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William F. Connell School of Nursing

CSON Clinical Assistant Professor Selected as Practice Change Fellow

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Adele Pike

The Practice Change Fellows program is pleased to announce the selection of Adele Pike to participate in the prestigious program aimed at building leadership capacity among nurses, physicians, and social workers who have operational responsibility for geriatric care. Through participation in this two-year program, Adele will receive $90,000 and the support of local and national Mentors to further develop her leadership skills and to complete a project aimed at implementing a new geriatric service line or aging program. Complementing Adele's development as an individual leader, Adele will be joining a collegial network of dedicated professionals who share a commitment to improving health and health care outcomes in older adults. 

Following a highly competitive national selection process, Adele was one of ten individuals were chosen for the 2007 class for her project titled "New Trends, New Ideas and Better Practices in Geriatric Home Care," to be undertaken in affiliation with VNA Boston

The Practice Change Fellows program is supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies and is under the direction of Eric A. Coleman, MD, from the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, and the co-direction of Nancy Whitelaw, PhD, from the National Council on Aging (NCOA). The Practice Change Fellows program intends to create a network of specialists dedicated to influencing health care delivery and improving the health of older adults.  To learn more about the program, please visit