Susan M Solomon, MSN, CPNP

Assistant Professor

Department of Nursing and Allied Health

Research Interests: Statement concerning past work – Career History before UDC:
My nursing career spanning over 25 years is rich with nursing experience, contributions, education and leadership: Clinical Nurse Specialist at (N.I.H.) in pediatric cancer protocols, Senior Nurse Researcher at NASA’s Cardiovascular Space Medicine designing and conducting research involving physiological changes during zero-to-one gravity shifts, Clinical Instructor at University of Maryland, Columbia Union College, and Montgomery College, and practicing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in D.C. In 2007, I launched Connelly Pediatric Clinic serving poorest families in the heart of D.C. and collaborative missionary work in Peru with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In 2008, I collaborated with National Recreation and Park Association, and N.I.H. to co-launch Step Up to Health/Community Wellness Program. Our goal is to open wellness clinics at every D.C. Recreation Center to fight childhood obesity and diabetes type II through education, nutrition management, exercise, through improving childhood self-esteem/self-perception. I would like to design a tool to measure our effectiveness. I have also successfully written and been awarded many grants from $1500 up to $5,000,000 (NASA).

Statement concerning work – Career at UDC
I am attempting to launch an Asthma Intervention at the Mazique Parent-Child Center. There are over 30 children diagnosed with asthma. However, asthma management is poor or absent. I have designed a teaching tool to educate and empower parents to discuss different treatment options with their primary care provider. I have also educated the Mazique Center staff on using the Asthma Green-Red Light Management Tool. This Spring, I hope to implement this teaching tool pending UDC IRB approval from UDC and guidance from an experienced researcher (unable to locate).

Professional Experience

08/2008 to present    Assistant Professor – tenure track, University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C 20008; Dept of Nursing and Allied Health. CONTACT: Donna Minor, MSN, Chairperson.

06/2008 – present Nurse Practitioner – contract (summers only); National Institutes of Health, BEMB/NICHD/NIH; Dept. of Health and Human Services; Bldg 10 10N260; 10 Center Dr. Bethesda, MD 20892 CONTACT: Joan Marini, MD, PhD Medical Director,

01/2008 – 05/2008    Adjunct Faculty, Montgomery College School of Nursing, 7600 Takoma Avenue, Takoma Park, Md. 20912 (CONTACT: Barbara Nubile, MSN, Director of Nursing, Tel: 240-567-5529;

07/2007 – present    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Ivan L. Robinson Family &Urgent Care; Michigan Ave. NE Washing, DC. 20017 (CONTACT: Ivan Robinson, FNP, Tel: 202-652-0536
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Connelly Pediatric Center, (Private Practice) 1123 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washing, D.C. 20017 (CONTACT: Susan M Solomon, MSN, CPNP, Owner,
CELL: 240-888-0181

05/2007 – 7/2007    Lactation Consult Intern, INOVA – Fairfax Hospital; 3300 Gallows Rd. Falls Church, Va. 22042. (CONTACT: Margaret Parsley, MSN., IBCLC Tel: 703-776-5455).

02/2007 – 5/2007    Pediatric Emergency Room Nurse. INOVA Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Prky, Leesburg, Va. 20176 (CONTACT: Sonya Sterbutzel, MSN Manager of the Peds-ED. Tel: 703-858-6000)

4/2004 – 01/2007    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Washington Free Clinic, 1525 Newton St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20010 (CONTACT: Stephanie LeTourneau, MD. Medical Director; Tel: no longer in service)

5/2004-9/2004    Pediatric Nurse, Potomac Valley Pediatrics, Suite H, 11908 Darnestown Rd., North Potomac, Md., 20878 (CONTACT: Dr Avneet Bawa, Tel: 301- 990-6333)

1/2003-5/2004 Assistant Professor/Clinical Instructor, School of Nursing, Columbia Union College, 7600 Flower Ave., Takoma Park, Md. 20912 (CONTACT: Carolyn Braudaway, MSN, Tel: 301-891-4149)

8/2002-12/2003    Clinical Instructor, School of Nursing, University of Maryland – Shady Grove Campus,
9639 Gudowski Dr., Rockville, Md. 20850 (CONTACT: Dr Elizabeth Arnold,
Tel: 301-738-6000) No longer works there

2/2001-5/2004    Pediatric Clinical Nurse, (part-time and Full-time), Pediatric Unit/Pediatric Emergency Room, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, Md. 20850 (CONTACT: Arlene Asgard, MSN, Tel: 301-279-6000) No longer works there

9/96-1/2000    Senior Research Nurse/Consultant, Neuronal and Phase 1B MIR, Cardiovascular Physiology and Space Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390. (CONTACT: Dr Gunnar Blomqvist, Tel: 214-648-2509) No longer works there

5/93-1/2000    Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, Division of Cardiology, University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390. (CONTACT: Dr Atkins,
Tel: 214-648-2509) No longer works there

9/91-9/96    Nurse Consultant, Neuronal and Phase 1B MIR, Cardiovascular Physiology and Space Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75309. (CONTACT: Dr Gunnar Blomqvist, Tel: 214-648-2509) No longer works there

9/91-9/96    Teaching Assistant, Biochemistry, Laboratory Techniques, Physical Chemistry Molecular and Cell Biology Dept. University of Texas – Dallas, Richardson, Texas 75080. (Tel: 972- 883-2602)

5/87-5/91 Adjunct Faculty – Biology/Chemistry, Medical/Dental Preparatory School for Minorities,
Yale University – New Haven, Connecticut (no longer available)

9/87-7/91    Clinical Nurse, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Pediatrics,
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (Tel: 301-496- 4000)

7/86-8/87    Head Nurse, General Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphaels, 1450 Chapel St. New Haven, CT 06511 (Tel: 203-789-3000)

5/85-8/87    Clinical Nurse, Neurosurgery Step-down Unit, Yale-New Haven
Hospital New Haven, Connecticut 06510 (Tel: 203.688.4242)

5/83-5/85    Adjunct Faculty, Biology/Chemistry Depart.
Castleton State College, Castleton, Vermont 05735 (Tel: 802-468-5611)

5/80-8/81    Associate Researcher, Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, Illinois 60439 (Tel: 630/252-2000)

Land Grant Research area