Melissa K. Uveges, PhD, MA, RN, received a BS in chemistry fromBerry College and a BS in nursing from the University of Florida. Followingher baccalaureate education, she practiced clinical nursing in the neonatalintensive care unit for several years before completing an MS in nursingand an MA in religion with an ethics concentration at Yale University.Following her studies at Yale, she was selected for a two-year clinicalbioethics fellowship at Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics, whereshe provided clinical ethics consultation to adult and pediatric patients,developed topics for institutional bioethics policy, and served as aseminar instructor for medical student-level bioethics coursework. Shereceived her PhD in nursing from Johns Hopkins University in 2018. Herdissertation focused on the decision-making of mothers of infants in theneonatal intensive care unit receiving treatment for a major congenitalanomaly. This research received funding from several nursing researchsocieties, Rockefeller University, and the March of Dimes. At the HMSCenter for Bioethics, she plans to continue her research in decision-makingfor pediatric populations and their families.
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