Dr. Judith Haber, the Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing and interim dean of the NYU College of Nursing, has been awarded the prestigious NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes that-along with research-exceptional teaching, both within and outside the classroom, is among NYU's institutional priorities. Professor Haber was one of only six NYU faculty members to receive this award.
In his nomination letter, Dean Bertolami wrote that "Professor Haber understands that the secret to success in nursing education is a combination of scholarly expertise, the effective delivery of evidence-based practices, and a focus both on outcomes and on compassion, caring, and respect for the patient. She is a person of immense knowledge and skill, but also one who values, instills in her students, and models the professionalism, nurturing, and protectiveness toward vulnerable patients so necessary for those who pursue careers in nursing.
"Professor Haber is also an invaluable member of the leadership team responsible for the establishment of the dentistry/nursing alliance at NYU in 2005, an alliance that promotes the relevance of and need for interdisciplinary care. In this regard, as well as in her nursing education initiatives, her title as "Ursula Springer Leadership Professor" is altogether fitting. Judi's commitment, energy, and creativity have been indispensable in developing the operative paradigm for education and training at the Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing."