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Judith Hupcey

Hupcey, J.E., Fick, D.M. (MPI), Boltz, M.P.(Co-I). PA Collaborative for Age and Dementia Friendly Care using the 4 M’s and Telehealth with Rural Communities and in Persons with ADRD. Funded by HRSA (U1Q HP33075). Total Award $3,750,000 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020

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Adebayo, O. (PI), Dorn, L. (Co-I), Anderson, J. (Co-I), Kitko, L. (Co-I). A Qualitative Study of the Facilitators and Barriers to Self-Initiated Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing among Sexual Minority College Students. Funded by American Nurses Foundation, Inc. Total Award $4,988. 09/01/2019 – 08/31/2020

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College of Nursing rising to prominence with sustainable development

Matthew J. Long | July 15, 2019

Angela Jenkins in the Penn State Behrend simulated nursing lab. A grant from the Sustainability Institute allowed the college to start a recycling program in its lab and take on other sustainable initiatives that reach students directly. The grant was awarded to University Park and all Commonwealth Campuses with nursing programs.IMAGE: PENN STATE BEHREND


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For the last several years, the nursing program at Penn State has grown exponentially, not just in terms of available undergraduate programs or students, but with sustainable practices and education.

Darlene Clark, assistant teaching professor with the College of Nursing, has played a critical role in the program’s progress over the years. According to Clark, the college’s efforts to become more sustainable began when it was still the School of Nursing and received a grant from the Sustainability Institute to start a recycling program in its nursing simulation (SIM) labs seven years ago. The grant was awarded to University Park and all Commonwealth Campuses with nursing programs.

“With the grant, we were able to compost organic materials and incorporate two different kinds of plastic separation,” said Clark. “We could finally recycle plastics from items such as IV tubes and otoscopes.” 

The school expanded into the College of Nursing in 2013, and with the newly acquired status, the college was able to undertake other opportunities in sustainability, most notably with nursing courses. Clark and most of the faculty members who teach first-year seminars take their students to visit the MorningStar Solar Home, a 100% renewable-energy powered house, for a tour to “introduce students to sustainability as a part of their campus they might overlook.” The college has also listed sustainability as a definition it its strategic plan.

“Nursing is filled with sustainable behaviors, breastfeeding instead of bottle-feeding, good nutrition, and getting vaccines to protect your children for now and the future,” said Clark. “A lot of it is behavior we are teaching our students that they can then pass down onto their patients. These are all threaded through our varying curricula.”

In addition to education, the college created several programs and organizations to further its goals. Clark started the college’s Green Team, a group of students, faculty and staff that work together to make the organization more efficient, two years ago through the Sustainability Institute. Every year, the team participates in the recycling efforts at a football game, guiding visitors on how to properly dispose of their waste in the correct recycling and trash bins. Three years ago, the college created a sustainability council to oversee all of its projects, a committee that Clark also chairs.

On the future of the college, Clark said she has several ideas on how to improve its programs and courses. She would like to include more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in lectures and present students with assignments that ask how a specific SDG can impact one’s personal and professional life as a nurse. Another idea would be to work with local hospitals to share practices the college has successfully adopted.

Clark said she is proud of what the college has achieved in becoming more sustainable.

“We started with nothing,” said Clark. “It’s been growing, and there are barriers of course, but now I think we are one of the most sustainable departments.”

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Grant has allowed College of Nursing to improve sustainability practices

Ashley Hayford | The Daily Collegian | Jul 17, 2019

The Nursing Sciences Building on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019.
John Stinely

Penn State’s College of Nursing is not only notable for its academic excellence, but also for its dedication for sustainable practices and education.

According to an official statement, a grant to the formerly-titled School of Nursing from the Sustainability Insitute seven years ago has been utilized to begin a recycling program for its nursing simulations labs.

Beyond the University Park campus, all Commonwealth campuses with a nursing program received money from the grant. The program meant simulation materials could be discarded in a safe and eco-friendly manner.

“We could finally recycle plastic from tools like IV tubes and Stethoscope covers,” assistant teaching professor for the College of Nursing, Darlene Clark said in a statement.

She added that the program also allowed for organic material composting.

In 2013, when the School of Nursing transformed into the College of Nursing, the college began to incorporate sustainability more heavily into its courses. Currently, faculty members that teach first-year seminar courses, such as Clark, bring their students to tour the 100 percent renewable-energy power facility, MorningStar Solar Home.

This practice has become regular within nursing seminars so students are aware of the sustainable opportunities the campus offers.

“Nursing is filled with sustainable behaviors — breastfeeding instead of bottle-feeding, good nutrition, and getting vaccines to protect your children for now and the future,” Clark said. “A lot of it is behavior we are teaching our students that they can then pass down onto their patients. These are all threaded through our varying curricula.”

Supplimenting the students’ education, the nursing program formed organizations and programs to further practice sustainability, which is something the college considers one of its missions.

Clark organized the Green Team through the Sustainability Institute two years ago, according to a press release. This group of students, faculty, and staff participate in efforts such as recycling at football games and educating students and visitors about how to properly dispose of trash and recycling.

In addition, a sustainability council was created to overlook projects and recycling efforts three years ago. Clark acts as a chairperson of the committee and is still looking to further improve the College of Nursing’s programs and courses in the future, the release stated.

“[The college]’s been growing, and there are barriers of course, but now I think we are one of the most sustainable departments,” Clark said.


Kimberly Van Haitsma

Resnick, B. (MPI), Kolanowski, A. (MPI). Van Haitsma, K. (MPI), Boltz, M. (Co-I). Implementation of Eit-4-Bpsd in Nursing Homes. Funded by NIH/NINR (1R01NR015982), Total Award $2,259,192, 8/23/2016-5/31/2021 (Subcontract, University of Maryland, Baltimore).

Van Haitsma, K. (Co-I). Incorporating the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory into Ohio’s Nursing Homes. Funded by the Ohio Department of Medicaid, (Sub-award University of Miami of Ohio). Total Award $1,005,662 7/01/2016-6/30/2019.

Mor, V. (PI), Van Haitsma, K. and Boltz, M.P. (Co-I). NIA AD/ADRD Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory. Funded by NIH. Total Award U54AG063546 $53,404,993 09/01/2019 – 06/30/2024 (Subcontract, Brown University)

Sillner, A.Y. (PI), Mogle, J.A, Van Haitsma, K.S., Tucker, C.S., Boltz, M.P. (Co-I). Assessing Preferences for Communicating with Technology: A Person-Centered Approach to Managing Multiple Chronic. Funded by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Total Award $492,124 11/30/2017 – 11/29/2020

Andrea Sillner

Miyamoto, S. (PI), Dorn, L. (Co-I), Perkins, D. (Co-I), Scanlon, D. (Co-I) Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Community Partnership to Enhance Access to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Expertise. Funded by COP: VOCA Total Award $2,450,100 04/1/2019 – 09/30/2021

Sillner, A.Y. (PI), Mogle, J.A, Van Haitsma, K.S., Tucker, C.S., Boltz, M.P. (Co-I). Assessing Preferences for Communicating with Technology: A Person-Centered Approach to Managing Multiple Chronic. Funded by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Total Award $492,124 11/30/2017 – 11/29/2020

Sheridan Miyamoto

Miyamoto, S. (PI), Dorn, L. (Co-I), Perkins, D.F. (Co-I), McCall-Hosenfeld, J.S. (Co-I), Sechler, P.A. (Co-I) Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Training (SAFE-T) Center. Funded by US Department of Justice. (2016-NE-BX-K001), Total Award $4,143,143, 10/1/2016-09/31/2020.

Noll, J.G (PI), Fishbein, D.H. (Co-I), Ram, N.(Co-I), Collins, L.M.(Co-I), Allen, B.(Co-I), Frasier, L.D.(Co-I), Kymel, K.(Co-I), Heim, C.M.(Co-I), Shenk, C.E.(Co-I), Shalev, I.(Co-I), Schreier, H.M.(Co-I), Crowley, D.M.(Co-I), Miyamoto, S.(Co-I), Chinchilli, V.M.(Co-I), Dorn, L.D.(Co-I), Rose, E.J.(Co-I), Wang, M.(Co-I), Dias, M.(Co-I), Font, S.A(Co-I). Penn State University’s Translational Center for Child Maltreatment Studies TCCMS. Funded by NIH, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (P50 HD089922-01), Total Award $7,716,839, 4/20/2017-3/31/2022.

Pinto, C. (PI), Miyamoto, S. (Co-I), Font, S.A. (Co-I) Incidence Rates and Risk Factors for Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in Rural and Urban Counties in Pennsylvania Funded by Center for Rural Pennsylvania. Funded by Rural PA. Total Award $49,953 1/1/2018 – 10/01/2019

Miyamoto, S. (PI), Dorn, L. (Co-I), Perkins, D. (Co-I), Scanlon, D. (Co-I) Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Community Partnership to Enhance Access to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Expertise. Funded by COP: VOCA Total Award $2,450,100 04/1/2019 – 09/30/2021

Susan Loeb

Loeb, S. (PD). Three Years to a PhD. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Total Award $150,000, 04/01/2018-07/31/2021.

Ann Kolanowski

Resnick, B. (MPI), Kolanowski, A. (MPI). Van Haitsma, K. (MPI), Boltz, M. (Co-I). Implementation of Eit-4-Bpsd in Nursing Homes. Funded by NIH/NINR (1R01NR015982), Total Award $2,259,192, 8/23/2016-5/31/2021 (Subcontract, University of Maryland, Baltimore).

Lisa Kitko

Kitko, L. (PI), Segel, J. (Co-I). Availability of Hospice and Palliative Care in Rural Pennsylvania. Funded by COP: Rural PA. Total Award $15,000 02/11/2019– 01/13/2020.

Kitko, L. (MPI), Wray, L. (MPI). Improving Access to Research and Training” (IMPACT). Funded by NIH/NHLBI. Total Award $617,210 09/01/2019 – 08/31/2024.

Adebayo, O. (PI), Dorn, L., Anderson, J., Kitko, L. (Co-I). A Qualitative Study of the Facilitators and Barriers to Self-Initiated Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing among Sexual Minority College Students. Funded by American Nurses Foundation, Inc. Total Award $4,988. 09/01/2019 – 08/31/2020

Nikki Hill

Hill, N. (PI), Mogle, J.A. (Co-I), Sliwinski, M.J. (Co-I). Alzheimer’s disease risk factors as mediators of subjective memory impairment and objective memory decline: A construct-level replication across four studies. Funded by NIH/NIA (R01 AG055398-01. Total Award

Mogle, J.A. (PI), Hill, N., Sliwinski, M.J. (Co-I). Improving assessment of subjective memory impairment for detecting Alzheimer’s disease: A coordinated analysis in two measurement burst studies. Funded by NIH/NIA (R01AG062605). Total Award $1,565,824; 08/15/2019 – 04/30/2023

Lorah D. Dorn

Wadsworth, M.E.(PI), Dorn, L. (Co-I), Feinberg, M. (Co-I), Brelsford, G. (Co-I), Ahlkvist, J.A. (Co-I) Preventing Internalizing Psychopathology in Preadolescents Exposed to Chronic Stress. Funded by NIH/NIMH. (1R21MH107631-01), Total Award $2,997,684, 04/11/2016-03/31/2019.

Noll, J.G (PI), Fishbein, D.H. (Co-I), Ram, N.(Co-I), Collins, L.M.(Co-I), Allen, B.(Co-I), Frasier, L.D.(Co-I), Kymel, K.(Co-I), Heim, C.M.(Co-I), Shenk, C.E.(Co-I), Shalev, I.(Co-I), Schreier, H.M.(Co-I), Crowley, D.M.(Co-I), Miyamoto, S.(Co-I), Chinchilli, V.M.(Co-I), Dorn, L.D.(Co-I), Rose, E.J.(Co-I), Wang, M.(Co-I), Dias, M.(Co-I), Font, S.A(Co-I). Penn State University’s Translational Center for Child Maltreatment Studies TCCMS. Funded by NIH, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (P50 HD089922-01), Total Award $7,716,839, 4/20/2017-3/31/2022.

Buss, K.A.(PI), Perez-Edgar, K.(Co-I), Ram, N.(Co-I), Wadsworth, M.E.(Co-I), Dorn, L. (Co-I). Biobehavioral Trajectories of Social Anxiety from Early to Middle Adolescence. Funded by NIH/NIMH, Total Award $3,484,755, 08/17/2018-06/30/2023.

Miyamoto, S. (PI), Dorn, L. (Co-I), Perkins, D.F. (Co-I), McCall-Hosenfeld, J.S. (Co-I), Sechler, P.A. (Co-I) Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Training (SAFE-T) Center. Funded by US Department of Justice. (2016-NE-BX-K001), Total Award $4,143,143, 10/01/2016-9/30/2020.

Sinoway, L. (PI), Gonzalo, J.D., Thiboutot, D.M., Dorn, L. Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute (KL2) Funded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. (KL2TR002015-02), Total Award $3,886,640 6/1/2017 – 5/31/2019

Scherf, K.S. (PI), Dorn, L. (Co-I), Molenaar, P.C. (Co-I), Chow, S-M (Co-I) Investigating Dynamic Neural Systems Underlying Changing Social Representations of Faces During Development. Funded by National Institute of Mental Health. Total Award $3,085,553

Neiderhiser, J.M. (PI), Dorn, L. (Co-PI), An adoption study of the development of early substance use: the joint roles of genetic influences, prenatal risk, rearing environment, and pubertal maturation. Funded by NIH/NIDA (R01DA045108-01 Total Award $3,323,880

Adebayo, O. (PI), Dorn, L., Anderson, J., Kitko, L. (Co-I). A Qualitative Study of the Facilitators and Barriers to Self-Initiated Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing among Sexual Minority College Students. Funded by American Nurses Foundation, Inc. Total Award $4,988. 09/01/2019 – 08/31/2020

Miyamoto, S. (PI), Dorn, L. (Co-I), Perkins, D. (Co-I), Scanlon, D. (Co-I) Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Community Partnership to Enhance Access to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Expertise. Funded by COP: VOCA Total Award $2,445,023 04/1/2019 – 03/31/2021

Donna Fick

Marcantonio, E. R. (MPI), Fick, D. (MPI), Leslie, D. (Co-I), Boltz, M. (Co-I). READI: Researching efficient approaches to delirium identification. Funded by NIH/NIA (2R01AG030618-05A1), Total Award $4,608,062, 07/01/2007 – 03/31/2020 (Subcontract, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center).

Sharon Inouye (PI), Fick, D. (Co-I). Network for Investigation of Delirium across the U.S. (NIDUS). Funded by NIH/NIA (R24 AG054259). Total Award $749,387, 09/1/2016- 04/30/2021. (Subcontract, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center).

Hupcey, J.E., Fick, D.M. (MPI), Boltz, M.P.(Co-I). A Collaborative for Age and Dementia Friendly Care using the 4 M’s and Telehealth with Rural Communities and in Persons with ADRD. Funded by HRSA (U1Q HP33075). Total Award $3,750,000 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020

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Part of Mayo Clinic Network.

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St. Mary’s at Asbury Ridge

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Rifkah, Elias M.D.

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Robert Packer Hospital (Guthrie)

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Philipsburg Area School District

Phoebe Home Inc.

Physicians Health Alliance

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Parkesburg Family Medicine and Urgent Care

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Parochial Medical Center

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Mooney, Robert, D.O. Family Practice

Moore Counseling Services (Substance Abuse Rehab)

Moses Taylor Hospital

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Mount Nittany Medical Center

Mountain State Dermatology

NP Students

Mountaintop Medical Center

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Newport Family Practice

New Stanton Primary Care

Nguyen, Duy Ba MD

NHS Pennsylvania

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Nittany Home Health

North Willow Grove Pediatrics

GRAD STUDENTS ONLY

Ohesson Manor

Oppy, James M.D.

Optum Health

OSS Orthopaedic Hopsital LLC d/b/a OSS Health)

Oyster Point Family Health Center

Palmyra Area School District

Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central PA

Luzerne County Community College

Madlyn & Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life

Manchester Presbyterian Lodge

a/k/a Presbyterian SeniorCare Nework- Manchester Commons

Manor Care Health Services – Williamsport North

Margaret E. Moul Home

Marshall-Rismiller & Associates

Masland Associates

Masonic Village

May Grant Associates Obstetrics & Gynecology

Meadville Medical Center

Messiah Engle Center for Counseling and Health Services

Messiah Home d/b/a Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village

Middletown Area School District

Middletown Home

Mifflin County School District

Millcreek Community Hospital

Part of LECOM HEALTH

Millcreek Township School District

Milroth Family Practice

Keystone Central School District

The following schools are covered under our Agreement: Bucktail High School, Central Mountain High School, Central Mountain Middle School, Dickey Elementary, Liberty-Curtin Elementary, Mill Hall Elementary, Renovo Elementary, Robb Elementary and Woodward Elementary

Keystone Health Center

Keystone Pediatrics

Keystone Rural Health Consortia, Mountaintop Medical Center

Kozak, William MD

Lackawanna Medical Group

LaFayette Manor

Accepts ALL College of Nursing Students/Programs

Lancaster Gals

Lancaster General Hospital

Only available for NP students

Lancaster Regional Medical Center and Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center

Accept pre-licensed AND Grad. students, Course Number for this site 450B, Capstone project

Lansdale Hospital

Part of Abington Jefferson Health

Laurel Highlands OB/GYN

Lebanon Family Health Services

Lebanon School District

Lebanon Volunteers in Medicine

Lecom Health

Agreement covers locations in Albion, PA; Corry, PA; Erie, PA; Fairview, PA; Meadville, PA; Northeast, PA; and Waterford, PA

Lecom Senior Living Center

Lehigh Valley Health Network

AGREEMENT INCLUDES: JOSEPH P. MCCLOSKEY SCHOOL OF NURSING, CEDAR CREST, MUHLENBERG; HAZELTON, SCHUYLKILL, POCONO MEDICAL CENTER AND ANY CURRENT AND FUTURE ENTITIES OF LVHN LIST OF ALL OUPATIENT SITES: https://www.lvhn.org/

Lewisburg Pediatrics

Lewistown Dialysis Center (Da Vita)

LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Parkesburg

f/n/a LGH Urgent Care Parkesburg and Parkesburg Family Medicine

Life’s Journey OB/GYN

Lily Pond Child Development Center

Lower Bucks Hospital

Part of Prime Healthcare

The Heart Care Group

NP Students only.

The Heart Care Group

Hearthside Rehab Center (d/b/a AristaCare at Hearthside)

Heritage Valley Health System

Penn State Health (HMC)

Includes University Physicians at Hershey

Hershey Plaza Highrise

Highlands Hospital

Hollidaysburg Area School District

Holy Redeemer Hospital

Homeland Hospice

Home Nursing Agency Visiting Nurse Association

http://www.homenursingagency.com/about-us/service-areas-and-locations

Homewood at Martinsburg

Honesdale Family Health Center

Honor Healthcare Group

Hope Within Community Health Center

Hospice Community Care (Home Health & Hospice)

Hospice & Community Care

Hospice of Metropolitan Erie

Houcks Road Family Practice (Paul Williams

Hyndman Area Health Center

Indiana Regional Medical Center

Indiana University of PA

Nurse Educator Agreement – INBOUND STUDENT from Indiana University working w/ PSU faculty

Iroquois School District

James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center

Includes State College, Altoona, DuBois and Johnstown office

JC Blair Medical Services

Penn Highlands Huntingdon (JC Blair Memorial Hospital)

The Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Foxdale Village Retirement Community

Franklin County Area Agency on Aging

Franklin County Head Start

Fulton County Medical Center

Garvey Manor Nursing Home

Geisinger Health System

https://locations.geisinger.org/?utm_source=Locations%20Page&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=Locations%20CTA

Gettysburg Family Health

Goddard School

Great Lakes Home Healthcare and Hospice

Green Tree Medical Associates

Greencastle-Antrim School District

Greencastle Family Practice

Greensburg Care Center

HBPA Medical Clinic (Jeanette Johnston MD)

Hamilton Health Center

Harrisburg Area Community College

Hanover Family Practice Associates

Encompass Health

k/n/a Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona as of Feb. 2019

Encompass Health Mechanicsburg

k/n/a Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg as of Feb. 2019

Encompass Health

k/n/a Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley as of Feb. 2019

Encompass Health Reading

k/n/a Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading as of Feb. 2019

Encompass Health Sewickly

k/n/a Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley as of Feb. 2019

Healthy Starts Pediatrics

The Heart of Lancaster and Lancaster Regional Medical Center

Accept pre-licensed AND Grad. students, Course Number for this site 450B, Capstone project

Cornerstone Care

Cornerstone Family Care

Country Care Midwifery

Country Meadows and Ecumenical Retirement Communities

Agreement covers: Allentown, Bethlehem, Bridgeville, Forks of Easton, Gettysburg, Hershey (Headquarters), Lancaster, Mechanicsburg, South Hills-Pittsburgh, Wyomissing – Reading, York-South and York-West and Ecumenical Reitrement Community, 624 Wilhelm Road, Harrisburg, PA and Frederick, MD. Per site, please contact Lisa Torchia AT 717-533-2474 X.10119 to confirm site you are utilizing before student placement.

Cove Family Practice Inc.

Dall’Inizio Dayschool

Cumberland Valley Family Care

Part of Summit Health

Daniel Medic D.O. and Associates P.C

Dubois Regional Medical Center

Easter Seals Child Central PA

Eden Park Pediatrics

Elite Orthopedics

Erie Center on Health and Aging (d/b/a Lifeworks Erie)

Erie County Department of Health

Erie School District

Erie United Methodist Alliance (EUMA)

Erie Womens Health Partners 2315 Myrtle Street

Evangelical Community Hospital

Excela Health

https://www.excelahealth.org/Patients-and-Visitors/Excela-Health-Locations Per Joann Reeve, covers all Excela Properties

Exeter Pediatrics

Fayette County Community Action Agency Inc.

Fairview Avenue Elementary School

Fairways at Brookline (a/k/a Juniper Village)

Family Health Council

Family Hospice and Palliative Care

Famiy Practice Center PC

Original Agreement for NP Student

Faywest Family Practice

Butler Memorial Hospital

Butler Healthcare Providers

Cambria Care Center

Formerly known as Laurel Crest

Carbondale Lakeland Family Practice

Caring for Women OB-GYN

Carlisle Digestive Disease

Carlisle Regional Medical Center Hospital

Faculty Required to be On-Site Agreement; AS & BSN PRE-LICENSED STUDENTS ONLY

Carlisle Regional Medical Center Hospital

No faculty Required to be On-Site Agreement; RN TO BS, GRAD STUDENTS ONLY

Celtic Health Care

Cen-Clear Child Services Inc.

Centerville Clinics (Carmichaels Clinic)

Central Mountain High School

K/N/A Keystone Central School District

Centre Crest

Centre Home Care

Centre Volunteers in Medicine

Chambersburg Area School District

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

k/n/a UPMC Cole

Cherry Tree Pediatrics

Children’s Healthcare

Clarks Summit State Hospital

Commonwealth Health Physician Group Sugar Notch

f/n/a Intermountain Medical Group

Community Health Net

Community Home Health

Community Services Group of State College

Conemaugh Physician Group

NP Students only.

Conewago Place/Firetree LTD

Conn Family Medicine

Alder Health Services

Allegheny Health Network (formerlly Jefferson Regional Medical Center)

https://www.ahn.org/locations

Allied Rehab Hospital

Altoona Area School District

Altoona Health and Wellness Penn State Altoona

Annville-Cleona School District

Aria-Jefferson Health (Bucks County)

Aria-Jefferson Health (Frankford Campus)

Aria-Jefferson Health (Torresdale Campus)

Armstrong Primary Care Center

Part of ACMH

Aurora Social Services Rehabilitation Services

Aveana Healthcare

Formerly Pediatria Healthcare for Kids

Bald Eagle School District

Barber National Institute

Barton Medical Associates

Bayada Home Healthcare

Bayada Home Healthcare

Bellefonte Area School District

Bellmeade Family Medicine

Blacklick Valley School District

Bhatt Praful M.D.

Blair Senior Services

Blair Medical Associates

Boiling Springs Family Medicine

Bradford Regional Hospital

Brevillier Village

Broad Top Area Medical Center

Opal Court Pediatrics

Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates of Baltimore

Robinwood Family Practice

Part of Meritus Health

University of Maryland Medical Center

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake

White Oak Pediatric and Adult Medicine

Part of Meritus Health

Women’s Health Specialists of Frederick

VA Sierra Pacific Nevada Health Care System

Pequest Family Practice

Thomas Edison State University

Cayuga Medical Center

Institute for Family Health

NYU Langone Medical Center

White Plains Hospital

Women’s Christian Association Hospital (WCA)

k/n/a UPMC Chautauqua

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Miami Valley Hospital

Part of Premier Health

US Acute Care Solutions

Abington Jefferson Health

AKA Abington Memorial Hospital – Jefferson Health and including Lansdale Hospital

Abington-Jefferson Health Home Care

Abington Manor (Genesis Health)

Abington Memorial Hospital

Part of Abington Jefferson Health

Adagio Health

Advanced Wound Healing Center

Part of Carlisle Regional Medical Center

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network

Agreement covers: Einstein Medical Center, 5501 Old York Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19141; Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, 60 Township Line Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027; Moss Rehab, 60 Township Line Road, Elkins Park, PA; Einstein Physicians, 6001 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128; and Fornance Physicians, 1330 Powell Street, # 510, Norristown, PA 19401

St. Bernards Medical Center

Barrow Brain and Spine

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (UCLA Health Systems)

BSN, MSN and DNP student. Facilities covered: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital, and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA

Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital

Waterbury Hospital

Nemours /Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Includes any Nemours duPont Pediatrics Site in Delaware Valley.

Florida Hospital Connorton

Southeast Georgia Health System

Antietam Pediatrics & Adolescent Care

Calvert Memorial Hospital (CalvertHealth Medical Center)

Capital Women’s Care

Frederick OB/GYN Professional Group

Fredrick Primary Care Associates

Garrett County Health Department

Hagerstown Family Medicine

Hospice of Washington County

Johns Hopkins BAYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center

Practicum objective administrative

Meritus Health

Faculty Recruitment

Current opportunities to join our faculty. Learn more

Sustainability Institute creates affiliate program for faculty, staff, students

Sustainability Institute Director and Penn State Chief Sustainability Officer Paul Shrivastava is inviting faculty, staff and students to become affiliates of the Sustainability Institute.IMAGE: MICHELLE BIXBY / PENN STATE

March 19, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Calling all poets and philosophers, analysts and advocates, strategists and storytellers — Penn State’s Sustainability Institute (SI) is announcing a call for faculty, staff and students interested in becoming affiliates of the institute in order to build stakeholder communities with common interests in issues of sustainability in researching, teaching and engagement.

“The Sustainability Institute recognizes that Penn State has an extensive community of sustainability champions and doers,” explained Peter Buckland, the Sustainability Institute’s academic programs manager. “Through our Affiliate Program, we are seeking to support and amplify the work of these faculty, staff and students who are developing and implementing solutions, performing cutting-edge research, creating critical artwork, teaching or engaging in a myriad of other ways with sustainability.”

Participants in the affiliate program will benefit through:

“I signed up because I, as a nursing faculty member, believe that sustainable behavior is at the core of our profession, as we support and teach our patient population how to promote and maintain healthy lifestyles,” explained Darlene Clark, assistant teaching professor of nursing. “As an affiliate, I hope to learn how faculty in other disciplines carry out their sustainability mission and would like to collaborate in an interdisciplinary manner when possible.”  

The affiliate program is open to Penn State community members from all colleges and at all 24 campuses. The SI defines sustainability in the same terms as the global Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to address issues of economic well-being and social justice alongside issues of biodiversity conservation, natural resource management and global warming. 

Faculty, staff and students working on anything from addressing hunger and poverty to promoting gender and racial equality to designing innovations in infrastructure and industry are all encouraged to see their work as part of the University’s sustainability mission. 

“As the director of campus outreach for the Student Farm, my daily life is linked to conversations of sustainability and food systems,” said Whitney Ashead, a junior double major in geography and agricultural science. “Becoming an affiliate to the Sustainability Institute provides me the opportunity to build valuable connections, increase access to valuable resources, and further enhance the mission of the Student Farm.”

Accepted affiliates are expected to focus on sustainability as one of their areas of teaching, research, engagement, operational and/or co-curricular activities and to participate when possible in some of the SI’s public events.

Interested applicants need merely to submit a brief statement of interest along with a biography at: https://sustainability.psu.edu/webform/sustainability-institute-affiliate-program

Jocelyn Anderson

• Anderson, J. (PI). Text message intervention for alcohol use and sexual violence in college students. Funded by NIH/NIAAA Total Award K23AA027288-01 $640,809 09/20/2018–08/31/2023

• Anderson, J. (PI). Development of a patient-provider decision aid for HIV PEP following sexual assault. Funded by the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Total Award $4,792 04/01/2019 – 03/30/2020

Adebayo, O. (PI), Dorn, L., Anderson, J., Kitko, L. (Co-I). A Qualitative Study of the Facilitators and Barriers to Self-Initiated Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing among Sexual Minority College Students. Funded by American Nurses Foundation, Inc. Total Award $4,988. 09/01/2019 – 08/31/2020

Marie Boltz

Boltz, M. (PI), Mogle, J.A., Belue, R., &Leslie, D.L. Reducing Disability via a Family-centered Intervention for Acutely-ill Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Funded by NIH/NIA Total Award R01 AG054425-01A1 $2,366,343 5/1/2017-4/30/2022

Resnick, B. (PI), Boltz, M. (Co-I). Dissemination and Implementation of Function Focused Care for Assisted Living. Funded by NIH/NIA (R01AG050516), Total Award $1,602,439, 04/01/2016-03/31/2021 (Subcontract, University of Maryland, Baltimore).

Marcantonio, E. R. (MPI), Fick, D. (MPI), Leslie, D.  (Co-I), Boltz, M. (Co-I). READI: Researching efficient approaches to delirium identification. Funded by NIH/NIA (2R01AG030618-05A1), Total Award $2,400,000, 07/01/2007 – 03/31/2020 (Subcontract, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center).

Resnick, B. (Co-PI), Kolanowski, A. (Co-PI). Van Haitsma, K. (Co-PI), Boltz, M. (Co-I). Implementation of Eit-4-Bpsd in Nursing Homes. Funded by NIH/NINR (1R01NR015982), Total Award $2,259,192, 08/23/2016-05/31/2021 (Subcontract, University of Maryland, Baltimore).

Sillner, A.Y. (PI), Mogle, J.A, Van Haitsma, K.S., Tucker, C.S., Boltz, M.P. (Co-I). Assessing Preferences for Communicating with Technology: A Person-Centered Approach to Managing Multiple Chronic. Funded by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Total Award $492,124 11/30/2017 – 11/29/2020

Hupcey, J.E., Fick, D.M. (MPI), Boltz, M.P.(Co-I). A Collaborative for Age and Dementia Friendly Care using the 4 M’s and Telehealth with Rural Communities and in Persons with ADRD. Funded by HRSA (U1Q HP33075). Total Award $3,750,000 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020

Mor, V. (PI), Van Haitsma, K. and Boltz, M.P. (Co-I). NIA AD/ADRD Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory. Funded by NIH (U54AG063546). Total Award $53,404,993 09/01/2019 – 06/30/2024 (Subcontract, Brown University)

World Campus

Campus coordinator:
Mary Alyce Nelson, MSN, RN
Phone: 814-863-2242
mun138@psu.edu

Website

University Park

Campus coordinator:
Mary Alyce Nelson, MSN, RN
Phone: 814-863-2242
mun138@psu.edu

Shenango

Campus coordinator:
Joan Humphrey, Ph.D.
Phone: 724-983-2963
jth14@psu.edu

Website

Scranton

Campus coordinator:
Milton Evans, III, PhD, RN
Phone: 570-963-2649 (2645)
mme131@psu.edu

Website

Schuylkill

Campus coordinator:
Marianne T. Adam Ph.D., RN, CRNP
Phone: 570-385-6061
mta133@psu.edu

Website

New Kensington

Campus coordinator:
Janet Knott, Ph.D.
Phone: 724-334-6725
jmk24@psu.edu

Website

Mont Alto

Campus coordinator:
Carranda Barkdoll
Phone: 717-749-6205
cmb207@psu.edu

Website

Hershey

Campus coordinator:
Jenn Barton, D.N.P.
Phone: 717-531-1345
jlp153@psu.edu

Website

Harrisburg

Campus coordinator:
Ann Swartz, D.Ed., CRNP, CS
Phone: 717-948-6514
als25@psu.edu

Website

Fayette, The Eberly Campus

Campus coordinator:
Melissa Miner
Phone: 724-430-4221
mbm12@psu.edu

Website

Behrend

Campus coordinator:
Kimberly Streiff
Phone: 814-898-7583
kws5659@psu.edu

Website

Altoona

Campus coordinator:
Suzanne Kuhn, Ph.D. RN, CNE
Phone: 814-949-5114
skk6@psu.edu

Website

Abington

Campus coordinator:
Brenda Holtzer, Ph.D., RN, PCNS-BC
Phone: 215-881-7398
bmh17@psu.edu

Website

Thailand

Arrangements are being made for a trip to Thailand. Check back for more info.

Hong Kong

A limited number of seniors are selected to participate in this ten-day spring semester program. This experience enhances students’ abilities to experience a different culture and learn about the health care system, Eastern medicine, and the nursing education system in Hong Kong. Students will participate in both classroom and clinical observations.

Cuba

This experience to Havana, Cuba is organized through CIEE, an outside travel organizer, and led by Penn State Nursing faculty. A minimum of ten Nursing students participate in this eight-day program exploring community and family health nursing in Cuba through observational clinical experiences, cultural activities, and lectures.

Chile

Students will spend two weeks in Santiago observing and touring community health sites, such as a rural health care clinic, a local public and private hospital, and an older care home. These experiences include a mix of middle class and less affluent citizens. Students will come away with a realistic portrayal of a typical Chilean healthcare experience and will participate in both classroom and observed clinical experiences.  They will be hosted by the Escuela de Enfermería (School of Nursing) at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

Costa Rica

This one-week program explores the health care system in Costa Rica. Students meet with policy makers, administrators, physicians, and other providers of care to learn how Costa Rica is able to achieve impressive health outcomes. Students analyze information obtained on the trip and develop a presentation upon return to the United States. Students earn credit for a three-credit course. Click here for more information.

Honduras

In collaboration with the MAMA Project, Inc., Penn State junior and senior Nursing students serve native Hondurans by working in a nutritional rehabilitation center. During this seven-day program, students will assist with medical, dental, and construction brigades and encourage micronutrient, deworming, and vitamin A promotion. Students earn credit for a three-credit course. Click here for more information.

2017 Shirley Novosel Award Recipient

Carolyn Castor Garver

Garver is a senior nurse practitioner in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) St. Margaret. In the past five years, she has twice received the hospital’s annual Patient Safety Award: in 2012 for developing a protocol to identify perioperative patients who were candidates for regional anesthesia by placing labels on their charts and arm bracelets; and in 2015 for creating a patient education booklet to teach postsurgical patients how to properly use a nerve block catheter and pump.

Garver’s nominator described her as “reliable, dedicated (and) responsible) and “a tireless advocate for quality and safety (who has) spearheaded many initiatives to ensure that patients are cared for.” As the primary nurse administrator for UPMC St. Margaret’s regional anesthesia and perioperative pain service, she is “a primary axis around which the service revolves.”

Previously, Garver worked as a medical–surgical and intensive care nurse. She has earned certification as both a school nurse and a massage therapist. Garver received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Penn State in 1986, and completed a master’s degree in nursing at La Roche College.

Diana Morris (2018)

This year’s recipient of the Shirley Novosel award is an alumnus who exemplifies the spirit of nursing and Penn State’s College of Nursing mission of a caring spirit, professional style and commitment to the nursing profession. Diana Lynn Morris graduated from Penn State in 1981 and currently she is the Executive Director of the University Center on Aging and Health and the Florence Cellar Associate Professor of Gerontological Nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing of Case Western Reserve University.

Diana holds positions in higher education in the US and Zimbabwe Africa as well as positions in the clinical setting. Her areas of practice include psychiatric nursing, community health nursing, medical/surgical nursing, and child psychiatry. She is also very active supporting professional organizations such as American Academy of Nursing, American Society on Aging, Gerontological Society of America, Society of Rogerian Scholars, and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Something that distinguishes Diana from her peers and aided in the selection of her nomination for this award was her commitment to the profession. She has been consistent in her high level of community service, elevating the contributions of nursing in innumerable arenas of society. From the Greater Cleveland Center for Community Solutions to the McGregor assisted living Home and Group; to the West Side Ecumenical Ministries to the Cleveland area Center for Families and Children; the Cuyahoga County Department of Senior Services to the Hill House and its services for severely mentally ill adults; and the United Way of Greater Cleveland to the Eliza Bryant Village (the nation’s oldest operating African American long-term care facility).
Diana has been a forerunner of what many in the professional associations of nursing are calling on nurses to do: “get involved in one’s community”; especially in activities that impact public policy.

ReMind Lab

The ReMind Lab is an interdisciplinary research team dedicated to understanding the impact of memory and other cognitive problems on the health and well-being of older adults, identifying individuals at risk for cognitive decline, and developing person-centered interventions to maximize daily function and well-being. We are looking for motivated undergraduate students from any discipline who want to learn about the research process and make a positive contribution to aging science. Undergraduate research assistants may assist with data entry, coding of transcripts, literature searches and synthesis, as well as social media management across several research projects. We will provide training and mentorship. Students can earn independent study credit as follows:

For more information about our projects, please visit remindlab.org.

Nursing researchers to enhance age-friendly care for older adults in rural PA

College receives $3.75 million grant from Health Resources and Services Administration to support medically underserved regions throughout rural Pennsylvania. This funding will support the development of educational programming and training for rural-based healthcare providers and caregivers, enabling them to deliver more age-friendly care.

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