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School of Nursing professor honored for violence prevention

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Angela Amar, PhD, RN, assistant dean for undergraduate education at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, received the Excellence in Practice and Policy Award from the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International. Amar was recognized for her outstanding leadership in implementing interventions and advocating for the development of health policies to support women and children experiencing violence.

Amar's research focuses on traumatic experiences associated with violence and sexual assault, mental health responses to trauma, and forensic nursing. She is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and is renowned for her work on campus sexual assault. 

"This honor is continued evidence of Dr. Amar’s commitment and leadership in the area of violence and sexual assault prevention,” says Linda McCauley, RN, PhD, dean of Emory’s School of Nursing. "She is a trailblazer who truly possesses the tenacity and ingenuity necessary to tackle such a critical area of care.”

The Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International was formed to encourage the development of nursing practice to address the health and social effects of violence in women’s lives. Amar received the award at the organization’s 20th annual conference in Atlanta.

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