Indiana University School of Nursing names faculty to two inaugural professorships.

Indiana University School of Nursing named Susan M. Rawl, PhD, RN, FAAHB, FAAN, as the inaugural Doris J. Froebe Endowed Professor in Nursing and Janet S. Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FCNS, FAAN, as the inaugural Centennial Endowed Professor in Innovations in Nursing Education. Both appointments began July 1.

Doris J. Froebe was a professor and chair of the Department of Nursing Administration and acting dean of the graduate nursing programs at Indiana University School of Nursing. She retired in 1994. The professorship in her name supports research related to health systems leadership and resulting patient and administrative outcomes. Dr. Froebe passed away in 2016 and established the professorship through her estate.

The Centennial Endowed Professorship in Innovations in Nursing Education supports research focused on testing pedagogical innovations, mentorship of faculty and students, and developing best practices for educating nurses. It was established in honor of the School’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2014.

Dr. Susan Rawl is a professor and co-director of the School’s T32 training program in advanced training in self-management interventions for serious chronic conditions. Her program of research is focused in the area of behavioral oncology with special emphasis on interventions to promote colorectal cancer screening and reduce cancer risk. Dr. Rawl is also the co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Janet Fulton is a professor at Indiana University School of Nursing, most recently serving as associate dean of graduate programs. Her research is focused on advanced practice nursing, especially the clinical nurse specialist role. She serves as editor of the peer reviewed journal Clinical Nurse Specialist, has co-edited award-winning textbooks, and has numerous publications on the clinical nurse specialist role and practice.