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March 18, 1997 UNMC College of Nursing Dean Selected as Member of National Council for Nursing Research

Ada Lindsey, Ph.D., dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Nursing, has been selected to serve as a member of the National
Council for Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health in Washington,
D.C. Dr. Lindsey’s term will last through 2001.

Donna Shalala, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, recommended Dr. Lindsey’s membership to serve on the 15-member
council. Dr. Lindsey, dean since 1995, and others on the council are recognized
experts in clinical practice, education or research.

"Needless to say, I am extremely pleased," said William O.
Berndt, Ph.D., UNMC chancellor. "Not only does this appointment recognize
Dr. Lindsey’s outstanding career in nursing, education and research, but
it also affords her a platform from which she can influence nursing research
nationally."

The council, which was established under the Public Health Service Act,
serves as an advisory body to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
the NIH and the National Institute of Nursing Research. The council provides
advice on basic and clinical nursing research, makes recommendations concerning
research conducted at NINR and reviews grants and cooperative agreements
for research and training. The council also recommends funding approval
of grants.

"This is a tremendous opportunity to shape research agendas,"
Dr. Lindsey said. "My appointment is for four years, so it will be
long enough to get oriented and make a substantial contribution."

Dr. Lindsey, with 34 years of nursing education experience, she previously
served eight years as dean and faculty member of the University of California,
Los Angeles, School of Nursing. She has served as faculty and administrator
at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing from
1979 to 1986; the University of Maryland, School of Nursing, Baltimore,
from 1967 to 1978; and at Mt. Carmel School of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio,
from 1960 to 1967.

Dr. Lindsey earned her undergraduate degree in 1959 and her master’s
degree in 1960 from the Ohio State University School of Nursing. She received
her doctoral degree in physiology from the University of Maryland, School
of Medicine, Baltimore, in 1977.

The UNMC College of Nursing is the largest nursing school in the state
with 900 students. The college has divisions in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney
and Scottsbluff and is the only nursing program in the state that offers
doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing.