Danuta M. Wojnar, PhD, RN, MED, IBCLC, FAAN is a Professor and Associate Dean, Seattle University, College of Nursing. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellow (ENF) (2012-2015). Her research interests include promoting health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations and improving population health through better preparation and utilization of Registered Nurses (RNs) in expanded roles in primary healthcare. As a member of the RWJF Leadership Action Group of ENF fellows Dr. Wojnar participated in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIMF) and American Academy of Nursing (AAN) meetings to define the optimal role and scope of practice for RNs in the primary healthcare environment. In her presentation she will address the current state of affairs, the findings from one pre-licensure program’s curriculum evaluation, and the opportunities and challenges for the schools of nursing and healthcare partners to ensure meaningful and robust roles for nurses in primary healthcare in the 21st century.
Dr. Sheinfeld Gorin received her masters degree from The University of Michigan and her doctoral degree from a joint program of The University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College. She has published and presented 150 refereed papers and one new book in the general areas of mental health and health policy and organizational processes, research methodology, and preventive health interventions, including topics such as the adoption and use of innovations in community mental health, evaluations of interventions for youths with conduct disorders; and the assessment of policies and preventive programs in tobacco control. Her most recent research and publications have concerned the development and evaluation of interventions for women at high risk for breast cancer. Dr. Sheinfeld Gorin has been recognized for her contributions to science by the American Evaluation Research Society, the National Institute of Mental Health and the University of Michigan and has received federal, state and foundation research grants in each of her areas of interests. In addition to her varied faculty posts, she has headed the research department of a 10,000 employee insurance company, as well as the evaluation units of two community mental health centers. She maintains an active international consulting practice, including a scientist post with The World Health Organization in Lyons, France.
Dr Neeraj Bedi is a highly experienced medical professional having 26 years of teaching, training, research and administrative experience in the field of Public Health/Community Medicine. He obtained his MD in 1986, MPH and MBA administrative qualifications. He is involved in Quality Assurance and Risk Management Activities related to the Hospital Management. He has been awarded WHO fellowships in “Hospital Administration” and “Management of Malaria Field Operations”. He has published 50 research publications and is a reviewer of many journals. Currently, he is working as full time Professor in Faculty of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia.
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