Three people from UCLA chosen as members of the American Academy of Nursing

Karen Grimley and Mary Rezk-Hanna, professors at the UCLA School of Nursing, and David Bailey, chief nursing officer at UCLA Health, have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.

Baily, Grimley and Rezk-Hanna are among a class of 250 nursing leaders from around the world who will be inducted into the academy. Inductees will be recognized for their significant contributions to health and health care at the academy’s annual health policy conference, to be held in late October in Washington, D.C.

Grimley is assistant dean of the school of nursing and chief nursing officer for UCLA Health. In this role, she is responsible for the overall delivery and management of patient care and professional nursing practice, clinical education, professional development, research and clinical services.

Rezk-Hanna is an assistant professor whose research focuses on vascular regulation and human cardiovascular physiology in the field of tobacco-related diseases.

Bailey is the head nurse at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. Her experience spans over 25 years in nursing management, including leadership positions in critical care, cardiovascular and cardiac rehabilitation nursing, and pulmonary and rehabilitation medicine at hospitals across the country.

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