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In the News

For the 20th straight year, nurses lead Gallup’s annual ranking of professions for having high honesty and ethics. Read the full January 12, 2022 article, “Military Brass, Judges Among Professions at new Image Lows.”


The First 2 Years of COVID-19: Lessons to Improve Preparedness of the Next Pandemic is a short JAMA article, published online January 6, 2022, which has already garnered almost 14K views.


Sister Donley, “Nursing schools help to prepare students to advance health equity.” Catholic Health World, December 1, 2021 (V37, NO 9), p 5.  


The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published Dean Glasgow OpEd where she discussed how to solve the state’s nursing shortage. “Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow: It is time to invest in nurses.


Additional Updates

Congratulations to Dr. Inah Kim who received a Hunkele Dreaded Disease Research Award in the amount of $14,013.68.  Funds will support her project entitled “Fatigability in Lung Cancer Survivors.”


Deadline Today: 2021-22 Nursing Faculty Excellence Awards

The Faculty Affairs Committee is pleased to call for nominations for the 2021-2022 School of Nursing Faculty Excellence Awards. There will be three awards, with each focused on an area of excellence:

  • Award for Excellence in Scholarship
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Award for Excellence in Service

Full-time faculty who have been at the SON at least one full year are eligible for the Excellence in Scholarship and Excellence in Service awards. Full-time faculty in the SON who have taught at least one full year are eligible for Excellence in Teaching award.

If you would like to nominate one or more of your colleagues for a Faculty Excellence Award, please send a peer nomination letter with their names(s) and highlighting evidence of scholarship, specific teaching achievements, or excellence in service (depending on the award for which they are being nominated) to Robbyn Snyder (snyderr2@duq.eduno later than 4:00 p.m. on January 14, 2022.  The committee strongly urges faculty to submit nominations well before this deadline, if possible.  Please be sure to specify the award for which you are nominating a colleague. Nominees who are eligible will be contacted by the Faculty Affairs Committee. If they accept their nomination, they will be asked to submit the required materials by February 4, 2022.

Faculty who are eligible for these awards should ensure that their Scholarship tabs on their faculty webpages are updated and/or that their posted CV is current.


Spring Open Labs

Beginning Tuesday, January 18, 2022, we are offering open lab time Monday -Thursday. Please encourage students in any level to return to the lab for deliberate skill practice. If you have questions, please contact Rosanna Henry.


DU Alert, Other Methods to Learn of Weather Delays, Cancellations 

As the winter season and related-weather approach, faculty, staff and students are reminded that Duquesne shares information about University weather delays or cancellations in a variety of ways.

A DU Alert will be sent to subscribers in the instance of a weather delay or cancellation. If you haven’t done so, sign up online to receive DU Alerts.

Weather delay or cancellation announcements also will be shared:


Committee Updates

The Faculty Affairs Committee will be holding two book clubs this spring. While purchasing books is not required, faculty may purchase the books with travel money.  If you would like to use your travel fund, please submit a ROBE using your travel budget number, which is 110010-505010-791020.


Call for Awards Nominations for the 34th Annual Scientific Sessions

The Eastern Nursing Research Society is now accepting nominations for the March 31 – April 1, 2022 event. Please see the events section for complete information on the various nomination criteria. And, congratulations to DUSON’s Dr. Pamela Spigelmyer who will be presenting, “Moments of Intersection: A Strategy to Promote Community-Engaged, Multidisciplinary Problem-Solving Skills for Students.”