Nursing Leader to be Featured Jenab Lecture Speaker

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Barbara B. Frink, Ph.D., FAAN, R.N., nurse leader and health systems executive, will be the featured speaker for the West Virginia University School of Nursing’s Jenab Lectureship at 7 p.m., April 12, in the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Main Auditorium. Her address, titled “Personal Health and Professional Care in an E-Health Age,” is free and open to the public.

Dr. Frink is a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and holds adjunct faculty positions in nursing at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania. She served as director of nursing systems and research at both The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., and the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Her extensive experience as a nurse executive has focused on critical strategic relationships in health care systems. Most recently, she was involved with hospital organizations around patient safety initiatives including medication administration. She has written on the topics of evaluation, quality and outcomes and has given numerous presentations on heath care informatics from a corporate perspective.

Frink was appointed to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for the 2002-2004 term, and has served on national expert panels focusing on health information technology, nursing systems, and health services research. She is an elected Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, where she participates on the organization’s Foundation for Nursing Corporate Committee.

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For more information:
Stacy Wise, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087

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