Featured Nurse Leader

The Academy's Featured Nurse Leader section showcases the transformative work of our fellows. If you have or know a fellow that has published work or has made a difference in their community please let us know.

Ann K. Cashion, PhD, RN, FAAN

Ann K. Cashion, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed as Acting Deputy Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). Since 2013 Dr. Cashion has been NINR Scientific Director. Before coming to NIH, she was professor and chair of the Department of Acute and Chronic Care in the College of Nursing, University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Dr. Cashion’s expertise is in genetic markers that predict clinical outcomes, in particular the genetic/genomic and environmental components associated with outcomes of organ transplantation.

A member of the Genomic Nursing & Health Care Expert Panel, Dr. Cashion was inducted into the Academy in 2006.