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Mary Mahoney Lecture Series: Eliminating Disparities in Healthcare

Health Care professionals from northwest Indiana and interested community members will come together at Indiana University Northwest to discuss Best Practices in Eliminating Disparities in Healthcare. The morning event will be held Thurs., Mar. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Savannah Center Auditorium, and is part of the School of Nursing's, Mary Mahoney Lecture Series.

Featured speaker, Dr. Courtney Lyder, is a nationally recognized expert in gerontological nursing and pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. He is past president of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and a senior consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he has influenced the development of federal wound care regulations. Lyder is a professor of Nursing, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, and inaugural holder of the University of Virginia Medical Center Professorship in Nursing at the University of Virginia. He is also chairman of the Department of Acute and Specialty Care at the University's School of Nursing. In the past ten years, he has received nearly seven million dollars in research and training grants related to elderly care and has published several books and well over 100 journal articles. Lyder is nationally known and recognized as a leading authority on wound and skin care issues and elderly care. He is also past president of the NPUAP and a practicing Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

The Mary Mahoney Lecture Series is funded by the IU Office of the Vice President for Student Development and Diversity, and promotes education on the history and traditions of the nursing profession. The series is named after the first African American woman who graduated from a school of nursing in the United States. Mahoney changed the face of nursing when she opened the door for future black nursing students, after graduating herself. She was also known for her excellent nursing skills and professionalism, along with her ability to inspire others to work together for human rights. This series provides information and recognizes accomplishments of minority leaders in the nursing profession who also had a hand in helping shape it.

The Mary Mahoney Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the IU School of Nursing, the IU Office of the Vice President for Student Development and Diversity, and the Northwest Indiana Area Health Education Center. For more information about the event, please call the School of Nursing and Health Professions at IU Northwest at (219) 980-6600.



Media Contact:

Michelle Searer

School of Nursing
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