Chapman Lambert named Moore Fellow

Crystal Chapman Lambert

By Frank Couch

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Associate Professor Crystal Chapman Lambert, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, ACRN, NP-C, AAHIVS, FAAN, has been named to the 2023 cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators. Chapman Lambert will receive $450,000 in funding over the course of three years to develop an innovative research project.

Chapman Lambert was selected to the cohort as one of 16 early-to mid-career nursing scholars and innovators identified as having a high potential to accelerate leadership in nursing-science research, practice, education, policy and entrepreneurship. Her research focuses on improving health outcomes for minority populations, particularly women living with HIV.

“I am humbled and honored to be selected to this cohort and I am confident this came at the right time in my career,” Chapman Lambert said. “This fellowship will extend my network, challenge me to think outside the box and hold me accountable to make real and measurable improvements in the lives of women living with HIV.”

The fellowship is funded by a $37.5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and seeks to advance health and ignite leadership through innovative education, transformative research and bold system change. Fellows develop an innovative research project or study, gather annually at the University of California Davis for a weeklong convocation, and participate in an online learning community over the three-year period.

“I feel like this opportunity was meant for me,” Chapman Lambert said. “I believe this fellowship will position me to inspire women of color to seek positions in health care, research and academia. To mentor diverse students and faculty to become innovative thinkers and leaders.”

Heather M. Young, National Program Director for the fellowship and UC Davis School of Nursing Dean Emerita, said the group comprises passionate nurse leaders dedicated to advancing health care, health equity and the nursing profession.

“We are delighted to welcome our largest group of fellows yet who are conducting research on essential topics such as sexual health across the lifespan, digital health interventions for underserved populations, and support for people and families managing chronic diseases,” Young said. “By tackling crucial health care challenges with novel strategies, they hold the potential to revolutionize population health and inject fresh perspectives into vital discussions within the field of nursing.”

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