National Academies of Practice Inducts Bonnie Van Lunen, PhD, Dean of the ODU College of Health Sciences
by Erica Howell
The National Academies of Practice (NAP) elected Bonnie Van Lunen, PhD, Dean of the ODU College of Health Sciences, as a Distinguished Fellow in the Athletic Training Academy. Class of 2023 Fellows were welcomed into the National Academies of Practice during the awards and induction ceremony in Washington DC on April 1, 2023.
Founded in 1981, the National Academies of Practice advances interprofessional education, scholarship, research, practice and public policy. The academies within the National Academies of Practice include: Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, Athletic Training, Audiology, Dentistry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Podiatric Medicine, Psychology, Respiratory Care, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology and Veterinary Medicine.
Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice is an honor extended to those who have excelled in their profession and are dedicated to furthering interprofessional practice, scholarship and policy in support of interprofessional care.