Washington DC, USA
Dr. Michael Joseph S. Diño, Director of the Research Development and Innovation Center (RDIC) of Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) and the President of the Phi Gamma Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, was named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) for his significant contributions on improving public health through research, service, and an exemplary nursing career.
Notably advancing healthcare through his scientific work on robotics, human-computer interaction, leadership, management, health informatics, and technology integration in education, Dr. Diño’s recent research projects include Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies in healthcare. He is a distinguished nurse leader and a multi-awarded innovator whose endeavors and expertise in nursing leadership and innovation have received both local, regional, and international acclaim.
The fellowship was awarded during the Induction Ceremony of the AAN’s Health Policy Conference last October 26 to 29, 2022 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington DC. Led by Dr. Kenneth R. White (President, AAN) and Dr. Linda D. Scott (President-Elect, AAN), the event was a record-breaker in having the largest batch of inductees to date— 231, in fact, with eight being of Filipino descent. In relation, the induction of Dr. Diño as a fellow makes him the very first Philippine-based male nurse to earn the AAN recognition; a feat that stirs pride amongst academicians in OLFU and the Philippines, alike.
Induction into the American Academy of Nursing is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career whereby one’s accomplishments are honored by colleagues within the profession. The Academy is currently comprised of more than 3,000 nursing leaders who are experts in policy, research, administration, practice, and academics: championing health and wellness nationally and globally.
Prior to the Induction Ceremony, a separate event tagged as the “Pagdiriwang ng Kahusayan” (Celebration of Excellence) was held at the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in the United States of America in Washington DC to honor Dr. Dino and the other seven new AAN fellows of Filipino descent. The celebration was hosted by the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) with special participation from His Excellency Jose Manuel G. Romualdez (the Philippines’ Ambassador to the United States), Dr. Mary Magee Gullatte (AAN Board Member), and Dr. Ernest Grant (President, American Nurses Association). During the occasion, the “FAAN Sablay”, an indigenous draping garment representing success in one’s profession, was vested upon the honorees in recognition of their efforts to significantly contribute to the fields of healthcare and nursing. The event was capped off by a toast to excellence from Dr. Gloria Beriones (PNAA President) and concluding remarks from Dr. Reynaldo Rivera (PNAA Leadership).
Fellows of the Academy are recognized for their noteworthy contributions to the public and to the nursing profession. They have worked diligently and continuously to improve nursing and health care standards, thereby strengthening the global health delivery system.
OLFU hails Dr. Diño for this remarkable achievement!