Alumni Notes Spring 2014

Alumni sound off: they're winning awards, getting great jobs, traveling and treating patients abroad, publishing their research, and more. Send us your news! Where are you working? Did you write a book or win an award? Did you just get married, have a baby, or celebrate another milestone in your life? You can e-mail; please include your credentials and year of graduation, and we'll include your news in the next issue. Read more.

Ferry Ferdianto (PA class of 2013) says: “I passed the boards, now I am a certified Physician Assistant. My fortune doesn't stop there. I got a better job offer and I decided to accept the offer. I will be working at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan for hospital medicine. They will also sponsor my working visa. I really hope that my story will inspire many students especially at Pace University. Thank you.”

Read about Ferry in the January alumni e-connect here.

A group of DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) alumni from the class of 2013
received first place on their poster presentation at the 2013 Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State annual conference in October. The team members include: Flora Antwi, DNP, RN, FNP-BC; Natalya Fazylova, DNP, RN, FNP-BC;  Marie-Carmel Garcon, DNP, RN, FNP-BC; Liliana Lopez, DNP, RN, FNP-BC;  Rosagna Rubiano, DNP, MBA, RN, FNP-BC and their faculty mentor, Jason T. Slyer, DNP, RN, FNP-BC. The title of the project was: The effectiveness of web-based programs on the reduction of childhood obesity in school-aged children: A systematic review.  In the accompanying photo are: Natalya Fazylova, Liliana Lopez, and Marie-Carmel Garcon.

Tiffany (Carter) Fiore, a 2012 graduate from the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant program, participated in a surgical mission in Santiago, Dominican Republic in September, where she took part in 5 reconstructive scoliosis cases.  Fiore is a volunteer with the International Surgical Foundation (ISF), a non-profit Christian based charity serving the medical needs of the impoverished population of the Dominican Republic and surrounding areas.  ISF is the collaboration of many dedicated professionals who witness first-hand how extreme poverty can result in profound neglect of many spine related problems. This has left many within the population suffering from major neurologic disorders that could have been prevented with proper clinical follow-up.

Jacqueline Alleva, (2009) RN, was featured in the White Plains Patch in November in an article that focused on her life-saving  work as a nurse on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx and her education at Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing.

Adriana Arcia, (2006) PhD, RN postdoctoral research fellow, authored "Facebook Advertisements for Inexpensive Participant Recruitment Among Women in Early Pregnancy," published in Health Education & Behavior (September 30, 2013). She is a graduate of the CDP program at Lienhard. She also recently received the Harriet H. Werley Award at the American Media Informatics Association (AMIA) annual symposium for a paper she presented there on November 19th. The same paper also was nominated for the Distinguished Paper Award.