Conference Keynote Presentations
June Strickland, Ph.D., RN, (Cherokee) is a professor in Psychosocial and Community
Health Nursing at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UW SON) in Seattle,
Washington, a member of the Transcultural Nursing Society,  and an Associate Editor for the
Journal of Transcultural Nursing.  She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of
Washington. Her nursing research focus is in community health/ transcultural population
health with Pacific Northwest American Indians.  In this respect, she has conducted research
in suicide prevention with Pacific Northwest Plateau and Coast Salish tribes with National
Institute of Nursing (NINR) funding, as well as cancer prevention and women’s health
screening, and developed a teaching /research community partnership model with funding
from NINR.  In her publications, she has challenged thinking about culturally appropriate
assessment; raised awareness about challenges in conducting community based
participatory research in transcultural nursing, and set forth a model of community/academic
partnership in transcultural nursing education.
She teaches seminar and clinical courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels at the
UW SON, including a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) course on community assessment, as
well as, a DNP course on health care finance and economics; she has taught Ph.D courses,
such as, Conducting Research with Diverse Populations, and a Ph.D. course on Grounded
Theory. With HRSA funding, she served as the administrative lead in the transition of the UW
SON Community Health Program into the DNP. She serves as coordinator for faculty teaching
the UW SON undergraduate community health clinical rotation and has created/maintains
clinical sites with two tribes for community health DNP, MN and undergraduate student
clinical rotations.  She has served as Chair of the MN Coordinating Committee, a member of
the Faculty Council, and UW SON Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. As a
member of the DEI Committee she participated in the development of the UW SON strategic
plan and served on the committee to develop APT criteria to support DEI.   
Her community service includes contributions at the local, regional, and national levels.  She
is a member of the National Cancer Institute Native Research Network, and served on the
Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Risk Communications Advisory Committee.  She provides
proposal development training for American Indian/Alaska Native tribes in the U.S. through
the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) with CDC funding and the Spirit of
Eagles National Cancer Institute (NCI) Community Network and developed a training manual
for the AAIP on grant preparation.  She has provided a course on Indigenous research
methods for the Oregon Health Sciences Summer Institute and received awards for
excellence in graduate teaching from the UW SON and the Dr. Frank Dukepoo Senior Native
Research award from the Native Research Network (NRN). She has also been recognized for
her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with awards from the UW SON and
University of Washington Martin Luther King Award.
In summary, she has devoted over 25 years in transcultural nursing teaching, research, and
practice in population health. She is committed to developing culturally appropriate research
instruments, examining the cultural appropriateness of research methods, building
culturally appropriate theoretical models, as well as fostering academic/community research
and teaching models, and assuring community engagement, health equity and social justice.
42nd Annual Conference Keynote Presentations:

Keynote Presentation - Thursday, October 19, 2017:  
June Strickland, Ph.D., RN, (Cherokee)

Friday, October 20, 2017:  
TCNS Scholars Presentation

Saturday, October 21, 2017:  
Transcultural Nursing Society Scholars Presentation
Friday, October 20, 2017 ~ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
(9:30 am - 10:00 am - Response & Discussion)
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