Wilson selected to serve on international nursing panel

Two-year appointment to Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing will help shape strategic directions for improving global health.

lynda wilsonLynda L. Wilson, Ph.D., professor and assistant dean for International Affairs in the UAB School of Nursing, has been selected to serve a two-year term on the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing (GAPFON).

The panel was established by Sigma Tau International and is chaired by Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Dean Emerita and Professor Martha N. Hill, Ph.D.

“I am honored to have been selected to serve on this panel and feel privileged to be able to bring information back to our students and faculty at UAB as our work moves forward,” Wilson said.

The first GAPFON meeting — an intense three-day, high-level gathering that facilitated discussion to identify and discuss strategies to positively influence global health — took place in Basel, Switzerland, March 27-29. Key issues identified include the need for reform, advocacy and innovations in leadership, policy, practice, education and work environments.

GAPFON will hold a series of regional meetings of leaders from key stakeholder groups, including representatives from multiple sectors around the globe, to obtain knowledge and social, economic, cultural and political insight related to issues identified at the inaugural meeting. Data from these meetings will provide the basis for an action plan that includes policy implications.

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