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Donna Fick

Ph.D., GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Elouise Ross Eberly Professor of Nursing
Professor of Medicine
Director, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Penn State
Editor, Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Contact Information

306 Nursing Sciences Building
University Park PA 16802-6509

814-865-9325
814-863-0245
(fax) 814-865-6625

dmf21@psu.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of California at San Francisco
M.S., Nursing Science, Major in Gerontological Nursing, University of Cincinnati
B.S.N., Nursing Science, Berea College

Research Interests

Foci

  • Inappropriate medication use in older adults
  • Recognition & management of delirium superimposed on dementia
  • Implementation of ultra-brief delirium screening in hospital settings

Funded Research Projects

Network for Investigation of Delirium across the U.S. (NIDUS). Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. 2016-2021 Inouye, S.K. (PI) and Fick, D.M

Funded Research Projects

READI: Researching Efficient Approaches to Delirium Identification. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / National Institutes of Health. 2016 – 2018 Fick, D.M. (PI), Penrod, J.L., and Leslie, D.L.

Funded Research Projects

Early Nurse Detection of Delirium Superimposed on Dementia-END-DSD. National Institute of Nursing Research, R01NR011042. 2010-2016. D. Fick (PI), A. Kolanowski (Co-I).

Funded Research Projects

RESERVE For Delirium Superimposed on Dementia (DSD). NINR (R01 NR012242),2010-2016. A. Kolanowski (MPI), D. Fick (MPI).