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NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.
New HHCI Journal Editor-in-Chief Appointed
Washington, DC (March 25, 2016) — It is with great pleasure that the NAHN Board of Directors announces that Judith Aponte, PhD, RN, CDE, CCM, APHN-BC has been chosen to become the Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Heath Care International (HHCI), the official Journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN).
Dr. Aponte is tenured Associate Professor and Specialization Coordinator of the Community/Public Health Nursing (MS) and Community/Public Health Nursing/Urban Health (MS/MPH) Graduate Programs at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing (H-BSON), Hunter College. She is also a faculty member of the Nursing PhD Program at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
She has received a number of awards and honors, including the 2014 Regional NY/NJ Giving Excellence Meaning (GEM) Award for Advancing the Profession; and most recently, the 2016 Suzanne Smith Mentoring Editors Award by the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE). She is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, a Full Member of the Clinical and Translational Science Center and a Faculty Associate of the Roosevelt House.
Dr. Aponte has published book chapters and numerous peer-reviewed articles in nursing, nursing education, and in diabetes and its risk-factors affecting the Hispanic population. She has also conducted many local and international presentations, including the 2013 keynote at the NAHN annual conference. Dr. Aponte has conducted extensive editorial work and has held many different editorial positions.
She received her BSN and MS from H-BSON; and was the first Hispanic to graduate with a PhD from Columbia University School of Nursing. She is a certified diabetes educator, case manager, and advanced public health nurse. Her area of research is on diabetes focused on the Hispanic population.
"The Board is delighted to appoint Judy to be our new Editor-in-Chief," said Dan Suarez, MA, RN, president of NAHN. "We know that the Journal will continue to flourish under her care."
Congratulations on a well-deserved achievement, Judith.
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