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School of Nursing Appoints Renowned Nurse Scholar to Faculty: Miyong Kim also named associate VP at The University of Texas at Austin

Posted: Aug. 27, 2013

Miyong Kim

Dr. Miyong Kim

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has announced that renowned nurse scholar and educator Miyong Kim, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., has been named professor of nursing. Dr. Kim has also been named associate vice president for Community Health Engagement by UT Austin.

As an internationally respected translational researcher, Dr. Kim uses community-based participatory research to reduce health disparities among traditionally underserved ethnic minority populations. Her research focuses on the key areas of hypertension and diabetes control, cancer prevention and mental health. She has been continuously funded for the last 23 years, primarily by the National Institutes of Health.

“The School of Nursing is committed to providing students the highest quality nursing education possible,” said Alexa Stuifbergen, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., dean of the UT Austin School of Nursing. “Toward this end, Dr. Kim brings both a broad knowledge of nursing education and research, but also specific strategies for meeting today’s health care delivery challenges. We are honored to have her join our faculty.”

Dean Alexa Stuifbergen and Dr. Kim

Dean Alexa Stuifbergen helps Dr. Kim with her "horns up"

Dr. Kim received a doctorate in nursing research/psychology from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Prior to coming to UT Austin, she served as director of the Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Health of Vulnerable Populations at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing where she and her team developed several initiatives to significantly reduce cardiovascular health disparities. The local and global impact of her research and scholarship has changed the research methods of those working in the field of cardiovascular prevention science in vulnerable populations.

In addition, Dr. Kim has been appointed to the La Quinta Professorship in Nursing. The professorship was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System on August 13, 1982, to benefit The University of Texas School of Nursing.