Monday, June 4, 2018
Posted by: Mary Elkordy

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) recently awarded the Hattie Hemschemeyer Award to JOGNN’s Editor, Nancy Lowe, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN. As ACNM’s most prestigious award, the Hattie Hemschemeyer Award honors an exceptional CNM/CM who is an ACNM member, has been certified for at least 10 years, and has provided continuous, outstanding contributions or distinguished service to midwifery and/or maternal-child health or contributions of historical significance to the development and advancement of midwifery, ACNM, or maternal-child health.

Dr. Lowe has served as Editor of JOGNN since 2001, and under her leadership, JOGNN has matured into a leading, highly-ranked, international journal. As the editor, she works to ensure that the most timely, relevant, and significant contributions related to clinical research, practice issues, policies, opinions, and trends in the care of women, childbearing families, and newborns are widely disseminated.

“We are extremely proud of Dr. Nancy Lowe for receiving the Hattie Hemschemeyer Award,” said AWHONN’s Interim Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Berry, MBA, CAE. “Her commitment to providing outstanding midwifery and nursing research for JOGNN has touched the lives of more than one million readers.”

“To be honored by my peers with the Hattie award was truly an experience I will never forget,” said Lowe.  “When I think of the accomplishments of the midwives who have received the award in the past, those who nominated me, those in the body of midwives, and those just beginning, I am humbled to receive the award in their presence and to represent their dedication to the well-being of women and infants through quality health care in America and throughout the world.  Mine has been a very small part.”


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