New CON associate dean receives federal funds
Jeanette Andrews, Ph.D., was named associate dean for research and
evaluation in the College of Nursing (CON). She will provide leadership
in managing all aspects of research grants, from idea formulation,
through scientific review, grant submission and post-award activities.
Dr. Jeanette Andrews
Associate professor Andrews also serves as the director of CON’s Center
for Community Health Partnerships, a mission that engages and mobilizes
academic and community partnerships that promote health and reduce the
risks of chronic illnesses.
In addition to becoming associate dean, Andrews was approved for
funding by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the
National Institutes of Health for her research that focuses on health
disparities in community settings, with an emphasis on cancer risk
reduction interventions among minorities.
“Dr. Andrews is a driving force for both research and community
outreach here in the college,” said Gail Stuart, Ph.D., R.N., CON dean.
“She brings with her an impressive skill set of organizational
abilities and collaborations that will move the college forward in new
and exiting directions.”
Prior to joining MUSC in January 2008, Andrews was department chair for
research scientists, and chair of the Health Disparities Advisory Board
at the Medical College of Georgia. Andrews is certified by the American
Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner.
The associate dean position was previously held by Elaine Amella,
Ph.D., R.N., who left the position in order to more actively focus on
her research dedicated to end-of-life care. She remains at CON as a
tenured associate professor.
Friday, Jan. 30, 2009