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Midwifery Program

New York City Midwives Student Scholarship: Renée Fiorentino, Class of 2016

Renée Fiorentino came to midwifery after a varied career that included teaching health in a girls’ high school, researching long-term outcomes of a teenage pregnancy-prevention program, and serving as Evaluation Advisor to governments and projects in many low-income countries. She earned a degree in Public Health from Columbia University and has a deep commitment to social justice. She undertook the study of midwifery to become more directly involved in primary health care at individual and community levels and is committed to growing our profession to further extend the benefits of compassionate care to more families.

Renée has been involved in lobbying for midwifery legislation at the state and federal levels. Since 2014 she has worked with Karen Jefferson and Ronnie Lichtman on a proposal to summarize home birth routine service data.

Her future vision is for a system in which midwifery is integrated into effectively run health systems in order to meet the needs of all those seeking and deserving of high quality reproductive health services and justice. She is a strong believer in systems, data and standards. She desires to spend the next chapter of her career at that place where data meet and support patients.

 

New York State Association of Licensed Midwives' (NYSALM) Award

Midwifery Student, Rachel Ritter, receives the Future of Midwifery is in Good Hands Award at the 2015 NYSALM Lobby Day

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Commencement Awards

Current Awards: Class of 2016

Elizabeth Detroyer:
Award for Academic Excellence

Tahiti Starship:
Awards for Academic Excellence

Nicole Aljoe:
The Gigi Robin Joyful Midwife Award
Morenike Jegede:
The Laurie Ourlicht Faculty Recognition Award

Ayisha Byrd:
The Award for Clinical Excellence

Rachel Ritter:
the Joan B. Ditchik Memorial Award & the Class of 2016 Outstanding Student Leadership Award
Elizabeth Finan Guiney:
The Award for Excellence
in Research
Shara Frederick:
The Nancy Moley Positivity Award


 

Renée Fiorentino: The Marilyn Cottrell Award for Family Planning

Saidah Haziz-Ramadhan: The Suzanne Louis-Reddick Spirit of Midwifery Award & the Joni Zavitz Memorial Award for Perseverance

 

Clinical Preceptors

We thank the Clinical Preceptors for their dedication to Midwifery Education.




Outstanding Midwifery Students Recognized

Awards for Academic Excellence

  • Elizabeth Detroyer
  • Tahiti Starship

Award for Clinical Excellence

  • Ayisha Byrd

Award for Excellence in Research

  • Elizabeth Finan Guiney

Outstanding Student Leadership Award is given by the graduating students in recognition of consistent and exemplary leadership in promoting the highest goals of midwifery care.

  • Rachel Ritter

The Joan Ditchik Memorial Award was established in 1990 in memory of a midwifery faculty. The award is given to a student who exemplifies clinical excellence; personal integrity; commitment to women's health needs; intellectual curiosity and growth; social awareness and cultural sensitivity; perseverance and enthusiasm; a sense of humor; professionalism; and a cooprative spirit.

  • Rachel Ritter

The Joni Zavitz Memorial Award is given by peers to the graduating student who has shown the most determination and perseverance in the completion of the midwifery program.

  • Saidah Haziz-Ramadhan

The Suzanne Louis Reddick Spirit of Midwifery Award is given to a student who embraces the care of women with special passion, warmth & kindness.

  • Saidah Haziz-Ramadhan

The Lily Hsia Midwifery Student Scholarship Award is given to a student who, in the judgement of the faculty, demonstrates academic excellence, leadership and commitment to community service.

  • Mayano Ochi

The Marilyn Cottrell Award for Family Planning is given to a student who, in the judgement of the faculty, shows excellence in and commitment to the provision of family planning services.

  • Renée Fiorentino

The Laurie Ourlicht Faculty Recognition Award is given to a student who, in the judgement of the faculty, demonstrates extraordinary perseverance and professional dedication.

  • Morenike Jegede

The Nancy Moley Positivity Award is given to a student who, in the judgement of the faculty, shows an extraordinary positive approach to midwifery, to clinical experience, to learning, and to interpersonal relations.

  • Shara Frederick

The Gigi Robin Joyful Midwife Award is given to a student who is upbeat, warm and enthusiastic about midwifery..

  • Nicole Aljoe