Lynn Cole, MS, RN, PNP

Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities
Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong
University of Rochester
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 671
Rochester, NY 14642-8671
 
Phone: 585-273-2697
Email: Lynn_Cole@urmc.rochester.edu
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Last Updated: October 14, 2015

 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Clinical Services
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Andrew J Kirch Developmental Services Center
 
Discipline(s): Nursing-General
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Ms. Cole's primary areas of research interest are in health conditions associated with developmental disabilities in childhood in order to develop standards of care that optimize health and support optimal developmental outcomes.
Education: Ms. Cole's areas of educational interest include graduate training of primary care nurse practitioners in developmental disabilities and in training of nurse practitioners who choose to sub-specialize in the area of developmental disabilities. She has worked to implement evidence based information into graduate nursing curriculums on developmental surveillance and screening, identification of developmental disabilities in primary care, provision of high quality primary care to individuals with disabilities, and psychopharmacology considerations in individuals with developmental disabilities.
Service: Ms. Cole's primary areas of interest and expertise are in optimizing health and well-being of children with complex developmental disabilities and chronic health conditions through targeted health monitoring, anticipatory guidance, developing standards of care, and family education and support. Although this model of care is applicable across different types of disabilities, much of her work has been with children with cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disability, and multiple disabilities. She has particular interest in working with children experiencing health challenges due to feeding difficulties, behavioral challenges, and multi-system chronic health conditions.

Vita/Bio

 

Date:1/2008

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

LYNN L. COLE

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Business Address:                                                                                                              Home Address:

Strong Memorial Hospital                                                                                                  90 Monroe Street

601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 671                                                                                          Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

Rochester, New York  14642                                                                                               (585) 582-1921      

Lynn_cole@urmc.rochester.edu                                                                                      

(585) 275-2986

 

EDUCATION

 

Year

Institution

Preparation

 

Degree

 

1992

The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

 

School of Nursing

BSN

 

1998

University of Rochester, School of Nursing

Rochester, NY

Care of Children and Families

MS

 

1997-1998

Maternal-Child Health Bureau Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (MCHB-LEND) program.  Selected for and received stipended one year fellowship to develop leadership and expertise in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities

 

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

 

Registered Professional Nurse, New York

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center - Certification

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

 

2006 - 2011

Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing

University of Rochester

School of Nursing

Rochester, New York

 

2007-2010

Senior Instructor in Pediatrics

University of Rochester

School of Medicine and Dentistry

Rochester, NY

 

PROFESSIONAL HOSPITAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

 

9/06 - Present

Associate Director for Exemplary Services, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities

 

7/03 - Present

Director, Kirch Developmental Services Center, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities

Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong
Rochester, New York

 

5/99 - Present

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities

University of Rochester, Children's Hospital at Strong

Rochester, New York

 

8/99-5/00

Research Assistant, Health Care Transitions Project

University of Rochester School of Nursing

Rochester, New York

 

 

12/98 - 1/00

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center (per diem position)

University of Rochester, Children's Hospital at Strong

Rochester, New York

 

9/98 - 12/98

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

(Temporary Position)

University of Rochester, Children's Hospital at Strong

Rochester, New York

 

1997-1999

Nurse Leader, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Strong Children's Transport Team

University of Rochester, Children's Hospital at Strong

Rochester, New York

1994-1997

Registered Nurse Level II - III, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

University of Rochester, Children's Hospital at Strong

Rochester, New York

1993

Nurse Consultant

Siloe Foundation, Center for Handicapped Children

Jacmel, Haiti

1992-1993

US Public Health Service, Nurse Officer, Lieutenant JG

Gallup Indian Medical Center

Gallup, New Mexico

 

GRANTS & AWARDS

 

2008-2010

Clinical Operations Coordinator, Autism Treatment Network, Autism Speaks, Award

 

2008

Principle Investigator, Crisis Intervention Services, Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Organization.  Awarded yearly. 

 

2008

Principle Investigator, Family Support Services, Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Organization.  Awarded yearly. 

 

2003-present

Principle Investigator, Coordinated Care Services, Inc., funded by New York State, Office of Mental Retardation. Awarded yearly. 

 

1998

"Parental Perceptions of Women's Health Needs of Their Daughters with Developmental Disabilities", funded by University of Rochester School of Nursing Alumni Seed Fund

PRESENTATIONS

 

March, 2007

"Stimulants, SSRIs, Supplements: Psychopharmacology in Autism."  National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Associates annual meeting, Orlando, FL

 

October, 2006

"Pharmacology and Autism: do medications have a role in treating challenging behaviors associated with autism?"  Andrew J. Kirch Annual Conference, Rochester, NY

 

November, 2005, 2006

"Developmental Screening and Surveillance in Primary Care," University of Rochester, School of Nursing, Rochester, NY.

May, 2005

"Updates in Health and Medical Care of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, Pediatric Nursing Conference, Rochester NY

 

March, 2005

"Behavioral interventions to reduce rumination," Poster and paper presented at Gatlinberg Conference on Research and Theory in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. Annapolis, MD.

 

March, 2005

"Updates in Health and Medical care of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders,"  Upstate Cerebral Palsy, Kelberman Center Community Education Series, Utica, NY.

 

November, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

"Primary Care for Children with Mental Retardation and Autism Spectrum Disorders" University of Rochester, School of Nursing, Rochester, NY.

 

November, 2004

"Medically Fragile Children and Early Intervention," Monroe County Early Intervention Program, Service Coordinator Continuing Education Program, Rochester, NY

 

October, 2004

"Autism and the School Aged Child: What Nurses Need to Know," Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong Pediatric Nursing Community Education Series, Rochester, NY

 

November, 2003

"Autism and the School Aged Child," Wayne Fingerlakes BOCES School Nurses Continuing Education Day, Newark, NY

 

November, 2002

"Understanding and Recognizing Autism Spectrum Disorders in Primary Care", National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Upstate NY chapter meeting, Rochester, NY

 

April, 2002

 "Understanding and Recognizing Autism Spectrum Disorders in Primary Care", National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, annual meeting, Reno, NV

 

January , 2002

"Autism Spectrum Disorders in the School Aged Child", Brighton Teacher's Center School Nurse Conference, Brighton, NY

 

April, 2001

"Pills, Pokes, Pumps and PT: Treatment of Spasticity in Children" Children's Hospital at Strong.  Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference, Rochester, NY.

 

October, 1999

"Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps for Treatment of Spasticity in Children," Kirch Developmental Services Center Conference, Innovations in Treatment of Spasticity in Children, Rochester, NY.

 

May, 1999

"A Model for Reproductive Health Care for Disabled Adolescent Females", American Association of Mental Retardation Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Cole, L. (In press).  Autism Spectrum Disorders in the school-age child.  Advance for Nurse Practitioners.

 

McAdam, D. B. & Cole, L. (2007). Behavioral interventions to reduce the rumination of persons with developmental disabilities. In F. Columbus (Ed), Trends in eating disorders research. Nova publishers.

 

Nolan, K.W., Cole, L.L. & Liptak, G.S. (2006). "The Use of Botulinum Toxin Type A in Children with Cerebral Palsy."  Physical Therapy.  64(4): 573-576.

 

Sahler, OJ., Hunter, BC., Oliva, R., Du C., Hoffman, T., Liptak, G., Cole, LL.  Abstract "Music Therapy as Procedural Support During Botulinum Toxin Injections".  Journal of Pediatric Research Supplement Abstract Issue, Volume 55(4), Part 2 of 2, Abstract #492, p87A.

 

Dosa, NP. Cole, L., Kanter, RK., Liptak, GS., (2002).  PICUBASICS: An on-line resource for the diagnosis and management of acute illness in children with chronic conditions.  Physical medicine Rehabilitation Clinics of North America.  13(4): 823-37, viii.