Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Connolly

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Cynthia Connolly on her promotion to full professor in the standing faculty of Penn Nursing. Dr. Connolly, the Rosemary B. Greco Endowed Term Chair in Advocacy, the co-faculty director of the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research, and the Associate Director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, is an internationally renowned scholar in the history of children’s health and pediatric nursing. Her most recent book,Children and Drug Safety: Balancing Risk and Protection in Twentieth Century America (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2018) has not only been well reviewed, it most recently won the American Public Health Association’s Arthus J. Viseltear Award for “outstanding and deeply insightful historical research and original contribution to science policy. Dr. Connolly is the first nurse to win this prestigious award, as she is also the first nurse to win a research award from the American Association for the History of Medicine.

Dr. Connolly’s scholarship has been funded from prestigious and highly competitive sources such as the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She is also a committed educator, receiving the 2015 Lindback Award for distinguished teaching from the University, showing continued leadership in undergraduate curricular development, and developing an undergraduate nursing minor in History, Health and the Humanities.