February 16, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 7

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Nursing professor named Primary Care Fellow

Diane Lesh Diane Lesh

Diane Lesh, assistant professor and pediatric nurse practitioner in the School of Nursing, was recently named a 2001 Primary Care Fellow. Lesh joins a multidisciplinary group of primary health care leaders from around the world who work with top government, congressional and private sector health care officials, meeting in our nation's capital, to improve primary health care in the United States.

The six-month fellowship requires four weeks of on-site training. During this time, participants study primary care policy, education and research in order to become more effective advocates for improving primary health care at all levels of government and the private sector. Sessions on leadership development and media training also are offered to assist fellows in their advocacy role.

Appointment of fellows is based on nominations submitted by major health care organizations such as the National Rural Health Association, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Association of Family Physicians and the National Association of Community Health Centers. Lesh was nominated by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.