South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday December 11, 2018

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March 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 9




FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences Appoints Dr. Tami Thomas Associate Dean of Research

Tami Thomas, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN, was appointed Associate Dean of Research at Florida International University (FIU) Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences. She will transition from her former post as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs to spearhead the college’s research and faculty development initiatives. Dr. Thomas will also serve as Director of the PhD in Nursing program in this new role.

Dr. Thomas is an award-winning nurse educator and prolific researcher who is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in health promotion. Her work has been credited with improving adolescent health and access to primary care for underserved populations.
Dr. Thomas’ move from the College’s Academic Affairs office to the Research office was seeded from her time on the nursing faculty at Emory University (2010-2014) and the University of Florida (1998-2005). She was director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and Specialty Coordinator for the Pediatric Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. At the University of Florida, Dr. Thomas was a coordinator of research programs for the College of Medicine’s Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Addictive Health Behaviors Institute at the University of Florida.
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