UNM College of Nursing Welcomes Two Senior Researchers

             The UNM College of Nursing is pleased to welcome two new senior researchers, each with almost 30 years of nursing experience, as professors on its faculty.


            Paula M. Meek, Ph.D., has conducted research into the cognitive dimension of breathlessness and specializes in breathlessness and chronic pulmonary illness. She received her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Arizona and her Master's of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Washington. She also holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree and an associate's degree, both from Brigham Young University.


            Meek most recently served as an associate professor of nursing at the University of Arizona. She has taught, conducted research and served in leadership roles at the schools of nursing at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Utah and the University of Arizona for the past 15 years. Meek also has worked as a staff nurse at hospitals in Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Arizona.


            Marie L. Lobo, Ph.D. R.N., F.A.A.N., has researched the effects of intervention programs on parent interactions with young children and parent-infant interaction in infants with cardiac disease and colic. She also has studied families with children in various states of health and illness.


Lobo received her Ph.D. in Nursing and Master's in Nursing degrees from the University of Washington and a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree from The Ohio State University. She also holds a nursing diploma from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Cleveland. She also is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.


Lobo served as an associate professor at the Medical University of South Carolina for the past 12 years and taught at The Ohio State University, Case Western University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wright State University and Sinclair (Ohio) Community College in the 20 years prior. She also worked as staff nurse and director at hospitals in Ohio.


Both Meek and Lobo are members of Sigma Tau International nursing honor society and between them have published more than 200 scholarly articles, reports and reviews related to their research.  Both also have long records of intramural and extramural service to the nursing profession and have received numerous awards for their contributions.


The UNM College of Nursing provides nursing education, research, service, and leadership in nursing for the state and nation. With baccalaureate and master's level education and web-based programs in such areas as acute care, midwifery and community health, the college focuses on asking and answering the most difficult questions about nursing care and how nurses can design and manage health care delivery to meets the needs of the state.  For more information about the UNM College of Nursing, visit http://hsc.unm.edu/consg/


Contact: Lynn Melton, 272-3322

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