Kimberly McIltrot to lead Doctor of Nursing Practice program

Read, too, about more honors recently received by Nursing faculty

Kimberly McIltrot

Image caption: Kimberly McIltrot

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Kimberly McIltrot, an assistant professor, has been named director of the school's Doctor of Nursing Practice program, which was recently ranked No. 1 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

More from the School of Nursing

Sandy Swoboda, a simulation coordination/educator within the pre-licensure master's entry program, received the Presidential Citation Award from the Surgical Infection Society. The award highlights her meritorious service to advance the mission of the society during the previous year.

Erin Wright was elected a fellow of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

Three faculty members have been selected for induction as fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Jason Farley, Kimberly McIltrot, and Vinciya Pandian were chosen for their contributions to health care practice, research, education, and policy.

Five faculty members have been promoted to associate professor. Jessie Casida is internationally known for his pioneering work on the self-management of adults living with implantable artificial organs. Valerie Cotter is an expert in dementia care and a nurse practitioner. She worked with the Alzheimer's Association of the Delaware Valley in 2005 to start the first specialized support group for people with early-stage dementia. Vinciya Pandian is an internationally known tracheostomy nurse practitioner. She has served as a director of practice, education, and research for the Johns Hopkins Airway Program, which includes the Tracheostomy and the Difficult Airway Response programs. Jennifer Stewart focuses on community-based, mixed-methods approaches to HIV risk reduction in underserved populations, working primarily on engaging African American churches as partners in development and implementation of HIV risk-reduction interventions. Nicole Warren is a community-public health nurse whose academic work and research at Johns Hopkins focus on reproductive health care in sub-Saharan Africa and caring for women who have been affected by female genital cutting.

Dialogues in Health Equity—the School of Nursing's blog series—received the Bronze Prize from Digital Health Awards in the category of Blog Post Series. The blogs are submitted by faculty, students, and alumni on behalf of the Health Equity Faculty Interest Group. The group is committed to decreasing health disparities experienced by local and global communities by promoting social justice and health equity through nursing practice, research, education, and service.

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