MHEC Fellows

– Four nursing faculty receive discretionary awards –

From left: Mary Gergis, Briana Snyder, Hayley Mark and Hee Jun Kim

Four faculty members in CHP’s Department of Nursing received a New Nursing Faculty Fellowship from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Hayley Mark, Briana Snyder, Mary Gergis and Hee Jun Kim were each awarded a  $20,000 fellowship over a three-year period. Use of the award is at the faculty member’s discretion.

Mark, department chairperson, concentrates in community health nursing and preventative medicine. Snyder, an assistant professor, focuses on psychiatric and mental health nursing and dissociative disorders and intimate partner violence.

Gergis, an assistant professor, has expertise in palliative and end-of-life-care, and nurse-patient communication. Kim, an assistant professor, examines racial and ethnic differences in pain and health.

The fellowship program is part of the Nurse Support Program II funded through the Health Services Cost Review Commission. It was created to increase the educational capacity of nursing programs and the number of nursing faculty in Maryland nursing programs.