Neumann University will host Diana J. Mason, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, as part of the fifth annual Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses- Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) lecture on Saturday, October 16, at 9:45 a.m. in the Thomas A. Bruder Jr. Life Center.
Mason is the Rudin Professor of Nursing at the Hunter College, City University of New York, where she co-directs the Center for Health, Media, and Policy. For more than ten years, she served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Nursing, and continues in an emeritus capacity.
In 2009 she was appointed to the National Advisory Board of the new Kaiser Health News organization sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Since 1986 she has been one of the producers and moderators of “Healthstyles” a weekly live radio program in New York City that has received many media awards. She has served as secretary for the American Academy of Nursing since 2006 and chairs its Raise the Voice Campaign for identifying and making visible to policymakers and journalists the innovative models of care and interventions developed by nurses that can help to transform health care in the U.S.
Mason has written more than 200 book chapters and is the lead co-editor of the award-winning book Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, now on its fifth edition. She received her B.S.N. from West Virginia University School of Nursing, her M.S.N. from St. Louis University, and her Ph.D. from New York University.
The presentation is sponsored by the Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses-Philadelphia General Hospital Nursing Lecture Series. During its 92 years of operation, the hospital graduated 6,000 professional nurses. The Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses-Philadelphia General Hospital established the first endowed lecture series within Neumann’s Division of Nursing and Health Sciences in 2005.
This lecture is free and open to the public. To register, please call 610-358-4573 by October 8th. A continental breakfast will be held at 8:45 a.m. in the McNichol Room in the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center and the lecture will be held in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre in the Life Center.
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