Yvette Conley named associate dean for School of Nursing research and scholarship

Pitt's School of Nursing named Yvette Conley to a newly created position, associate dean for research and scholarship.

Conley, a professor of nursing and human genetics and nationally recognized researcher, will establish a new infrastructure for research within the school. “This truly is my dream role,” she said.

Pitt Nursing has been recognized by The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research as the No. 7 recipient of competitive federal research grants received in 2022 among public universities and No. 12 overall after securing nearly $5.7 million from the U.S. National Institutes of Health in 2022.

“I look forward to stimulating new research endeavors while supporting current research in the school, and I’m really looking forward to recruiting new research faculty to join us during this exciting time at Pitt Nursing,” said Conley.

In 2022, Conley earned the Eastern Nursing Research Society Distinguished Research Award, which is awarded every year in recognition of sustained and outstanding contributions to nursing research by a senior investigator. She has also been recognized as an Honorary Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing — a prestigious appointment held by few non-nurses — and has received an International Society of Nurses in Genetics Founder Award, one of the organization’s highest forms of recognition.