Mona N. Wicks, PhD, Appointed Associate Dean for Research

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Donna Hathaway, PhD, dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing, announced the appointment of Mona Newsome Wicks, PhD, as associate dean of Research for the College of Nursing.

Donna Hathaway, PhD, dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing, announced the appointment of Mona Newsome Wicks, PhD, as associate dean of Research for the College of Nursing.

“Dr. Wicks established the Office of Research and Grant Support for our college. Under her leadership, we have experienced a renewal of scholarly activity,” said Dean Hathaway. “This appointment will significantly enhance our efforts to strengthen the College of Nursing’s scholarly mission.”

The first African-American graduate from the Wayne State University nursing PhD program in 1992, Dr. Wicks has been on the UTHSC faculty for 20 years. Her research interests include minority, family caregiver and women’s health. She is particularly interested in cultural diversity and conducting research to eliminate health disparities.

A member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing, Dr. Wicks has received institutional, regional and national awards for her teaching and mentoring skills. She is a lifetime member of the Greater Memphis Area Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and a member of the Tennessee and American Nurses Association, the Council for Advancement of Nursing Science, and the University of Memphis Loewenberg School of Nursing Alumni Board.

Widely published in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Wicks is also a manuscript reviewer for the Southern Nursing Research Society and the Nephrology Nursing Journal. In addition, she reviews grants for the American Nurses Foundation, and serves as a temporary reviewer for the Adult and Older Adult Study Section for the National Institute of Nursing Research.