UWM awards Dr. Marion Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN an honorary degree

Marion Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN the Dean and Ruby F. Wilson Professor of Nursing and vice chancellor for nursing affairs at Duke University, will receive the UWM honorary doctorate of science this weekend.

An expert in pediatric nursing research and practice, she also is associate vice president for academic affairs for nursing at Duke University Health System.

Broome’s research has explored issues including interventions to help children cope with pain, informed consent and assent for children in research, research misconduct in clinical trials, and ethical dilemmas in publishing and leadership of nurse executives. She has published more than 119 papers in 58 refereed nursing, medicine and interdisciplinary journals. She also has written seven books and 20 chapters.

Broome’s leadership positions in her field include being president of the Society for Pediatric Nurses, a member of the Nursing Science Study Section at the National Institutes of Health, and served on governing boards of the Association for the Care of Children’s Health and the Midwest Nursing Research Society.

Dr. Broome worked in the UWM College of Nursing from 1994-1999 as the Joint Research Chair in the Nursing of Children with Children’s Hospital. She was also the Associate Dean of Research and Professor during that time.

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