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For Dr. William Holzemer, making an impact is an essential element in his life's work, whether it is making an impact for persons with AIDS, or for nursing education. Holzemer came to Rutgers as dean of the College of Nursng in 2008, and in 2014 was named dean of the School of Nursing at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

is both as an internationally recognized expert in nursing education, and a respected researcher on living with HIV/AIDS. His goal is to lead the College of Nursing to national recognition as a leader in nursing education, service and research.

Holzemer joined the school after serving as associate dean for international programs and director of the International Center for HIV/AIDS Research at the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. He had also directed the university’s World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Research and Clinical Training in Nursing. His research on living well with HIV/AIDS, including the aspects of adherence, stigma, symptoms and quality of life, has earned Holzemer international distinction.

Holzemer also has won many honors and awards for research and teaching, including a Project Hope Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, whose mission is to advise the President and Congress on improving health. He also has served as a consultant and external reviewer for numerous government agencies, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. He serves as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the International Council of Nurses and is past president of the American Nurses Foundation.

Holzemer was interviewed for the televised program Breakfast at the Barracks.