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University of Pittsburgh professor Willa Doswell to speak as part of SU School of Nursing’s ALHANA Teaching Day
University of Pittsburgh professor Willa Doswell to speak as part of SU School of Nursing’s ALHANA Teaching DayFebruary 18, 2004Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The African, Latino, Hispanic, Asian and Native American (ALHANA) Student Nurses Organization will host keynote speaker Willa Doswell, associate professor of nursing at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, during the Syracuse University’s ALHANA Teaching Day in the School of Nursing, part of the College of Human Services and Health Professions. The event will be held Feb. 24 from 5-8 p.m. in the School of Nursing Lounge, 426 Ostrom Ave., and is free and open to the public.
The event will include the presentation of the 2004 M. Elizabeth Carnegie Community Award to Betty Brown, a retired oncology nurse; and Luvenia Cowart, assistant dean in the School of Nursing. The award is named for Mary Elizabeth Carnegie G’52, H’98, who broke the color barrier for nursing leadership at the national level in the 1950s.
Doswell is a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s graduate faculty and is coordinator of the Adolescent Scholarship Group in the School of Nursing. Her area of research is adolescent pubertal development and early sexual behavior, especially among African American girls between the ages of 9 and 14. She was recently appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on the National Child Study Team by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She received a Ph.D. from New York University in 1988.
The ALHANA Student Nurses Organization was originally founded in 1974 as the Minority Student Nurses Association. The organization provides academic and professional support to its members, promotes the interest of students of color and fosters dialogue within the college towards a supportive environment for all students.