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Mentor – Mentee – Research Team Recognition
25th Annual Scientific Sessions
Nursing Research: A Bridge to the
Future of Healthcare
Dr. Marie Foley, PhD, RN
Seton Hall University Chair of Graduate Program
Program Director, RWJF NINJ Grant
“Marie has continually been a source of inspiration and encouragement as
the facilitator of our development as researchers. Her guidance and support
continues to be invaluable as we strive to become nurse scientists.”
Recognized by: Jeannie Couper, Lisa Heelan, Katie Hinic, Patti Ricci-Allegra,
Lori Wilt
University of Delaware School of Nursing Research Team
Diane Bradley, MS, CRRN; Barbara E. Harrison, PhD, GNP-BC;
Barry Milcarek, PhD; Ju Young Shin, PhD, ANP-BC; Regina Sims, PhD
Veronica Rempusheski, PhD, FAAN
“Formed in 2012, this new research team is building its impact on Geriatric
Mental Health in the State of Delaware.”
Recognized by: Barbara E. Harrison PhD
Nancy Van Devanter, DrPH, RN, EdM, FAAN
Associate Professor, New York University College of Nursing
“Through her mentorship, Dr. Van Devanter has guided me through topic changes,
new methodological approaches, and even life’s challenges. With sincere gratitude,
I thank Dr. Van Devanter for inspiring hope, confidence, and action for the last six
Recognized by: Chasity Burrows Walters, MSN, RN
Suzanne Dickerson, PNS, RN
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University at Buffalo
“Dr. Dickerson is an excellent teacher and a great mentor for students. She is
always supportive of students’ research. As an expert in Hermeneutics, her special
expertise helps me build my research corner in qualitative research methods.”
Recognized by: Jin Young Seo
Laura L. Hayman, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing & Health Sciences; Associate Vice-Provost for
Research, University of Massachusetts Boston
“Dr. Laura Hayman is a prominent nurse researcher focused on primary prevention
of pediatric obesity and cardiovascular disease research and has enthusiastically
brought her knowledge into the classroom as a professor in Social and Behavioral
Determinants of Health. She has mentored undergraduate and graduate students
by guiding them in scholarly research opportunities that enhance their research and
leadership skills.”
Recognized by: Amanda C. Green, MSN, RN, PHCNS-BC and Albert Kim, BSN, RN, MSc
M. Katherine Hutchinson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Graduate Dean & Professor, Boston College
“Dr. Hutchinson epitomizes what a mentor should be! Not only does she offer expertise
in developing a program of research but she listens, offers feedback and actively
supports us. She is a true nursing scholar!”
Recognized by: Allyssa L. Harris RN, PhD, WHNP-BC and Mellissa Sutherland, RN, PhD FNP-BC
Linda C. Pugh, PhD, RNC, CNE, FAAN
Professor of Nursing; Director of Graduate Programs and DNP Program York College of
“Dr. Linda Pugh has had a profound influence on me as I transitioned to the faculty
role under her expert mentorship. Her energy and enthusiasm for nursing is
contagious. Through her own commitment to excellence, she inspires me to be
focused and intentional as I pursue my research and scholarship.”
Recognized by: Kimberly Fenstermacher, PhD, CRNP
Dr. Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, DNSc, CNS, RN
Professor, University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing
“Dr. Susan Sullivan-Bolyai patiently encourages and relentlessly challenges doctoral
students to strive beyond their goals. She is an extraordinary inspiration and I am
deeply thankful for the gift of her dedicated mentorship.”
Recognized by: Laura Maguire
Dr. Jane White
Associate Dean Adelphi School of Nursing
“Dr. Jane White provides her doctoral students with unending support,
encouragement and sanity checks. My quest to become a nurse scientist has been
worth the commitment, dedication and sacrifice entailed, largely due to the support
of faculty like Jane White. Thank you!”
Recognized by: Debra Grice-Swenson
Munn Center for Nursing Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dorothy A. Jones, EdD, RNC, FAAN, Director
Diane L. Carroll, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA; Jeffrey M. Adams, PhD, RN; Susan M. Lee, PhD, RN, NP-C
Research Team
“The research team has advanced nursing research in the clinical setting through
original conduct of research as well as mentoring dozens of nurses in research
and EBP.”
Recognized by: Susan M. Lee, PhD, RN
Dr. Susan J. Loeb, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
The Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing
“Dr. Loeb is a dedicated mentor and has supported me in my doctoral program.
She consistently makes herself available and I appreciate our weekly meetings.
Thank you!”
Recognized by: Erin Kitt-Lewis
Ann Kolanowski, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
Elouise Ross Eberly Professor in the School of Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University
Center Director, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
“Dr. Kolanowski has taught me the intricacies of high quality research and what it takes to build
nursing science, supported me by recognizing and fostering my strengths while effectively guiding
my growth where needed, and encouraged me to achieve the life balance necessary to succeed. It
is unquestionably evident that she views my success as one of her own priorities. She is an ideal
role model of what academic mentorship should be and has inspired me in my own path as a future
Recognized by: Nikki Hill, MS, RN
Jin Young Seo RN, WHNP, MS, PhD Student
University at Buffalo School of Nursing
“Ms. Seo has supported research as a Research Assistant in the Center for
Nursing Research. She works with faculty to support their research as well
as fellow students. She also conducted a pilot study of health utilization of
immigrant Korean women during their childbirth experiences. Her enthusiasm
and knowledge supports others.”
Recognized by: Suzanne S. Dickerson DNS, RN, Associate Professor, Director PhD
Lily Thomas, PhD, RN
Vice President of Nursing Research at North Shore LIJ Health System
“Dr. Lily Thomas pioneered the development of the Department of Nursing
Research and personally mentored me in my development as a research
coordinator and COPI at the North Shore LIJ Health System.”
Recognized by: Myrta Rabinowitz PhD, RN
Lily Thomas, PhD, RN
Vice President, System Research at North Shore LIJ Health System
“Inspires and promotes the nursing profession as a scientific discipline
through research, plan/implement and evaluate the research process for the
North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, breathes in and breaths out
research, true exemplar for research.”
Recognized by: Monica B. Latayan, DNP, RN
Lily Thomas, PhD, RN
Vice President for Nursing Research, Institute for Nursing, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, NY
Buckley Visiting Scholar, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
“Dr. Thomas has been an outstanding mentor to many of the nurses at all levels in the NS-LIJ
Health System. Through her expert mentoring, we have been able to undertake significant research
and EBP projects. As a Visiting Scholar at Adelphi, the doctoral students benefit greatly from her
expertise in reflecting upon students’ initial clinical questions and helping to interpret them into
researchable hypotheses. She has been described informally by her students as a professor who
encourages them to be creative and innovative while learning the necessary formal stages of
rigorous research methodology.”
Recognized by: Myrta Rabinowitz, Monica Latayan and PhD Students at Adelphi University
Daniel David, MS, BSN
“Daniel David is a talented PhD student who is dedicated to using his clinical
expertise as a clinical research nurse and his research-driven insight to
advance the independent practice for our discipline. Specifically, his
dissertation work will explore the impact of NP care on heart failure outcomes
in chronically ill patients.”
Recognized by: Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Dean, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
Karla Damus, PhD, MSPH, RN, FAAN
Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, Northeastern University
“Dr. Karla Damus was instrumental in connecting me with people that could
help and have helped me further my research. She is extremely energetic,
she networks in the community and tries to create relationships that can help
students succeed. My success in my scholarship has a great deal to do with
Karla. She is someone in my circle that I know is there to go above and
beyond for her students.”
Recognized by: Shirley Gillies, MS, RN, NP, PhD Student
Susan Jo Roberts, DNSc, RN, ANP, FNP
Professor, School of Nursing, Northeastern University
“My desire to become a nurse scientist was sparked by Dr. Roberts’ work
focused on oppressed-group behavior in nursing. As a member, she
encouraged me to focus on work that was meaningful to me, to always be
thoughtful in my approach to research, and to just get out there and do it. I
am fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from and with her.”
Recognized by: Rosemary Taylor, BSN, RN, PhD Student
Kelley Strout, BSN, MSN, PhD(c)
“Ms. Strout’s research examines older adults, their wellness and cognitive
health. She provides a solid foundation of how multiple dimensions contribute
to cognitive health and ultimately will support nurses’ and health care
providers’ ability to provide patient-specific interventions that promote
cognitive health in aging.”
Recognized by: Elizabeth Howard, PhD, RN, ANP
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Northeastern University
Kerry Nolte, MS, BSN, APRN
“Kerry Nolte’s research interest is in health disparities and workforce
diversity. She is currently exploring the feasibility of utilizing social justice
concepts in nursing education to develop nurses’ cultural competency and
foster the success of diverse students.”
Recognized by: Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Dean, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
Ann Malley, MS, BSN, ANP, ACNP
“Ann Malley is developing her skills and expertise as a Nurse Scientist with a
research focus on transitions in care. Her vast clinical experience contributes
to nursing scholarship in this critical area of delivery.”
Recognized by: Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Dean, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
PULSE Trial Research Team
Pei-shiun Chang, MSN, RN; Shelli Feder, MSN, RN; Jeanine May, MSN, RN; Leonie Rose
Bovino, MSN, RN; Yasemin Turkman, MSN, RN
“This team has played an integral role in advancing the PULSE Trial. They
work hard and make it all fun.”
Recognized by: Marge Funk, Yale University School of Nursing
PATHS Research Team
The Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing
“The PATHS team has impacted the understanding and provision of
palliative care for heart failure in patient-caregiver dyads from the transition
from chronic heart failure through end of life.”
Recognized by: Judith E. Hupcey, EdD, CRNP, FAAN, and Lisa Kitko, PhD, RN, CCRN
Elizabeth McGann, DNSc, RN-BC
Quinnipiac University
“Liz is a guide, mentor and professor who encourages students to strive for
excellence in nursing research.”
Recognized by: Susan A. Flannigan, APRN, Early DNP Student
Suzanne Leveille, PhD, RN
Professor and Director of PhD Nursing Program
University of Massachusetts Boston
“Dr. Leveille is a very accomplished dedicated professor who often sacrifices
her personal time for her mentees. Her standards of excellence have pushed
us to set high expectations for our doctoral work and research career.”
Recognized by: Manu Thakral and Ampicha Nawai
Marilyn Asselin, PhD, RN-BC
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
“Dr. Asselin has been an excellent mentor to doctoral students, providing
support and direction that has made a significant difference toward
development of nurse scientists. She has shared her knowledge and
experience in research, encouraged me to think more critically and to keep
moving forward. Dr. Asselin exemplifies and promotes high standards and
professional accomplishment.”
Recognized by: Louise J. Sullivan, PhD(c), RN, ANP-BC, Doctoral Student
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Dr. Jerry Cromwell, PhD in Economics
University of Massachusetts - Boston
“Dr. Cromwell has given us the tools to conduct rigorous nursing and health services
research. He has taught us how to analyze data so that our research results will
significantly influence health policy and the health of the public. Through his own
research, he has increased the professionalism and stature of nurse anesthetists
(CRNA), enabling them to bill independently from physician colleagues.”
Recognized by: Amanda Green, Julio Toro, Joe-Ann Fergus, Terry Eng, Mary Jane O’Brien, Mercy
Kamau, Aimee Lyons, Julie Lynch
Teens.Connect Research Team
Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN; Robin Whittemore, PhD, APRN, FAAN; Lauren Liberti, MS;
Chorong Park, MSN, RN; Ariana Chao, MSN, RN, FNP-BC; Karl Minges, MPH; Caitlin Paul, BS;
Jennifer Finnegan, BA
Yale School of Nursing
“Teens.Connect: Improving the health of teens with type 1 diabetes.”
Recognized by: Robin Whittemore
Bring Diversity to Nursing Research Team
Karen Devereaux Melillo, PhD, ANP-C, FAANP, FGSA; Jacqueline Dowling PhD, RN, CNE; Lisa Abdallah PhD,
RN, CNE; Margaret Knight PhD, PMHCNS-BC; Shellie Simons PhD, RN; Djwan Scott MS, ANP-BC; Laura Cote
BS, RN; Maribel Ortiz, PMHCNS/NP-BC; Stephanie Lane MSW; Wendy Sanchez BS, RN; Laura Hajjar BS
University of Massachussetts Lowell
Recognized by: Karen Devereaux Melillo PhD, ANP-C, FAANP, FGSA
Mentor – Mentee – Research Team Recognition
25th Annual Scientific Sessions
Nursing Research: A Bridge to the
Future of Healthcare