27th Annual Dr. Jean A. Kelley Lecture is June 4

Elaine Larson, a pioneer in infection prevention, antimicrobial resistance and hand hygiene delivering keynote address, “One Nurse’s Journey: Bridges to the Future with Interdisciplinary Teams”
By Jennifer Lollar

The UAB School of Nursing will host the 27th Dr. Jean A. Kelley Endowed Lecture, June 4, 2018, with Elaine L. Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, CIC, Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research and Senior Associate Dean for Scholarship and Research at the Columbia University School of Nursing, and Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, delivering the keynote address, “One Nurse’s Journey: Bridges to the Future with Interdisciplinary Teams.”

We are no longer taking reservations for the Jean Kelley Lecture. For more information contact Lauren Antia, lar@uab.edu or 205-934-2145.

larsonLarson is a pioneer in infection prevention, antimicrobial resistance and hand hygiene. Her scholarly contributions to nursing and health care stress the importance of infection prevention and hand hygiene for all health-care professionals. Specifically, her research examines the relationship between home hygiene and transmission of infectious diseases, the development of antimicrobial resistance, health-care associated infections, prevention and control of infectious diseases with emphasis on skin antisepsis, and health-care associated infections. Larson has been editor of the American Journal of Infection Control since 1994, and has published more than 200 journal articles, four books, and a number of book chapters on infection prevention, epidemiology, and clinical research, She also has served as a consultant in infection control and nursing in international settings, including Kuwait, Jordan, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Ghana, Peru, Brazil and Spain.

She has served as a member of an NIH Study Section on HIV Infection, as the president of the Certification Board for Infection Control, as a member of nine journal editorial boards, an AHC Scholar in Academic Administration and Health Policy, and as director and trustee for the APIC Research Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Infectious Disease Society of America, New York Academy of Medicine, Institute of Medicine, and The National Academies of Practice. She has served on several Institute of Medicine committees, including the Health Sciences Policy Board, Clinical Research Roundtable, and the Governing Council. She served on the President's Committee for Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC, and was a chair of the CDC's Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Report Review Committee, National Academy of Sciences.

The Dr. Jean A. Kelley Endowed Lectureship was established in 1989 to honor the School's retiring Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. Kelley shaped the graduate and doctoral programs at the UAB School of Nursing and laid the foundation of excellence that has helped propel the School into the top 10 in the nation. She pioneered the first doctoral program in the Southeast, carried the School's master's program to outlying communities, and educated nurses to aspire to the highest levels of achievement. Kelley died April 8, 2018.

“Dr. Jean Kelley’s leadership, knowledge and personal example have inspired generations of students, alumni, practicing nurses, faculty and colleagues nationwide,” said UAB School of Nursing Dean and Fay B. Ireland Endowed Chair in Nursing Doreen C. Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Her contributions as an educator, mentor, and compassionate colleague have enriched countless lives, and her teaching methods continue to be significant today. She spent nearly 60 years providing pivotal leadership to our School, and I consider us all very fortunate to have been the beneficiaries of Jean’s untiring leadership in nursing, and support for our School. Her contributions to nursing and the development of the nursing workforce have greatly benefited not only Alabama but the nation as well. Nursing education has never had a more successful advocate, and UAB School of Nursing such a recognized alumna as Dr. Jean Kelley, and we are all better for having known her and learned from her.”

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