Dean Emerita Martha Hill to Retire

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After more than five decades of service to the nursing profession, Dean Emerita Martha Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN, will retire at the end of this academic year. Her extraordinary career and accomplishments will be celebrated on June 7 at the school.

An internationally recognized researcher, administrator, mentor, educator, and clinician, Hill will leave deep footprints on the evolution of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and health care worldwide, according to Dean Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “On a personal level, I am sad that she will no longer be as actively involved with our school but excited for her to be entering this new phase in her life. It is also heartening to know that she will always remain an integral part of our Hopkins Nursing community.”

Dean Emerita Martha Hill has been a noted expert on cardiovascular disease and a pioneer in nursing education.

Hill, who served as dean from 2001 until early 2014, is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. From 1997 to 1998, she served as president of the American Heart Association, the first non-physician to hold that position.

In 2010, she was named the inaugural member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and in 2016 earned the American Academy of Nursing’s Living Legends Award.

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