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PhD Student Named to Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program

UAB School of Nursing PhD student Luz Huntington-Moskos, MS, RN, CPN was named to Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 2011 Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program. This program provides financial support to underrepresented graduate nursing students who agree to teach full-time in an accredited school of nursing after graduation. Five $18,000 scholarships were awarded for fall 2011.  To be eligible students must be enrolled full-time and preference is given to students in doctoral programs. The program seeks to address the nursing faculty shortage while diversifying the nurse faculty population in the U.S.  A hallmark of the program is mentorship and leadership development.  For more information on the scholarship please visit Scholarship Programs Page.

Luz is currently a third year doctoral student at the UAB School of Nursing and a fellow in the Leadership Education in Child Health Nursing (LECHN): Building Capacity and Leadership in Child-Health Nursing (CHN) program (supported by MCHB, T80 MC 09653). Her research interests focus on the healthy development of Latino Adolescents and risk behaviors affecting youth in rural communities. Luz first developed her interest in working with adolescents as a high school science teacher in the U.S. Peace Corps where she worked in Malawi from 1994-1996. Additionally, she provided nursing care to members of the Navajo Nation for three years. She completed her M.S. in Public Health Nursing/Adolescent Nursing from the University of Minnesota in 2005. Currently, she is a lecturer in Nursing at Indiana University.

To learn more about the UAB School of Nursing’s PhD Program please click here. Information regarding Alabama's Maternal Child Health Leadership Network can be accessed by clicking here

Dr. Cynthia Selleck

The UAB School of Nursing is pleased to announce the appointment Cynthia Selleck, DSN, ARNP as the new Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Partnerships. Dr. Selleck joined the UAB School of Nursing in October 2010 and serves in an administrative leadership role in the UAB School of Nursing to enhance community engagement in the areas of clinical affairs, partnerships and inter-professional initiatives across the university, health system, local community and state. She has a long and accomplished leadership record of expanding nursing and medical education opportunities to serve clinical partners and medically underserved communities. She obtained her BSN degree from Emory University, MSN degree from Vanderbilt University, and DSN degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Prior to joining the UAB School of Nursing, Dr. Selleck served as an Associate Professor and Director of the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. In this role, she secured and sustained federal and state funding in excess of $50 million dollars and also served as President and Board Member of the National AHEC organization from 2003 through 2009. AHEC fundraising efforts supported inter-professional health education and training in medically underserved areas. Throughout her career, Dr. Selleck has led innovative curriculum development; taught medical, nursing and other health professions students; conducted research and training projects; and received multiple national and state-wide teaching awards and grants.

 

The UAB School of Nursing is pleased to welcome Dr. Selleck.

Dean Harper and PhD Student Huntington-MoskosLuz Huntington-Moskos, MS, RN, CPN is a PhD student at the UAB School of Nursing and a 2010 recipient of the Avanzamos con Ayuda de United Health Foundation Scholarship awarded by the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. This prestigious scholarship program aims to increase the number of qualified Hispanic nursing students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This award will help Luz continue to develop her research interests, which focus on the healthy development of Latino Adolescents and risk behaviors affecting youth in rural communities.

Luz is currently a second year doctoral student at the UAB School of Nursing and a fellow in the Leadership Education in Child Health Nursing (LECHN): Building Capacity and Leadership in Child-Health Nursing (CHN) program. She first developed her interest in working with adolescents as a high school science teacher in the U.S. Peace Corps where she worked in Malawi from 1994-1996. Additionally, she provided nursing care to members of the Navajo Nation for three years. She completed her M.S. in Public Health Nursing/Adolescent Nursing from the University of Minnesota in 2005. Currently, she is a lecturer in Nursing at Indiana University.