Shirey receives Alumni Legacy Leader Award
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Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, FAAN, assistant dean of clinical affairs and partnerships at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing has been selected to receive the Alumni Legacy Leader Award from Indiana University. Recipients were chosen from a group of associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorally prepared alumni from the university and were nominated by their peers. 100 individuals were chosen to receive this distinguished award.



Awardees will be honored at an alumni brunch June 21 during the school’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Weekend.

Shirey earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Florida State University, her master’s in nursing from Texas Women’s University, her MBA in executive leadership practice from Tulane University and her PhD in nursing from Indiana University.

A nurse executive with more than 30 years of experience in the health care field, Shirey is an internationally recognized expert in leadership and management.  In her faculty role at UAB, she teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, focusing on leadership, management and health policy.