University of Rochester

Rochester Review
November–December 2013
Vol. 76, No. 2

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Tener Goodwin Veenema (MS), ’99M (MPH), ’01M (PhD) is one of 32 winners worldwide, and five in the United States, of the 2013 Florence Nightingale Medal. An assistant professor in the department of community and public health at Johns Hopkins University, she’s an expert in disaster nursing who has served for 25 years as a volunteer American Red Cross nurse and heads the Tener Consulting Group, which offers strategic, technological, and workforce development expertise to agencies charged with disaster preparedness and delivering emergency public health services.


Kimberly Conroy earned a doctor of nursing practice degree in May from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. She was one of 14 graduates of the Wilkes program’s inaugural class. Her thesis was entitled “Mental Well-Being and Self-Efficacy in Severe Mental Illness,” and she’s in private practice as a psychiatric nurse in Olean, N.Y.