Royals Respond Archive

  • 10/28/2020
    Theresa Haley ‘86 Prepares and Protects VA Hospital
    VA infection preventionist and former volleyball student-athlete keeps patients, staff safe.
  • 10/14/2020
    Alumni Nurses Featured on 'Today Show'
    Nurses Andrew Graham '08 and Valerie Lucas '14 were part of the "heroic team" who treated their colleague at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
  • 10/07/2020
    Ledetsch Adjusts on the Fly, Helps Long Island Block Back COVID-19
    A former volleyball standout battles pandemic amid unprecedented circumstances outside New York City.
  • 09/21/2020
    Kelly Loughlin '14 Blocks COVID-19 Spread in Honolulu
    A former Scranton volleyball standout fights the pandemic in Hawaii.
  • 09/01/2020
    Chemistry Alumna Co-authors Study on COVID-19
    Karolyn Teufel, M.D. '98 coauthored a study alongside other George Washington University researchers. The team found five biomarkers associated with higher odds of clinical deterioration and death in COVID-19 patients.
  • 08/05/2020
    Infectious Disease Expert Discusses Outbreaks, Responses and Covid-19
    Col. James Cummings, M.D. ’88, H’15, president of ICON Government and Public Health Solutions, Inc., discusses COVID-19.
  • 07/14/2020
    Alumna CIO Discusses Innovation in the Time of COVID
    In a recent interview with HealthLeaders, Karen Murphy, Ph.D., RN '91 discussed how Geisinger and the Steele Institute pivoted to respond to COVID-19. 
  • 06/04/2020
    Expert in Emerging Special Pathogens Responds to Pandemic
    Alex Isakov, M.D., MPH ’87, no stranger to emerging special pathogens in his career, engages daily with inter-disciplinary teams that are forging Emory University’s response to the pandemic.
  • 06/03/2020
    Danielle Healey, RN '11 Returns to Work after COVID
    Danielle Healy '11 is an RN at Yale New Haven Hospital in the Perioperative Services Adult Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) who tested positive for COVID-19 on April 2. Her mom, sister, niece and husband also contracted the virus. 
  • 06/02/2020
    Slideshow: Meet More Royal Responders
    Alumni continue to respond to the pandemic. Meet some of our Royal Responders in this slideshow.
  • 05/29/2020
    PCPS Newsletter: To the Class of 2020
    The Panuska College of Professional Studies shares its biweekly newsletter featuring stories of those who answer the "call to care" during the COVID-19 crisis. You can read the entire May 29 issue here.
  • 05/27/2020
    Eileen Parinisi Dimond '85: The Role of National Cancer Institute During the Pandemic
    "NCI doesn’t stop even when a pandemic hits the globe. Our mission in cancer research continues and, in fact, NCI has been tapped to use its unique resources and breadth of experience to address aspects of the pandemic," said Dimond.
  • 05/27/2020
    Maura Regan ‘13 G’14 Named New York Post's Hero of the Day
    Maura Regan ‘13 G’14, an Acute Care Occupational Therapist at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation, is guiding COVID-19 survivors through their post-ventilator recoveries. She was named New York Post's "Hero of the Day" on May 26, 2020.
  • 05/19/2020
    Nursing Alumnae Connect at One NYC Hospital
    While most are keeping their distance during the pandemic, three Scranton alumnae remain in close proximity to one another in New York City. 
  • 05/15/2020
    PCPS Newsletter: 'Be the Helpers, Look for the Helpers'
    The Panuska College of Professional Studies has created a biweekly newsletter to share the stories of those who answer the "call to care" during the COVID-19 crisis. You can read the entire May 15 issue here.
  • 05/11/2020
    Reunion is Postponed. Friendship is not Canceled.
    Freshman year roommates James Kompany '95 and Dr. Vince Carsillo '95, who are both navigating unfamiliar territory during the pandemic, will miss reconnecting this summer at Reunion. But they are reminded of what Scranton gave them.
  • 05/05/2020
    Nurses Day: Collection of Stories
    It's Nurses Day. We value the hard work of our RoyalRNs every day, but today, this year, we want to send them a special thank you. We have gathered some of our recent Royals Respond stories featuring nurses below. 
  • 05/01/2020
    PCPS Community Comes Together
    The Panuska College of Professional Studies has created a biweekly newsletter to share the stories of those who answer the "call to care" during the COVID-19 crisis. You can read the entire May 1 issue here.
  • 05/01/2020
    Alumna Establishes Meals for Medics in Scranton
    Alyssa Muchisky '16, a medical school student, established Meals for Medics to donate hot meals to local health care workers.
  • 04/30/2020
    ‘We are all Vulnerable’: Palliative Care during COVID
    Palliative care doctors and administrators use technology and community support to help patients and their families.
  • 04/30/2020
    Staff ‘Check-in' Calls Show Strength of Community
    Abigail Corrigan ’21 reports on how staff "check-in" calls reflect the strength of the University community.
  • 04/24/2020
    Slideshow: Meet Some of our Royal Responders
    Meet some of our Royal Responders in this slideshow.
  • 04/24/2020
    Ask the Expert: Kelly Sarti Wroblewski ‘02
    Hear from Kelly Sarti Wroblewski ‘02, director of infectious disease programs for the Association of Public Health Laboratories, about the COVID-19 testing landscape.
  • 04/21/2020
    Video: Maria Vital G’11 Thanks Health Care Providers
    Maria Vital G’11, operations manager of the Leahy Clinic, thanks health care providers.
  • 04/17/2020
    PCPS Students, Faculty and Alumni Respond
    The Panuska College of Professional Studies has created a biweekly newsletter to share the stories of those who answer the "call to care" during the COVID-19 crisis. You can read the entire April 17 issue here.
  • 04/16/2020
    Colonel Richard H. Breen, Jr. ’77: A New Mission
    Colonel (R) Richard H. Breen, Jr. ’77, director of Strategic Communications for the Military Health System, guides his team through COVID-19. He talks about the challenges of his new normal, here.
  • 04/16/2020
    Something Found in COVID-19: Human Moments
    Jack Lynch '83 writes about his experience during the COVID-19 crisis as president and CEO of Main Line Health.
  • 04/15/2020
    Professor Puts Hobby to Good Use
    Professor turns to hobby to answer call for cloth masks needed for Covid-19 pandemic responders.
  • 04/11/2020
    A Family Fundraising Effort from Behind the Frontlines
    The work of Melissa Schnipp ’96, site finance controller at Hackensack Meridian Health’s Palisades Medical Center, inspires her 10-year-old son to get involved in the fight against COVID-19.
  • 04/09/2020
    Nursing Department Thanks Alumni RoyalRNs
    The University of Scranton's Nursing Department thanks all the alumni RoyalRNs out in the world doing work to combat COVID-19 in this video tribute.
  • 04/09/2020
    Taylor Kerrane '16: Brother Pays Tribute
    Conor Kerrane '12 writes a tribute to his sister, Taylor Kerrane '16, an ER nurse for Northwell Health in Long Island, New York.
  • 04/09/2020
    Cat Munzing '05: A Scranton Connection Inspires the Making of Masks
    It all started when her freshman year floormate asked her for sewing advice to make masks. That gave Cat Munzing '05, from Oceanside, New York, an idea.
  • 04/07/2020
    Isabella Dolente '17 is Honored by her Parents
    Isabella Dolente '17 is a nurse who is working to combat COVID-19 in Philadelphia. Her parents, who were so proud of their daughter on the front line of the pandemic, made shirts for their family and friends to honor her.
  • 04/07/2020
    Brittany Piatt ‘12, DPT ‘16 Gets Video Thank You
    Brittany Piatt ‘12, DPT ‘16 is providing physical therapy to patients during the COVID19 pandemic. Here, her family recognizes her for her work.
  • 04/07/2020
    National Doctors' Day Tributes
    The University's Medical Alumni Council collected tributes to doctors on National Doctors' Day on Monday, March 30. Read a selection of the tributes here.
  • 04/07/2020
    PCPS Newsletter Highlights Call to Care
    The Panuska College of Professional Studies has created a biweekly newsletter to share the stories of those who answer the "call to care." Here are just a couple of highlights from the newsletter.
  • 04/07/2020
    Captain Vincent Solomeno '07: I Find Myself in the Hands of God
    Captain Vincent Solomeno '07 is assistant operations officer for New Jersey National Guard's Joint Task Force 57, which is responsible for the New Jersey Army and Air National Guard's support of COVID-19 statewide.
  • 04/06/2020
    Lauren Carosi '16: Being the Light
    Lauren Carosi '16 is a physician assistant working in the emergency room at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. She had been working in the ER for about a year and a half before the COVID-19 crisis. Hear from her, here.
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