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Posted: 10/25/2006

Jerilyn K. Allen, ScD, RN, FAAN, a leading researcher in cardiovascular nursing and medicine, has been named the M. Adelaide Nutting Professor in Nursing Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON). 

Allen is nationally and internationally recognized in the fields of cardiovascular nursing and medicine for her program of research on increasing the understanding of cardiovascular risk factors, prevention, and lifestyle modification in persons with or at high risk for cardiovascular disease. She is a professor and the associate dean for Research at JHUSON and holds joint appointments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

As the Nutting Professor, Allen's role will be to bridge disciplines and foster transprofessional research collaborations among faculty and students within the JHU Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health, and with the Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

According to JHUSON Dean Martha Hill, "Dr. Allen is an eminently qualified scholar, researcher, and educator and is the ideal choice for this prestigious position.  Her current work and the body of her outstanding and well-recognized multidisciplinary research are illustrative of the team building expertise she will bring to these collaborations.  She exemplifies the characteristics we sought in a Nutting Professor." 

The M. Adelaide Nutting endowed chair and professorship-the first nursing school chair in the nation to be funded through the contributions of an alumni association-was named for one of the pioneers in nursing education at Johns Hopkins and in the nation.  M. Adelaide Nutting was a member of the Class of 1891 and served as superintendent of nurses and principal of the Johns Hopkins school for nurses from 1894 to 1907.  

For more information about the Installation Ceremony, visit our calendar event: Nutting Installment Ceremony.