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
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.