Each year, in the Spring, the School of Nursing invites a scholar to visit and deliver comments to our faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the SON and the University. The speaker for 2013 is Dr. Brenda Zierler, from the University of Washington.
Dr. Zierler is a Professor in Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems and Co-Director Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Practice and Research, and Associate Director of the Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies in the School of Medicine.
Her research explores the relationships between the delivery of health care and outcomes- at both the patient and system level. She works in collaboration with other scholars and clinicians in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy on an interdisciplinary work group. She currently leads a HRSA- training grant focusing on faculty development in the use of technology. She also holds the distinction of a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow.
Her numerous publications have most recently, focused on interdisciplinary healthcare providers improving access to care, using technology to enhance patient care and training for health professionals, and the art and science behind Interprofessional healthcare training activities.
Please join the School of Nursing as guests of Interim Director Dr. Elaine Fisher, faculty, and staff.
The Distinguished Lecture Series is funded by a generous gift from the late Evelyn Tovey. This gift enables the School of Nursing to address key initiatives in support of the school's vision to provide excellent academic programs and promote student success. Evelyn Tovey is remembered by the School family as a caring person and a very competent faculty member committed to students. She retired from the University in 1975 as Professor Emeritus of Nursing. She passed away at age 89 in October 2004.