Pace Universitys Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions, Manhattan, announced the appointment in August of Carol Roye, RN, EdD, CPNP, FAAN, as its new associate dean for faculty scholarship.
I am looking forward to working with the faculty to develop and further their research agendas, Roye said in a news release. Together we will increase outside funding for Lienhard School of Nursing faculty research.
Roye is an educator, researcher, author and womens health practitioner, according to the release. She has been featured on radio, TV and in print, including the New York Times, and at conferences around the U.S. She co-founded a nonprofit organization, Promoting Health in Haiti, to address primary care needs, including womens/reproductive healthcare issues.
Roye comes to Pace after serving as the assistant dean of research and a professor of nursing at Hunter College in New York City.
Dr. Royes role and support will be vital to Lienhard establishing a PhD in nursing program, Lienhard and CHP Dean and Professor Harriet R. Feldman, RN. PhD, FAAN, said in the release.
Roye splits her professional time between teaching, research and clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Her book, A Womans Right to Know: How Womens Health Became a Political Pawn – and the Surprising Alliances Working to Reclaim It, is a culmination of Royes decades of experience and research into the history and impact of public policy decisions on womens health. It provides an account of how womens health became intertwined with such issues as tax policy and education reform.
Her work has been recognized by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth. The National Institutes of Health awarded Roye an RO1 research grant in 2001 to study HIV/AIDS prevention in adolescent girls.
Follow-up studies were made possible by grants from the William T. Grant Foundation and the American Nurses Foundation, among others.