Kimberly Sidora-Arcoleo, PhD, was placed as the associate dean for research and scholarship at the University of Rochester School of Nursing in Rochester, New York. The University of Rochester is one of the country's leading research universities, with more than 2,300 faculty members and instructional staff, over 10,000 students, and approximately $400 million in annual funding awards. Established in 1972, the School of Nursing has an enrollment of more than 650 students in programs from baccalaureate through doctoral education, and nurse scientists with a rich history of nationally-funded research. The school also plays a prominent role within the University of Rochester Medical Center's Clinical & Translational Science Institute by serving as home to the Center for Research Implementation and Translation – a national model for schools of nursing. In her position, Dr. Sidora-Arcoleo is responsible for growing the School of Nursing's research enterprise and enhancing its impact and national visibility, including increasing its research activities and the diversity of its funding. She also identifies and shapes the vision for SON research at URMC, developing relationships with key leaders and collaborators.
Dr. Sidora-Arcoleo brings to the position strengths in strategy, creating alignment with a research mission among faculty members, collaboration, and an interdisciplinary focus in her methodologies and research.
Before joining the University of Rochester, Dr. Sidora-Arcoleo served as the associate dean for research and transdisciplinary scholarship at The Ohio State University, where she also directed the Center for Women, Children, and Youth in the university's College of Nursing and was an associate professor of nursing and pediatrics. At OSU, Dr. Sidora-Arcoleo had delegated administrative responsibility for the overall oversight, encouragement, and facilitation of the college's research mission, including the procurement of extramural research funding. She created the internationally-renowned Center for Women, Children, and Youth, which promotes the highest levels of health and wellness through pioneering research, translational activities, and transdisciplinary research educational programs, and facilitated the research activities undertaken by its research faculty, as well as overseeing the day-to-day activities of the center's staff to ensure timely, efficient, and standardized research operations.
Previously, Dr. Sidora-Arcoleo served in Arizona State University's College of Nursing and Health Innovation as the director of graduate programs in clinical research management and translational science; as the associate director of the MPH program; as the associate director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Clinical Trials; and as an associate professor. She began her career with Bausch & Lomb in Rochester, where she worked her way up to positions in quality assurance.
Dr. Sidora-Arcoleo is originally from Rochester, New York. She earned her bachelor's degree in biology from State University of New York at Buffalo, and both an MPH and a PhD in health services research from the University of Rochester. She is the mother of two grown daughters. Dr. Sidora-Arcoleo is a prolific publisher, researcher, speaker, and mentor, who has also been very involved in curriculum development.
QLK's Sharman McGurn led the search to recruit Dr. Sidora-Arcoleo to University of Rochester, where she has been in place since July 1, 2016.