October 2017 Newsletter

Lucie Young Kelly Faculty Leadership Award Announced

The Lucie Young Kelly Faculty Leadership Award was established due to the generosity of Lucie Young Kelly, PhD (BSN ’47, MLIT ’57, EDUC ’65), in 1997. The faculty award is presented to a School of Nursing faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and innovative approaches to nursing issues, trends, or learning.  

Schlenk was selected by the nominating committee based on her leadership activities, which include president of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, as well as the acting vice-chair for Administration in the School of Nursing’s Health and Community Systems Department.  As part of this award, she will develop a scholarly project over the coming year in the form of a five-module CE series entitled “Methodologies for Improving Patient Outcomes.” 

Earlier this month, Schlenk also was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.


Alumna Recognized for Nursing Accomplishments

Congratulations to Debra Rizzo Brady (BSNED ’74, MNED ’81), who is being honored this month with a New Mexico Nursing Legend Award from the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence.

The Nursing Legend Award recognizes retired nurses who have significantly contributed to nursing in New Mexico. This award is part of the Nursing Excellence Awards, which are given in 19 nursing specialties to recognize excellence in practice.


De-stress Before the Holidays

Thursday, November 16
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cambria Hotel and Suites, 1320 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh

Susan Cohen, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Associate Professor, Health Promotion & Development, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, will present “It’s the Most Wonderful—and Stressful—Time of the year. Mindfulness Can Help.” One continuing nursing education hour will be available for participants who complete an online evaluation after the event and submit a $15 CE fee.

Respond by November 13 to Sarah McMullen skm45@pitt.edu or 412-647-5307.