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Posted: 11/2/2011

Dr. Christine SavageThe Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) has selected Christine Savage, PhD, RN, as the chair of the Department of Community-Public Health beginning January 1.

“The [JHUSON] faculty found her to be passionate and enthusiastic about public health nursing with an exciting and clear vision for the department and for advancing the school’s role in community nursing,” said Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN. “I wholeheartedly agree with them.”

Savage is currently a professor in the College of Nursing and in the College of Medicine, Department of Public Health Science, at the University of Cincinnati. She also serves as the Associate Director of the University Hospital Institute of Nursing Research. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Cincinnati in 1997, Savage was a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Nursing, and was also guest lecturer at York College (PA) Department of Nursing.

“I look forward to joining a school of nursing that is committed to innovation and excellence in nursing education, science, and practice,” Savage notes. “I’m excited to work with a motivated and talented team of nurse educators in the Department of Community-Public Health.”

Savage has worked with vulnerable populations for a majority of her career, beginning as a maternal child health nurse in the 1970s and 1980s. Based on these experiences, she became interested in the role alcohol and drugs played in increasing vulnerability in certain populations. She later became involved  in the field of addictions nursing and served as president of the International Nurses Society on Addictions from 2003-2006.

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