In honor of their work on healthcare disparities, professors Fannie Gaston-Johansson, PhD, RN, FAAN and Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN have been inducted into the National Black Nurses Association Institute of Excellence.
“These faculty members have worked tirelessly to improve the health status of all people, especially those who are underserved, and to strengthen the profession of nursing,” says Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN.
Gaston-Johansson, the first African-American woman to be a tenured full professor at Hopkins, is an internationally renowned nurse educator, researcher, and clinical practitioner. In 2007, she was named the inaugural chair of the Department of Acute and Chronic Care.
Sharps, also an inaugural Chair of a Department–Community Public Health–serves as the director of three health and wellness centers operated by the School and provides care in a Baltimore shelter for homeless battered women and their children.