Internationally recognized nursing leader Dr. Mi Ja Kim (right) is presented an honorary and symbolic UIC College of Nursing chair by Dean Terri E. Weaver of the CON.  Dr. Kim, who retired in August, is at her retirement celebration surrounded by her colleges, friends and family and was honored her for her professional nursing leadership at national and international levels.

Dr. Kim is a Dean Emerita, has been a Professor at our CON and has resided as Executive Director of the Global Health Leadership Office until her recent August retirement.  She was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing and became a Living Legend in 2012.  She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing from the United Kingdom, was selected as one of 100 most influential women in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune, has received the University Scholar award by the President of the University of Illinois, has two Golden Apple Awards for teaching excellence from undergraduate students, and has numerous other leadership and honorary awards.