The American Academy of Nursing has recognized two University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Nursing faculty members—Jillian Inouye and Francisco Conde II—at the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, D.C. They were inducted as fellows by the academy.
The Academy is composed of more than 1,800 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research.
Selection criteria included evidence of significant contributions to nursing and healthcare and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows.
Jillian Inouye is a UH Mānoa School of Nursing professor and associate dean for research. She has been the principal investigator of several grants to advance knowledge in the field of self-management to improve health-related quality of life and reduce health disparities in ethnically diverse populations with chronic illnesses.
As an educator, Inouye developed and received HRSA funding for the first online PhD program at UH, focused on rural underserved communities. Her recent work is a Community Based Participatory Research project on the Island of Hawaiʻi to promote self management and improve health care for rural vulnerable populations with patient navigators.
Francisco Conde II is a clinical adjunct faculty with the School of Nursing and an oncology clinician and researcher at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. His active participation in the NCI’s Community Cancer Centers Program helps shape the growing field of cancer survivorship. The American Academy of Nursing also acknowledged Conde as the first male nurse of Filipino ancestry to be inducted as a fellow.
At Queen’s, Conde launched the first hospital-based cancer survivorship program in the state in 2009. He has had a dramatic impact on the way nurses and physicians care for cancer patients. Over a decade ago, he conducted one of the first studies to document the relationship between hormone therapy and osteoporosis in men with prostate cancer. Findings from this study, as well as others, laid the groundwork for interventions in preventing osteoporosis that are being used today.
Adapted from a UH Mānoa news release