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D'Youville looks forward to hosting you for this event. The event will be held on
the D'Youville campus in the D'Youville Academic Center, Sixth Floor Event Space.
This unique space offers scenic views of the campus, downtown Buffalo, and Canada.
D'Youville is a compact campus in the heart of Buffalo's West Side neighborhood. Attendees
in need of parking are recommended to use the D'Youville park and ride service and
park in the La Salle Park off-site parking lot where D'Youville's Red Bus will pick them up and ferry them to campus.
- Welcome, Dr. Mimi Steadman, Vice President for Academic Affairs, D’Youville
- Fulbright Advocacy, Dr. Jean Francois Gounard, Director of International Student Affairs,
Buffalo State College
- Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ted Schwalbe, Chapter President, State University
of New York at Fredonia
- Featured Keynote Speaker, Dr. Paul Violanti, Assistant Clinical Professor, Family
Nurse Practitioner Program, D’Youville
- Fulbright Traditional Awards Program, Dr. Lauren Clay, Assistant Professor Health
Administration and Public Health, D’Youville
- Specialists Awards Program, Dr. Cathleen Morreale, Associate Director for Curriculum
and Assessment, University at Buffalo
- Student Award Program, Natalie DuBois, Graduate Student, SUNY Fredonia
- Question and Answer Session, Event Closing
Dr. Paul Violanti, Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, D’Youville
Dr. Paul Violanti has been a practice partner with Jericho Road Community Health Center
(JRCHC) since 2001. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Family Nurse
Practitioner Program at the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing at D’Youville College,
since 2000. Paul has been a nurse for nearly 35 years and a Nurse Practitioner dually
certified in Family Health and Pediatrics for the past 25 years.
At Jericho Road, Dr. Violanti is a founding board member of Jericho Road Ministry
(governing entity of JRCHC) and has served as their Director of Global Health programs
since its inception 11 years ago. In this role, he helped establish and continues
to manage 3 medical clinics in under-resourced parts of Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic
of Congo and Nepal. Besides educating health professionals in the classroom, he is
also active in precepting students at his Buffalo office as well as leading students
and other health professionals on short term medical mission trips abroad. In total,
Dr. Violanti has been on 27 medical trips to underdeveloped regions of the world including
Mexico, Thailand, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Philippines, Vietnam, Sierra Leone, Democratic
Republic of Congo and Nepal.
Dr. Violanti received his BSN and master’s degree from the State University of New
York at Buffalo and a post master’s degree and Doctorate degree from D’Youville College.
Dr. Lauren Clay, Assistant Professor Health Administration and Public Health, D’Youville
Dr. Lauren Clay is an Assistant Professor in the Health Administration and Public
Health Department at D’Youville College. Her research focuses on public health outcomes
of disasters, with a focus on reducing health disparities during long-term recovery.
In 2007, she received a U.S. Student Fulbright Grant to Bangladesh where she conducted
a study on elective cesarean sections in the middle class at the International Centre
for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) and contributed to a study on
Crime, Violence, and Human Insecurity with BRAC.
Dr. Cathleen Morreale, Associate Director for Curriculum and Assessment, University
Cathleen Morreale completed her PhD in Higher Education Administration through the
Department of Educational Leadership at the University at Buffalo (UB), SUNY in 2011.
Her various professional and personal experiences in higher education have focused
on assessment, course evaluation, curriculum and program development, experiential
learning (including internships and service-learning), counseling and advising, assessment,
and career development. She currently serves as the Associate Director for Curriculum
and Assessment in the Office for Educational Effectiveness at UB. She recently served
as a Fulbright Specialist to the University at Limpopo in South Africa.
Natalie DuBois, Graduate Student, SUNY Fredonia
Natalie DuBois is a 2017 SUNY Geneseo Graduate with a B.A. in mathematics and a double
major in psychology. Her Fulbright experience was as an English Teaching Assistant
in Schkopau, Germany, during which she assisted and taught in English and math classrooms
while improving her German language proficiency. Natalie is currently pursuing a Master’s
in Education at SUNY Fredonia with a goal of attaining New York State certification
for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.