The New York Times Honors Hunter Nursing Alumna for Innovative Work on Diabetes

January 3, 2011 | Hunter College

Jane Jeffrie Seley, who received her master’s in gerontology from the Hunter College School of Nursing in 1998, won the New York Times Tribute to Nurses Award for Innovation. A diabetes nurse practitioner and educator at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Seley was recognized for creating an interdisciplinary diabetes care council and nurse committees, developing a more enjoyable menu for diabetes patients, and revamping the ordering system for insulin, meals, and blood glucose monitoring.

Seley has dedicated her career to improving the lives of diabetes patients and helping her colleagues in the health care professions to better understand these patients’ needs and to adapt their practices accordingly.  “The one in 10 Americans who has diabetes will benefit from these approaches,” noted the Times.

Seley is a contributing editor and coordinator of “Diabetes Under Control,” a column in the American Journal of Nursing.  She serves on the Scientific Sessions Planning Committee of the American Diabetes Association and the Professional Practice Committee of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.