Faculty Mentoring Program

Who Mentored You?

Virginia (Ginger) Carrieri-Kohlmann, RN, DNSc, FAAN

Ginger mentored me during some very challenging times as a new faculty member. First of all, I want to acknowledge all the time she initially spent guiding me through writing the first T32 Nurse Research Training Grant in Symptom Management in 1995. It was her clear conceptualization of the objectives for that training program that made it so successful, and we are now in the third 5-year period of continuous funding. Second, I want to acknowledge all the gentle pushing she has done over the years to get me to develop a conceptual framework for my research, through her repeated invitations to guest lecture in her theory courses, and through writing a chapter for the third edition of Pathophysiological Phenomenon in Nursing, a well-regarded textbook that she co-edits. Finally, Dr. Carrieri-Kohlmann’s program of research on dyspnea has been an essential guide for me in my own insomnia research, and I greatly appreciate her for her wisdom and all those times she has been there for me.

Submitted by Kathryn Lee, RN, PhD, FAAN, CBSM, Professor, Department of Family Health Care Nursing on behalf of Virginia (Ginger) Carrieri-Kohlmann, RN, DNSc, FAAN, Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing


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