Lisa Kitko, Ph.D., RN

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Assistant Professor of Nursing; Macy Faculty Scholar

Contact Information

307H Nursing Sciences Building
University Park PA 16802

814-863-2228
814-863-0245

(fax) 814-865-6625

lkitko@psu.edu

Education

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Nursing (minor: Gerontology)
M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist option)
B.S.N., University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

Foci

  • Heart failure/mechanical circulatory support
  • Family support/caregivers
  • Palliative care/end of life

Current Funded Research Projects

Transitioning to the terminal phase of heart failure with an LVAD-DT in place. AHA Great Rivers Affiliate (14BGIA18980022), 2014-2016. L. Kitko (PI). J. Hupcey (Co-I).

Palliative care algorithms for heart failure dyads: One-year versus two-year predicted survival. NIH/NINR (R01NR013419), 2011–2016. J. E. Hupcey (PI), L. Kitko (Co-PI), J. Boehmer (Co-I), and M. Kreher (Co-I)

Interprofessional Palliative Care Training Program. Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. 2015-2017. L. Kitko (PI)

 

Publications (click here for list)

 

Honors

2015

  • Nursing Investigator Award 2nd Runner-up, Heart Failure 2015, European Society of Cardiology

2014

  • Research Abstract Nursing Investigator Finalist, Heart Failure Society of America Nursing Research Award

2010

  • Nursing Education Nominee, Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania 

2009

  • Janet A. Williamson Excellence in Teaching Award, Penn State School of Nursing

2008

  • Grantmakers in Aging, GIA Fellows Program