The appointment to a term chair is a high honor in the University and is an acknowledgement of a high level of productivity of a faculty member. It gives the GSWS Program and the Alice Paul Center great pleasure to share with our community the news that Anne M. Teitelman, PhD, CRNP has been appointed as the Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Endowed Term Chair in Global Women’s Health.
Dr. Teitelman’s research focuses on HIV prevention among adolescents and in understanding intimate partner violence as an HIV risk factor. She is currently developing an HIV prevention intervention for adolescent girls with a history of partner abuse who attend family planning clinics. Dr. Teitelman is interested in promoting health and equity of the girl child internationally and in the role of primary care providers in health promotion and advocacy. She is well known for her expertise in primary health care with underserved populations and has been teaching advanced practice nurses for over 15 years. She challenges students to integrate research on health and illness with an understanding of the community to hone their advanced clinical nursing expertise. She currently practices at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in The Helen O. Dickens Center for Women’s Health.
The Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Endowed Term Chair in Global Women’s Health was created in June 2011 by the Howard A. Silverstein Foundation. After having served as chair of the Board of Overseers of the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), Patricia Bleznak Silverstein was appointed to the School of Nursing’s Board of Overseers in the fall of 2010. Previous to this, she had served as a lead volunteer for almost a year in planning for the School of Nursing’s Healthy Cities: Healthy Women conference that was held in New York City in May 2011. The School of Nursing sincerely appreciates the generosity and support that Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein have given to the School of Nursing and we in GSWS and APC along with the School of Nursing appreciate their continuous commitment to the global health of women.