Andrew A. Dwyer, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, is CSON’s interim associate dean for graduate programs and an associate professor. Photograph: Caitlin Cunningham

Andrew Dwyer, a board-certified family nurse practitioner and an associate professor of nursing at Boston College, was selected by the Josiah Macy Foundation to serve as a Class of 2023 Faculty Scholar. Dwyer is interim associate dean for graduate programs at BC’s Connell School of Nursing.

Andrew Dwyer advises DNP student Katlyn Noonan

Andrew A. Dwyer advises DNP student Katlyn Noonan

The Faculty Scholars program aims to identify and nurture promising early-career educators, physicians, nurses, and role models, which will help develop the next generation of national leaders in medical and nursing education.

Dwyer serves on the American Academy of Nursing’s Genomic Nursing & Health Care Expert Panel, the Global Genomic Nursing Alliance Steering Group, and the International Society of Nurses in Genetics Education Committee. His work addresses inequities in genomic healthcare.

Dwyer’s Macy Faculty Scholars project combines interdisciplinary perspectives to build critical nursing capacity to overcome disparities in the genomic era. He will develop, implement, and evaluate novel training experiences (simulations) to equip advanced practice nurses with genomic competencies needed to address genetic conditions as well as the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic healthcare. In parallel, asynchronous faculty learning activities and resources will provide an exemplar for embedding genomic nursing competencies into nursing curricula.

Christopher Sean Lee, the Connell School’s Barry Family/Goldman Sachs Endowed Chair in Nursing, will serve as Dwyer’s mentor.