School of Nursing faculty named academy fellows

Two UAB School of Nursing faculty are among 164 distinguished nurse leaders inducted at the American Academy of Nursing annual conference in Washington, D.C.

nursing fellowsWendy Landier, left, and Marisa WilsonTwo faculty members from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing have been named fellows of the American Academy of Nursing, bringing the number of UAB School of Nursing-affiliated fellows to more than 70.

This year’s faculty inductees are Associate Professor Wendy Landier, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Marisa Wilson, R.N.

Landier and Wilson were among 164 highly distinguished nurse leaders selected by the AAN for induction as fellows Oct. 22 during the academy’s 2016 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent to which the nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and well-being of all. New fellows are eligible to use the FAAN credentials, Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, after their induction.

Landier is an associate professor in the UAB schools of Medicine and Nursing, and a member of the UAB Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship. Her research focuses on understanding and improving health outcomes in childhood cancer survivors, with an emphasis on development, implementation, and refinement of guidelines for survivorship care, acquisition of health knowledge in survivors and secondary cancer prevention.

Wilson is a board-certified informatician with an interest in health information technology policy, implementation, and positive patient outcome and clinical efficiency supported by technology.