Posted on Oct 26, 2012

USF College of Nursing Dean to Speak at Orlando Partnership Walk to End Global Poverty

USF College of Nursing Dean to Speak at Orlando Partnership Walk to End Global Poverty

Partnerships in Action, announced in a press release Wednesday that Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health and Dean, College of Nursing at the University of South Florida will be the keynote speaker at the annual Orlando Partnership Walk to End Global Poverty, at 11:00 am on Sunday October 28, 2012. Serving as masters of ceremonies for the opening ceremonies and entertainment program will be Yvonne Coleman of Jazzy 103, and Leslie “Ms. B” Brewington of WCFB-FM 94.5. Additional special guests participating in the Walk program will be Sam Vincent, former NBA player and Head Coach of Anaheim Arsenal; and Dr. Mirza Jahani, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A.

Dr. Dianne Morrison-Beedy

“It is an honor to keynote speaker at this year’s Orlando Partnership Walk,” said Dianne Morrison-Beedy. “Being a part of worthy efforts like the Partnership Walk  highlights the efforts of the USF College of Nursing to promote partnership opportunities for wellness, education and research globally.”

According to PartnershipsInAction, around 1,800 participants will walk to end global poverty in the annual Orlando Partnership Walk at Lake Eola Park. The Orlando Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. Participants help communities in some of the poorest areas of Africa and Asia to create long-term, self-help solutions to lift themselves out of poverty. These contributions make a tremendous impact in creating opportunities for girls in Afghanistan to go to school, for farmers in Mali to feed their families, and mothers in India to lead healthy lives.

Partnership Walk events, now in its 18th year, will be held in 10 major U.S. cities including, Atlanta, Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Memphis, San Antonio and San Francisco. Since 1995, PartnershipsInAction activities including the annual Partnership Walk and Golf events have attracted over 380,000 participants and raised $48 million for poverty alleviation projects supported by AKF USA. To learn more about the event visit To view the press release visit PartnershipsInAction

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Through POWER with Nursing, our Partnership Opportunities for Wellness, Education and Research, the USF  College of Nursing’s initiatives with existing and expanding collaborations stretch across the region, nation and globe. Every day our students impact healthcare in Tampa Bay. Through Research Residencies, College of Nursing doctoral students collaborate with area hospitals to develop their own program of nursing research. We collaborate on grants with researchers from other healthcare disciplines.