Strickland appointed dean at Florida International University

Ora Strickland

Ora Strickland

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.

Her career as a nurse educator, scientist, and author has spanned more than three decades. She was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing at age 29—the youngest nurse to receive this honor—and won nine American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year awards. “Nurse’s Station,” her weekly column for The Baltimore Sun, earned two health journalism awards in 1988.

“Dr. Strickland’s appointment reflects her leadership abilities and international reputation as a pioneer in nursing,” says Dean Linda McCauley. “Florida International University has made a brilliant choice. We wish her much success and will miss her immensely.”


Honoring Faculty at Emory

Tribute gifts to the School of Nursing are an extraordinary way to honor faculty members who have impacted your life. With your gift, you are touching the life of the honoree while helping to ensure that new generations of Emory nurses will be there to improve health and healing. You can designate a gift to the Emeritus Faculty Scholarship Fund honoring Ora Strickland and/or Deborah Ryan for their longtime service to the School of Nursing. To learn more, please contact Betsy Oliver, senior associate director of development and alumni relations, at 404-727-5291 or


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