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Rochester Academy of Medicine Recognizes Three UR Nursing Faculty

  By Patrick Broadwater
  Monday, October 26, 2020

Three members of the UR School of Nursing faculty are among a dozen URMC professors to be honored at the Rochester Academy of Medicine’s annual awards event on Oct. 27.

ChiaferyMarianne Chiafery, DNP, RN, PNP-BC, Elizabeth Palermo, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC, and Tobie Olsan, PhD, RN, CNL, FNAP, will be recognized at the academy’s annual meeting for their contributions to health care in the Rochester community. 


Chiafery was chosen to receive the Individual Distinguished Service in Health Care Award. The academy’s Distinguished Service Awards are given to individuals and teams in recognition of their outstanding service in the health care profession. Chiafery is an associate professor of clinical nursing, a pediatric nurse practitioner, and a member of the Hospital Ethics Committee and the Clinical Ethics Consult Team at Strong Memorial and Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Palermo was selected for the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Award, which is given to the individual who demonstrates the strongest ability to work collaboratively within a health care team in the delivery of the highest quality, evidence-based care that is patient- or family-focused. In addition to working as a nurse practitioner at Strong Memorial Hospital, Palermo is an assistant professor of clinical nursing and specialty director of the Adult-Gerentology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at the UR School of Nursing.


Olsan, professor of nursing emeritus, was chosen to receive the Carter & T. Franklin Williams Geriatric Prize Award for her scholarly writing on geriatric health care. Olsan shares the prize with Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, a colleague of hers at the Canandaigua Veterans Medical Center and the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry.






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