Congratulations to two University of Florida College of Nursing faculty members, Jennifer Elder, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., and Sunny Yoon, Ph.D., R.N., who received UF Term Professorship Awards from the UF Provost’s Office.
Awardees have displayed a distinguished career that places them among the leaders in their discipline.
Each of the UF Term Professorship Awards lasts three years. Recipients receive an annual salary supplement of $5,000 during the course of the award. The College of Nursing is allocated two awards per year to eligible tenure-track assistant, associate and full professors in their fifth year (or more) of service.
UF president Kent Fuchs announced the new awards in May of 2016 to further recognize and reward faculty achievements. The dean makes the final determination of award of term professorships with input from chairs and the awards are based on assessment of academic accomplishment.
Elder has spent over 30 years studying autism and related child neuropsychiatric disorders and includes students from nursing and a variety of other disciplines in all of her research. Much of her family-focused work examines methods of educating families, enhancing family cohesion, and reducing caregiver stress of children with autism. Elder is also coordinator of the college’s Ph.D. program.
Yoon’s research focuses on symptom management of adult cancer populations, with particular interest in managing symptoms using complementary therapies to improve patient outcomes and quality of life after treatment. Yoon teaches both clinical and didactic nursing courses for undergraduate and accelerated B.S.N. students, and she mentors and supervises doctoral students.