Fall 2012 Newsletter

College of Health Professions eNews
Fall 2012

Note to readers:

I hope you enjoyed the last edition of our new and improved newsletter! To all Physician Assistant and Nursing Alumni, please send me your news. As always, this newsletter is designed to showcase all the wonderful work College of Health Professions students, faculty, staff and alumni/ae are doing! Please continue to stay in touch with us or re-connect to tell us what YOU are doing so we can update your colleagues on your accomplishments.


Sharon Lewis, editor


Kimberly Porter is the Relationship Manager for the College of Health Professions. In this newly developed role, she ensures that there is an open line of communication between Career Services and CHP.  Read more.

  • Don’t miss the First Aid Forum, sponsored by the College of Health Professions and Community Board 1 on October 22, at 6PM at 161 William Street (18th floor).  Interested in leading a session or learning more? Contact Sharon Lewis: slewis2@pace.edu.  

  • Pace now offers an RN/BS degree completion program for RNs through iPace!  This is one of many ways the College of Health Professions is aligned with the IOM report on the future of nursing. Read more.

  • Kudos to Joanne Singleton, PhD, RN, Sharon Wexler PhD, RN, BC,and Renee McLeod-Sordjan, DNP, RN for their recent awards and accolades. Read more.

  • Forbes Magazine recently ranked the Masters in Physician Assistant Studies as the best master’s degree for jobs.  You can read more about it here.

  • Nursing alumni/ae can apply for the Alexander Gralnick Research Award - for psychiatric and mental health nursing research and psychosocial research – (up to $5,000).  Applications are due October 15, 2012.  Nursing alumni can also apply now for the 2013 Dean’s Alumni/ae Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution.  Click here for the details and the application.

  • With your gifts to the Annual Fund, Pace can deliver on our motto, Opportunitas. Your generosity will create more opportunities -- providing the necessary funding to support scholarships, ensure qualified students have access to valuable internships, enhance teaching and research facilities. All of which enhances the Pace experience and adds value to every degree earned here. To support Pace this academic year, make a gift at our secure, online gift site:www.pace.edu/givetopace.

The College of Health Professions is embracing veterans through several initiatives.  Most recently, CHP was awarded a grant of $60,000 from the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW) to provide financial support to female veterans or female dependents of veterans. Read more.

Although Kathy Kettles didn’t dream of becoming a nurse, her nursing education taught her powerful lessons about what’s important in life. Read more.

PA students recently returned from international rotations in India and South Africa. These eye-opening experiences expand students' perspectives and provide them with the opportunity to practice what they are learning in challenging, under-resourced environments. Read more.


Alumni/ae sound off: they're winning awards, collaborating across borders, sharing Pace memories, traveling abroad to present their work, and more. Send us your news! Where are you working? Did you write an article or 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 chpcommunications@pace.edu; please include your credentials and year of graduation, and we'll include your news in the next issue. Read more


Cathy (Madia) Kelley, RN, BSN, CEN 2002, was recently hired as a full time flight RN for HALO Flight Air Ambulance Service. Read more.
Karen Doblin PhD (c), CCRN, CNS, FNP (2001-CNS, 2003 FNP), was recently named a Regional Winner in Nurse.com's Nursing Excellence Awards. Read more. 
Barbara Goldberg graduated in May 2011 as a CAGS student in the FNP program. She says, “Passed my certification boards in December…now working for Medical House Calls PLLC seeing elderly homebound patients and loving it! Besides starting a great new phase in my career, I made a few friends in the process. Thanks, Pace!”
Grace Domingo, (2011), DNP, RN, has received three awards for excellence in clinical practice from NYU Langone Medical Center. Read more.
Mia Elizabeth Ross, RN, (2011),
of Lake George accepted a residency with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Read more.
Cheryl Barnes, DNP (2012), RN,
recently presented at the Queensland University of Technology and at the Joanna Briggs Institute's conference on Transforming Clinical Leaders to Reform Healthcare. Read more .
Pauline M. Johnson, DNP (2012), RN, FNP-BC,
recently presented at the Queensland University of Technology and at the Joanna Briggs Institute's conference on Transforming Clinical Leaders to Reform Healthcare. Read more.