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Doctoral Project Dissemination

All students are provided with an opportunity to present their doctoral projects during an on-campus research symposium held in the spring of the student’s senior year. In 2021 and 2022, those events were held virtually and attended by several CRNA preceptors throughout the state and across the country.

Completion of a poster or podium presentation is required for all students regardless of the type of doctoral project they are completing. In addition to presentations at RFU, selected students have presented at the state meeting for the Wisconsin and Illinois Associations of Nurse Anesthetists.


  • Spring 2022
    • Amy Avila, DNP, CRNA and Peter Olakowski, DNP, CRNA – presented original research on Substance Use Disorder Among Practicing CRNAs. This research was funded by the AANA Foundation.
  • Spring 2021
    • Rebecca Burchi, DNP, CRNA and Kord Johnson, DNP, CRNA presented original research on CRNA Workforce Planning for the State of Wisconsin.
    • Laura Schumacher, DNP, CRNA and Jessica Singer, DNP, CRNA – Implementation of the Golden Eagle Project to Reduce Emergence Delirium Among Veterans with PTSD.
  • Spring 2020
    • Kaylan Carter, DNP, CRNA, and Debbie Moraza, DNP, CRNA - Evidence-Based Practice Perioperative Guideline Implementation for Colorectal Services
  • Fall 2019
    • Lauren Ryczek, DNP, CRNA - Anatomy Disruption after Spine Surgery and the Efficacy of Subsequent Neuraxial Techniques: A Review of the Literature
  • Fall 2018


  • Fall 2021
    • Eduardo Ornelas, DNP, CRNA and Sarah Hoffman, DNP, CRNA – The Effect of Dexmedetomidine as an Adjunct for Upper Extremity Regional Anesthesia on Sensory and Motor Duration, a Systematic Review. Advisor: Franklin McShane, DNP, CRNA.
  • Fall 2020
    • Ashley Read, DNP, CRNA and Alex Morgan, DNP, CRNA presented original research on Monitoring and Reversal Practices Among CRNAs for Residual Neuromuscular Blocking Agents. This research was funded by the AANA Foundation. Advisor: Jennifer Greenwood, PhD, CRNA.
  • Spring 2020
  • Spring 2019
    • Rachel Heise, DNP, CRNA and Melissa Maxwell, DNP, CRNA - Perioperative Management of Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices. Advisor: Jennifer Greenwood, PhD, CRNA and Peter Kallio, DNP, CRNA.

RFUMS Center of Interprofessional Evidence and Based Practice

A JBI Center of Excellence

The JBI Collaboration originated with the founding of JBI within the University of Adelaide, South Australia in 1996. Rosalind Franklin University (RFU) joined this collaboration in 2016. Together, our mission is “to facilitate the synthesis, transfer and implementation of the best available evidence to ensure the feasibility, appropriateness, meaningfulness and effectiveness of health policy and practice.”

JBI Collaboration

All School Research Consortium

The All School Research Consortium (ASRC) is held Annually on the third Wednesday in March. This University-wide, student-run event, highlights student research and reinforces the University's Interprofessional Mission. The event serves as a vehicle to bring the University scientific community together, encourage communication across disciplines and educate graduate and professional students.