Dr. Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, a nationally recognized leader in caring for older adults, has been named dean of the NYU College of Nursing, effective July 1, 2012.
Dean Sullivan-Marx is currently a professor of scholarly practice and associate dean for practice and community affairs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, where she holds the Shearer Endowed Term Chair in Healthy Community Practice.
In announcing her appointment jointly with Dr. Robert Berne, NYU's executive vice president for health, Dean Bertolami said, "The recruitment of Eileen Sullivan-Marx to lead the College of Nursing at this pivotal time adds momentum to the College's ability to shape the future of the nursing profession. All of us at the College of Dentistry look forward with great anticipation to working with her to expand opportunities for interdisciplinary health sciences education and scientific partnership resulting from the 2005 alliance that created a College of Nursing within the College of Dentistry.
"I want to thank Dr. Judi Haber, who has served as interim dean since July 1, 2011. She demonstrated great leadership and dedication during the past year. I also want to thank all the members of the search committee, especially Professor Hila Richardson, who chaired it. She and the other committee members did an excellent job, bringing us a truly outstanding candidate—a testament to their hard work and great judgment."
Said Dr. Haber: "I am delighted to welcome Eileen as the new academic leader of the College of Nursing. Her prominence as a national nursing and interprofessional healthcare leader position her as the perfect dean to advance the College's longstanding commitment to innovation and excellence in research, education, and practice."
"I am thrilled that the work of the search committee has resulted in bringing Eileen to be our new dean. She is an outstanding leader in health care and a visionary in nursing practice and education. The next chapter of the College's history is in good hands," added Dr. Richardson.