The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden congratulates Professor Patricia Suplee, PhD, RNC-OB, who will be honored at “Remarkable 31,” a reception recognizing members of the Rutgers University–Camden campus community who advance gender equality through scholarship, campus action, community and professional service, teaching, and creative work. This Women’s History Month kick-off celebration, hosted by the gender studies program, will take place on Friday, March 1 at 11:20 a.m. in the Scarlet Lounge, located on the main level of the Campus Center. All members of our campus community are invited to attend.
An Associate Professor at the School of Nursing–Camden, Dr. Suplee is a nationally recognized clinician, nurse scientist, and educator focused on low-income, urban populations of women during the childbearing period. Her research and clinical practice seeks to understand the health disparities faced by vulnerable women –particularly poor, young mothers– and their responses to healthcare decision making. In addition, she has a successful and productive track record collaborating with perinatal and breast cancer scientists on research endeavors. She was a member of the pioneering interdisciplinary clinical team that helped transition obstetrical care into what we now know as modern day high-risk perinatal acute care. Dr. Suplee’s work has made major contributions to understanding the broader dynamics of the family caregiver and strengthening families by empowering women and improving their health outcomes.
Women’s History Month events at Rutgers-Camden include the School of Nursing–Camden’s Distinguished Lecture on March 27 featuring Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation who will present, "Building the Pipeline of Nurse Leaders." Rutgers–Camden will host a series of public events, free unless otherwise noted, that culminate with a guest talk by Tarana Burke, founder of the “Me Too” movement, on Monday, April 1.