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Mathy Mezey is the First Nurse to Receive the American Geriatrics Society’s Nasher/Manning Award

August 25, 2010

The New York University College of Nursing is pleased to announce that Mathy Mezey, Associate Director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at the College, was the recipient of the American Geriatrics Society Nasher/Manning Award for her teaching, leadership and life-long achievement in clinical geriatrics.

The award was presented on May 14th during the Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando. Dr. Mezey is the first nurse to receive this prestigious honor. The Society presents the award, named for Ignatz Leo Nascher, MD (1863-1944), a pioneer in the field who coined the term "geriatrics" in 1909, every two years to a distinguished individual for his or her lifelong achievement in clinical geriatrics. 

“We are delighted the American Geriatrics Society recognized Mathy for her accomplishments in clinical geriatrics,” says Terry Fulmer, Dean NYU College of Nursing. “Honoring Mathy, the first nurse to receive this award, is so obvious, given her extraordinary commitment to geriatrics and her stellar leadership in the field.”

Dr. Mezey began her career as a public health nurse at Jacobi Hospital in New York City, followed by a Lehman College teaching position at the City University of New York. For 10 years she was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, where she directed the geriatric nurse practitioner program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Teaching Nursing Home Program. In 1991, she returned to New York to become the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education at New York University. In 1996 she became director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University, where she developed innovative programs fostering excellence in the nursing care of older adults.  She is currently Professor Emerita, and Associate Director, the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing.

Dr. Mezey is the author of 11 books and more than 80 publications that focus on educating all nurses for the care of older adults and bioethical issues that affect decisions at the end of life. Her current research and writing focus on quality of care for older people in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

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NYUCN's Mezey to Receive the American Geriatrics Society’s Nasher/Manning Award

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