Yale University School of Nursing (YSN) Professors Lois S. Sadler, PhD, RN, PNP-BC and Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, were inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as new Fellows on November 7, 2009. They were each nominated for this honor by two current Academy Fellows and were selected by the Academy’s 15-member Fellow Selection Committee for their outstanding achievements in the nursing profession. Professors Sadler and Alexander were formally inducted as Fellows with 96 other nurse leaders during the Academy’s Annual Awards Ceremony and Induction Banquet in Atlanta, GA.
The Academy is constituted to anticipate national and international trends in health care, and address resulting issues of health care knowledge and policy. Not only is the invitation to Fellowship recognition of one's accomplishments within the nursing profession, but also affords an opportunity to work with other leaders in health care in addressing the issues of the day. The Academy’s mission is to serve the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge.
Dr. Sadler, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at YSN, received her B.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts, her M.S.N. degree from Yale University School of Nursing, and her Ph.D. from the School of Family Studies at the University of Connecticut. Her research is in the area of the transition to parenthood among urban adolescent mothers and their families, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and development of specialized support programs for young at-risk families. Her publications and presentations are in the area of adolescent primary health care issues, high-risk families and adolescent parenthood.
Dr. Alexander, Associate Professor and Director of the Adult, Family, Gerontological, and Women's Health Primary Care Specialty, received her B.S.N. degree from the Pennsylvania State University, her M.S. degree from Northeastern University, her post-Master’s Certificate in Teaching from The University of Pennsylvania, and her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include Women's Health, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Risk Reduction, and Health Disparities. Dr. Alexander’s presentations and publications include translation and dissemination to clinicians and consumers of culturally relevant, evidence-based information and self-care strategies for menopause and osteoporosis in multi-ethnic, midlife women. Her award winning consumer books have been translated into multiple languages and are available around the world.