Duke University School of Nursing names new dean

May. 13, 2014 @ 01:19 PM

Marion E. Broome, currently dean of Indiana University's School of Nursing, on Aug. 1 will join Duke University in that capacity.

She'll succeed Catherine Gilliss, who announced in September that she was retiring as dean after 10 years. 

Broome's main focus has been pain interventions for children, but she also explored ethics related to informed consent of children in research, research misconduct in clinical trials and ethical dilemmas in publishing. She has published more than 90 journal papers, five books and is editor-in-chief of Nursing Outlook, the official journal of the American Academy of Nursing and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science.

She earned her nursing degree from the Medical College of Georgia, a master's in family health nursing from the University of South Carolina and a doctorate in child and family development from the University of Georgia.

"Marion Broome is one of the foremost leaders in nursing in this country, and we are delighted she will be joining the Duke School of Nursing and the health system at a time of exciting challenges in health care education, research and care delivery, and the need for better integration of these missions," said Victor Dzau, chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System, in a news release.