American Academy Of Nursing To Recognize Nursing School Dean

Nov. 4, 2003

by Judy Long

Dr. Judy Wright Lott, dean of Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing, will be one of two Texas nurses inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing during the organization's annual national meeting and conference Nov. 15 in San Diego.

To be nominated for membership to the academy, nurses must be recognized by their peers for outstanding contributions to nursing. Lott is a noted researcher and educator in the fields of neonatal nursing and newborn skin science.

"Lott has a remarkable career that spans education and research and has built the foundation through her writings for evidence-based nursing practice," said Dr. Marilyn Summers, associate dean for research and professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing.

Dr. Carole Kenner, associate dean and professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago, cited Lott as an expert scientist in developing national clinical practice guidelines on neonatal skin care and noted that "her vast contributions are changing the face of neonatal nursing care on a global basis."

Lott received her bachelor's degree from Valdosta State University, her master's at Troy State University and her doctoral degree at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She is editor or author of several textbooks, including Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing and Neonatal Infections: Assessment, Diagnosis and Management, and has numerous other publications. She serves as co-editor of a clinical journal, Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews.

Lott will join Dr. Frances Strodtbeck, an expert in neonatal nursing and epidemiology, and Charles Kemp, a specialist in infectious diseases and manager of a Dallas health clinic for the homeless, as the third academy fellow among faculty at the School of Nursing.

For more information, contact the nursing school at (210) 820-3361.

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