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Media Contact: Ashante Dobbs 10 September 2007    
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Emory School of Nursing Appoints Development Officer
Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has named Amy Dorrill as chief development officer.

"Ms. Dorrill brings exceptional expertise and experience to our school," says Marla Salmon, ScD, RN, dean and professor of Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

"Our work is compelling and its continuation rests heavily on our ability to identify and foster supportive relationships," says Dr. Salmon. "Ms. Dorrill is well prepared to help us in this area. She also shares in our vision and commitment to improving the health of vulnerable people everywhere."

Dorrill previously served as chief development officer at the University Health Care System (UHSC) in Augusta, Ga., where she led a capital campaign that netted more than $7 million. She also was primary grant writer for the health care system.

"In this role, Ms. Dorrill will oversee the school's pending comprehensive campaign and work closely with Dean Salmon in securing funding for the school's priorities," says Phil Hills, Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center vice president for development. "She also will hire and manage a development staff, including an alumni relations officer and two major gift officers."

The veteran fundraiser says she was attracted to Emory's nursing school because of its robust alumni base and solid reputation.

"The nursing school has contributed vastly to the care of people in Georgia and around the nation," Dorrill says. "It's my goal to showcase the school and its contributions to the external community, and in doing so, I hope to connect individuals who want to make a difference with our outstanding faculty, staff and students."

Dorrill will work closely with campaign chairs David 67C, 70D, 75DR and Beverly Allen 68C.

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University is recognized as a leader in the preparation of students for beginning and advanced practice nursing. Graduates of the school's programs are at the forefront in leadership, serving as role models for excellence in nursing practice throughout the world. The School of Nursing is committed to improving care and nursing leadership through its key values of scholarship, leadership and social responsibility. To learn more, visit

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