Barbara Habermann

March 12: Inaugural lecture

Barbara Habermann to present inaugural lecture as named professor

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8:38 a.m., Feb. 17, 2014--Barbara Habermann, who has been named the University of Delaware’s Nannie Longfellow Professor of Nursing Science, will deliver her inaugural lecture at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in the Health Sciences Complex Atrium at the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus.

Habermann’s lecture is titled “Challenges in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease: How Do We Improve Lives.” A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture.

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Habermann completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, San Francisco, and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Washington, Seattle. 

She held faculty positions at the University of Alabama and Indiana University and was affiliated with the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Signature Center: Research in Palliative Care and End of Life Communication and Training (ResPECT). She was co-director of the T32, Training in Behavioral Nursing at Indiana University.

Habermann’s research focuses on improving the quality of life and end-of-life care for people and their family members living with chronic, progressive neurologic illness. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nurses and a founding member of the International Family Nursing Association.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by emailing bsclavos@udel.edu.

The Health Sciences Complex is located at 540 South College Ave., Newark, Del., 19713.

Article by Diane Kukich

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