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Duquesne University Professor Earns Cameos of Caring Award

In recognition of her achievements and service to the field, Duquesne University School of Nursing Professor Dr. Rebecca Kronk has been honored with a Cameos of Caring Award.

The Cameos of Caring awards, which have been presented annually since 1999 by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, were developed to identify and recognize nursing professionals who are exemplary in their roles as clinicians or educators.

Kronk, who joined Duquesne's nursing school faculty in the fall of 2010, is one of only six professionals honored in the Nurse Educator category of the Cameos of Caring Awards. Colleagues nominated Kronk for the award for her professionalism as an educator as well as her other achievements and community service.

A board certified pediatric nurse practitioner, Kronk has more than three decades of experience in that field as well as a doctorate in applied developmental psychology and a particular interest in helping children and families with a range of developmental issues.

After her own postdoctoral study in genetics at the National Institutes of Health, Kronk was instrumental in efforts to infuse the study of genetics into Duquesne University's graduate nursing curriculum. She and a nursing faculty colleague received Duquesne's Gaultier Fellowship for community-engaged service for their project using photography to obtain insight into the experiences of Pittsburgh grandparents raising grandchildren in city neighborhoods.

Kronk resides in Robinson Township.

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