Carolyn Sabo received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Utah specializing in physiologic nursing at the master’s level. She received her doctorate from Brigham Young University in higher education administration: educational leadership.
She has more than 30 years of teaching experience, primarily at the graduate level and specializes in pathophysiology, nursing education, and nursing education leadership. She received the College of Health Sciences Outstanding Teacher of the Year award while teaching in and coordinating the graduate program. Sabo has chaired more than 20 masters theses and doctoral dissertations. She left the teaching ranks to become dean of the College of Health Sciences at UNLV where she served for eight years. She returned to teaching in the School of nursing in fall 2003.
During Sabo’s 28 years at UNLV, she has served as graduate coordinator in the department of nursing, acting chairperson of the department of radiological sciences, and acting director of the department of physical therapy prior to becoming dean. She has published over 20 articles in refereed journals and produced a 2nd edition of her “Women and Cardiovascular Disease” program and has also written textbook chapters on issues related to immune system functioning. Sabo has served as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and as a book reviewer for Elsevier (including Mosby and Saunders) publishing company. She has presented scholarly papers at numerous national and international conferences and continues to focus her scholarly focus on women and CV disease, diabetes mellitus, HIV/AIDS prevention, and women and HIV. Dr. Sabo has received external grant monies for research in alternative and complementary therapy related to HIV and diabetes mellitus.