October News & Awards


Peg Heitkemper

Peg Heitkemper

Congratulations to Professor Margaret Heitkemper who received the 2023 Ada Sue Hinshaw Nurse Scholar Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR).

Professor Monica McLemore discussed what will it take to end the crisis of Black deaths in the U.S.  the STAT news story “What will it take to end the crisis of Black deaths in the U.S.?”

Congratulations to Professor Sarah Gimbel who received funding from the Rita Hillman and Alex Foundation for “Optimizing Opioid Use Disorder Services Across the Jail-to-Community Continuum”.

Congratulations to two #HuskyNurses Maria Bleil, Research Associate Professor and Kerryn Reding, Associate Professor on receiving endowed professorships:

  • Maria Bleil was appointed to the Charles Gerda Spence Endowed Professor in Nursing.
  • Kerryn Reding was appointed to the Elizabeth C. Giblin Endowed Professorship in Symptom Science.


Pam Cipriano

Pam Cipriano

Patty Hayes, long-time Husky and current Executive Dean Advisory Board Chair at UW School of Nursing, was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee as the Washington State Board of Health’s new Chair.

Congratulations to Pam Cipriano who was named an American Academy of Nursing Living Legend.

Congratulations to the UW School of Nursing Alumni who are 2023 American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Fellows:

  • Diane Fuller Switzer, DNP 2012, MSN 1982
  • Kumhee Ro, DNP 2009 MSN 2000 BSN 1994

UW Bothell

Norma Perez, UW Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies (SNHS) BSN Academic Advisor, has been appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to serve a three year term on the Washington State Board of Nursing.