Tekoa King, CNM, MPH, FACNM, is the 2013 recipient of the Hattie Hemschemeyer Award from the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM, midwife.org).
This award, named in honor of the first president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and a pioneer of the profession, is ACNM's most prestigious award. It is given annually to an ACNM member who has made continuous outstanding and/or historically significant contributions to midwifery, ACNM, and/or maternal child health. This year's Hemschemeyer award was announced at the June 4, 2013 58th Annual Meeting of ACNM in Nashville, Tenn.
A graduate from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing in 1975, Georgetown University School of Nursing where she obtained a certificate in midwifery, and the University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health, Ms. King is recognized for her exemplary work as editor-in-chief and deputy editor of the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health.
She has taught residents, medical students, and midwifery students for more than 20 years at UCSF in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Tekoa King is currently an associate clinical professor in the UCSF School of Nursing.
Tekoa King, CNM, MPH, FACNM, center, with husband William Fawley and
former ACNM president (and former UCSF faculty member)
Holly Powell Kennedy, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN.
[Photo by Robert Levy.]
Ms. King has served on expert panels for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
She is a frequent speaker at conferences and the author of numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. She is co-editor of Pharmacology for Women's Health, which won ACNM's Book of the Year award in 2010 and is considered by many to be the definitive women's health pharmacology text.