Anahid Kulwicki Selected as New Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
September 18, 2012
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Anahid Kulwicki has been appointed the new dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Kulwicki holds a PhD in nursing synthesis and an MS in nursing care of children from Indiana University, in addition to a BS in nursing from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.
Kulwicki has had a distinguished career in both health care and higher education. She has served as the deputy director of the Department of Health and Human Services of Wayne County, Michigan, after serving as director and health officer for the Department of Public Health. She has also been a faculty member at Wayne State University, Oakland University, and Florida International University. Most recently, she was director of the PhD in Nursing Program and associate dean for research at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Florida International University.
Kulwicki brings to UMass Boston a wealth of research experience in line with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ mission. She has organized studies as a Fulbright Research Scholar in Jordan, and has published dozens of works on topics related to the health of Arab-Americans, with a particular focus on women and adolescents. She has served as principal investigator for a number of studies pertaining to pregnancy, adolescents, and domestic violence, in addition to problems in oncology, including prevention measures and complications stemming from tobacco use. Dean Kulwicki’s formidable background will help CNHS place an even greater emphasis on comprehensive health care research.
Also in keeping with the college’s goals, much of Kulwicki’s work has focused on disparities in health among various populations and ways to provide efficient health care for different communities. Her professional ambitions have frequently targeted health promotion for underserved minority populations. She has worked with a variety of organizations and groups with similar goals, including the March of Dimes, the Arab American Nurses Association, Michigan’s State Board of Nursing, and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. Kulwicki will begin work on campus at UMass Boston in mid-November.
Posted by Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN | Tuesday, November 20 2012 at 4:08 pm
I missed you yesterday at the FIU Donors and Scholars reception. Roxana Ora didn’t even realize she received a grant from Miami Heart Institute/Joan K Stout, RN-Hugoton Foundation
Posted by Andrew D. Iraheta | Wednesday, November 28 2012 at 12:57 am
Happy belated Thanksgiving,
I’m excited to have been accepted into the EHS program at UMass!
I’m also excited to have the opportunity of meeting you in the near future.
Congratulations on your new position as dean of CNHS!