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Nursing Leader Joseph Named AONL Fellow

By Jamie Nicpon | Office of Communications & Marketing | 1-14-2021

Clinical Professor Maria (Lindell) Joseph, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL).

This Fellow designation recognizes a nurse leader’s sustained contributions to the specialty of nursing leadership, commitment to service, and influence in shaping health care.

Nobel Prize Spotlights Sickle Cell’s Disproportionate Impact on African Americans

By B. Denise Hawkins | Diverse: Issues in Higher Education | 12-1-2020

This summer, 34-year-old Victoria Gray became the first person in the U.S. to have a gene editing therapy as treatment for sickle cell disease. “It’s a very big deal for me,” Gray said in a national media interview after learning the groundbreaking treatment was working. “It’s the change I’ve been waiting on my whole life.”