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Mayle Towns Included Among 50 Women of Excellence

Kathy Mayle Towns, assistant professor in Duquesne’s School of Nursing, has been selected as one of the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 50 Women of Excellence, which recognizes successful African-American women who have contributed in important ways to the community.

She will be honored at a luncheon at the Westin Convention Center Hotel on Wednesday, July 14.

Mayle Towns has secured significant funding for programs in underserved communities. As director of Duquesne’s Center for Health Care Diversity, her interests focus on community nursing as a way to reduce ethnic and racial health disparities. She is a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity at Duquesne. Mayle Towns teaches courses in transcultural responses in health care, nursing research, and nursing education and administrative processes.

Mayle Towns resides in Highland Park.

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