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Special Acknowledgments

February 13, 2017

Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, CARN-AP, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN, associate dean for nursing and CNE, became the editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice.
Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, Deborah Rutter, director of the Kennedy Center, and renowned soprano, Renée Fleming, serving as an artistic ambassador for the Kennedy Center, sponsored an historic research workshop, “Music and the Brain: Research Across the Lifespan,” on January 26-27, 2017. CNHP’s Joke Bradt, PhD, an associate professor in the Creative Arts Therapies Department, one of only eight music therapists included, served as a panelist and moderator discussing “Music and Music Therapy: Chronic Pain, Anxiety, and Depression.”
Chair of the nutrition sciences program Stella Volpe, PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM and vice chair and director of doctorate physical therapy program Kevin Gard, PT, DPT, OCS ‘92 were interviewed about staying healthy during the winter months for
Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA, MHum, MCHES, a clinical professor in the health services administration department drafted an opinion piece in PennLive about the banning of e-cigarettes.
Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, ANEF, professor and assistant dean of Academic Integration and Evaluation of Community Programs, doctoral nursing department, participated at the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and American Academy of Nursing. The topic of the January 11 panel discussion, moderated by CNHP’s Professor and Dean Emerita Gloria Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCPP, was “Registered Nurses: Partners in Transforming Primary Care: A Critical Conversation.”  Waite addressed using practices and positive outcomes of nurse-led health centers to enhance curricula and reconfigure clinical experiences for nursing programs. She also spoke to how these centers might partner with acute care settings to integrate efforts and focus even more acutely on social determinants of health.  Judging by the questions Donnelly prepared for the panel, a big focus was on evolving primary care delivery and how the nursing profession might contribute to the next ten years, what that looks like for the job market, for improving care experiences and reducing per capita costs.
Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, LDN, an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a Jan. 25 Bon Appetite story about how to adjust your diet so you can live longer.