Two renowned nursing professors have recently joined the UCF College of Nursing.

Chatlos Foundation Endowed Chair Dr. Karen Aroian has been appointed director of research for the college. Dr. Aroian is an expert in immigrant and minority health issues and the lead researcher on a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Anne Norris is an expert in public health issues, particularly with respect to immigrant and minority health. Her additional areas of expertise include statistics and research methods, including measurement.

Both are fellows in the American Academy of Nursing, an elite distinction held by about 1,500 nurse leaders nationwide.