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The DSO of the University Of Maryland School Of Nursing supports doctoral students by encouraging them to engage in professional and social endeavors that will enhance educational experiences and promote leadership and organizational skills.
The mission of DSO is to support and enhance the learning, knowledge, and professional development of fellow students who are committed to making a difference in health care.
The vision of the DSO is to create a rich and vibrant community of doctoral students who lead in using evidence based practice and scholarship. The DSO is a collaborative community that fosters the development of constituents through its values of questioning, creating, changing, learning, teaching, answering, educating, researching, and caring.
President: Katie Gresia McElroy
Third year PhD candidate
Area of Research or Expertise: Microbes in Birth Canal during Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum
Co-President: Renee Franquiz, MSN, RN
First year DNP candidate
Area of Research or Expertise:
Vice President: Lauren Bentley
Second year PhD Candidate
Area of Research or Expertise: Pediatric Obesity in Baltimore City
Secretary: Jessica Milone
First year DNP student
Area of Research or Expertise: Psychiatric Nursing
Ways and Means Chair: Hee Jun Kim
Second year PhD candidate
Area of Research or Expertise: Ethnic differences in pain sensitivity and related factors, including depressive symptoms
|PhD Curriculum Representative: Valerie Dernetz|
|DNP Curriculum Representative: Sharon Boswell|
|Communications Officer: Seon Yoon Chung|
|GSA Representative: Wen Liu|
|PhD Faculty Advisor: Mary Regan|
DSO officers can be reached via email at DSO@son.umaryland.edu.