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Dean Woods Receives Honorary Degree from Chiang Mai University

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Date:  January 16, 2007

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND—Dean Nancy Fugate Woods received an honorary doctoral degree in nursing from Chiang Mai University, presented by the Crown Princess of Thailand in a traditional Thai ceremony. The UW School of Nursing and the Chiang Mai University nursing school have been partners in student and faculty exchange programs since 1994, and Chiang Mai has hosted the UW’s nursing students for the Thailand study abroad program since 2003.


The University of Washington School of Nursing is consistently the nation’s No. 1-ranked nursing school, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ranked No. 3 in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the UW School of Nursing is a national and international leader in improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. The school addresses society’s most pressing challenges in health care through innovative teaching, award winning research and community service.