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Myra Carmon, EdD, CPNP CPNP Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program
CPNP Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
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On March 31, 2006 at the National Association of Pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.
Of or relating to pediatrics. Nurse Practitioner nurse practitioner
n. Abbr. NP
A registered nurse with special training for providing primary health care, including many tasks customarily performed by a physician. Conference in Washington DC, Myra Carmon, EdD, CPNP was presented with the 2006 Grassroots Advocacy Award. The award was given for her advocacy on children's issues on a state and national level.
Cindy Balkstra, MS, APRN APRN Advanced Practice Registered Nurse , BC
Balkstra was recently selected to serve on the Editorial Advisory Board for The American Nurse. Cindy will use her knowledge, expertise and perspective to guide the editorial content of this national publication.
Debbie Hackman, CAE (1) (Computer-Aided Engineering) Software that analyzes designs which have been created in the computer or that have been created elsewhere and entered into the computer.
GNA Chief Executive Officer
Hackman was recently awarded CAE credentialing. The CAE is the highest distinction for the association professional. After successfully completing a national examination, Hackman earned the title Certified Association Executive Certified Association Executive (CAE) is a professional certification sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Candidates for the certification must meet certain educational and experience requirements as well as pass an examination before the . Additionally, Hackman has recently been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the Georgia Society of Association Executives and the national board of directors for the Lewy Boddy Dementia Association.
Kathy Parker, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN FAAN
Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
Dr. Parker was recently profiled in the Atlanta Hospital News honoring her dedication to the profession of nursing. Parker's career consists of more than 20 years of clinical nursing, nursing research and nursing education. Currently, Parker is a professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. Additionally, she is the Director of the Center for Research on Symptoms, Symptom Interaction and Health Outcomes, a position that has given the opportunity to become a leading researcher for new treatments to improve the quality of sleep of hemodialysis patients.
Marla Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Salmon was recently recognized by the Atlanta Hospital News for her distinguished career in nursing. Salmon is currently Dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, a position she has held since 1999. Additionally, Salmon is the Director of the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing. She has received countless awards and recognitions including the President's Meritorious Service Award and the U.S. Public Health Service's Chief Nurse Award for her leadership at the Federal level.