Zaghoul Ahmed portrait

Ahmed, Zaghloul Professor and Chairperson

Dr. Ahmed is currently Professor of Neuroscience and Motor Control at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. He is also a licensed physical therapist who practices in New York. He treats patients with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, stroke, spinal cord injury, and developmental disability. Clinical experiences inform the Ahmed

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Karen Arca-Contreras

Arca-Contreras, Karen Lecturer, Success Coaching Program Coordinator

I am the success coach program coordinator and co-coordinator of NRS. 110 and NRS. 115. I believe in preparing nursing students to meet the complex needs of patients in the health care system. My research interests include: active learning strategies, success coaching, clinical reasoning, interprofessional collaboration, and nursing concepts.

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Dr. Jean-Philippe Berteau

Berteau, Jean-Philippe Assistant Professor

Dr. Berteau is an educator and researcher with experience in Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering and Clinical sciences. Dr. Berteau is interested in bones, their biology and mechanical behavior, and their role as pathology biomarkers. His training in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering complement his clinical skills in Rehabilitation, and extend them into

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Vandana Chaudhry

Chaudhry, Vandana Assistant Professor (Tenure and promotion to Associate Professor effective 9/1/19)

Vandana Chaudhry is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at the City University of New York – College of Staten Island, where she has been recently granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor effective 9/1/19. She came to CSI in 2012 after completing her doctoral studies in

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Michael Chiacchiero

Chiacchiero, Michael Associate Professor

Since beginning his career as a physical therapist in 1995, Dr. Chiacchiero has treated patients throughout the health care continuum beginning in the Acute Care Hospital through Inpatient Rehabilitation, Outpatient Therapy, Home Care, and Skilled Nursing Facilities.  He has also worked in a Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic,

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Danna Curcio

Curcio, Danna Assistant Professor

I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing as well as a member of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars.  Most recently I was inducted as a Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine.  My research interests are in the realm

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Barbara DiCicco-Bloom

DiCicco-Bloom, Barbara Associate Professor

As a clinical nurse for 17 years, my professional background is in primary care, home care, and hospice. My research employs qualitative and mixed methodologies and focuses on relationships among health care professionals. I am concerned with locating the organizational elements and interactional dynamics that facilitate or interfere with safe

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Dr. Eileen Gigliotti

Gigliotti, Eileen Professor

Dr. Gigliotti’s program of research focuses on both theory development and validity of measures.  Her theoretical interest is development and testing of the Neuman Systems Model. She is a Trustee of the model and has written extensively about statistical tests of the model. She is also Chair of the Neuman Systems

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Dr. Marie S. Giordano

Giordano, Marie S. Assistant Professor, Coordinator RN-BS Program

Dr. Giordano brings over 30 years of clinical nursing experience in critical care and hospital administration to the academic setting. Her interests include adult and pediatric burn care, and health care leadership, management, policy, and finance. Her current research focuses on adolescent and young adult burn survivors’ adaptation to consequences

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Patricia Murray Given

Given, Patricia Murray Assistant Professor

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