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Pearson to be honored at National Black Nurses Day Celebration

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Pamela Pearson, DNP ’18, CNM, FACNM, director of the UIC College of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery Program, will be honored as the 2023 Maternal Health Honoree at the National Black Nurses Day Celebration on Feb. 24.

Her recognition is part of the 35th annual celebration of the Chicago chapter of the National Black Nurses Association.

In selecting Pearson for the honor, the National Black Nurses Day Planning Committee noted her exceptional practice and scholarship contributions aimed at improving maternal and mental health among Chicagoland communities.

Pearson has been a Certified Nurse Midwife at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences Systems since 1994. She joined the faculty of UIC Nursing as a clinical assistant professor in August 2019 and was named the director of the Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner programs last year.

Pearson is also co-investigator on a $7.1 million grant-funded study to explore whether the Melanated Group Midwifery Care model can help improve pregnancy outcomes for Black people.

The celebration will be held on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave. in Chicago.