Marion Broome and Brenda Zierler Honored at Deans Annual Meeting

Published March 27, 2019

At the Deans Annual Meeting held March 23-26 in Washington, DC, awards were presented to two deserving recipients.

The 2019 Nurse.com by OnCourse Learning Lectureship Award for Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability in Nursing Education was presented to Dr. Marion Broome, Dean and Ruby Wilson Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing, and Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Nursing at Duke University Health System. This award highlights outstanding contributions made by an individual or a group to champion diversity, inclusion, and sustainability in a deliberate way.

Since 2014 when she arrived at Duke, Dr. Broome has fostered and expanded the School’s vision for diversity and inclusion. She has actively engaged the Duke community in advocacy efforts to promote diversity, inclusion, and sustainability, and she has worked to expand a key element of her institution’s strategic plan focused on people and the environment to ensure her school of nursing is an inclusive environment.

The Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Lectureship Award was presented to Dr. Brenda Zierler, Professor and Interprofessional Education Scholar in the School of Nursing at the University of Washington Health Sciences Center. This award was established in 2014 to honor AACN’s previous Chief Executive Officer, who led the association for 28 years.  Award recipients are chosen on the basis of their leadership and scholarly contributions to interprofessional education. 

Dr. Zierler has made a substantial impact on interprofessional education. She currently holds faculty appointments in Nursing, the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, and in Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education. Dedicated to the improvement of quality and safety, particularly in the area of cardiovascular disease, she has focused on improving collaborative practice in accountable care organizations so that healthcare teams can co-produce health services with patients and families to meet their goals.

As the co-director of the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Practice and Research, and the co-lead of the University of Washington’s Institute for Translational Health Science, Dr. Zierler is leading teams at the intersection of practice, research, and teaching. She has been instrumental in the development of the University of Washington School of Nursing’s PhD program curriculum, which ensures that graduates have competencies in interprofessional education and research.

AACN is pleased to recognize Dr. Broome and Dr. Zierler for their achievements.