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About Cizik Nursing

Cizik Nursing is a publication of the Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston that celebrates achievements in nursing education, research, and practice. Previously branded as Caring Minds, the name was changed in 2020 to better reflect who we are and what we do. One issue is printed each year, along with periodic online issues.

To request copy of the 2020 issues of our print magazine, please e-mail soncommunications@uth.tmc.edu or call 713-500-2111. 

Leadership

Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD
President
Alkek-Williams Distinguished Chair
UTHealth 

Kevin Dillon, MBA, CPA
Senior Executive Vice President
Chief Operating & Financial Officer
UTHealth 

Michael R. Blackburn, PhD
Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
UTHealth 

Diane Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN
Dean, Cizik School of Nursing
The Jane and Robert Cizik Distinguished Chair
Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair in Nursing Education Leadership
UTHealth

2020-2021 SCHOOL OF NURSING ADVISORY COUNCIL

Melissa Salmeron, CTP – Chair
Jerald L. Broussard – Past Chair

Deborah G. Adams, BSN, RN
Stanford J. Alexander
Michael R. Blackburn, PhD
Leslie Bowlin
Robert W. Bramlette
Anne Brent
Joe M. Bridges
George R. Farris
J. Philip Ferguson
Catherine Giegerich, DNP, RN
Gloria J. Hill
Arthur J. Hurt III
Kenneth J. Lewis
Judy E. Margolis
Adrian S. Melissinos, PhD, RN
Maria C. Pappas
John R. Pitts
Christopher A. Rowland
Diane M. Santa Maria, DrPH, RN
Thomas R. Standish
Bette Thomas
Robert D. Thomas, Sr.

Endowed Faculty Positions
As of November 2020

DISTINGUISHED CHAIRS

Diane M. Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN
The Jane and Robert Cizik Distinguished Chair

Constance M. Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN
Maria C. and Christopher J. Pappas Family Distinguished Chair in Nursing

Seeking two candidates
The Jane and Robert Cizik Distinguished Chair


CHAIRS

Diane M. Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN
Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair in Nursing Education Leadership

Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, PhD, RN, MSN, MS-ECE, MS-CTS, ANP-BC, FAAN
Isla Carroll Turner Chair in Gerontological Nursing 

Endowed Faculty Positions
As of November 2020

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIPS

Geri L. Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN
Bette P. Thomas Distinguished Professorship in Innovative Health Care Delivery

Sandra K. Hanneman, PhD, RN, FAAN
Jerold B. Katz Distinguished Professorship for Nursing Research

Constance M. Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN
Lee and Joseph Jamail Distinguished Professorship in the School of Nursing

Daphne Hernandez, PhD, MSEd, FAAHB
Lee and Joseph Jamail Distinguished Professorship in the School of Nursing

Jennifer Beauchamp, PhD, RN, FAAN
Nancy B. Willerson Distinguished Professorship in Nursing

Maja Djukic, PhD, RN, FAAN
John P. McGovern Distinguished Professorship in the School of Nursing

Seeking Candidates
Dorothy T. Nicholson Distinguished Professorship

Seeking candidates
John P. McGovern Distinguished Professorship in Nursing

Seeking candidates
John S. Dunn Distinguished Professorship in Oncology Nursing

Seeking candidates
Lee and Joseph Jamail Distinguished Professorship in the School of Nursing 


PROFESSORSHIPS

Teng-Yuan “Erica” Yu, PhD, RN
Margaret A. Barnett/PARTNERS Professorship in Nursing

Susan D. Ruppert, PhD, RN, FNP-C, ANP-BC, FCCM, FNAP, FAAN, FAANP
PARTNERS Endowed Professorship in Nursing

Cathy L. Rozmus, PhD, RN, FAAN
PARTNERS Professorship

Vaunette P. Fay, PhD, RN-C, FNP, GNP
Suzie Conway Endowed Professor in Nursing

Seeking candidates
Theodore J. and Mary E. Trumble Professorship in Aging Research

Seeking candidates
Joan and Stanford Alexander Professorship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Seeking candidates
Judy Fred Professorship in Nursing

Seeking candidates
Patricia L. Starck/PARTNERS Professorship in Nursing

Publication Credits

Contributing Writers
Sherri Deatherage Green
Communications Manager
Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth 

Marika Stepankiw
Director, Development Communications
UTHealth  

Editor
Leisa McCord
Editor, UTHealth Public Affairs  

Design and Art Direction
UTHealth Public Affairs

Lauren Mathews
Director, Branding and Creative Services

Jonathan Lopez
Senior Graphic Designer

Andrea Rodriguez
Graphic Designer

Rogelio Castro
Multimedia Designer

Photography
Dwight C. Andrews, Rogelio Castro, Sherri Deatherage Green, Mark Johnson, Maricruz Kwon, Todd Taylor, Terry Vine, self-provided photos from students and other subjects