A Milestone Honor for Julie Fairman of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Julie Fairman, the Nightingale Professor in Honor of Nursing Veterans and chair of the department of biobehavioral health sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, is the first nurse to be selected to give the Garrison Lecture before the annual convention of the American Association for the History of Medicine. The 91st convention is being held at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The Garrison Lecture offers a scholar distinguished for contributions to medical history or other fields of science and learning, who is able to present original and previously unpublished research in a lecture at the convention. Professor Fairman’s address is entitled “We Went to Mississippi: Nurses and Civil Rights Activism of the mid-1960s.”

Dr. Fairman began teaching at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing as a lecturer in 1991. She was named an assistant professor in 1995, an associate professor in 2001, and a full professor in 2009. Professor Fairman is a graduate of Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.

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