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Faculty Scholars Grant Grantees

2021-2022 Recipients

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Laurie-Kennedy-MaloneEnhancing Nurse Practitioner Competency-Based Education and Assessment with Innovative Video Simulations

Laurie Kennedy Malone, PhD
University of North Carolina at Greensboro 

Dr. Malone has been a certified gerontological nurse practitioner since 1982 and a professor of nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) since 1990. She is a Fellow of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the Gerontological Society of America. She was the 2007 recipient of the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing Geriatric Nursing Faculty Champion and the National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners' Excellence in Education Award in 2006. In November 2018, she was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for Excellence as a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. She coauthored Integrating Gerontological Content into Advanced Practice Nursing Education (Springer, 2010) and Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults, (FA Davis, 2014 and 2019). Both books received AJN Book of the Year Awards. She has authored over 35 peer reviewed publications. A former president of the National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners, she later served as a Director at Large of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA). In 2020, Dr. Kennedy-Malone received the Excellence in Leadership Award from GAPNA and, most recently, the Excellence in Creativity & Innovation, Edith Moore Copeland Founders Award from Sigma Theta Tau International. 

Kristen MunyanEnhancing Laboratory Infrastructure to Support At-Risk and ESL Students

Kristen Munyan, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Director
Oakland University 

Dr. Munyan is an Assistant Professor and the Undergraduate Program Director at Oakland University School of Nursing in Rochester, Michigan. An alumna of Oakland's BSN (2008) and MSN (2010) programs, Dr. Munyan returned to Oakland University as faculty in 2017 after receiving her DNP and family nurse practitioner training from Wayne State University. Her research focus has involved identifying and addressing health disparities in foundational nursing assessments and interventions with specific interest in the utility of technology to address these needs. She is currently a co-PI on a study of the accuracy of nursing assessments of pain and dyspnea via telehealth. In her current role, she hopes to apply this focus on technology and vulnerable populations to enhancing equity in nursing education within the undergraduate program and promoting a diverse nursing workforce. Dr. Munyan instructs courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at Oakland University and continues to practice in the community setting.

2020-2021 Recipients

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Competency-Based Education Innovations

Ann GravesAdvancing Student Evidence-Based Practice Competency

Ann Graves, PhD, RN
University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing



Nursing Education Innovations Related to Disaster Response (COVID-19)

Beth CulrossImmersive Virtual Reality for COVID-19 Primary Care Nursing

Beth Culross, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC
Assistant Professor
University of Nebraska Medical Center