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LEADERS IN MIDWIFERY COMMUNITY RECOGNIZED AT ACNM'S 60TH ANNUAL MEETING & EXHIBITION IN NATIONAL HARBOR, MD
American College of Nurse-Midwives Honors Leaders of Midwifery Community
Silver Spring, MD – Midwives and other health care clinicians were honored with awards in various categories on June 30, 2015 at the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) 60th Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Award winners are chosen by ACNM and by the A.C.N.M. Foundation.
The 2015 award winners are:
Hattie Hemschemeyer Award
The Hattie Hemschemeyer Award, named in honor of ACNM’s first president and a pioneer of the profession, is ACNM’s most prestigious award and is given annually to an ACNM member who has been certified for at least 10 years and has made continuous outstanding and/or historically significant contributions to midwifery, ACNM, and/or maternal child health.
Kitty Ernst Award
The Kitty Ernst Award, affectionately known as the “Young Whippersnapper Award,” is named after the College’s fourth and youngest president, and one of its most dynamic living legends. The Kitty Ernst Award was established in 1998 to honor an ACNM member who has been certified for less than 10 years and has demonstrated innovative, creative endeavors in clinical practice, education, administration, or research relating to midwifery and women’s health.
Distinguished Service Award
This award recognizes a CNM/CM or other professional for an unusual and exemplary effort in the field of community service, innovation in midwifery practice, education, or research.
Outstanding Preceptor Award
Public Policy Award
Sandra Elliott, CNM, MSN
Best Book of the Year Award
Exemplary Affiliate Award
ACNM Video Contest Winner(s)*
2015 A.C.N.M Foundation, Inc. Awards and Scholarships
Dorothea M. Lang Pioneer Award
This award honors midwifery’s “unsung heroes” who have demonstrated pioneering vision and innovative leadership. Award winners are exceptional CNMs or CMs who are members of ACNM, have been certified for at least 10 years,and have not previously received the Hattie Hemschemeyer Award. The Lang Award is aptly named for Dorothea M. Lang, CNM, MPH, FACNM – past-president of ACNM and the A.C.N.M. Foundation, whose visionary leadership has advanced the profession of midwifery in countless ways.
Therese Dondero Memorial Lecture
Louis M. Hellman Midwifery Partnership Award
Jeanne Raisler International Midwifery Award
A.C.N.M. Foundation Graduate Education Fellowship
W. Newton Long Award
Basic Midwifery Scholarships
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Health Care Scholarship
Emily Hazan, SNM, ARNP, DNP (University of Washington)
Midwives of Color-Watson Scholarship
Sarah Sears, SNM (East Carolina University)
The Edith B. Wonnell CNM Scholarship
Aimee Tom, SNM (University of California, San Francisco)
A.C.N.M. Foundation Memorial Scholarship
Mollie Gilbert Brody, SNM (University of Michigan)
Varney Participant Award
Sandy Woods Scholarship for Advanced Study
Maria Valentin-Welch, CNM, MPH, DNP, FACNM (Frontier Nursing University)
Excellence in Teaching Awards
Midwifery Legacies Project 20th Century Student Interview Awards
A.C.N.M. Foundation Staff Appreciation Award
Foundation Leadership Development Awards:
Thacher Fellowships (late 2014) **
Thacher Community Grants (late 2014)*
* Supported by the Frances T. Thacher Midwifery Leadership Endowment
To learn more about ACNM and the award winners, or to receive a photo for press purposes, please contact Damaris Hay, ACNM Media Relations Specialist at (240) 485-1856 or via e-mail at [email protected].
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. With roots dating to 1929, ACNM sets the standard for excellence in midwifery education and practice in the United States and strengthens the capacity of midwives in developing countries. Our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM reviews research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, and works with organizations, state and federal agencies, and members of Congress to advance the well-being of women and infants through the practice of midwifery. More information about ACNM can be found at www.midwife.org
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