Giving to the School

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A Message from Dean Lorraine Frazier

As Dean of the UTHealth School of Nursing as well as an alumna, it is important to me to tell our story. As I represent the school throughout the Houston region and around the country, I see how the journeys of the School of Nursing and our students have crossed paths with so many people – patients, parents, peers, collaborators and supporters. In fact, you are part of our story!

Every day, I am reminded how generous donors have made huge impressions on this school, its faculty and its students. One of those affected was me! The PARTNERS support organization chose to invest in me as a nurse scientist with three research grants from 2002 to 2006. In 2008, I was further encouraged as a faculty member when I was named recipient of the Nancy B. Willerson Distinguished Professor in Nursing.

Now, as Dean, I have the chance to give back to the nursing school I so dearly love by helping others benefit and thrive with assistance from our network of philanthropic friends.

I am proud that no graduate nursing program in Texas is ranked higher than UTHealth School of Nursing, according to the Best Graduate Schools guide by U.S. News & World Report. We are producing graduates at all levels who bring exemplary communication, leadership, research and nursing skills to the healthcare profession. With your support, we will go on attracting the best and brightest students at all levels to our innovative programs.

There are many ways you can support the UTHealth School of Nursing in its mission. You may choose to endow a chair, a professorship, or a scholarship in your name (or in the name of a loved one). Or, you might make an annual gift to the Dean’s Excellence Fund to support special and emerging needs. Your contribution, no matter what size, is an investment in nursing and in the health of our community. Best of all, it’s an investment that gives back – in excellent patient care, in new discoveries and in outstanding educations.

As we continue building on this great legacy, I hope you will join me in supporting the School of Nursing. For more details, please contact Director of Development Matt Perkins. Thank you.

– Dean Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN, FAAN


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Accelerated PhD, Second Cohort Reception - November 14th, 2013