UCLA School of Nursing Associate Dean of Academic Programs Dr. Lauren Clark has been selected to serve as the President of the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Board of Governors.
WIN is one of four regional nursing research organizations in the United States, whose members include nurse scientists, researchers, clinicians, educators, students, academic institutions, and health care organizations, according to their website. Through its tripartite mission, WIN strives to improve the health of the public through visionary leadership in nursing research, practice, and education.
Along with her role as Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Dr. Clark is also a professor and the Shapiro Family Endowed Chair in Developmental Disabilities Studies at the UCLA School of Nursing. Her research supports the autonomy of disabled people and helps improve their health and quality of life. She works with a team of interdisciplinary colleagues and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Dr. Clark will begin her role as President at WIN’s Membership Assembly on Friday, April 21.