Lynn Doering, associate dean of academic and student affairs in the UCLA School of Nursing, has been selected to hold the Audrienne H. Moseley Endowed Chair in Nursing.

In choosing Doering, the selection committee noted the quality and significance of her research and scholarly activities, track record of teaching and mentoring within the school and her plans for the endowed chair.

The chair was created through a gift from Moseley, who willed part of her estate to the UCLA School of Nursing. Moseley had trained as a nurse in California and held the UCLA School of Nursing’s reputation in high regard. Funds from the Audrienne H. Moseley Endowment have matured to provide a significant scholarship fund and four endowed chairs.

Doering developed a research program to evaluate the physiologic and psychosocial adaptation of high-risk patients with cardiac disease. She has studied the relationship of inflammatory biomarkers for depression and its treatment in patients recovering from coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Her use of nurses to deliver cognitive behavioral therapy in depressed patients is unique. Currently Doering is co-leading a study to improve the quality of life for pancreatic cancer patients and their loved ones. This study will look for a link between nurse contact and patient well-being and will employ an online nursing intervention to improve depression.