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Two Lehman College Professors Appointed Nurse Fellows at New York Academy of Medicine

March 4, 2010

Professors Keville C. Frederickson and Catherine Alicia Georges

Two faculty members in Lehman College's Nursing Department, Professors Catherine Alicia Georges and Keville C. Frederickson, were recently appointed as nursing fellows at the prestigious New York Academy of Medicine. Founded in 1847, the Academy works to address the health challenges facing the world's urban populations. Its 2,000 Fellows embody the highest levels of achievement and leadership in the fields of medicine and health as well as science, social work, nursing, education, law and research.

Besides chairing the Lehman Nursing Department for the last six years, Dr. Georges is president of the National Black Nurses Foundation and chairperson of the board for the Bronx Westchester Area Health Education Council. She has served on advisory councils for the U.S. Department of Health and New York State, as well as the Children's Aid Society, and is past president of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.

Professor Frederickson has taught at Lehman since 1985 and also directs the CUNY Graduate Center's doctoral nursing program. She has earned many accolades, including the 2005 Distinguished Nurse Research Award from the Foundation of the New York State Nurses Association for her research on reducing teen violence and drug use among young Latinos and African-Americans. In 2004, she received the R. Louis McManus Medal, the top award given to alumni of Teachers College, Columbia University for her contributions to the field of nursing. In 2001, she was appointed Professor Afliliada at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Mexico for helping to create the first doctoral nursing program at the college.