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Midwifery Education Program

Alumni Association

Former Keynote Speaker: Sakina O'Uhuru

Sakina O'UhuruSakina O'Uhuru, RPA, CM, MS was a former CHRP Convocation keynote speaker. Sakina embodies, in one person, so much of the essence of the College of Health Related Professions - a commitment to interdisciplinary work, to serving underserved communities, to leadership, and to personal and professional courage and innovation.

Sakina O'Uhuru speakingSakina came to the Midwifery Education Profession as a Physician Assistant. She graduated in the class of 1997, one of the early classes of students with diverse professional backgrounds - other than nursing. She worked for a number of years in the underserved community of Morris Heights in the Bronx, at the Childbearing Center. She became a leader at the Center, assuming the position of Midwifery Service Director.

She subsequently took the innovative and courageous step of creating her own practice. Today, she works 24/7, providing the very needed service of home births for women.

Keep in touch - Get involved

The Alumni Association needs Midwifery alumni to keep it informed about:

  • Your location and employment
  • Your personal accomplishments, career and professional developments
  • Achievements, accomplishments of other alumni

Your assistance will also help us keep you informed about future events and plans of the Association and Midwifery Program.
Join the Alumni Association and be a part of its Midwifery Alumni Network.

Information about joining the CHRP Alumni Association can be obtained:

» BY WRITING: CHRP Alumni Association, 450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 94, Brooklyn, NY 11203-2098
» BY CALLING: Dorothy Waleski, Coordinator, 718-270-1372
» BY FAX: 718-270-7702
» BY E-MAIL: to Dorothy Waleski at dorothy.waleski@downstate.edu.

  • Open and print out the formMembership Form. The form is a PDF file, so will need the Acrobat Reader if you don't have it.
  • Send the application to the Alumni Association at the address listed above with the membership fee of $25.00.
  • Please make your check payable to CHRP Alumni Association.