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Catherine M. Gierman-Riblon,  DSc,  RN

Department of Pre-Professional Health Sciences 
Program Director
of Biomedical Sciences
College of Health Professions
Assistant Professor
Room  1.680
Building: HSB
Phone: 847.578.8789

Dr. Riblon received a degree in nursing from Truman College in Chicago where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She later earned her bachelor's degree with a focus in allied health education from Northeastern Illinois University, a Master of Education degree from Pennsylvania State University, and a Doctor of Science degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science. 

A nurse for 29 years, her experience includes in-patient cardiac critical care, triage, family practice and internal medicine in ambulatory care settings, geriatrics in residential settings, and school nursing. Her background also includes service as Associate Dean of Nursing and Health Professions at an Illinois community college, and 19 years as Department Chair of the health sciences division in a private two-year college in Chicago.

Dr. Riblon has developed curricula in nursing, health professions education, health care administration, health professions education, health information technology, medical billing and coding, therapeutic massage, pharmacy technician, surgical technology, and the medical imaging fields as well as courses focused on cultural diversity and global health for healthcare professionals. A strong proponent of distance education and online programs, Dr. Riblon earned her own master's degree entirely online through Penn State as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in distance education. She joined Rosalind Franklin University as Assistant Professor in 2007 and is chair of the Pre-Professional Health Sciences Department and Program Director of the Biomedical Sciences Program. She is a Master Teacher and has teaching responsibilities in the graduate level Health Professions Education Program and also works with the doctoral students in the Interprofessional Healthcare Studies program.