Professors, alumni named fellows of nursing academy

Minority Nursing Program

Four UIC nursing professors and five alumni from the College of Nursing were inducted as fellows by the American Academy of Nursing.

Sandra Drozda Burke, Eileen Danaher Hacker, Brigid Lusk and Linda McCreary are the latest AAN fellows at UIC, along with alumni Mollie Cummins, Lisa Kane Low, Leslie Nicoll, Mark Pershall and Wendy Lee Mann Woith.

Burke, clinical associate professor of biobehavioral health science, is director of the Urbana regional campus. Her research focuses on diabetes education and management. She is a fellow and former president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Hacker, associate professor of biobehavioral health science, studies oncology health care to improve quality of life during intensive cancer therapy or other chronic illnesses.

Lusk, adjunct clinical professor of health systems science, is expanding the college’s collection of historical nursing documents and artifacts in the Midwest Nursing History Research Center. She received the Teresa Christy Award from the American Association for the History of Nursing.

McCreary, clinical assistant professor of health systems science, is director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Health Leadership Office. She studies HIV prevention and support in Malawi. She received the College of Nursing’s 2012 Beverly J. McElmurry Award for Contributions to International Nursing and the Pinnacle Award.

The academy, which has 2,200 members, selected 168 fellows this year.

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