Hines-Martin inducted into American Academy of Nursing

June 6, 2008 - A professor at the University of Louisville, Vicki Hines-Martin, has been selected as an American Academy of Nursing Fellow. The prestigious honor includes induction into the academy.

Hines-Martin recently received notification of the award and will be honored during the Academy’s annual meeting on November 8 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“Vicki is extremely deserving of this recognition and joins three other School of Nursing faculty members in this rank,” said Marcia Hern, Dean of the University of Louisville School of Nursing.

Her research focuses on African-American access to mental health care and health perceptions. She also works with minority and underserved populations in an effort to create better access to health information. This spring she received the 2008 Diversity Award by the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses for these efforts.

Hines-Martin has published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers and has given over 100 presentations at regional, national and international levels.   

Hines-Martin joined UofL in 1998. She earned an undergraduate degree in nursing and a master’s in education at Spalding University and a master’s in nursing at University of Cincinnati. She completed her doctorate at the University of Kentucky. The Louisville native is a graduate of Central High School.

The American Academy of Nursing brings leaders in the nursing profession together to anticipate health care trends and issues. Fellows work with other health care leaders to advance health policy and practice. More information can be found at www.aannet.org.