and her Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate from New York University. She has previously held academic appointments at Boston College, the Harvard Medical School Division on Aging, Yale University, and Columbia University. Dr. Fulmer joined the faculty of New York University in 1995 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee for the new Medical School curriculum and also 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 New York University. She has spearheaded a number of innovative practice initiatives and research programs at the NYU College of Dentistry 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 was a keynote speaker at the Second Annual Meskin Symposium, “Meeting the Oral Health Needs of the Aging Population: Education, Service & Advocacy.” She has also served on previous panels with the Institute of Medicine, 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 Heath Care Workforce (2007–2008). Dr. Fulmer’s program of research focuses on acute care of the elderly and specifically elder abuse and neglect. She served on the National Research Council’s panel to review risk and prevalence of elder abuse and neglect and has published widely on this topic. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and has received the status of Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America, and the New York Academy of Medicine. She has served as a member of the National Committee for Quality Assurance geriatric measurement assessment panel and is currently on the Veterans Administration Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee. She completed a Brookdale National Fellowship and is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Fulmer was the first nurse to be elected to the board of the American Geriatrics Society and the first nurse to serve as the president of the Gerontological Society of America. She is a trustee of Skidmore College, Bassett Hospital, and the New York Academy of Medicine.

Vanessa Northington Gamble, M.D., Ph.D., is university professor of Medical Humanities and Professor of American Studies and Health Policy at The George Washington University. She is an internationally recognized expert on the history of American medicine and public health, racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care, cultural competence, and bioethics. Prior to her appointment at The George Washington University, Dr. Gamble was Director of the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care. She has also held positions as associate profes-



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