November 24, 2010 - Dr. Janet L. Grady, chairperson of the Division of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, has been selected for Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Grady was one of only 116 nurse leaders in the country inducted during the Academy’s 37th Annual Meeting and Conference on November 13 in Washington, D.C.
“Selection for membership in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing,” said Academy President Catherine. Gilliss, DNSc, RN, FAAN. “Academy Fellows are truly experts. The Academy Fellowship represents the nation’s top nurse researchers, policymakers, scholars, executives, and practitioners.”
Criteria for selection include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and each nominee also must be sponsored by two current Academy Fellows. A panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows selects the new Fellows based, in part, on the extent to which the nominees’ nursing careers influence health policies and health care delivery for the benefit of all Americans.
Dr. Grady joined Pitt-Johnstown in 2007 as director of the Nursing program, having taught in the program from 1993-2000. Her career has included several leadership positions, including Associate Professor and Associate Academic Dean at Mount Aloysius College; Chief Nursing Officer and Principal Partner, Clinical Services and Performance Improvement for Windber Medical Center; and Instructor and later Term Coordinator in the Conemaugh School of Nursing where she taught medical/surgical and leadership theory and served as a member of the Curriculum and Program Evaluation Committees. She received her Doctor of Public Health degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and her MS in nursing and BA in education (foreign language) from Pitt.
Dr. Grady was also honored recently by the Canadian Society of Telehealth (CST) as the recipient of the CST Award for Innovative Use of Store and Forward Technology. The award recognized Dr. Grady’s work as Principal Investigator on the Henry M. Jackson Foundation’s “Diabetes Care for Adolescents” Project.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College,” by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.” Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
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