June 2019
Member Highlight

Sheila Davis appointed CEO of Partners in Health
Earlier in June, ANAC member Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP, FAAN, was named CEO of Partners in Health (PIH), a  global nonprofit with 18,000 staff members in 10 countries that provide access to care to 8 million people.  PIH is  a nonprofit social justice organization that brings the benefits of modern medical science to the poorest and sickest communities around the world, working to ensure that the universal human right to quality health care is realized . We commend  PIH on selecting Dr. David, an experienced, strategic and compassionate nurse leader as CEO. Congratulations, Sheila!

ANAC members accepted as AAN Fellows
The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Each year, nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research are accepted as Fellows of the Academy. 

We  congratulate the following ANAC members who were accepted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing for induction as the class of 2019 in November:

Rasheeta Chandler-Coley, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP - Emory University
Jeffrey J. Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Julie Zuñiga, PhD, RN - The University of Texas at Austin
Chapter Highlight

ANAC at Pride events
Happy Pride! ANAC staff and ANAC members participated in Pride events in Washington, DC and Baltimore this month, providing information on PrEP, HIV treatment, All of Us and other approaches to HIV health and wellness and celebrating our solidarity with LGBT communities

Did you go to a Pride event in your hometown? Please share with us your pictures and impressions!


Call for awards
ANAC recognizes excellence and achievement in a variety of areas, including clinical practice, leadership, research, education and prevention.  The award process gives you the opportunity to honor a member you admire and who has advanced HIV or HIV-related nursing and enhanced the growth of ANAC. The call for nominations closes July 16.  Nominate someone today!
All awards are presented at ANAC's annual conference, being held this year in Portland, OR Nov. 7-9. The awards ceremony is scheduled for the evening of Nov. 9.

HRSA webinar
ANAC hosted a national webinar June 25, 2019 on the national HHS initiative to end the HIV epidemic. The webinar entitled "Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America" , was presented by Laura Cheever, MD., ScM, associate administrator and Heather Hauck, LICSW, deputy associate administrator at the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) at HRSA, the home of Ryan White programs. View the presentation slides. 
Early-bird registration now open!
Take advantage of discounted registration for ANAC2019 until July 15. Don't miss out on this savings!

You can receive up to 20 hours of continuing education credit for attending sessions at ANAC2019. ANAC is accredited by ANCC as a provider of CNE. 

Documentary screening
We will have a showing of the documentary film,  5B, at a plenary session at ANAC2019. Join with your colleagues and friends in this fantastic film celebrating nursing compassion and innovation at San Francisco General in the 1980s. 

ECHO trial results released
The Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) study results were released and published in Lancet, addressing a long-standing question about the relationship between hormonal contraceptive use and the risk of HIV acquisition. The study found no substantial difference in HIV risk among women using these three methods of contraception: copper-releasing IUD, a hormonal implant or DMPA-IM injections, also known as Depo-Provera. However, HIV infection rates among the study population of women in east and southern Africa were almost 4%, a wake-up call to the continued risk for women and need for integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health services.  

CUGH call for abstracts and panel proposals
CUGH2020 is now accepting abstracts and panel proposals until August 25. This is an opportunity to showcase the valuable contributions of nursing programs, faculty and nursing students to the global response to HIV, reduction of health disparities and universal healthcare.  More information and to submit an abstract or proposal.

U=U webinar
In 2017, ANAC endorsed the U=U campaign, a concept based in strong scientific evidence that individuals with HIV who receive antiretroviral therapy and have achieved and maintain an undetectable viral load cannot sexually transmit the virus to others.This concept has broad implications for treatment of HIV from a scientific and public health standpoint, for the self-esteem of individuals by reducing the stigma associated with HIV and for certain legal aspects of HIV criminalization.

The Well Project is presenting a webinar   "U=U in 2019: How Far We've Come and Where We're Going" July 9,  from noon - 1:30 p.m. ET. ANAC member Lisa Scotti, CRNP, MPH,RN, will present on provider roles and messaging in U=U. Register here. 

GANM webinar
The Global Alliance for Nursing & Midwifery (GANM) hosted the webinar, " The State of the World's Nursing Report," by Carey McCarthy, PhD, MPH, RN, Health Workforce Department at WHO. We invite you to watch the recorded webinar to learn more about the WHO Sustainable Development Goals and the global nursing workforce and the nursing shortage. Watch it here.

AIDS Research Center of Wisconsin
ARCW, one of the nation's largest providers of HIV prevention, care and treatment, has the following job openings: 
  • Registered nurse, Denver location
  • Registered nurse, Milwaukee location
  • Nurse supervisor, Milwaukee location
We are a vibrant team of successful professionals who share an incredible enthusiasm and vision for a world without AIDS. To learn more and to apply, please visit  our careers page.

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