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Joan Carol Botsford Bickal

Joan Carol Botsford Bickal, American nurse, genetics counselor. Registered Nurse, California; certified public health nurse. Grantee in field; Visiting fellow National Institutes of Health, 1995.

Background

  • Bickal, Joan Carol Botsford was born on July 15, 1954 in Piru, California, United States. Daughter of John Carrol and Wilma Hazel (Huddleston) Botsford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, California State University, Long Beach, 1980.

    Career

    • Neonatal discharge coordinator St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, 1979-1980. Staff nurse special care nursery St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California, 1979-1981. Maternal child and adolescent health coordinator City of Pasadena (California) Health Department, 1980-1985.

      Genetic epidemiology field study coordinator Harbor-University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center Research and Education Institute, Torrance, 1985-1987. Nurse, genetic counselor Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1987-1989, Loma Linda (California) University Medical Center, since 1989. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, California. Certified public health nurse.

    Membership

    Member American Public Health Association, Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, California Perinatal Association, American Diabetes Association, California Conference Local Directors Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (vice-chairman, treasurer), International Society Nurses in Genetics, American Society Human Genetics, Arthritis Health Professions Association, Arthritis Association.

    Connections

    • Married Thomas G. Bickal, November 22, 1980. 1 child, Matthew.
    • father: John Carrol Botsford
    • mother: Wilma Hazel (Huddleston) Botsford
    • spouse: Thomas G. Bickal
    • child: Matthew Bickal
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    Born July 15, 1954
    (age 63)
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