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Dr. Goshin Accepts the March of Dimes Dr. Margaret Comerford Freda "Saving Babies, Together" Award

Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments)
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New York Nurse Receives the March of Dimes Dr. Margaret Comerford Freda

"Saving Babies, Together®” Award

—Dr. Lorie Goshin Accepts the AWHONN-March of Dimes Grant —


The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) today presented the March of Dimes Dr. Margaret Comerford Freda "Saving Babies, Together®" Award to Lorie Smith Goshin, PhD, RN, for her study entitled, “Perinatal Nursing Care of Incarcerated Pregnant Women in Hospital Settings.” Dr. Goshin’s research explores health inequities experienced by criminal justice-involved women and their children. The award was presented at AWHONN's annual convention in New Orleans, LA.

The March of Dimes Dr. Margaret Comerford Freda "Saving Babies, Together®" Award is presented annually to an experienced investigator whose research reflects the common commitment of the March of Dimes and AWHONN’s mission to promote the health of women and newborns. The award is supported through an educational grant from the March of Dimes and is named for long-time AWHONN member and nurse researcher, Dr. Margaret Comerford Freda. Dr. Freda was the first and long-time chairperson of the March of Dimes Nurse Advisory Council.
"Dr. Goshin’s research is critical to improving the practices of nurses caring for incarcerated women during the perinatal period,” said AWHONN's Chief Executive Officer, Lynn Erdman, MN, RN, FAAN. “Her important work will help advance perinatal care of incarcerated pregnant women in hospital settings.”
Dr. Goshin is an assistant professor at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing in the City University of New York.  Her clinical experience is in perinatal care. She received a Master’s in Parent-Child Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD and postdoctoral research scientist training at Columbia. Her research efforts are focused on the nexus of health care and the criminal justice system. She is on the Board of Advisors for Sentencing Alternatives for Parents and the Health and Mental Health Advisory Group for the New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents. 
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