Associate Professor Inducted into Prestigous Society

Oct. 29, 2014

Columbia, Mo. — Lori Popejoy, an associate professor in the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing (MU SSON), was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing at the Academy’s 41st annual meeting in Washington D.C.

The American Academy of Nursing has about 2,200 fellows. Invitation to fellowship is more than recognition of one’s accomplishments within the nursing profession. There is a scrict criteria one must meet. That criteria includes:

  • Enhancing the quality of health and nursing;
  • Promoting healthy aging and human development across the life continuum;
  • Reducing health disparities and inequalities;
  • Shaping healthy behaviors and environments;
  • Integrating mental and physical health; and
  • Strengthening the nursing and health delivery system, nationally, and internationally.

Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing careers influenced health policies and the heath and well being of all.

For Popejoy, her research focuses on understanding the complex issues that surround the provision of care to elders in hospitals, nursing homes, community settings, and primary care.  She is also interested in finding ways to improve the use of advance care planning in older adult populations. She now joins 16 other MU SSON faculty and emeriti who are AAN Fellows.