A new endowed professorship at the College of Nursing will support a researcher in the area of adult health research, cancer research or in administration. Patricia Chamings (B.S.N. 1964, M.S.N. 1965), Ph.D., recently amended a previous scholarship fund that she endowed in 2008 to create the Chamings Professorship in Nursing.
This professorship, through a commitment of $1 million, was endowed by a blended gift that includes the transfer of funds from the previous scholarship, a documented estate gift, distribution from an Individual Retirement Account and yearly pledge payments.
“I chose to support the UF College of Nursing with a professorship because I was going to leave the college most of my estate,” Chamings said. “By designating it early, I have the opportunity to see the impact of my gift through faculty research. I hope what comes of this is that the college continues to be on the cutting edge of nursing and providing leadership for our profession.”
“We are very fortunate to have this professorship at the College of Nursing,” said Anna McDaniel, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, dean and the Linda Harman Aiken Professor. “This is a critical time for the University of Florida and the college, as we reach for new heights of preeminence in our education and research missions.”