NEWS RELEASE

July 30, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Marie Lobo, PhD, RN, FAAN, from the University of New Mexico College of Nursing (UNM CoN), was recently inducted into the Western Academy of Nursing by the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN).

In 1989, the WIN established the Western Academy of Nurses to recognize and honor nurses who have demonstrated excellence in nursing practice and have advanced practice in direct care, education or research.

Prior to coming to UNM, Lobo severed as a faculty member at the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina. There, she played an instrumental role developing the nursing school’s doctoral program. She also received the South Carolina Perinatal Association's "Pat on the Back Award" for her work with the Charleston County Infant Mortality Task Force, and wrote and managed the "Think First for Kids" grant, which was implemented in local South Carolina schools to promote the prevention of spinal cord and head injuries. Lobo earned her PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Washington.

"Dr. Lobo is an exemplary nurse educator, scholar, and leader who is committed to the advancement of the profession of nursing and who has and will continue to fully engage in WIN and other professional nursing organizations," said Clarann Weinert, professor at Montana State University and long time member of the WIN. "Her expertise, experience, enthusiasm, and energy are gifts that will enrich the Western Academy of Nurses."