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Fulmer wins GSA's 2011 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award

August 2nd, 2011

the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has chosen Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, of New York University (NYU) as the 2011 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award.

This distinguished honor, presented by GSA's Health Sciences Section in collaboration with the John A. Hartford Foundation's Institute for Geriatric Nursing, is given to a member of the Society in recognition of outstanding and sustained contribution to geriatric nursing research.

The award presentation will take place at GSA's 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 18 to 22 in Boston, MA. This conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process. Visit for further details.

Fulmer, a former GSA president, is a professor of nursing at NYU and currently a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is the former founding dean of NYU's College of Nursing and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor. Fulmer joined the NYU faculty in 1995 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee for the new Medical School curriculum and serves as an attending in nursing at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Her annual honors colloquium, "Comfort and Suffering," an interdisciplinary course in the College of Arts and Science and the College of Nursing, is highly subscribed.

Her program of research focuses on acute care of the elderly and specifically, elder abuse and neglect. She served on the National Research Council's panel to review risk and prevalence of elder abuse and neglect and has published widely on this topic. Fulmer has served as a member of the National Committee for Quality Assurance Geriatric Measurement Assessment Panel, and is currently on the Veteran's Administration Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee. She completed a Brookdale National Fellowship and is a distinguished practitioner of the National Academies of Practice.

She was the first nurse to be elected to the board of the American Geriatrics Society and the first nurse to serve as the president of GSA. She is a trustee of Skidmore College, Bassett Hospital, and the New York Academy of Medicine, and a member of the Institute of Medicine.

Fulmer is a GSA fellow, which represents the Society's highest class of membership. She also has achieved fellow status within the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine. She received her bachelor's degree from Skidmore College, her master's and doctoral degrees from Boston College, and her Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate from NYU.

Provided by The Gerontological Society of America

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