UNM College of Nursing Adds to Faculty


April 17, 2008

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico College of Nursing (UNM CoN) has added two professors to its faculty. Kathryn Ann Caudell, PhD, RN was rehired as an associate professor after serving as an assistant professor and achieving tenure at the UNM CoN in May 1999, and Jongwon Lee, PhD, RN joins the faculty as an assistant professor.

As an associate professor, Caudell is responsible for developing and teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses at the UNM CoN. Also, among other general faculty duties, she participates as a member of the doctoral students’ dissertation committees and in master students’ thesis committees as chair or member as needed.

Caudell received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Arizona School of Nursing and her master of science in nursing from the UCLA School of Nursing. She completed her doctorate at the University of Washington School of Nursing.

Caudell’s nursing background includes extensive work and research in oncology. At UCLA, she worked as a bone marrow transplant nurse and oncology clinical nurse specialist, and was a research assistant at the University of Washington. Before taking her new position at the UNM CoN, Caudell was the Magnet program coordinator for University of New Mexico Hospitals.

Lee received her bachelor of science in nursing from the Yonsei University College of Nursing in Korea. She earned her master of science in nursing and doctorate from the State University of New York School of Nursing at Buffalo.

Drawing on her international training and medical education, Lee is working to establish a research program at the UNM CoN that focuses on various ethnic minority women’s reproductive health issues as well as to raise awareness of general minority health-related issues.

Lee is currently focusing on her research and will begin teaching classes at UNM in 2009.

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