About the Littlefield Leadership Lectures
Annual Littlefield lectures highlight nurse leaders and reflect the complexity of healthcare, changing and aging populations, scientific discoveries, innovations, and more. The lectures are valued by researchers, educators, practitioners, students, and members of the healthcare community and beyond.
Inspired and supported by the Friends of Littlefield, the Littlefield Leadership Lecture is named after Dean Emerita Vivian Littlefield, who led the UW–Madison School of Nursing from 1984 through 1999.
Conversation on Aging Science and the Care of Older Adults
Presented October 6, 2020, by Barbara J. Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research and Charlotte Jane and Ralph A. Rodefer Chair, UW–Madison School of Nursing, and Robyn I. Stone, DrPH, Senior Vice President of Research at LeadingAge and Co-director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston.
“We were fortunate to have the opportunity to hear from Rear Admiral Trent-Adams. Her comments reflect and validate the public health content in our curriculum and present public health as a dynamic and meaningful practice area for our students.”Dr. Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, dean and professor, School of Nursing
More from the Littlefield Lecture Series
Presented October 6, 2020, the 21st Annual Littlefield Leadership Lecture is available to watch online. The event features associate dean for research and Charlotte Jane and Ralph A. Rodefer chair, Dr. Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN, joined by Dr. Robyn I. Stone, DrPH, senior vice president of research with LeadingAge, and co-director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center at UMass Boston.
Native Americans face some of the highest rates of health disparities and poverty in the country, inequities that indigenous health care expert Dr. John Lowe explored when he visited the School of Nursing to deliver the 20th Littlefield Leadership Lecture.
With support from the Friends of Littlefield, the UW-Madison School of Nursing offers the annual Littlefield Lectures as a way to highlight nurse leadership. The UW–Madison School of Nursing is proud to celebrate this milestone 20th lecture in 2019. Dr. John Lowe’s lecture will draw on his experience in research, consulting, and advocacy for health equity and culturally competent health care for Native Americans and Indigenous people globally.
The United States Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, visited the School of Nursing to deliver the 19th Littlefield Leadership Lecture, an annual speaking event that brings in a renowned nurse leader to share experiences and ideas to educate and inspire the Madison-area nursing community.
Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges, 2017 Littlefield Leadership Lecturer, delivered a free public talk, “Building a Culture of Health for Older Adults through Community Engagement,” at the UW–Madison School of Nursing.
A video playlist of Littlefield Leadership Lectures 2016–