Walker Named AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador

Rachel Walker

Rachel Walker, assistant professor of nursing, is the first nurse selected as a Lemelson Invention Ambassador by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Invention Ambassadors highlight the importance of invention and inventors in improving the quality of life globally.

Walker is a nurse inventor who works collaboratively with patient advocates and community leaders, clinicians, industry partners, and scholars from a wide variety of disciplines to develop technology, care models, and other innovations that support cancer-symptom self-management and survivors’ abilities to engage in the roles and activities most important to them and their families.