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Memoir

Karen Farchaus Stein
Regents' Proceedings 70

Karen Farchaus Stein, Ph.D., professor of nursing, School of Nursing, associate professor of psychiatry, Medical School, and faculty associate, Center for Global Health, School of Public Health, retired from active faculty status on July 31, 2011.

Professor Stein received her B.S.N. degree from the University of Connecticut in 1972, her M.S. degree from Boston University in 1974, and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1988. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research from 1989-90. Professor Stein joined the School of Nursing as an assistant professor in 1989, and was promoted to associate professor in 1998 and professor in 2007. She was appointed associate professor of psychiatry in 2005.

Throughout her career, Professor Stein was deeply committed to education. She maintained a very active role in the classroom, utilized innovative approaches to increase student participation, and mentored undergraduate and graduate students. As a scholar, Professor Stein's research activities focused on mental health issues; she published and presented nationally and internationally on the topic of eating disorder interventions. Professor Stein has also provided important service to the profession by participating in numerous professional organizations, and is currently editor of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association. In 2003, Professor Stein was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing. In 2006, she received the Outstanding Faculty Paper Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society/Western Journal of Nursing Research. She was also honored in 2008 with the University of Connecticut Marlene Kramer Distinguished Alumni Award for Research in Nursing.

The Regents now salute this distinguished nursing educator for her dedicated service by naming Karen Farchaus Stein professor emerita of nursing and associate professor emerita of psychiatry.