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School of Nursing Faculty News

Timothy Burns
  • 2019 - Chosen as one of thirty delegates for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at this year's Emergency Nurses Association General Assembly
Dr. Rebecca Chia
  • 2017 Presidential Scholarship Award grant to work on her journal article entitled "Examining the implementation of electronic medical records in nurse-managed wellness centers to facilitate health care services delivery for older adults."
  • Awarded $5,000 in funding from the Leach Fund for her project, "Examining the implementation of EMRs in nurse-managed wellness centers to facilitate health care services delivery for older adults"
Dr. Alison Colbert
  • 2018 - received a $10,000 grant for Prenatal Support and Doula Services for Incarcerated Women.
  • 2016 Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award for project "Building Empathy: Using Simulation to Help Nursing Students Understand the Experience of Poverty"
Dr. Michael Deem
Dr. Jessica Devido
  • 2019 - School of Nursing Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching for her passion and proficiency in teaching which is demonstrated by her outstanding teaching performance, success of her students, student mentorship, and receipt of the Duquesne University Gaultier Teaching Fellowship.
  • Named a 2018-2019 Gaultier Fellow by the Center of Community Engaged Teaching and Research
  • 2017 Presidential Scholarship Award grant to work on her manuscript entitled "Reproductive Health Knowledge of at-risk, inner-city, adolescent females."
  • 2015 Community Leadership and Service Award from the Three Rivers Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
  • 2015 - Named a Rice Fellow by the Duquesne University Center for Catholic Intellectual Tradition for her project, "Well Woman, Well Babies" with Dr. Cathleen Appelt, Duquesne faculty member and community partner, Celeta Hickman.
  • Recipient of the 2015 Rita Carty Junior Faculty Award
Sr. Rosemary Donley
  • 2018 Cameos of Caring Award
  • 2017 recipient of the Immaculata Medal and commencement speaker at Immaculata University
  • 2013 Leading Lady of Pittsburgh Award
  • Appointed chair of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) International and Professional Nurse Credentials and Standards Committee
  • Received an Honorary Doctor in Humane Letters from Seton Hall University.
  • Appointed to the board of CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools)
  • Appointed to the board of the Catholic Youth Association
Dr. Manjulata Evatt
  • 2019 Dr. Rita Carty Leadership Award
Dr. Sarah Gallups
  • 2019 Charles Henry Leach II award for her project, "Identifying the Key Interpersonal Communication Components of Breast Cancer Care Patient Navigation"
Dr. Linda Garand
  • 2016 - Awarded a Department of Defense grant ($655,102) for study on "Evidence-Based Mental Health Services for Distressed Post-9/11 Military Family Caregivers." She plans to evaluate the efficacy of an evidence-based, short-term, solution-focused, self- management intervention utilizing problem solving therapy with family caregivers of Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • 2016 Presidential Scholarship Award grant to work on her journal article entitled "Impact of Problem Solving Therapy on Burden Outcomes in Relatively New Family Caregivers."
Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow
  • 2018 Interviewed on WESA 90.5 FM to discuss the nursing shortage. Listen here...
  • 2016 - Participating in the Health Service Executive Ireland - National Nursing and Midwifery Quality Care Metrics Project as an External Reviewer
  • 2016 - begin serving a two-year term on the National League for Nursing's Center of Excellence Review Panel
Rosanna Henry
  • 2019 School of Nursing Faculty Excellence Award in Service related to her administrative role in advancing clinical simulation and skill acquisition and leadership in a faith-based project on bystander CPR/AED with church members in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, research on predictors of NCLEX-RN success, ongoing preparation of staff/faculty in CPR/AEDs, and servant leadership in the simulation center.
  • 2016 Executive Leadership in Nursing Education and Practice Program - This program is part of the NLN Leadership Institute in the Center for Transformational Leadership, which focuses on leadership development for nurse educators who wish to be re-energized, and want to reframe how they think about leadership and themselves as leaders. This year-long program will provide an opportunity for you to be engaged with peers and experts to examine issues related to leadership concepts and organizational systems.
  • Awarded the 2012 Excellence Award by INACSL (International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning). The category was titled "Excellence in the Academic Setting, Creation of New Equipment, Media, Techniques."
Dr. Ruth Irwin
  • 2017 - Presented research "Does a Culturally Infused High Fidelity Simulation Scenario Accurately Depict the Culture?" at Sigma Theta Tau International's 28th International Nursing Research Conference in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 2016 Rita Carty Junior Faculty Development Award for demonstrated educational leadership in professional activities
Dr. Karen Jakub
  • 2018 - Awarded a $9,000 research grant for mixed method pilot study, "Sickness Behavior Related to Multiple Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shocks"
  • 2016 - accepted into the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Dr. Catherine Johnson
  • 2015 - Designated a "Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality" from the National Association for Healthcare Quality
  • 2015 - received a $10,000 grant from the Fine Foundation in support of the Care Transitions Management Program for the Community-Based Health & Wellness Center for Older Adults
Dr. Melissa Kalarchian
  • 2019 - School of Nursing Faculty Excellence Award for Scholarship for serving as Principal Investigator on several National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Foundation funded studies geared toward helping patients achieve maximal weight loss and optimal psychosocial functioning after weight loss surgery (in the amount of $8 million dollars and numerous relevant publications) as well as effectively mentoring faculty and elevating the research mission of the SON.
Dr. Patricia Kelley
  • 2016 - Inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
Dr. Susan Kelly
  • 2019 - Member of the NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat
  • 2018 - Contributing Editor for the American Journal of Nursing's "Teaching for Practice" column
  • 2018 Rita M. Carty Faculty Leadership Award
  • Accepted into the NLN 2016 Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators
Dr. Frannk Kosnosky
  • 2018 - passed the NLN Certified Nurse Educator Exam
Dr. Rebecca Kronk
  • 2019 - received a grant, STAGES II - A Theater Program for Youth with Disabilities, from the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust in the amount of $25,000.
  • Accepted for the 2016-2017 cohort of the Emerging Educational Administrator Institute (EEAI), a 12-month leadership development experience sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • NHGRI 2015 Summer Workshop in Genomics in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 2015 Faculty Friend Award from Residence Life, recognizing her participation in Residence Life programming.
Dr. Joan Such Lockhart
  • APEX 2017 Grand Award for Writing - Stayer, D., & Lockhart, J. S. (2016). Living with dying in the pediatric intensive care unit: A nursing perspective. American Journal of Critical Care, 25(4), 350-356.
  • Photo of book cover - Nursing Professional DevelopmentNursing professional development specialists (NPDSs) and unit-based educators are integral to the development and performance of healthcare professionals in a variety of clinical settings and specialties. Yet, in today's healthcare workplace, delivering effective education can be challenging. Nursing Professional Development for Clinical Educators examines the ever-changing scope and standards of NPDS practice and the healthcare trends that influence the NPDS role.
  • 2016 BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education - Dr. Lockhart, Yvonne Weideman, Marie Panas and colleagues at Ashland University created a virtual simulation to enhance cultural competency.
Dr. Mary Kay Loughran
  • 2017 - Rita M. Carty Faculty Leadership Award
Dr. Denise Lucas
  • 2019 - Reappointed by President Gormley as the Chair of Advanced Practice for another 3-year term
  • 2018 - Selected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2017 - Awarded a $5000 grant from The CVS Health Foundation for FNP students.
  • 2016 - Selected to participate in the NONPF Leadership Mentoring Program. This development program mentors nurse practitioner faculty to prepare them for senior leadership roles.
Dr. Noah Potvin
  • 2018 Presidential Scholarship Award for his writing project, Music Therapy as a Psychospiritual Ministry of Response During Imminent Death
Dr. Cynthia Rost
  • 2016 - awarded $13,082 from the Snee-Reinhardt Foundation for the RN+WIN program
Dr. Khlood Salman
  • Recipient of the Center for African Studies' Faculty Course Development Grant for her course proposal, Contemporary Public Health Issues in Africa, which will help to build and diversify the interdisciplinary African Studies academic program.
Dr. James Schreiber

Photo of the book cover "Motivation 101"Schreiber, J. B. (2016). Motivation 101. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Dr. Kathy Sekula

Dr. Pamela Spigelmyer
  • 2017 Faculty Development Fund grant for her project "Improving Family Caregivers' Self-Management and Coping with Memory Related Behaviors of People with Dementia"
  • 2016 Presidential Scholarship Award grant for to work on her journal article entitled "Resistiveness to Care as Experienced by Family Caregivers Assisting People with Dementia."
Dr. Melanie Turk
  • 2016 Gaultier Community-Engaged Teaching Fellowship, sponsored by the university's Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research. Dr. Turk is charged with sharing successful community-engaged teaching strategies, assisting emerging community-engaged teachers, and disseminating best practices in the form of presentations, publications, and role modeling.
  • 2016 Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award for project "Building Empathy: Using Simulation to Help Nursing Students Understand the Experience of Poverty"
Dr. Eric Vogelstein
  • Recipient of the Duquesne University 2015 President's Summer Writing Award
Dr. Cindy Walters
  • 2015 - board certified as an Advanced Holistic Nurse (AHN-BC)
  • 2013 Starfish Award from Cribs for Kids for Safe & Sound Safe Sleep Education Project - along with Dr. Alison Colbert, Dr. Rick Zoucha and Eileen Smith
  • Selected as a board member for the Allegheny County Child Death Review Team
  • Recipient of the Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award for 2013
Dr. Yvonne Weideman
  • 2019 - Global Health Faculty Course Development Grant proposal for a Directed Study in Costa Rica was selected for funding.
  • 2016 BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education - Dr. Weideman, Joan Lockhart, Marie Panas and colleagues at Ashland University created a virtual simulation to enhance cultural competency.
Dr. Rick Zoucha
  • 2019 - Co-Editor of the Annual Review of Nursing Research: Transcultural and Social Research, a landmark review of topics critical to nurses published annually for nearly three decades. Dr. Zoucha also contributed a chapter.
  • 2017 - Inaugural member of the International Scientific Committee of the Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship