CONWAY—The National Academies of Practice is pleased to announced in April the election of Julie B. Meaux, Department of Nursing professor, as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow member of the NAP.
Founded in 1981, NAP is an interdisciplinary, non-profit organization, with membership representing fourteen health care professions willing to serve as distinguished advisors to health care policy makers in Congress and elsewhere. The ten original academies of practice within the NAP include: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatric Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine. Beginning with the Class of 2014, NAP is adding four new academies: Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech & Language Pathology.
Membership in the NAP is an honor extended to those who have excelled in their profession and are dedicated to furthering practice, scholarship and policy in support of interprofessional care. The central purpose of NAP is to advise public policy makers on health care issues using NAP’s unique perspective — that of expert practitioners and scholars joined in interdisciplinary dialogue.