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Rush featured with first lady in
nursing publication; professors present paper
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Dr. Melinda Rush, Mississippi University for Women graduate nursing professor, was featured with Mississippi first lady Marsha Barbour in this month’s edition of The Mississippi RN.
Rush serves as statewide chair of the Annual Women’s Health Conference, which is held each year in August by the Mississippi Nurses’ Foundation in partnership with the American Heart Association. Barbour has agreed to serve as this year’s honorary chairwoman of the conference.
Rush is an internationally recognized leader in women’s health and will present a solicited paper at an international women’s health roundtable that will convene later this summer in Oxford, England.
In other news, Dr. Janice Unruh Davidson, MUW graduate nursing director and professor, and Dr. Linda Sullivan, MUW professor, recently presented the paper “When the Zebra Turns Out to be Diagnostically Correct: SARS and West Nile Virus” at the 19th annual national conference of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
More than 2,800 nurse practitioners, including MUW graduate nursing students and faculty, attended the conference June 11-16 in New Orleans.
Two posters also selected for presentation and featured at the conference included Davidson’s “Perceived Levels of Collaboration and Nurse Practitioner Satisfaction in Primary Care Practice” and Sullivan’s “Pervasive Developmental Disorders: A New Perspective for the Advanced Care Practitioner.”
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