Tener Veenema to serve as National Academy of Medicine Nurse Scholar-in-Residence

Tener Goodwin Veenema, an associate professor in Community-Public Health, has been chosen as the 2017–18 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the National Academy of Medicine. Through the program, she will participate in a yearlong leadership opportunity, working at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and influencing health policy.

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Veenema plans to use the program to expand her leadership experience in advancing national preparedness and interprofessional workforce readiness in public health emergencies.

Internationally recognized for her expertise in disaster nursing and public health emergency preparedness, Veenema currently serves as a member of the National Academy of Medicine's Standing Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Strategic National Stockpile. She has previously served as a senior consultant to government organizations including the departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Administration for Children and Families, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Veenema is a recipient of the International Committee of the Red Cross Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international distinction a nurse can achieve, and the Visiting Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award.

The Distinguished NAM Nurse Scholar-in-Residence program is supported by the American Academy of Nursing, the American Nurses Association, and the American Nurses Foundation.

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