Atlanta Business Chronicle Recognizes School of Nursing Faculty

Emory NursingMay 17, 2016
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The Atlanta Business Chronicle has selected faculty from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing as finalists in its annual Health Care Heroes Awards competition.

Lisa Muirhead, DNP, APN- BC, finalist in the Allied Health Professional category, is clinical assistant professor and adult nurse practitioner in Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. In collaboration with the Atlanta VA Medical Center, she leads a program that provides specialty education in veteran care for undergraduate nursing students and creates new faculty positions held by VAMC nurses who train academically at Emory. Now in its third year, the VA Nursing Academic Partnership program is using a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to fund 10 new faculty positions and add 100 BSN students over five years.

Judith Wold PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, a finalist in the Community Outreach category, is distinguished professor for education leadership in Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Wold is best known for leading the Farm Worker Family Health Program to provide health care services to migrant individuals in Moultrie, Georgia. Each June, up to 80 Emory nursing students spend two weeks in Moultrie caring for 1,000 men, women, and children. The program has provided health care to more than 13,000 people since its formation in 1993. Under Wold’s leadership, the program expanded its services by including students and faculty from Clayton State University, Darton State College, West Georgia Technical College, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia. Students and faculty provide primary care, dental hygiene, pharmacology, psychology, physical therapy, and other services for seasonal farm workers who have limited access to health care.