Faculty Spotlight

School of Nursing Faculty recognized for their dedication to their students and contributions to the field.

The distinctive programs of the Stony Brook School of Nursing are rich in expert nursing resources. Our faculty are part of a community of scholars and clinicians who refine the curricula annually to reflect changes in practice, advancing technology, and input from the students’ experiences. Their expertise and excellence in their respective nursing specialties are frequently acknowledged and honored by local, national, and international healthcare and nursing organizations.

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School of Nursing
Health Sciences Center, Level 2
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8240
(631) 444-3200

Dr. Annie Rohan

Dr. Annie Rohan was awarded $2.2+ million under the HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program. This program promotes diversity among the health professions and nursing workforce by providing awards to eligible health professions and nursing schools for use in awarding scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have a demonstrated financial need and are enrolled full-time in health professions and nursing programs.

 

Dr. Maria Dolce

A national survey of nurse practitioner (NP) training program educators, conducted by the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH), reveals that a large majority of responders believe graduates’ level of oral health training and competence is at a high level, and therefore NPs are vital an integral to oral health care practices. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Lead investigator Maria Dolce, PhD, RN, an Associate Professor at Stony Brook University School of Nursing, says the findings “hold promise for addressing the gap in access to oral health care and eliminating disparities in the United States.” Since 2000, when he U.S. Surgeon General called for increased awareness of the importance of oral health to overall health, efforts to bring oral health into primary care training in nursing and other health professions have steadily increased. Most (86 percent) of the responding NP programs indicate that oral health is integrated in their curriculum. The study is one of several that examine primary care training programs and oral health care competency by CIPCOH and partnering institutions, including Stony Brook University, Harvard University School of Medicine and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. For more information about the study, see this press release. Professor Dolce’s overall research is related to the integration of oral health into interdisciplinary health sciences education and primary care practice settings.