The Spring 2010 Crawford Lecture Series
"Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities in Research and Practice Among Vulnerable Generations"
Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD., RN, FAAN from the University of Pennsylvania presented.
Dr. Loretta Sweet Jemmott is the van Ameringen Professor in
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Director of the Center for Health
Disparities Research at the University of Pennsylvania - School of
Nursing. Most recently, Dr. Jemmott received the Claire M. Fagin
Distinguished Researcher Award.
She also holds secondary appointments in the
University's School of Medicine and Graduate School of Education. In
2004, Dr. Jemmott was appointed Assistant Provost for Gender and
Minority Equity Issues for the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Jemmott has been involved in a number of research projects
focusing on designing and testing culturally sensitive, developmentally
appropriate, and theory-based strategies to reduce HIV risk- associated
sexual behaviors among African American, South African, and Latino
youth and adults.
Dr. Jemmott has received many awards for her research and community
efforts, including the Congressional Merit Recognition Award, The Red
Ribbon Award for outstanding service in the field of HIV/AIDS, and the
Governor of New Jersey's Nurse Merit Award in Advanced Nursing
Practice. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a member
of the CDC's Division of HIV, STD & TB Advisory Council, and a
member of the Institute of Medicine. Most recently Dr. Jemmott received
the Sigma Theta Tau International Episteme Award and the Distinguished
Daughter’s of Pennsylvania (Governor’s Award).
The Crawford Lecture is presented by the University of San
Francisco School of Nursing in collaboration with the USF Alumni
Association and the Beta Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
The Crawford Lecture was endowed in the memory of Geraldine Crawford to provide education for the community.
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