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IAFN co-sponsoring the National Forensic Nursing Conference
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IAFN's Immediate Past-President Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RN, WHNP-BC, DF-IAFN, SANE-A to give International Keynote Address at National Forensic Nursing Conference this week — The only national event of its kind promoting research and leadership for Australia's Forensic Nursing Community. Follow on Twitter, Like on Facebook! More

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IAFN members in the news
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This past November, December, and January, IAFN recognized several of our members highlighted in local newspapers. These members are making a difference in their communities and paving the way for global awareness of the forensic nursing field. Paula Newman-Skomski, Edie Baldwin, Linda McCracken, Linda Sifuentes, Ann Burdges, Mary Walz-Watson, Becky Jo O'Neal, Karen Wilson-Diehl, Linda Ebbert, have received prestigious recognition for the work they do. IAFN thanks you. Check out their stories in the Member Community. If you know of an IAFN member that has made headlines, please share it with us.

Announcing the 2013 ANF Nursing Research Grants
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IAFN is once again collaborating with the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) to offer a $5,000 research grant to a forensic nurse researcher. The grant application is open to all of IAFN's global members.

This award is part of the 2013 Nursing Research Grants which offers up to 29 nursing research awards with totaling more than $200,000 to beginner and experienced nurse researchers. Information about all of the awards is available at: The application deadline is May 1, 2012

Free 6-week online SANE Sustainability Course
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IAFN, in partnership with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is excited to announce that registration is open for U.S.-based SANE Program Managers to attend our free, 6-week online course to address SANE Sustainability. Taught by nationally recognized experts, Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P and Jenifer Markowitz ND, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, this course will provide education and skill building on issues of program sustainability, including budgeting, staffing, and collaboration, as well as ongoing technical assistance and capacity building to SANE Program Managers. Approximately 15 nursing contact hours (CE) will be awarded upon completion of the course. For more information, including registration details, view this flyer.

Step up. Stand out. Get certified.
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IAFN believes that the world needs more certified SANEs. If you want to join this select - and valued - group, apply now for the May 2013 exam. More

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US to commit scientists and new commission to fix forensic science
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The federal government announced that it will commit a scientific agency and launch a national commission to tackle recurring concerns about the quality of forensic evidence used in criminal courts across the country. More

2011 syphilis profiles
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The following profiles provide an overview of syphilis morbidity in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The profiles consist of figures and tables of data on syphilis from the U.S. states and territories through 2011. Case report data are the foundation of STD surveillance systems, and are collected by state and local health departments. More

Researchers study nurses' knowledge of HCV transmission
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Evidence exists regarding the full prevention of hepatitis C virus transmission to hemodialysis patients by implementing standard precautions. However, little information is available regarding the frequency with which hospitals have adopted evidence-based practices for preventing HCV infection among hemodialysis patients. conducted a cross-sectional survey among nurses in Calabria region in Italy in order to acquire information about the level of knowledge, the attitudes and the frequencies of evidence-based practices that prevent hospital transmission of HCV. More

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Report: Millions of Americans have an STD
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Here's a new, and sobering, government statistic: Experts estimate that the number of sexually transmitted infections among Americans now totals more than 110 million. In two studies published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases, estimates of the prevalence and cost of treating STDs are tallied. One of the more concerning findings was that there are nearly 20 million new infections each year, and half of those occur among young people. More

In South Africa, a brutal rape sparks unusual proposal
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A controversial recommendation that arose in Limpopo Province would force men accused of rape to have an HIV test and charge them with attempted murder if they test positive. More

Campus SaVE Act depends on reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act
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U.S. colleges could soon have new national standards for how they handle reported sexual assaults on their campuses, thanks to a provision in the latest re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act. More

Women's global struggle for empowerment pressed by Verveer
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During almost four years as the first U.S. ambassador for global women's issues, Melanne Verveer pressed governments around the world on matters ranging from ending child marriages to integrating women into peace efforts. Yet, that diplomatic role hardly prepared her for some personal encounters along the way. More

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