The Pacific Club
1451 Queen Emma Street
Associate Professor and Frances A. Matsuda Chair in Women’s Health
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Maureen Shannon as the second holder of the Frances A. Matsuda Chair in Women’s Health at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. A certified Nurse-Midwife, Family Nurse Practitioner and Public Health Nurse, Dr. Shannon is nationally recognized for her contributions as a clinician, educator and researcher for more than 30 years. Two of Dr. Shannon’s textbooks have won the prestigious American Nursing Association’s Book of the Year Award.
Dr. Shannon’s research focus addresses the health needs of vulnerable women and families. Her research on improving the health of HIV-infected women as they transition to motherhood and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the State of California, the Woodrow Wilson and Johnson and Johnson Foundations, among others. Her family-centered model for primary and pregnancy-related care for HIV-infected women and their children has been replicated as a best practice model internationally.
This endowed chair was established in 1995 by Dr. Frances A. Matsuda Sano to develop knowledge, processes and structures to improve health outcomes for women. The Chair provides continued recognition of the investment Dr. Sano made with her life in support of community-based interventions to improve Women’s Health in the Pacific Basin.
SONDH faculty, staff, students, alumni and the healthcare community are cordially invited to a featured presentation in women's health followed by a reception on Monday, April 28, 2008, 5:00 p.m., at the Pacific Club. RSVP required. For the invitation, please click here.