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Recognizing the Best of Nursing

Each year, Pittsburgh Magazine highlights the heroes among us through its Excellence in Nursing recognition program. Three members of our Pitt Nursing community were honored in 2019:

  • Researcher: Jennifer Lingler (MSN ’98, PhD ’04), professor, Department of Health and Community Systems, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Community: Catherine Grant (MSN ’88), assistant professor, Department of Health Promotion and Development, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, and owner, Associates in Family Health
  • Leadership: Dawndra Jones (DNP ’14), chief nursing officer and vice president, Patient Care Services, UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport

In addition to these award recipients, several alumni and faculty received honorable mentions in the following categories:

  • Community: Liz Konieczny (BSN ’08), Emergency Department nurse, Allegheny General Hospital
  • Leadership: Anne Hast (MN ’81, DNP ’12), chief executive officer, Advanced Surgical Hospital
  • Advanced Practitioner: Brenda Cassidy (MSN ’86, MSN ’97, DNP ’11), assistant professor, Department of Health Promotion and Development, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, East Side Pediatrics
  • Academic: Janette Petro (MSN ’90), professor and Nursing department chair, Boyce Campus, Community College of Allegheny County; Patricia Tuite (BSN ’85, MSN ’92), assistant professor, Department of Acute and Tertiary Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

 

Visit Pittsburgh Magazine’s website to read the profiles on these stellar nurses.