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Dr. Miles Receives Fellow Recognition

Dr. Leslie Miles Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

The College of Nursing at Brigham Young University is pleased to announce that Associate Teaching Professor Dr. Leslie Miles, DNP, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (Academy). Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career in which their accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within and outside the profession. Fellows are selected based on their contributions and impact on advancing the public’s health.

The Academy is an honorific society that recognizes nursing’s most accomplished leaders in policy, research, practice, administration, and academia. Academy Fellows from nearly 40 countries hold various influential roles in healthcare. Induction into the Fellowship represents more than recognition of one’s accomplishments within the nursing profession. Fellows contribute their collective expertise to the Academy, engaging with health leaders nationally and globally to improve health and achieve health equity by impacting policy through nursing leadership, innovation, and science.

Dean Jane Lassetter congratulates Dr. Miles on this achievement, saying, “This recognition of her amazing work is widely regarded as the highest honor in the nursing profession. Her research on sexual assault has led to significant changes in policies related to prosecutions against perpetrators of sexual assault. This work has made an impact on countless lives. I am grateful Dr. Miles represents BYU College of Nursing in her impressive efforts.”

Through a competitive, rigorous application process, the Academy’s Fellow Selection Committee reviewed a record number of applications, representing a 30% increase from the previous year, to select the 2022 Fellows. Dr. Miles was one of 250 individuals selected to be inducted. The 2022 Fellows represent 35 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 17 countries.

The 2022 inductees were recognized for their significant contributions to health and healthcare at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, which took place October 27-29, 2022, in Washington, DC. “Going to the conference was transformational,” Dr. Miles expressed. “Meeting and engaging with people trying to make a difference in the world is empowering. In addition, I was impressed with many of the Fellows and by their courage to implement programs.” Now that the newest Fellows have been inducted, the Academy comprises more than 3,000 leaders who are experts in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia who champion health and wellness, locally and globally.