By Laura Lesley
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Prelicensure Programs Gwendolyn Childs, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been selected by the Augusta University Alumni Association and the College of Nursing Alumni Society to receive the 2019 College of Nursing Phoebe Kandel Rohrer Distinguished Alumna Award.
Childs earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Augusta University in 1998. She has been invited to deliver the College of Nursing Distinguished Alumna Lecture during the College of Nursing’s 2019 Alumni Weekend.
“I am honored to have been chosen for this award,” said Childs. “It is always rewarding to be recognized for your work.”
Childs’s research focuses on approaches for reducing the risks of sexually transmitted infections in adolescent African American girls with an emphasis on sexual decision-making and risk taking among African American girls ages 12 to 14 years living in the Deep South region of the United States.
Childs is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and received the Association of Nursing in AIDS Care President’s Award in 2016.