NEW YORK, N.Y. – Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, formerly of West Hartford, was elected president of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) at the Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting on May 12. Resnick is the first nursing professional to lead the Society.
A member of AGS since 1996, Resnick is a professor in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and is a nurse practitioner at Roland Park Place, a continuing care retirement community in Baltimore, Md. She is most recognized for her research on exercise and the performance of functional activities among older adults.
The author of approximately 200 journal articles and numerous textbook chapters related to the care of older adults, Resnick authored a book on restorative care nursing, co-edited the 2009 version of “Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics,” and co-edited “Assisted Living Nursing: A Manual for Management and Practice and co-edited the Geriatric Nursing Review Syllabus.” She is also the editor of the journal “Geriatric Nursing.”
“It is truly an honor and privilege to lead an organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of older adults,” said Resnick in accepting her new role. “Supporting the integrity and history of the Society and its members will be one of my highest priorities as president of AGS.”
Resnick has more than 35 years of experience in long-term care. She is a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and received the 2003 Distinguished Faculty Research Award from the University of Maryland, the 2008 Doris Schwartz award and the 2009 Nurse Leader in Aging Award from the American Academy of Nursing and the John A. Hartford Foundation.
A 1974 graduate of Hall High School in West Hartford, Resnick holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from University of Connecticut, a Master’s degree in nursing from University of Pennsylvania, and a Doctorate in nursing from the University of Maryland.
Resnick is the daughter of Rhoda “Maidie” Resnick, and sister of Frank Resnick, both of West Hartford.