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Updated November 19, 2015

Campbell-Heider named IntNSA fellow

Published November 19, 2015

Nancy Campbell-Heider, associate professor in the School of Nursing, has been named a fellow in the International Academy of Addictions Nurses (FIAAN).

The FIAAN is a fellowship of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA), a professional organization committed to the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders. Fellows are recognized for their contributions through practice, teaching, advocacy, administration and research to the field of addictions nursing.

Campbell-Heider received the honor at the IntNSA 39th Annual Educational Conference held last month in Charlotte.

Her research focuses on high-risk teenage behaviors, especially those related to addiction, and developing innovative educational programs for nurses.

In 2006, she revamped the UB Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program to include a focus on addiction in primary care, the first in the nation to prepare FNPs to sit for the certification exam in both family health and advanced practice addictions nursing

Also an adjunct professor of dental medicine, Campbell-Heider is currently the project director for a $1.1 million grant to enhance the understanding of oral-systemic health among nurses through education and collaborative practice with dental professionals.

A fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, she is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Addictions Nursing.

Through her career, she has amassed more than 45 publications and 24 grants totaling nearly $5 million in funding. She holds several awards as well, including the 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Campbell-Heider received a doctoral degree in nursing and a master’s degree in clinical family health nursing from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Winona State College.

Fleischmann honored by Burchfield Penney

Published November 12, 2015

Ilene Fleischmann, vice dean for alumni, public relations and communications in the UB Law School, and executive director of the UB Law Alumni Association, was honored at the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s recent Arts Auction and Gala, along with her husband, Peter Fleischmann, for their enduring commitment to the BPAC.

“Peter and Ilene believe in philanthropy and service to others. They are paramount to the life of the center and have been involved in its strategic growth for more than half of its lifespan,” said Burchfield Penney executive director Anthony Bannon. “Peter has been among the most visible board members since 1985; his integrity and strength of character are hallmarks of his leadership. Ilene’s personality, presence and generous support have been instrumental in all we do. Together, they provide a level of distinction that we applaud and to which we should aspire.”

Nursing faculty graduate from NIH summer institute

Published August 20, 2015

Jessica Castner, PhD, assistant professor of nursing, and Laurie Connors, PhD, clinical assistant professor of nursing, graduated from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Summer Genetics Institute.

The competitive, month-long training program provides participants with a foundation in molecular genetics that can applied for use in research, teaching and clinical practice.

Fewer than 400 researchers and clinicians have been admitted to the program. Participants receive the NIH Intramural Research Training Award, which covers the cost of attendance.

The program is sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research.

Fiebelkorn elected to new role in pharmacist group

Published July 30, 2015

Karl Fiebelkorn, senior associate dean in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and associate professor of pharmacy practice, was elected director of public policy of the board of directors of the Western Chapter New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists.