School of Nursing Centennial

April 24, 2018

Women’s health

Nancy Fugate Woods

Revolutionized women’s health

Nancy Fugate Woods research revolutionized understanding of the menstrual cycle and menopause, enabling women to better understand their bodies. She founded the Center for Women’s Health Research at the university and now co-directs the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging. While leading the School of Nursing, Woods established a diversity, equity, and inclusion plan that became a model for other nursing schools. Woods is a member of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine and has served as the president of the American Academy of Nursing and the North American Menopause Society.


Masters (1969), Faculty (1978–2017), Dean (1998–2008)


Alumni, Faculty, Dean, Center for Global Health Nursing, de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, NW Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging

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