Nursing professor publishes book on gestational diabetes

August 24, 2009 Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail

Dr. Lois Withey Hamel, director of the online nursing program and faculty member at Saint Joseph's College, has authored a book, "Planning for a Healthier Birth and Beyond: Strategies Women Use to Manage Gestational Diabetes." The book was published by VDM Verlag Publishers. Hamel has also been selected by the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership to join its prestigious Health Leadership Development program. She will join accomplished leaders from across the state who will receive targeted training for navigating Maine's increasingly complex, competitive and demanding health care environment.