Fairfield University professor becomes first nurse named to an advisory board for a major consumer magazine


Image: Anne MantonAnne Manton, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate professor in Fairfield University's School of Nursing, was recently appointed to the Health and Medical Advisory Board of Family Circle Magazine.

Dr. Manton, a Trumbull resident, has been a nursing educator for more than 15 years and a faculty member in the Fairfield University School of Nursing since 1995, during which she served at one point as acting dean. In addition she has more than 25 years of experience as an emergency nurse, as well as practice in other aspects of healthcare. Dr. Manton is the recipient of numerous nursing awards and was elected last year as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Dr. Manton frequently contributes articles to nursing publications and is a past president of the Emergency Nurses Association, one of the largest specialty nursing organizations in the nation.

Letters from nurse readers encouraged Family Circle to add a nurse to its existing board of nine doctors and one pharmacist, said Jean Maguire, health and nutrition director for Family Circle.

"Nurses are so crucial to the proper care of patients," Maguire said. Members of the advisory board help evaluate story ideas, review materials for accuracy and provide quotes for articles.

"Anne Manton had both the academic credentials and the hands-on experience we were looking for," Maguire said. "And being named a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a nurse. We're very pleased to have her on the advisory board."

"I'm honored to have been selected to do this and I really hope that I can bring a new level of knowledge about nursing and healthcare to the consumer," Dr. Manton said.

Dr. Manton will share her insights on the economic, social and cultural impacts of rising health care costs at a forum October 10 at the Trumbull Marriott. The forum is sponsored by the Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) and Health Net of the Northeast, Inc. Registration for the event is $30 for BRBC members and $35 for non-members. Call Carole Adzima at 335-3800 for reservations for the forum.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 15, 2002

Vol. 35, No. 73