Dr. Marguerite Littleton Kearney, Director of NINR’s Division of Extramural Science Programs (DESP), has been named the recipient of the Augusta University College of Nursing’s (formerly the Medical College of Georgia College of Nursing) Phoebe Kandel Rohrer Distinguished Alumna award. The award was presented during the university’s Alumni Weekend, April 28–30.
As DESP Director, Dr. Kearney leads the activities of the Division, which include the Office of Extramural Programs, the Office of End-of-Life and Palliative Care, and the Office of Extramural Research Administration.
In addition to her BSN and an MSN in adult care/trauma nursing from Augusta University, Dr. Kearney holds a PhD from Rush University. Her area of research interest is in the effects of female hormones on cerebrovascular recovery after cerebral injury.