It is a pleasure to share with you the latest edition of the University of Iowa Alumni CONNECTIONS. We are bringing you news of the events that occurred in the last six months of 2021 and a spotlight on several of our faculty whose practice and research focuses on women, particularly women at the time of childbirth. Drs. Segre, Vignato, and Weltin are all contributing to the goal of improving the health of women in Iowa and educating students to be the next generation of nurses, nurse practitioners, and nurse scientists.
PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Kelting Dean and Professor
The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report describes nurses as the bridge-builders who connect with people and communities to ensure they have what they need to be healthy and well. There is, however, an essential step that must be done before those connections can be made. That essential step is to listen.
Listening to women, in particular, guides the research and daily practice of three College of Nursing faculty, Drs. Lisa Segre, Julie Vignato, and Ann Weltin.