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Director of Family Wellness Center, School of Nursing
Expertise: Elizabeth Ann Loika, DNP, PNP, FNP, has been appointed associate professor of clinical nursing and director at the UT Austin School of Nursing's Family Wellness Center. She retired from the United States Air Force in 2003, after serving in nursing leadership roles for 22 years. While serving as a flight nurse she participated in numerous humanitarian missions, including multiple casualty evacuations in Berlin, Afghanistan civilian refuge transport, and Bosnian refugee casualty care. She was deployed in leadership positions in Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. While assigned in Korea, she was the Child Sexual Abuse Consultant for the Pacific Theater. In the Middle East, she was a Chief Nurse supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. She retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel. More recently, she was a founding faculty member of the Keiser University Graduate School Master of Science in Nursing program and the Family Nurse Practitioner program.
Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work
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Expertise: Open adoptions, outcomes for birthmothers, adoptive parents and adopted children, trans-racial adoptions, family preservation, special needs adoptions, post adoption services, female sexual abuse perpetrators, racial identity issues, adolescent pregnancy, effectiveness of residential treatment services, adoption, same-sex couples