Dr. Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, was named Head of New York University’s Division of Nursing in The Steinhardt School of Education, Dean Ann Marcus announced today. She was also named the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of Nursing.
Dr. Fulmer is a professor in the Division of Nursing and co-director of The John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing and Director of the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers, both based at NYU.
“Professor Fulmer is an outstanding educator and researcher who is highly regarded by the NYU nursing faculty, as well as her academic colleagues at other institutions and nursing professionals in the field nationwide,” said Dean Marcus. “Her appointment as division head signifies her emergence as a respected leader in the NYU community.”
A professor of geriatric nursing and a geriatric nurse practitioner, she is the principal investigator for the Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training Project (GITT), which is funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc. Her program of research focuses on acute care of the elderly and specifically, abuse and neglect of the elderly. Dr. Fulmer’s current research on “Dyadic Vulnerability/Risk Profiling for Elder Neglect” is funded by the National Institute on Aging in partnership with the National Institute of Nursing Research. Her publications include over 125 articles, 50 chapters and 16 books.
“I am honored and excited to take on this new role in one of the nation’s most prestigious nursing programs,” Dr. Fulmer said. “The faculty is world class and the students are among the best and brightest in the country. I am especially looking forward to working with the Dean Marcus and our new president, John Sexton, in advancing our research and clinical missions.” Dr. Fulmer has received the status of Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Gerontological Society of America, and the New York Academy of Medicine. She completed a Brookdale National Fellowship and is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. She has received numerous honors and awards for her scholarly work, among which was her recognition as Distinguished Nurse Researcher by the New York State Nurses Association.