Editorial| Volume 51, ISSUE 4, P147-148, July 2003

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Nursing outlook's new editorial board

        Daniel J. Pesut, PhD, RN, FAAN,Fig. 1 is currently Professor and Department Chair, Department of Environments for Health, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Pesut has over 28 years of experience in nursing practice, education, administration, and research. Dr. Pesut is a board certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. He has held both academic and nursing service positions and has gained insights and understanding from his experiences as a staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, faculty member, and director of nursing services, associate dean, department chair, consultant, therapist, and trainer. He has served on the Board of Directors for Sigma Theta Tau International (1999-2002) and is currently President-elect (2001-2003) of the International Nursing Honor Society. He will serve as President in the 2003-2005 biennium. Dr. Pesut authored a bi-monthly feature (1997-2002) in Nursing Outlook entitled Future Think, and has served as Assistant Editor for the Education Column of the Journal of Professional Nursing (2000-2002); on the editorial board of Nurse Educator (1982-2002). Through out his career Dr. Pesut has been committed to the development of the critical, creative, and clinical reasoning skills of nurses.
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        Fig. 1Daniel J. Pesut, PhD, RN, FAAN
        Dr Loretta Sweet JemmottFig. 2 is van Amerigen Professor in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Director of the Center for Urban Health Research, and Co-Director of the Center for Health Disparities Research at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. Dr Sweet Jemmott also holds a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the past 12 years, Dr Jemmott has been involved in a number of research projects as a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator, focusing on designing and testing theory-based, culturally sensitive, and developmentally appropriate strategies to reduce HIV risk-associated sexual behaviors among African Americans and Latino populations, funded by the National Institutes of Health. She has published extensively in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention and adolescent sexual behavior. Recently the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has selected her HIV risk-reduction curriculum, entitled “Be Proud! Be Responsible! Strategies to Empower Youth to Reduce Their Risk for AIDS,” as a model curriculum, which is being disseminated nationally as part of the CDC's program, “Research to Classrooms, Programs that Work!”10
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        Fig. 2Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, RN, FAAN
        Dr. Barbara Smith, PhD, FAAN,Fig. 3 holder of the Marie L.O'Koren Endowed Chair in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing is an advanced practice nurse as well as a doctorally prepared exercise physiologist. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine. Her NINR-funded program of research focuses on the use of exercise to improve physiologic parameters as well as quality of life in chronically ill populations. Dr. Smith's past experience includes staff nurse and faculty experience, as well as working for the National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine in Washington, DC as a research associate on a project titled, “What is the Federal Role in Nursing and Nursing Education?” Dr. Smith serves as a reviewer for Research in Nursing & Health, the Journal of Biological Nursing, the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, and the International Journal of Sports Medicine. She served as a regular member of the NINR Initial Review Group for 5 years and as an ad hoc grant reviewer for the NINR, NIAID, and NIMH. Dr. Smith's work is published in areas of physical activity, HIV, chronic illness, and cardiovascular disease.
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        Fig. 3Dr. Barbara Smith, PhD, FAAN
        Annette Flanagin, RN, MA, FAAN,Fig. 4 is Managing Senior Editor for the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) and Director of JAMA Programs, International Activities, and Editorial Processing. Before joining JAMA in 1988, she served as editor of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN). Before that, Ms. Flanagin practiced cardiology nursing. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, with a BS in nursing and an MA in English Literature. Ms. Flanagin has promoted research into human rights and violence, and since 1989 has served as an editor of JAMA's annual theme issue on violence and human rights. She has participated in interdisciplinary research on scientific publication and served as the coordinator of the International Congresses on Peer Review in Biomedical Publication. Ms. Flanagin is Past President of the Council of Science Editors. She has co-developed a number of guidelines and policies to guide authors and editors in scientific publication and is an author of the AMA Manual of Style. She lectures and publishes articles on biomedical journalism and issues related to scientific publication, authorship, and peer review.
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        Fig. 4Annette Flanagin, RN, MA, FAAN
        Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, FAAN,Fig. 5 is the Chief Clinical Officer at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She also holds an appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor in the UVA School of Nursing. With a background in adult trauma and critical care, she has been a nursing and hospital administration executive for more than 20 years. She has served on the boards of the American Nurses Association, Utah and South Carolina State Nurses Associations, the American Academy of Nursing, the American Journal of Nursing Company, and on the Examination Committee of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools. She currently serves on the AAN Workforce Task Force, and was recently appointed to the JCAHO Nursing Advisory Council. Her interests span current issues in nursing leadership, including work force retention, models of nursing care delivery, development of advanced practice roles in acute care, improving patient safety, and reducing errors. In her current role, she leads a multidisciplinary patient care organization including nursing, social work, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, and therapy professionals. She also supports and promotes the Professional Nursing Staff Organization at UVA, which includes more than 1600 registered nurses and provides a shared governance model for nursing practice.
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        Fig. 5Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, FAAN
        Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, CNAA, FAAN,Fig. 6 is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health at the University of Washington School of Nursing and Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health. She directs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded Turning Point National Program Office and the NINR funded Center for the Advancement of Health Disparities Research. She joined the faculty at the University of Washington in July 1996 after having served as Deputy Secretary for the Washington State Department of Health. Prior to 1993, she was Chief of Nursing Services for the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health. Bobbie is a member of the Board of Directors for the Hanford Environmental Health Foundation and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Public Health Nursing and as Associate Editor of Nursing Outlook. She serves on the Board of Directors of Qualis Health and The Public Health Foundation. Bobbie is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a member of the Institute of Medicine and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the IOM Committee on Physical Activity, Health, Transportation, and Land Use.
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        Fig. 6Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, CNAA, FAAN
        Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN,Fig. 7 is the Valere Potter Professor of Nursing and Senior Associate Dean for Research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Dr. Buerhaus has extensive experience working in academic health center administration and health policy. Over a six-year period in the 1980s he was assistant to the chief executive officer of the University of Michigan Medical Center's 7 teaching hospitals, and assistant to the Vice Provost for Medical Affairs, the chief administrator of the medical center. Dr. Buerhaus was responsible for various projects concerned with medical center and university administration, including strategic planning, information technology, health policy analysis, and government relations. Professor Buerhaus has editorial responsibilities with many leading health services research and nursing journals. He maintains an active research program involving studies that analyze trends in employment and earnings of nursing personnel; effects of managed care on the nurse labor market; implications of the rapidly aging RN workforce; changes in nurse staffing and the impact on quality of patient care; nurses' and other providers' opinions of how changes in the health care system are affecting patients; and forces behind the slow growth in the number of minorities in the nursing profession. Currently, Dr. Buerhaus serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Sigma Theta Tau International, the National Institutes of Health National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization Nursing Advisory Committee, and the National Quality Forum Steering Committee on Nursing Performance Measures.
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        Fig. 7Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN
        Antonia M. Villarruel PhD, FAAN,Fig. 8 is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan and Director of the Center for Health Promotion. Dr. Villarruel has extensive teaching, research, and service experience with Latino communities at the national and local levels. Her program of research is concerned with the design and testing of culturally appropriate health promotion interventions for Latinos. She is currently the PI of two NIH funded studies to design and test an intervention designed to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted HIV among Latino adolescents and Mexican adolescents. She is also a Co-PI on an NICHD funded grant to test the efficacy of safer sex vs. abstinence interventions with African American and Latino middle school youth. Dr. Villarruel has numerous publications that address Latino health issues, diversity in health professions education, and culturally competent research and practice. Dr. Villarruel serves on a number of local and national boards. She is a Past President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and is a founding member and Vice-president of the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations. Dr. Villarruel is a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention (ACHSP). Dr. Villarruel has been recognized by numerous nursing, Latino, and government agencies for her research, teaching, and service, and was selected by the Medical Herald in New York as one of the top 20 in a “who's who” of Latino medicine.
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        Fig. 8Antonia M. Villarruel PhD, FAAN
        Kathleen Knafl, PhD, FAAN,Fig. 9 is a professor at Yale University School of Nursing where she teaches family and research design courses in the doctoral and pediatric nurse practitioner programs. Her research focuses on family management of childhood chronic illness, and she has completed a series of studies describing distinct patterns of family response to the challenges presented by a child's chronic illness. The National Institute of Nursing Research is funding her current efforts to develop and test an instrument that will measure family management style. Dr. Knafl is widely published and recognized as an expert in both family and qualitative research. She serves as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health as well as to other universities and researchers. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Family Nursing.6
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        Fig. 9Kathleen Knafl, PhD, FAAN
        Bonnie Mowinski Jennings, DNSc, RN, FAAN,Fig. 10 began a yearlong fellowship in September 2003 at the Institute of Medicine as the Nurse Scholar in Residence. Cosponsored by the American Academy of Nursing and the American Nurses Foundation, this opportunity allows a senior scholar to explore a broad spectrum of health policy issues. Prior to her fellowship Dr. Jennings was an Army nurse, retiring from active duty in 2002. Her military career was filled with a wealth of experience in clinical practice, education, research, administration, and health policy. Among her many leadership roles, Dr. Jennings was the Chief Nurse Executive at Madgian Army Medical Center, a teaching hospital on the west coast. Additionally, during her final tour of duty, she worked for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs as the Deputy Director for Health Program Analysis and Evaluation. In that position she transcended military service and disciplinary boundaries to guide the analysis of issues that informed health policy decisions for the 8.4 million military health system beneficiaries. Dr. Jennings has a very diverse background, with particular expertise in healthcare systems, quality care, outcomes, and evidence-based practice. She maintains an active program of funded research, largely related to military healthcare system issues. Her work reflects a balance of scientific rigor, pragmatism, and political realities. Dr. Jennings holds adjunct faculty appointments at both the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the University of Washington.
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        Fig. 10Bonnie Mowinski Jennings, DNSc, RN, FAAN