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Graduate nursing scholarships

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Nursing and the March of Dimes: An historical summary

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Graduate nursing scholarships: Recipients


March of Dimes Dr. Margaret C. Freda Graduate Nursing Scholarship Award (inaugural year)
Carrie Neerland, MS, APRN, CNM, Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota

Corinne Audette, MSN, CNM, Orlando, FL, University of Central Florida
Melissa J. Kurtz, MSN, MA, RN, Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Michele Kacmarcik Savin, MSN, NNP-BC, Wilmington, DE, Thomas Jefferson University


Lauren M. Head, BSN, RN, Decatur, GA, Emory University
Laura Manns-James, PhD(c), CNM, WHNP-BC, Oberlin, OH, Kent State University
Ali Sevilla de Cocco, MDiv, SNM, Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University
Valerie Willis, MSN, RN, PNP-BC, CNS-BC, Menifee, CA, University of San Diego


Diana R. Jolles, MSN, PhD(c), CNM, Houston, TX, Texas Woman's University
Mary L. Puchalski, MS, APN, CNS, NNP-BC, Pittsburgh, PA, Chatham University
Wendy A. Shultis, PhD, RN, Portland, OR, Oregon Health and Science University
Hien K. Tran, RN, BSN, SNM, Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico


Nicole Smith Carlson, MS, CNM, Decatur, GA, University of Colorado
Kathleen Jones Danhausen, SNM, MPH, Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University
Samantha L. Port, MSN, MBA, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Campbellsville, KY, Western Kentucky University
Donna Louise Schminkey, PhDc, MPH, RN, CNM, Harrisonburg, VA, University of Virginia


Rachel Ballester, RN, Springfield, Mass., Baystate Midwifery Education Program
Michelle Dynes, CNM, MSN, MPH, Atlanta, Ga., Emory University
Julie Moon, RN, Hyden, Ky., Frontier Nursing University
Njoki Ng'ang'a MPhil, MSc, RNC, New York, N.Y., Columbia University


Rachel Newhouse, RN, Chicago, Ill., University of Illinois at Chicago
Julia Vigdis Perkins, RN, Baltimore, Md., Johns Hopkins University & Shenandoah University
Rebecca M. Pfender, RN, BSN, Philadelphia, Pa., University of Pennsylvania
Annie J. Rohan, MSN, RNC, NNP/PNP, Stony Brook, N.Y., Columbia University


Kirsten Hanrahan, ARNP, DNPc, Iowa City, Iowa, University of Iowa
Amana Alcala Moss, Minn., RN, Corvallis, Or., Oregon Health and Science University
Amy E. Starke, MPH, RN, Ann Arbor, Mich., University of Michigan
Leah M. Peterson, RN, SNM, San Francisco, Calif., University of California, San Francisco


MaryJane Lewitt, RN, CNM, Minn., Atlanta, Ga., Emory University
Priscilla M. Nodine, CNM, MS, Lakewood, Colo., University of Colorado at Denver
Ping Jin Porter, RN, BSN, SNM, Albuquerque, N.M., University of New Mexico
Lauren Thorngate, Ph(c), RN, CCRN, Seattle, Wash., University of Washington


Ashley E. Darcy, BSN, RN, Philadelphia, Pa., University of Pennsylvania
Lorie Smith Goshin, RN, MSN, New York, N.Y., Columbia University
Cynthia Jensen, RN, BSN, CCRN, San Francisco, Calif., University of California
Amy Law, MS, CNM, San Francisco, Calif., University of California
Ana Luisa Ralston, RN, Washington, D.C., Georgetown University
Libby Averill Rosen, RN, BSN, PhDc, Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas University
Erin Hannah Tenney, RN, BSN, Hyden, Ky., Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
Kristin VanderEnde, RN, MSN, CNM, Atlanta, Ga., Emory University


Anjli Aurora, RN, MPH, Duluth, Ga., Emory University
Sandra A. Banta-Wright, RNC, Minn., NNP, Portland, Or., Oregon Health & Science University
Jessica Brumley, CNM, Tampa, Fla., University of South Florida
Jane M. DeLuca, RN, PNP, APNG, Rochester, N.Y., University of Rochester
Laura R. Jenson, RN, SNM, Portland, Or., Oregon Health & Science University
Laura Kostura, RN. Georgetown, Mass., Currently on active duty Ind. Iraq. University of Cincinnati


Kate E. Becker, RN, BSN, MTS, Philadelphia, Pa., University of Pennsylvania
Mary Ann Dominick, RN, Mentor on the Lake, Ohio, Case Western Reserve University
Dawn Kingston, RN, MSC, Ontario, Canada, McMaster University
Gwen Latendresse, CNM, MS, PhD(c), West Jordan, Utah, University of Utah
Jody Lori, CNM, Ann Arbor, Mich., University of Arizona
Nicole Rouhana, CNM, Vestal, N.Y., Binghamton University


Mary K. Barger, CNM, Cambridge, Mass., Boston University
Robin Cutler Bratt, RN, Minneapolis, Minn., University of Minnesota
Julia Chachere, SNM, MPH, Sag Harbor, N.Y., State University of New York at Stony Brook
Kathleen Utter King, CNM, Rochester, N.Y., University of Rochester
Rebecca Matthews, RN, Jonesboro, Ark., University of Tennessee
Elizabeth A. Thomas, MSN, RNC, PhD(c), Lubbock, Texas, University of Arizona


Robin B. Knobel, RNC, MSN, NNP, Greenville, N.C., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Christie N. Lawrence, RN, BSN, Country Club Hills, Ill., University of Illinois at Chicago
Gina Novick, CNM, MSN, Hamden, Conn., Yale University
Bridget Rene Robinson, RN, BSN, Trenton, Mo., University of Kansas Medical Center


Margie A. Campbell, RNC, Columbus, Ind.
Dawn E. Dailey, RN, MSN, CS, Vacaville, Calif.
Kelli Dyer, BSN, RN, ICCE, Columbus, Ga.
Debra L. Hamilton, RN, BSN, CCM, CNLCP, Cheyenne, Wy.


Jo Ann Dotson, RN, MSN, Helena, Mont.
Judith Hilton, MSN, RNC, Hickory, N.C.
Barbara McFarlin, CNM, MS, RDMS, Chicago, Ill.
Linda Shewey, ICCE, RN, PhD, Kent, Wash.


Carolyn Constantin, MSN, RNC, Atlanta, Ga.
Cecily Floyd, BSRN, Pocatello, Idaho
Eileen Ehudin Pagano, CNM, Columbia, Md.
Laura Warren, RN, Oakland, Calif.


Emily Merideth, RN, MPH, Berkeley, Calif.
Therese McMahan, RNC, MSN, OGNP, Somerville, Mass.
Verna J. Schad, RN, MS, FNP, SNM, Lantry, S.D.
Laura B. Strange, RN, Minn., Dunwoody, Ga.


Terry Griffin, RNC, MS, NNP, Long Grove, Ill.
Wendy Rasso, RN, Pueblo, Colo.


Ginger L. Breedlove, CNM, MSN, Kansas City, Mo.
Carol Sue Omel, RN, MPH, Portland, Or.

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