Dean of the College of Nursing

Published: May 2nd, 2013

Category: Memos

Dr. David S. Guzick, Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, President, UF&Shands Health System
Dr. Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Following a rigorous national search, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Anna McDaniel, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N, as dean of the University of Florida College of Nursing. Dr. McDaniel will start this summer.

We are grateful for the efforts of the search committee led by chair Michael Perri, Ph.D., dean of the College of Public Health and Health Professions, and thank them for their hard work and input.

Dr. Anna McDaniel serves as the associate dean for research at the Indiana University School of Nursing, where she has been a faculty member since 1992. A Chancellor’s Professor in both the schools of Informatics and Nursing, Dr. McDaniel also directs the graduate nursing informatics certificate program. She has also served on the nursing faculty at Ball State University and Indiana Wesleyan University.

At Indiana University, McDaniel has led the school’s Center for Research and Scholarship to support faculty in the development and implementation of research and scholarly activities through expansion of external funding. Her own research focuses on using technology for cancer prevention and control, and she is currently the principal investigator on a $3.2 million study funded by the National Cancer Institute studying how technology can enhance telephone-based smoking cessation services. She has contributed to more than 120 scientific publications and presentations, and she has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator for more than $34 million in research grants and contracts from organizations such as the National Cancer Institute, the Walther Cancer Foundation and  the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. McDaniel holds a research appointment with the IU Simon Cancer Center and serves as co-director of the Evaluation Core at IU’s Clinical Translational Science Institute.  She serves as the curriculum director for an innovative transdisciplinary oncology and cancer control research training program, funded by the National Cancer Institute. In addition, Dr. McDaniel was recognized for her commitment to education by being selected as a member of Indiana University’s Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching.

Elected a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Dr. McDaniel serves on the academy’s expert panels on informatics and technology and health behavior. She is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association and the Midwest Nursing Research Society and serves on the scientific review panel of Sigma Theta Tau International, the nursing honor society.

Dr. McDaniel received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Ball State University and her PhD in Nursing Science degree from Indiana University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in medical informatics from Regenstrief Institute for Health Care in Indianapolis.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. McDaniel on her appointment.

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