Bedside, an RWJF initiative, to improve the nursing practice environment. Dr. Burnes Bolton is a past president of the American Academy of Nursing and the National Black Nurses Association.


Linda Cronenwett, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, is professor and dean emeritus for the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. Since 2005, she has been the principal investigator of a national initiative, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, funded by RWJF. Dr. Cronenwett recently cochaired the Josiah Macy Foundation 2010 Conference on Who Should Deliver Primary Care and How Should They Be Trained? She is a current member of the board of directors of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, and the North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety. She is also an appointed member of the national Special Medical Advisory Group on Veterans Affairs. Dr. Cronenwett has served as a member of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health and in numerous offices in professional associations, including president of the New Hampshire Nurses Association, chair of the American Nurses Association’s Congress of Nursing Practice, and chair of the Steering Committee that founded the Eastern Nursing Research Society.


Terry Fulmer, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, is Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and dean of the College of Nursing at New York University (NYU). Dr. Fulmer joined the NYU faculty in 1995. She is a member of the Executive Committee for the new medical school curriculum and serves as an attending in nursing at the NYU Langone Medical Center. She is a codirector of the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing and codirector of the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers at NYU. She has spearheaded a number of innovative initiatives at the College of Dentistry at NYU and serves as a member of the Santa Fe Group, a think tank that seeks to identify and implement effective solutions to significant problems in oral health and health care. She has also served on previous panels with the IOM, including Violence in Families: Understanding Prevention and Treatment (1998); Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in an Aging America (2003); and Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce (2007–2008). Dr. Fulmer’s program of research focuses on acute care of the elderly, specifically elder abuse and neglect. Dr. Fulmer was the first nurse to be



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