On February 4, 2002, a reception was held in the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs to honor Dr. Suzanne Bakken. The Alumni Chair was funded by monies given by alumni over the years. The initial gift of $1 million was presented to the School in 1992 and has now grown to over $2 million. Dr. Bakken is Professor of Nursing and Medical Informatics. Dr. Bakken’s recent proposal to establish an explantory Center in Evidence Based Practice for the Underserved received a $742,000 award from the NIH.