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UM Gonzalez-Guarda wins grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Date:9/7/2011

working to prevent domestic violence in the community, I know that this work is important to the health of the Hispanics and the country more broadly."

Gonzalez-Guarda's selection comes as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is embarking on a collaborative campaign to transform the nursing profession to improve health and health care. Based on the recommendations from a groundbreaking Institute of Medicine nursing report released last yearThe Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, RWJF is spearheading the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action to engage nurses and non-nurses in a nationwide effort to overhaul the nursing profession. The campaign is working to implement solutions to the challenges facing the nursing profession and to build upon nurse-based approaches to improving quality and transforming the way Americans receive health care. Dr. Gonzalez-Guarda was one of six nurses that served on the IOM committee that issued the Future of Nursing report and now has the incredible opportunity to lead efforts to advance the health of Hispanics through her RWJF funded program of research.

Her mentors are: Doris Ugarriza, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., a professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies, and Guillermo Prado, Ph.D., an associate tenured professor in the School of Medicine's Department of Epidemiology & Public Health.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program aims to strengthen the academic productivity and overall excellence of nursing schools by developing the next generation of national leaders in academic nursing. Supporting junior nurse faculty will help curb a shortage of nurse educators that could undermine the health and health care of all Americans. The Affordable Care Act will vastly increase the number of people who can access health care in the United States. As the number of patients increases, there will be greater demand for skilled nurses and faculty to educate them. Right now, man
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Contact: Barbara Gutierrez
bgutierrez@miami.edu
305-284-5500
University of Miami
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