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Moravian College to Present First Annual Sipple Lecture

Dr. Sara T. Fry to present Moral Leadership in Global Health

Bethlehem, Pa., September 27, 2007—St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing at Moravian College will host the first Annual Sipple Lecture on Tuesday, October 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium in the Haupert Union Building (HUB), located at Locust and Monocacy Streets. Ethics scholar Dr. Sara T. Fry, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. will present Moral Leadership in Global Health.  A reception will be held immediately following the lecture in the United Brethren Church room in the HUB.

Fry recently retired from teaching at Boston College School of Nursing where she was the Henry R. Luce professor of nursing ethics, teaching health care ethics and providing leadership for the development of clinical ethics research; and from the position of senior research scientist at New England Research Institutes, Water, Massachusetts.

Fry, a visiting scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, has presented numerous papers throughout the world and has published articles and book chapters on the results of her research, the ethics of health care technologies, and professional ethics.

She is a member of the Nurses Leadership Council (NLC), an organization that is committed to the nursing profession, and composed of health advocates who not only participate in major national organizations and academies, but also make significant contributions to the nursing community as clinicians, educators, researchers, ethicists, authors, nurse historians, and mental health experts.

Fry earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy, with a focus on biomedical ethics, at Georgetown University; a M.S. in public health nursing at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; a B.S.N. at the University of South Carolina at Columbia; and a diploma in nursing at The John Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing at Georgetown University.

The Janet A. Sipple Lecture Endowment Fund was established to honor Dr. Janet A. Sipple, founding chair of the St. Luke’s School of Nursing at Moravian College. The endowment was conceived in consultation with members of the nursing faculty at the college, to “provide for an annual lecture in the area of international health care, world community service, leadership, or public health open to all students and members of the greater Lehigh Valley community.” Sipple, who retired from her positions as department chair on July 15, 2006 is recognized for her professional leadership and commitment to baccalaureate nursing education, and the program at Moravian College. Dr. Sipple continues to serve as a professor at the college.

Sponsors for the lecture are: Moravian College and the Arts and Lectures Committee, St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem Morning Star Rotary Club, Pennsylvania Eastern Region Organization of Nurse Leaders (PERONL,) and Upsilon Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International.

Please contact Kerry Cheever, Ph.D., R.N., professor and director, St. Luke’s School of Nursing at Moravian College at www.kerry.cheever@moravian.edu., or please call 610-861-1412 for additional information.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.