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Dr. Alison Colbert
  • 2013 Starfish Award from Cribs for Kids for Safe & Sound Safe Sleep Education Project - along with Dr. Cindy Walters, Dr. Rick Zoucha and Eileen Smith
  • PNA 2013 Community Leader Award
  • 2013 - Appointed Chair of the Graduate Nursing Programs
  • Fellow in the AACN's 2013 Leadership for Academic Nursing Program
Dr. Mark Crider
  • 2014 - Received a three-year Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant for $815,043 to fund Operation BSN: Serving the Nation, Healing the Sick, which will improve employment opportunities for military veterans
  •  2013 - Appointed Chair of the Undergraduate Nursing Programs
Dr. Alicia Culleiton
  • Poster Presentation: Jones, A.D., Culleiton, A.C. (2014, May). A Success Story: Integrating Quality Safety Education (QSEN) Safety Competencies in Fundamental Associate Degree Nursing Students. Poster session presented at the 2014 QSEN National Forum: Creating Safe Harbor for Patients and Families, Baltimore, MD.
  • Published 3rd book with Dr. Weideman on NCLEX Preparation
  • Co-authored article "Pulmonary embolism: Know the signs, act fast, save lives" with Dr. Lynn Simko in Nursing Critical Care
  • Co-authored the book titled "NCLEX-RN: Power Practice" with Dr. Yvonne Weideman
  • Published a CEU on Ostomy Management with Dr. Yvonne Weideman and FNP student Debra Dunn
  • Published 2 articles with Dr. Lynn Simko for Nursing 2013 Critical Care:
    Caring for Patients with Burn Injuries
    Managing Burn Injuries in the ICU
  • Authored 2 CEU publications:
    "What is Evidence-Based Practice" - a 2 credit CEU.
    "Arterial Blood Gases: A Systematic and Easy Approach" with Dr. Wiedeman - a 2 credit CEU.
    Learn more...
  • Published a book with Dr. Yvonne Weideman titled NCLEX-RN Flash Review
  • Earned Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) designation from the National League for Nursing
Leah Cunningham
  • 2013 Cameos of Caring® Nurse Educator Award
Sr. Rosemary Donley
  • Leading Lady of Pittsburgh Award - 2013 More info...
  • 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
  • Donley, R. (2012).  Healthcare Reform and Global Issues. In R. Kearney-Nuttering (ED.).  Advancing Your Practice: Concepts of Profession Nursing (pp.350-361). F.A. Davis
  • Donley, R. (in press). Teaching ethics to nursing. In. H.tenHave (ED).  Bioethical education in a global perspective. New York: Springer.
Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow
  • Waite, R., McKinney, N., Smith Glasgow, M.E., & Meloy, F. (2014). The embodiment of authentic leadership. Journal of Professional Nursing, 30(4), 282-291.
  • Quoted in article regarding nursing in the VA hospitals
  • Appointed to the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania Board of Directors for 2013 - 2016
  • Gwynedd-Mercy College 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 
  • "Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice" receives a 2013 5-Star Review from Doody's. Read the review...
  • TribLIVE Newsmaker
  • Authored the 2012 American Journal of Nursing's Book of the Year titled Legal Issues Confronting Today's Nursing Faculty.
  • Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2012). New Developments in Nursing Education: A Focus on Contemporary Content, Pedagogies, Deans, and Trends. Nursing Clinics of North America 47(4), xiii-xv [Editorial]
  • Dreher, H.M., Smith Glasgow, M.E., Cornelius, F., & Bhattacharya, A.  (2012). A report on a national study of doctoral nursing faculty. Nursing Clinics of North America , 47(4), 435-453.   
Dr. Linda Goodfellow
  • 2013 ETD Leadership Award
  • 2013 - Appointed Chair of the Duquesne University Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Selected by the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) to the Scientific Planning Committee for the 2014 International Conference on Cancer Nursing
  • Dr. Linda Goodfellow and PhD alumnae, Dr. Melissa Smith's manuscript published in The Journal of Gastroenterology Nursing, The Relationship between Quality of Life and Coping Strategies of Adults with Celiac Disease Adhering to a Gluten Free Diet, was awarded the Outstanding Research Article for 2011 by the Society of Gastroenterology Nursing.
Dr. Betsy Guimond
  • Article accepted for publication in Nursing for Women's Health - "Confronting confirmation bias in breast cancer screening using the 4C's"
  • Co-authored article "Modesty Matters: Cultural Sensitivity and Cervical Cancer Prevention in Muslim Women in the United States" with Dr. Khlood Salman for Nursing for Women's Health
  • Authored one of the Top 10 articles in the Review of the Simulation Literature 2011-Year in Review by Dr. Jeffrey Groom.  "Getting Ready for Simulation-Based Training: A Checklist for Nurse Educators"
Rosanna Henry
  • Simko, L.C., Henry, R., McGinnis, K.A., & Kolesar, A.L. (2014). Simulation and mock code: A safe way for nursing students to learn. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(7), 95-103.
  • 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. Karen Jakub
  • Research study titled "Long-term Adjustment and Reimplantation Surgery in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators", has been accepted for a paper presentation at the 20th Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference in Victoria, B.C., Canada, October 21-23, 2014.
  • Completed her dissertation "Long-Term Adjustment and Reimplantation Surgery in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators" from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Dr. Melissa Kalarchian
  • Received a $50,000 grant from the Robert and Mary Weisbrod Foundation. This award will be used for our new simulation lab.
  • Appointed as a Standing Panelist for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Dr. Linda Koharchik
  • Koharchik, L., Hardy, E., King, M., & Garibo, Y. (2014). Evidence-based approach to improve nursing student dosage calculation proficiency. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 9(2), 69-74.
  • Koharchik, L. (2014). Part-time clinical faculty and preceptor: Challenging and rewarding roles. American Journal of Nursing, 114(5), 65-69.
  • 2013 - Member of National League for Nursing's Lead Institute Read more...
  • 2013 - Appointed as Director of Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Affairs
  • Published manuscript with Dr. Elaine Hardy and Dr. Khlood Salman, in the November 2012 issue of The Journal of Infection Prevention. The article is "Evidence-based initiative to improve influenza immunisation participant among undergraduate nursing students".
  • Earned Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) designation from the National League for Nursing
Dr. Rebecca Kronk
  • Kronk R., & Weideman Y. (2014). Use of Photovoice to integrate a community-engaged scholarship model of research Into an undergraduate clinical nursing course. J Nurs Educ. 53(9 Suppl) S114-S117.
  • Appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. This interprofessional journal focuses on pediatric healthcare, reaching both researchers and clinicians.
  • Recent article in the National Fragile X Foundation newsletter - Does Sleep Disturbance Cause Daytime Behavior Problems-or Vice Versa?
  • 2013 Teacher of the Year Award - sponsored by the Duquesne Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, The National Leadership Honor Society, voted on by students
  • Presenting a national webinar on Fragile X Associated Disorders with Dr. Robyn Filipink. Read more...
  • Presenting at NONPF conference entitled Infuse it! Will introduce Dusonburgh and how to infuse genetics education.
  • Appointed co-chair of the Pediatric Special Interest Group of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics
  • 2012 Appointed Duquesne University Gaultier Fellow
Dr. Joan Such Lockhart
  • Recently published article in the Journal of Nursing Education - "A National Survey of Oncology Content in Prelicensure Registered Nurse Programs"
  • 2013 Spirit of CTE Recognition Award from the Duquesne University Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) for presenting workshops on publishing in academic journals
  • Participated as a speaker during an AACN webinar "Using the AACN/EBI DNP Assessments for Program Improvement"
  • Selected as one of the National League for Nursing's Academy of Nursing Education's prestigious fellows, in recognition of her many contributions to nursing education.
  • Recipient of the 2012 Cameos of Caring Nurse Educator Award.
  • Earned Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) designation from the National League for Nursing
Dr. Denise Lucas
  • Lucas, D., & Bischof, J. (2014). Advancing nurse practitioner preceptor and student engagement in evidence-based practice at the point of care. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(8), e25-e31.
  • Lucas, D., & VanFossan, J.A. (2014). When patients ask for antibiotics, arm them with handouts. Clinical Features, 24(9): 33,36-40.
  • 2014 Rita Carty Leadership Award
Dr. Leni Resick
  • Named Among Top 15 Family Nurse Practitioner Professors by NursePractitionerSchools.com
  • 2013 Faculty Development Fund award, along with Dr. Michael Irwin, Department of Sociology, for their project entitled "The Impact of the Marcellus Shale Gas Extraction Industry on Individual Health and Community Well-Being in Rural Pennsylvania."
  • Poster presentation at AANP Conference "Health and the Natural Gas Industry: What Every NP Needs to Know" receives national attention. Also highlighted on the Clinical Advisor!
  • Recent publication with colleagues (Drs. Knestrick, Counts, & . Pizzuto) in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, The meaning of health among mid-Appalachian women within the context of the environment.
  • Recent publication with Dr. Joan Kiel, "Developing a Virtual Nurses' Station for Community Based Nurses" in the Journal of Community Health Nursing,
  • Presented her study "The Meaning of Health among Mid-Appalachian Women within the Context of the Environment" at the Boom & Bust conferenc.
  • Keynote speaker on Nurse Managed Wellness Centers (NMWC) at the 9th International Conference of the Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul University, Kore.
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.
  • Co-authored article "Modesty Matters: Cultural Sensitivity and Cervical Cancer Prevention in Muslim Women in the United States" with Dr. Betsy Guimond for Nursing for Women's Health
  • Published manuscript with Dr. Elaine Hardy and Dr. Linda Koharchik, in the November 2012 issue of The Journal of Infection Prevention. The article is "Evidence-based initiative to improve influenza immunisation participant among undergraduate nursing students".
Dr. Kathy Sekula
Dr. Lynn Simko
Dr. Melanie Turk
  • Publication of a book chapter: Zoucha, R., Turk, M., (2015). Using the Culture Care Theory as a Guide to Develop and Implement a Transcultural Global Health Course for Doctor of Nursing Practice Students in Italy. In Marilyn R. McFarland and Hiba B. Wehbe-Alamah (3rd. Ed.) Leininger's Culture Care Diversity and Universality. Jones and Bartlett.
  • Manuscript with Abi Fapohunda and Rick Zoucha published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship titled "Using Photovoice to Explore Nigerian Immigrants' Eating and Physical Activity in the United States"
  • Accepted for the NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat, a competitive program to further develop nurse faculty scholars
  • Recipient of a $35,000 award from The Aetna Foundation in support of her proposal, Wise Choices: Nutrition and Exercise for Older Adults
  • Recipient of a $10,000 Duquesne University Faculty Development Fund Grant for her proposal, Exploring African Immigrants' Perceptions and Practices Around Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Through Photovoice. Dr. Rick Zoucha is a co-investigator.
Dr. Cindy Walters
  • 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
  • Kronk R., & Weideman Y. (2014). Use of Photovoice to integrate a community-engaged scholarship model of research Into an undergraduate clinical nursing course. J Nurs Educ. 53(9 Suppl) S114-S117.
  • Article published online in the NLN Jounal under Nursing Education Perspectives - "A Virtual Pregnancy for Pre-Licensure Nursing Students: Nine Months Up and Close"
  • Recipient of the Duquesne University's Creative Teaching Award for 2014 for the establishment of Interprofessional Grand Rands and use of standardized patients in the classroom.
  • Published 3rd book with Dr. Culleiton on NCLEX Preparation
  • Co-authored the book titled "NCLEX-RN: Power Practice" with Dr. Alicia Culleiton
  • Recipient of the Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award for 2013
  • Published a CEU on Ostomy Management with Dr. Alicia Culleiton and FNP student Debra Dunn
  • 2012 Appointed Duquesne University Gaultier Fellow
  • Co-authored a 2 credit CEU publication, "Arterial Blood Gases: A Systematic and Easy Approach" with Dr. Culleiton. Learn more...
  • Earned Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) designation from the National League for Nursing
Dr. Andrea Yevchak
  • Hill, N. L., Yevchak, A., Gilmore-Bykovskyi, A., & Kolanowski, A. M. (2014). The Model of care partner engagement: Use in delirium management. Geriatric Nursing, 35(4), 272-278.
  • Kolanowski, A. M., Hill, N. L., Kurum, E., Fick, D. M., Yevchak, A. M., Mulhall, P., . . . Valenzuela, M. (2014). Gender differences in factors associated with delirium severity in older adults with dementia. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 28(3), 187-192.
  • Hill N., Yevchak A., Kolanowski A., Penrod J., Milone-Nuzzo P., Sawyer A., Metzger B., Therrien B.(2014). What it takes: Perspectives from developing nurse scientists. J Nurs Educ. 53(7) 403-409.
  • Recent publication: Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing Delirium Rounds in a Clinical Trial Across Three Diverse Hospital Settings in Clinical Nursing Research, published early online. (Co-authors: Donna M. Fick, Jane McDowell, Todd Monroe, Kanah May, Lori Grove, Ann M. Kolanowski, Jennifer L. Waller and Sharon K. Inouye.)
Dr. Rick Zoucha
  • Publication of a book chapter: Zoucha, R., Turk, M., (2015). Using the Culture Care Theory as a Guide to Develop and Implement a Transcultural Global Health Course for Doctor of Nursing Practice Students in Italy. In Marilyn R. McFarland and Hiba B. Wehbe-Alamah (3rd. Ed.) Leininger's Culture Care Diversity and Universality. Jones and Bartlett.
  • Manuscript with Abi Fapohunda and Melanie Turk published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship titled "Using Photovoice to Explore Nigerian Immigrants' Eating and Physical Activity in the United States"
  • Named one of the Top 25 Forensic Nursing Professors by ForensicColleges.com
  • 2013 Starfish Award from Cribs for Kids for Safe & Sound Safe Sleep Education Project - along with Dr. Cindy Walters, Dr. Alison Colbert and Eileen Smith
  • Co-investigator with Dr. Melanie Turk, recipient of a $10,000 Duquesne University Faculty Development Fund Grant for her proposal, Exploring African Immigrants' Perceptions and Practices Around Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Through Photovoice.
  • Research study receives funding via The State of Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (C.U.R.E.) Program (Tobacco Settlement Act).