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UCLA Dean and Aging Expert to Address Hopkins Nursing Community


Posted: 4/11/2011

Courtney Lyder, ND, GNP, FAAN, dean of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Nursing, will give a presentation on leadership to the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing on April 13 at 4:30 pm in the Alumni Auditorium.

Lyder, who was invited by the School’s Men in Nursing student group and Black Student Nurses Association, will address how to be a leader in the nursing profession, discuss California’s current nursing issues, and touch on his research on aging in place. 

“It’s an honor to have Dr. Lyder speak with us,” says Eric Ipsen, Traditional ’11 student and president of the Men in Nursing student group. “As an African-American male leading one of the nation’s larger nursing schools, he is a symbol of the increasing diversity in nursing.  I think he is a wonderful example of some of the positive changes now occurring in the nursing profession.”

Lyder is the first African-American dean at UCLA and the first minority male to serve as a dean of nursing in the U.S.  Lyder joined UCLA from the University of Virginia, where he served as a professor of nursing, internal medicine, and geriatrics. He designed and directed the school’s geriatric nurse practitioner program and led diversity initiatives for the School of Nursing and medical center.  Lyder’s research has focused on the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers in the elderly, and he has also explored innovative technologies to help elders age in place.