Resurrection University Appoints Reem Azhari, PhD, RN to Endowed Chair of Inter-Professional Education

Mar 02, 2016, 10:15 ET from Resurrection University

CHICAGO, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reem Azhari, PhD, RN has been appointed to the position of Sister Gregory Krzak Endowed Chair of Inter-Professional Education at Resurrection University in Chicago.

In this role, Dr. Azhari will be committed to educating professionals in the College of Allied Health and the College of Nursing in preclinical/didactic education, clinical simulation, and clinical education leading to graduates who practice patient-centered, integrated team-based health care.

A major focus of her work will include defining the future of inter-professional education for the University and implementing intersecting degree program tracks to create a culture of collaborative educational practice.  Additional components integral to this role include conducting faculty development programs, evaluating and assessing inter-professional education programs , and implementing innovative teaching models.

Dr. Reem Azhari has been a nurse leader and educator for over 20 years. She earned her master's degree in nursing with a focus on operating room nursing education and ethics. She holds a doctorate in organizational leadership and has lectured healthcare personnel on leadership, management development, and conflict resolution. Her dissertation research focused on patient advocacy and nurses' willingness to report wrongdoing to healthcare leadership.

Dr. Azhari has been on voluntary medical and peace missions in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and the Philippine Islands. She is currently serving her second term as the Director of International Health for the United Nations Association-Greater Chicago Chapter.

About Resurrection University
Resurrection University (a part of Presence Health) is home to a College of Nursing that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nursing, and the College of Allied Health that offers undergraduate degrees in Health Information Management and Radiography.  For more information about ResU, visit

About Presence Health
Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois. With more than 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has more than 20,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of $2.6 billion.

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