On May 28, Dean Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob was recognized for her appointment as a Distinguished Service Professor of Nursing at Pitt. This honor recognizes distinctive contributions and outstanding service to the University community in support of its teaching, research, and service missions; performance excellence in the faculty member’s department or school; and national stature in his or her discipline or field. Former Chancellor Mark Nordenberg appointed Dr. Dunbar-Jacob in 2013 in light of her significant body of research on patient adherence, her work as both a member of the faculty and dean of the School of Nursing, as well as service to nursing and other professional organizations.
On the 28th, Dr. Arthur Levine, Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences bestowed the Distinguished Service Professor medal upon Dean Dunbar-Jacob at a ceremony in Pitt’s Scaife Hall. As part of the event, Dean Dunbar-Jacob presented the Provost’s Inaugural Lecture on “The Academization of Nursing.” Congratulations to Dean Dunbar-Jacob!