LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 9, 2018) — Marianne Hutti, a leader in women’s health care and professor at the University of Louisville School of Nursing, has received one of the highest honors in the nursing profession.
Hutti is among 195 nurses worldwide selected for the 2018 class of the American Academy of Nursing fellows, which recognizes distinguished nurse leaders who work in education, management, practice, policy and research. Hutti and the other inductees will be honored at a ceremony during the academy’s annual policy conference Nov. 1-3 in Washington, D.C.
“Being a fellow will give me an opportunity to be a significant voice for women and their families at the national level,” said Hutti, Ph.D. “I am excited to be able to advocate for my patients in such an important forum.”
Hutti, who maintains an independent practice in women’s health, is internationally known for her research on perinatal loss and has received national awards as a nursing educator and researcher. She created the Perinatal Grief Intensity Scale, developed for clinical use to predict intense grief and identify need for professional follow-up after perinatal loss, which includes miscarriage, stillbirth and death of an infant within 28 days after birth.
Her most recent study included development of a free app of the Perinatal Grief Intensity Scale, available to health care providers at uoflnursingpgis.org and Google Play.
In 1993, Hutti started the women’s health nurse practitioner program at UofL, the first of its kind in Kentucky, and helped develop the women’s health nurse practitioner scope and standards of practice.
Other UofL faculty members who have previously been inducted as American Academy of Nursing fellows include Barbara Polivka, Vicki Hines-Martin, M. Cynthia Logsdon and Karen Robinson.
Lisa Carter-Harris, an alumna of the UofL School of Nursing’s Ph.D. and master’s degree programs, also was chosen for the 2018 class of academy fellows. Carter-Harris is a faculty member at Indiana University School of Nursing where she researches improving patient-provider communication and the shared decision making process in cancer screening decisions.