Mary Verklan, PhD, RNC, FAAM, CCNS | UTMB School of Nursing

Mary Verklan

PhD, RNC, FAAM, CCNS

Professor

Mary Verklan, PhD, RNC, FAAM, CCNS | UTMB School of Nursing

Mary Verklan

PhD, RNC, FAAM, CCNS

Professor

Mary Verklan

PhD, RNC, FAAM, CCNS


Overview

Education

  • PhD -- University of Pennsylvania -- Maturation of Autonomic Nervous System as Measured by Heart Rate Variability -- 1994
  • MSN -- University of Pennsylvania -- Perinatal -- 1986
  • BA -- Univeristy of Manitoba -- Sociology/Psychology -- 1984
  • BN -- University of Manitoba -- Nursing -- 1982

Areas of Research, Teaching , And Clinical Expertise and Scholarship

Dr. Verklan's main research emphasis is on the development of the fetal and neonatal cardiopulmonary and autonomic nervous systems as evaluated by linear and non-linear methods of analysis. She works with the University of Houston Superconductivity Center and uses magnetocardiography to obtain heart rate signals from the fetus and EKGs to obtain physiologic variability from the neonate. Terese has taught in all programs (baccalaureate, masters and doctoral (both PhD and DNP) prior to coming to UTMB. Currently she is teaching in the PhD program, GNRS 6350 Clinical Nurse Investigations in Nursing Grant Proposal.

Dr. Verklan still works at the bedside in a Level IIIC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She is an internationally recognized expert in the care of neonates and consults both nationally and internationally as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist on matters related to the care of the newborn.

Dr. Verklan is a member of several editorial boards and is the Associate Editor for Nursing and Health Sciences and a Contributing Editor for the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. She also reviews for nursing and medical journals.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
  • 2011 Recipient of the Award of Excellence in Education from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • Past Chair, University of Texas System Faculty Advisory Committee
  • Fellow, Academic Leadership Program (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
  • Bristol Myers Scribb Foundation Scholar