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Two UH Manoa Nursing Faculty Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellows

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Two UH Manoa Nursing Faculty Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellows

Honolulu, Hawaii (October 17, 2012) – The American Academy of Nursing recognized two UH Manoa Nursing faculty members at the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference on October 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. Dr. Jillian Inouye, PhD, APRN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at UH Manoa Nursing, and Dr. Francisco Conde, II PhD, APRN, AOCNS®, Cancer Survivorship Program at Queen’s Medical Center and Clinical Adjunct Faculty at UH Manoa Nursing and were inducted as Fellows by the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Inouye and Dr. Conde pose for group photo Dr. Inouye and Dr. Conde have been inducted into the 2012 Class of Fellows and represent Hawaii in this years cohort. Dr. Inouye is the very first Associate Dean focused on nursing research in the School and Hawaii. Additionally, the American Academy of Nursing acknowledged Dr. Conde as the first male nurse of Filipino ancestry to be inducted as a Fellow.

The Academy is composed of more than 1,800 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. Selection criteria included evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows. Applicants were reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, and selection was based, in part, on the extent to which nominees’ nursing careers influence health policies and the heath and well-being of all.

photo of Dr. Jillian InouyeDr. Jillian Inouye, PhD, APRN
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene

Dr. Inouye is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research with the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaii. Dr. Inouye’s affiliation at the East-West Center shaped her interests which led to her research foci on health disparities, chronic illnesses, and self management. Dr. Inouye has been the Principal Investigator of several NIH grants to advance knowledge in the field of self-management to improve health-related quality of life and reduce health disparities in ethnically diverse populations with chronic illnesses. Dr. Inouye’s efforts toward infrastructure development and faculty support include grants to establish an Office of Research Development and a P20 Center to enhance faculty opportunities to conduct collaborative biomedical and behavioral research. This collaboration was extended with a proposal to establish academic-community partnerships in research at a major hospital in Hawaii which assisted in their obtaining magnet status. Other service and community activities include research as the behaviorist for the Diabetes and Prevention Program arm in Hawaii; initiator of a “Keiki (Child) Feeding Team” providing family assessments and interventions for Children with feeding disorders at the Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Branch; and volunteering at Tripler Medical Clinic for stress reduction interventions to active duty personnel.

As an educator, Dr. Inouye developed and received HRSA funding for the first online PhD program at the University focused on Rural Underserved Communities. Dr. Inouye’s recent work is a Community Based Participatory Research project on the Island of Hawaii to promote self management and improve health care for rural vulnerable populations with patient navigators.  Her two passions have been to advance knowledge in the field of self-management to improve health-related quality of life in ethnically diverse populations with chronic illnesses and to provide mentoring via infrastructure development and faculty support. Dr. Inouye is a University of Hawaii at Manoa alumnae.

photo of Dr. Francisco A. Conde, IIDr. Francisco A. Conde, II PhD, APRN, AOCNS®
Cancer Survivorship Program
The Queen’s Medical Center

Clinical Adjunct Faculty
University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene

Dr. Conde is an oncology clinician and researcher at Queen’s Medical Center (QMC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. At QMC, he launched the first hospital-based cancer survivorship program in Hawaii in 2009. He has been very instrumental in promoting survivorship care not only in Hawaii, but to nations and U.S. territories in the Pacific Basin. His active participation in the NCI’s Community Cancer Centers Program helps shape the growing field of cancer survivorship.

As researcher, Dr. Conde has had a dramatic impact on the way nurses and physicians care for cancer patients.  Over a decade ago, he conducted one of the first studies to document the relationship between hormone therapy and osteoporosis in men with prostate cancer. Findings from this study, as well as others, laid the groundwork for interventions in preventing osteoporosis that are being used today. He has continued his research by examining barriers to prostate cancer screening in ethnic minorities and describing quality of life among breast cancer survivors.

Prior to joining QMC, Dr. Conde served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. Professional memberships include the Oncology Nursing Society and Sigma Theta Tau. Appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie, he serves as a board member of the Hawaii State Center for Nursing. He received his BSN, MSN, and PhD in nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Read the American Academy of Nursing’s news release announcing the 2012 Class of Fellows. http://www.aannet.org/pr-5-18-12-class-of-2012-fellows

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The American Academy of Nursing anticipates and tracks national and international trends in health care, while addressing resulting issues of health care knowledge and policy. The Academy’s mission is to serve the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. www.aannet.org

UH Manoa Nursing, the Nursing Capitol of the Pacific, is the leader in nursing education and research in Hawaii with outreach to Asia and the Pacific Basin. We support the mission of the University of Hawaii at Manoa: to provide an innovative, caring and multicultural environment in which faculty, students and staff work together to generate and transmit knowledge, wisdom, and values to promote quality of life and health for present and future generations. The school offers the BS, master’s, and doctoral programs. To reflect Hawaii’s unique cultural diversity and heritage, UH Manoa Nursing is committed to increasing Native Hawaiian and other underserved people in all nursing programshttp://www.nursing.hawaii.edu

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