Dr. Catherine Gilliss is the new UCSF School of Nursing dean

UCSF School of Nursing appointed Catherine L. Gilliss, PhD, RN, dean, effective Sept. 25. She will also serve as associate vice chancellor for nursing affairs at UCSF.

Dr. Gilliss previously served dean of Durham, N.C.-based Duke University School of Nursing as well as vice chancellor for nursing affairs for a decade. In August 2014, she left Duke to be a fellow in the Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute.

Her prior roles also include serving as dean of New Haven, Conn.-based Yale University School of Nursing and chair of the UCSF School of Nursing's family health nursing department.

Dr. Gilliss is a former president of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and American Academy of Nursing. She earned her PhD at UCSF.

Dr. Gilliss is the permanent successor to David Vlahov, PhD, RN, who stepped down from the post, but is staying on the UCSF nursing faculty to focus on research and mentoring before taking on the associate dean of research role at Yale School of Nursing.

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