Medica Research Institute Researcher Receives National Fellowship
Nancy Nachreiner recognized by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medica Research Institute investigator Nancy Nachreiner, PhD, MPH, BSN, COHN-S, FAAOHN, has been named an American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) Fellow.
AAOHN Fellows are national leaders, charged with providing the vision to advance the skills and knowledge of occupational health nurses. Fellows influence the formation of sound health policy, produce transformative research, and exemplify excellence in management and clinical practices.
Nachreiner is a research investigator at the Medica Research Institute and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Prior to joining the Medica Research Institute in 2013, she was co-director of the Occupational and Environmental Health Program at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on issues of occupational and environmental health, with expertise in the areas of cancer survivorship, work-related violence, and occupational injury epidemiology.
Nachreiner joins an elite group of some 100 nurses across the United States and Canada who have been named AAOHN Fellows since the fellowship began in 1999. She is the third nurse named from Minnesota.
Fellows must be nominated by two sponsors and demonstrate leadership in clinical practice, education, research, management, or policy development. They also must have a strong record of professional development and a vision for contributions to the profession.
Nachreiner will be formally recognized in May at AAOHN’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas.
About the Medica Research Institute
The Medica Research Institute is a nonprofit health services research organization committed to making its research outcomes available to the public. Its mission is to conduct research that generates valid and meaningful evidence-based information for timely translation into activities that promote health and improve lives. Investigators develop research programs aligned with the Institute’s research agenda and mission. Through systematic investigation, the Institute publicly offers scientific contributions that further the current evidence base to advance health and health care for our Nation. For more information about the Medica Research Institute, visit: www.MedicaResearchInstitute.org.
Medica is the parent company to the Medica Research Institute and operates as a health care services company headquartered in Minneapolis and active in the Upper Midwest. With nearly 1.5 million members, the non-profit company provides health care coverage in the employer, individual, Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Part D markets in Minnesota and a growing number of counties in North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Medica also offers national network coverage to employers who also have employees outside the Medica regional network.