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INSIDE THE ASSOCIATION NewsMakers Before his position at Mount Marty College, Lupien was an associate professor at the Medical College of Georgia where he chaired the departments of Nurse Anesthesia and Adult Nursing. AANA Members Inducted into the American He also established the first patient simulation laboratory in a Academy of Nursing school of nursing while at the Medical College of Georgia. Two AANA Members have been inducted as Fellows of the Lupien pioneered the use of high fidelity (HF) simulation as American Academy of Nursing. Alfred Lupien, CRNA, PhD, an innovative scientific strategy to help nurses increase their FAAN, and Major General (retired) Gale Pollock, CRNA, MHA, understanding of physiology and pharmacology, build technical FACHE, FAAN, AN, USA, were among 92 nurse leaders inducted skill sets, practice decision-making, and experience rare clinical during the Academy’s 35th Annual Meeting and Conference on events without jeopardizing patient comfort or safety. He was a Nov. 8, 2008, in Scottsdale, Ariz. member of the multidisciplinary team who developed the The American Academy of Nursing anticipates and tracks Combat Trauma Patient Simulator.I national and international trends in healthcare, while addressing resulting issues of healthcare knowledge and policy. The Major General Gale Pollock Academy’s mission is to serve the public and nursing profession Major General (retired) Gale Pollock, CRNA, by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, MHA, FACHE, FAAN, AN, USA, is currently synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. the executive director of the Center for Ocular “The Academy is comprised of many of the nation’s top nurs- Regeneration and Vision Restoration at the ing executives, policymakers, scholars, researchers, and practi- University of Pittsburgh. She recently retired tioners,” said Academy President, Pam Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN. from the U.S. Army where she was the Deputy “Being selected as an Academy Fellow is an important recogni- Surgeon General for the Army Medical Department and 22nd Chief tion of one’s contributions to nursing and healthcare.” of the Army Nurse Corps. Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions Throughout her military career, Pollock has focused greatly on to nursing and healthcare. Each nominee must be sponsored by providing and improving patient care by concentrating on the two current Academy fellows. Selection is based, in part, on the recruitment and retention of CRNAs in the Army. Her efforts in this extent to which nominees’ nursing careers influence health policy area range from working with Congress to provide more financial for the benefit of all Americans.I and human capital resources for nursing education, addressing the shortage of qualified nursing
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