Nursing faculty inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellows

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Desiree Yamamoto, (808) 956-2904
Community Development Officer, Nursing
Posted: Oct 19, 2012

2012 American Academy of Nursing Fellows Jillian Inouye and Francisco Conde, wearing lei.
2012 American Academy of Nursing Fellows Jillian Inouye and Francisco Conde, wearing lei.
The American Academy of Nursing has recognized two UH Manoa Nursing faculty members at the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference earlier this month in Washington, D.C. 
Jillian Inouye, PhD, APRN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at UH Manoa Nursing, and Francisco Conde II, PhD, APRN, AOCNS®, Cancer Survivorship Program at Queen's Medical Center and Clinical Adjunct Faculty at UH Manoa Nursing, were inducted as Fellows by the American Academy of Nursing.

Drs. Inouye and Conde have been inducted into the 2012 Class of Fellows, representing Hawaii in this year's cohort. Inouye is the first Associate Dean focused on nursing research in the School and Hawaii. Additionally, the American Academy of Nursing acknowledged Conde as the first male nurse of Filipino ancestry to be inducted as a Fellow.

The Academy is composed of more than 1,800 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Selection criteria included evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows.

Applicants were reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows.  Selection was based, in part, on the extent to which a nominee's nursing career influences health policies and the heath and well-being of all.

Dr. Inouye is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research with the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at UH Manoa. Her affiliation at the East-West Center shaped her interests, which led to her research foci on health disparities, chronic illnesses, and self management.

She has been the Principal Investigator of several NIH grants to advance knowledge in the field of self-management to improve health-related quality of life and reduce health disparities in ethnically diverse populations with chronic illnesses. Inouye’s efforts toward infrastructure development and faculty support include grants to establish an Office of Research Development and a P20 Center to enhance faculty opportunities to conduct collaborative biomedical and behavioral research. This collaboration was extended with a proposal to establish academic-community partnerships in research at a major hospital in Hawaii that assisted in its obtaining magnet status.

Other service and community activities include research as the behaviorist for the Diabetes and Prevention Program arm in Hawaii; initiator of a “Keiki (Child) Feeding Team” providing family assessments and interventions for children with feeding disorders at the Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Branch; and volunteering at Tripler Medical Clinic for stress reduction interventions to active duty personnel.

As an educator, Inouye developed and received HRSA funding for the first online PhD program at the University focused on Rural Underserved Communities. Her recent work is a Community Based Participatory Research project on the Island of Hawaii to promote self management and improve health care for rural vulnerable populations with patient navigators. 

Her two passions have been to advance knowledge in the field of self-management to improve health-related quality of life in ethnically diverse populations with chronic illnesses and to provide mentoring via infrastructure development and faculty support. She is a Manoa alumna.

Dr. Conde is an oncology clinician and researcher at the Queen’s Medical Center (QMC) in Honolulu. At QMC, he launched the first hospital-based cancer survivorship program in the state in 2009. He has been instrumental in promoting survivorship care not only in Hawaii, but to nations and U.S. territories in the Pacific Basin. His active participation in the NCI's Community Cancer Centers Program helps shape the growing field of cancer survivorship.

As researcher, he has had a dramatic impact on the way nurses and physicians care for cancer patients.  Over a decade ago, he conducted one of the first studies to document the relationship between hormone therapy and osteoporosis in men with prostate cancer. Findings from this study, as well as others, laid the groundwork for interventions in preventing osteoporosis that are being used today. He has continued his research by examining barriers to prostate cancer screening in ethnic minorities and describing quality of life among breast cancer survivors.

Prior to joining QMC, Conde served as an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at UH Manoa. Professional memberships include the Oncology Nursing Society and Sigma Theta Tau. Appointed by Governor Abercrombie, he serves as a board member of the Hawaii State Center for Nursing. He received his BSN, MSN and PhD in nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Read the American Academy of Nursing’s news release announcing the 2012 Class of Fellows.


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