Stellar Faculty Members Attract Stellar Students
Endowed chairs and professorships give us the resources to recruit and retain dynamic faculty, providing them with the means to excel as educators and researchers and place greater emphasis on mentoring students and novice faculty.
The Highest Honor
An endowed faculty position is the highest honor to bestow on a faculty member, conferring upon him or her unique recognition and stature. They create a lasting ripple effect, since leading faculty attract top students, junior faculty, researchers, and more resources.
The College seeks to establish six new endowed professorships in areas such as:
- Healthful Aging
- Promoting Health across Chronic Conditions
- Women, Children, and Family
Nursing Systems and Health Informatics Science
- Cancer Screening and Prevention Education
- Community and Public Health Science
- Teaching/Learning Scholarship
The Power of Endowed Faculty
Dr. Diana Wilkie, an internationally known nurse researcher in palliative and end-of-life care holds the Harriet Werley Endowed Research Chair at the College of Nursing. Dr. Wilkie is a tireless mentor of both faculty and students, being awarded funds to support other faculty and students for their research. She has received more than $20 million in grant funding, including grants from the National Institutes for Health for sickle cell and cancer pain management work.
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