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Visiting Professors

Visiting Professors

The Faculty of Nursing is honored to welcome visiting professors from around the world. Visiting Professors hold academic positions from numerous prestigious universities and organizations. Visiting Professors provide special workshops and lectures, teach in FON’s degree programs, serve on doctoral committees and conduct collaborative research with FON faculty and students.

Barbara A. Smith, PhD, RN, FACSM, FAAN

Florida State University, College of Nursing, USA

Dr. Barbara A. Smith is a Professor at both Florida State University and University of South Florida Colleges of Nursing, and Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and University of Malawi Kamazu College of Nursing. As a nurse and an exercise physiologist, Dr. Smith has conducted numerous randomized clinical trials (RCTs) using exercise and nutrition interventions in chronically ill individuals with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV, cancer, and Parkinson's disease. She has extensive experience working in different countries in Africa to provide care and treatment for HIV and has worked with the Clinton Foundation, Rwandan Ministry of Health, and United States Government to increase medical, nursing, and midwifery capacity in Rwanda. She was invited to serve as a consultant to the World Health Organization to transform nursing and medical education globally. Currently, she is volunteering her time doing medical outreach to impoverished peoples in South and Central America.



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