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15th Annual Dorothy Hussain Distinguished Lectureship

Disparities in women's health and infant mortality

Join us for the 15th Annual Dorothy Hussain Distinguished Lectureship on Disparities in Women's Health and Infant Mortality. This is an important topic for students, faculty, staff and healthcare workers. 1.5 hours of Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) credit will be provided for nurses attending this event in-person.

Date: Tuesday, September 27

Time: 4 - 6 p.m. EST

Location: In-Person on the Health Science Campus Collier Building, Room 1000 A/B and Virtual via WebEx


You can register to attend in-person or virtually.

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Keynote Speaker

Carmen Giurgescu

Carmen Giurgescu, Ph.D., RN, WHNP, FAAN

Professor and Associate Dean for Research, University of Central Florida College of Nursing
Chatlos Foundation Endowed Chair in Nursing
Expert in Women's Health with focus on minorities
Post-doctorate fellowship at the University of Illinois
2020 Senior Investigator Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society
2021 Chancellor's Research Fellows Program, Texas Woman's University
Recipient - National Institutes Health R01 and R15 Awards
Editorial Board - The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing and Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing

Keynote Address

Social Determinants of Health and Birth Outcomes among African American Families


Kimberly Toles

Kimberly Toles, M.A., B.A, MHFA, LCDC

Minority Health Program Coordinator
Toledo Lucas County Health Department

Duane Herron

Duane L. Herron, M.P.H., B.S.

Maternal and Child Health Supervisor
Program Director, Lucas County Healthy Start
Northwest Region Co-Lead



Holly Myers

Holly Myers, D.N.P., RN, CNE

Assistant Professor, University of Toledo College of Nursing

Director of Innovative Technologies and Interprofessional Education



Dr. Eileen WalshContact Eileen Walsh, Ph.D, APN, CVN, FAHA
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research
Director of the Honors Program
Interim Coordinator for Nursing Continuing Professional Development

Last Updated: 9/22/22