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Education and Training
BS Downstate Medical Center
MSN Yale University School of Nursing
DNP Columbia University School of Nursing

Laura Zeidenstein, DNP, CNM
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Program Director


Research/Clinical Interests
Clinical midwifery education in the United States , training traditional birth attendants in Bangladesh, postpartum hemorrhage management in rural Bangladesh, female genital cutting, abortion access
"Lifewrap" Anti shock garment for emergency control of postpartum hemorrhage in rural Bangladesh, improving social status of rural midwives in Bangladesh, student clinical narratives as professional development, methodology and evaluation of low tech clinical skills education, midwifery student experience audio project

Selected Publications
Clinical Rounds (student series). Project director and editor of 20 submissions by nurse-midwifery students which were accepted for publication, Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health,52-57
Zeidenstein, L. Midwifery and Gender Equality? editorial, Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 52 (1) 37
Zeidenstein, L. “Elective cesarean section: how informed is informed consent?? Journal of Health Ethics
Zeidenstein, L. Invited Commentary: Our students: a breath of fresh air, Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 48:6
Honors & Awards
2011 Center for Children and Families, pilot grant awarded: "Protecting the lives of mothers and babies in Bangladesh"
2008 ACNM Excellence in Teaching Award
2006 ACNM Excellence in Teaching Award
2005 ACNM Excellence in Teaching Award

Committees
2005 - current Curriculum
2002 - current Program Directors
2000- 2003 Admissions

Professional Memberships
1994- 2004 American Association of Birth Centers (formally National Association of Childbearing Centers)
1994 - 2012 American Association of Birth Centers
1988 - current American College of Nurse Midwives

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