Translating Science to Practice: Human Milk and Breastfeeding

March 6, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Queen Liliuokalani Center, Room 412 Add to Calendar

UH Manoa Nursing presents Frances A. Matsuda Visiting Scholar in Women's Health.

Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN Professor of Perinatal Nursing & the Helen M. Shearer Professor of Nutrition, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

As a clinician educator, Dr. Spatz translates research into clinical practice every day! Her area of scholarship is human milk and breastfeeding in the most vulnerable families. Dr. Spatz will share reflections on her career as a nurse scientist, clinician, and educator and the impact of her work on the lives of mothers and their children.

Dr. Spatz is a Professor of Perinatal Nursing & Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she holds a joint appointment as a nurse researcher with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Recognized nationally and internationally for her work surrounding the use of human milk and breastfeeding in vulnerable infants, she is Chair of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Expert Panel on Breastfeeding and the AAN representative to the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. She is a recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau International Research Utilization Award and the University of Pennsylvania Nursing Dean’s Award for Exemplary Professional Practice. Currently, Dr. Spatz is a faculty for the Sigma Theta Tau and Johnson & Johnson Maternal Child Leadership Academy.

The Frances A. Matsuda Endowment in Women’s Health, UH Mānoa Nursing Dr. Frances A. Matsuda Sano established this endowment at UH Mānoa Nursing to develop knowledge and research to improve women’s health, especially in the Pacific Basin. Funding supports the Frances A. Matsuda Chair in Women’s Health, held by Dr. Maureen Shannon, PhD, CNM, FNP, and visiting scholars.

Presentation followed by discussion and reception.

This event is free and open to all members of the healthcare community.

Disability Access: Persons with disability-related access needs are invited to contact Marla Acosta at 956-8522 or at by March 2, 2013.

Parking: Flat rate of $6 after 4pm on the UHM campus.

Individual meetings are also available with Dr. Spatz. To request a meeting or a visit to your organization, call Marla at 956-8522.

RSVP by March 2, 2013 at

Event Sponsor
UH Manoa Nursing, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Marla Acosta, 956-8522,,, Translating Science to Practice (PDF)

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