The Journal of Gerontological Nursing has appointed nine new members to the Editorial Board. With each upcoming issue, we will present a different profile, focusing on a new Board member. With this issue, we would like to introduce and welcome, May Futre 11.
May Futrell, RN, PhD, is Professor and Graduate Coordinator at the University of Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts. She received a diploma from the Mary Fletcher Hospital School of Nursing, Burlington, Vermont and a BS, MA from Columbia University. Brandeis University awarded her a PhD. She studied Gerontology at Brandeis on an Administration on Aging Traineeship. She also received a certificate in Gerontological Nursing from the L?niversity of Southern California, Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center.
Dr. Futrell has served as Project Director since 1975 for the federally funded Master of Science Gerontological Nursing Program Preparing a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP) at the University of Lowell. She implemented the first GNP program at the masters level in New England. Active in professional and civic organizations on local, state, and national levels, she was the first woman appointed a trustee of the Hale Hospital in Haverhill. Massachusetts. She is Chairman of the All-University Committee on Gerontology Education at the University of Lowell.
Dr. Futrell has written numerous articles that have appeared in several publications. She has also authored two books, the latest as major author of Primary Health Care of the Older Adult, Duxbury Press, and has served as a consultant for many organizations on matters concerning the aging and aged population.
Barbara Allen Davis, RN, EdD, one of the original members of JGN's Editorial Advisory Board, recently joined the faculty of the School of Nursing of the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Davis is an assistant professor for the graduate program in gerontological nursing. This program prepares nurses to function as gerontological clinical nurse specialists.
Prior to transferring to the faculty in August 1979, Dr. Davis was the nursing coordinator for L'CL.Vs new Geropsychiatric Unit where she implemented the primary nursing model.
From 1967-71 in New York and from 1974-75 in Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Davis was the coordinator for the American Nurses' Association Division on Geriatric Gerontological Nursing Practice.