School of Nursing's Davidson named one of Australia's most influential women

Patricia Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing since September2013, has been named one of Australia's most influential women.

Patricia Davidson

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Davidson was recently announced as a winner in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2016. Davidson was recognized in the Global category for her contribution to nursing.

"I feel privileged to have been named among so many distinguished women," Davidson says. "Part of my role as a nurse is to use my knowledge and skills to improve health across the globe, and I've had many opportunities to do that throughout my career. Here at Johns Hopkins, collaboration across the world is essential to our mission, and we foster a global outlook on leveraging nursing's vital role in improving health."

In its fifth year, the 100 Women of Influence Awards celebrate outstanding women across Australia from a wide variety of sectors, including management, public policy, diversity, global, business, young leader, culture and sports, and more. Winners are assessed by a panel of judges and recognized based on their ability to demonstrate innovation, vision, leadership, and action in their fields.

Davidson has an established program of research in supporting individuals living with chronic conditions. She uses innovative and sustainable initiatives to address cardiovascular health of women and underserved populations.