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Columbia University recently announced that Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named the new dean of the School of Nursing, the Mary O’Neil Mundinger, DrPH Professor of Nursing, and senior vice president at Columbia’s Irving Medical Center. Frazier’s appointment is effective September 1, 2018, succeeding Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Lee Goldman, MD, Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine and Chief Executive, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, tells Newswise.com, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Frazier to the Columbia University School of Nursing. Dr. Frazier’s remarkable depth of experience will help us advance the role of nursing practice in an increasingly complex health care landscape. As we welcome her to Columbia, I also want to express my personal as well as institutional gratitude to Dean Bobbie Berkowitz, whose extraordinary leadership over the past eight years has positioned the school for even greater success in the future.”

Dr. Frazier is joining Columbia from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston where she is professor and dean of the School of Nursing. After completing her PhD there in 2000, Frazier joined the faculty in 2002 then rose to professor, associate dean, and chair of the Department of Nursing Systems in 2008.

Frazier is a national expert in biobanking, the emerging science of collecting, storing, and sharing blood and tissue samples for the purpose of advancing medical research and providing access to genetic information. Dr. Frazier served as director of the UTHealth Biobank and project director for TexGen, a biobank consortium involving academic institutions in the state of Texas.

To learn more about Dr. Lorraine Frazier and her appointment as dean of the Columbia University School of Nursing, visit here.

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