Conference Keynote Presentations
We would like to announce that Dr. Jana Lauderdale will be doing our keynote
address.  Dr. Lauderdale is a native Oklahoman completing her BSN and MSN at
Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX, and completing her PhD in nursing at the
University of Utah, Salt Lake City.  She has received grants from the Health
Resources Services Administration (HRSA), the National Institutes of Health, Indian
Health Service, an R15 enrichment award, and a seed grant focusing on American
Indian (AI) population health needs, all being integral to developing models of
Dr. Lauderdale’s seminal contributions to nursing science are her research, studying
the impact of culture on health behaviors and health disparities research.  Dr.
Lauderdale has led community-based participatory research (CBPR) initiatives with
academic and community teams to develop culturally competent research in Indian
country.  This builds trust, respect, and adds transparency to a process, which for
many indigenous tribes helps to break down “old scars” left by former abusive and
ignorant researchers in the way indigenous research practices must be carried out.  
Her research incorporates community-level approaches, including community-
based expertise, experiences, and indigenous knowledge to identify AI tribal and
community strengths.  Past research includes barriers and successes to tobacco
cessation among select Plains Indian tribes, breast health in Comanche women, and
barriers to HPV vaccination by AI youth and caregivers in the Comanche Nation and
the Porch Creek Band of Indians.  She also understands the significance of culturally
tailored research approaches.  For example, Native navigation across the cancer
continuum and Talking Circles for breast health are two such projects that used
traditional native communication approaches in data collection.  Dr. Lauderdale’s
current project is entitled, “HPV vaccine barriers: Perceptions of Hispanic and
African American childbearing women”.

Dr. Lauderdale displays a sense of joy in her work that strengthens her role
modeling of culturally competent care, mentoring and scholarship.  This, in addition
to her culturally sensitive community-based research approaches, demonstrates
her commitment to nursing, diversity, inclusion, equity, and to the vulnerable
people she strives to serve.
43rd Annual Conference Keynote Presentations:

Keynote Presentation - Thursday, October 19, 2017:  
Dr. Jana Lauderdale

Friday, October 20, 2017:  
TCNS Scholar Panel Presentation – Friday, October 20, 2017
(Presentation:  8:30—9:30 am  Response & Discussion:  9:30—10:00 am)  
Rising to the Challenges of Displacement and Health Needs of Vulnerable Populations
Globally: A TCN Imperative  
Transcultural Nursing Society Scholars Presentation
Friday, October 20, 2017 ~ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
(9:30 am - 10:00 am - Response & Discussion)
*Please note that all handouts posted are the intellectual property of the presenter.  
Promoting Health and Reducing Health Disparities  among Adults Transitioning
from Homelessne
:   Rebecca C. Lee, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, CTN-A, Associate Professor,
University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio

Under One Roof: Trust Building in Community Based  Collaborative Services to the
Bhutanese, Iraqi, Somalian and Syrian Refugees
: Joanna Maxwell (Basuray), PhD,
RN, Professor Nursing, Towson University, Towson, Maryland

Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Australia: Akram  Omeri, OAM, PhD, MN, BSN, RN,
CTN-A, TCNScholar, FACN, Transcultural Nurse Consultant   

Using Focus Groups to Inform a Health System on Strengths and Gaps in  Achieving
Their Goal of Reducing Disparities and Improving the Health of Communities:
Ludwig-Beymer, PhD, RN, CTN-A, NEA-BC, CPPS, FAAN, Edward Hospital            
Due to a significant health issue with a close family member, Dr. June Strickland will be unable to complete her
Keynote Presentation at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society in New Orleans, LA.  We
wish Dr. Strickland, and her family, all the best in her future endeavors and are grateful for her many contributions to
the Transcultural Nursing Society.  She is an ardent supporter of culturally competent and equitable healthcare for all
people, and we are honored to have her as part of the Transcultural Nursing Society.