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Nursing Professor Earns Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics

Dr. Lenore K. Resick, associate professor in the School of Nursing at Duquesne University, has received the annual Eugene P. Beard Faculty Award for Leadership in Ethics for her involvement in local and international nursing initiatives.

The Beard Award is given yearly to a Duquesne faculty member whose ethical leadership in family life, university service and the community reflects the values of the University principle, “education for the mind, the heart, and the spirit.” Resick was selected because of her “steady and stellar” performance with numerous service and academic groups, according to Dr. Thomas A. Pollack, chair of the Beard Ethics Award Committee and associate dean of academic support and accreditation in Duquesne’s School of Business.

Resick has served as director of Duquesne’s Nurse-Managed Wellness Centers in Mount Washington, the Hill District, Lawrenceville, the North Side and at mobile centers in five city neighborhoods. The centers, operated by the School of Nursing, help to meet the primary health care needs of older adults.

She also created the Retired Nurses Working in Neighborhoods (RN WIN) project, which is guided by the nursing center faculty. In this program, retired nurses volunteer as field instructors, working with Duquesne nursing students in local neighborhoods. Resick has volunteered her time to recruit participants and to develop and implement an orientation program.

Resick has recruited, oriented, mentored and supervised Volunteers in Services to America (VISTA) participants who work in local nursing centers. Her work also has spanned international borders. She has served as mentor and host to visitors involved with Magee Women’s International Mentorship Program and Women’s Health Mission to Ukraine and Belarus. Additionally, Resick assisted in developing the first nurse practitioner program at the University of Puerto Rico and delivered presentations at the 2000 Moscow Medical Academy conference.

Resick resides in Emlenton and has been at Duquesne since 1994.

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