December 5, 2018

Dr. Frances Likis

Dr. Frances Likis

Frances Likis, DrPH, 1996 maternal and child health alumna of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received Frontier Nursing University’s Distinguished Service to Society Award on Oct. 5.

Likis, assistant professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University, is a certified nurse-midwife and nurse practitioner. She is recognized nationally for advancing evidence-based practice in women’s health and bringing gynecologic and reproductive health further into mainstream nursing and midwifery practice.

She is co-editor of the award-winning textbook, Women’s Gynecologic Health, now in its third edition and used by students and clinicians worldwide. She has been an educator and mentor throughout her career, initially as a clinical preceptor, and later, as a faculty member at Frontier Nursing University, in Hyden, Ky., and Vanderbilt University.

As the only nurse and midwife on the Vanderbilt University Evidence-based Practice Center faculty, she led interprofessional teams in the administration of systematic reviews that examined critical questions in health care.


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