Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Laurie Grubbs to serve as interim dean of the College of Nursing, effective July 1.
Grubbs succeeds Judith McFetridge-Durdle, who is retiring as dean June 30. McFetridge-Durdle will return to FSU as a faculty member in January 2020 to assist in the college’s implementation of a Ph.D. program in nursing.
“I want to thank Laurie Grubbs for her service while we conduct a national search for a new College of Nursing dean,” McRorie said. “I am confident the college will continue to grow and advance its research mission under Laurie’s leadership.” (Full Story)
A Florida State University College of Nursing professor has received a $700,000 grant as part of a $3.4 million consortium from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to study the relationship between HIV and hypertension.
Professor Frankie Wong, a social psychologist who is the contact principal investigator for the research, will conduct a five-year study that aims to explain how a variety of determinants contribute to hypertension observed in racial/ethnic men who have sex with men diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The study will examine behavioral, clinical, macro-social and psychosocial factors. (Full Story)
John Lowe, the founding and current director of the Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity and the McKenzie Professor for Health Disparities Research at the FSU College of Nursing, has been designated as a member of the NACNR. more