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New dean named at nursing school (Released: 9/14/95)

by Luis Mocete, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- Barbara Redman, a former professor of nursing at Johns Hopkins University and a former dean at the University of Colorado's nursing school, has been named dean of the School of Nursing.

Barbara Redman has an outstanding record of accomplishments, said Provost Mark Emmert, who made the appointment. She has been involved in health care policy and has established a fine academic reputation in medical ethics. Her keen sense of professional practice and academic studies is vital with where the health care system is going today.

Redman, 59, will be the fifth dean of the 53-year-old School of Nursing. The former dean, Beverly Koerner, stepped down after five years. Jane Murdock served as interim dean.

As a professor at Johns Hopkins from 1993 to 1995, Redman served in the endowed M. Adelaide Nutting Chair.

She has been dean at the University of Colorado s School of Nursing and executive director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the American Nurses Association. Redman will inherit a school with 37 full-time faculty members, 450 undergraduates, 200 graduates and 12 Ph.D. students.

Redman said she is excited to come to a school that is moving ahead. UConn 2000 provides a strategic vision within which the school s own strategic vision will fit, she said. It shows the forward thinking of the president, provost and faculty. This is especially important with the revolutionary times the health care field is facing.

Another challenge Redman will face is nurturing the new Ph.D. program. The program must grow its research base to meet its full commitment, she said.

Redman holds a bachelor s degree from South Dakota State University and a master s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

She holds honorary doctorate degrees from Georgetown University and the University of Colorado. She also received the University of Minnesota s Outstanding Achievement Award.

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