Terry Fulmer, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Terry Fulmer, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is The Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at New York University. She received her bachelor's degree from Skidmore College, her master's and doctoral degrees from Boston College and her Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate from New York University.
Dr. Fulmer joined the faculty of New York University in 1995 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee for the new Medical School curriculum and also serves as an attending in nursing at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Her annual honors colloquium entitled “Comfort and Suffering,” an interdisciplinary course in the College of Arts and Science as well as the College of Nursing, is highly subscribed.
Dr. Fulmer's program of research focuses on acute care of the elderly and specifically, elder abuse and neglect. She served on the National Research Council’s panel to review risk and prevalence of elder abuse and neglect and has published widely on this topic. She has received the status of Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America, and the New York Academy of Medicine. She has served as a member of the National Committee for Quality Assurance geriatric measurement assessment panel and is currently on the Veteran’s Administration Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee. She completed a Brookdale National Fellowship and is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Fulmer was the first nurse to be elected to the board of the American Geriatrics Society and the first nurse to serve as the president of the Gerontological Society of America. She is a trustee of Skidmore College, Bassett Hospital, and the New York Academy of Medicine.
Princeton Conference XVI: May 20, 2009