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Marla Salmon chosen as dean of UW School of Nursing


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Date:    January 3, 2008

University of Washington Provost Phyllis Wise announced the she has selected Marla Salmon, currently professor and dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, as the next dean of the top-ranked UW School of Nursing, effective Oct. 1.

Salmon will be the Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Endowed Dean. Her appointment is subject to approval of the Board of Regents.

"Marla Salmon has outstanding leadership experience in nursing, education, practice, and research," says UW Provost Phyllis Wise. "She is dedicated to the field of nursing and was once considered the 'nation's Head Nurse,' when she served as director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Nursing. We're looking forward to having her lead a school that already enjoys an international reputation for its excellence."

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The University of Washington School of Nursing is consistently the nation’s No. 1-ranked nursing school, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ranked No. 3 in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the UW School of Nursing is a national and international leader in improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. The school addresses society’s most pressing challenges in health care through innovative teaching, award winning research and community service.