TWU 2019 Parry Lecture Focuses on Indigenizing the Health Professions

Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing in Houston will host the annual Parry Distinguished Lectureship Thursday, March 7, from 5-7 pm, at the Houston campus in the Texas Medical Center. Margaret Moss, Ph.D., JD, RN, FAAN, Director of the First Nations House of Learning and nursing faculty member at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus, will present “Indigenizing the Health Professions,” with a focus on health care for Native Americans and Alaska natives. 

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The event is free and open to the public. However, registration for the event is required. For additional information or to register for the event, call 713-794-2100 or email

Moss works to advance the development and implementation of policies, academic programs, research and other initiatives that address the needs and aspirations of indigenous learners. She published the first nursing textbook on American Indian Health and Nursing which won the American Journal of Nursing 2016 Book of the Year award in two categories.

Moss is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation (all affiliated tribes of North Dakota), and has equal lineage as Canadian Sioux via Saskatchewan. She is the first American Indian to hold both nursing and juris doctorates. 

In addition, Moss is the immediate previous Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at the University at Buffalo, and a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Nursing. She was a 2018 Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence at the university level, and co-chair of the Indigenous Inclusion Sub-Committee for Inclusive Excellence.

The annual Parry Distinguished Lectureship is a collaborative endeavor of the Parry Endowment, TWU Houston’s Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Beta Houston.


About TWU Houston

TWU Institute of Health Sciences – Houston Center is located in the heart of the largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center, and offers undergraduate nursing degrees and advanced degrees in several health science programs. TWU Houston is one of three campuses of Texas Woman’s University. TWU is the largest public university in the nation primarily for women and has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students on campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston. Since 1901, TWU has produced more than 88,000 graduates in fields vital to the growth and quality of life in Texas and the nation, including nursing, health care, education and business.

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