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Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing Joins Effort to Address Gaps in Health Profession Training Logo: The Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing at St. John Fisher College

10/19/2020 - The Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing at St. John Fisher College is part of a new $1.75 million grant that brings together five colleges and universities to address health disparities among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) by strengthening the knowledge base of the health care workforce.

Fisher to Expand Support for Students in STEM Fields Banners on a wall in the Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building showcases the many disciplines students can explore at Fisher.

09/28/2020 - St. John Fisher College will create a new student support program for underrepresented minority or economically disadvantaged undergraduates studying STEM fields, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the New York State Education Department’s Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP).

Research Focuses on Programs to Support, Empower Cancer Patients Morgan Levy

09/28/2020 - Senior nursing major Morgan Levy spent her summer researching cancer survivorship programs and care plans through the College’s Summer Fellows Research Program. With new standards recently being released by the Commission of Cancer that recommends the implementation of Survivorship Care plans, Levy was looking into what has been working and what needs improvement for these plans to be successful.

Dollinger Elected as President of American Nurses Association - New York Marilyn Dollinger

09/28/2020 - Dr. Marilyn Dollinger, DNS, FNP, RN, professor and executive associate dean of the Wegmans School of Nursing, was recently elected to a two-year term as president of the American Nurses Association - New York (ANA-NY).

Fisher Celebrates a Decade as a U.S. News “Best College” Seal: US News Best Colleges National Universities 2021

09/14/2020 - For the tenth year in a row, St. John Fisher College has earned a place on the U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” feature.

$2 Million Gift to Establish the DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence at St. John Fisher College Jack ’73 and Donna DePeters, with President Gerard J. Rooney, at the 2019 Teddi Dance for Love. The DePeters announced a $10,000 gift to the Teddi Dance during the fundraiser's opening ceremony.

09/09/2020 - St. John Fisher College today announced the creation of the DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence thanks to a $1 million gift from Jack ’73 and Donna DePeters. Jack retired from Wegmans Food Markets after 52 accomplished years of service to the food company, and in honor of his retirement, Wegmans matched the $1 million gift in December 2019.

Teach-In Aims to Open Dialogue, Perspectives Dr. Carolyn Vacca teaches a class outside on the quad.

09/07/2020 - This week, Fisher faculty have organized a teach-in as part of the national Scholar Strike movement designed to educate and encourage dialogue surrounding issues of police violence and racism.

National Black Nurses Association Honors Conyers as a 40 and Under Awardee Dr. Yvette Conyers ’18 (DNP)

09/07/2020 - Dr. Yvette Conyers ’18 (DNP), an assistant professor in the Wegmans School of Nursing, was selected as a National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) 2020 40 and Under Awardee. Conyers was one of only nine nurses from across the country to be honored by the NBNA.

Summit Creates Network of Developmental Disability Nursing Experts Through Zoom, scholars, practitioners, and thought leaders in the field of developmental disability health care came together for a summit focused on education, practice, policy, scholarship, and leadership.

09/02/2020 - This August, the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing (GIDDN) at St. John Fisher College brought together scholars, practitioners, and thought leaders in the field of developmental disability health care for a summit focused on education, practice, policy, scholarship, and leadership.

Course Gives Nursing Home Staff Training in Delivering Care during COVID-19 A diagram from the COVID-19 course explores the chain of infection.

07/06/2020 - A new course created by faculty and staff at the Wegmans School of Nursing is designed to provide direct support staff working with residents of nursing homes with basic training in infectious diseases and how to properly use personal protective equipment (PPE).