Washington, D.C.—Amanda J. Liddle, DrPH, assistant professor of nursing at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).
For 30 years, Liddle has participated in national and international public health initiatives, extending her expertise to India, Lesotho, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Swaziland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Her area of focus involves the health and welfare of vulnerable populations—particularly women, infants, and children—in economically and culturally diverse international settings.
In 2006, Liddle joined the faculty of the Department of Nursing at the School of Nursing & Health Studies. From 2006 until mid-2009, she served as project director on a multimillion-dollar grant—funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)—to build nursing workforce capacity related to HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, she serves as principal investigator on a grant—funded by the Catholic Medical Mission Board—to strengthen HIV/AIDS workforce capacity in India.
“It is extremely gratifying to be recognized by the academy for the contributions I have made to strengthening quality nursing care and health outcomes for our most vulnerable populations throughout the world,” said Liddle. “Nurses are uniquely positioned within multi-disciplinary teams to effect positive health changes, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work alongside other fellows to continue to reach for that goal.”
Liddle earned her doctorate in public health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, her master’s degree in public health at the Johns Hopkins University, her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Georgetown University, and her diploma in nursing at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.
“We congratulate Amanda on this milestone in her career,” said Sharon Radzyminski, PhD, JD, RN, interim chair of the Department of Nursing. “Selection as a fellow is a prestigious accomplishment in the nursing profession. I am deeply pleased to see Amanda’s work to improve global health recognized in such a meaningful way.”
Selection criteria for academy membership include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care. Each nominee must be sponsored by two current academy fellows. Selection is based, in part, on the extent to which the nominee’s nursing career influences health policies for the benefit of all Americans or contributes significantly to the knowledge base of the nursing profession.
The academy is made up of more than 1,500 nursing leaders in education, management, practice, and research. Leadership positions held by academy fellows include university presidents, chancellors, and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; researchers and entrepreneurs; and practicing nurses.
The induction ceremony for new fellows will occur during the annual meeting of the academy, held Nov. 5-7, 2009, in Atlanta.
About the School of Nursing & Health Studies
Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies—a part of Georgetown University Medical Center—translates science into outcomes that benefit the public’s health. NHS lives its mission “to improve the health and well being of all people” through innovative educational and research programs. The school houses a multi-million dollar research portfolio and includes the Departments of Health Systems Administration, Human Science, International Health, and Nursing, as well as the Center on Health and Education and—in partnership with Georgetown University Law Center—the Linda and Timothy O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Visit nhs.georgetown.edu.
About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through our partnership with MedStar Health). Our mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis—or “care of the whole person.” The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked, the world-renowned Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), home to 60 percent of the university’s sponsored research funding.