Associate Professor Ma. Cristina Cu-Hendrix, DNS, GNP-BC, an alumna and Cum Laude of BS Nursing Class 1991, was inducted as Academy Fellow of the American Association of Nurses (FAAN) for her invaluable contributions in nursing and health care. She will be joining approximately 2,200 Academy fellows who are working hand-in-hand to contribute their time and energy towards transforming and improving the health care system.
Fellows are nominated based on the extent of their influences on health policies, and the health and well-being of all, and the potential that they will be able to continue their contribution in the Nursing field and the Academy. They may be hospital and government administrators, college deans, or renowned scientific researchers.
Hendrix’s background included being a Critical Care Nurse and a Family Nurse practitioner. Currently, she is engaged as a Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner. Most of her researches are catered to the older adult population focusing on developing interventions to support family caregivers of chronically ill patients. She took her Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Alabama, and Doctor of Nursing Science at Louisiana State University. She completed her Post-Master’s Gerontological Nurse Practitioner program at the Duke University School of Nursing, where she is now a faculty member.
Assoc. Prof. Hendrix, together with the Director for Global and Community Health Affairs of Duke University Assoc. Prof. Michael Relf, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, FAAN, shall be visiting UST College of Nursing for a short lecture, a collaborative research activity, and a dialogue for collaborations of programs with the college on October 31, 2015 to November 6, 2015.