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Two named fellows of American Academy of Nursing
Kathleen Brewer-Smyth and Judith Wheaton Herrman, faculty mem- bers in the School of Nursing, were inducted as fellows of the Amer- ican Academy of Nursing (AAN) during the organization’s Transforming
Health, Driving Policy Conference this past October in Washington, D.C. They were
managing neurological impairment in high-risk marginalized popu- lations. She was the first to document the prevalence of neurological impairment in female prison inmates during the decade after the closure of facilities for long-term management of neuro-psychiatric conditions. Her award-winning research has had global impact on the science and practice of neuro-rehabilitation.
Herrman is a nurse educator with a passion for adolescents, nursing education and creative teaching strategies across the lifespan. She is involved in research related to adolescent decision making and sexuality, interpersonal violence prevention, and teaching strategies focusing on age-related learning. Her research has examined issues ranging from adolescent parenting to teen pregnancy prevention.
Brewer-Smyth and Herrman join three other UD faculty who are AAN fellows: Barbara Habermann, Nannie Longfellow Professor; Bethany Hall- Long, professor; and Veronica Rempusheski, Jeanne K. Buxbaum Professor.
Academy fellows are nursing’s most accomplished leaders in educa- tion, management, practice and research. They are recognized for their extraordinary contributions to nursing and health care.
Kathleen Brewer-Smyth
Judith Wheaton Herrman
selected for their “leadership in education, management, and policy, and work to improve the health of the nation.”
Brewer- Smyth has
been a leader in identifying, preventing and
Three UD professors—Pamela Green, Blake Meyers and Cathy Wu—rank among the world’s top scientists in the 2014 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list, which spotlights “stand- out researchers of the last decade.”
The researchers earned the distinc- tion by writing the greatest number
of articles ranking among the top
one percent most cited for their subject field and year of publication between 2002 and 2012.
Green, the Crawford H. Greenewalt
Chair in the Department of Plant and
Soil Sciences in the College of Agricul-
ture and Natural Resources, is also a professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and holds joint appointments in the departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry. She leads a laboratory at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) focusing on post-transcriptional mechanisms that regulate the expression of genes, primarily in plants, but also in marine organisms and human cells. Her work investigates the regulatory roles of microRNAs, RNA degradation, ribonucleases and environ- mental stress responses.
Blake Meyers, the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor and chair of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, also leads a laboratory at DBI. His focus is plant genomics, in particular, studying and characterizing small RNAs and their regulatory roles using novel approaches and applications of bioinformatics and next-generation sequencing. His emphasis is understanding the biological functions, evolution and genomic impact of small RNAs, plus their interconnected functions in DNA methylation and as modulators of gene expression. These studies take place in rice, Arabidopsis, maize, Medicago, soybean and other species.
Cathy Wu is the Edward G. Jefferson Chair of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Com- putational Biology (CBCB), director of the Protein Information Resource (PIR), and a professor of computer and information sciences and bio- logical sciences. Her research interests include bioinformatics and computational biology, biological text mining, biological ontology, systems biology and bioinformatics cyberinfrastructure. She is the principal or co-principal investigator on a number of big data projects, including the UniProt Consortium, which is funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health to provide the scientific community with a free, high-quality resource of protein sequence and functional information. The website at receives over 4 million page views per month.
Pamela Green
Blake Meyers
Cathy Wu |7

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