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Roy Simpson DNP RN DPNAP FAAN was named assistant dean of technology management. This new position brings education, research, and simulation technology together in the School of Nursing. Simpson is a newly elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and former vice president of nursing for Cerner Corporation.


Kelly Wiltse Nicely PhD CRNA is program director of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program, which will enroll its inaugural class in Fall 2017. Graduates of the 36-month program will be trained to work as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Nicely comes to Emory from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing.


Ursula Kelly PhD APRN ANP-BC PMHNP-BC was elected a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Kelly studies female veterans affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and sexual trauma in the military. Among her current research is a yoga intervention to help these women overcome trauma.


Angela Amar PhD RN FAAN received two book awards from the American Journal of Nursing. Her book, A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing, took first place in the critical care/emergency nursing category and third place in the medical-surgical nursing category. Amar, associate dean for undergraduate education, co-wrote the book with Kathleen Sekula from Duquesne University's School of Nursing.

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