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Nursing as a Force for Change: A Conversation with Ruth Lubic, CNM, EdD

by: Linda Le | Mon, Feb 3, 2014 |

We are excited to announce that the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation will host a public dialogue with nursing legend Dr. Ruth Lubic, a midwife and Macarthur Fellow, whose career in child and maternal health embodies nursing’s historic role as a champion for underserved populations.

Nursing has a longstanding tradition of social activism, seeking public health and clinical innovations that better meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Inspired by the experience of the birth of her only child, Dr. Ruth Lubic has spent several decades championing personalized, high-touch, low-tech care during labor and childbirth for all women, particularly those in low-income neighborhoods. She co-founded the National Association of Childbearing Centers in 1983 and has helped establish more than 200 free-standing birth centers.  Throughout a distinguished career, Lubic has received five honorary doctorates and dozens of awards, including the American Public Health Association’s Martha May Eliot Award and the Institute of Medicine’s Lienhard Award. She was also named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing.

When:   Thursday, February 27, 2014
               5:30PM - 7:30PM

Where:   New York University, Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
                Grand Hall, 5th Floor, 238 Thompson Street

For more information about the event or to reserve a space, please contact: hillmanalumninursingnetwork@gmail.com To reserve a space, please respond by Monday, February 24th.


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