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Nursing professor selected for United Nations Committee on the Status of Women

MarySue Heilemann

MarySue Heilemann

MarySue Heilemann, associate professor in the UCLA School of Nursing, has been selected as an official delegate to the 62nd session of the United Nations Committee on the Status of Women being held at UN headquarters in New York, March 12–23. The theme for this session focuses on the participation in media and access to media and other communications tools for women and girls.

Heilemann has been invited to participate in two UN-parallel events. At the session, she will speak on a panel titled “Women/Girls and Media: Power Storytelling, and #MeToo,” addressing the impact of media portrayals of nurses on the global nursing shortage and her own creation of a nurse character. At the “Women Illuminated” film festival, Helieman’s project, “Catalina: Confronting My Emotions,” will be screened followed by a Q&A session during which she will discuss her story-based “transmedia” intervention targeting Latinas to enhance mental health.

Transmedia involves digital storytelling across multiple platforms, extending from a webisode or television episode to bonus videos, video-logs, blogs, or interactive modules and are accessible on a smartphone, tablet or computer via the internet.

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