By Kelly Brooks-Staub
“When I interviewed at Hopkins, I was so impressed by the faculty in nursing, psychiatry, and public health,” says Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, FAAN, who has been named the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Chair in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing. A nationally recognized expert in children’s mental health, Gross finds her new Hopkins colleagues to be “open, generous, and smart-and willing to share their knowledge!” She adds, “I am looking forward to working with people who are great collaborators, and who can help me grow as a researcher.”
Gross will hold a unique dual faculty appointment, building a collaborative program of research and training that bridges the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Medicine. She comes to the school from Rush University College of Nursing, where she served as Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship.
When the Stulman Professorship was established, JHUSON Dean Martha Hill predicted, “This endowment from the Stulman Foundation will play a pivotal role in preparing future generations of mental health nurses, physicians, and others interested in research and patient care.” Hill is confident that Gross’ arrival will help fulfill that aspiration. Notes the dean, “Dr. Gross will bring to this role the collaborative approach that is so necessary to advancing mental health research and the education of those who lead the field in the future.”