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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 30, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 9
Cardiovascular Researcher Named M. Adelaide Nutting Professor at SoN

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 Nursing.

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.


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