Burman receives CHS Outstanding Career Award

April 29, 2019

On April 25, 2019, UW Nursing Dean Mary Burman received the College of Health Sciences Outstanding Career award at the annual College of Health Sciences ceremony. Read below what was read about our Dr. Burman at the CHS event:


Dr. Burman has served UW's College of Health Sciences and the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing for over 26 years. In this time, she has served in numerous leadership roles, which include: Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Health Sciences, Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences, Dean of the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, and Director of the Division of Social Work.


.receiving over 35 research and teaching grants amounting to more than $2,250,000; publishing over 50 per-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and white papers; national recognition by nursing through her selection as a Carnegie Scholar, a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurses Fellows program, a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing; Wyoming recognition through having been named a Wyoming Trailblazer by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation, a participant in Leadership Wyoming, and the UW in Scotland Tate Scholar.


  • the Daniel S. Klein Spirit of Volunteerism Award

  • the Wyoming Nurses Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award

  • the March of Dimes’ Distinguished Nurse Award

  • the American Association of College in Nursing’s Advocate of the Year Award


"Perhaps even more impressive than Dr. Burman’s scholarship and leadership is her unmatched commitment to service," read Nancy McGee (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner faculty at UW Nursing) at the ceremony. "Her impact on nursing and health care is extraordinary. Dean Burman was a co-founder of the Downtown Clinic and continues to serve on the Board of Directors as Vice President. One of her peers notes: 'Her commitment to the health of vulnerable populations in unrelenting and she is a staunch advocate for Wyoming families and nursing.'"

"Thank you, Dean Burman," continued McGee, "for your extraordinary service to students, staff, faculty, the state of Wyoming, region and national healthcare community. You are most deserving of this award!"

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