Spring 2013 Newsletter

College of Health Professions eNews
Spring 2013

Note to readers:

I hope you enjoyed the last edition of our new and improved newsletter! To all Physician Assistant and Nursing Alumni/ae, 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.

We are delighted to share other resources on Facebook that you might enjoy. The Lienhard Facebook page recently launched and can be found here: www.facebook.com/LienhardNursing and the official PA Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pace-University-Lenox-Hill-Hospital-Physician-Assistant-Program/108836799197850?ref=ts&fref=ts.

Please continue to stay in touch with us through Facebook and our newsletter and feel free to re-connect to tell us what you are doing so we can update your colleagues on your accomplishments.

Sharon Lewis, editor

Our last newsletter featured an overview of what Career Services offers nursing and PA students and alumni/ae. This time, we spoke with Kimberly Porter to get some advice for job seekers in those fields.  Read more.

  • Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed Dean of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing. Read more.
  • Lienhard School of Nursing is hiring because of recent growth in all of our programs. Read more
  • The College of Health Professions is holding our inaugural talent show on March 5, 2013 in NYC!  Read more
  • Nursing alumni/ae can now apply for the Alexander Gralnick Research Award - for psychiatric and mental health nursing research and psychosocial research – (up to $5,000).  Applications are due March 1, 2013. Read more.  

  • Nursing alumni/ae can also apply now for the 2013 Dean’s Alumni/ae Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution.  Read more
  • Lienhard School of Nursing now has a Facebook page. Read more
  • Kathleen Roche MPA, RPA-C, FNP, Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Physician Assistant Program, was recently recognized by PAEA (the Physician Assistant Education Association) for her excellence and mentorship. Read more.
  • Twelve exceptional FNP students are awardees of the 2013 HRSA ANEE stipend ($22,000 each).  Read more
  • Our fourth quarter pass rate for 2012 for first time test takers of the NCLEX-RN is 100%! Read more
  • Professor Joanne Singleton, PhD, RN, has been elected as the Co-Chair of the Nursing Academy of the National Academies of Practice. Read more
An actor playing the role of a teenager asks a nurse for information on birth control.  Her mother (another actor) later asks the nurse to disclose her daughter’s conversation.  As the nurse, what would you do? Read more

Amy Rajan graduated in 2009 from Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University and founded a health initiative on Long Island called Get Ahead. Read more

During Hurricane Sandy, nurses were hailed as heroes.  Our own Lienhard alumni/ae were among the people working to keep patients safe in the midst of disaster. Read more.


Alumni/ae sound off: they're publishing articles in major journals, winning awards, collaborating across borders, 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 chpcommunications@pace.edu; please include your credentials and year of graduation, and we'll include your news in the next issue. Read more.


Recent PA graduates Toni Milito, Matthew Muri, Jessica Oakes, and Jessica Spivey published an article in JAAPA with associate clinical professor Jean Covino DHSc, MPA, PA-C.

Jessica Oakes, RPA-C, (PA ‘12) is working part time as an allergy/asthma specialist in Rockland and part time at Ezras Choilim Health Center in Monroe, NY as an internal medicine physician assistant.

Matt Muri, RPA-C, (PA ‘12) is an Internal Medicine physician assistant at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  (Matt has a BS in Biology from the University of Minnesota).

Toni-Marie Milito, RPA-C, (PA ‘12) is currently working part time at New York Presbyterian Cornell on the inpatient oncology service, and will soon be starting full time at Lenox Hill Hospital in obstetrics/gynecology.

Rinta Thomas, RN, BSN, MA, CNRN (MA, Nurse Education, ‘12) began teaching Nursing at the College of New Rochelle as Adjunct Faculty in Fall 2012.

Larissa Camano, FNP, RN (FNP ’12) says, “I just wanted to share the unveiling of the [Norwalk Community Health Center], a mobile health center that I will be working on.  It is a great opportunity and very exciting, so thank you again for all I have learned from you.”  Read more.

Karen Yancopoulos, RN (‘11), along with fellow alum Ted Bailly, won best poster at the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) conference in the fall of 2012.  Read more.

Ted Bailly, RN (‘11), along with fellow alum Karen Yancopoulos, won best poster at the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) conference in the fall of 2012.  Read more.

Stephen Ferrara, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, (BS ‘99; MS ‘00; DNP ‘11) was awarded the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Award for Excellence for New York State at the 27th Annual National Conference held recently in Orlando, Florida. Read more.

Jason Slyer, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, (DNP ’11) has been awarded the title of Affiliate Lecturer in The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI).  Read more.

Tara Herlocher, RN (‘10) participated in the VNS NY 2012 RN internship completion ceremony in October.  Read more.