Mary Lynn Morgan Lecture, 2003

2003 Dr. Marla E. Salmon

Mary SalmonThe Fifth Annual Mary Lynn Morgan Lectureship on Women in the Health Professions titled "The Crisis in Caring: Nursing and the Failing Demographic Equation" was delivered by Dr. Marla E. Salmon on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. in the Michael C. Carlos Museum reception hall of Emory University. A reception followed.

Marla Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN, the dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing of Emory University, is a professor of both nursing and public health at Emory, and is also founding director of the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing in the School of Nursing. These leadership roles build on her career dedicated to improving the health of people through nursing and public health. Dr. Salmon's areas of teaching, research, and publication include health policy and administration, public health nursing and health workforce development. A recipient of the President's Meritorious Executive Award and the American Nurses' Association Community Health Nurse of the Year award among others, Dr. Salmon has also been recognized by the National Black Nurses' Foundation for her role in enhancing the ethnic and racial diversity of the nation's nursing workforce.

Always involved both nationally and internationally, Dr. Salmon has served with groups such as the World Health Organization, for which she is the immediate past-chair of its Advisory Group on Nursing and Midwifery, and the White House Task Force on Health Care Reform. She has been a leader in the development of important national initiatives aimed at interdisciplinary workforce planning, boosting diversity in nursing and meeting the needs of underserved populations.

Dr. Salmon received her doctoral degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, holds degrees in nursing and political science from the University of Portland and is the recipient of two honorary degrees. Dr. Salmon has also been a Fellow in the W. K. Kellogg National Fellowship Program and the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.