Dr. Xavier selected to be Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing Raleigh, NC — IANA-NC is pleased to announce that Rose Mary Xavier, PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, has been selected to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (Academy). Dr. Xavier is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Biobehavioral lab at UNC Chapel Hill. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career in which their accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within and outside the profession. Fellows are selected based on their contributions and impact to advance the public’s health.
The Academy is an honorific society that recognizes nursing's most accomplished leaders in policy, research, practice, administration, and academia. Academy Fellows, from nearly 40 countries, hold a wide variety of influential roles in health care. Induction into the Fellowship represents more than recognition of one's accomplishments within the nursing profession. Fellows contribute their collective expertise to the Academy, engaging with health leaders nationally and globally to improve health and achieve health equity by impacting policy through nursing leadership, innovation, and science.
Dr. Xavier is a translational-clinical researcher, a seasoned psychiatric nurse practitioner, and an interdisciplinary scholar with combined expertise in advanced practice nursing, psychiatric genetics, and neuropsychiatry. Dr. Xavier’s work has led to the development and application of cutting edge, innovative methods in neuropsychiatric symptom science research and has guided development of updated clinical recommendations.
Through a competitive, rigorous application process, the Academy’s Fellow Selection Committee reviewed a record number of applications, representing a 30% increase from the previous year, to select the 2022 Fellows. Dr. Xavier was one of 250 individuals selected to be inducted. The 2022 Fellows represent 35 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 17 countries.
The 2022 inductees will be recognized for their significant contributions to health and health care at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, taking place on October 27-29, 2022 in Washington, DC at the Marriott Marquis during the Induction Ceremony on the evening of October 29. Once the newest Fellows are inducted, the Academy will be comprised of more than 3,000 leaders who are experts in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia that champion health and wellness, locally and globally.
The American Academy of Nursing serves the public by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Academy Fellows are inducted into the organization for their extraordinary contributions to improve health locally and globally. With more than 2,900 Fellows, the Academy represents nursing’s most accomplished leaders in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia.
Dr. Sujayalakshmi Devarayasamudram (IANA NC vice president 2019-2020) won NCAIE outstanding volunteer award.
The outstanding Volunteer Award is for the person(s) who made a significant contribution as community volunteers who are committed to internationalism at a local academic institution