(COLLEGE STATION, TX) — Jane Nelson Bolin, R.N., J.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, recently was chosen to serve on the Academy Health Organization, a national health services research organization.

The AHO is a professional organization for health services researchers, policy analysts and practitioners. It has several interest group components covering a broad range of health research interests, including the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues, of which Dr. Bolin is now a member.

“I am excited to be representing the School of Rural Public Health at the Academy Health national meetings and to be serving for the next two years on the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues,” Dr. Bolin said. “The issues confronting nurse educators span across the spectrum – from fairly focused clinical areas to public health and health policy generally. This is an exciting time to be involved in the leadership of this national organization.”

As a nurse, lawyer and health researcher, Dr. Bolin is ideal to serve on the interest group panel. This group focuses on influencing the development of health services research knowledge related to nursing practice and education; building a community interested in advancing health services research issues important to nurses; and facilitating the development of nurses and others in the conduct of research and use of research methods.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell