Marla Salmon, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School
of Nursing and director of the Lillian Carter Center for International
Nursing, will deliver the fifth Mary Lynn Morgan Annual Lecture
on Women in the Health Professions on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 7:30
p.m. in the Carlos Museum Reception Hall.
Salmons lecture, The Crisis in Caring: Nursing and the
Failing Demographic Equation, will explore the shortage of
nurses and its impact on carea topic of enormous importance
to the health of all Americans,
The reality is that [nurses] already are in short supply and
the picture looks even bleaker for the next 15 to 20 years. There
simply will not be enough nurses when our society needs their care
more than ever, Salmon said. In short, this is a societal
problem that lies well beyond the control of nurses and touches
each of us.
Salmon is a former director of the Division of Nursing for the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to coming to Emory
in 1999, she was professor and graduate dean of the nursing school
at the University of Pennsylvania, and held administrative and faculty
positions at both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
and the University of Minnesota.
Salmons teaching and research areas include health policy
and administration, international health and public health nursing,
health work force and health services research. She has been extensively
involved in the area of international health and was a Fulbright
scholar in Germany and Kuwait, where she researched national health
She also has been involved in a number of national leadership roles,
including membership on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the
National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice and the
White House Task Force on Health Care Reform. Salmon, who received
her PhD from Johns Hopkins University, has been the recipient of
many awards, including the Presidents Meritorious Executive
Award and both the U.S. Public Health Services Chief Nurse
Award and Special Recognition awards.
The Mary Lynn Morgan Lecture was established in 1998 through a special
gift from the Eckerd Corp. Ali Crown, director of the Womens
Center, said she saw the funds as an opportunity to honor Morgan
for her many contributions to the Emory community.
The lectureship both honors a woman who has a rich history
at EmoryMary Lynn Morganand features other women at
Emory doing remarkable work in the health professions, Crown
Morgan (who will attend her namesake lecture) graduated in 1943
from the Atlanta-Southern Dental College, which in 1944 became the
Emory School of Dentistry. For most of her career, Morgans
practicewhich she ran until 1976was dedicated exclusively
to pediatric dentistry. In 1974, she was elected to the Emory Board
of Trustees, becoming the second woman to serve in that role, and
she was named a trustee emerita in 1991.
She is a living reminder of the significant contributions
that women leaders have made at Emory and in the larger community.
This is such a great opportunity for people to be reminded of Mary
Lynns great work and to meet her in person, Salmon said.
The Morgan Lecture is free and open to the public. For more information,
call 404-727-2001 or email@example.com.