Diane Kiuhara comes to the College of Nursing after 31 years of service at University Health Care. She graduated from the University of Utah College of Nursing with a Baccalaureate degree and a Masters degree in Nursing Administration.
During her extensive career at University Hospital, Ms. Kiuhara maintained a close and productive working relationship with faculty members at the College of Nursing and collaborated on many projects that supported nursing research and student nurse experiences. Highlights of volunteer pursuits involved work with Hospice of Salt Lake when Dr. Kathi Mooney established the first hospice program in the state of Utah as well as with the Oncology Nursing Society in the development of their Leadership Development Institute and served as faculty team member.
At University Hospital, she contributed to organization wide initiatives and served on many hospital committees. Ms. Kiuhara developed and managed the Medical and GYN Oncology Unit and the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at University Hospital as well as the 2nd floor clinics and Infusion Center at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. She later served as project team coordinator to plan and design the two inpatient units; HCH 4 and 5 and the 2nd floor clinics at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital. She remained with the organization until 2007 and later that year joined the faculty at the College of Nursing. Ms. Kiuhara utilizes her administrative experience to courses taught in the baccalaureate program.