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Penny F. Pierce
The Michigan Record

Penny F. Pierce, associate professor of nursing in the School of Nursing and faculty associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, effective Dec. 31. Her research focused on the study of decision-making behavior in various life threatening and stressful health care contexts. She also studied the post-deployment mental health, physical health, and the retention of military members serving since the Persian Gulf War. Her research activities brought national visibility to the university and have been used by military healthcare policy makers and in congressional hearings. Called a gifted teacher and devoted mentor, Pierce was named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2005.