Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children

Purpose

The Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children was established in 1993 to honor Ms. Hepburn’s extraordinary work on behalf of children in need. This award is presented each biennium to a nurse who has made significant contributions to the health and well-being of children.  

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Past Award Recipients

AzzaAhmed

2015 Award Recipient

Azza H. Ahmed, DNSc, IBCLC, CPNP
Associate Professor
Purdue University School of Nursing
Indiana, USA
Delta Omicron #109 

Dr. Ahmed is a practitioner, teacher and researcher. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with 25 years of experience in breastfeeding research. Dr. Ahmed received her Bachelor in Nursing, MSN, and DNS from the Faculty of Nursing, Cairo University and completed her Post-Master certificate as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Purdue University School of Nursing. Dr. Ahmed’s research focus is on promoting breastfeeding among vulnerable populations including low income mothers. Dr. Ahmed has been actively involved in advancing lactation research and promoting breastfeeding among vulnerable populations since 1990. She has published her work in scholarly peer reviewed journals and presented her work nationally and internationally. Dr. Ahmed received several grants to support her research and is actively involved in interdisciplinary breastfeeding research teams. She is an active member in several national and international professional organizations such as MNRS, STTI and ILCA. 

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