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2020 Annual Report Interview: Dr. Vinciya Pandian

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In her interview with the Foundation’s vice chair, Dr. Margaret Kumar (CON Batch ‘63), Dr. Pandian discusses her work in improving quality of life in patients with tracheostomies and innovation in Nursing, including the future of nursing in space. Dr. Pandian is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Immersive Learning and Digital Innovation at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

ABOUT DR. VINCIYA PANDIAN

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Immersive Learning and Digital Innovation at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Dr. Vinciya Pandian is an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins school of nursing and is a member of the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative. She is known across the world for improving the practices that promote safety and well-being for tracheostomy patients. The National Institute of Nursing Research funds her scientific work to improve conditions for patients in critical condition. She is currently the associate director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice-Executive Program, the director of the Research Honors Program, the Sigma Nu Beta national chapter president, and the Vice President of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology. She is the recipient of many awards and honors, most recently becoming a fellow Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing. After completing her bachelor’s in nursing at Vellore CMC, she got her master’s and Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and an MBA at the University of Baltimore. She was recently appointed the head of digital and immersive learning at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.