Faculty and Students Recognized at ACNM Annual Meeting

A group of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty and students played an active role in the 60th American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in June.  The annual conference attracts more than 2,000 participants for four days of national speakers, education sessions, workshops and recognitions.  Highlights included:

Student Recognitions:

  • Ali Sevilla de Cocco was awarded a March of Dimes Nursing Scholarships and the Midwives of Color – Watson Scholarship.
  • Adela Griswold earned second place among the 20th Century Midwife Student Interview Awards, a project that pairs student interviewers with retired midwives, with the goal of recording midwives’ life stories.
  • Brennan Taylor was recognized with an honorable mention among the 20th Century Midwife Student Interview Awards.

Faculty Awards:

  • Jeremy Neal received the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health award for Research Article of the Year:  Neal JL, Lamp JM, Buck JS, Lowe NK, Gillespie SL, Ryan SL. (2014). Outcomes of nulliparous women with spontaneous labor onset admitted to hospitals in pre-active versus active labor. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 59(1):28-34. (PMID: 24512265).
  • Dana Parry VUSN Nurse-Midwifery preceptor at Redwood Women’s Center in Fortuna, California, received a Preceptor of the Year award.
  • Kate Virostko was awarded the Excellence in Teaching award, which is given to a faculty member of each Nurse-Midwifery educational program, and is chosen by the graduating class.

Faculty Presentations:

Collins M, Munoz, E. A Winning Proposition: Establishing a Volunteer Doula Program within a Nurse-Midwifery Education Program.

Holley S, Moore-Davis, T, Phillippi, JC, Schorn, MN. Workshop: Getting the Job YOU Want.

Holley S, Morad, A, Collins M. Phillippi JC. Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn: Case Study in Effective Interdisciplinary Response to the Resurgence of a Preventable Disease.

Holley S, Davis M, Phillippi, JC. Trial of Labor after 2 Previous Cesareans: Experiences of a Larger Midwifery Practice.

Holley S. co-presenter with ACNM working group. Promoting Safe Health Care for Every Woman through Interdisciplinary Partnerships.

Pilkenton D, Fenlason, L, Neerav D.  Interprofessional Learning and Global Health Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Elective Course in Nicaragua.