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The need for effective monitoring of infection-control practices was a theme running through Columbia Nursing presentations at IDWeek 2013

Columbia Nursing Research Presented at Premier Infectious Disease Conference

Columbia Nursing presented a wide range of research at this year’s IDWeek meeting in San Francisco. IDWeek highlights the latest developments in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and epidemiology of infections disease. more...

Njoki Ng'ang'a, PhD 13, spoke of educating nurses in Niger at Columbia Nursing's student-alumni reception

Columbia Nursing Alumni Reception Highlights Global Effort to Prevent and Treat Obstetric Fistula

Njoki Ng’ang’a began her career with one goal – to help improve the health of underserved women. When she arrived in Niger in 2006 amid a severe famine brought on by an infestation of locusts, women lacked access to proper obstetric care and the few doctors there worked mostly in Niamey, the capital city. more...

Tuyet-vy Nguyen with the Vietnamese orphans she worked with prior to attending Columbia Nursing

Columbia Nurses Change the World

by Dean Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, Columbia University School of Nursing

The students we attract — and welcome are motivated by a commitment to serve, especially to the poor and disadvantaged wherever they’re found. more...

A Nurse Researcher Who Still Talks to Nurses in Their Own Language

Faculty Profile: Dawn Dowding, PhD more...

Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, director, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program,  presented "Implementing an Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Model in an Urban Nurse Managed Health Center: Challenges and Successes" at the National DNP Conference in Phoenix.

Jacqueline Merrill, PhD, RN, MPH, associate professor of Nursing in Biomedical Informatics, served on the planning committee for the 2013 Medical Informatics Update meeting sponsored by IBM Research and Columbia Unversity's Center for Advanced Information Management.

Janice Smolowitz, DNP, senior associate dean for clinical practice presented "Theoretical Discussion and Methodological Approaches for Studying Nursing Caring," at the University of Verona.

Several Columbia Nursing alumni were inducted into the American Academy of Nursing including Jeannie Cimiotti, PhD '04; Kristine Qureshi, PhD '03; and Anita Nirenberg, MS '96 PhD '09.


Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for research, is one of the Principal Investigators on a $336,000 newly funded competitive revision to the NINR-funded institutional training grant, “Training in Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (TIRI).”  This 4-year supplement, funded through the NINR Scholars Training for the Advancement of Research (STAR) program, will provide “fast track” training and support for two additional students in TIRI’s integrated interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to PhD program. 

Adriana Arcia, PhD, RN, postdoctoral research fellow, authored "Facebook Advertisements for Inexpensive Participant Recruitment Among Women in Early Pregnancy," published in Health Education & Behavior.

Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, RN, assistant professor, was the lead author of "Development and Psychometric Testing of the Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Organizational Climate Questionnaire," published in Nursing Research.

Jacqueline Merrill, PhD, RN, MPH, associate professor of Nursing in Biomedical Informatics, was an author of "The Influence of Management and Environment on Local Health Department Organizational Structure and Adaptation: A Longitudinal Network Analysis," published in Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.



The Office of Global Initiatives welcomes Visiting Scholar Borghild Loyland, PhD, to Columbia Nursing from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences in Norway for the next 18 months researching chronic pain, psychological distress, and health-related quality of life among long-term social assistance recipients.

Assistant Professor Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, was named a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar and covered in Advance for Nurses and the Robert Wood Johnson Human Capital Blog.



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