Ellen Olshansky has been named founding director of UC Irvine’s new program in nursing science in the College of Health Sciences. Olshansky comes here from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was professor and chair of health and community systems in the School of Nursing. She has more than 30 years experience in nursing as an administrator, researcher and practitioner, and she is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Established in 2005, the program in nursing science is a part of the UC Irvine College of Health Sciences. Students were first accepted in the 2006-07 academic year, and more than 100 students are currently enrolled in the undergraduate program.