|Carol Howe in a 1990 issue of "Nursing Progress"|
Dr. Howe, who grew up in Texas, conducted her midwifery graduate education at Yale and received her doctorate from University of California-San Francisco. Over her many years of service, she has guided the development of a top-tier faculty practice and academic program (consistently ranked in the top 5 nurse-midwifery graduate programs in the country). The program has grown and advanced, and now trains students at the master's and doctoral levels who practice at the top of their fields.
In addition, the Nurse-Midwifery faculty have a busy clinical practice, where they provide Oregon women with reproductive healthcare services throughout the lifespan (though especially devoted to "catching" babies, to borrow a midwifery term!).
|OHSU Nurse-Midwifery faculty practice card, c. 1980s|
|Nurse-Midwifery faculty practice brochure, c. 1990s|
Dying to know more about Carol Howe's pioneering work in midwifery education and practice? She is also the latest interviewee in our oral history program, and her oral history, for which she was interviewed by incoming program director Dr. Cathy Emeis, will be publicly available this summer. In addition, an HC&A exhibit on the Nurse-Midwifery program and midwifery in Oregon, curated by yours truly, is scheduled for 2016!
|Dr. Howe doing what she does best!|