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For Immediate Release:
March 7, 2013

Contact: Kevin Nash

Four University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Named to the Maryland Daily Record's 2013 Top 100 Women List

Baltimore, Md. – Four University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members have been named to The Maryland Daily Record’s 2013 list of Top 100 Women.

Karen Kauffman, PhD, CRNP-BC, associate professor and chair, Department of Family and Community Health; Ann Mech, JD, RN, assistant professor and coordinator of legal affairs; Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology; and Associate Professor Lisa Rowen, DNSc, RN, senior vice president for patient services and chief nursing officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center, made the list. In addition, Kauffman and Rowen were named to the 2013 Top 100 Women’s Circle of Excellence, honoring those who have been named to the list three times.

“It is a very unique accomplishment for an organization to have four honorees named to this list of distinguished women at one time,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We are very proud to count them among the members of our esteemed faculty.”

Since 1996, The Daily Record has recognized more than 1,000 high-achieving women who are making an impact in Maryland. The Daily Record’s annual list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women was created to recognize outstanding achievement by women who have demonstrated significant professional accomplishments, outstanding community leadership, and inspirational mentoring.

A panel of judges composed of business professionals and past Top 100 Women winners from throughout Maryland reviewed all of the applications, narrowing the list to select this year’s Top 100 Women. The process is comprehensive and includes multiple panels judging hundreds of applicants. This year, 63 women were first-time recipients.

The winners will be honored at a ceremony at the Meyerhof Symphony Hall in Baltimore on May 6.   

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools, and is ranked eleventh nationally. Enrolling nearly 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.

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