Dr. Myra Bluebond-Langner named Board of Governors Professor

Dr. Bluebond-Langner, founder of the Center for Children and Childhood Studies, was named Board of Governors Professor of Anthropology on October 7th. Chancellor Pritchett in his congratulatory note to Prof. Bluebond-Langner praises her many achievements: “Myra’s research into the worlds of children confronted with life-threatening illness has helped to define a field of study, rightly earning such accolades as the Margaret Mead Award.  Her books The Private Worlds of Dying Children and In the Shadow of Illness:  Parents and Siblings of the Chronically Ill Child (both with Princeton University Press) are widely cited, and her editorship of the Rutgers University Press Book Series in Childhood Studies is extending the body of knowledge in this growing field. …. Currently, Myra is serving as the UK’s first chair of pediatric palliative care at the University College London Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital.  She’s on leave executing that role, and we look forward to her return to campus. “
>>> read the complete statement by Dr. Wendell Pritchett