Founder's Day





Founder’s Day


Leadership in Action: Uncovering
the Next Generation of Leaders

Sigma Theta Tau International

Tuesday, October 21
5:30 - 8:15 PM
Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, University of Cincinnati


5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Excellence in Nursing Award & Grant Recipients Recognition
7:15 PM Keynote Presentation


Beta Iota member $32.00
Nonmember $37.00
Student $22.00

Registration Form (PDF format)
Deadline to register: October 13

Application has been submitted for continuing education contact hours for nurses through the OBN Approver Unit at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing (OBN-011-93). Please contact Office of Associate Deans Center for International and Developmental Affairs at 513/558-5311 regarding approval status.


Cathy Catrambone


Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an Associate Professor at Rush University College of Nursing. She is a member of the Gamma Phi, Phi Gamma, Rho Delta and Rho Upsilon Chapters. She teaches in the DNP and PhD programs with an emphasis on outcomes research, evidence-based practice, leadership development, and health policy. Her clinical background is adult critical care. She is a pulmonary nurse expert and well known for her leadership and advocacy in promoting lung health, smoke free living and clean air.

Dr. Catrambone has worked tirelessly over the last 20 years in advocacy efforts to enact smoke-free legislation in the state of Illinois. She has offered expert testimony before the Chicago City Council and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the dangers of indoor smoking and the hazards of air pollution. She has served on the Respiratory Health Association (RHA) Board of Directors and Executive Committee for over 15 years and is President of their Nursing Assembly. She was awarded the Herbert De Young Medal for her leadership in advancing the lung health mission in Chicago. She is active internationally in the Global Smoke-free Partnership. Funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health, her research focuses on asthma surveillance and system level interventions to promote guideline recommended asthma care in the emergency department. She has presented her research at several national and international meetings and has published her work in peer-reviewed journals. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Institute of Medicine of Chicago.