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GU Professor and Alumna Named Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives

March 15, 2021 – Professor Melicia Escobar, who is the clinical faculty director for Georgetown’s Nurse-Midwifery/WHNP and WHNP Programs, has been selected to become a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Professor Melicia Escobar will be inducted as a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives later this spring.

Fellowship “is an honor bestowed upon those midwives whose demonstrated leadership within ACNM, clinical excellence, outstanding scholarship, and professional achievement have merited special recognition both within and outside of the midwifery profession,” the organization notes. 

Escobar, who received her BSN at Georgetown in 2004 and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, said she is honored for the acknowledgment of her “leadership within the profession, clinical work, scholarship contributions, and work in midwifery education.”

Anti-Racism, Health Equity Focus

In particular, the professor, a Gender+ Justice Initiative fellow at Georgetown, said she “is passionate about developing robust and inclusive curricula that illuminates solutions to achieve health equity and cultivate anti-racist practices.”

(Learn more about Escobar’s work on the program’s curriculum at Georgetown.)

Escobar is the chair of the ACNM bylaws committee and serves as the treasurer of its affiliate in Pennsylvania. For almost 15 years, her midwifery practice has taken place in home settings, hospitals, and birth centers. Her work has appeared in publications including the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health and related textbooks.

“I look forward to joining an impressive group of fellows to guide the work of ACNM and help shape the future of midwifery in our country,” said Escobar, who joins several Georgetown faculty colleagues in having this prestigious credential.

By Bill Cessato

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