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Karen L. Miller, RN, PhD, FAAN
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, University of Kansas Medical Center
Dean and Professor, University of Kansas School of Nursing
Karen L. Miller, RN, PhD, FAAN, is Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is Dean and Professor of the University of Kansas School of Nursing and Dean of the University of Kansas School of Health Professions. Prior to her Dean's appointment, Dr. Miller was Vice President of Nursing and Clinical Services at The Children's Hospital, Denver, and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Miller has more than 25 years of health care executive experience.
Dr. Miller completed her baccalaureate degree at Case Western Reserve University and her Master's and Doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado. She has published on the organizational context of patient care, financial management of clinical services and health care workforce issues. She is President of KU HealthPartners, Inc., a direct clinical services corporation for nursing and allied health professionals.
Among past national committee appointments, Dr. Miller has been a member of the Commission on Workforce for Hospitals & Health Systems of the American Hospital Association. She is active in the National Association of Schools of Allied Health and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Dr. Miller recently completed a four-year term on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has served on the National Advisory Council of the National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Miller was named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 1995. She serves on several editorial boards and corporate Boards of Directors.