Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

2018 Verna Huffman Splane Lecture featuring Dr. Annette Bailey

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The Verna  Huffman Splane Lecture featuring Dr. Annette Bailey

October 30, 2018

Reception: 5:30-6:00 pm

Lecture: 6:00-7:00 pm

Location: Women’s College Hospital Auditorium (76 Grenville St, Toronto, ON M5S 1B2)

THE SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY OF GUN VIOLENCE AND THE ROLE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Annette Bailey is Associate Professor with the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University. She is also currently serving in the role of Associate Director for the Ryerson Collaborative Nursing Program.  Dr. Bailey holds a PhD in Public Health Science. Her research explores gun violence prevention and survivorship. Through her research, she aims to understand the complex and intersecting socio-political systems inherent in gun violence proliferation and survivorship. Much of her research sheds light on the traumatic grief experiences of Black parents lose loved children to gun violence, and Black youth who lose friends and family to gun violence. She has collaborated with researchers and advocates in Canada and across several countries to establish policy recommendations for gun violence survivors. She has shared policy recommendations in Canadian Parliament and with members of the House of Commons, in her continuous effort to advocate for resource and services for victims and survivors of gun violence.

Dr. Bailey’s years of experience as a public health nurse is central in informing her perspectives on gun violence as a public health issue, and her work in establishing the relevance and effectiveness of public health in gun violence solutions. Using her experience as a public health nurse and insights from her research, Dr. Bailey continues to assist community-based organizations to support groups affected by gun violence, and build their capacities in research and knowledge dissemination.  She also supports educational programs for youth in prioritized neighborhoods, in an effort to reduce youth involvement in violence.

The Verna Huffman Splane Annual Lecture

The Verna Huffman Splane Lecture is made possible through a generous gift of Dr. Richard Splane and the Splane family. Dr. Huffman Splane attended the School of Nursing at the University of Toronto, obtaining a Diploma in Public Health Nursing in 1939. She went on to become Canada’s first Chief Nursing Officer and served in that role until 1972. Throughout her career as advocate for the health of the public, she concentrated on national and international health planning, policy development and the extended role of the nurse.

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