Elizabeth Corwin PhD

Corwin Named Associate Dean for Research

Elizabeth Corwin PhD RN has been appointed associate dean for research. In her new role, Corwin will lead the development of a strategic research plan; create a high-quality research infrastructure and support system; lead robust and high-impact, interdisciplinary research; and promote the scholarship of faculty and students both nationally and internationally. She holds the position previously held by Ken Hepburn, who will devote more time to his own research.

“Dr. Corwin is an extraordinary scholar, and we are fortunate that she is taking on this new position, which will allow her to strengthen our commitment to scholarship,” says Dean Linda McCauley. “Her extensive research and educational program experience makes her a very strong leader for our research programs.”

Previously a professor of nursing at Emory, Corwin is an expert on the biological basis of postpartum depression and fatigue. She currently is leading a multi-site, NIH-funded study on the psychoneuroimmune contributions to postpartum depression. Her research has been published in a number of leading journals, and she is the author of the Handbook of Pathophysiology, used by nursing students in the United States and China.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the faculty as we move the School of Nursing to the next tier of excellence in research,” says Corwin. “The knowledge discovered and advanced by our researchers affects the health of all the citizens of Georgia as well as those around the country and the globe.”

Corwin came to Emory from the University of Colorado. She also served on the faculty at Pennsylvania State University and Ohio State University and holds a doctorate in physiology from the University of Michigan.—Jasmine G. Hoffman

notes of distinction

Notes of Distinction 

Dean Linda McCauley is featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2012 Health Care Who’s Who list of 100 administrators and clinicians. This year’s list includes 11 leaders from Emory, including Wright Caughman, executive vice president for health affairs; Thomas Lawley, dean of the School of Medicine; and James Curran, dean of the Rollins School of Public Health.

Marsha Lewis PhD RN, associate dean for education since 2005, is now dean of the University of Buffalo’s School of Nursing. While at Emory, she oversaw the launch of the accelerated BSN/MSN program and dedicated education units at Emory Healthcare, the Atlanta VA Medical Center, and Saint Joseph’s Hospital. She also began revision of the BSN and MSN curriculum.

Associate Pro­fessor Lynn Sibley PhD RN FAAN FACNM is the first nurse to receive Emory’s Marion Creekmore Award for Internationalization. Sibley is one of the architects of the Home-Based Lifesaving Skills program, regarded as a 21st-century model for birth attendant education. The program has helped families and saved lives in India, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Belize.

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