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March of Dimes Honors

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Three Emory nursing faculty received 2017 Nurse of the Year Awards from the March of Dimes of Georgia. They join nurses recognized in some 20 categories from across the state.


Community Health

Erin Ferranti 96Ox 98N 01MN/01MPH 13PhD leads and coordinates community health efforts at the School of Nursing. Among her studies is a project examining how diet quality affects the gut microbiome and cardiometabolic outcomes during pregnancy and postpartum among African American women. She also advises the Emory Nursing Emergency Preparedness Student Nurses Association.


Critical Care

Jennifer Adamski DNP ACNP-BC directs Emory’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. Her research encompasses trauma prevention and system development, rapid response teams, and critical care/trauma advances. Previously, as director of advanced practice for a rural Level 2 trauma center, she designed an APRN practice model that saved the health system more than $2 million over three years.



Through her research, Janice Withycombe PhD RN has identified predictors for obesity development in children undergoing therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Twenty-three percent of children treated for ALL become obese, and another 20 percent become overweight. Withycombe’s studies show that children can safely increase their physical activity during and after cancer treatment to prevent weight gain.

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