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Hopkins Nurse Inducted into Prestigious Gerontological Fellows Program

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Posted: 12/21/2010

Elizabeth (Ibby) Tanner, PhD, MS, RN, FNGNA, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON), has been inducted as a National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) Fellow.

"The future of health and healthcare in this country depends, in a large part, on the approaches that nurses use in addressing the needs of an aging society," says Tanner.  "I have dedicated my career to gerontological nursing-educating nurses, promoting excellence in practice and policy development, and conducting research--to improve the quality of life for older adults."

At the School of Nursing, Tanner has led development of the School's gerontology curriculum and created a Geriatric Interest Group for Nursing, Public Health, and Medicine students.   She also holds a joint appointment in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and is core faculty in the Center on Aging and Health.

Tanner is a Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Research Scholar, serves on committees of the National Gerontological Nursing Association, the Gerontological Society of America, and Sigma Theta Tau, and is a member of the Baltimore City Commission on Aging and Retirement Education.  She is a co-investigator on several interdisciplinary research teams focusing on older adults' hospital transitions, promoting independent living in community settings, and health promotion.