Three Women Named to Endowed Chairs

kurthAnn Kurth was named the inaugural holder of the Paulette Goddard Professorship in Global Health Nursing at New York University. She will assume this new post on September 1. She currently serves as professor of nursing, medicine and public health at the university. She is also the executive director of NYU Nursing Global and associate dean for research at the university’s Global Institute of Public Health.

Professor Kurth holds a master of public health degree from Columbia University, a master’s degree in nurse-midwifery from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Washington.

Dr._Dhyana_Ziegler-FAMUDhyana Ziegler was named to the Garth C. Reeves Eminent Scholar Chair in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. She will assume the endowed chair in July. Dr. Ziegler joined the faculty at the university in 1997.

Dr. Ziegler is a graduate of Baruch College of the City University of New York. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Laura Bierut installation photoLaura Jean Bierut was named the Alumni Endowed Professor of Psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her research focuses on genetic and environmental factors that contribute to addiction.

Professor Bierut is a graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in biochemistry and molecular biology. She earned a medical doctorate at Washington University.

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