1. Curry, Kim PhD, FNP, FAANP,
  2. Editor-in-Chief

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This issue is dedicated to Anne Thomas, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP, FAANP. Along with Drs. Mary Jo Goolsby and Geraldine Budd, Dr. Thomas was an associate editor of this issue of JAANP. After helping to steer the issue to near completion, she died unexpectedly on July 26.


Dr. Thomas earned her BSN and MSN from the University of Texas in Arlington and a PhD in Nursing from Texas Women's University. At the time of her death, Dr. Thomas was associate dean for academic affairs at the Michigan State University College of Nursing. She was a long-time AANP member and a fellow.


Her academic leadership and career as a nurse practitioner spanned more than 31 years. Dr. Thomas was the president of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) from 2016 2018 and served four terms on the board of directors.


Working with her family, NONPF has set up The Dr. Anne Thomas Memorial Fund, which will support the Leadership Mentor Program. She has also been honored with a memorial fund at the Michigan State University to plant a tree in her name. We will miss her dearly.