Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN, dean and Annie Goodrich professor at Yale University School of Nursing (YSN), was named a 2009 Legacy Laureate by the University of Pittsburgh during an October 22 dinner hosted by Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg.
The University of Pittsburgh Legacy Laureate was launched in 2000 and recognizes alumni for their personal and career achievements. The award honors alumni who by virtue of their accomplishments serve as role models for the next generation. Dean Grey earned a bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh in 1970.
“Being named a Legacy Laureate at Pitt is indeed an honor. Pitt is where the values I have carried forward in my professional career were initially instilled,” commented Dean Grey.
She has been dean at YSN since 2005 and was recently reappointed to a second five-year term by Yale University President Richard C. Levin. Dean Grey was recognized as a Legacy Laureate for her significant contributions to the prevention, treatment, and management of diabetes, and her work with affected families to develop behavioral approaches that have improved the lives of countless children with diabetes.
After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Dean Grey went on to earn an MSN in pediatric nursing from Yale University, and a Doctorate in Public Health and social psychology from Columbia University. She eventually went on to hold academic appointments at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and Yale University. A pediatric nurse practitioner, Dean Grey has been principal investigator for a number of funded research studies and has had a major impact on the study of the management of chronic illnesses in children, and has served in leadership positions with the American Medical Association, American Diabetes Association, and National Institutes of Health.
She is an elected fellow and member of a number of organizations, including the Institute of Medicine, Society of Behavioral Medicine, and American Academy of Nursing. Her many honors include the Outstanding Nurse Scientist Award from The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science in recognition of the impact her research has made on health care and nursing practice, and the 1999 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.