Four Women Appointed to Distinguished Faculty Positions

Deborah Watkins Bruner was named professor of nursing at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. She will hold a dual appointment as associate director of cancer outcomes at the university’s Winship Cancer Institute. Since 2006 she was the Independence Professor in Nursing Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Bruner is a graduate of West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She earned a master’s degree in nursing oncology and administration from Widener University an a doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.

Pinar Keskinocak was named the Joseph C. Mello Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has been serving as co-director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics at the university.

Dr. Keskinocak holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. She earned a Ph.D. in operations research from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Angela Gronenborn was named Distinguished Professor of Structural Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. She was serving as the Rosalind Franklin Professor and chair of the department of structural biology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Gronenborn holds bachelor’s and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the University of Cologne in Germany.

Deborah Feltz was named University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. She was the only woman among 10 faculty members named University Distinguished Professors. She has been serving as professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State.

Dr. Feltz is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.




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