News Release: School of Nursing

Nov. 9,  2009

Emory Lecture to Address Preventing Patient Falls and Improving Safety

News Article ImageDeanna Gray-Miceli, PhD


2009 David C. Jowers Lecture - "Quality and safety in the post-fall aftermath: Patient responses & nursing assessment"


Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 4 p.m.


Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Room 101
1520 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, 30322 
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Free and open to the community. To RSVP, call 404-712-9633.


Deanna Gray-Miceli, PhD, GNP, CRNP, FAANP Deanna Gray-Miceli serves as associate professor and director of clinical affairs at Widener University in Chester, Penn., and adjunct assistant professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is also an invited consultant to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services for statewide fall prevention initiatives.

Gray-Miceli has devoted her clinical and research career to evaluation and care of older adults who fall. She founded and directed one of the first academic nurse-managed Fall Assessment and Prevention Program's in the country. Her research program includes the development, validation and feasibility testing of a comprehensive post-fall assessment tool as a nursing intervention for the secondary prevention of falls by older nursing home residents.

She is the author, along with colleagues, of "The Falls Handbook" and has authored many book chapters related to fall prevention in the elderly. Gray-Miceli is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Gerontological Society of America.


The annual David C. Jowers Lecture is funded through an endowment established by the family and friends of David Jowers to enhance awareness of important health care issues, and especially care quality and safety.


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service.

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