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Megan Hughes
Melanie Long, BSN

Melanie Long earned her BSN degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., in December 2001. She now [ADD INFO ABOUT WHAT SHE’S CURRENTLY DOING.] Ms. Long’s research mentor, Alexa Stuifbergen, RN, PhD, FAAN, director of The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing’s Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations, also contributed to this article.

Michael C. Harris

Michael C. Harris is a Chicago-based free-lance writer.

Michael L. Williams, RN, MSN, CCRN

Michael L. Williams, RN, MSN, CCRN, is the first male president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). This article is excerpted and adapted from his “President’s Note” column that appeared in the August 2001 issue of AACN News, the association’s monthly newspaper.

Michele Bitoun Blecher

Michele Bitoun Blecher is a free-lance writer living in Evanston, Ill. She is director of the Teaching Magazine Program at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Michelle R. Troseth, M.S.N., R.N., D.P.N.A.P.

Michelle R. Troseth, M.S.N., R.N., D.P.N.A.P., is the EVP and Chief Professional Practice Officer for Elsevier's Clinical Decision Support and CPM Resource Center.

Migdalia Rivera Goba, EdD(c), MS, RN

Migdalia Rivera Goba, EdD(c), MS, RN, is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst School of Nursing. She is also the president and founder of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.

Miriam Ezenwa

Miriam Ezenwa graduated from the BSN program at Hunter College (New York, N.Y.) in May 2003. She is now pursuing graduate study in the accelerated BSN-to-PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Miriam O. Ezenwa, Ph.D., R.N.

Miriam O. Ezenwa, Ph.D., R.N., is an Assistant Professor, Sickle Cell Scholar, and Mayday Pain & Society Fellow in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago College Of Nursing.

Misa Mi, MLIS, MA

Misa Mi, MLIS, MA, is a librarian who works in the medical library at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. She is a senior member of the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals.

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