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University of Colorado Denver Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Dori Biester Ph.D., FAAN

Dori Biester, PhD

Dr. Biester holds the Ph.D. degree in Nursing from the
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and holds the position of Interim Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities through December 31, 2012. 

Contact Information:
Office phone: 303-724-3991
Fax: 303-724-3997

1963 B.S. Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1974 M.S. Pediatric Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
1994 Ph.D., Nursing (Communities and Organizations), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado

Selected Professional Service:
Interim Director, Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC), Department of Health care Policy and Finance, Colorado. February 2009-September 2009

The Children's Hospital 1979-2007
- President and CEO 1998-2007
- Chief Operating Officer 1995-1998
- Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services 1992-1995
- Senior Vice President / Director of Nursing 1979-1992
Assistant Director, Pediatric and Obstetric Nursing Women and Infant's Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island

Selected Professional and Academic Activities:
Chairman of the Board, National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related
Institutions (NACHRI) 2002-2003
Board of Trustees, Children's Miracle Network 2000-2006
Board of Directors, Child Health Corporation of America 199-2004
Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing 1990 induction
Co-editor, Child Health Policy Column, Journal of Pediatric Nursing 1991-1995
Associate Dean Adjunct for Clinical Affairs, School of Nursing, UCHSC 1985-1990
Instructor, Section on Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Brown University Program in Medicine, 1974-1979

Community Service:
Rose Community Foundation, Board of Trustees 2007-2011
Gates Family Foundation, Board of Trustee 2008-

Clayton Early Learning , Board Of Trustees 2008-

Selected Awards:
2005 Medal for Outstanding Achievements and Contributions, University of Colorado
2003 Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Iowa
1999 Healthcare Executive of the Year, Denver Business Journal

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