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Faculty elected as Distinguished Fellows of National Academies of Practice

Numerous University of Minnesota faculty were elected as Distinguished Fellows of the National Academies of Practice. The prestigious honor acknowledges their outstanding achievements and recognizes them as a leaders in their professions. 

The following Class of 2021 Fellows were welcomed into the National Academies of Practice as part of a virtual awards and induction ceremony on March 20, 2021:

Robin Austin, Nursing Academy

Mary Benbenek, Nursing Academy

Cheri Friedrich, Nursing Academy

Jayne Fulkerson, Nursing Academy

Mary Jo Kreitzer, Nursing Academy

Lauren Martin, Nursing Academy

Karen Monsen, Nursing Academy

Susan O'Connor-Von, Nursing Academy

Katey Pelican, Veterinary Medicine Academy

Amy Pittenger, Pharmacy Academy

Carolyn Porta, Nursing Academy

Teddie Potter, Nursing Academy

Brian Sick, Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine Academy

Diane-Treat Jacobson, Nursing Academy

Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice is an honor extended to those who have excelled in their profession and are dedicated to furthering interprofessional practice, scholarship and policy in support of interprofessional care. The central purpose of NAP is to advise public policy makers on health care issues using NAP's unique perspective -- that of expert practitioners and scholars joined in interprofessional dialogue and advocacy.

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