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Marcia Van Riper, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Country: U.S.A.

Marcia is a Professor at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. She has a joint appointment in the School of Nursing and the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences. She is Chair of the Family Health Division and Interim Chair of the Adult and Geriatric Health Division. She received a BS in Nursing from De Pauw University, a MS in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee, a MA in Bioethics (with an emphasis on genetic issues) and a PhD in Nursing and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. In 2012-2013 she was a Fulbright Scholar at University College Cork in Cork Ireland. Marcia was the first President of the International Family Nursing Association. She has an ongoing program of research on the family experience of living with genetic conditions. She is the PI of a cross-cultural study on adaptation and resilience in families of individuals with Down syndrome