Oct. 18, 2013
Janet Pierce, DSN, APRN, CCRN, has been named the Christine A. Hartley Centennial Professor in Nursing at the University of Kansas School of Nursing.
"The appointment is being given to Pierce for her years of dedicated service to the KU School of Nursing, her record of research accomplishments and funding, and her demonstrated key role in student research mentoring and advising," said School of Nursing Dean Karen Miller in her announcement to faculty and staff.
Pierce's research focuses on cardio-pulmonary measures to address illness management related to hemorrhagic shock. In addition to her faculty position in the School of Nursing, she is an adjunct professor in the KU Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. Also, she served 25 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves until her retirement as captain last year.
"In this new endowed professor role, Dr. Pierce will be expected to fully realize her standing in the School as a senior professor and leader among KU faculty, both internally and externally to KUMC," says Miller, RN, Ph.D., who serves as senior vice chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
The Christine A. Hartley Centennial Professorship was funded with a $500,000 gift from alumna Christine Hartley and her husband, Ross Hartley, to celebrate the School's 100th Anniversary in 2006. The first professorship was awarded in 2007 to Professor Judith J. Warren, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI. Before retiring from the University of Kansas Medical Center earlier this year, Warren served as the director of Nursing Informatics in KU Medical Center's Center for Healthcare Informatics.
A ceremony to formally acknowledge Pierce's new role will be held on the KU Medical Center campus to honor Pierce later this fall or early spring.