Ann M. Kolanowski, Ph.D., RN, FGSA, FAAN

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Professor of Nursing; Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Associated Faculty, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

Contact Information

304 Nursing Sciences Building
University Park PA 16802

814-863-9901
814-863-1048

(fax) 814-865-3779

amk20@psu.edu

Education

Post-Doctoral Training, Research Fellow/Neurobeahvior, University of Michigan
Post-Doctoral Training, Research Associate/Teaching Nursing Home Project, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., New York University, Nursing Research and Theory Development
M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, Adult Health and Aging
B.S., College Misericordia, Nursing (Cum Laude)

Research Interests

Foci

  • Complex care issues in the health of the elderly
  • Dementia behavior in the elderly
  • Drug burden in nursing home residents with dementia
  • Non-pharmacological interventions for the behavioral symptoms of dementia and delirium
  • Non-pharmacological interventions for delirium in persons with dementia

 

Current Funded Research Projects

RESERVE For Delirium Superimposed on Dementia (DSD). NIH/NINR (R01 NR012242), 9/09/10- 6/30/16. A. Kolanowski & D. Fick (MPI).

Early Nurse Detection of Delirium Superimposed on Dementia-END-DSD. NIH/NINR. (R01 NR011042), 2010-2016. D. Fick (PI), A. Kolanowski (Co-I). 

 

Publications (click here for list)

 

Honors

2012

  • Doris Schwartz Nursing Research Award, Nursing Interest Group & Gerontological Society of America

2011

  • Visiting Professor: Commissioned Program on Dementia Care, Hong Kong Hospital Authority
  • Mathy Mezey Visiting Professor, New York University. (January 2011 - June 2011)

2009

  • Visiting Professor, Eastern Australia Dementia Training & Study Center, Queensland University of Technology

2006

  • John A. Hartford Geriatric Nursing Research Award, Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • Elouise Ross Eberly Professor of the School of Nursing, Penn State

2004

  • Recipient of the College of Health and Human Development Fran & Holly Soistman Award

2003

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
  • Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America
  • Visiting Professor, School of Nursing, Medical College of Georgia

2002

  • “Spirit of Nursing” Award, Georgia Nurses Association

1996

  • Pennsylvania Higher Education in Nursing Schools - Distinguished Colleague Award

1991

  • Leadership Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1991

1990-1991, 1983-1984

  • Listed in Who's Who in American Nursing

1990

  • Excellence in Research Award, Zeta Psi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau