Ruth Stewart, History of UT Health School of Nursing – Nixon Lecture

On Thursday, 9/12, Ruth Stewart gave an inspiring account of the early beginnings of the UT Health School of Nursing, 50 years ago. Ms. Stewart joined the faculty in 1969, collaboratively developing the undergraduate program. She was later instrumental in developing other programs, including the first family nurse practitioner in Texas and the graduate community health programs. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Stewart served as chair of the Texas Board of Health (the first woman and first nurse ever appointed) and president of the Texas Nurses Association. In retirement, she continues to be a public health advocate.

Pictured here with Ms. Stewart is Friends of the P.I. Nixon Library President Anand Karnad, MD, Secretary/Treasurer Andrea Schorr, MSIS, Maria Bartanuszova, MD, and  Vice President Bridget Piernik-Yoder, PhD, OTR.

If you missed the first in a series of lectures sponsored by the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Library, there’s still plenty of time to register for the rest! Go to: Briscoe Library Upcoming Events.

Wednesday, 11/13/19 – Tania Roman, MD, MPH, History of Obstetrics

Wednesday, 1/15/20 – Ronald Steward, MD, History of Trauma Care

Wednesday, 2/12/20 – John Calhoon, MD, History of Cardiac Surgery

Wednesday, 3/4/20 – Jacob Canfield, Anti-Vax: 19th Century Insights into a Modern Healthcare Issue

Wednesday, 4/15/20 – Jason Rosenfeld, MPH, DrPH, History of Community Health & Health Workers

Suggest a Speaker

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Library frequently hold historical talks and lectures over topics related to medicine and health care, and we are always looking for interesting and enthusiastic speakers. If you have any suggestions, please email or call (210) 567-2403.

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