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Sally Lechlitner Lusk
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Sally L. Lusk, Ph.D., professor of nursing in the School of Nursing, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 2003. Professor Lusk received her B.S. degree from Indiana University in 1967 and her M.P.H. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in 1969 and 1979, respectively. She joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1969 as an instructor and was promoted to assistant professor in 1970, associate professor in 1973, and professor in 1995. Professor Lusk developed the master's program in occupational health nursing in 1984 and directed it from 1984-02. She also developed the On-Job-On-Campus master's program for occupational health nurses and community care students in collaboration with the School of Public Health. She served as project director for the community-based B.S.N. program for registered nurses, and she facilitated the development of R.N.-to-B.S.N. programs in Kalamazoo and Traverse City.

Professor Lusk's studies of behavior-specific influences and demographic characteristics associated with the health behavior of workers exposed to hazardous noise are renown. She has published many journal articles and book chapters and has served on numerous national advisory councils and boards. One of the most influential scholars in occupational health nursing, Professor Lusk has been inducted into Sigma Theta Tau and the American Academy of Nursing. She has been an active member of the National Institute of Nursing Research Study Section and an American Academy of Nursing Senior Scholar at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In 1998, Professor Lusk was awarded the Distinguished Contribution to Research in the Midwest Award by the Midwest Nursing Research Society, and in 1999 she was appointed to the Coordinating Committee for the National Initiative to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss by the National Institute on Deafness and Communicable Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.

In 2001, Professor Lusk received the Mary Louise Brown Research Recognition Award from the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Sally L. Lusk, professor emerita of nursing.