The Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences is home to two mem­bers of the Insti­tute of Med­i­cine – con­sid­ered a top honor bestowed upon researchers in the fields of health and med­i­cine. Terry Fulmer, the recently appointed dean of Bouvé, was inducted in 2010. Pro­fessor Hort­ensia Amaro, asso­ciate dean of Bouvé and director of the Insti­tute on Urban Health Research, was inducted last month.

An accom­plished scholar, researcher and a nation­ally known expert in geri­atrics, Fulmer was the founding dean of the New York University’s Col­lege of Nursing. She has also held aca­d­emic posi­tions at Boston Col­lege, Yale Uni­ver­sity, Columbia Uni­ver­sity and the Har­vard Med­ical School Divi­sion on Aging. She has been a fellow at both the Amer­ican Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Med­i­cine, and was the first nurse to serve as the pres­i­dent of the Geron­to­log­ical Society of America. She earned a master’s degree in nursing and a Ph.D. in Higher Edu­ca­tion Admin­is­tra­tion from Boston Col­lege. She received her bach­elor of sci­ence from Skid­more College.

Amaro’s nation­ally rec­og­nized work includes devel­oping an inno­v­a­tive inte­grated model for the treat­ment of sub­stance abuse, mental ill­ness, trauma, and HIV/​AIDS. She has pro­duced ground­breaking studies on clin­ical strate­gies for treating women, launched community-​​based addic­tion treat­ment pro­grams, and forged vital con­nec­tions between public health research and practice.

According to the IOM, new mem­ber­ship is deter­mined by cur­rent active mem­bers through a highly selec­tive process to iden­tify indi­vid­uals who have made major con­tri­bu­tions to the advance­ment of the med­ical sci­ences, health care, and public health. Mem­bers are rec­og­nized for out­standing pro­fes­sional achieve­ment and com­mit­ment to service.

Estab­lished in 1970, the IOM is part of the National Acad­e­mies and con­sid­ered a national resource for inde­pen­dent, sci­en­tif­i­cally informed analysis and rec­om­men­da­tions on health issues.

The Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences is a center of excel­lence in health edu­ca­tion, research and ser­vice. The col­lege offers nine under­grad­uate and 29 grad­uate pro­grams with an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary emphasis that reflects today’s inte­grated approach to health care.