Kreitzer appointed Fellow Ad Eundem of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Nov 13 2020
The Surgery and Post Graduate Faculties Board at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has approved Mary Jo Kreitzer’s appointment as a Fellow Ad Eundem of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (FFNMRCSI Ad Eundem). Kreitzer is the founder and director of the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing and a professor at the School of Nursing.
Fellowship Ad Eundem is a prestigious award conferred in recognition of outstanding work and/or exceptional leadership in the profession of nursing, midwifery or a related science and who have positively influenced and impacted on health and society.
Kreitzer has served as the principal investigator or co-principal investigator of numerous clinical trials focusing on mindfulness meditation with people with chronic disease, including studies focusing on solid organ transplant, cardiovascular disease, chronic insomnia, diabetes and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Current studies include the role of mindfulness in improving human brain-computer interface, the use of social technology to enhance healing and wellbeing, nursing leadership in integrative health and healing, and mindful movement for physical activity and wellbeing in older adults.