CINCINNATIóUniversity of Cincinnati (UC) College of Nursing Dean Greer Glazer, PhD, has been named to the National Diversity Councilís 2013 list of Ohioís Most Powerful and Influential Women.
Glazer and seven others named to the list will be recognized at an awards breakfast Oct. 24, 2013, during the 6th annual Ohio Diversity and Leadership Conference in Columbus.
"This award is such an honor to me, but it truly recognizes everyone at the UC College of Nursing who has been so devoted to issues of diversity across a broad spectrum,Ē says Glazer. "Iím proud of all that we have achieved in our efforts to encourage and promote a diverse student body, faculty and health care workforce. I know thereís even more great work to come.Ē
Glazer has been instrumental in developing and leading a number of diversity efforts for the College of Nursing and the university at large.
- In September, the college formed a Diversity Advisory Council to promote a more positive academic atmosphere that embraces and reflects diversity in the broadest sense. The council, comprised of faculty, staff and alumni from nursing, held a kickoff retreat Sept. 25-26 where a vision, mission and values were established.
- In July, Glazer and faculty from across the College of Nursing were awarded more than $2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesí Health Resources Services Administration. The funding supports programs aimed at enhancing nursing workforce diversity, growing the number of nursing faculty, development of interactive interprofessional education and training of nurse anesthetists devoted to serving in underserved areas upon graduation.
- In addition, during Glazerís tenure as dean, a new student organization was formed to improve diversity across the nursing program through mentoring. Called AMBITION (Advising Minorities By Inspiring and Transforming them Into Outstanding Nurses) this student-led program pairs sophomore, junior and senior BSN students with freshman mentees.
Glazer became dean of UCís College of Nursing in January 2012. In February 2013, she was elected as a board member at large for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)óa position for which she was chosen by member deans and directors from the nationís schools of nursing.
UCís College of Nursing, one of four colleges in UCís Academic Health Center, currently enrolls over 2,700 students in nursing programs that include RN to BSN, BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD, as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education and Post-MSN Certificates. Learn more about the college at www.nursing.uc.edu.
Also named to Ohio's Most Powerful and Influential Women list is Uma Kotagal, MD, senior vice president for quality, safety and transformation and executive director of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Kotagal is also a professor of pediatrics in UC's College of Medicine. You can read more about Kotagal's work in a 2011 UC Research profile.