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Posted: 4/18/2011

Dean Martha Hill, PhD, RN, received an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Health from Flinders University on April 14 in Adelaide, Australia.

"I am humbled by this great honor, and look forward to continued collaboration with our colleagues at Flinders," said Hill. Flinders and JHUSON have been collaborating to strengthen the research and educational programs at both institutions. This degree recognizes Dean Hill's contribution and service to the discipline of nursing, to Flinders University, and to the goal of this collaboration.

Dean Hill has been on faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing since its opening in 1983 and has led the School of Nursing as dean since 2002. She is renowned for her work as both an educator and a researcher. She has been an active investigator, mentor, and consultant on numerous National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trials and is recognized around the globe for her research projects. Dean Hill currently serves as a member of the Institute of Medicine where she serves on the IOM Council and is on the Board of Directors of Research! America.

The Flinders University School of Nursing and Midwifery is recognized for its quality undergraduate and postgraduate programs, for research, and its practice development programs. The school is among the world leaders in the area of disaster nursing and in research development, especially in areas of mental health, primary care, population health, and health care for the elderly. In addition to offering over 25 awards in nursing and midwifery, they also offer continuing education courses so that nurses and midwives can keep up-to-date in their specialties.