School of Nursing Names Associate Deans

May 06, 2011

Lisa Norsen, Associate Dean for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Community Outreach

University of Rochester School of Nursing Dean Kathy P. Parker, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., recently announced the appointments of Lisa Norsen, Ph.D., R.N., A.C.N.P., B.C., to associate dean for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Community Outreach, and Daryl Sharp, Ph.D., P.M.H.C.N.S.-B.C, N.P.P., to associate dean for Faculty Development and Diversity.

Norsen, who most recently had been serving as an interim associate dean, will oversee the expansion of the School of Nursing’s current business lines, and lead the development of new business lines and mutually-beneficial educational opportunities and relationships within the community. Norsen will also work to build on the School’s successful collaboration with the Healthy Living Center within the URMC Center for Community Health. She will retain administrative responsibilities for the School of Nursing’s master’s programs, which have grown significantly under her direction.

In her new role, Sharp will support the School’s faculty toward their career goals within the context of the School’s strategic plan while addressing diversity issues, strengthening inclusiveness and facilitating communication. Sharp will continue to work in close collaboration with the Medical Center through her role on the clinical team of the Healthy Living Center. She is also working with UR Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity Vivian Lewis, M.D., on the study, “Researcher Resilience through Multidimensional Mentoring – an Upstate New York Initiative,”which will evaluate the impact of mentoring and peer groups on the retention of women and minorities in academic careers.

Daryl Sharp, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity

Due to the shift in Norsen’s and Sharp’s responsibilities, the School’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program, which Sharp previously directed, will be overseen by Pamela Herendeen D.N.P., R.N., P.N.P., N.N.P. Additionally, Patrick Hopkins, D.N.P., R.N., P.N.P., N.N.P., was named Care of Children and Families (C.C.F.) specialty director, and Craig R. Sellers, Ph.D., R.N., A.N.P.-B.C., will serve as associate director for the School’s Master's of Science/Nurse Practitioner Program.

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