Ahn, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, serves several national leadership positions
College of Nursing Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, has recently achieved several national leadership accomplishments. He has recently has been reappointed for the American Academy of Nursing’s Edge Runners National Advisory Council Member. American Academy of Nursing serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy through organizational excellence and effective nursing leadership. The Academy and its more than 2,900 members, known as Fellows, create and execute evidence-based and policy-related initiatives to advance health care.
In addition, he has been continuously working for the American Nurses Association’s National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing, to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in the nursing field. A study among healthcare leaders found that only 8% of individuals on hospital boards and executive leadership positions are Black, 3% are Hispanic, and 1% are American Indian or Alaskan Native. To bring more awareness and to address the issue, he contributed his efforts to publish a white paper titled “Racism in Nursing Research Themes” . With his relentless effort and passion for health equity, he received the service award from the American Nurses Association/National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Association.
Moreover, the Southern Nursing Research Society has recognized and elected Dr. Ahn as its Vice-President. Southern Nursing Research Society was founded in 1986 and there are 14 states in the Society region: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.