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11/29/2012

Dean Meleis Honored for Women’s Health Work

Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN, the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, received the Phyllis N. Stern Award at the 19th Congress of the International Council on Women’s Health Issues.
Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN, the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, received the Phyllis N. Stern Award at the 19th Congress of the International Council on Women’s Health Issues in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 16.  The Phyllis N. Stern Distinguished Lectureship, named in honor of ICOWHI’s founder and past counsel general, recognizes an internationally renowned leader in women’s health issues.
 
Dr. Meleis is counsel general emerita of ICOWHI and the International Council of Nurses Global Ambassador for the Girl Child. With a career dedicated to the health of women and girls, Dr. Meleis has created international academic partnerships, developing relationships with the United Nations and other international organizations dedicated to equity and well-being. In 2011, Dr. Meleis published Women’s Health and the World’s Cities with Dr. Eugenie L. Birch of Penn Design and Dr. Susan M. Wachter of the Wharton School.