Leslie Hoffman, PhD, RN
Acute and Tertiary Care
School of Nursing|
360L Victoria Building
3500 Victoria St
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
As Professor Emeritus, I continue to mentor PhD students and faculty in grantsmanship and dissemination of scholarly work. The primary focus of my research involved testing ways to minimize pulmonary dysfunction in chronically and critically ill adults, with an emphasis on strategies to promote weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation. My expertise includes serving as a NIH Study Section member, reviewer for NCRR (CTSA, K30 Awards) and T32 Co-Project Director. In 2009, I received the Outstanding Educator of the Year Award from the 15,000 member American Thoracic Society. My students have been awarded funding from the NIH (NINR, NIA), American Lung Association, International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation, Nursing Foundation of PA, Oncology Nursing Society and Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Chapter.
I welcome opportunities to assist junior faculty moving ideas for funded projects to funded grant awards and opportunities to provide design, development and/or editorial assistance with manuscript preparation.
ResearchMy primary research interest involves identifying methods of resolving or minimizing dysfunction resulting from pulmonary disease in chronically and critically ill patients. Currently, I am identifying predictors of discharge to home and changes in quality of life in patients on prolonged mechanical ventilation. I am also testing several markers to identify patients most likely to experience cerebral vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage, and I direct a project designed to expand our clinical emphasis in trauma/emergency preparedness.
|BSN||University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia , PA|
|MSEd||Duquesne University, Pittsburgh , PA|
|PhD||University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh , PA|
|Certificate 3.4 CEUs||University of Colorado School of Nursing|
|Pulmonary Nursing Care|
|Certificate 0.9 CEUs||Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center|
|Clinical Specialist Role|
|1966-1968||Magee Womens Hospital Pittsburgh , PA., Charge Nurse Staff Nurse|
|1991-present||University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh , PA., Professor of Nursing|
|1992-2010||University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Chair , Department of Acute/Tertiary Care|
|1983-1991||University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Associate Professor of Nursing|
|1963-1966||University Hospital Ann Arbor , MI., Assistant Head Nurse Staff Nurse|