Donna Fick, Ph.D., GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN

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Elouise Ross Eberly Professor of Nursing
Professor of Medicine
Director, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Penn State
Editor, Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Contact Information

306 Nursing Sciences Building
University Park PA 16802-6509

814-865-9325
814-863-0245

(fax) 814-865-6625

dmf21@psu.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of California at San Francisco
M.S., Nursing Science, Major in Gerontological Nursing, University of Cincinnati
B.S.N., Nursing Science, Berea College

Research Interests

Foci

  • Inappropriate medication use in older adults
  • Delirium in persons with dementia
  • Clinical and health outcomes in managed care

Current Funded Research Projects

Early Nurse Detection of Delirium Superimposed on Dementia-END-DSD. National Institute of Nursing Research, R01NR011042. 2010-2016. D. Fick (PI), A. Kolanowski (Co-I). 

RESERVE For Delirium Superimposed on Dementia (DSD). NINR (R01 NR012242),2010-2016. A. Kolanowski (MPI), D. Fick (MPI).

 

Publications (click here for list)

 

Honors

2011

  • Editor, Journal of Gerontological Nursing

2009

  • John A. Hartford Geriatric Nursing Research Award, Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • Fellow American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Inducted as a Fellow during the Academy's 36th Annual Meeting on November 7, 2009 in Atlanta, GA

2007

  • Fran and Holly Soistman Faculty Development Award for Innovative Research in Healthcare, Penn State, College of Health and Human Development

2005

  • Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
  • Springer Award in Geriatric Nursing for Publication in Applied Nursing Research, Springer Publishing Company

2000

  • Eli Lilly Healthcare Improvement Award, Co-recipient with BCBS of Georgia

1994

  • Elizabeth L. Kemble Excellence in Research and Practice University of Cincinnati Alumni Award

1993-1995

  • UCSF Regents Academic Fellowship Award

1989-1990

  • Professional Nurse Traineeship