2011 Living Legends - American Academy of Nursing

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2011 Living Legends - American Academy of Nursing

2011 LIVING LEGENDS A m e r i c a n A c a d e m y o f N u r s i n gADA SUE HINSHAWP h D , R N , F a a nBest known for her contributionsto nursing research and educationas well as health policy, Ada SueHinshaw has held several leadershippositions during her career. Inacademia, she is Dean and Professorat the Graduate School of Nursing,Uniformed Services University of theHealth Sciences (2008 to present)and Dean/Professor Emeritus at theUniversity of Michigan, School ofNursing (1994 to 2006). Dr. Hinshawwas the first permanent Directorof the National Center for NursingResearch and the first Director ofthe National Institute of NursingResearch (1987 to 1994). Active inhealth policy, she was President ofthe American Academy of Nursing(1991 to 2001), on the GoverningCouncil for the Institute of Medicine(1999 to 2002), Vice-Chair of the (2002to 2003) study panel for Keeping Patients Safe: Transformingthe Work Environment for Nurses (2004) and served as AAN/ANF/IOM Scholar-in-Residence (2006-2007).Providing initial leadership to the new nursing researchentity at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Hinshawwas the first permanent Director of the National Centerof Nursing Research and the first Director of the NationalInstitute of Nursing Research. She led the Institute in itssupport of valuable research and research training in manyareas of nursing science, such as disease prevention, healthpromotion, acute and chronic illness, and the environmentsthat enhance nursing care patient outcomes. Additionally, Dr.Hinshaw was the Director of Nursing research at the UniversityMedical Center’s Department of Nursing; and she has heldprogram leadership positions at the University of California,San Francisco and the University ofKansas.Throughout her career, Dr. Hinshawhas conducted nursing researchfocusing on quality of care, patientoutcomes, measurement of suchoutcomes, and building positivework environments for nurses. Shehas given hundreds of presentationsand her findings have been widelypublished in numerous articles andbooks. In addition, Dr. Hinshawhas served on numerous scientificadvisory committees and task forces,has been a visiting professor atvarious schools of nursing, andhas been involved with manyprofessional organizations.Dr. Hinshaw has received manyawards including the MidwestNursing Research Society LifetimeAchievement Award, the Health Leader of the Year Awardfrom the United States Public Health Service, the ElizabethMcWilliams Miller Award for Excellence in Nursing Researchfrom Sigma Theta Tau, the Distinguished Leader Award fromthe National Institute of Nursing Research, the Nurse Scientistof the Year Award from the American Nurses Association,Council of Nurse Researchers, the Walt McDermott Excellencein Services Award from the IOM, the Pioneering Spirit Awardfrom the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, andHonorary Fellowship for Public Policy Award from the New YorkAcademy of Medicine. In addition, she is the recipient of 13Honorary Doctoral Degrees.Dr. Hinshaw received a BS from the University of Kansas, anMSN from Yale University, and a PhD and MA in sociology fromthe University of Arizona.6


2011 LIVING LEGENDS A m e r i c a n A c a d e m y o f N u r s i n gOUR SINCERE THANKS TOCEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTERLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAandUNIVERSITY OF MICHIGANSCHOOL OF NURSINGANN ARBOR, MICHIGANFor sponsorship of the2011 Living Legends Ceremony and Receptionand toGERTRUDE E. SKELLYCHARITABLE FOUNDATIONFor sponsorship of the38th Annual Meeting and Conference

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