Prof. Maja Djukic receives Macy Faculty Scholars Award

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June 28, 2017

New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing (NYU Meyers) is excited to announce that Maja Djukic, PhD, RN is the recipient of an educational change award for 2017 from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.  Djukic is the first ever Macy Faculty Scholars Program Award recipient from NYU Meyers.

Djukic, an assistant professor, studies workforce determinants of health care quality and teaches quality improvement and evidence-based practice to doctoral students.  

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Maja Djukic to our newest class of Macy Faculty Scholars,” said Dr. George Thibault, President of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. “Dr. Djukic’s project using new virtual patient technologies will help prepare nursing students for enhanced roles in primary care and build nurse leaders.”

The Macy Faculty Scholars Program—the first of its kind—launched in December 2010. The program aims to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and healthcare delivery. Each Macy Faculty Scholar engages in activities to enhance their career as an educator, as well as pursuing a mentored educational innovation project at their home institution.  Djukic’s selection as one of five 2017 Faculty Scholars will be announced on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

“We are thrilled; this is fabulous news,” remarked Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor at NYU Meyers.  “The recognition of Dr. Djukic’s work by the Macy Foundation is a testament to her preparation, initiative, dedication, and productivity over the past few years.  The validation and support for her teaching and research by the Macy Foundation provides a wonderful opportunity for Dr. Djukic and NYU Meyers.”

Under the program, Djukic will receive salary support for two years with fifty percent effort dedicated toward pursuing education reform projects at NYU Meyers.  Additionally, the Foundation will support educational change at NYU Meyers and will work with Djukic to develop a national network for the Scholars who will receive career advice from a National Advisory Committee and participate in an Annual Meeting for the program.

About the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

Since 1930, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has worked to improve health care in the United States. Founded by Kate Macy Ladd in memory of her father, prominent businessman Josiah Macy Jr., the Foundation supports projects that broaden and improve health professional education. It is now the only national foundation solely dedicated to this mission. Visit the Macy Foundation at www.macyfoundation.org.

About the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing is a global leader in nursing education, research, and practice. It offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing, a Master of Science and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs, a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development.