McAuley Lecture

The McAuley Lecture Series at the School of Nursing & Health Studies covers topics related to health and health care and is open to students, faculty, and staff across the university's campus.

The series was made possible through a gift from Brian and Jane McAuley - parents of Georgetown graduates Beth (C’98), Mary (NHS’07), and Tricia (NHS’02).

Past Speakers

Some of our past McAuley Lecture speakers are:

  • Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior advisor for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Patrick Conway, MD, deputy administrator for innovation and quality and chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, then-administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Michael O. Leavitt, then-U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Marc B. Schenker, MD, MPH, a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of California at Davis School of Medicine and founding director of the Migration and Health Research Center at UC Davis and UC Berkeley
  • Christine Candio, MPA, RN, FACHE, CEO of Inova Alexandria Hospital and chairmain of the American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, then-president of the American Academy of Nursing
  • Rollin J. (Terry) Fairbanks, MD, MS, FACEP, director of the National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare at the MedStar Institute for Innovation.
  • Jamie Kamailani Boyd, PhD, FNP-BC, APRN, health programs coordinator at Windward Community College of the University of Hawaii System
  • Richard S. Schottenfeld, MD, professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine
  • Fran Drescher, actress and cancer activist
  • Bruce E. Bradley, director of health care strategy and public policy at General Motors Corporation
  • Sister Mary Rose McGeady, then-president and CEO of Covenant House
  • Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Valere Potter Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • Enrique Ruelas Barajas, MD, former undersecretary of health in Mexico