Celebrating 86 years of Collegiate Nursing; 2017 Sr. Charles Marie Frank Lecture

Margaret Garcia | Mon Sep 18, 2017

Planetary Health: Nursing's Challenge in Preserving Human Health 

San Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions will celebrate 86 years of collegiate nursing on Tuesday, Sept. 26 with the presentation of the 2017 Sister Charles Marie Frank Distinguished Lecture.  The presentation will begin with an academic poster display at 3 p.m., followed by the lecture at 4 p.m., in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The annual event honors the leadership of Sr. Charles Marie Frank whose vision provided the foundation for the University’s outstanding nursing programs.   

Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, MPH, FAAN, Dean and Linda Lorimer Professor of Nursing at Yale University will present the lecture “Planetary Health: Nursing's Challenge in Preserving Human Health.”

After graduating from Princeton, Kurth earned an M.P.H. in population and family health from Columbia University, a master’s degree in nursing (specializing in midwifery) from Yale in 1990, and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Washington. Prior to her appointment as dean of the School of Nursing, she was the Paulette Goddard Professor of Global Health Nursing at New York University. At the NYU College of Nursing, she founded and was executive director of NYUCN Global, which conducts research and implements programs to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in the United States and throughout the world. She is adjunct professor of nursing and public health at New York University, and adjunct professor at Yale School of Public Health

Sr. Charles Marie Frank, CCVI (1908-1998), a native of St. Louis, Mo., is honored by this annual lecture in recognition of her years of service to professional nursing and nursing education at UIW.  Sister was a pioneer in bringing nursing in Texas from apprenticeship training to professional education by bringing a diploma-nursing program into the system of higher education at Incarnate Word College in the 1940s.  For over 30 years, the lecture has featured nursing professionals making outstanding contributions to nursing in research, education and practice.

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CONTACT:    Margaret Garcia, associate director communications and marketing, (210) 829-6001, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu