Dr. Salman earned her Master's Degree in Medical-Surgical Nursing (School of Nursing) and her Doctoral Degree in Epidemiology of Chronic Disease (Graduate School of Public Health) from the University of Pittsburgh. She has extensive clinical experience in acute and chronic care including organ transplantation. Prior to joining the faculty of Duquesne University School of Nursing as an Assistant Professor, she held positions as a staff nurse, home care nurse and most recently at a Medicaid managed health organization (MHO) as a community health nurse. Dr. Salman's expertise in nursing, public/community health, and Middle Eastern culture has led her to a research focus on disease prevention and health promotion with a particular interest in women's health and vulnerable populations. Dr. Salman's funded research has included minority, immigrant and refugee populations, international/global health, environmental health, interreligious (interfaith) dialogue, and technology in education. In 2016, Dr. Salman was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for six months in Saudi Arabia to share her research and teaching expertise.
Karen Eisler has been a RN for over 35 years. She has worked as a Clinical RN for 20 years in ICU and Emergency in an acute care hospital in Regina and for about 15 years primarily in Administrative positions; the most recent was as the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association. Her Master’s thesis and Doctoral research was in Nursing Leadership. The results indicated that managers’ use of transformational leadership practices can affect the staff nurses’ perception of the quality of patient care on a unit. Her research interest is in nursing leadership related to patient and staff outcomes, quality workplaces and provincial and national nursing regulation.
Dr Polly Li is an assistant professor of the Nethersole School of Nursing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include supportive cardiovascular and repiratory care, gerontology and long-term care, particularly focusing on improving self-care among adults with chronic cardiac and respiratory diseases, including pneumoconiosis, heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Moreover, she also strives to promote brain health in persons with mild cognitive impairment, appropriate care-seeking behaviors in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Dr Li has successfully obtained several research grants from various funding agencies including General Research Fund, Early Career Scheme, and Health Care and Promotion Scheme.
Dr. Dariusz Wojciech Mazurkiewicz, holds Ph.D.
in Medical Sciences , the discipline of
medicine. He is a graduate of Medical
University, Technical University, and Life Sciences University. He is educated
and trained in the field of midwifery, health sciences, mental health, life
sciences, and hospital care investigation. Dr. Mazurkiewicz is a member of: the
European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies; the American Association for the
Advancement of Science; the European Psychiatric Assosciation. Dr. Mazurkiewicz
is scientifically focused especially on: a new challenge for midwives, limitations, risks, co-operation between
midwives and medical doctors in time of
the threat of a mass terrorist attack and a life-threatening mass disaster. He
is a prolific author, as the articles authored and published by Dr.
Mazurkiewicz in peer-reviewed scientific journals are raising, among
others, the following vital and important issues: * a new challenge for midwives and medical doctors in time of the threat of a mass terrorist attack and a life-threatening mass disaster; * limitations and risks in providing midwifery healthcare in the event of a mass terrorist attack; * co-operation between midwives and medical doctors in the face of a terrorist threat; * the neurobiology of addiction; * sexual disorders following Ob-Gyn surgeries ; * cybersex; * child sexually abused; * the role of forensic sexology and an expert witness in the fight against sexual crimes; * the acceptance of homosexuality; * the impact of mass terrorist attack on the health of an expectant mother and her fetus as well as the course of pregnancy and delivery; * mental health disorders in victims of World Trade Center terrorist attack of September 11,2001. Dr. Mazurkiewicz serves as a reviewer for several academic publications, including but not limited to, the European Journal Of Psychotraumatology.