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Three Duquesne Faculty Named American Academy of Nursing Fellows

Three Duquesne University School of Nursing faculty members have been selected for induction as fellows to the prestigious American Academy of Nursing (AAN). The fellowships recognize individuals for their leadership in education, management and policy, and their work to improve the health of the nation.  

Dr. Linda Goodfellow, Dr. Lenore Resick and Dr. Rick Zoucha will be inducted as fellows during the AAN's Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference on Saturday, Oct. 18, in Washington, D.C.  

"Selection into the academy is an honor bestowed to less than one percent of nurses," said Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow. "Duquesne is among the elite schools of nursing to have three new fellows inducted this year, which speaks to the caliber of our faculty."  

Goodfellow, a clinical associate professor of nursing, chairs Duquesne University's Institutional Review Board. Resick, a clinical professor of nursing, is the Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Community Outreach and is executive director of the Community-Based Health and Wellness Center for Older Adults. Zoucha, a professor of nursing, is the new chair of graduate nursing programs.  

Selection criteria for the fellows include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and healthcare, and sponsorship by two current AAN fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee's nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and wellbeing of all.  

"The American Academy of Nursing welcomes this stellar cohort of new fellows," said AAN President Dr. Diana Mason. "As clinicians, researchers, educators, executives and leaders in all sectors of our society, they are joining the nation's thought leaders in nursing and healthcare."

The AAN serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Its more than 2,200 fellows are nursing's most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice and research. 

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.