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TWU’s Houston Center presents 14th Annual Parry Distinguished Lectureship


DENTON — Global health is the focus as Texas Woman’s University presents the Distinguished Parry Lectureship Friday, March 6 at TWU’s Houston Center.

The presentation, titled “A Global Perspective on Health: Let’s Give Dignity a Try,” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in the Houston Endowment Auditorium located in TWU’s Houston Center, 6700 Fannin St. in the Texas Medical Center.  Registration and continuing education units are complimentary.  For more information or to register, call (713) 794-2100 or email TWUNursingHouston@twu.edu by Feb. 27.

The 14th annual Distinguished Parry Lectureship is a collaborative effort of the Parry Endowment, TWU Houston’s Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Beta Houston.

TWU has applied for CNE Type 1 contact hours from the Texas Nursing Association (TNA) for the event.  The TNA is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The featured speaker for the event is Professor Emerita Elizabeth T. Anderson, RN, DrPH, FAAN, a content specialist, practitioner and author of nursing publications on global health and nurses’ role to meet the challenges of health for all.  Dr. Anderson formerly served as the associate dean at Texas Woman’s University in Houston.  She taught community health nursing in both the baccalaureate and master’s programs at TWU and the University of Texas at Galveston, where she pioneered the community health portion in the nurse practitioner track.

Dr. Anderson is the immediate past director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center in Nursing and Midwifery Development in Primary Health Care at the University of Texas at Galveston.  During her tenure as WHO director, she traveled and worked with nurses worldwide to solve problems of global health.  Dr. Anderson is the co-editor of “Community as Partner: Theory and Practice in Nursing,” which has won numerous awards.  She is a frequent contributor to textbooks, forums and international seminars on global health.

With more than 12,000 alumni and more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in Denton, Dallas and Houston, TWU has the largest college of nursing in Texas and produces more new nurses than any other program in the state.  TWU’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center is the only institution at the Texas Medical Center that educates the complete group of disciplines associated with the called-for team approach in patient care.

For more information, visit www.twu.edu.



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Karen Garcia
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