School of Nursing appoints new associate dean for research

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Feb. 28, 2012

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Elizabeth J. Corwin, PhD, RN

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Elizabeth Corwin, PhD, RN, has been appointed associate dean for research at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She will begin her new duties on March 1.

Corwin, who previously served as a professor of nursing at Emory, is an experienced nurse researcher who focuses on the biological basis of postpartum depression and fatigue. She currently is leading a multi-site, longitudinal study with funding from the National Institutes of Health. Her research has been published in a number of leading journals. She also is the author of the Handbook of Pathophysiology, which is used by nursing students across the United States and China.

“Dr. Corwin is an extraordinary scholar and we are fortunate that she is taking on this new position, which will allow her to strengthen our commitment to scholarship,” said Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of Emory’s School of Nursing. “Her extensive research and educational program leadership makes her a very strong leader for our research programs.”

As associate dean for research, Corwin will lead the development of a strategic research plan; create a high-quality research infrastructure and support system; lead robust and high-impact, interdisciplinary research; and promote the scholarship of faculty and students both nationally and internationally.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the faculty as we move Emory’s School of Nursing to the next tier of excellence in research,” said Corwin. “The knowledge discovered and advanced by our researchers affects the health of all the citizens of Georgia as well as those around the country and the globe.”

Prior to her appointment at Emory, Corwin served on the faculty at the University of Colorado, Pennsylvania State University, and Ohio State University. Corwin holds a doctoral degree in physiology from the University of Michigan. She received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in nursing from the University of New Mexico.