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Decker School of Nursing

Awards, Grants and Presentations

The following lists the research-focused awards, honors, grants, presentations and publications of Decker School of Nursing faculty since January 2017: 

Awards / Honors

Frances Munroe, clinical assistant professor, was elected as the Region 2 president-elect for the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State (NPA) starting January 1, 2018 and as president in 2019.

Judith Quaranta, assistant professor, was elected to the National Academies of Practice in Nursing as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in 2017.

Patti Reuther, director of Innovative Simulation and Practice, received the 2017 SimManning Award for excellence in simulation education from the Simulation Educators of Western New York.

Jodi L. Sutherland, clinical assistant professor, and Nicole Rouhana, director of graduate programs, were awarded the 2017 Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International Dissertation Research Award at the 44th Biennial Convention in Indianapolis in October 2017.

Grants

A. Serdar Atav, professor, is among the Binghamton University investigators awarded a grant by the University's Poverty and Inequality Transdisciplinary Working Group steering committee for "Healthcare analytics and policy design for prevention of prescription opioid abuse among non-traumatic dental condition visits to emergency departments."

Ann Myers, clinical professor, is the principal investigator of a $10,000 gift from Professor Emeritus Susan P. Baker, The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, for development of a final prototype of a hip protector. Myers is working with Guy German from the Biomedical Engineering Department of Binghamton University's Watson School of Engineering.

Nicole Rouhana, director of graduate programs; and Pam Stewart Fahs, associate dean, professor, director of PhD Programs and Decker Chair in Rural Health; received a $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program to launch a program aimed at keeping rural advanced practice nurses in rural communities.

Presentations

Judy Kitchin, clinical lecturer, presented "Operating Room Work Environment Study" at the 2017 Association of periOperative Nurses National Convention in Boston in April 2017.

Frances Munroe, clinical assistant professor, presented "Screening for Childhood Obesity: A Pediatric Practice in Upstate New York" at the 10th National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference in New Orleans in September 2017.

Jodi Sutherland, clinical assistant professor, presented "Nurse practitioner's HIV screening behaviors and the organizational factors influencing their practice" at the 145th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta in November 2017.

Judith Quaranta, assistant professor, presented "Lived Experiences in Developing, Maintaining and Sustaining Authentic Partnerships: A Panel Discussion" at the C2U Expo 2017 Conference in Vancouver and Surrey, British Columbia.

Publications

Rosa Darling, assistant professor, and A. Serdar Atav, professor, were among the co-authors of "Turkish undergraduate students and the elderly: An assessment of attitudes," published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education

Rosa Darling, assistant professor, and A. Serdar Atav, professor, authored "Measuring Birth Outcomes in New York State Using a Multidimensional Approach," published in Nursing Forum

Judy Kitchin, clinical lecturer; Ann Fronzcek, assistant professor; and Nicole Rouhana, director of graduate nursing programs; authored "Enhancing Telehealth Education in Nursing: Applying King's Conceptual Framework and Theory of Goal Attainment," published in Nursing Science Quarterly.

Nina Flanagan, assistant professor, authored "Persistent Pain in Older Adults: Roy's Adaptation Model," published in Nursing Science Quarterly.

Nina Flanagan, assistant professor, co-authored "Responding to Ten Common Delirium Misconceptions: An educational review for clinicians," published in the Journal of Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience.

Judith Quaranta, assistant professor, authored Asthma Management in Children and Adults (2nd ed.) published by Western Schools.

Judith Quaranta, assistant professor, authored "Descriptive correlational research: Asthma management by school nurses" published in SAGE Research Methods Cases.

Judith Quaranta, assistant professor, co-authored "Preparing the public health nurse to 'do' the work: Locally and globally," in M. Truglio-Londrigan and S. Lewenson Public health nursing: Practicing population-based care (3rd ed.), published by Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Judith Quaranta, assistant professor, co-authored "Fostering interprofessional education through a family-centered program for grandparent-headed families," published in the Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Judith Quaranta, assistant professor, co-authored " Interdisciplinary family-centered programs: An innovative approach to meeting the needs of grandparent-headed families," published in the Journal of Family Social Work.

Last Updated: 2/6/18