November 18, 2010 — University of Virginia nursing professor Pamela Kulbok was inducted Nov. 13 as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She chairs the School of Nursing's Department of Family, Community & Mental Health Systems.
She joins 16 Nursing School faculty who are American Academy of Nursing fellows.
The focus of Kulbok's research is drug, tobacco and alcohol prevention in adolescents, with a special emphasis on the identification of protective individual and environmental influences related to nonsmoking in rural, tobacco-producing counties of Virginia.
According to the American Academy of Nursing's website, the organization's mission is to serve the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis and dissemination of nursing knowledge.
The American Academy of Nursing's approximately 1,500 fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. They include association executives; university presidents, chancellors and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; nurse consultants; and researchers and entrepreneurs.