Jerilyn K. Allen, a leading researcher in
cardiovascular nursing and medicine, has been named the M.
Adelaide Nutting Professor in Nursing Research at the
Johns Hopkins School of
Allen is nationally and internationally recognized in
the fields of cardiovascular nursing and medicine for her
program of research on increasing the understanding of
cardiovascular risk factors, prevention and lifestyle
modification in persons with or at high risk for
cardiovascular disease. She is the associate dean for
research at the School of Nursing and holds joint
appointments at the schools of Medicine and Public Health.
Allen's role as the Nutting Professor will be to
bridge disciplines and foster transprofessional research
collaborations among faculty and students within the
schools of Nursing, Medicine and Public Health, and with
The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
"Dr. Allen is an eminently qualified scholar,
researcher and educator and is the ideal choice for this
prestigious position," said Martha Hill, dean of the School
of Nursing. "Her current work and the body of her
outstanding and well-recognized multidisciplinary research
are illustrative of the team-building expertise she will
bring to these collaborations. She exemplifies the
characteristics we sought in a Nutting Professor."
The M. Adelaide Nutting endowed chair and
professorship — the first nursing school chair in the
nation to be funded through the contributions of an alumni
association — was named for one of the pioneers in
nursing education at Johns Hopkins and in the nation.
Nutting was a member of the class of 1891 and served as
superintendent of nurses and principal of the Johns Hopkins
School for Nurses from 1894 to 1907.