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Nov. 15,  2010

Three Emory Nursing Leaders Named 2010 American Academy of Nursing Fellows

News Article ImageLynn Sibley, associate professor at Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, was among three Emory nursing leaders recently inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

Three Emory nursing leaders have been inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

Susan Grant, MS, RN, NEA, chief nursing officer at Emory Healthcare, Mary Gullatte, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN, associate chief nursing officer at Emory University Hospital Midtown, and Lynn Sibley, PhD, RN, CNM, FACNM, associate professor at Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, were recently inducted during a formal ceremony at the American Academy of Nursing’s 37th Annual Conference and Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Induction into the AAN Fellowship is one of the highest honors in nursing. Fellows are elected through a highly selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to nursing and health care and whose work has influenced nursing practice and health policies benefitting all Americans.

“We are proud to celebrate the induction of three new fellows who have each had a significant impact on improving the health care delivery system and highlighting the contributions that nursing can make,” says Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

Grant has been chief nursing officer at Emory Healthcare since 2006. Prior to joining Emory, Grant, who is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow, served as the chief nursing officer and senior associate administrator for patient care services at the University of Washington Medical Center and as the assistant dean for clinical practice at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Her work in health care over the last several years has been focused on promoting and implementing the practice of patient- and family-centered care in health care systems.

Grant received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia and a master’s degree in psychiatric mental health nursing from the University of South Carolina. She is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Institute for Family-Centered Care and of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

Gullatte, who is chief nursing officer at Emory University Hospital Midtown, has more than 32 years of oncology nursing experience, with a clinical background spanning the specialties of hematology/oncology and blood and marrow stem cell transplantation. In addition to her role with Emory Healthcare, she also holds an adjunct faculty position within the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a master’s degree from Emory University, specializing in adult health with a clinical specialty in oncology; and a PhD in cancer nursing research from the University of Utah. In 1995, she completed a Post Masters Adult Nurse Practitioner program at Emory.

As a nurse practitioner, Gullatte focuses on primary care of the adult population, and has practiced in dual administrative and clinical roles since 1982. Gullatte also served with distinction as an enlisted member of the United States Air Force.

Sibley has been an associate professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing since 2003. She is the director of the Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership, which is a two-and-a-half year initiative to strengthen the delivery of maternal and newborn health services in Ethiopia. This initiative is funded by an $8.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sibley is a Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the American Academy of Nursing. She also is a member of the World Health Organization's Maternal and Perinatal Health Research and Reproductive Epidemiology External Advisory Group, and the International Confederation of Midwives' Midwifery Services Technical Advisory Group.

The AAN is comprised of more than 1,600 nursing leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. The AAN serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge.

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