In Memoriam: Shirley Jo DuBois Carey, 1936-2019

Shirley Jo DuBois Carey, a long-time professor at the Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, died on January 5. She had celebrated her 83rd birthday on New Year’s Day.

Dr. Carey taught and conducted research at the Emory University School of Nursing for 27 years. In 1976 she assumed responsibility as project director of a U.S. Public Health Services training grant to prepare clinical nurse specialists in maternal-child health. That program, funded for 12 years, helped create the nurse midwifery, neonatal/perinatal, and child health programs at the nursing school. In 1980, Dr. Carey was awarded a Division of Nursing training grant to help prepare nurses for roles in administration and education. Dr. Carey also produced three educational films that are now in the National Library of Medicine.

Dr. Carey held bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in nursing. She retired in 1999 and was named professor emerita of nursing.


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