Emory School of Nursing Professor and Associate Dean, Dr. Kristy Martyn, Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to the U.K. for a King’s College-London Research Project
June 15, 2021
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The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has granted the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award to tenured professor Kristy Martyn, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN, Associate Dean for Education, and Independence chair to Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Serving as a Fulbright Scholar, Martyn will conduct research at King’s College-London to explore and understand how nurse leaders quickly adapted to increasing the nursing workforce in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards are viewed as one of the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. More than 400 different opportunities are available to conduct professional projects in more than 135 countries. Throughout this global project, Martyn will use this platform to study, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to international concerns.
For more than 20 years Martyn has led nursing education at top-ranked schools of nursing in the United States. As Associate Dean for Nursing, she has led education of nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her Fulbright research project is a qualitative multiple-case study with UK and US nursing leaders designed to share lessons learned and guidance for leaders in future pandemics. Martyn is well prepared for this project as a qualitative researcher with Ebola and HIV pandemic response academic practice and research experience.
Committed to all levels of nursing education, Martyn’s international outreach will enable her to advance nursing leadership in education. This Fulbright opportunity facilitates Emory University’s involvement in international exchange and networking by laying the groundwork for forging partnerships between institutions.
“I am deeply honored to be a Fulbright scholar and excited for this opportunity to share lessons learned with nursing education leaders in both countries,” said Martyn. “It is critical that we work together to ensure the pipeline for the nursing workforce grows. I look forward to being an ambassador for the U.S. on this issue and representing Emory University and the School of Nursing.”