Sage faculty members Kelly and Fredericks awarded Robert Wood Johnson Award

September 30, 2011 at 10:06 am

Assistant Professor of Nursing Kathleen Kelly, together with School of Management Associate Dean Kimberly Fredericks, Ph.D., MPA, RD received a significant grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The pair was tasked with analyzing The Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for the landmark 2010 report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change and Advancing Healthcare.

This is the first RWJF grant awarded to Sage. The Future of Nursing recommended that the nursing profession adopt important changes to meet the increased demand for care in an increasingly complex heathcare system. The team representing Sage’s School of Management and School of Health Sciences was invited to apply for the grant based on Fredericks’ expertise in social network analysis – the scientific study of affiliations between two entities – and Kelly’s expertise in translational research – the efficient application of research findings into every day practice.