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March of Dimes - Rhode Island Chapter

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    Helping moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies

    The March of Dimes New York State Chapter has one goal: to help babies in our community start life in the healthiest way possible. Through education and intervention, we help moms-to-be learn how to take care of themselves before, during and after their pregnancy.

    We are also there when things don't go as planned, providing comfort and information to families when a baby is born too soon.

    The March of Dimes in New York State also partners with local medical groups and organizations to establish guidelines for how to care for pregnant women and premature babies. And we provide grants to researchers working to understand birth defects and premature birth, as well as to find treatments and solutions.

    "Contemporary Use of Antenatal Steroids" (click on the name of the webinar for the PowerPoint presentation) Webinar on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Speaker Ronald J. Wapner, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vice Chair of Research at Columbia University Medical Center. Click this link to register for the webinar https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/288699132259098370

    March of Dimes 37th Annual Perinatal Nurses Conference presented by the Nurse Advisory Committee

    Perinatal Health: Redefining Collaboration for the 21st Century, Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza White Plains-Downtown, 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601.  For more information email mbritt@marchofdimes.org

    To register for the conference, click on the link and register. http://events.SignUp4.com/PNC2015NY.

    The Nurse Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the opportunity for you to promote and highlight the nursing contributions and accomplishments of your staff by nominating them for the March of Dimes Maternal Child Health Nursing Award and participating in a call for Poster Presentation Proposals and Bio and Objective forms -- SAVE THE DATE!

    March of Dimes Annual Student Convocation

    March of Dimes New York State Chapter Student Convocations seek to increase student awareness and interest in the life sciences and encourage students to pursue studies in related fields. These convocations give New York's most promising high school students the opportunity to hear and meet outstanding speakers of national prominence in the fields of science and medicine.

    • 44th Annual Nelson Rosenthal Student Convocation, Wednesday, March 18th, 2015.
    • 11th Annual Franklin Delano Roosevelt Student Convocation, Wednesday, March 25th, 2015.
    • 7th Annual Central New York Student Convocation, Wednesday, April 1st, 2015.
    • 38th Annual Tina Russo Student Convocation, Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015.

    For more details on each convocation, click on Conference Brochure and print your registration form. Student Essay are also available. For more information, email mbritt@marchofdimes.org.

    Harvey E. & Esther M. Schultz Health Education Scholarship - submission due April 15, 2015

    Established in 2006, the Harvey E. Schultz and Esther M. Schultz Health Education Scholarship provides an educational scholarship to eligible candidates who are just starting their health-related studies at an accredited post-secondary school located in Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne or Yates counties in New York State. At the discretion of the March of Dimes, the scholarship may continue for the succeeding years of study for eligible candidates.

    The Genesee Valley/Finger Lakes Division of the March of Dimes will award two, $1,000 scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year to students beginning their first year of post-secondary education in a health care field (nursing, occupational therapy, speech therapy, pathology, audiology, paramedical studies, and/or medical studies). Each scholarship is supported through funding from the Estate of Esther M. Schultz. Funds are provided in a lump sum and may be used for any education-related purpose (tuition, books, supplies, etc.) 

    Click here to download a 2015 electronic application, due on April 15, 2015. Please type, print, sign and mail your application to the address on the application, along with transcripts, references, essay and college acceptance letter.

    Rochester "Mothers to Be" Breakfast 

    March of Dimes proudly presents it's FREE Annual "Mothers to Be" Breakfast. Hosted by the Genesee Valley/Finger Lakes Division on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more details on the event, click here and to register for the event click here

    The Rochester "Mothers to Be" event provides childbirth education using a "community baby shower" format.  The event is marketed through community partners who provide services to moms at higher risk for poor birth outcomes. Mothers are invited to attend along with a support person as their guest and hear from speakers on topics including nutrition, prenatal care, labor & delivery, breastfeeding, and resources available. Vendors representing various community agencies that provide services and resources for moms and babies are onsite to hand out brochures, free giveaways and a wealth of information to the moms in attendance. Gifts for moms and babies are also awarded throughout the event.

    Nurse of the Year Gala

    In 2015, March of Dimes will host the annual Nurse of the Year Awards Gala. This elegant evening affair recognizes outstanding nurses in 22 different categories (such as Advanced Practice, Critical Care, Education, Oncology and Women’s Health). Nurses from all around the Genesee Valley/Finger Lakes regions, as well as Western, Central and Northeastern New York will be recognized. Winners are announced at the event. Anyone can nominate a nurse for an award – patients, friends, family, co-workers or other health professionals. For details, email Claire Crean at ccrean@marchofdimes.org.

    13th Annual Hudson Valley Regional Perinatal Public Health Conference “New Concepts in Maternal Health, Fetal Monitoring, and Breastfeeding’s Impact on the Microbiome” Conference was held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 with 123 attendees. 

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