Luncheon lecture: Health care disparities in pediatric asthma

The NIU School of Nursing will host Felesia Bowen, a nationally recognized expert in pediatric asthma and health equity, who will discuss health care disparities

Felesia Bowen
Felesia Bowen

in pediatric asthma and her community-based research. This luncheon lecture is noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 3, School of Nursing, 1240 Normal Rd., DeKalb. The event is free and open to all NIU students, faculty and staff; however, an RSVP is required by Jan. 29 to

Faculty and graduate students are invited to also attend Bowen’s scholarship lecture, 3 p.m., at the School of Nursing. She will discuss securing non-National Institutes of Health funding, and impact statements for grant writing.

About Felesia Bowen: Bowen earned her B.S.N. from Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, M.S. from Rutgers University, Newark, N.J., PhD from Columbia University, New York, N.Y. and D.N.P. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, N.J. She began her nursing career as a U.S. Army nurse where she served during the Persian Gulf War.

Bowen is a pediatric nurse practitioner and maintains an active clinical practice. She held a two-term appointment on the National Academies of Engineering, Science and Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) Forum on Children’s Wellbeing. She has received more than $1 million in funding for research that focuses on pediatric asthma, trauma, health equity and health disparities. Her current research involves chronic stress and asthma symptoms and severity in urban minority children. Bowen was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 2019.

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