Jamaican Senate President Syringa Marshall-Burnett To Speak at Denison University
Posted: October 25, 2005
Syringa Marshall-Burnett, current president of the Senate of Jamaica, West Indies, will present "Health Policy as Development Strategy in the Caribbean," at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 2) in Higley Auditorium at Denison University. Her lecture is sponsored by the Academic Lecture Fund, department of sociology/anthropology, Student Activities Office, the Black Studies Program, Women's Programming, and the Alford Center for Service Learning. The convocation is free and open to the public.
After earning a bachelor's degree in nursing science from the University of Toronto in 1967, Marshall-Burnett went on to serve for a number of years in Canada's Hospital Nursing Service, receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Toronto faculty in 1997. Her more than 40 years of experience in health care delivery settings includes occupational health, midwifery, medical and surgical nursing, psychiatric nursing and community mental health. Her recent interests include HIV-AIDS policies in the Caribbean.
Marshall-Burnett recently retired as director of advanced nursing education at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, with international health policy experience including the World Health Organization and CARICOM (the Caribbean Community regional organization). She has been elected president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica five times. Marshall-Burnett helped found the Caribbean Public Health Association and has published work concerning the changed scenery of health care and factors influencing care of the aged. In 1998 she received the Distinguished Women Professional Achievement Award by the New Kingston Kiwanis Club in Jamaica. In 2001 the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools named Marshall-Burnett the recipient of its International Distinguished Leadership Award.
Marshall-Burnett has served as president of the Senate of Jamaica since 1995, elected unanimously three times and earning a reputation as a health educator and policy maker.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Lecture by Syringa Marshall-Burnett, "Health Policy as Development Strategy in the Caribbean"; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 2), Higley Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6572 to confirm information.
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