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Anesthesiology Professor Jeanne Antolchick Shines a Spotlight on Florida’s Non-Opioid Alternatives Law

Anesthesiology Professor Jeanne Antolchick Shines a Spotlight on Florida’s Non-Opioid Alternatives Law

In June 2019, Florida became the fifth state in the nation to adopt a law with the intent to mitigate the opioid epidemic. Florida's law, in particular, requires that health care providers have a conversation about opioids and provide a pamphlet about alternatives to opioid medications to their patients before administering or prescribing an...

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Dr. Steve Alves Tests Advanced Technology in Simulated Procedures

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Dr. Steve Alves Tests Advanced Technology in Simulated Procedures

When it comes to administering regional anesthetics to mitigate patient pain, the evidence has long been clear: using ultrasound technology to guide injections is both safer and more efficient than blind methods. Now, a promising new technology aims to further improve the performance of ultrasound-guided procedures, and a Barry University...

Barry Grad Chris Lonetta on Breaking Barriers as a CRNA

Barry Grad Chris Lonetta on Breaking Barriers as a CRNA

Chris Lonetta, DNP, CRNA Barry Class of 2003 and 2014 Nurse anesthesiology runs in Chris Lonetta's family. His aunt is a CRNA and, while he was still in high school, he shadowed her in the operating room. After earning his BSN from Kent State University, Lonetta turned again to his aunt for advice on anesthesiology schools. “She guided me...

Nurse Anesthesiology Program Celebrates 25 Years

Nurse Anesthesiology Program Celebrates 25 Years

Explore 25 Years of the Anesthesiology Program Much has changed since 1995, the year Barry University graduated its first Master of Science in Anesthesiology class. Many distinguished alumni have returned as faculty and mentors, the student body has diversified and grown, and clinical training sites that once numbered in the single digits are now...

A Student Who Strives for Greatness

A Student Who Strives for Greatness

Kelly Nickell, RNMS, AnesthesiologyClass of 2020 After she earns her Master of Science in Anesthesiology this May, Kelly Nickell has no plans to rest on her laurels. “My ideal path after completing my program is to continue to practice in a place that will make me the most well-rounded and indispensable practitioner possible,” she...

Four-Time Scholarship Recipient and DNP Candidate Bernardette Gesni Wants to Pay it Forward

Four-Time Scholarship Recipient and DNP Candidate Bernardette Gesni Wants to Pay it Forward

Character building began early for Miami native Bernardette Gesni. Both her parents were Cuban immigrants—her father a political prisoner—who prioritized moral principles over material goods. “We did not have much growing up,” says Gesni, “but we had strong values, including faith, perseverance, and gratitude.” Lately, her...

Barry alumna Dr. Martha Polizzi published in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare Journal

Barry alumna Dr. Martha Polizzi published in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare Journal

Dr. Martha Polizzi ('17), DNP, CRNA, has been published in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare Journal for her scholarly work titled, “Use of Intravenous Anesthesia Over Inhalation Agents to Prevent Mortality, Morbidity, and Metastasis.” Polizzi earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing summa cum laude from the City University of New...

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