Elizabeth Saewyc FAAN 2016
24 Jun 2016
American Academy of Nursing Announces 2016 Class of New Fellows
The Academy Will Induct 164 Nurse Leaders During Its Annual Policy Conference in October
The American Academy of Nursing announced today that it has selected 164 highly distinguished nurse leaders as its 2016 class of Academy fellows. Among the four Canadian inductees is Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc of UBC's School of Nursing. The inductees will be honoured at a ceremony to be held during the Academy's annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, which will take place October 20-22, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
Dr Elizabeth Saewyc leads the interdisciplinary Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre she founded in 2006. She is a Fellow in both the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Her research documents trends in health disparities among vulnerable populations of youth, and then identifies policies and practices that can help reduce those disparities and foster resilience. Her two decades of work has helped change laws and transform health care among the three marginalized groups that experience significant health disparities globally, and upon which this work focuses: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth; runaway and homeless youth (especially sexually exploited youth); and Indigenous youth. Her research includes population-based studies of LGBTQ and Indigenous youth health; the first national Canadian survey of transgender youth health; and one of the largest studies of sexually exploited boys and girls.
We sincerely congratulate Elizabeth on this, her latest achievement.