Barbara Habermann

March 12: Inaugural lecture

Barbara Habermann to present inaugural lecture as named professor


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

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

Article by Diane Kukich

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