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UK College of Nursing Hosts Global Health Leader for Sexton-Weaver Lectureship

Tonda Hughes will deliver the Sexton-Weaver Lectureship on April 13.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 11, 2017) — University of Kentucky alumnus Tonda Hughes, director of global health research at Columbia University, will deliver the Sexton-Weaver Lectureship as part of the 2017 Nursing Leadership Lecture Series on April 13 at UK Chandler Hospital.

Hosted by the UK College of Nursing and UK HealthCare, the Sexton-Weaver Lectureship allows faculty members and students to gather and hear about new thinking and models for a wide range of health care challenges from legendary leaders in the nursing field. The free public lecture starts at noon in the Pavilion A Auditorium of the UK Chandler Hospital.

Hughes brings insight from a distinguished career in women’s mental health and substance abuse research. She is nationally recognized for her international research examining chemical dependency in the nursing profession and alcohol use among female sexual minorities. She currently serves as a professor of nursing and the director of global health research at Columbia University. She also holds honorary professorships at the University of Technology-Sydney and Deakin University in Australia, as well as at the University of Pennsylvania.

Hughes received her master’s of nursing science from the UK College of Nursing and is a member of the UK College of Nursing Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

The lecture is free and open to students, faculty and health care staff members. For more information, click here.




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