Sally S. Cohen Selected as Distinguished Institute of Medicine Nurse Scholar-in-Residence

Congratulations to Sally S. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Virginia P. Crenshaw Endowed Chair and Director of RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at UNM! She has been selected as the 2014–2015 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, from September 1, 2014, through August 30, 2015. Dr. Cohen’s scholarship focuses on children’s health, and she has a longstanding interest in policies to prevent bullying among young children. During her year at IOM, she will have the opportunity to research these areas and be part of interdisciplinary policy discussions. This experience will also enrich her ability to lead nurses seeking to influence health policy and improve child health outcomes.

Shana Judge, PhD, JD, will be Interim Director during Dr. Cohen’s 12-month leave. Dr. Judge has worked with the RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative for 2 years as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Her interdisciplinary background in public policy and her expertise in quantitative data analysis are major contributors to the scientific rigor of the health policy curriculum and research at the College of Nursing.

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