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American Academy of Nursing Inducts Washington DC VA Medical Center Employee Into 2023 Class of Fellows

Dr. Heidi Maloni

The American Academy of Nursing has selected Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center employee Heidi Maloni, PhD, NP, to be inducted into the 2023 Class of Fellows.

Induction into the American Academy of Nursing’s 2023 Class of Fellows is a significant milestone in which past and current accomplishments are honored by colleagues within and outside the profession. The Academy's Fellow Selection Committee, which is comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, selected Dr. Maloni through a rigorous and competitive review of nearly 400 applications. She was chosen for this prestigious honor based on her contributions to the advancement of public health and representation in a variety of roles and settings from governmental positions to executive and entrepreneurial leadership in practice, nonprofits, and higher education.

As the Associate Clinical Director of the VA Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence-East, Dr. Maloni helps to lead a national neurology hub and spoke center dedicated to improving clinical care, informatics, education and research for Veterans with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She is responsible for developing and promoting national MS Quality Measures, supporting MS programs in VA’s Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) 1 through 10, nurturing public and private partnerships with community organizations, and translating government and private programs to meet practical needs for Veterans with MS.

At Washington DC VA Medical Center, Dr. Maloni is an integral member of the Washington, DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center Neurology service, bringing subspecialty care to Veterans with spinal cord injury and MS. She also serves as Chair of the Washington DC VA Institutional Review Board (IRB) where she guides the IRB committee in understanding and implementing regulatory requirements in the protection of human subjects in research while supporting both investigator-initiated and sponsored studies. 

Dr. Maloni is a national thought leader in MS clinical care, research, and education, and a sought after national and international speaker on “all things MS”, neuropathic pain and complementary and integrative health. She holds an Adjunct Professor of Nursing appointment at The Catholic University Conway School of Nursing in Washington, DC, and she regularly mentors and leads clinical rotations for PhD, DNP and NP students and NP residents. 

Dr. Maloni will be recognized for her substantial, sustained, and outstanding impact on health and health care at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, taking place on Oct. 5-7, 2023, in Washington, D.C. This year's conference theme is "Celebrating 50 Years of Leadership, Policy, and Partnership."

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