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Nursing Award Winners

Nursing Faculty and Alumnae Honored

Two University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members, eight alumnae, and a former adjunct assistant professor were honored at the American Academy of Nursing’s (AAN) annual meeting and conference recently held in Washington, D.C.

Associate Professors Elizabeth Galik, PhD ’07, CRNP, FAANP, and Joseph E. Pellegrini, PhD, CRNA, director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia specialty, were inducted into AAN’s 2016 class of fellows, and alumna Ann Wolbert Burgess, DNSc, MS ’59, RNCS, FAAN, professor, Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing, was designated a Living Legend, an AAN Fellow of at least 15 years who has demonstrated extraordinary, sustained contributions to nursing and to health care.

“The induction of Drs. Galik and Pellegrini speaks to their dedication to nursing education, research, and practice, and to their many scholarly achievements. We are extremely proud of both of them and grateful for their ongoing contributions to the School of Nursing,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess’ recognition as an AAN ‘Living Legend’ is a wonderful acknowledgment of her profound and lasting contributions to understanding and addressing the impact of sexual violence and trauma at the individual and societal levels. We salute her on achieving the highest of all AAN honors.”

Additionally, UMSON alumnae Murielle Beene, DNP, MBA, MPH, MS ’01, RN-BC, PMP; Kristy Duffey, MS ’98, APRN, GNP-BC; Patricia Sengstack, DNP, MS ’88, BSN ’82, RN-BC; JoAnne Silbert-Flagg, DNP, MS ’83, BSN ’79, CRNP; Laura A. Taylor, PhD, MS ’90, BSN ’86, RN, ANEF; Ting-Ting Lee, PhD ’98, MS ’93, RN; and Cara J. Krulewitch, PhD ’92, CNM, FACNM; and former Adjunct Assistant Professor Sherry B. Perkins, PhD, RN, were among 164 highly distinguished nurse leaders who composed this year’s cohort.

“We are thrilled that eight alumnae were recognized, and we congratulate each one on achieving this significant national honor. It is a testament to the contributions that each one is making within their chosen specialties and in their communities,” Kirschling said. “We also congratulate Dr. Sherry Perkins, our esteemed colleague, on this well-deserved honor. She has contributed so much to nursing practice and health care delivery regionally and nationally through her executive leadership and operational roles.”

Criteria for selection as a fellow include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current AAN Fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel of elected and appointed fellows.

Galik has been internationally recognized for her work in improving care practices for older adults with dementia. She has served as principal investigator or co-investigator for 11 research studies and has been an advisor to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Additionally, Galik has been named a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar.

Pellegrini has made significant contributions to research, education, and leadership in the nurse anesthesia field and has been published in 68 peer-reviewed journals. He also serves as the sole representative for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists on the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Patient Safety Council.

Burgess has been internationally lauded as a pioneer in the assessment and treatment of victims of sexual violence and trauma. Her transformative work as co-founder of one of the first hospital-based crisis counseling programs introduced Rape Trauma Syndrome into scientific literature. She has worked with the FBI to study links between child abuse, juvenile delinquency, and subsequent perpetration.

AAN consists of more than 2,400 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research, including hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. The 2016 class represents all 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and 28 countries.

Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Education, For B'more, People, UMB News, University LifeNovember 3, 20160 comments
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Pharmacy Homecoming

Pharmacy’s Homecoming and All Alumni Reunion Weekend

Alumni and their families joined faculty, staff, and students at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy on Sept. 16-17 for the School’s annual Homecoming and All Alumni Reunion Weekend. With activities spanning two days, the event offered numerous opportunities for attendees to reconnect and reminisce with friends and fellow classmates, while celebrating traditions, strengthening connections with the School, and creating new memories with family and friends.

“With our 175th anniversary and recent ranking as one of the top 10 schools of pharmacy in the United States, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has a lot to celebrate this year,” said Natalie D. Eddington, PhD ’89, FCP, FAAPS, dean and professor of the School, who welcomed alumni and their families to the event. “As alumni, you should be very proud of these distinctions. It is through your achievements and with your support – along with the hard work of our faculty, staff, and students – that significant accomplishments like this occur. Whether it has been years since you have been on campus or just months since you graduated, you are all members of the School’s community. This reunion is our opportunity to celebrate you and your memories of the School.”

A Weekend to Remember

The reunion, which graduates from all years were invited to attend, kicked off on Sept. 16, with a cookout for alumni, family, and friends, followed by a trip to Camden Yards, where attendees rallied their support for the Baltimore Orioles as they took on the Tampa Bay Rays. The festivities continued on Sept. 17, with a scavenger hunt and brunch, during which milestone classes – including the Classes of 1956 and 1966, which celebrated their 60-year and 50-year reunions, respectively – were recognized.

Later, attendees participated in a historical clinicopathological conference during which C. Daniel Mullins, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR); Jill A. Morgan, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, associate professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS); and Paul Shapiro, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC), joined historical experts for a pharmacological investigation into the mysterious death of author Edgar Allan Poe. An ice cream social offered a sweet ending to the weekend’s activities.

View the photo gallery from this exciting, fun-filled event.

Malissa Carroll People, UMB News, University LifeSeptember 22, 20160 comments
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Tom Sullivan Named Chief Development Officer & VP

UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, announced today that Thomas J. Sullivan, CFRE, MS, has joined the University as chief development officer (CDO) and vice president. Sullivan, who has led or had an integral role in philanthropy programs that have yielded nearly $1 billion in charitable investment, also will serve as president and CEO of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc.

As CDO, Sullivan will lead the University’s central development operation and will be responsible for cultivating and stewarding principal and transformational gifts to UMB. He also will serve as key strategist and consultant to the deans and their development officers.

“As resources to higher education grow more and more constrained, we are increasingly reliant on philanthropy to strengthen our impact, locally and globally,” Perman says. “Tom is the ambitious and proven leader UMB needs to enlarge our fundraising effort — to cultivate an energetic community of donors and build for them a compelling case to give.”

Sullivan has more than 35 years of experience as a fundraising executive, with particular expertise in health care and education.

As president of the Children’s Memorial Hospital Foundation from 2001 to 2013, Sullivan was chief architect of a $600 million campaign to build the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. The campaign exceeded its goal, generating $675 million from more than 250,000 donors. It was among the largest fundraising totals ever achieved in pediatrics and included the first-ever $100 million gift to a pediatric institution. During his tenure at the foundation, Sullivan led a staff of 100 and raised more than $800 million in gifts.

His latest assignment before coming to UMB was as senior vice president for philanthropy at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) and president of the RIC Foundation, where he led a $300 million campaign to build a state-of-the-art hospital in downtown Chicago for Northwestern University’s top-ranked center for excellence in rehabilitative medicine and science.

Born in Olean, N.Y., and raised in Oklahoma, Sullivan is no stranger to Baltimore, having served as president of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Foundation from 1986 to 1993. He was vice president of philanthropy at Washington Hospital Center from 1993 to 2001, implementing a $25 million capital campaign.

“I look forward to working with Dr. Perman and the deans and the philanthropy leaders at UMB to enhance the understanding and appreciation for the powerful impact philanthropy has,” Sullivan says. “There is great philanthropic potential out there in the community. Most people are motivated and want to do good things, want to move the needle in improving the community and society in general. Philanthropy is an effective lever in doing that.”

Please make Tom Sullivan feel welcome!

Chris ZangBulletin Board, People, UMB News, University Administration, University LifeAugust 15, 20160 comments
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APhA’s Annual Meeting and Exposition

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) hosted its 2016 Annual Meeting & Exposition at the Convention Center in Baltimore from March 4-7, bringing together thousands of pharmacists from across the United States – including hundreds of the School’s own faculty, students, and alumni.

The School of Pharmacy was on-hand as an exhibitor at the event to help raise awareness about the variety of cutting-edge services that we offer – from the world class data support services available through the Pharmaceutical Research Computing (PRC) center to our innovative online master’s degree programs in regulatory science and pharmacometrics.

The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs also hosted a special evening reception in Pharmacy Hall for current faculty, students, and alumni and friends who were attending the meeting. The event featured remarks from Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FCP, FAAPS, dean and professor of the School, and offered an opportunity for alumni to interact and network with faculty and current students.

Explore the photo gallery to see pictures from this wonderful event.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Inside SOP, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s blog. It is reprinted here with permission.

Malissa CarrollABAE, People, University LifeMarch 10, 20160 comments
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