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PhD candidate Catherine Cohen and Professor Patricia Stone, PhD, presented on HAIs in nursing homes at the AcademyHealth conference.

Columbia Nursing Research Spotlighted at AcademyHealth Forum

Selected from among the nation's leading healthcare sciences researchers, nurse scientists from Columbia University School of Nursing presented at the AcademyHealth Electronic Data Methods Forum on June 22 in Baltimore, MD. more...

Ethical Ambiguities: Nursing Ethics Explored in New Textbook

A local bodega is discovered to be selling unprescribed antibiotics.

A doctoral nursing student is asked by a collaborating physician to colect clinical information before IRB and HIPAA forms were obtained. more...

The Move to DNP
By Dean Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN

In just fifteen months, nursing will enter a new phase of its professional evolution.. more...

"Never Underestimate the Power of Science and Technology"
Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC

Director, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program
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Mary Byrne, PhD, Stone Foundation and Elise D. Fish Professor in Clinical Health Care for the Underserved, presented "Program of Interventional Research Built on Long Term Collaborations between a University Nurse Scientist with a Department of Corrections and a District Attorney's Office" and "Child Discipline Tactics by Criminal Justice Involved Women Following a Nursing Intervention" at Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's 24th Annual Nursing Research Congress in Prague, Czech Republic. CUSON alumni Njoki Ng'ang'a, PhD, also attended the conference.

Judith Honig, DNP, associate dean of Student Affairs, was named Dorothy M. Rogers Professor of Clinical Nursing.

Rita John, DNP, director, Pediatric Primary Nurse Practitioner Program, presented "Top Ten Pediatric Infectious Disease Articles for 2012-2013" at the National Conference for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in Las Vegas. Also, John will serve on the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Awards Development Committee for a two-year term.

Kristine Kulage, director of the Office of Scholarship and Research Development, was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Research Administration, the peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Research Administration (SRA) International.

Assistant Professor Tawandra Rowell-Cunsolo, PhD, received a 5-year $700,000 award from the National Institutes of Health's Institute on Drug Abuse to research "Contextualizing and Responding to HIV Risk Behaviors Among Black Drug Offenders."

Suzanne Bakken, PhD, Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Medical Informatics, was an author of "Mobile Health-Based Approaches for Smoking Cessation Resources," published in Oncology Nursing Forum.

Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, director, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program, authored "HIV Testing in 2013 in the United States: An Update for Nurses," published in the Journal of Nursing Practice Applications and Reviews of Research, and "Keeping Pace with HIV: A Clinical Overview for Nurse Practitioners," published in The Nurse Practitioner.

Kristine Kulage, director of the Office of Scholarship and Research Development was the lead author of "Refocusing Research Priorites in Schools of Nursing," published in Journal of Professional Nursing. Other authors included Laura Ardizzone, '04 MS '10 DNP; Will Enlow, DNP, assistant professor; Kathleen Hickey, C-FNP, assistant professor; Joan Kearney, PhD, assistant professor; Rebecca Schnall, PhD, assistant professor and Elaine Larson, Phd, associate dean for research.

Elaine Larson, PhD, associate dean for research, was an author of "Prevalence and Risk Factors for Staphylococcus Aureus Colonization in Individuals Entering Maximum-Security Prisons" published in Epidemiology and Infection. She was also the lead author of "Impact of Electronic Surveillance on Isolation Practices," published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology which was co-authored by Bevin Cohen, MPH, program director, Center for Interdisiplinary Research to Prevent Infections, and Haomiao Jia, PhD, associate professor.

Jacqueline Merill, DNSc, associate professor, was the lead author of "Effects of Automated Immunization Registry Reporting Via an Electronic Health Record Deployed in Community Practice Settings," published in Applied Clinical Informatics.

Congratulations to five CU Nursing alumni selected for induction into the Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing: Marianne Baernholdt ’94 (MS), Jeannie Cimiotti ’04 (DNSc), Jill Kilanowski ’77 ’82 (BS, MS), Anita Nirenberg ’09 (DNSc), and Kristine Qureshi ’03 (DNSc). They will be inducted during the Academy’s 40th annual meeting on October 19, 2013, in Washington, DC.

Olivia Velez, '06 '11, (PhD), participated in a panel at the United Nations on "Mobiles for Midwives: an Innovative Approach for Better Health Information Systems." To view the panel click here.

Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) Alumni Book Fair: If you have published a book between April '12 and October '13 and it's available at Barnes & Noble, the CAA invites you to submit your work for consideration. For more inforamtion, click here.

Combined BS/MS Open House
Friday, August 16th
10:00 AM

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Nurse Midwifery Program Open House
Friday, August 16th
10:00 AM

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REX Seminar: Nursing Research in Israel
Wednesday, August 28th
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Conference Room 145
Lunch served
Visiting scholar Ilana Livshiz-Riven, PhD, from Ben-Gurion University, Israel will present

Mentorship and Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Social for Returning Students
Tuesday, Sept. 3th 3:00 PM

Second Floor Student Lounge

Nurse Anesthesia Program Open House
Monday, September 9th
4:00 PM

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Alumni-Student Reception
Wednesday, October 9th 5:00 PM
Bard Hall
Columbia Nursing's Alumni Association is hosting this event co-sponsored by the school's Center for Children & Families, Office of Global Initiatives and the The United Nations Population Fund. For more info e-mail

CUMC Healthcare Forum on Affordable Care Act
Wednesday, October 23
4:00 PM

Bard Hall
Columbia Nursing, Mailman School of Public Health, College of Dental Medicine
and College of Physicians & Surgeons will host a forum and reception.
For more info e-mail

Save the Date) not found. Alumni Reunion 2014
May 2, 2014
Bard Hall
New York, NY

Dean Bobbie Berkowitiz, PhD, was quoted in on how sequestration represents another chip in a long-term erosion for research and nursing programs.

Assistant Director, Nurse Midwifery Program, Rebekah Ruppe, DNP, CNM was quoted in on midwives’ roles in the labor process in light of the Royal Birth.

Associate Dean for Research Elaine Larson, PhD, was quoted in Good Housekeeping on things you think are dirty but aren't.

Assistant Professor Marlene McHugh, DNP, was quoted in and on a study she participated in finding that hospitals with specialized Acute Palliative Care Units may provide more efficient, cost-effective care.

Columbia Nursing’s study led by Professor Jacqueline Merrill, DNSc, finding that electronic health records help fight vaccine-preventable diseases was covered in Infection Control Today, Healthcare Informatics, Science Daily and other publications.

Professor Walter Bockting, PhD, was quoted in Columbia News on the new LGBT Health Initiative, a collaboration between Columbia Nursing and Columbia's Department of Psychiatry.


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