Lecture and Discussion: “Re-Presenting Midwifery: The Challenge for the 21st Century”

The New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) Midwifery Program is celebrating its 10th anniversary, Thursday, March 22, 2007, from 5-8 pm, at the NYU Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place, NYC. The program will feature the presentation of the NYUCN “Koko Roy Award” to Julia Lange Kessler, CM, MS and a lecture by Holly Powell Kennedy, CNM , PhD , FACNM, “Re-Presenting Midwifery: The Challenge for the 21st Century,” with a discussion and reception to follow.

  • WHAT: NYUCN Midwifery Program’s 10th anniversary celebration with lecture and discussion; reception to follow
  • WHERE: NYU Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place, NYC
  • WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 2007, from 5-8pm

The NYUCN Midwifery Program educates the next generation of midwives to provide women and their babies with exquisite care. In addition to essential clinical skills, students learn ways to change anachronistic practices by influencing legislators, administrators and their colleagues.

About Holly Powell Kennedy, CNM, PhD, FACNM: Dr. Kennedy is an associate professor and serves as the co-director of the nurse-midwifery program at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research focus links specific midwifery care processes with short- and long-term health outcomes for women and their families.

About the Koko Roy Award: The Koko Roy Award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to women’s health as an advocate, one who values community relationships, shows cultural competency, is a visionary who offers a down-to-earth approach and displays creative innovation. Asoka Roy (1915-2001) immigrated to New York City from India in 1959 and was a co-founder of the midwifery program at Beth Israel, serving as its director until 1983. During her midwifery career, she delivered more than 5,500 babies. Roy devoted her life to the care of mothers and babies and toward the improvement of her profession.

About NYUCN: The College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry is located on New York University’s historic Greenwich Village campus in New York City. The College of Nursing is one of the leading nursing programs in the United States. The College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Arts and Post-Masters Certificate Programs; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/nursing

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