Teaching, research, community
WSU Spokane honors nursing professor for excellence
She has been a faculty member in the College of Nursing for 13 years. Her service to the college and university include several years as co-chair for the College of Nursing Faculty Search Committee, membership on the Graduate Education Commission, and eight years on the WSU Institutional Review Board, including two years as chair.
Corbett is now serving as a scholar in residence for the Providence Spokane Urban Hospitals, she is a board member of the Eastern Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and she recently completed a term of service as a Regional Coordinator for the International Honor Society of Nursing.
She collaborates with multidisciplinary researchers, clinicians, administrators and community volunteers to design and implement clinical trials and community-based participatory research. Her research focuses on strategies to improve self-management of chronic illness. And the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation currently funds her collaborative research to improve the safe use of medications following hospitalization.
Corbett earned a bachelor of arts in nursing from Carroll College, a master of nursing from Whitworth College, and a Ph.D. in nursing from Loyola University Chicago. She has held faculty positions at Lewis University in Joliet, Ill. and at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. In 2002, she was awarded one of two nationally competitive post-doctoral fellowships sponsored by Pfizer, Inc. for Nursing Research Innovations in Health Outcomes.
"Cindy Corbett is truly a world class faculty member at the College of Nursing and WSU Spokane,” said Chancellor Brian Pitcher at commencement.
The award is sponsored by the Spokane Teachers Credit Union.