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Diana Ruzicka

MSN 1993 - Distinguished Alumna



Recognized for her leadership skills in “All You Can Be: a Soldier’s Reflections on Service in the Greatest Army the World has Ever Seen.” She has served in many leadership positions including Deputy Commander for Health Services and Nursing in Colorado and Commander of the U.S. Army Health Clinic, in Stuttgart, Germany caring for Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Forces supporting the European Command. She initiated a pain management service at Tripler Army Medical Center conducting research, implementing system wide changes, lecturing and publishing. She served on VA/Department of Defense work group which established acute pain management and chronic opioid therapy clinical practice guidelines adopted world-wide.

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