Inge B. Corless, RN, PHD FAAN, is a Professor in the Graduate Program in Nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her Diploma in Nursing from the Bellevue Schools of Nursing, a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Boston University, an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. from the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of California-San Francisco. Dr. Corless is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Corless joined the Institute faculty in 1993 after teaching at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, The University of Michigan, and Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. Dr. Corless also has served as the Program Director of St. Peter's Hospice in Albany New York during its' formative years. Prior to that she practiced as a staff nurse at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital, and in the Emergency Ward at Bellevue Hospital both in New York. She has also served as a short-term consultant of WHO at the Western Pacific Regional Office in Manila. At the MGH Institute Dr. Corless has co-directed an HIV/AIDS track and has made courses available via a distance-learning format. Dr. Corless also teaches the Living with Death, Living with Grief course. A member of the UCSF HIV/AIDS nursing research network, Dr. Corless is also a member of the Partners-Fenway-Shattuck Center for AIDS research.