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Laura Zeidenstein DNP, CNM

  • Associate Professor of Nursing at CUMC
  • Director, Nurse Midwifery Program
Laura Zeidenstein, DNP, CNM

    Education & Training

  • BS, SUNY Downstate
  • DNP, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • MSN, Yale University

Contact Info

Committees/Societies/Memberships

  • 2005-current: Curriculum
  • 2002-current: Program Directors
  • 2000-2003: Admissions
  • 1994-2004: American Association of Birth Centers (formally National Association of Childbearing Centers)
  • 1994-2012: American Association of Birth Centers
  • 1988-current: American College of Nurse Midwives

Honors & Awards

  • 2011: Center for Children and Families, pilot grant awarded: "Protecting the lives of mothers and babies in Bangladesh"
  • 2008: ACNM Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2006: ACNM Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2005: ACNM Excellence in Teaching Award

Research Interests

  • Clinical midwifery education in the United States
  • Training traditional birth attendants in Bangladesh
  • Female genital cutting
  • Abortion access
  • "Lifewrap" anti shock garment for emergency control of postpartum hemorrhage in rural Bangladesh
  • Improving social status of rural midwives in Bangladesh
  • Student clinical narratives as professional development
  • Methodology and evaluation of low tech clinical skills education
  • Midwifery student experience audio project

NIH Grants

  • SAVING MOTHERS IN BANGLADESH PROJECT (Private)

    Jun 1 2015 - May 31 2016

    SAVING MOTHERS IN BANGLADESH: PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF EMERGENCIES IN RURAL SETTINGS (Private)

    Aug 1 2014 - Jul 31 2015

    SAVING MOTHERS IN BANGLADESH: PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF EMERGENCIES IN RURAL SETTINGS (Private)

    Jun 1 2014 - May 31 2015

Publications

  • Clinical Rounds (student series). Project director and editor of 20 submissions by nurse-midwifery students which were accepted for publication, Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health,52-57
  • Zeidenstein, L. Midwifery and Gender Equality? editorial, Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 52 (1) 37
  • Zeidenstein, L. “Elective cesarean section: how informed is informed consent?? Journal of Health Ethics
  • Zeidenstein, L. Invited Commentary: Our students: a breath of fresh air, Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 48:6

For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov