At U of T Nursing, Dr. Howell developed the Clinical Nursing Stream – Oncology curriculum in the master’s program. Dr. Howell holds the RBC Chair, Oncology Nursing Research and Education, University Health Network.
Elizabeth Peter, RN, PhD, is a Professor at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Dr. Peter’s scholarship reflects her interdisciplinary background in nursing, philosophy and bioethics. She is the Chair of the Health Sciences Research Ethics Board. In addition, she is the lead faculty member on the Nurse Faculty Mentored Leadership Program of Sigma Theta Tau International and a member of the Joint Centre for Bioethics at U of T.
Robyn Stremler, RN, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Lawerence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Dr. Stremler’s research focuses on ways to improve sleep and related health outcomes for children and their parents. Dr. Stremler’s interests include sleep in infancy through adolescence in both healthy populations and those facing acute and chronic illness, and mobile health approaches to sleep assessment and interventions. She also holds an appointment as an Adjunct Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children. At Bloomberg Nursing, Dr. Stremler has served as Director, PhD Program since 2015.
Bloomberg Nursing now counts 16 faculty members as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing, a testament to the high quality of nursing research and education our faculty members generate.