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Cathleen Louise Dillen

M.S., RN-BC, AOCNS, ACNS-BC
Instructor in Nursing

Contact Information

3000 Ivyside Drive
107 Sheetz Health Center
Altoona PA 16601

814-949-5423
(fax) 814-949-5425

cld274@psu.edu

Funded Research Projects

Principal Investigator. Focus Groups to Determine Preceptors about Physical Activity in Three Culturally Homogenous Groups. Project funded by a Yale School of Nursing Intramural Grant. January 2002.

Funded Research Projects

Co-Investigator. Medication Adherence in the Elderly. Principal Investigator: Courtney Lyder, Yale University. Project funded by National Center for Nursing Research, April 2001.

Funded Research Projects

Co-Investigator. Applying the Pressures System Model to Promote Physical Activity in Primary Care. Principal Investigator: David Katz, Yale University Project funded by the American Heart Association, January 2001.

Funded Research Projects

Co-Investigator. Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Discharged after Cardiac Surgery. Principal Investigator: Marge Funk, Yale University. Project funded by Hewlett-Packard Corporation, January 1998.

Funded Research Projects

Co-Investigator. Pressure Ulcer Management in Home Care. Principal Investigator: Courtney Lyder, Yale University. Project funded by Bristol Myers Squibb, Inc., December 1997.

Funded Research Projects

Principal Investigator. Reducing Emergency Room Recidivism in the Elderly (Pilot Study). Project funded by Yale School of Nursing Intramural Research Award, January 1997.

Funded Research Projects

Co-Investigator. An Information System to Improve Home Health Care Principal Investigator: Marc Schwartz, Yale University. Phase II Project funded by National Institutes of Health, Institute on Aging, May 1993.

Funded Research Projects

Principal Investigator. New Haven Foundation: Program Grant for a Case Management Project with the VNA, Hospital Community Consortium of South Central Connecticut, funded September 1992 and September 1993.

Funded Research Projects

Principal Investigator. New Haven Foundation: Program Grant for a Case Management Project with the VNA, Hospital Community Consortium of South Central Connecticut, funded September 1992 and September 1993.

Funded Research Projects

Principal Investigator. A Descriptive Study of the Characteristics of Repeat Users of Emergency Room Service. Project funded by Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Mu Chapter, January 1991.

Funded Research Projects

Co-Investigator. An Information System to Improve Home Health Care Principal Investigator: Marc Schwartz, Yale University. Phase I Project funded by National Institutes of Health, Institute on Aging, January 1992.

Funded Research Projects

Principal Investigator. An Examination of the Effect of Providing Health and Social Services on Well Elderly in Urban New Haven. Project funded by a University Research Grant, 1987.

Funded Research Projects

Principal Investigator. A Primary Care Clinic at the New Haven YMCA. Project Funded by a Program Grant from the New Haven Foundation, July 1990.

Funded Research Projects

Co-Investigator. Project Older American. Project funded by a University Curriculum Grant, 1988.

Funded Research Projects

Principal Investigator. Study of Well Child Clinics in Connecticut. Project funded by the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health, August 1998 – December 1998.

Honors

  • 1999 – Fellow, Hospice and Home Care
  • 1998 – Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 1998 – Fellowship, Chia Family, Yale China Association
  • 1997 – Outstanding Achievement Award, Connecticut Assocociation for Home Care
  • 1996 – Book of the Year Award, American Journal of Nursing, Community Health
  • 1992 – Special Recognition, Visiting Nurse Association, Hospital Community Consortium of South Central Connecticut
  • 1992 – Volunteer Recognition Award, American Red Cross
  • 1990 – Exceptional Volunteer Award, American Red Cross

 

  • 1989 – Certificate of Appreciation, Sacred Heart University
  • 1984 – Service Award, American Red Cross
  • 1983 – Service Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Chapter
  • 1982 – International Education Honorary, Phi Delta Kappa
  • 1980 – Magna Cum Laude Graduate, University of Connecticut
  • 1976 – Magna Cum Laude Graduate, Boston College
  • 1973 – Dean’s Prize for Scholarship, Quinnipiac College