Director of the Nurse-Midwifery Program and Professor of Midwifery Juliana van Olphen Fehr, Ph.D., CNM, FACNM, has been presented with the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) 2015 Distinguished Service Award. The award was created to recognize unusual and exemplary effort in the field of community service, innovation in midwifery practice, education, or research.
Dr. Fehr was nominated by her peers in the field and was recognized at the ACNM 60th Annual Meeting & Exhibition on June 30. According to the organization, she was awarded the honor as a result of her “years of service as an educator and mentor to countless students and practicing midwives.” Fehr is described as “an innovative and visionary leader within the midwifery and nursing professions.”
“I am honored to receive this award from the American College of Nurse-Midwives,” said Fehr. “Midwifery has always been a passion for me. It is part of my identity, and my mission has always been to make sure that the possibility exists in our country that a woman and a midwife meet. For me, as co-founder and director of the Nurse-Midwifery program at Shenandoah University, that means I have to create more midwives!”