Our faculty and students are recognized for their accomplishments.

The following College of Nursing and Public Health faculty highlights and student honors and awards spotlight the faculty’s latest contributions to research and publications and also students’ scholarship and accomplishments.


Patricia Donohue-Porter, Ph.D., and L. Thomas presented “Methodological Concerns in Medication Error Research” at the National Improvement Science Summit, San Antonio, Texas, July 2013.

Maryann Forbes, Ph.D., and Jane White, Ph.D., presented “Best Practices for Poster Presentations” at the Suffolk County Community College faculty development program, September 2013. They and Joan Valas, Ph.D., published “An Innovative Master’s Education Program to Prepare Graduates for the Practice Setting” in the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development May–June 2013, 201-6.

William Jacobowitz, Ed.D., published “Violence Screening and Primary Care” and also, with K. Loewenstein, “Depressive Disorders and Bipolar Disorder” (in press) in Primary Care, J.K. Singleton, R.V. DiGregorio, C. Green-Hernandez, S.P. Holzemer, E.S. Faber, L.R. Ferrara and J.T. Slyer (Eds.). (New York” Springer Publishing Co., 2nd ed., 2014). He also published “PTSD in Psychiatric Nurses and Other Mental Health Providers: A Review of the Literature” in Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34, 2013, 787-795. He also presented, with C. Moran, C. Best and L. Mensah, “Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Psychiatric Inpatient Staff Related to Exposure to Violence and Psychological Factors” as a poster presentation at the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s annual Nursing Research Conference, Long Island, New York, April 2014. In addition, he presented, with B. Derbabian, “The Effect of a Calorie-Restricted Diet on Weight Gain in Short-Term Psychiatric Inpatients Receiving Atypical Antipsychotic Medications,” as a poster presentation at the annual New York Presbyterian Evidence-Based Nursing Conference, Academy of Medicine, New York, November 2013.

Andrea McCrink, Ed.D., presented “Mental Health in the United States” and “Postpartum Depression” as invited lectures at China’s Jinan University, January 2013. She also presented, with A. Bongiorno, M. Klainberg, A. Andrea, R. Schecter and L. Sedhorn, “Perspectives in Academic Misconduct” as a poster presentation at the Gamma Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau in Plattsburgh, New York. In addition, she presented, with Nancy Cole, “Leadership Initiative with Nurse Managers in the Dominican Republic” as a podium presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2013, and “Improving the Health of Children in the Dominican Republic Through a Collaborative Partnership” at the 39th Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 2013.

Ditsapelo McFarland, Ph.D., published “The Associations of Demographic Variables and the Health Belief Model Constructs with Pap Smear Screening Among Urban Women in Botswana” in the International Journal of Women’s Health, 5, 2013, 709-716. She also contributed to the Ethnography Springer Series on Qualitative Nursing Research, M. de Chesnay (Ed.), Volume 1: Ethnography, New York: Springer Publishing Co., 2015.

Janet Raman, Ed.D., with L. Bryer and E. Morote, published “The Application of Narrative Pedagogy to Promote Excellence for Nursing Students in the Clinical Setting” in Long Island Education Review, 12(2), 2013, 42-46, and also published, with L. Bryer and F. Cherkis, “Health-Promotion Behaviors of Undergraduate Nursing Students: Survey Analysis” in Nursing Education Perspectives, 34(6), 2013, 410-415. In addition, she published “Nursing Student Success in an Associate Degree Program” in Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 8(2), 2013, 50-68, and also presented “Nursing Student Success in an Associate Degree Program” as a poster presentation at Elsevier/Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute, January 2013.

Maureen Roller, D.N.P., presented “Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning (POGIL) Application in Fundamental Nursing Education” at Sigma Theta Tau International’s 42nd Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2013. At the same convention, she and Helen Ballestas presented “Researching Cultural Competency Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students Attending a Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica.”

K.C. Rondello, M.D., and L. Keilas presented “Campus Student Resources in an Emergency: Enhancing Community Resilience” as a podium presentation at the Preparedness and Emergency Response Consortium in Orlando, Florida, April 2014.

Tonya Samuel, Ed.D., published “Standardizing a Process to Engage African Americans in Health Research: The Community Research Outreach Workers’ Network (CROWN)” in the journal Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action, 8(1), 2014, 109-116.

Hasan Sapci, M.D., presented “Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Training Best Practices” at the American Telemedicine Association’s Annual International Meeting, Austin, Texas, May 2013.

Joan Valas, Ph.D., collaborated with A. Agelarakis (Department of Anthropoligy at Adelphi) on “Mother-Infant Mortality at Birth and the Symbolism of Burial Customs in Ancient Greece,” a poster presentation at Adelphi’s Research Conference, April 2014.

Thomas Virgona, Ph.D., published “First Responders to Superstorm Sandy: An Information Technology Assessment” in the Journal of Nursing and Health Science, 2013, 51-56. In addition, he published “How Cognitive Science Has Influenced the Applied Science of HCI: The Evolution That Envies the Revolution” in the Journal of Computer Engineering, 13(3), 2013, 202-221; “Towards an Epistemological Definition of the Research Front of Information and Society” in the Journal of Business and Economics, 4(3), 2013, 202-221; and “Graduate Nursing Student Self-Assessment: Fundamental Technology Skills” in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3(3), 2013, 6. The latter was retrieved from sciedu.ca/jnep.

Jane White, Ph.D., and L. Plant published “Emergency Room Psychiatric Services: A Qualitative Study of Nurses’ Experiences” in Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34, 2013, 240-248.

Susan Zori presented “Critical Thinking of R.N. Fellows” at the Adelphi University Leadership Program, Garden City, New York, April 2013, as well as at the 13th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando, Florida, in January 2013 and at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center Research Day in New Hyde Park, New York, October 2013. In addition, she publishe, with N. Kohn, K. Gallo and M.I. Friedman, “Critical Thinking of Registered Nurses in a Fellowship Program” in the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 44(8), 2013, 374-380.


The following students received awards at the 2014 Pinning Ceremony:

Eileen M. Jacobi R.N. Award

Dena Trotto

NYC Metropolitan Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Scholarship–Melvin and Marian Prottas Award

Kathleen Eisensein

Lauren Caraos

Sigma Theta Tau International Scholarship Award

Toni Jata

Gabrielle Liguori

Dena Trotto

Peggy Ann Burleigh Memorial Scholarship

Patrick Loomis

Justina Eisenhauer Mickiewicz Memorial Award

Wildrey Labriel

Tzirel Leifer

Chelsea Wollman

Justina Eisenhauer Mickiewicz Memorial Scholarship

Chelsea Wollman

Margaret T. Shay Senior Award

Emily Mongan

Mildred Montag Award

Lisa Dollman

Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island (NACLI) Student Leadership Recognition Award

Wildrey Labriel

College of Nursing and Public Health Perseverance Award

Jessica Lucero

Reny Varughese

Student Nurses Acting for Progress (SNAP) Award

Chelsea Wollman

Kathryn Wilgosz Chiddo Award

Samantha Avila

Vickie Tsaklanos

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