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Posted: 3/23/2011

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN and assistant professor Elizabeth T. Jordan, DNSc, MSN, RNC, were both named as members of The Daily Record's 2011 Top 100 Women. This is Hill's third year on the Top 100 Women list, which earned her the added distinction of being inducted into The Daily Record's Circle of Excellence.

"I'm honored to share this title with so many other talented and inspirational Maryland women, including one of our very own Hopkins Nursing faculty," Hill said.

"This is a tremendous honor that I'm very humbled to receive," said Jordan, who is a first-time winner, "especially when you consider that you are nominated by your peers."

Hill, who has been a faculty member in the School of Nursing since it opened in 1983, has a long history of accomplishment in the field of nursing, mentorship of students and junior faculty members, and service to the health care community.  She is internationally known for her work and research in preventing and treating hypertension and its complications, particularly among young, urban African-American men, and is an active investigator and consultant on several NIH-funded clinical trials.  In addition to her faculty position at the School of Nursing, Hill is a member of the Institute of Medicine's Council and has played the pivotal role in leading the School of Nursing in the national rankings to first place in the 2012 graduate school rankings.

Jordan is a recognized national leader in maternal and newborn outcomes research, education, and practice. She co-directs the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Birth Companions program, which provides nursing students with an innovative opportunity to learn labor support skills in a community-based setting while gaining a proactive perspective on childcare and women's choices in labor. She is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and also serves on the Board for the Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition. Jordan maintains a clinical nursing practice with the Baltimore City Health Department, reviewing infant and fetal deaths and aspects of prenatal care for women in the community.