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2009 American Academy of Nursing New Fellow Inductees

October 19, 2009

Professor Nancy Artinian, PhD, associate dean for research and director of the Center for Health Research at Wayne State University's College of Nursing, has been named a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She was selected for her outstanding achievements in the nursing profession. Artinian and 97 nurse leaders will be inducted Nov. 7 at the academy's annual Awards Ceremony and Induction Banquet in Atlanta, Ga.

The academy is constituted to anticipate national and international trends in health care and address resulting issues of health care knowledge and policy. Not only is the invitation to Fellowship recognition of one's accomplishments within the nursing profession, but it also affords an opportunity to work with other leaders in health care in addressing the issues of the day. The academy's mission is to serve the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge.

Artinian's sustained program of funded research has focused on cardiovascular health and health disparities. She has received grants from numerous agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and Metro Health Foundation. She is co-principal investigator of the Center for Urban and African American Health at Wayne State University and principal investigator of one of its funded projects to test the use of a dyad support intervention on self-management skills and health outcomes among African Americans enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation. Recent studies are among the first to incorporate the use of cutting-edge technology to affect positive health outcomes. They include randomized clinical trials to test an Internet-based self-care and medication compliance device for heart failure patients and to test home blood pressure telemonitoring to assist hypertensive African Americans achieve blood pressure control.

Artinian's professional leadership roles have included serving as an at-large member of the Leadership Committee and chair of the Prevention Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing of the American Heart Association, and vice president of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing.

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Wayne State University is a premier urban research university offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 31,000 students.