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Mary T. Champagne, PhD, RN, FAAN

Laurel Chadwick Professor of Nursing
Former Dean of the School of Nursing
Phone: 
(919) 668-5102
Office: 
3055 Pearson Building

Dr. Champagne is Laurel Chadwick Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita of the School of Nursing. She has a secondary appointment as Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine of the Duke University School of Medicine and is also a Senior Fellow of the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. She earned her MSN and PhD at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Champagne has engaged in research related to improving the health of the community. Most recently her work has focused on improving health in low income seniors living in subsidized housing in Durham, North Carolina. In addition, she has focused her attention on quality and safety, and has chaired the Durham Regional Hospital Trustee's Committee on Patient Safety and Clinical Quality and serves on the Duke University Health System Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Committee. She also collaborates with clinical nurse specialists in Duke University Hospital in research studies addressing wound and ostomy care and quality of life. Additional research has focused on the prevention of acute confusion in hospitalized elderly patients. She was also the clinical nursing research specialist on the Disseminating Nursing Research Project, funded initially by the National Center for Nursing Research and then by the Division of Nursing.

Dr. Champagne has published widely in her research areas. She is a co-editor of five books, each of which received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. In 1995 she received a Cameo Award for Outstanding Nurse Researcher from Sigma Theta Tau International. She is active professionally in the North Carolina Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau.

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing Program
  • PhD in Nursing Program

Education

  • PhD - The University of Texas at Austin
  • MSN - The University of Texas System School of Nursing
  • BSN - San Jose State College

Research Interests

● Innovative health care for the elderly
● Using research to improve practice
● Patient safety and clinical quality
● Wound and ostomy care
● Prevention of confusion in hospitalized elderly patients

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 || Distinguished Teaching Award, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2012 || Outstanding Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Faculty Member Award, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2010 || Distinguished Alumna Award, University of Texas School of Nursing
  • 2009 || Laurel Chadwick Distinguished Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2007 || Community Service Award, Beta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
  • 2007 || Honorary Alumna, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2004 || Outstanding Faculty Award, Duke University School of Nursing Students
  • 2001 || Fellow (FAAN), American Academy of Nursing
  • 2000 || Quarter Century Leadership Award for Improving Health Care, Southern Regional Area Health Education Center
  • 1995 || Cameo Award - Outstanding Nurse Researcher, Sigma Theta Tau
  • 1990 || AJN Book of the Year Awards, American Journal of Nursing
  • 1990 || Research Utilization Award, Region 7, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 1986 || Junior Faculty Development Research Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1986 || Mary Opal Wolanin Award for Excellence in Clinical Nursing Research, University of Arizona College of Nursing
  • 1984 || Secondary Care Graduate Faculty Award, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1982 || Baccalaureate Teacher of the Year Award, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing
  • 1982 || Outstanding Young Women of America
  • 1978 || Baccalaureate Teacher of the Year Award, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing
  • 1974 || Teacher of the Year Award, Brackenridge Hospital School of Nursing (Austin, TX)
  • 1968 || President’s Scholar, San Jose State
  • 1967 || Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Scholarship, San Jose State
  • 1966 || Dean's Scholar, San Jose State
  • 1966 || March of Dimes Scholarship

Areas of Expertise

  • Gerontology
  • Nursing and Health Care Leadership
  • Quality of Care / Patient Safety
  • Translational Research

Representative Publications

  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25632926 Biernacki, P. J. and Champagne, M. T. and Peng, S. and Maizel, D. R. and Turner, B. S. Transformation of Care: Integrating the Registered Nurse Care Coordinator into the Patient-Centered Medical Home. Popul Health Manag. October, 2015 18(5); 330-6
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26212466 Eggert, L. K. and Blood-Siegfried, J. and Champagne, M. and Al-Jumaily, M. and Biederman, D. J. Coalition building for health: A community garden pilot project with apartment dwelling refugees. J Community Health Nurs. July, 2015 32(3); 141-50
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25479172 Gasparini, R. and Champagne, M. and Stephany, A. and Hudson, J. and Fuchs, M. A. Policy to practice: increased family presence and the impact on patient- and family-centered care adoption. J Nurs Adm. January, 2015 45(1); 28-34
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25479172 Gasparini, R. and Champagne, M. and Stephany, A. and Hudson, J. and Fuchs, M. A. Policy to practice: increased family presence and the impact on patient- and family-centered care adoption. J Nurs Adm. January, 2015 45(1); 28-34
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25353136 Williams, T. and King, M. W. and Thompson, J. A. and Champagne, M. T. Implementing evidence-based medication safety interventions on a progressive care unit. Am J Nurs. November, 2014 114(11); 53-62
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 24257452 McCawley, B. A. and Gannotta, R. J. and Champagne, M. T. and Wood, K. A. Calling a "Condition H" Nurs Manage. December, 2013 44(12); 30-35
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 24256929 Granger, B. B. and Zhao, Y. and Rogers, J. and Miller, C. and Gilliss, C. L. and Champagne, M. The language of data: tools to translate evidence for nurses in clinical practice. J Nurses Prof Dev. Nov-Dec, 2013 29(6); 294-300
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23117793 Turner, K. and Frush, K. and Hueckel, R. and Relf, M. V. and Thornlow, D. and Champagne, M. T. Implementation of the Josie King Care Journal in a pediatric intensive care unit: a quality improvement project. J Nurs Care Qual. July-September, 2013 28(3); 257-64
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 23164202 Muckler, V. C. and Vacchiano, C. A. and Sanders, E. G. and Wilson, J. P. and Champagne, M. T. Focused anesthesia interview resource to improve efficiency and quality. J Perianesth Nurs. 27(6); 376-84
  • 2012 -- Mabrey, M. E. and Vorderstrasse, A. and Champagne, M. and Pickett, L. C. Continuous intravenous insulin: An evaluation in bariatric patients outside of the intensive care unit. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care. December, 2012 7(4); 172-182

Pages

Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

    Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
    1D09-HP14827-01-00
    07/2008 to 06/2011
    Role: Faculty Member

    The goal is to develop, implement, and operate a new DNP program, the first in North Carolina.

  • Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program (CFDA 93.358)

    Department of Health and Human Services
    A10-HP 00264-05-00
    07/2004 to 06/2005
    Role: Project Director
  • Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program (CFDA 93.358)

    National Institutes of Health
    2A10-HP 00264-04
    07/2003 to 06/2004
    Role: Project Director
  • Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program (CFDA 93.358)

    National Institutes of Health
    2A10-HP 00264-03
    07/2002 to 06/2003
    Role: Project Director
  • Nursing and Health Ministries (Joint Grant to the School of Nursing and the School of Divinity)

    The Duke Endowment
    07/2002 to 06/2003
    Role: Co-Project Director
  • Nursing Education Master’s

    SRAHEC and Duke University School of Nursing
    07/2002 to 06/2004
    Role: Project Director
  • Molecular Basis of Postoperative Delirium in the Elderly

    National Institutes of Health
    5R01AG019766-05
    01/2003 to 12/2008
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program

    Department of Health and Human Services
    2A10-HP 00264-02
    07/2001 to 06/2002
    Role: Project Director
  • Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program

    Department of Health and Human Services
    1A10 HP-00264-01
    07/2000 to 06/2001
    Role: Project Director
  • Professional Nurse Traineeship

    National Institutes of Health
    5A11-NU00384-15
    07/1999 to 06/2000
    Role: Project Director

Pages

Friday, July 22, 2016

Cristina Hendrix published an article entitled "Implementation of a delirium assessment protocol in an inpatient hospice setting" in the June issue of the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. The article was co-authored with DNP graduate Alison Harrison, Robert Smith, Beth Martin and Jennifer Pursley with Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, and Mary Champagne.

Friday, May 13, 2016

DNP alumna Honey Jones recently published an article entitled "Intrahospital Transport of the Critically Ill Adult: A Standardized Evaluation Plan" in the journal Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. Co-authors of the article included Michael Zychowicz, Mary Champagne, and Deirdre Thornlow.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DNP alumna Lynn Eggert along with Donna Biederman, Jane Blood-Siegfried and Mary Champagne published an article entitled "Coalition Building for Health: A Community Garden Pilot Project with Apartment Dwelling Refugees" in the Journal of Community Health Nursing. The project was a part of Eggerts DNP project.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

DNP graduate Robin Gasparini coauthored an article with Mary Champagne and Mary Ann Fuchs entitled "Policy to practice: Increased family presence and the impact on patient- and family-centered care adoption" that has been published in the Journal of Nursing Administration.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chris Muckler, Chuck Vacchiano, and Mary Champagne published an article entitled "Focused anesthesia interview resource to improve efficiency and quality" in the Journal of PeriAesthesia Nursing. Abstract

Duke University School of Nursing recognized seven faculty members for their accomplishments at an awards ceremony on May 11, 2012.

Mary Vinson, DNP'10, Assistant Professor Deirdre Thornlow, and Laurel Chadwick Professor of Nursing Mary Champagne published an article entitled "Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Population-Specific Telehealth Nursing Services" in Nursing Economic$.

Remi Hueckel, DNP'11, and Laurel Chadwick Professor of Nursing Mary Champagne published an article entitled "Implementation of Condition Help: Family teaching and evaluation of family understanding" in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality. Abstract