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University of Cincinnati’s Dr. Greer Glazer Joins The Sullivan Alliance Board of Directors

Glazer Brings Strong Leadership & Nursing Expertise to SA’s Board


Arlington, VA (October 5, 2016) – University of Cincinnati’s Dean of the College of Nursing, Greer Glazer, Ph.D. has just joined the Board of Directors of The Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions (The Sullivan Alliance).

“As we look forward to the future, we recognize the need for expanded interprofessional training and care delivery to address the health demands of our nation,” said The Sullivan Alliance Chairman and CEO Louis W. Sullivan, MD. “As a part of The Sullivan Alliance’s Board of Directors, Dr. Glazer’s strong leadership skills and deep engagement in diversity efforts will be a tremendous asset to our efforts to increase diversity across the health workforce.”

Greer Glazer, Ph.D., RN, CNP, FAAN is University of Cincinnati’s seventh nursing dean and fourteenth senior leader of the College of Nursing. Glazer has been involved in efforts to diversify the nursing workforce since 2004 with significant HRSA foundation and health care funding for pipeline institutional projects. Her professional organization involvement includes, AACN Board of Directors, Urban Serving Universities Urban Health Initiative Committee, and past Chairperson of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Executive Development Series.

“I am honored and humbled to serve on such an important board under the leadership of an icon, Dr. Louis Sullivan,” said Dr. Glazer. “I hope that in some small way I can contribute to the diversification of the health care workforce in the United States which is sorely needed.”

Greer Glazer, Ph.D., RN, CNP, FAAN is University of Cincinnati’s seventh nursing dean and fourteenth senior leader of the College of Nursing. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Michigan and received her master’s and Ph.D. in nursing with a maternal/newborn focus from Case Western Reserve University. Greer was also a Fulbright Scholar (in Israel) and a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. She held the dean’s position at the University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Nursing and Health Sciences 2004-2011 and has extensive clinical, teaching and research experience, conducting studies on domestic violence education, alcohol use during pregnancy and barriers to prenatal health care among African-American women. She has been involved in efforts to diversify the nursing workforce since 2004 with significant HRSA foundation and health care funding for pipeline institutional projects. Under her leadership, the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing received the annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Her professional organization involvement includes, AACN Board of Directors, Urban Serving Universities Urban Health Initiative Committee, and past Chairperson of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Executive Development Series. In the community, Greer is on the Salvation Army Advisory Board and serves as Chair of the Salvation Army Program Committee, Greater Cincinnati Health Council Regional Nursing Steering Committee, and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati Health Impact Council. At the University of Cincinnati, she has served on the President’s Cabinet, UC Provost Search Committee, UC Pharmacy Dean Search Committee, Diversity Council, and the Grievance Committee. Greer was also appointed Associate Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Cincinnati.

About the Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions

Under the leadership of Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions was organized in January 2005, to act on the reports and recommendations of the Sullivan Commission (Missing Persons: Minorities in the Health Professions, September, 2004), and the Institute of Medicine Committee on Institutional and Policy-Level Strategies for Increasing the Diversity of the U.S. Healthcare Workforce (In the Nation’s Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce). The Alliance’s goal is to provide the focused leadership, deep commitment, and sustainable efforts that will result in the addition to our nation’s workforce of more well-trained health professionals from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds able to provide quality health care and innovative research in the decades ahead.

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