American Academy of Nursing Selects Seed Board Member Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan as an Honorary Fellow

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Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan. Photo Credit: George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health

On October 26, 2019, the American Academy of Nursing will officially name Seed Board Member Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan as an Honorary Fellow at its Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Dr. Mullan is one of the three Honorary Fellows selected by the Academy in recognition of their work to advance the expertise of the nursing profession and champion better health.

“These three individuals have heightened the nation’s health through collaboration with our profession and innovation in their strategies,” said Academy President Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN. “The Academy is proud to recognize these leaders as Honorary Fellows and welcome them into the ranks of our membership.”

Dr. Mullan has a long history of engagement with nursing education and dedication to U.S. and international health workforce issues. His work focuses on equity in health professions education. He served 23 years in the United States Public Health Service, starting as a physician in the National Health Service Corps and later as director of the program. He subsequently directed the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Professions and attained the rank of Assistant Surgeon General. Currently, Dr. Mullan is a professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University (GWU) and Professor of Pediatrics at the GWU School of Medicine. In 2019, GWU renamed its Health Workforce Institute, of which Dr. Mullan is a founder, the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity in recognition of his lifelong commitment to social justice, health equity, and health workforce improvement.

This is a wonderful recognition of Dr. Mullan’s commitment to transforming health policy and practice both at home and internationally. Congratulations Dr. Mullan!

Learn more about the Honorary Fellow distinction.