Meredeth A. Rowe Named Lewis and Leona Hughes Endowed Chair in Nursing Science The College of Nursing at the University of South Florida is pleased to announce the appointment of Meredeth A. Rowe, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, as Professor and Lewis and Leona Hughes Endowed Chair in Nursing Science. Dr. Rowe joins USF from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, where she was a Professor and also a Nurse Scientist with the Veterans Administration. Known as a leading nurse scientist in geriatrics and Alzheimer’s research, Dr. Rowe joins a world-class innovative nursing faculty at USF ranked 28th nationally in National Institutes of Health funding. Dr. Rowe completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing at University of Cincinnati, her master’s degree in critical care nursing at California State University, Long Beach, her PhD in physiologic and psychosocial stress and coping at the University of Rochester and a post-doctoral fellowship in geriatric nursing research at the Hartford Institute at New York University. Dr. Rowe is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Rowe’s work about caregiving challenges led to the development of a night home monitoring system (AlzAlert™) that can be used to manage nighttime activity, thus reducing injuries and giving the caregiver peace of mind. Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. currently guide their searches for lost persons with Alzheimer’s disease based on her research in this area. “I am exhilarated about announcing the arrival of a faculty member with the national prestige of Dr. Meredeth Rowe,” said Dianne Morrison-Beedy, RN, PhD, FAAN, Senior Associate Vice President for USF Health and Dean of the College of Nursing. “The expertise and fresh outlook she brings to USF will aid her as she develops the Lewis and Leona Hughes Endowed Chair in Nursing Science to its fullest potential.” Ranked 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities by the National Science Foundation, the University of South Florida is a high impact global research university. As part of USF Health, the College of Nursing achieved more than $4.8 million in external funding for faculty and students in fiscal year 2011. Dr. Rowe’s research expertise and experience with the Veterans Administration will allow her to successfully interact with and enhance the efforts of the College’s Centers for Research Excellence in Women’s Health, Veteran’s Health, Oncology and End-of-Life Care, Symptom Management, and Cognitive Function/ Psychoneuroimmunology.
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Nursing On the Move The College of Nursing at the University of South Florida is on the move! In 2010, we passed many milestones in our progress to greater national prominence. We danced to the news of successful CCNE re-accreditation, stepped lively to the pace of a new Dean and realigned our organizational structure and strategic goals. We are creating the nursing leaders of tomorrow and the research that improves health!
Research On the Move Our faculty refocused efforts into Centers of Research Excellence, shifted gears to help veterans RESTORE LIVES and nudged past national competitors. • Ranked 28th in NIH funding for 2010 • USF Health, a unique interprofessional collaboration of faculty from all of the health sciences • World-class faculty integrating technology, education and research • PhD Program with many innovative research foci
Academics On the Move We redeployed resources to expand our clinical collaborations, promoted excellence with DNP Signature Residencies and challenged traditional boundaries through interprofessional partnerships. • Innovative educational programs responsive to the changing needs of our dynamic community • CCNE accreditation of BS, MS and DNP programs for longest period allowed • State-of-the-art simulation center and biobehavioral laboratory
Students On the Move Our students raced to higher levels of success, pushed past the pack in NCLEX pass rates and traveled far to gain a global perspective. • More than $1 million in college-based student aid in 2010 • Clinical collaborations with 11 major hospitals and more than 350 clinical sites • International student learning experiences in Panama • Consistently in top tier nationally of NCLEX-RN exam and national certification exam pass rates
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