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Carol M. Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA is Dean and Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.
As dean her attention is focused on advancing the School of Nursing and its many missions, including the 2023 Centennial of the endowment of the School of Nursing.
Dean Musil is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. She is an alumna of Case Western Reserve University where she earned her PhD in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and completed and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) post-doctoral fellowship in geriatric mental health nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Cincinnati.
Her scholarship addresses family caregiving, older adults, self-management and health, as well as statistical methods.
She has had significant extramural research support from NIH as a principal or co-investigator, and recently completed an NIH clinical trial.
Dean Musil has extensive experience in faculty governance at both the school and university level. She has served as chair of the CWRU Faculty Senate, the Faculty Senate Committee on Research as well as several terms on the CWRU Faculty Senate Executive Committee as well as numerous FPB committees. She was named the new University Marshal in July 2018.
She currently serves on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Government Affairs Committee.
As a nurse scientist, Dean Musil has served on and chaired numerous NIH review committees and has frequently chaired the National Institute for General Medical Sciences Minority Programs Reviews Subcommittee's behavioral panels since 2010. She also co-chaired NIH Risk, Prevention, and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group R15 AREA grant proposal reviews. She received the Midwest Nursing Research Society’s Distinguished Contributions to Research in the Midwest Award, and is in the Sigma International Researcher Hall of Fame.
Dean Musil was named Dean of Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in 2019. Prior to that she served as interim dean of the School of Nursing for the 2018-2019 academic year. She has been a member of the School of Nursing faculty since 1994.