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Strickland appointed dean at Florida International University

After 22 years at Emory, Ora Strickland RN PhD FAAN has retired to become dean of Florida International University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Strickland, a nationally recognized leader in women’s health, minority health, and nursing measurement, began her new position in July.

She joined Emory as the inaugural recipient of the Independence Research Chair, which made her the first nursing professor to hold an endowed professorship at the university.

She is credited with conducting the nation’s first study on symptoms of expectant fathers and was the Emory site principal investigator for the Women’s Health Initiative, which studied 168,000 post-menopausal women nationally for nine years.

She was the inaugural recipient of the Mary Elizabeth Carnegie Award in 2010 and delivered Emory’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 2011.

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