Carol Sedlak

Carol Sedlak, PhD, RN, CNS, ONC, CNE, FAAN, and Cynthia Roller, PhD, RN, CNP, CNM,  have received a grant provided jointly by Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Nurses Foundation to study the bone health of transgender individuals.

Since many transgender individuals use hormones to induce and maintain the physical and psychological characteristics of the sex matching their gender identity, they put themselves at risk for osteoporosis and other alterations to their bone health.

The American Academy of Nursing recently selected 116 outstanding nurse leaders for induction as Fellows. The induction ceremony was held Nov. 13 during the Academy’s 37th Annual Meeting and Conference that was held in Washington, D.C.

Kent State University Professor of Nursing Carol Sedlak, director, nurse educator program, is one of the professionals who received the honor.