The Dean's Priorities

Dr. Janie Heath, Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing, makes clear her vision for the students, faculty and staff to become a nationwide top ten nursing program in an academic health center. With scholarships and faculty support, in addition to the Dean's Circle, opportunities abound for students and faculty alike to serve the Commonwealth and beyond. It is the Dean's hope to create a more vibrant community of nurse scientists, educators and practioners who will collaborate to envision how we can collectively produce even more outstanding leaders and scholars to improve the health and health care of individuals and communities throughout the world.

"Setting priorities that align with the university's new strategic vision is critical to this era of transformational change," says Dr. Heath. "We will continue to emphasize our current and emerging strengths to propel new ways of teaching, engage more opportunities for faculty practice and drive more collaborative, crossdisciplinary research initiatives."