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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
  •  2013 - Appointed Chair of the Undergraduate Nursing Programs
Dr. Alicia Culleiton
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. More info...
  • 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
  • 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. Read more...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Appointed as a Standing Panelist for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Dr. Michalene King
  • Article published in Creative Nursing - "Faith Community Nursing: Health and Healing within a Spiritual Congregation,"
  • Lioce, L., Reed, C, Lemon, D., King, M., Martinez, P., Franklin, A., Boese, T., Decker, S., Sando, C., Gloe, D.,Meakim, C., Borum, J (2013). Standards of Best Practice: Simulation Standard III: Participant Objectives. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9(6)p. S15-S18 DOI: 10.1016/j.ecns.2013.04.005)
  • Member of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Research Committee and Manager of Reseach Dissemination
  • Awarded the Duquesne University Faculty Development Award for her study, "Parish Nurses: Partners in Community Health."
  • King, M. A. (2011). Parish nursing: Holistic Nursing Care in Faith Communities. Holistic Nursing Practice, 25(6), 309-315.
Dr. Linda Koharchik
  • 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
Dr. Charles Larew
  • Received funding for research project "The Effect of an Educational Intervention on Competency and Self-Efficacy for Finding and Critically Evaluating Internet Based Health-Related Information Resource" from Faculty Research Intramural Grant
  • Earned Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) designation from the National League for Nursing
Dr. Joan Such Lockhart
Dr. Denise Lucas
  • 2014 Rita Carty Leadership Award
Dr. Leni Resick
  • 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 receives national attention
  • 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. Read more...
  • Keynote speaker on Nurse Managed Wellness Centers (NMWC) at the 9th International Conference of the Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul University, Kore. Read more...
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Appointed Gaultier Fellow. Learn more...
  • 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
Dr. Rick Zoucha
  • 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). Learn more...