Department Chair Named Migrant Clinicians Network Board Chair

AUGUST 17, 2015 - The chair of the Department of Human Science at the School of Nursing & Health Studies recently was named to a voluntary leadership position at the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN).

Rosemary K. Sokas, MD, MOH, who is also a professor of human science and an expert in occupational health among vulnerable populations, began her role as chair of the network’s board of directors this summer.

“I’m honored to have the chance to work with the dedicated MCN leadership and staff,” Sokas says.  “Their passion for supporting clinicians and the communities they serve is constantly inspiring.”

Global Reach

Karen Mountain, RN, CEO of MCN, says she is pleased that Sokas is assuming this role. 

“With Dr. Sokas’ deep commitment to health justice for the mobile poor, MCN could not be in better hands,” Mountain says. “MCN works across the U.S. and globally to provide support, technical assistance, and professional development to clinicians working on the front lines of migration health.”

The network board of directors includes academics, clinicians, policymakers, and researchers, and the network consists of 20 staff members working at five sites around the United States.

Health Equity

Patricia Cloonan, PhD, RN, the school’s interim dean, congratulated Sokas on this new voluntary role.

“Working to support health equity and eliminate health disparities aligns with the mission, vision, and values of this school,” Cloonan says. “Our school contributes to these efforts in meaningful ways, and I am so pleased about Rosie’s new leadership role, which reflects her longtime commitment to the migrant community.”

By Bill Cessato

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