News ReleaseVanderbilt University School of Nursing Unveils Martha Rivers Ingram Visiting Professorship Martha Rivers Ingram Visiting Professorship Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (05/14/08)
Nashville, TN -- Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has unveiled the Martha Rivers Ingram Visiting Professorship, a fully endowed chair designed to attract the greatest minds in nursing research.
Barbara Given, PhD, R.N., from Michigan State University, who has dedicated her career to various aspects of cancer research, has been named to this position. Given has secured seven RO1 grants and has more than 200 articles published.
"We are delighted to have someone of Barbara's caliber join our school as a visiting endowed professor," said Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, C.N.M., Nancy and Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing and Dean of the School of Nursing. "She will facilitate careers in cancer nursing and provide education for our masters, doctoral and post-doctoral students."
The brainchild of Conway-Welch and the School of Nursing's Senior Associate Dean of Research Ann Minnick, PhD, R.N., the Ingram Chair is not tied to one individual. Instead, it is flexible in duration and is renewable as needed. This provides Vanderbilt with the opportunity to recruit talent that will reflect the School's evolving research efforts without requiring them to be full-time faculty.
"The future of nursing rests largely with research," said Minnick. "Martha Rivers Ingram's generosity allows us to enhance our research component and continually infuse our faculty with outside expertise." Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 20 schools of Nursing in the country. The School is committed to academic excellence and innovation in nursing education; clinical research, patient care, and advance practiced delivery systems for nurses and the entire health care workforce. More information about the school is available online at: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/nursing.