AAN Welcomes Professor Santos

AAN Welcomes Professor Santos

By SONHSNews

AAN Welcomes Professor Santos

By SONHSNews
Endowed Chair Hudson Santos named to the class of new fellows for 2022
The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) has announced its selection of 250 distinguished nurse leaders from around the world to be inducted into the 2022 Class of Fellows.

Among those “dynamic and courageous nurse leaders” selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing is distinguished maternal and child health expert Hudson P. Santos Jr., PhD, RN, FABMR.

Dr. Santos is a professor and the Dolores J. Chambreau, RN Endowed Chair in Nursing at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS). Prior to joining SONHS this past May, Dr. Santos was a tenured distinguished associate professor and director of the biobehavioral laboratory at UNC-CH School of Nursing. “Dr. Santos is a brilliant new member of our school’s world-class faculty,” said SONHS Dean and Professor Cindy L. Munro, RN, ANP-BC, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS. “I applaud his well-deserved selection as a new Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing for his critical contributions to bridging the biological and social domains of nursing science to improve maternal and child health outcomes.”

Dr. Santos is an internationally renowned nurse researcher and principal investigator of multiple funded studies focused on the mechanisms of social determinants of health (SDOH) and developmental health trajectories for at-risk populations, with a strong emphasis on Latinx communities. Read more about Dr. Santos.

“As the American Academy of Nursing’s President, it gives me great pride to announce the largest class of Fellows since the organization began nearly 50 years ago,” said Kenneth R. White, PhD, RN, AGACNP, ACHPN, FACHE, FAAN. “At a time when investments in, and policy to address, health equity, innovation, and access are paramount, the Academy is thrilled to welcome these dynamic and courageous nurse leaders who will support our collective vision of healthy lives for all people.”

Through a competitive and rigorous application process, the Academy’s Fellow Selection Committee reviewed a record number of applications, representing a 30% increase from the previous year, ultimately selecting the 2022 Fellows based on their contributions to advance the public’s health.

“I am honored to be part of this prestigious class of new fellows of the American Academy of Nursing,” said Dr. Santos.

Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in which past and current accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within and outside the profession. The inductees will be recognized for their significant contributions to health and health care at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, taking place on October 27-29, 2022 in Washington, DC. This year’s conference theme is “From Reflection to Impact: Positioning Nursing's Future.”

Related Story: https://news.miami.edu/sonhs/stories/2022/03/sonhs-names-inaugural-chambreau-endowed-chair-in-nursing.html