Valerie Sabol, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, ANEF, FAANP was recently inaugurated as president of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), for the 2017-2018 term, and won their Award for Excellence in Research. She won this award as a result of her commitment to research in nursing that benefits the geriatric community.
Sabol is a Professor and Division Chair for the Healthcare in Adult Populations Division. As an active, dual-certified Acute Care and Geriatric NP, she continues to care for patients on the Endocrine Consultation Service at Duke University Hospital.
She also most recently served on the GAPNA Board of Directors in the role of Director-at-Large, where she has been the liaison for the Research Committee. She has also served as the Chair of the Research Committee for several years and was an invited member of both the GAPNA Expert Panel and the writing Group. In addition to these positions, she is also co-editor of the GAPNA column in Geriatric Nursing where she works with colleagues to circulate findings so that a larger audience can understand the roles of gerontological experts.
Sabol’s clinical and research interests include translating and implementing evidence-based practices into the care of both obese and older adults in acute care settings.
GAPNA represents the interests of all advanced practice nurses who work with older adults. It is the organization of choice for advanced practice nurses seeking continuing education in gerontological care as well as networking and peer support from experienced clinicians.
Congratulations on these achievements, Dr. Sabol!