Three Women Named to Endowed Chairs at the Yale School of Nursing

Marge FunkMajorie Funk was named the Helen Porter Jayne and Martha Prosser Jayne Professor of Nursing. She has served on the Yale School of Nursing faculty since 1984. Professor Funk conducts research on the use of technology in the care of critically ill patients with heart disease.

Dr. Funk is a graduate of Wheaton College  in Norton, Massachusetts. She holds a second bachelor’s degree from the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing. Professor Funk earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University.

Nancy RedekerNancy S. Redeker is the inaugural Beatrice Renfield Term Professor of Nursing. Her appointment runs through June 2019. Dr. Redeker’s research concerns sleep and sleep disorders. Before joining the faculty at Yale, she taught at Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Professor Redeker is a graduate of Rutgers University. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Seton Hall University and a Ph.D. in nursing research and theory development from New York University.

Nancy ReynoldsNancy R. Reynolds was appointed the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing. She has been on the faculty at Yale since 2007 and previously taught at Ohio State University. Her research is focused on preventing transmission and improving treatment for HIV/AIDS patients.

Dr. Reynolds is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She earned a Ph.D. at Ohio State University.


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