Dr. Benton qualified as a general and mental health nurse at the then Highland College of Nursing and Midwifery in Inverness, Scotland. His M Phil research degree focused on the application of computer-assisted learning to post-basic nurse education. He has, during the past 30 years published articles in relation to research, practice, education, leadership, regulation, and policy topics. He has a Ph.D. Summa Cum Laude from the University of Completeness for his work researching an international comparative analysis of the regulation of the nursing practice.
Dr. Benton has held senior roles for 25 years across a range of organizations. These roles have included working as Executive Director of Nursing at a Health Authority in London, as a senior civil servant in Northern and Yorkshire Region, as Chief Executive of a Nurse Regulatory body in Scotland, and as Nurse Director of a University Trust Health System.
Dr. Benton is the recipient of several awards and honors. He is particularly proud of being awarded the inaugural Nursing Standard Leadership award in 1993. He was presented with Fellowship of the Florence Nightingale Foundation in 2001, awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing in 2003 for his contribution to health and nursing policy, and most recently became a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2015.
Dr. Landis actively participates in clinical trials with Dermatology Specialists Research. Dr. Landis first began working with DS Research in 2012 specializing in pediatric and adult acne. In addition to her acne specialty, she has taken part in numerous research trials as a sub-investigator for atopic/contact dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea, and more. After 5 years of working and training under Dr. Joseph Fowler, Jr., M.D. as a sub-investigator, Dr. Landis now has the lead role as Principal Investigator for the DS Research facility in New Albany, Indiana. Through her work with DS Research, Dr. Landis works with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations to conduct Phase II-IV, observational and post-marketing clinical research studies.
Dr. Landis is dedicated to helping to find new, advanced treatments to not only improve the skin but to improve patient's overall quality of life. As a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Louisville, Dr. Landis enjoys working with dermatology residents in the clinical setting as an Attending Physician at the Robley Rex Veterans Administration Medical Center. She also enjoys teaching the residents as a lecturer at the department’s Dermatology Conferences. Dr. Landis teaches to strengthen the specialty of dermatology and to keep her skills sharp. She thrives on lifelong learning and enjoys the educational environment and the enthusiasm of learners.
She felt such a calling to help patients with headaches and mood disorders that she decided to specialize in and devote her career to alleviating the suffering caused by both headaches and mood disorders. She lectures nationally on the subject of headache; has written dozens of articles for medical journals; participated in headache research projects and is very active in numerous professional organizations such as the American Headache Society and the National Headache Foundation.
She is the immediate post-chair of the Women’s Issues section of the American Headache Society after serving in the chair position for 5 years. Dr. Hutchinson is a dynamic and sought-after speaker. She speaks for community groups as well as professional groups. In 2010 she became the President of The Orange County Chapter of the California Academy of Family Physicians.
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