Sandra Citty, Ph.D., R.N., ARNP-BC, was promoted to clinical associate professor, effective July 1, 2017. Citty, who spends much of her time instructing undergraduate nursing students and mentoring graduate students in the DNP program, has focused her research on finding ways to improve electronic medical records, specifically regarding how nutritional supplements are documented, ordered and administered.
“Dr. Citty’s work was recognized by her peers within the College of Nursing, external reviewers, and the UF Academic Personnel Board as distinctive by the high degree of integration of her clinical expertise with her teaching and scholarship. I am proud to have such a committed nurse educator who leads and inspires students and clinical colleagues to practice at the highest level as a member of the UFCON faculty,” said Dean Anna McDaniel.
Leslie Parker, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., was appointed as Associate Professor-tenure-track. A long-time clinical faculty member, Parker will focus onher research in her new responsibilities at the college. She is an nurse practitioner and nurse researcher who has dedicated her career to helping the tiniest of patients as a neonatal nurse practitioner. She still practices in the neonatal intensive care unit at UF Health Shands.
In 2013, Parker received two NIH grants to study nutrition in very low birth weight infants, which is the focus of her research and scholarship program.
“I hope that my program of research can improve short- and long-term health outcomes for very low-birth weight infants by improving their nutritional status and decreasing complications due to prematurity,” Parker said.