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August 11, 2000

Contact: Patricia Adams

Dr. Sandra W. McLeskey Joins Faculty at University of Maryland School of Nursing

Baltimore, Md. – The University of Maryland School of Nursing has announced the appointment of Sandra W. McLeskey, PhD, RN, as a Senior Researcher and Associate Professor in the Department of Adult Health Nursing. A respected researcher, scholar and speaker, Dr. McLeskey comes to the School with extensive experience in teaching medical, graduate and nursing students, most recently as assistant professor in the School of Nursing, Department of Pharmacology, and Lombardi Cancer Center of the Georgetown University Medical Center. Her research at the Lombardi Cancer Center has focused on angiogenesis, tumorigenesis, metastasis and estrogen-independence in breast cancer with funding from the National Cancer Institute, among others.

"We are very pleased to have recruited Dr. McLeskey to our faculty," said Barbara R. Heller, EdD, RN, FAAN, Dean of the School of Nursing. "She will be able to advance her research in collaboration with other researchers in the Greenebaum Cancer Center, and she will be an excellent mentor to our doctoral students who are perusing research careers."

"I am excited about this new opportunity because of the University's position in regard to cancer research in the State," said Dr. McLeskey. "Working together, we hope to provide answers to questions about a topic of major concern to all citizens, while simultaneously engaging our students in significant learning experiences."

Dr. McLeskey is widely published in scholarly journals, research publications and texts, and has made presentations at numerous scientific meetings throughout the nation. She holds a BS in Chemistry from Duke University, a BSN from George Mason University and a PhD in Pharmacology from Georgetown University.

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