Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN, has been chosen as the 2017–2018 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The program provides a yearlong leadership opportunity to participate in shaping health policy.
Veenema plans to use the time to expand her leadership experience in advancing national preparedness and interprofessional workforce readiness in public health emergencies.
"I am deeply honored to be selected for this wonderful opportunity to represent nursing and I look forward to working with colleagues at NAM to advance the science that underlies health policy for disaster and public health emergency preparedness," said Veenema, an ANA member.
Currently, Veenema is associate professor of Nursing and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Center for Humanitarian Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She serves as a member of the National Academy of Medicine's Standing Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Strategic National Stockpile. Veenema is the editor and author of the book Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal papers. She is the recipient of the Certificate of Distinguished Service from the National American Red Cross and was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal of Honor from the International Red Crescent.
The Distinguished NAM Nurse Scholar-in-Residence program is supported by the American Academy of Nursing, the American Nurses Association, and the American Nurses Foundation. Gifts to the Academy's Rheba de Tornyay development fund and the Foundation's Annual Fund support the Scholar-in-Residence program.