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People Briefs

For immediate use

Nov. 21, 2006 -- No. 556

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Dilworth-Anderson appointed
to national advisory council

Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, professor of health policy and administration in the School of Public Health and director of the Center for Aging and Diversity in the Institute on Aging at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council on Aging. The council advises the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. The appointment, effective Jan. 1, 2007 through Dec. 31, 2010, was made by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt.

Dilworth-Anderson served on the advisory committee for the 2005 White House Conference on Aging and has been elected to national leadership roles in the Alzheimer's Association and the Gerontological Society of America. Her research interests include aging, dementia, family caregiving and health disparities. Dilworth-Anderson received her doctorate in sociology from Northwestern University.

American Academy of Nursing
names Beeber as fellow

Dr. Linda Beeber, UNC professor of nursing, was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing on Nov. 11.

Beeber has been a psychiatric nursing professional for more than 36 years. She is an active member of the North Carolina Nurses Association Council of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. In 2005, Beeber was named North Carolina Nurses Association Researcher of the Year.

Beeber was selected by the nursing academy's fifteen-member fellow selection committee for her outstanding achievements in nursing. She was formally inducted as a fellow along with 54 other nurse leaders during the academy's annual induction banquet in Miami.

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