Announcing Endowed Professorships

Congratulations to  Dr. Jillian Pintye, Dr. Jennifer Sonney, and Dr. Mayumi Willgerodt, on receiving endowed professorships.

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Dr. Jillian Pintye

Dr. Jillian Pintye was appointed to the University of Washington Medical Center Endowed Professorship in Nursing Leadership.

Dr. Pintye brings to the endowed professorship deep dedication to research efforts focused on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among young women in Kenya, including both clinical epidemiology and implementation science studies. Leveraging that research experience, she brings to the classroom the knowledge and credibility of someone with a robust portfolio of field studies, and she brings to all aspects of her work an unrelenting dedication to advancing nursing leadership. Dr. Pintye has the ability to inspire students so they seek to emulate her success.

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Dr. Jennifer Sonney

Dr. Jennifer Sonney was appointed to her first term as recipient of the Joanne Montgomery Endowed Professorship.

Dr. Sonney combines care and compassion with scientific rigor while pursuing research that seeks to improve outcomes for children with asthma and other chronic illnesses. She has been an important contributor since becoming a faculty member in 2011. Dr. Sonney was director of the pediatric nurse practitioner program for a decade, and has taught a broad range of courses relating to pediatric care. She is an excellent scholar and educator, as well as a powerful advocate for the importance of properly preparing the next generation of pediatric advanced practice nurses.



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Dr. Mayumi Willgerodt

Dr. Mayumi Willgerodt was appointed to her first term as recipient of the Mary S. Tschudin Endowed Professorship in Nursing Education.

The nursing workforce is now an issue of national concern and importance. We were short of qualified nurses before the pandemic, and more are exiting than entering the profession. This adds enormous weight to the nursing workforce research of Dr. Willgerodt. She has also been a pioneer in research on school health (another topic elevated in importance by the pandemic) and school nursing.

Congratulations to Dr. Teresa Ward and Dr. Brenda Zierler, who were recently reappointed to endowed professorships:

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Dr. Teresa Ward

Dr. Brenda Zierler

Dr. Brenda Zierler

Dr. Teresa Ward was re-appointed to a second term to the Alumni Endowed Professorship

Dr. Brenda Zierler was re-appointed to a second term to the Kaiser Permanente Endowed Nursing Professorship in Chronic Illness Care.