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Memoir

Carolyn M. Sampselle
Regents' Proceedings 122

Carolyn M. Sampselle, Ph.D., Carolyne K. Davis Collegiate Professor of Nursing and professor of nursing in the School of Nursing, professor of women's studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Medical School, will retire from active faculty status on October 31, 2014.

Professor Sampselle received her B.S.N. and M.S.N. degrees from The Ohio State University in 1965 and 1968, respectively, and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1985. She joined the University of Michigan faculty as an assistant professor in 1985, and was promoted to associate professor in 1992, and professor in 1998. She also held additional appointments in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and the Medical School. Professor Sampselle was appointed the Carolyne K. Davis Collegiate Professor of Nursing in 2002. Professor Sampselle served as director of the School of Nursing's Division of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Programs (2000-02) and associate dean for research (2002-08).

Professor Sampselle is a nationally recognized expert in women's health, with special expertise in the prevention and treatment of urinary incontinence utilizing innovative patient education, empowerment, and self-management interventions. She successfully secured extensive research funding from the National Institutes of Health, conducted numerous important research studies, and authored more than eighty peer reviewed publications and book chapters. Professor Sampselle was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (1992) and received numerous honors, including the School of Nursing's Mae Edna Doyle Teacher of the Year Award (1990), the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research's Pathfinder Award (2008), and the University's Sarah Goddard Power Distinguished Service Award (2011).

The Regents now salute this distinguished nursing educator for her dedicated service by naming Carolyn M. Sampselle, professor emerita of nursing, professor emerita of women's studies, and professor emerita of obstetrics and gynecology.