Sarah Szanton named Johns Hopkins School of Nursing dean

Sarah Szanton

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Sarah Szanton—a prominent gerontologist, expert in health equity and social justice, and alumna and longtime faculty member of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing—has been appointed as the next Hopkins Nursing dean. Her term will begin Aug. 25.

Originally a member of the School of Nursing Dean Search Committee, Szanton stepped down after the committee decided that in addition to a strong pool of external candidates, talented individuals from within the school should be considered. Szanton went through the same interview process with university leaders as other finalists for the position.

She succeeds Patricia Davidson, who served as dean of the School of Nursing from 2013 to 2021, when she was named vice-chancellor of the University of Wollongong in her native Australia. Longtime nursing Executive Dean Marie Nolan has served as interim dean since Davidson's departure in April.

Read the full article about Dr. Szanton's appointment on the Hub.