Rosemary C. White-Traut

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Rosemary C. White-Traut is a Professor and Department Head at the Department of Women, Children & Family Health Science at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Nursing, Ill, USA. Dr. White-Traut received a B.S.N. degree from Georgetown University, 1975 and an M.S. degree from Boston University, Mass, USA in 1977. Since receiving her Ph.D. degree from Rush University, Ill, USA in 1983, she has held a joint appointment with the College of Nursing (from 1983 till now) and the Institute for the Study of Developmental Disabilities (1983–1994) at UIC. She has also held a Complementary Faculty Appointment, Associate Professor, at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Nursing (from 1992 till now) and a position as an Affiliate Associate Professor (1994–2007) and Affiliate Professor (from 2007 till now) at the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA. She is known for her research on development intervention for infants. Her research interests include the relationship of maternal stimulation of premature infants to mother-infant interactions, multisensory interventions, and neurohormonal responses of infants and their mothers. She is professionally affiliated with organizations including: International Society of Infancy Studies; National Association of Neonatal Nurses; Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing; Midwest Nursing Research Society; American Nurses’ Association; Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing. She has been honored with the Nurse Scientist Recognition Award, NINR, NIH, 1999, and March of Dimes Jonas Salk Health Leadership Award for Research, 2009, and has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, 2005, Friend of the Illinois Midwifery, American College of Nursing Midwives, 2009;. She was named a University of Illinois University Scholar 2010-2011, 2010. She is a Member of the Medical Round Table Advisory Board of Pathways Awareness Foundation and is a past Member of the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute and Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing.

Biography Updated on 16 January 2011

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