Title of Position: Nurses Alumni Association Chair in Health and the Aging Process

Contact name: Diane Smith
Organization: Rush University College of Nursing
Phone: +1 770-396-3939
Email: dsmith@tylerandco.com
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Qualifications include:

  • An earned doctorate and a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution.
  • Eligibility for licensure as a professional nurse in Illinois.
  • Established program of research, evidenced by documented and sustained experience in the development, implementation, and publication of research in health and aging.
  • External funding in health and aging research.
  • Currently holds senior rank

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining a program of research from a diverse externally funded portfolio in an area related to health and aging;
  • Inspiring faculty and students in developing research careers in health and aging through active mentorship;
  • Leading efforts to secure internal and external resources for developing a community of scholars in areas related to health and aging;
  • Developing and maintaining national and international interdisciplinary networks to promote translation of research in health and aging into practice;
  • Championing the Rush University mission, vision and values;
  • Teaching in area(s) of expertise at graduate levels (pre/post licensure); and
  • Advocating a culture of inclusion in mentoring diverse faculty and students and in all research- related endeavors.