Nursing professors named American Academy of Nursing Fellows

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Oct. 18, 2013

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The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) is comprised of more than 2,100 nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research.

Elizabeth Corwin, PhD, RN, Kristy Martyn, PhD, RN, and Judith Wold, PhD, RN, professors at Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Fellowship during a formal ceremony at the AAN’s 40th Anniversary Annual Conference and Meeting in Washington D.C. in October.

Induction into the AAN Fellowship is one of the highest honors in nursing. Fellows are considered nursing's most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice and research. They are elected through a highly selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to nursing and health care and whose work has influenced health policies benefiting all Americans.  

"I am extremely proud to celebrate the induction of these new fellows who have all made a significant impact on health care and research," says Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN, dean of Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. "Dr. Corwin, Dr. Martyn and Dr. Wold are incredible assets to the nursing profession and bring the total of AAN fellows at Emory to 22."  

Corwin, the associate dean for research at Emory’s School of Nursing, is a doctoral prepared physiologist and a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with nearly a decade of practice experience with children and families and underinsured working adults. Corwin’s areas of expertise include explaining the biological etiology of symptoms, including fatigue and depression in pregnant and postpartum women; women’s health; family health and pathophysiology. She is the principal investigator on a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore immune and endocrine dysfunction as underlying contributors to perinatal depression and fatigue, as well as the principal investigator on a $2.6 million NIH grant on the influence of the microbiome on preterm birth.

Martyn, the assistant dean for clinical advancement at Emory’s School of Nursing, is a certified Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioner with more than 30 years of experience in practice, education and research. Martyn's primary research focus is access to person-centered health care for child, adolescent and young adult patient populations. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal of Family NursingJournal of Pediatric Health CareJournal of School NursingNursing Research and Pediatrics.

Wold is the distinguished professor for educational leadership at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She is best known for leading the Farm Worker Family Health Program, which has given students and faculty the opportunity to provide health care services to more than 15,000 migrant farm workers in southwest Georgia since the program’s inception in 1993. Wold, a graduate of Emory University, was instrumental in the growth of the program. Under her leadership, the interprofessional Farm Worker Family Health Program has expanded its services by including students and faculty from Emory University, Clayton State University, Darton College, Georgia State University and the University of Georgia.

The AAN is comprised of more than 2,100 nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. The AAN serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis and dissemination of nursing knowledge.