President Donna E. Shalala of the University of Miami will join the Carolina community in exploring “Practicing to the Full Extent of One’s Education: Implications for Providers, Diversity and the People of North Carolina,” on Sept. 11, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. This UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing Ethnic Minority Visiting Scholar lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held at the George Watts Alumni Center on the UNC campus.
President Shalala is Professor of Political Science and President of the University of Miami. She chaired the Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which published the landmark report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. President Clinton appointed her as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, where she served for eight years.
“President Shalala is highly esteemed for her wise leadership in health care,” said Kristen M. Swanson, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor at the School of Nursing. “This lecture represents an exceptional opportunity for the public, the nursing community and health care professionals to discuss the important issues surrounding practicing to the full extent of one’s education.”
The Ethnic Minority Visiting Scholar Lecture series was established at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing in 2000 as an initiative to highlight the research and contributions of ethnic minority nurse scholars. The lecture brings outstanding specialists, educators, clinical researchers and directors to Chapel Hill for discussion of timely nursing matters affecting ethnic and minority populations.