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ReChai Director Inducted into the
American Academy of Nursing

Dr. Rebecca Johnson The American Academy of Nursing was formed in 1973 to serve the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through nursing knowledge. The Academy’s members – known as fellows – are nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice and research. They are recognized for their extraordinary nursing careers and are among the nation's most highly-educated citizens.

This month, professor Rebecca Johnson, who holds a joint appointment with the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and who is the director of the Research Center on Human-Animal Interaction (ReCHAI), was inducted into the Academy. Dr. Johnson is also the Millsap Professor of Gerontological Nursing and Public Policy. Her interdisciplinary research is receiving international recognition, focusing on the health benefits of human-animal interaction.

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