January 2020
Member highlight

Dr. Sandra "Sande" Gracia Jones named 
Vanessa Von Wertheim Endowed Chair in Chronic Disease Prevention and Care
Sandra Gracia Jones, PhD, ARNP, ACRN, ACNS-BC, FAAN,  is named Endowed Chair in Chronic Disease Prevention and Care at Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Heath Sciences, Florida International University. She is an active local and national ANAC member and has received the JANAC research article of the year award and the inaugural ANAC HIV Prevention Award. 

Her research focuses on HIV prevention, including the development of the SENORITAS program to teach nursing students about the risk of HIV for women. She also mentors junior faculty to develop programs focusing on HIV and substance abuse prevention. Congratulations, Sande!

HIV & Aging

Check out the quarterly ANAC HIV & Aging update
Visit the ANAC HIV & Aging page to view the most recent quarterly update with clinical updates, related policy commentaries and relevant conference announcements. 

Sigma Theta Tau International/Association of Nurses in AIDS Care research grant 
Apply for the Sigma Theta Tau International/Association of Nurses in AIDS Care research grant before it closes on April 1.  This grant encourages research and nursing career development through the support of clinically-oriented HIV/AIDS research. Another goal of the grant is to increase the number of HIV studies being done by nurses. 

The 2019 STTI/ANAC grant was awarded to ANAC member Julie Schexnayder, DNP, at Case Western Reserve University for her project entitled Implementation Interventions for PrEP in Public Health Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinics.   

American Nurses Foundation Research Award opens Feb. 1
The American Nurses Foundation Research Award application opens Feb. 1 and closes May 1. Visit their website for more information on how to apply.
International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Celebrating nurses and advances in the field in 2020
We are excited to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020! We created this special newsletter section for 2020 to feature resources, commentary or links acknowledging the critical roles of nurses and midwives in health and healthcare.

Johnson & Johnson launches podcast series
See You Now: Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association have launched SEE YOU NOW, a new podcast series spotlighting nurse-led innovation that is addressing today's most challenging healthcare problems. Check it out!


New JANAC submission requirements
As of January 1, 2020, JANAC will be following the recently released 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual for formatting and style. Learn about JANAC submission requirements.

JANAC featured article of the month
This month's featured article is Using Real-Time Adherence Feedback to Enhance Communication About Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy: Patient and Clinician Perspectives, which discusses new technologies for real-time adherence monitoring and how they enhance antiretroviral therapy adherence interventions by providing objective information about daily medication-taking behavior.

This is the CNE article for the current issue. ANAC members can access content for free by the above link or logging into ANAC (anacnet.org) and choosing Members Only Info from the "What would you like to do?" drop-down menu. On the Members Only page, you will find the link to JANAC content and the coupon code to receive 50% off the cost of the CE test ($8.98).

Conference CNE
ANAC2019 conference registrants: There is still time to claim CNE credit for conference activities! Don't miss this opportunity to receive CNE credits for sessions you attended.This link only works for those registered for conference. To claim your credits:
  1. Visit https://nursesinaidscare.neonwebapps.com/surveys/16
  2. Log in using your ANAC User ID and password
  3. Follow the prompts from there to complete the evaluation

See you in Tampa 
November 12-14, 2020!

S ubmit your abstracts for CANAC 2020 by Feb. 14
The call for abstracts for the Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care (CANAC)'s 2020 conference, is now open through Feb. 14. The conference is  scheduled for May 21-23 at the University of Alberta, Edmonton.

Consider submitting abstracts focusing on advocacy practices and change. Clinical management and nurse leadership initiatives that are innovative and inspiring are encouraged.  View the submission guidelines.  

Remembering Pat Stachewicz, RN
We are sad to share that ANAC member  Pat Stachewicz, RN, has passed away after a long illness. She was the founder of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas) ANAC Chapter and was a HIV/AIDS patient advocate since the early days of the HIV epidemic. Click here for information on memorial services honoring Pat.

2018 audit
ANAC's annual external audit for fiscal year 2018 was completed and accepted by the ANAC Board of Directors. It shows the organization is in good financial standing and in compliance with all accounting and fiscal standards. For more information, contact the Finance Committee at info@anacnet.org.

ANAC expands leadership team!
ANAC is hiring a Program and Education Director. This is a full-time position to lead ANAC's educational efforts by developing and expanding educational services and other programming. Click here for full description, qualifications and to learn more about the application process. Please consider and share this opportunity with colleagues.


AIDSWatch will be held March 30-31 in Washington, D.C.
Each year, AIDSWatch brings together hundreds of people living with HIV along with their allies, including nurses and other members of the healthcare team, to meet with members of Congress and to educate them about the important issues at stake for people living with HIV in the United States.

If you are interested in going and joining the ANAC delegation, contact Carole Treston at carole@anacnet.org before Feb. 28. There is some limited funding available to assist with expenses. 
Job opening

Capacity building nurse, HIV/AIDS & clinic management specialist - Malawi, Africa
The Advancing Health Professionals program of Peace Corps Response needs three volunteers with experience managing and coordinating effective and efficient health services and systems in an outpatient clinic that sees a high volume of HIV/AIDS patients. The volunteers will serve at Lighthouse Trust clinics in Malawi for 12 months to build the capacity of the clinic staff and associated medical wards and satellite clinics. Learn more and apply today.
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care | 800.260.6780 | anac@anacnet.org