Rochester School of Nursing Professor Elected to National Academy

October 27, 2005

Sheldon D. Fields, Ph.D., APRN-BC, FNP, assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, has been elected a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academy of Practice in Nursing.

The National Academy of Practice in Nursing is one of 10 in the National Academies of Practice. Each of the 10 Academies is limited to 150 active Distinguished Practitioners or Scholars.

Fields was nominated for his research and experience in the prevention of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and medical services for those with the disease. He is a national director of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

He will be honored by the National Academy Nov. 5 in Arlington, VA.

Fields is principal investigator for Project YEAH, Youth Empowerment Around HIV, a $1.5 million, five-year demonstration project aimed at engaging HIV-positive young men of color, who have sex with other men, around the issues of HIV prevention, advocacy, education, medical services, outreach and testing.

The National Academies of Practice was founded in 1981 in recognition of the need for interdisciplinary collaboration in healthcare. The National Academies also advise governmental departments and agencies on problems of healthcare.

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