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Northeastern University dean to receive Lifetime Achievement honor

Monday June 9, 2014
Terry Fulmer, RN
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Terry Fulmer, RN, PhD, FAAN, dean of the Bouve Col­lege of Health Sci­ences at Northeastern University, Boston, has been chosen to receive the 2014 Life­time Achieve­ment Award from the National Geron­to­log­ical Nursing Asso­ci­a­tion.

The award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the NGNA, rec­og­nizes indi­vid­uals whose con­tri­bu­tions and accomplishments have significantly affected elderly care and pos­i­tively influ­enced the public image of the aging.

Fulmer is sched­uled to accept the award and deliver the keynote address at the annual NGNA con­ven­tion Oct. 3 in San Antonio.

“I am pleased and hum­bled to receive this award,” Fulmer said in a news release. “There is no greater affir­ma­tion than to be rec­og­nized by my distin­guished peers.”

Fulmer is best known for her research on elder abuse and neglect, which has been funded by the National Insti­tute on Aging and the National Insti­tute for Nursing Research. She is a member of the geri­atrics and geron­tology advi­sory committee for the Veteran’s Admin­is­tra­tion and is the first nurse to serve on the board of the Amer­ican Geri­atrics Society and as pres­i­dent of the Geron­to­log­ical Society of America.

“As our pop­u­la­tion ages, my research team and I will redouble our efforts to ensure quality of life and safety for those indi­vid­uals who are now living into their 90s and beyond,” Fulmer said, noting the chal­lenges of improving the health, func­tion and quality of life of older adults. “North­eastern is opti­mally posi­tioned to make great strides in advancing the sci­ence of healthy aging.”

Before joining North­eastern in 2011, Fulmer served as the Erline Perkins McGriff Pro­fessor of Nursing and founding dean of the New York Univer­sity Col­lege of Nursing. She is an elected member of the Insti­tute of Med­i­cine and has held fac­ulty appoint­ments at Boston Col­lege, Columbia Uni­ver­sity, Yale Uni­ver­sity and the Har­vard Divi­sion on Aging.

The NGNA is a non­profit orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to improving the clin­ical care of older adults.


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