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Nurses Christian Fellowship Fundraiser for Royal Family Kids

Today is the final day to make a donation.  NCF, DUSNA and ATD have all made this a service credit opportunity! 

The NCF Duquesne Chapter is accepting donations in support of Royal Family Kids, a Christian organization dedicated to mentoring abused, abandoned and neglected children in the foster care system. All funds will be used to buy clothing and other necessities for the children.

Donations of any amount are appreciated and may be made to the Venmo account @NCFDUQ. You may also send a check payable to NCF Treasurer, Marina Eyster, at 700 Forbes Ave, Brottier Hall, Unit 908, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Submitted by Cherith Simmer


Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Devido!

Dr. Devido and her colleagues are the recipients of this year’s Creative Teaching Award for their project, “Interprofessional Roundtables: Innovating Solutions to Contemporary Mental Health Challenges and Social Injustices.”


Congratulations to Dr. Janet Bischof and Jaime Clark!

Dr. Janet Bischof and Jaime Clark’s proposal, Free to Be Healthy 2.0 Program, has been selected for the 2021 Duquesne University Part-time Faculty Mission Grant award in the amount of $1,000.


Summer Research Assistance

Attention Faculty: If you would like flexible, part-time summer research assistance (in person or remote) from a graduate student this summer please let Melissa Kalarchian know as soon as possible, by May 1 at the latest.


Spring Clothing Sale | Duquesne University Nursing Alumni Association

The Duquesne University Nursing Alumni Association Spring Clothing Sale is happening now through April 16. This is a great opportunity to show your school spirit while also supporting a great cause! All proceeds will go to the DUSON Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship.

Each item will be custom made per order. Orders cannot be returned unless there is a manufacturer’s defect. Orders are completed online and will be mailed to your stated address. Please allow three weeks to process orders. Your alumni gift will be received before Duquesne University Nursing Graduation.

Contact Terri Tunick with any questions or comments.


Holy Family Institute Seeking Volunteers to Help Care for Migrant Children

Contact Lynn Guerra: guerra.lynn@hfi-pgh.org

Holy Family Institute in Pittsburgh is seeking volunteers (especially bilingual speakers) to help caring for migrant children who are coming to Pittsburgh.

They expect to receive 80 migrant children, ages 3-12, as part of the response to the crisis at the border. The Federal Government is working directly with Holy Family Institute to make the accommodations. The children will stay at the new Holy Family Institute location in Coraopolis (Our Lady of Sacred Heart School campus). Children will be at HFI until they are connected to their sponsors (approx.: 10-15 days). Sr. Linda Yankoski (President/CEO) and Lynn Guerra (Director of Volunteer Services) of Holy Family Institute are looking for volunteers to support the children.

Volunteers needed for three shifts (6:30a- 2:30p, 2:30p- 10:30p, 10:30p-6:30a). In need of volunteers to help with supervising children ages 3-12, need assistance with cleaning and disinfecting play areas, serving meals, and doing laundry. Caring for children and supporting those impacted by trauma.

Submitted by Dean Glasgow


Help Spread the Word: McGinley-Rice Symposium Abstract Deadline

The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, April 16, 2021, and we’d appreciate if you could help share that we are still actively seeking submissions.

Please find social media messages that you are welcome to share.

You may also share either of these videos if you’d like:

Benefits of Submitting an Abstract: https://youtu.be/Sgnyg_lniwQ

Submitting an Abstract: https://youtu.be/coLzt-_btRA


Book Collection

Have you been thinking you should “someday” sort all those books in your office? Perhaps put this on your “Summer List” and contact Recycled Pages, Tom Bradford, 937.776.6291 and he will pick them up.

Submitted by Cherith Simmer