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Memoir

Nancy E. Reame
Regents' Proceedings 28

Nancy E. Reame, Ph.D., the Rhetaugh Graves Dumas Professor of Nursing and professor of nursing in the School of Nursing and research professor in the Reproductive Sciences Program, will retire from active faculty status on August 31, 2005.

Professor Reame received her B.S.N. degree from Michigan State University in 1969 and her M.S.N. and Ph.D. degrees from Wayne State University in 1974 and 1977, respectively. She joined the University of Michigan faculty as associate professor in 1980 and was promoted to professor in 1990. She was appointed research scientist in 1992 and promoted to research professor in 2004. She was named the Rhetaugh Graves Dumas Professor of Nursing in 2000.

Beginning with her master's project on the genetics of infertility, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Professor Reame has focused on reproductive sciences. Nationally, she has served on many National Institutes of Health panels, including the prestigious Women's Health Initiative, and on Food and Drug Administration safety review boards and executive boards of the leading women's health research organizations. For her contbutions to the improved understanding of the neuroendocrinology of the menstrual cycle, Professor Reame was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1997 and was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2001.

Within the University, Professor Reame has served on the executive committees of the School of Nursing, the Reproductive Sciences Program, the Life Sciences, Values and Society Program, the Michigan Initiative for Women's Health, and the University Hospitals Clinical Research Center. She was director of the National Center for Infertility Research and served on the Committee on Honorary Degrees and on selection committees for the Distinguished University Professorship and the Henry Russell Lecturer. She was a senior fellow in the Society of Fellows and participated in the "Road Scholars" program. In 1991, Professor Reame received the Distinguished Faculty Award, and to date she remains the only woman to have served as president of the University's Research Club.

The Regents now salute this distinguished nursing educator for her dedicated service by naming Nancy E. Reame professor emerita of nursing and research professor emerita.