She instituted a new organizational structure. She requested that the School report to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs rather than to the Provost of the University as she believed this arrangement would enhance opportunities for joint programs and clinical training. Three new associate dean positions were established, which related directly to the tripartite mission of research, teaching and clinical practice. In 1999, a fourth associate dean, in Informatics, was added.
Under her guidance and direction, the School has reached out to the community in profound ways, such as communitybased clinics and practices. In addition to making a difference in Middle Tennessee, she has led the way for national impact via a variety of initiatives, such as the International Nursing Coalition for Mass Casualty Education and the National Coalition for Emergency Preparedness. She was appointed by President Reagan to his Presidential Commission on the HIV Epidemic in 1988 and by Speaker Newt Gingrich to the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare in 1998. In 1997, she was named to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science.
She has spear-headed many projects, including the complete renovation of Godchaux Hall and the Nursing Annex, the building of Frist Hall with the addition of two floors on Frist Hall planned 2009, the PhD program in 1993, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in 2008. She led the School into an extraordinary world of nursing in the 21st Century.
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2015 Jack C. Massey Leadership Award Dinner
The 2015 Award Dinner is over, and what a fantastic night it was! We celebrated the business, civic, and philanthropic contributions Janet and Jim Ayers have made in Nashville and throughout the nation. The event was held in December at the Omni Hotel in Nashville.
Previous Jack C. Massey Leadership Award Recipients
Ambassador Joe M. Rodgers (1986); Leah Rose Werthan (1988); Buddy Killen (1991); Governor Ned McWherter (1993); Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. (1995); Annette Eskind (1997); Alyne Massey (1999); William O. Whetsell, Jr., M.D. (2001); William S. Cochran (2003); Orrin H. Ingram, John R. Ingram, David B. Ingram and Robin Ingram Patton (2005); Mayor Bill Purcell (2007); Amy Grant and Vince Gill (2009); Nicholas S. Zeppos (2011), Mike Curb (2013), and Janet and Jim Ayers (2015)
Great Exposure for a Great Cause
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