Margaret Grey, Dr.P.H., R.N., the Annie Goodrich Professor of Nursing and associate dean for scholarly affairs at the Yale School of Nursing (YSN), has been named dean of the 82-year-old institution, one of Yale’s 10 professional schools.

A pediatric nurse, Grey is author of over 160 publications and is internationally known for her research on how children adapt to chronic illness, especially diabetes mellitus. As principal investigator for grants totaling over $15 million, Grey has developed ways to manage diabetes and improve the quality of life for young diabetes patients and their parents and to prevent type 2 diabetes in high-risk youth.

Grey has received numerous awards, and she is also a distinguished fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the board of directors of the American Diabetes Association, where she has been instrumental in developing standards of care for youth with diabetes.

As dean, Grey will address the school’s most pressing needs—fund-raising and expanding professorships and programs, said Yale President Richard C. Levin, who announced her appointment.

“Margaret Grey has been a leader in strengthening the nursing school over the last 12 years,” Levin said. “She has had an outstanding record of attracting research grants and acting as a mentor for young faculty. With her history here, and as a graduate of the school, she had all the important qualities we were looking for.”

Yale is ranked sixth among nursing schools receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health.