Research Faculty Highlights 2017

Honors

Mina Attin, PhD, RN
Young Investigator Award
American Heart Association, Resuscitation Science Symposium

Mary G. Carey, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
National Challenge Winner, Integrating Evidence-Based Practice into Academic Programs
Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare

Kathi L. Heffner, PhD
Scholar, Emerging Leaders in Aging Program
American Geriatrics Society/Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs

Feng Vankee Lin, PhD, RN
Collaborative Pilot Award in Health Analytics
Goergen Institute for Data Science, University of Rochester

LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP
Fellow Induction
American Academy of Nursing

Sally Norton, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN
Distinguished Researcher Award
Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association

Hyekyun Rhee, PhD, RN, PNP, FAAN
Distinguished Nurse Researcher
Cathryne A. Welch Center for Nursing Research
Foundation of New York State Nurses

Faculty Promotions


Susan W. Groth, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, received tenure this year. She initially joined the School of Nursing in 1994 as an instructor of clinical nursing and went on to hold positions as an assistant and associate professor of nursing.

Kathi L. Heffner, PhD, was granted tenure. She joined the School of Nursing as an associate professor last year after eight years as a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry.

New Full-Time Faculty Appointments

Jinjiao Wang, PhD, RN, joined the faculty as a tenure-track assistant professor. Wang recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in gerontological nursing at Vanderbilt University and earned her doctorate at Columbia University.

Chen Zhang, PhD, MPH, is a new research associate and post-doctoral fellow working with mentors James McMahon, PhD, and LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP. She received her doctorate at Vanderbilt University.

Holly Lavigne, PhD, joined the faculty this year as a full-time research associate after working as a senior information analyst at the School of Nursing.

Maria Quiñones-Cordero, PhD, is a new post-doctoral fellow working with mentor Kathi L. Heffner, PhD.