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UR School of Nursing 2018 Commencement Speaker Announced

  By Reagan McNameeKing
  Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN, former dean and current Annie W. Goodrich Professor Nursing at the Yale School of Nursing, will deliver the commencement address at the University of Rochester School of Nursing graduation ceremony on Friday, May 18 at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Grey, who served as the Yale School of Nursing’s ninth dean for two decades, also holds an appointment as a professor of pediatrics and serves as a deputy director of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation. Prior to her current positions at Yale, Grey has held academic and administrative appointments at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University.

“Margaret Grey’s research as a pediatric nurse practitioner has been influential to me personally long before I became dean,” said Dean Kathy Rideout, EdD, PPCNP-BC, FNAP. “We have honored her research for many years and look forward to welcoming her as this year’s commencement speaker.”

The author of over 340 journal articles, chapters, and abstracts, Grey has received national and international recognition for her research. A pediatric nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator, Grey has served as principal investigator for grants totaling over $40 million. Her research has focused on improving self-management in youth with diabetes, as well as the study of psycho-educational interventions to improve metabolic control of diabetes and quality of life in young people and their parents. Additional research interests include diabetes prevention in high-risk youth and lifestyle management in youth with diabetes.

Grey’s many honors include induction as a Fellow to the American Academy of Nursing in 1990, election to the National Academy of Medicine in 20015, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2013, Grey became the first nurse to receive the American Diabetes Association’s Richard R. Rubin Award for Distinguished Contributions Award in Behavioral Medicine and Psychology.

Grey holds a doctorate in public health from Columbia University, a master's degree in nursing from Yale University, and a bachelor's from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as an honorary master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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