Emory Report
January 14, 2008
Volume 60, Number 15

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January 14, 2008
Nursing dean to go West for new job

By ashante dobbs

Marla Salmon, who during the last nine years has guided the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing into the top tier of U.S. schools of nursing, has accepted the deanship at the University of Washington School of Nursing. She also will be professor of global health in the UW schools of medicine and public health.

Salmon will continue to serve as dean of nursing at Emory through June, and at that time an interim dean will be appointed. She will start her new position in fall 2008.

Salmon is founding director of the school’s Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing, and holds a joint appointment in the Rollins School of Public Health as a professor of health policy and management.

“Dr. Salmon is an international leader in health care,” said President Jim Wagner. “While at Emory, she has contributed tremendously to the quality of the nursing work force worldwide, particularly in addressing nursing shortages in developing countries. At the same time, she also made serving those most needy in the local community a priority for Emory’s nursing students and faculty. We will miss her and wish her well as she takes the helm of one of the highest ranked nursing schools in the U.S.”

In her new role, Salmon said she hopes to create opportunities for collaboration between Emory and UW.