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Sally L. Maliski, PhD, RN, FAAN

Sally Maliski portrait
Professor Emerita, School Of Nursing

Professional Background

Sally Maliski, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, served as dean of the University of Kansas School of Nursing from 2016-2024. Prior to coming to the University of Kansas, Maliski was associate dean for academic and student affairs at the UCLA School of Nursing.

Dr. Maliski earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the State University of New York at Albany. She received a Master of Science in Nursing from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York, and a doctorate in nursing from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She had postdoctoral fellowships in quality of life at the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA. Maliski was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2010.

Dr. Maliski’s research focuses on quality of life and cancer treatment-related symptom management among underserved populations. She has a strong commitment to reducing cancer health disparities and understanding the factors underlying such disparities via interdisciplinary teamwork. Maliski’s work has been federally funded and widely published. Hospice, oncology and free clinic primary care highlight her clinical experience.

Education and Training
  • BS, Nursing, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York
  • MS, Nursing, Russell Sage College, Troy, New York
  • PhD, Nursing, Univ of North Carolina-ChplHil
  • Other, Executive Leadership, Wharton School-The University of Pennsylvania