Dr. Smeltzer appointed to disabilities-related state workgroup

Villanova, PA, April 12, 2010 — Suzanne C. Smeltzer, RN, EdD, FAAN has been appointed by the New Jersey Division of Disabilities Services to the Healthy People with Disabilities New Jersey 2010 Workgroup. Its purpose is to work on setting priorities on health needs of people with disabilities.

Dr. Smeltzer is professor and director of the Center for Nursing Research for the Villanova University College of Nursing. She is committed to making health promotion practices and services accessible and acceptable for people with disabilities. She is an internationally known scholar, researcher, educator and author, who has directed the College’s Health Promotion for Women with Disabilities Project funded by a grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. Dr. Smeltzer has served on disabilities-related committees and advisory groups and much of her research has addressed health issues of people with multiple sclerosis and other disabilities.