College of Health and Wellness

College of Health and Wellness

Faculty Research, Publications, and Honors

2016/2017 Academic Year


Flavin, Maria

L. Koharchick, Maria Flavin. Teaching students to administer medications safely. AJN 117(1), 62-66. January 2017.

Named as an honorable mention at the Pittsburgh Magazine, Excellence in Nursing Gala on November 30. The December Issue of Pittsburgh Magazine honored Excellence in Nursing for the second year in a row.

George, Lynn

George, L. E., Locasto, L. W., Pyo, K. A., & Cline, T. (2017). Effect of the dedicated education unit on nursing student self-efficacy: A quasi-experimental research study. Nurse Education in Practice, 2348-53. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2017.02.007

Mitchum, Deborah
George, Lynn

McAuley Foundation grant $105,000 for the Family Nurse Practitioner and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner programs to provide funding for community assessment and educational programs for those served by the Woman's Clinic at Pittsburgh Mercy Health System. 2016.

Sherer, Joanne
Nauer, Kathleen
Nash, Janice
Kamel, Teya

Inspiring the next generation of OR nurses by implementing a student nurse perioperative summer internship. Poster presented at OR Manager Conference in Las Vegas, September 21 -23, 2016.

Thompson, R,
George, Lynn

Bullying in the workplace: The effect of an online educational module on learner self-efficacy. MEDSURG Nursing 25(6), 412-417.

Ingel, Renee

On November23, 2017, in collaboration with McAllister and Quinn, successfully submitted a HRSA grant to provide nursing faculty loan forgiveness to graduates of our doctoral program in nursing who take positions as nurse educators.

Evers, Deborah

received her DNP from the University of Pittsburgh. She has studied the effect of simulation on student empathy. 

Kelly, Angela

received the Cameos of Caring Award for Nursing Education on November 4.

Nash, Janice

accompanied two of our undergraduate nursing students who spoke at the UPMC System Surgical
Meeting on February 9, about their participation in the UPMC/ Carlow Perioperative Internship program. This innovative program allows Carlow undergraduates the opportunity to spend a summer internship exploring the Perioperative (OR) clinical specialty services. Both students have been offered and accepted positions at UPMC (Perioperative Areas).

Dunn, Maureen

DNP student, presented her research "The Effect of Benson's Relaxation Response on Perception of Sleep & Quality of Life in Patients on Hemodialysis" at the Eastern Nursing Research Society 30th Annual Scienti c Conference , in Newark New Jersey in April (they are highlighting EBP projects this year and invited DNP students for this first time).

Stewart, Jennifer and Tennant, Kathleen

at the Eastern Nursing Research Society 30th Annual Scientific Conference , in Newark New Jersey in April Stewart and Tennant presented their research on " High Impact: High Learning: High Outcome."

Flavin, Maria, Nash Janice, Kamel, Teya and George, Lynn

presented their recently published research at the Carlow Faculty Publishing event on November 28.

Ingel, Renee, Kistler, Michael and Carmine, Jim

On February 8th, Ingel, Kistler and Carmine participated as panel members in the discussion of Ethics and Healthcare. This was part of the series of discussions for our common reader, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Sosko, Jordan (MSN student, Carlow University) 

Selected as the awardee for the Pittsburgh Magazine Excellence in Nursing in the Clinician role for her work with pediatric oncology patients.

Respiratory Care 

Mehall, Michael
George, Lynn
David Scaife Foundation grant of $100,000 to support the development of the respiratory care online Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Bachelor of Science completion program. This program is one of only 11 in the country that is offered totally online for practicing RRTs who want to complete a bachelor’s degree. 2016. 

An essay by Michael Mehall was featured in the April 2017 edition of Coalition Chronicle, a publication by the Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education. 2017


Palombo, Kathy

Co-authored "Using Bioinformatics to Treat Hospitalized Smokers: Successes and Challenges of a Tobacco Treatment Service" in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (2017).