Woman of the Year Profile: Nancy K. Hall, Ph.D., University of OK College of Medicine
Record, Journal, THE JOURNAL RECORD
Science seemed like a natural fit for Nancy Hall, who constantly asked questions and wanted to know about detail.
Hall received her bachelor's degree in medical microbiology from Stanford University in 1969. She continued to pursue her education, obtaining her master's in medical mycology from the University of Oklahoma in 1971 and her doctorate in veterinary pathology from Kansas State University in 1976. She began her career as a professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1978 and added associate dean to her title in 1984. In 1994 and '95, she served as a visiting professor with the U.S. Air Force Academy.
The education of future physicians is a responsibility Hall takes seriously.
"The implementation of an ethics curriculum and the requirement for professionalism of all students has been a significant professional accomplishment," she said. "Over the past 25 years, I have led in the selection, education and well-being of almost 4,000 individuals now providing outstanding health care for Oklahoma."
The two-time honoree for The Journal Record's 50 Making a Difference has received numerous honors for her work in the teaching field, including the University of Oklahoma Department of Pathology Residency Award, the Association of Women in Communications Byliner Award for outstanding dedication and achievements in the health field, and Woman of the Year for Medicine and Education from the Redlands Council for Girl Scouts of America. In addition, she is a past recipient of the Stanton L. Young Master Teacher Award and a two-time honoree of the Aesculapian Award for Excellence in Teaching the Basic Sciences. Earlier this year, she was recognized by OU faculty with a David Ross Boyd professorship for her major accomplishments in teaching and student advocacy.
Hall remains active with numerous organizations, including the American Society for Microbiologists, Medical Mycological Society of the Americas, International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, Association of American Medical Colleges, American Lung Association, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Pathologists and the Oklahoma Academy of Science. …