Mary Boland appointed dean of the UH Manoa School of Nursing & Dental HygieneUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Boland is currently associate dean and the François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Nursing at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has extensive academic and administrative experience, and is the co-founder and director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center, an innovative interdisciplinary endeavor within the School of Nursing and New Jersey Medical School.
Actively involved in HIV/AIDS work, she is an internationally recognized author, teacher, speaker and advocate for women and children. Her major interest area is health care delivery focusing on vulnerable families and reducing health disparities. While at UMDNJ, she secured $15 million in extramural funding as a principal investigator, and under her leadership, the FXB Center received significant grants from the National Institute for Nursing Research at NIH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Health Resources Administration.
Boland is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and member of Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society. Active in the global arena, she has been a consultant to UNAIDS and the World Health Organization. She was appointed by President Clinton to the Presidential Advisory Council on AIDS and chaired the AIDS Advisory Committee of the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Boland received a doctoral degree from Columbia University, a master‘s degree in nursing from Seton Hall University, a bachelor‘s degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.