PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center Scholars

Faculty members and community partners who contribute to the work of the Collaborating Center can apply for recognition as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center Scholars. The guidelines for the Scholar appointments are on the School of Nursing Intranet Site under “School-Wide Documents”.  The following faculty have received this recognition:

Deborah Kirk Walker, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN:

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Dr. Walker became a WHOCC Scholar in 2011.  She has been involved in global nursing first through opening her home and hosting a nurse during the leadership conference in 2010. She also facilitated meetings and mentoring activities for a nurse from Zambia involving HIV initiatives in adolescents and  has been an ongoing resource and support system for a colleague in Zambia in regards to oncology initiatives.    

Over the next several years Dr. Walker would like to continue to build on these relationships that have begun in Zambia, helping them build a strong oncology program within their country.  Her background in oncology nursing and now education, gives her the skills to help nurses globally strengthen their oncology leadership and nursing education.