Jean A. Kelley Endowed Lecture

2014 Jean Kelley Lecturer

Fulmer Terry 363Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

The 2014 Jean Kelley Endowed Lecturer was Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN.  The title of her lecture was “Elder Mistreatment and Its Prevention: How to Stem the Tide”.  Dr. Fulmer discussed the incidence and prevalence of elder mistreatment and how caregivers and healthcare organizations can implement practice design changes that will assist in the detection and prevention of elder mistreatment. 

About  Dr. Fulmer

Dr. Terry Fulmer, is Distinguished Professor & Dean of the Bouve College of Health Sciences &Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University.

Dr. Fulmer is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading expert in geriatrics and is best known for her research on the topic of elder abuse and neglect which has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Nursing Research.

Dr. Fulmer is dedicated to the advancement of intraprofessional health science education and progress in interdisciplinary practice and research. Her clinical appointments have included the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, the Massachusetts General Hospital, and the NYU-Langone Medical Center. She is an attending nurse and senior nurse in the Munn Center for Nursing Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America, and the New York Academy of Medicine where she served as vice-chair. She completed a Brookdale National Fellowship and is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. She has served as the first nurse on the board of the American Geriatrics Society and as the first nurse to serve as president of the Gerontological Society of America.


Past Jean Kelley Lecturers

The Lectureship

Jean-KelleyThe concept of an annual visiting lectureship began in 1976 with Dr. Kelley’s idea to invite a renowned scholar to the School of Nursing each year to interact and dialogue with faculty and students.  As UAB’s doctoral program in nursing was the first in the Southeast and the thirteenth in the nation, Dr. Kelley wanted the School’s doctoral students to have both formal and informal academic exchange with a different visiting scholar each year.

The Jean A. Kelley Endowed Lectureship began in early 1989 with the initiation of fund-raising activities to support an annual lecture to honor the retiring Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. Upon reaching the funding goal, the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees officially established the Dr. Jean A. Kelley Endowed Lectureship on October 27, 1989.

A lectureship in honor of Dr. Kelley was an appropriate tribute for a woman whose exceptional leadership and management skills helped shape and build the UASON’s graduate program.  The Lectureship symbolizes Dr. Kelley’s legacy of mentoring students, graduates, and colleagues; perpetuates her high standards of education; and sustains her belief that established scholars should guide and encourage the scholars of the future.

About Dr. Jean A. Kelley

Jean A. Kelley began her affiliation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing when she entered the baccalaureate program on the Tuscaloosa campus in 1954. After graduation came a three-year stay in New York while she and husband, Clarence, both earned advanced degrees from New York University.

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