Hartford Grantee Dr. Adriana Perez, PhD, Rn, ANP-BC will become a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) along with Dawn Bazarko, DNP, MPH, RN. Both will be inducted on October 18, 2014 at the 2014 American Academy of Nursing Policy Conference in Washington, DC.
The AAN is comprised of more than 2,200 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. The Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. The cohort of 168 nursing learders that Dr. Perez is part of includes hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers.
"The American Academy of Nursing welcomes this stellar cohort of new fellows,” declared Academy president Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN in an AAN press release. “As clinicians, researchers, educators, executives, and leaders in all sectors of our society, they are joining the nation's thought leaders in nursing and health care."
Dr. Perez currently works at Arizona State University, College of Nursing & Health Innovation, as Assistant Professor and Southwest Borderlands Scholar. She is also Co-Director of the Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence at ASU. She was selected as a 2011-2012 Congressional Fellow, funded by the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Dr. Perez has fellowship awards from the John A. Hartford Foundation National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence for her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral work.