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Cizik Nursing is the annual publication of Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston which celebrates achievements in nursing education, research, and practice. This edition and additional online content are available throughout the year at nursing.uth.edu/cizik-nursing.

For additional copies, please email soncommunications@uth.tmc.edu or call 713-500-2111.

Leadership

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

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

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

2020-2021 SCHOOL OF NURSING ADVISORY COUNCIL

Barbara R. Riley – Chair
Melissa Salmeron – Past Chair

Stanford J. Alexander
Leslie Bowlin
Robert W. Bramlette
Joe M. Bridges
Jerald L. Broussard
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
Thomas R. Standish
Bette A. Thomas
Robert D. Thomas Sr.

Endowed Faculty Positions
As of September 2021

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

Seeking candidates
Isla Carroll Turner Chair in Gerontological Nursing

Endowed Faculty Positions
As of September 2021

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

Maja Djukic, PhD, RN, FAAN
John P. McGovern Distinguished Professorship for Nursing Research

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

Daphne Hernandez, PhD, MSED, FAAHB
Lee and Joe Jamail Distinguished Professorship in the School of Nursing

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

Seeking candidates
John S. Dunn, Sr. Distinguished Professorship in Oncology Nursing

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


PROFESSORSHIPS

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

Seeking candidates
Joan and Stanford Alexander Professorship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

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

Publication Credits

Contributing Writers

Sherri Deatherage Green
Communications Manager
Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston

Merve Erten
Communications Assistant
Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston

Marika Stepankiw
Director, Development Communications
UTHealth Houston

Laura Frnka-Davis
LFD Communications

Editor

Leisa McCord
Editor,
Public Affairs, UTHealth Houston  

Design and Art Direction

Omar Aguado
Senior Graphic Designer
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Photography

Dwight C. Andrews, Sherri Deatherage Green, Todd Taylor, Mark Johnson, Self-Provided Photos from Students and Subjects.

Pullout Quotes Throughout This Magazine Are Taken From:

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, And Medicine. 2021. The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting A Path to Achieve Health Equity. Washington, Dc: The National Academies Press. Https://Doi.Org/10.17226/25982