School of nursing

Forum on child day care features Yale study

A recent study led by YSN professor Angela Crowley has raised serious issues regarding health and safety in both child day care centers and family day care homes in Connecticut, and proposed pragmatic solutions. The findings were presented at a recent forum sponsored by the Child Health and Development Institute in Hartford, Connecticut.

The study, co-authored by Marjorie S. Rosenthal ’95MD, associate research scientist in general pediatrics at the Yale University School of Medicine, noted that, despite generally high levels of compliance with current licensing regulations, there are still alarming levels of noncompliance with a variety of health and safety provisions. The analysis strongly suggests that continuing education of day care providers and the presence of a trained nurse consultant contribute significantly to facilities being in compliance, while day care facilities in areas with low median household income tend to have more noncompliance issues. For more about the study and the forum, visit


YSN faculty inducted in American Academy of Nursing

Professors Ivy M. Alexander and Lois S. Sadler ’79MSN were inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as new fellows on November 7, 2009. They were selected for their outstanding achievements in the nursing profession. Alexander is associate professor and director of the adult, family, gerontological, and women’s health primary care specialty. Her research interests include women’s health, menopause, osteoporosis, risk reduction, and health disparities. Sadler, associate professor and assistant dean of academic affairs, specializes in the area of adolescent primary health care issues, high-risk families, and adolescent parenthood. Read more at

Professor recognized for women’s health research

Barbara Guthrie, associate professor and associate dean for academic affairs, has been chosen by the College of Nursing at New York University to receive the 2010 Estelle Osborne Recognition Award. This award is given to alumni who have advanced the professional development of their colleagues, served as role models, and actively participated in professional organizations. Guthrie was honored at a ceremony on February 18 in recognition of her extensive research in women’s health disparities and gender-responsive health promotion.

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