Associate deans named for clinical practice and for diversity, equity, and inclusion

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Michal "Miki" Goodwin, a faculty associate in the Department of Acute and Chronic Care, has been appointed to the new position of associate dean for clinical practice. She will oversee student clinical placements, facilitate faculty practice development, and underscore the school's dedication to health care leadership and collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Health System and other JHSON partner hospitals and community centers.

Miki Goodwin and Gloria Ramsey

Image caption: Miki Goodwin and Gloria Ramsey

Vinciya Pandian, an assistant professor in the Department of Acute and Chronic Care, received a $2 million National Institute of Nursing Research grant in conjunction with Johns Hopkins Medicine to study "Symptoms Assessment and Screening for Laryngeal Injury Post-Extubation in ICU."

Gloria Ramsey, a faculty associate in the Department of Acute and Chronic Care and an attorney, has been appointed to serve as associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this inaugural position, she will promote and strategically further the school's values.

Cynda Rushton, the Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics, has been chosen to serve on a newly formed National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committee to develop recommendations for systemic solutions to combating clinician burnout. Only one of two nurses selected for the committee, Rushton is an experienced clinician, educator, and researcher in moral distress and suffering of clinicians, moral resilience, and cultures of ethical health care practice.

Rebecca Wright, an assistant professor in the Department of Community-Public Health, received the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation Award to study "Improving Palliative Care in the ICU for Black Populations: A Nurse-Led Approach."

The School of Nursing received a National Institutes of Health P30 grant to establish the PROMOTE Center, which will advance science in supporting patients with multiple chronic conditions and provide an opportunity for researchers to drive culture change and develop sustainable health care initiatives through innovative research design. The center's pillars are managing multiple chronic conditions, studying social determinants of health, and providing community-driven care.

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