Littlefield Leadership Lectures

“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

  • 2020 Littlefield Lecture Series speakers

    A New Twist on an Enduring Tradition

    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.

  • Dr. John Lowe speaking at the Littlefield Lecture Series 2019

    History Lessons

    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.

  • Dr. John Lowe to Present 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.

  • Littlefield Lecture 2018 with Trent Adams

    Public Health Is Community Health

    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

    AARP President-Elect to speak about building cultures of health for older adults

    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–