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Ellen Flaherty ’86 Named President of the American Geriatrics Society

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Ellen Flaherty APRNStony Brook University alumna Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF became the 63rd president of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) at the start of the 2016 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting.

A Stony Brook University School of Nursing class of 1986 graduate, Flaherty noted the relevance of her nursing background to her role as president: “I’m particularly proud to be the second nurse member to hold this position. You could say that nursing and geriatrics are in my DNA: both my mother and sister are nurses, and I began my career in geriatrics volunteering in a nursing home as a teenager. It’s been such a rewarding career ever since.”

Flaherty is Co-Director of the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging and a Co-Principal Investigator of the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) at Dartmouth and The John A. Hartford Foundation GWEP Coordinating Center administered by the AGS. She has a joint appointment in Geriatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and spent nearly 30 years working to advance clinical practice at the New York University (NYU) College of Nursing/Hartford Institute in New York.

Read Flaherty’s full bio in the press release on the AGS website.

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