June 18, 2013
Columbia, Mo. —Kari Lane, an assistant professor in the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing (MU SSON), has been selected as one of four 2013-2015 John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin Fellows by the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE). In 2008, Lane was named an NHCGNE Patricia G. Archbold Scholar.
Lane specializes in adult acute care nursing and gerontological nursing. Her current research focuses on the hidden disability of hearing loss and interventions to help individuals with hearing impairment. One intervention Lane is currently researching is the use of a frequency modulator (FM) system in older adults with hearing loss.
“The Claire M. Fagin Fellows are highly skilled scholars deeply committed to improving health care for aging patients,” said Judith Fitzgerald Miller, MU SSON dean. “Dr. Lane’s research focus on hearing loss in older adults enhances quality of life for these individuals. I am pleased the Hartford Centers recognizes the value of her work.”
The NHCGNE will provide Lane with funding to support post-doctoral research training, mentorship, leadership and career development. The NHCGNE’s program, begun in 2000, is backed by the John A. Hartford Foundation and augmented with monies from The Atlantic Philanthropies and the Mayday Fund. Claire M. Fagin Fellows are leaders who will shape the future care for older persons.
“This program contributes towards important recommendations of the Institute of Medicine’s report on the future of nursing that the nation provide more leadership training and opportunities for nurses and that we increase the number of doctorally prepared nurses,” said J. Taylor Harden, said NHCGNE executive director.