Mickey Gillmor joined Frontier Nursing University in 1995 as a Regional Clinical Coordinator and has held a variety of positions both academic and administrative. She currently teaches the Women’s Health course for midwifery and WHNP students and Co-Chairs the FNU Admissions Committee.
The American College of Nurse-Midwives, honored Ms. Gillmor in 2006 with the Award for Excellence, an honor for those serving midwifery “in the trenches.” She was also honored by FNU students in 1998, 2004, and 2006, receiving the Student Choice Award for Teaching Excellence. She is a member of the Emory University Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. Publications include Nurses in Family Planning with Robert Hatcher, MD, and a chapter on “Urinary infections in women” in Women’s Gynecologic Health (2013). Her master’s thesis was a study of intraobserver “Variability of Fundal Height Measurement.” In 2016 Mickey and Laura Manns-James were honored by FNU with the Faculty Innovation award for developing an online Office Visit Simulation for the course they teach, Women's Health Care. In 2017 she received the FNU Circle of Caring Award.
Mickey came to midwifery after an AB magna cum laude (1964) in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University, years spent doing science curriculum development for elementary schools with the Elementary Science Study, advising teachers attempting open classrooms in the New York City Public Schools, work as a labor and delivery nurse at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA, and almost a decade leading and teaching with the Childbirth Education Association of Atlanta and serving on the Board of the International Childbirth Education Association. She has a BSN (1974) and MN (1986) from Emory University. Her clinical midwifery career was spent exactly where she wanted to be, in the Emory University Nurse-Midwifery Service at Grady Health System, the Atlanta public hospital serving two counties. Her Spanish language skills were well utilized in this setting. While at Emory/Grady she also participated in CenteringPregnancy in both English and Spanish and became a trainer for CenteringPregnancy International.
In addition to midwifery, Mickey’s passion lies with early (before 1750) music. She plays the recorder, the kortholt and the cornamuse (capped reed instruments) with several Atlanta-based groups. She also enjoys knitting and can always be found with a book. Mickey lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, a retired CDC epidemiologist with an interest in chronic diseases. They have two grown sons and a grandson.