On Friday July 5, 2019, Marcia Lowe successfully defended her doctoral dissertation study entitled, “An Exploratory Study of the Influence of Perceived Organizational Support, Co-Worker Social Support, the Nursing Practice Environment, and Nurse Demographics on Burnout in Palliative Care Nurses.” Dr. Lowe earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Tuskegee Institute in 1983 and a Master of Science in Nursing Education with honors from Samford University in 2002. She has over 35 years of professional nursing experience which includes Post-Anesthesia Care, Medical Surgical, Research, Management, Endoscopy/ GI Medicine, Performance Improvement, Palliative Care and Nursing Education.  She is actively involved in many community health initiatives and is a promoter of health promotion and disease prevention. She is a certified gerontological nurse. She is a member of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) where she is currently serving on the board of directors, the Birmingham Black Nurses Association (BBNA), and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). Dr. Lowe is a nurse educator in staff development at the Birmingham VA Medical Center.