Three IU School of Nursing faculty named American Academy of Nursing fellows

Indiana University (IU) School of Nursing announced today that three of its faculty members have been named by the American Academy of Nursing (Academy) to its 2020 Class of Academy Fellows. Pamela Hunt and Drs. Amelia Knopf and Yvonne Yueh-Feng Lu are among the list of 230 highly distinguished nurse leaders recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of the public’s health through evidence and innovation. The inductees will be honored at a virtual ceremony during the Academy's annual policy conference, In Crisis and Calm: Leading with Purpose, October 29 – 31 with extended on-demand access.

“What an honor it is to see nursing leaders from the IU School of Nursing join such an esteemed group for their significant contributions and commitment to the nursing profession,” said Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, dean of IU School of Nursing and distinguished professor. “Each are making a profound and meaningful contribution to our profession and are more than deserving of this distinguished recognition for their impact as leaders on health and healthcare.”

Members of the 2020 Class of New Fellows were selected through a competitive and rigorous process. The new fellows were selected based on their impressive contributions to increase access, reduce cost, and improve quality through nursing theory, practice, and science. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career where their accomplishments are honored by those within the nursing discipline.

Indiana School of Nursing 2020 New Fellows:

Pamela Hunt, MSN, RN, NEA-BC: Ms. Hunt is an adjunct faculty member at IU School of Nursing and an Nurse Executive Advisor for Kirby Bates Associates. Pam is nationally known as a nurse executive, author, financial, quality, safety and strategic expert, and community leader. Her pioneering work in improving the financial acumen of nursing has enabled thousands of nurse leaders to develop and defend successful proposals and ROI to ensure quality patient outcomes.

Amelia Knopf, PhD, MPH, RN: Dr. Knopf is an assistant professor at IU School of Nursing, where her program of research reflects her commitment to engaging marginalized populations in the resolution of disparities in the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Her most recent work explores adolescents’ and parents’ perspectives on the ethical challenges of enrolling minor adolescents in biomedical HIV prevention trials.

Dr. Yvonne Yueh-Feng Lu, PhD, RN, FGSA: Dr. Lu is an associate professor of nursing at Indiana University, where she conducts research on positive health, strength-based and family-centered interventions to improve the engagement in meaningful activities, functional performance, and quality of life of older adults with cognitive impairment and their family caregivers. Her intervention is to address the understudied need of reducing risk of premature disability for older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) using a positive health approach.