Donna Fick is the Elouise Ross Eberly Professor of Nursing, professor of medicine, and director of the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, at Penn State. In addition to her Penn State faculty appointments, Fick serves as editor of the Journal of Gerontological Nursing and is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. Her awards include the John A. Hartford Geriatric Nursing Research Award from the Eastern Nursing Research Society, the Fran and Holly Soistman Faculty Development Award for Innovation in Health Care from Penn State, and the Springer Award in Geriatric Nursing for Publication in Applied Nursing Research from the Springer Publishing Company. Since 2012, she has co-chaired the update of the American Geriatrics Society's Beers Criteria for medications to avoid in older adults. These criteria have been adopted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), and Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) as a quality measure and they have been incorporated into the electronic medical records at medical centers and health systems worldwide.