|Alum will discuss chronic health conditions in children|
Kathleen J. Sawin, ’68, will present “Predictors of Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions” at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in the President’s Room at the UND Memorial Union.
The lecture, held in conjunction with the College of Nursing’s Homecoming activities, is free and open to the public.
Dr. Sawin is currently professor and research chair in the nursing of children, a joint position of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She is highly regarded as an outstanding clinician, leader and scholar in rehabilitation nursing and admired for her ability to integrate her scholarship with the practice of nursing. In particular, she is known for her work in furthering the knowledge of adaptation in adolescents with disabilities and chronic mental illness, particularly Spina Bifida.
Her contributions in advancing science to improve the lives of adolescents with disabilities have earned her national and international recognition as an expert in the area of adolescent health. She has also served as a member of the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation task force charged with identifying the research priorities in the field of rehabilitation nursing.
Dr. Sawin is a 1968 BSN graduate of the UND College of Nursing. In 1975 she received a MS in public health, nurse practitioner/educator from the University of Minnesota and an MS in sociology (social psychology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989. In 1987 she earned a DNS from Indiana University in nursing syntheses, nursing research.
-- Becky Cournia, Alumni & Development Coordinator, College of Nursing, email@example.com, 777-4526