Bridgitte Gourley, Laura Koo, and Victoria Selby

Faculty named UMSON Dean’s Scholarship Scholars.

Bridgitte Gourley, DNP '08, FNP-BC, (left) assistant professor and Family Nurse Practitioner specialty director; Laura Koo, MS, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, (middle) assistant professor; and Victoria L. Selby, PhD '17, MS '09, BSN '06, CRNP-PMH, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, (right) assistant professor and Substance Use and Addictions Nursing Certificate program director, have been named 2021 Dean’s Scholarship Scholars (DSS). 

The DSS program is designed to provide focused time and mentorship for individuals who desire to increase their concentration on the research/scholarship component of the mission by enhancing their writing and publication skills with the ultimate goal of publishing in peer-reviewed journals or writing chapters in textbooks.

The DSS Program provides one semester/six months of protected time and editorial resources to awardees. Typical activities might include submitting abstracts and manuscripts of quality improvement initiatives or state-of-the-art clinical topics or research findings and participating in writing accountability groups. Appointment as a scholar is a competitive process for early- to mid-career (assistant or associate professor) faculty members.

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