Three from UCLA Nursing & UCLA Health selected as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

UCLA School of Nursing Assistant Dean & UCLA Health Chief Nursing Executive Karen Grimley, PhD, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, Assistant Professor Mary Rezk-Hanna, PhD, FAHA, and UCLA Health Chief Nursing Officer K. David Bailey, PhD, RN, MBA, CCRN-K, NEA-BC, FACHE have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (Academy).

These UCLA recipients are part of a class of 250 nursing leaders from around the world to be inducted into the Academy. The inductees will be recognized for their significant contributions to health and health care at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, taking place on October 27-29, 2022 in Washington, DC. This year’s conference theme is “From Reflection to Impact: Positioning Nursing’s Future.”

Dr. Grimley serves as assistant dean within the School of Nursing and is the Chief Nursing Executive for UCLA Health. In that role she is responsible for the overall delivery and management of patient care and professional nursing practice, clinical education, professional development, research and clinical services.

Dr. Rezk-Hanna is an assistant professor at the UCLA School of Nursing. Her program of research focuses on vascular regulation and human cardiovascular physiology in the area of tobacco-related diseases. She is also a board-certified nurse practitioner.

Dr. Bailey is the chief nursing officer at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. His background spans more than 25 years in nursing management, including leadership positions in critical care, cardiovascular and cardiac rehab nursing, and pulmonary and rehabilitation medicine at hospitals in Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina before moving to California to join UCLA Health.

Congratulations to this year’s inductees.