2016 Soule Lecture features Robert Wood Johnson Foundation president and CEO

Elizabeth Sterling Soule Lecture

A video of the UW School of Nursing Elizabeth Sterling Soule Endowed Lecture featuring keynote address by Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is now available. In her presentation, she discussed the Importance of Joining Forces to Build a Culture of Health.

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., is a specialist in geriatrics with more than 30 years of experience as a medical practitioner, policymaker, professor and nonprofit executive. As president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation since 2003, she has led transformative programs to tackle the nation’s most pressing health issues.

About the Soule Lecture

Established in 1979, the Elizabeth Sterling Soule Endowed Lecture honors the founding dean of the University of Washington School of Nursing. Soule was called the mother of nursing in the Pacific Northwest by Time magazine, and was a driving force behind the transition in nursing education from apprenticeship programs in area hospitals to formal training programs. She created what would become the national standard for nursing education. The annual Soule lecture features prominent nursing and health care leaders and is supported through the Elizabeth Sterling Soule Endowed Fund.

About the UW School of Nursing 

The UW School of Nursing is one of the nation’s leading nursing schools and is dedicated to addressing challenges facing health care and improving health at all ages. The UW School of Nursing educates the next generation of nurse leaders, advances nursing science and responds to the needs of the community, locally and globally.