Professor Carolyn Porta, PhD, MPH, RN, Director of the Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Program (OEHN) and Director for Strategic Initiatives and Clinical Partnerships, was recently named the Pauline A. Vincent Chair in Public Health Nursing by the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.
The Pauline A. Vincent Chair in Public Health Nursing was established in 1999 to support faculty who are developing nursing programs and providing nursing services that focus on the needs of the community at large. The chair honors the legacy of Pauline A. Vincent, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, who was a public health nursing leader and a 1956 alum of the University of Minnesota master’s degree in public health nursing program.
In addition to her roles within MCOHS, Dr. Porta serves as Associate Vice President for Clinical Affairs in the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs and as Director of Global Health for the School of Nursing. She is recognized for her expertise in global health workforce development, public health nursing, sexual violence prevention and trauma-informed response, and young adult health promotion. With 100+ peer-reviewed publications, she has been inducted in the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, and the University of Minnesota Academy of Excellence in Clinical Practice. A first generation college graduate, she is committed to the success of every student everywhere.
Dr. Porta’s expertise, drive, and strong commitment to improving public health and well-being, along with her deep connections with leaders in the health sciences and across the University, are invaluable to MCOHS. We are grateful for her leadership and the impact she has on MCOHS students and public health outreach.
Congratulations, Dr. Porta!