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Golisano Institute Faculty Applaud Legislation Expanding Disability Health Care Resources A child with a developmental disability engages in motor therapy.

01/04/2022 - In late December, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a package of laws to improve access to care for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities. In collaboration with the New York State Association of Behavior Analysis (NYSABA), St. John Fisher College and its Office of Sponsored Programs and Government Affairs and the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing served as advocates for one piece of groundbreaking legislation to expand the scope of practice of Licensed Behavior Analysts.

Faculty Members Transition to Leadership Positions Dr. Lori Dambaugh, Dr. Colleen Donegan, and Dr. Melissa Goodwin

12/13/2021 - This fall, three faculty members, Dr. Lori Dambaugh, Dr. Colleen Donegan, and Dr. Melissa Goodwin, were appointed to leadership positions within their respective Schools.

New Curriculum Prepares Nurses to Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities A nurse checks a patient.

11/18/2021 - A new and first of its kind curriculum designed for integration into existing primary care nurse practitioner residency programs to improve the health care experience for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has been developed by nursing faculty at the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing at St. John Fisher College’s Wegmans School of Nursing.

Nursing Student Presents at Johns Hopkins Conference Kathleen Jarvis presents her research.

11/17/2021 - Kate Jarvis, BS, RN and current student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, presented her integrated review findings at the 10th Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference.

Wegmans School of Nursing Again Recognized by Education Consortium A patch on the uniform students wear at the Wegmans School of Nursing..

11/10/2021 - The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), a partnership between the American Association of Colleges of Nurses and the City of Hope, in Duarte, California, once again included St. John Fisher College’s Wegmans School of Nursing on its ELNEC-Undergraduate Champions List.

Peer Support Group Offers Opportunities to Address Mental Health Issues Scrabble tiles spell out the word support.

10/29/2021 - A twice-monthly peer support group on campus is designed to help students address their mental health issues with the assistance of peers and professionals. A cross-campus collaboration, the sessions are organized by Dr. Chris Noel, visiting associate professor in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, and facilitated by two graduate students in the mental health counseling program in the Wegmans School of Nursing.

Show Off Your Research at Posters on the Hill Logo: Posters on the Hill

10/28/2021 - Fisher undergraduate students who conducted academic research are invited to submit their abstracts to Posters on the Hill 2020, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

One Alumna, Two Students Awarded Italian Women’s Civic Club Scholarship Winners of the Dante Scholarship with Stella Plutino (second from the left)..

10/25/2021 - St. John Fisher College alumna Ellen Fichera ’21 (M.S.), and students William DePasquale ’22 (Pharm.D.) and Anthony Nicolosi ’23 were named recipients of the Italian Women’s Civic Club (IWCC) Dante Scholarship Award. Fichera was honored as a 2020 recipient, and DePasquale and Nicolosi were honored as 2021 recipients.

New Faculty Join Fisher: Two Begin at Wegmans School of Nursing Deborah Hurley and Katie Ledwin

10/11/2021 - Next in our series welcoming new faculty to Fisher, College News Highlights introduces Dr. Deborah A. Hurley, DNP, RN, CNL and Kathryn M. Ledwin, MS, FNP-C in the Wegmans School of Nursing.

Federal Grant Expands Mental Health Training Program Dr. Rob Rice discusses a new $1.8 million grant that will provide significant funding to train underrepresented students in the Mental Health Counseling and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner master’s degree programs to serve and care for the communities in which they reside.

09/13/2021 - In 2017-18, when the Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College was awarded two grants totaling $2.2 million to train students to respond to patients using an interdisciplinary approach, mental health was already a national crisis. Now, after nearly two years of isolation, fear, and uncertainty spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a workforce that is prepared to deliver the best possible care to those struggling with mental health is an even greater necessity.