Upstate News

September 26, 2003
Kathleen Paice 315 464-4839

Nurse practitioner honored for excellence in pediatric HIV nursing

Kathie Contello, a nurse practitioner in the Department of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been honored with the Pediatric HIV Nursing Excellence Award from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). Contello will receive the award at the ANAC’s annual meeting in November.The award, given in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, recognizes pediatric nurse clinicians who have made a difference in the lives of children with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Contello, who earned her master’s degree in nursing at SUNY Downstate in 1991 and her pediatric nurse practitioner certificate at Syracuse University in 1995, has had her research published in the journals “Pediatrics” and “Society for Pediatric Research.”

Contello is a member of the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Network, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and the National Honor Society for Nurses – Sigma Theta Tau.

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