Congratulations to OHSU School of Nursing’s Dena H. Hassouneh, PhD, ANP, PMHNP, for her selection as a 2011 Macy Faculty Scholar!
The Macy Faculty Scholars program launched in December 2010. The program aims “to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery.” Dr. Hassouneh was chosen out of a national search to be one of five members in the inaugural class of awardees.
As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Hassouneh will receive salary support of $100,000 per year for two years. Candidates for the award are nominated by the dean of their institutions, who must commit to protecting at least 50 percent of the Scholar’s time to pursue education projects at their institution.
Dr. Hassouneh’s scholarly work focuses on two key areas: addressing inequalities in nursing education, and understanding and improving mental health disparities in women. To address the experiences of faculty and students of color in the United States, Dr. Hassouneh has conducted research and published theoretical work addressing racism in nursing education. She has also worked to improve nursing education internationally by helping design and bring to fruition a bachelor’s of science in nursing program in the Palestinian territories.