January 20, 2006

School of Nursing adds research veteran Minnick

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Ann Minnick, Ph.D., R.N.

School of Nursing adds research veteran Minnick

Ann Minnick, Ph.D., R.N., has joined Vanderbilt University School of Nursing as the Julia Eleanor Chenault Professor of Nursing.

She will focus on health services research.

“Ann is internationally recognized as an accomplished health services researcher who will bring our research efforts to a new level with her significant experience in academics in health science centers and her commitment to interdisciplinary activities,” said VUSN Dean Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D.

Minnick most recently served as associate dean of Research and Support Services at Rush University College of Nursing, where she was responsible for conducting and promoting research related to nursing and health care systems. She has held a variety of academic, service and research positions. Her current research concerns are issues related to health service delivery, nursing human resources and patient-centered care.

“We are very fortunate to attract someone of Ann's stature. Her research has impacted health care organizations, the nursing profession and health policymaking,” said Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D., senior associate dean for Research at VUSN.

“We are looking forward to having her on board and helping shape our research agenda.”

Minnick has led numerous national grants that have influenced the environment of nursing practice and helped advance the nursing profession.

She has consulted with education and service institutions as well as state, federal and international projects. She is the author of more than 60 articles and research reports.