Pediatric Nursing Welcomes New Editor

We are pleased to announce that Judy A. Rollins, PhD, RN, has accepted the position of Editor of Pediatric Nursing journal. Dr. Rollins has served on the Editorial Board of Pediatric Nursing since 1988, taking on the role of Associate Editor of the journal from 1992 through July 31, 2010.

Dr. Rollins is President, Rollins & Associates, Inc., based in Washington, DC, where she is also researcher and consultant. In addition, she is adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. She holds a Certificate in Evaluation Practice from The Evaluators' Institute, George Washington University, Washington, DC, and serves as program evaluator for local and national organizations. Further, Dr. Rollins has coordinated arts programming for Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and has served on the Wellness Committee for the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, an advanced facility dedicated to research, diagnosis, and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury and psychological health issues.

Also a visual artist, Dr. Rollins founded and coordinates the Studio G artists-in-residence program in pediatrics at Georgetown, and developed and teaches "Arts for Children in Hospitals," a course for first-year medical students at Georgetown. She also developed and teaches the course "Artists in Hospitals" at Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD, to introduce artists to working in health care settings.

Formerly, as Director of Research and Program Development at WVSA Arts Connection, Dr. Rollins developed "ART is the heART," an arts program for children and families in hospice care. In addition to her role with Pediatric Nursing, she is also the North America Regional Editor for the Society for the Arts in Healthcare's Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy, and Practice, and she has authored nearly 100 publications.

Dr. Rollins has received book of the year awards from the American Journal of Nursing and Pediatric Nursing, and she is the recipient of the International Society of Nurses Cancer Care Research Award, Johnson & Johnson/Society for the Arts in Healthcare Partnership to Promote Arts and Healing Award, National Science Foundation Scholarship, and The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Travel Award. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in September 2007.

"We are thrilled to have Judy on board in this expanded role," said Anthony J. Jannetti, Pediatric Nursing Publisher. "As Pediatric Nursing expands its focus to include more evidence- based clinical content, Judy's dynamic leadership, vision, and expertise will energize pediatric nurses and inspire them toward providing the highest quality patient care."

Dr. Rollins received her RN diploma at Washington Hospital Center School of Nursing, Washington, DC; her bachelor's degree in fine arts from the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma; her Masters degree in child development/family studies from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma; and her doctorate in health and community studies from DeMontfort University, Leicester, England.

As an international consultant, writer, and researcher on children's issues, with a special interest in the psychosocial needs of children and families in health care settings and the use of the arts in research, Dr. Rollins strives to allow children's voices to be heard.

Tony Jannetti
CEO and Publisher
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.


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