Areas of Expertise

  • Care Strategies : Pain and Symptom Experience / Management
  • Level of Care : Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Populations : Adolescents
  • Populations : Infants and Children
  • Theoretical Interests : Bio-Psycho-Social
  • Theoretical Interests : Biological - Genetics
  • Theoretical Interests : Biological - Sleep

Professional Experience
Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester, School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 2014 - Current

Director RN to BS Completion Program, University of Rochester, School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 2013 - Current

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, Pediatric Sleep Medicine Services, Rochester, NY, US. 2009 - Current

Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester, School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 2012 - 2014

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester, School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 2009 - 2012

Staff Nurse 4-2800 PICU, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, US. 2003 - 2010

Assistant Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics, University of Rochester (Pediatrics), Rochester, NY, US. 2005 - 2009

post doctoral fellowship, University of Rochester, School of Nursing (Sleep in High Risk Children and Youth), Rochester, NY, US. 1/2003 - 12/2005

Principal Investigator, University of Pittsburgh (Sleep and circadian rhythms in critically ill children undergoing therapeutic paralysis), Pittsburgh, PA, US. 10/2001 - 12/2002

Instructor: Ethics in Nursing and Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US. 2001 - 2002

Staff Nurse PICU, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US. 1997 - 2002

Guest Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US. 1997 - 2002

Project Director, University of Pittsburgh (Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation in Adults), Pittsburgh, PA, US. 1998 - 1999

Graduate Student Researcher, University of Pittsburgh (data collection, data management and data study), Pittsburgh, PA, US. 1997 - 1998

Clinical Instructor, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US. 1995 - 1997

Staff Nurse Specialist/Staff Nurse PICU, State University of New York-Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY, US. 1989 - 1997

Staff Nurse OB/GYN, Health Services Association of Central NY, Syracuse, NY, US. 1987 - 1989

NICU/Pediatrics, Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, NY, US. 1987 - 1987

Awards
Fellow
American Academy of Nursing, 2011

Fellow, Distinguished Practitioner
National Academies of Practice in Nursing, 2007

Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine
The American Board of Sleep Medicine, 2006

Nursing Honor Society
Sigma Theta Tau, 2003

Corrine Barnes Scholarship
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, 2000

2000 Invited Participant, UCLA Multi-Site Training Program in Sleep Research
UCLA, 2000

Nursing Excellence
SUNY Health Science at Syracuse, 1993

Presentations
The Pharmacology of Commonly Used Drugs to Induce/Maintain Sleep in Children and Adolescents
NAPNAP Upstate NY Chapter, 2010
New York

What is your cleft team missing? Sleep!
Annual Conference, American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association, 2008

Obstructive sleep Apnea and Behavior
Annual Conference, University of Rochester Pediatric Nursing Practice, 2008
Rochester, New York

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome
Annual Conference, University of Rochester Pediatric Nursing Practice, 2007
Rochester, New York

The Impact of Sleep on Childhood Daytime Function
Onondaga, Cortland, Madison County BOCES ISSP..., BOCES Instructional Support Services Project HELPS, 2006
Syracuse, New York

Sleep in Adolescents and School Start Times
Fairport School District, 2005
Fairport, New York

Changes in sleep habits in children after surgery
Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Chapter, Poster Night, Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Chapter, 2002
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Use of EEG to Monitor Sleep in Children Undergoing Therapeutic Paralysis and Sedation
Biennial Convention Sigma Theta Tau International, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2002

Sleep in Children; Impact of Acute Illness
University of Rochester, 2002
Rochester, New York

Nursing perspective on child abuse
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2001
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Supraventricular Dysrythmias in Pediatric Patients
Children's Hospital of Buffalo, 1996
Buffalo, New York

Bronchiolitis, Pneumonia, RSV, What's My Diagnosis?
Central NY Chapter, Society of Pediatric Nurses, Central NY Chapter, Society of Pediatric Nurses, 1995
Syracuse, New York

Congenital Cardia Lesions that Obstruct and Mix Blood Flow
Children's Hospital of Buffalo, 1995
Buffalo, New York

The Nurses' Role in the Resolution of Assessed Clinical Disparities
Leadership Institute of AACCN, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 1993
Nashville, Tennessee

Novice Nursing Researcher, A First Hand Look
Central New York Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Central New York Sigma Theta Tau, 1992
Syracuse, New York

Publications
M.A. Carno and H.V. Connolly (n.d.). Parasomnias. Pediatric Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis(2ed).

Fagnano,M., Van Wijngaarden, E., Connolly, H.., Carno, MA., Forbes-Jones, E., Halterman JS (n.d.). Sleep-disordered breathing and behaviors of inner-city children with asthma. Pediatrics.

Carno, MA , Modrak J, Short, R, Ellis, E, Connolly, H. (n.d.). Sleep Associated Gas Exchange Abnormalities in Children and Adolescents with Habitual Snoring. Pediatric Pulmonology.

Petosa, J.J., Carno, M.A., Connolly, H.V. (2014). Quality of Life in Overweight/Obese Children and Adolescents after Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea :T&A ve CPAP. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 189, A6357.

Byars, K.C., Katz, T., Malow, B.A., Shui, A., Carno, M., Connolly, H., Coury, D., Bennett, A.E. (2013). Sleep Disordered Breathing is Associated with Worse Functioning in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.. Sleep 36 (Supplement), 36, p. 378.

Petosa, J., Sethi, K., Carno, M., Walker, R.D., Greene, B.J., Connolly, H.V. (2013). Pediatric Intensive Care Course Post Adenotonsillectomy: An Algorithm for Efficient Referrals. Sleep 36 (Supplement), 36, p. A380.

Katz, T., Malow, B.A., Shui, A., Carno, M., Connolly, H., Coury, D., Bennett, A.E. (2013). Medication Use in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Sleep Difficulties. Sleep 36 (Supplement), 36, p. 379.

Carno, M., Connolly, H.V. (2011). Cardipulmonary Coupling Measures of Sleep Stability and Sleep Quality in Chikdren with Primary Snoring. Sleep 34 (Supplement), 34, p. A275.

Carno, M.A. (2011). Integrated Therapies in Sleep Disorders. Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep.

Carno, M., Connolly, H.V. (2011). Cardiopulmonary Coupling Measures of Sleep Stability But Not Sleep Quality Improve After Ademotonsillectomy in Overweight and Obese Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep 34 (Supplement), 34, p. A295.

Geliman, K.J., Carno, M., Connolly, H.V. (2011). Polysomnographic Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Pediatric vs. Adult Respiratory Rules in Adolescents. Sleep 34 (Supplement), 34, p. A270.

Bhagavatula, G., Chalanick, K., Carno, M., Connolly, H.V. (2011). Effect of Age, Gender and Iron Dosing on Symptomatology and Feritin Levels in Children with Restless Leg Syndrome. Sleep 34 (Supplement), 34, p. A298.

Connolly, H.V., Carno, M. (2010). Efficacy of Adenotosillectomy in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Across the Span of Pubertal Development. Sleep 33 (Supplement), 33, p. A329.

Carno, MA., Ellis, A., Ansons, A., Kraus, R., Black, J., Short R., Connolly, HV (2008). Symptoms of Sleep Apnea Predict Poorer Quality of Life than Polysomnography in Overweight Children and Adolescents.. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33 (3), 269-278.

Carno, M.A., Short, R., Connolly, H.V. (2007). Heart Rate Variability During Stages of Sleep in Obese and Non-Obese Children with and without OSAS. American Journal Of respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 175, p. A38.

Connolly, H.V., Ellis, E., Black, J., Kraus, R.A., Short, R., Carno, M. (2007). Parental and Child Reported Quality of Life is Poor in Overweight Children with Symptoms of OSAS. Sleep 30 (Supplement), 30, p. A97.

Modrak, J., Emerson, B., Roshni, D., Connolly, H.V., Carno, M. (2006). Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome is Highly Prevalent in Children 4-10 Years Old with Tonsillar Hypertrophy. Sleep 29 (Supplement), 29, p. A83.

Connolly, H.V., Kraus, R., Short, R., Carno, M.A. (2006). Heart Rate Variability in Obese Children With Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Sleep 29 (Supplement), 29, p. A88.

Modrak, J., Emerson, B., roshni, D., Connolly, H.V., Carno, M. (2006). Risk Factors for Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children ages 4-10 without Tonsiller Hypertrophy. Sleep 29 (Supplement), 29, p. A88.

Carno, M., Girotto, J.A., Keller, S.W., Adams, H.R., Carter Young, E., Fong, C., Connolly, H.V. (2005). Symptoms of Sleep Apnea are Common in Children with Surgically Repaired Cleft Palate. Sleep 28 (Supplement), 28, p. A98.

Modrak, J., Carno, M., Connolly, H. (2005). Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea are Strongly Corelated With Tonsillar Size in Children 4-10 Years Old.. Sleep 28 (Supplement), 28, p. A78.

Connolly, H.V., Carno, M., Keller, S.W., Adams, H.R., Carter Young, E., Fong, C., Girotto, J.A. (2005). Nighttime Symptoms of Sleep Apnea are Predictive of Daytime Symptoms and Neurobehavioral Difficulties in Children with Surgically Repaired Cleft Palate. Sleep 28 (Supplement), 28, p. A97.

Carno M.A., Connolly H.V. (2005). Sleep and Sedation in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Critical Care Clinics of North America, 17 (3), 239-244.

Carno, M., Cook, S., Short, R., Cywinski, D., Connolly, H.V. (2005). Heart Rate Variability in Obese Children with OSA. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society, 2, p. A895.

Modrak, J., Carno, M., Connolly, H. (2005). Factors Associated with Symptoms of Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in a Predominately Caucasian Population. Sleep 28 (Supplement), 28, p. A101.

Connolly, H.V., Carno, M., Cook, S.R., Whittemore, K. (2005). Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Obese Children with Habitual Snoring. Sleep 28 (Supplement), 28, p. A97.

Melnyk, B.M., Small, L., & Carno, M.A. (2004). The Effectiveness of Parent Focused Interventions in Improving Coping/Mental Health Outcomes of Critically Ill Children and their Parents: An Evidence Base to Guide Clinical Practice. Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare..

Connolly, H.V., Young, E., Carno, M., Roy, S.J., Girotto, J.A. (2004). Nasometry and Sleep Apnea in Children with Surgically Repaired Cleft Palate. Sleep 27 (Supplement), p. A87.

Carno M.A., Hoffman L., Henker R., Sanders M.H., Carcillo J. (2004). Sleep monitoring in Children During Neuromuscular Blockade: A Report of Two Cases.. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 5 (3), 224-229.

Melnyk, B.M. & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2004). Evidence to Support Disrupted Sleep Patterns in Critically Ill Children. Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: -.

Carno, MA., Hoffman, L., Carcillo, J., Sanders MH (2003). Developmental Stages of Sleep From Birth to Adolescence, Common Childhood Sleep Disorders: Overview. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 18 (4), 274-283.

Carno, M., Hoffman, L., Henker, R., Sanders, M.H., Carcillo, J. (2003). Sleep in Children Undergoing Therapeutic Paralysis. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 4, p. A73.

Clochesy J.M., Davidson L.J., Piper-Caulkins E., Carno M.A., Bauldoff G.S (1999). Use of serum albumin level when studying clinical outcomes. Outcomes Management for Nursing Practice, 3 (2), 61-6.

Gaedeke, M.K. (ed.) (1995). contributed information on 5 different lab tests. Laboratory and Diagnostic Handbook.

Carno, M.A. (1992). Meningococcemia: recognizing and reducing complications in pediatric patients. AACN Clinical Issues in Critical Care, 5 (3), 278-288.

Projects
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention – Registered Nurses in Primary Care Training Program
HRSA
7/1/2018 - 6/30/2022
Role: Site Project Director
PI: Martha Twichell