Co-Chair of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Board
Nancy Fugate Woods, is dean of the School of Nursing and professor in the department of family and child nursing at the University of Washington. Since the late 1970s, she has led a sustained program of research in the field of women’s health. Her collaborative research has resulted in an improved understanding of women’s transition to menopause, including physical and emotional factors; has advanced nursing care for mid-life women; and has provided women with a better understanding of their health. Her honors include election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and to the American Academy of Nursing. She received the American Nurses Foundation Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Research Award, and the Pathfinder Award from the Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research. She earned a B.S. in nursing from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, in 1968; a M.N. from the University of Washington in 1969; and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1978.