Sue E. Huether, a registered nurse, professor and associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Utah's College of Nursing, has been appointed interim dean of the college. She replaces Linda K. Amos, who will remain at the U. as an associate vice president for health sciences. A national search is under way for Amos' replacement.
Nationally recognized for her work in laser surgery nursing,Amos received the U.'s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992; and in 1991, she received the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Award for excellence in nursing.
Early in her career, Huether played a key role in helping to establish the first neurological intensive care unit at New York University Hospital and the first coronary care unit at New York City's Bellevue Hospital. Most recently, she has served as the education and research coordinator for the U.'s Nursing Center for Lasers and Health Care and as an associate dean for academic affairs. She joined the U. faculty in 1975 and has held her current position since 1995.
She has written or co-written a number of publications and two textbooks.