This year's keynote is Mary D. Naylor, PhD, RN, Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology and Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Since 1989, Dr. Naylor has led an interdisciplinary program of research designed to improve the quality of care, decrease unnecessary hospitalizations, and reduce health care costs for vulnerable community-based elders. Dr. Naylor is also the National Program Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program, Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative, aimed at generating, disseminating, and translating research to understand how nurses contribute to quality patient care. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine in 2005. She also is a member of the RAND Health Board, the National Quality Forum Board of Directors and the founding--chair of the Board of the Long-Term Quality Alliance. She was appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission in 2010.
More information available here: http://www.transitionalcare.info/staff/naylor
About the Annual Normal and Alicia Volk Lecture in Geriatric Nursing
This annual lecture at the NYU College of Nursing is made possible through the generous support of Norman and Alicia Volk. Their gift allows the College to host this essential series of lectures that focuses on the many quality health care needs of older adults.