Beth A. Collins Sharp, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, is the director of the Division of Program Innovation in the Office on Women’s Health. She brings her strong nurse identity and a science-based and women-centric view to her role. Past professional roles include high-risk perinatal nurse, university faculty member, health services researcher, and director of research programs. Personally, Beth and her husband Louis are adoptive parents to eleventeen-year-old Deanna and 9-year-old Vladislav.
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May 8, 2015
Mother's Day — you might wonder why a woman would cringe at that. Maybe she recently lost a child or suffered a miscarriage. Maybe she misses her mother. But often, it's because she's experiencing infertility. Mother's Day can be incredibly difficult for women experiencing infertility. Fifteen years after my own experience, my wishes on Mother's Day are to help women celebrate the day, not struggle through it.
December 18, 2014
What’s the best holiday gift I have ever received? Not having to do the whole holiday thing. Really, I’m not a Scrooge. I love picking out the right gift for a person and watching them open it. Receiving gifts is fun, too. Oh, and let’s not forget all the homemade goodies. And decorating your home, both inside and out. And the many parties and family get-togethers. And the wonderful concerts and recitals that your family and friends invite you to attend. And the holiday cards with pictures of loved ones and maybe an annual newsletter. It’s all great, but it’s also just so, so stressful...