Devlin receives North Carolina Nurses Association award

November 16, 2011


Dr. Leah Devlin

Dr. Leah Devlin

Leah McCall Devlin, MPH, DDS, Gillings Visiting Professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Frances Newsom Miller Award from the North Carolina Nurses Association board of directors. This award is presented to those who promote public health through the work of nursing.

Devlin is an alumna of the School and consistently has been a strong supporter of nursing throughout her prominent career in public health. She served as director of the Wake County Department of Health for 10 years and then became the first woman to hold the position of State Health Director for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Most recently, Devlin has supported the nursing community as a committee member for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing. This program campaigns for Americans to have access to high-quality, patient-centered care in a health care system where nurses are essential partners in achieving success.

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