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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."
  • Kalarchian, M. A., Bennett, E., Kolko, R., Chia, L., & Elliott, J. Obesity among youth with developmental disabilities: Intervention delivery to parents via telehealth. Western Journal of Nursing Research. In press.
  • 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"
Marie Cippel
  • 2016 BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education - Yvonne Weideman, Joan Lockhart, Marie Panas and colleagues at Ashland University created a virtual simulation to enhance cultural competency.
Dr. Alison Colbert
  • Kronk, R., Colbert, A., & Lengetti, E. Assessment of a competency-based undergraduate course on genetic and genomics. Epub ahead of print 2017, August, Nurse Educator.
  • Karakachian, A., & Colbert, A. (2017). Moral distress: A case study. Nursing, 47(10), 13-15.
  • Colbert, A. (2017). Putting ethics into action. Nursing, 47(8) 13-14.
  • Houck, N. M., & Colbert, A. M. (2016). Patient safety and workplace bullying: An integrative review. Epub ahead of print 2016, August 1, Journal of Nursing Care Quality.
  • Colbert, A. M., Goshin, L. S., Durand, V., Zoucha, R., & Sekula, L. K. Women in transition: Experiences of health and health care for recently incarcerated women living in community corrections facilities. Epub ahead of print 2016, July 27, Research in Nursing & Health.
  • 2016 Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award for project "Building Empathy: Using Simulation to Help Nursing Students Understand the Experience of Poverty"
  • Zoucha, R., Walters, C., Colbert, A., Carlins, E., & Smith, E. (2015). Exploring safe sleep and SIDS risk perception in an African American community: Focused ethnography. Epub ahead of print 2015, Oct 7, Public Health Nursing.
Dr. Michael Deem
  • Deem, M. J. A flaw in the Stich-Plantinga Challenge to Evolutionary Reliabilism. Epub ahead of print 2017, August, Analysis.
Dr. Jessica Devido
  • 2017 Presidential Scholarship Award grant to work on her manuscript entitled "Reproductive Health Knowledge of at-risk, inner-city, adolescent females."
  • Agbemenu, K., Devido, J., Terry, M. A., Hannan, M., Kitutu, J., & Doswell, W. (2016). Exploring the experience of African immigrant mothers providing reproductive health education to their daughters aged 10 to 14 years. Epub ahead of print 2016, December 12, Journal of Transcultural Nursing.
  • Devido, J. A., Doswell, W. M., Braxter, B. J., Spatz, D. L., Dorman, J. S., Terry, M. A., & Charron-Prochownik, D. Experiences of parish nurses in providing diabetes education and preconception counseling to women with diabetes. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, in press.
  • Devido, J. A., Sereika, S. M., Cohen, S. M., & Charron-Prochownik, D. (2016). Race and religious beliefs are associated with communication regarding reproductive health and preconception counseling in young women with diabetes. The Diabetes Educator, 42(6), 721-727.
  • 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
  • Kelley, P. W., Kenny, D., & Donley, S. R. Experiences of vulnerability and uncertainty during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars: Stories of wounded service members and the nurses who cared for them. Manuscript accepted 4 August 2017, Nursing Outlook.
  • 2017 recipient of the Immaculata Medal and commencement speaker at Immaculata Univeristy
  • Jones, T., Lockhart, J. S., Mendelsohn-Victor, K. E., Duquette, D., Northouse, L. L., Duffy, S. A., Donley, R. ... Katapodi, M. C. Use of cancer genetics services in African-American young breast cancer survivors. Epub ahead of print 2016, April 23, American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
  • Donley, R., Flaherty, M., Sarsfield, E., Burkhard, A., O'Brien, S., Anderson, K., (2014). Graduate Clinical Nurse Preceptors: Implications for Improved Intra-Professional Collaboration. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 19 No. 3.
  • 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. 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."
  • Morrison-Pandy, L. E., Ross, C. A., Ren, D., & Garand, L. The role of the nurse practitioner and asymptomatic urinary treatments. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(9), 903-906.
Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow
  • Smith Glasgow, M. E., Lockhart, J. S., & Nofli, D. (2017). Online nursing education: Virtual classrooms and clinical simulations help meet student needs. Health Progress, September - October Issue.
  • O'Connor, L., Casey, M., Smith, R., Fealy, G. M., Brien, D. O., O'Leary, D., Glasgow, M. E., . . . Cashin, A. The Universal, Collaborative Dynamic Model of specialist and advanced nursing and midwifery practice: A way forward? Epub ahead of print 2017, July, Journal of Clinical Nursing.
  • Smith Glasgow, M. E. (2017). Function effectively within the institutional environment and academic community. In R. Wittmann-Price, M. Goodshall, & L. Wilson (Eds.), Certified Nurse Educator Certification Review (3rd ed.). (pp. 331-352). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
  • 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
  • Johnson, C., Smith Glasgow, M. E., & Guimond, M. E. (in press). Quality improvement research methods. In J. Bloch, M Clark & M Courtney (Eds.) Practice-Based Clinical Inquiry in Nursing: Looking Beyond Traditional Methods for PhD and DNP Research. New York: Springer.
Rosanna Henry
  • 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.
  • 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. 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
  • Irwin, R. Using the NLN/Jeffries Simulation Framework: Evaluation of a simulation scenario for the conceptual component of design elements. Nursing Education Perspectives, in press.
Dr. Karen Jakub
  • Koharchik, L., Jakub, K., Witsberger, C., Brooks, K., Petras, D., Weideman, Y., & Antonich, M. G. (2017). Staff nurses' perception of their role in a dedicated education unit within the intensive care unit. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 12(1), 17-20.
  • Kramlich, D. Kronk, R., & Jakub, K. (in press). Challenges and facilitators of recruitment: Lessons learned from conducting a focused ethnography in a vulnerable rural population. The Qualitative Report.
  • 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
  • Johnson, C., Smith Glasgow, M. E., & Guimond, M. E. (in press). Quality improvement research methods. In J. Bloch, M Clark & M Courtney (Eds.) Practice-Based Clinical Inquiry in Nursing: Looking Beyond Traditional Methods for PhD and DNP Research. New York: Springer.
  • 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
  • Karakachian, A., & Colbert, A. (2017). Moral distress: A case study. Nursing, 47(10), 13-15.
  • Kalarchian, M. A., & Marcus, M, D. The case for stepped care for weight management after bariatric surgery. Epub ahead of print, 2017, July, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
  • Kiraly, C., Turk, M. T., Kalarchian, M. A., & Shaffer, C. (2017). Applying ecological frameworks in obesity intervention studies in Hispanic/Latino youth: A systematic review. Hispanic Health Care International, 15(3), 130-142.
  • King, W.C., Chen, J.Y., Belle, S.H., Courcoulas, A.P., Dakin, G.F., Flum, D.R., Hinojosa, M.W., Kalarchian M.A., ... Steffen, K.J. Use of prescribed opioids before and after bariatric surgery: prospective evidence from a U.S. multicenter cohort study. Epub ahead of print 2017, April, Surgery for Obesity and Related Disease.
  • Kalarchian, M. A., King, W. C., Devlin, M.J., White, G. E., Marcus, M. D., Garcia, L., Yanovski, S. Z., & Mitchell, J.E. Surgery-related gastrointestinal symptoms in a prospective study of bariatric surgery patients: 3-year follow-up. Epub ahead of print 2017, March, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
  • Funk, L. M., Gunnar, W., Dominitz, J. A., Eisenberg, D., Frayne, S., Maggard-Gibbons, M., Kalarchian, M. A., ... Maciejewski, M. L. A health services research agenda for bariatric surgery within the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Published online March 7, 2017.
  • Kalarchian, M. A., Bennett, E., Kolko, R., Chia, L., & Elliott, J. Obesity among youth with developmental disabilities: Intervention delivery to parents via telehealth. Western Journal of Nursing Research. In press.
  • Kalarchian, M. A., Marcus, M. D., Courcoulas, A. P., Lutz, C., Cheng, Y., & Sweeny, G. Structured dietary intervention to facilitate weight loss after bariatric surgery: A randomized, controlled pilot study. Epub ahead of print 2016, July 28, Obesity (Silver Spring).
  • Delvin, M. J., King, W. C., Kalarchian, M. A., White, G. E., Marcus, M. D., Garcia, L., Yanovski, S. Z., & Mitchell, J. Eating pathology and experience and weight loss in a prospective study of bariatric surgery patients: 3-year Follow-up. Epub ahead of print 2016, July 18, International Journal of Eating Disorders.
Dr. Patricia Kelley
  • Kelley, P. W., Kenny, D., & Donley, S. R. Experiences of vulnerability and uncertainty during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars: Stories of wounded service members and the nurses who cared for them. Manuscript accepted 4 August 2017, Nursing Outlook.
  • 2016 - Inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
  • Hibbert, D., Aboshaiqah, A. E., Sienko, K. A., Forestell, D., Harb, A. W., Yousuf, S. A., Kelley, P. W., Brennan, P. F., Serrant, L., & Leary, A. (2017). Advancing nursing practice: The emergence of the role of advancd practice nursing in Saudi Arabia. Annals of Saudi Medicine, 37(1), 522-528.
Dr. Susan Kelly
  • Accepted into the NLN 2016 Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators
Dr. Linda Koharchik
  • Koharchik, L. (2017). Supporting adjunct clinical faculty. American Journal of Nursing, 117(9), 58-62.
  • Koharchik, L., & Flavin, M. (2017). Teaching students to administer medications safely. American Journal of Nursing, 117(1), 62-66.
  • Koharchik, L., Jakub, K., Witsberger, C., Brooks, K., Petras, D., Weideman, Y., & Antonich, M. G. (2017). Staff nurses' perception of their role in a dedicated education unit within the intensive care unit. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 12(1), 17-20.
  • Koharchik, L., Weideman, Y., Walters, C., & Hardy, E. (2015). Evaluating nursing students' clinical performance. American Journal of Nursing, 115(10), 64-67.
  • Recipient of the Duquesne University's Creative Teaching Award for 2015 for the school-wide implementation of a single approach to dosage calculations, resulting in student scores on national exams that far exceeded national averages.
  • 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., Colbert, A., & Lengetti, E. Assessment of a competency-based undergraduate course on genetic and genomics. Epub ahead of print 2017, August, Nurse Educator.
  • Kramlich, D. Kronk, R., & Jakub, K. (in press). Challenges and facilitators of recruitment: Lessons learned from conducting a focused ethnography in a vulnerable rural population. The Qualitative Report.
  • 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
  • Bassell J. L., Phan H., Leu R., Kronk R., & Visootsak J. Sleep profiles in children with Down syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, Epub ahead of print, 2015 June 23.
  • Kronk, R., Weideman, Y., Cunningham, L. & Resick, L. Capturing student transformation from a global service learning experience: The efficacy of photo-elicitation as a qualitative research method. Journal of Nursing Education, in press.
  • NHGRI 2015 Summer Workshop in Genomics in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 2015 Faculty Friend Award from Residence Life, recognizing her participation in Residence Life programming.
  • 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
Debra Lewis
  • 2016 - appointed to the Society of Pediatric Nurses Pediatric Pre-Licensure Core Competency Task Force
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.

  • Burger, K., & Lockhart, J. S. (2017). Meditation's effect on attentional efficiency, stress, and mindfulness characteristics of nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 56(7): 430-434.
  • Nursing 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.
  • Doumit, M. A., Lockhart, J. S., Nassif, S., & Azoury, N. (2016). Understanding the personal meaning of work for oncology nurses in Lebanon: A qualitative hermeneutic phenomenological study. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 20(2), 53-61.
  • 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.
  • Whitfield-Harris, L. & Lockhart, J.S. (2016). The workplace environment for African-American faculty employed in predominately white institutions. The ABNF Journal, 27(2), 28-38.
  • Lockhart, J. S., & Oberleitner, M. G. (2016). Evaluation of specific program types and impact on program assessment and evaluation. In M. Oermann (Ed.), A systematic approach to assessment and evaluation of nursing programs (pp. 119-134). Washington, DC: National League for Nursing.
  • Jones, T., Lockhart, J. S., Mendelsohn-Victor, K. E., Duquette, D., Northouse, L. L., Duffy, S. A., Donley, R. ... Katapodi, M. C. Use of cancer genetics services in African-American young breast cancer survivors. Epub ahead of print 2016, April 23, American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
  • 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.
  • Book chapter published: Lockhart, J.S., & Resick, L.K. Anatomy and physiology (2016). In R. Scarpa and M. Hickey (Eds.). Head and neck cancer 2nd ed. (pp. 5-16). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Dr. Mary Kay Loughran
  • 2017 - Rita M. Carty Faculty Leadership Award
Dr. Denise Lucas
  • 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.
Cynthia Rost
  • 2016 - awarded $13,082 from the Snee-Reinhardt Foundation for the RN+WIN program
Dr. Khlood Salman
  • Salman, K. F., & Resick, L. R. (2014). The description of health among Iraqi refugee women in the United States. Epub ahead of print 2014, May 17 Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
  • Wolf, K.M., Zoucha, R., McFarland, M., Salman, K., Dagne, A., Hashi, N., (2014). Somali immigrant perceptions of mental health. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. (published ahead of print September 16, 2014)
  • 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. James Schreiber

Motivation 101Schreiber, J. B. (2016). Motivation 101. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

  • Schreiber, J. B., & Ferrara, L. N. (2017). Content Analysis. In D. Wyse, N. Selwyn, E. Smith, & L. E. Suter (Eds.), The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research (pp. 830-850). London: Sage Publications.
  • Wallace, S. E., Donoso Brown, E. V., Fairman, A. D., Bearshall, K., Olexsovich, A., Tayor, A., & Schreiber, J. B. (2017). Validation of the Standardized Touchscreen Assessment of Cognition with neurotypical adults. NeuroRehabilitation, 40(3), 411-420.
Dr. Kathy Sekula
  • Burgess, A. W., Sekula, L. K. & Carretta, C. M. (2015). Homicide-suicide and duty to warn. Journal of Psychosomatic Psychiatry 43(1). 67-90.
  • Named one of the Top 25 Forensic Nursing Professors by ForensicColleges.com
Dr. Lynn Simko
  • Simko, L. C ., & Culleiton, A. L. (2017). Burn injuries in the ICU: A case scenario approach, Part 2. Nurisng2017Critical Care, 12(5), 26-36.
  • Simko, L. C., Rhodes, D. C., McGinnis, K. A., & Fiedor, J. (2017). Students' perspectives on interprofessional teamwork before and after an interprofessional pain education course. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 81(6), Article 104.
  • Simko, L. C., & Culleiton, A. L. (2017). Burn injuries in the ICU: A case scenario approach. Nursing Critical Care, 12(2), 12-22.
  • Simko, L.C. (2017). Neurology. In Hackley, B.K. and Kriebs, J.M. (Eds.), Primary Care of Women. 2nd ed (Chapter 8). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlet.
  • Wallace, S. E., Turocy, P. S., DiBartola, L. M., Deluliis, E. D., Astle, J., Cousino, S., Morgan, A., O'Neil, C., Simko, L. C., Weideman, Y. (2016). Interprofessional education workshop outcomes: Learning and understanding professional role in stroke care. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 30(3), 50-60.
  • Paper "Students' Perspective on Interprofessional Team Work Before and After an Interprofessional Pain Education Course," accepted for publication in The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
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
  • Kiraly, C., Turk, M. T., Kalarchian, M. A., & Shaffer, C. (2017). Applying ecological frameworks in obesity intervention studies in Hispanic/Latino youth: A systematic review. Hispanic Health Care International, 15(3), 130-142.
  • Page-Cutrara, K., & Turk, M. (2016). Impact of prebriefing on competency performance, clinical judgment and experience in simulation: An experimental study. Nurse Education Today, 48, 78-83.
  • 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
  • Vogelstein, E. Evaluating the American Nurses Association's arguments against nurse participation in assisted suicide. Epub ahead of print 2017, May, Nursing Ethics.
  • Vogelstein, E. Autonomy and the moral authority of advance directives. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, in press.
  • Recipient of the Duquesne University 2015 President's Summer Writing Award
Dr. Cindy Walters
  • Zoucha, R., Walters, C., Colbert, A., Carlins, E., & Smith, E. (2015). Exploring safe sleep and SIDS risk perception in an African American community: Focused ethnography. Epub ahead of print 2015, Oct 7, Public Health Nursing.
  • Lear, C. L., & Walters, C. Use of electronic nurse reminders to improve documentation: A process improvement for a comprehensive stroke center. Epub ahead of print 2015, Oct 30, Computers Informatics Nursing.
  • Koharchik, L., Weideman, Y., Walters, C., & Hardy, E. (2015). Evaluating nursing students' clinical performance. American Journal of Nursing, 115(10), 64-67.
  • 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
  • Koharchik, L., Jakub, K., Witsberger, C., Brooks, K., Petras, D., Weideman, Y., & Antonich, M. G. (2017). Staff nurses' perception of their role in a dedicated education unit within the intensive care unit. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 12(1), 17-20.
  • Wallace, S. E., Turocy, P. S., DiBartola, L. M., Deluliis, E. D., Astle, J., Cousino, S., Morgan, A., O'Neil, C., Simko, L. C., Weideman, Y. (2016). Interprofessional education workshop outcomes: Learning and understanding professional role in stroke care. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 30(3), 50-60.
  • 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.
  • Koharchik, L., Weideman, Y., Walters, C., & Hardy, E. (2015). Evaluating nursing students' clinical performance. American Journal of Nursing, 115(10), 64-67.
  • Kronk, R., Weideman, Y., Cunningham, L. & Resick, L. Capturing student transformation from a global service learning experience: The efficacy of photo-elicitation as a qualitative research method. Journal of Nursing Education, in press.
  • 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.
  • Earned Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) designation from the National League for Nursing
Dr. Rick Zoucha
  • 2017 - Inaugural member of the International Scientific Committee of the Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship
  • Colbert, A. M., Goshin, L. S., Durand, V., Zoucha, R., & Sekula, L. K. Women in transition: Experiences of health and health care for recently incarcerated women living in community corrections facilities. Epub ahead of print 2016, July 27, Research in Nursing & Health.
  • Zoucha, R., Walters, C., Colbert, A., Carlins, E., & Smith, E. (2015). Exploring safe sleep and SIDS risk perception in an African American community: Focused ethnography. Epub ahead of print 2015, Oct 7, Public Health Nursing.
  • Zoucha, R. Global refugees and the long road: Their hope and our role! Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 26(5). 499.
  • Wolf, K.M., Zoucha, R., McFarland, M., Salman, K., Dagne, A., Hashi, N., (2014). Somali immigrant perceptions of mental health. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. (published ahead of print September 16, 2014)
  • 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).