Raouth R Kostandy, Dr.
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Nursing
 Office: JH 262
 Phone: 216-523-7318,  2165237318
 Email: R.KOSTANDY@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 262, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Neonatal and pediatric pain, pain management, Non-pharmacological interventions, and Skin-to-Skin contact.
Ph.D., Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton, Case Western Reserve University, 2005
M.S.N., Nursing, Assuit University, 1993
B.S., Nursing, Assuit University, 1988
Brief Bio:
My name is Raouth R. Kostandy; I'm an Assistant Professor at The Cleveland State University, School of Nursing. I teach Nursing Research for graduate, undergraduate, and RN-BSN students. Also Pediatric Nursing for undergraduate. My research focus is on the effect of Kangaroo Care, also known as Skin-to-Skin contact on managing procedural pain during neonatal period in healthy full term neonates. My research work has been presented nationally (Advanced practice of Neonatal Nurses conference, National Association of Neonatal Nurses conference) and internationally (6th and 7th International Workshop for of the International Network of Kangaroo Care, Sigma Theta Tau International's 21st International Nursing Research Congress) and has been published in Pain Management Nursing Journal and Neonatal Network.

I'm an RN and a Certified Kangaroo Care giver. Prior to joining Cleveland State University, I was an assistant Professor at The University of Akron. I also worked on a NIH funded project at Case Western Reserve University. I graduated with BSN and MSN from Assuit University, Egypt and PhD from Case Western Reserve University, USA.
Honors and Awards:
2013, September      Recipient of ¿Manuscript of Exceptional Merit¿ Award, The Academy of Neonatal Nursing. Skin-to-Skin contact diminishes pain from hepatitis B
vaccine injection in healthy fullterm neonates.

2009, April Recipient of the Mentorship Award, College of Nursing, University of Akron, Akron, OH

2002, June-July      2nd place Poster Presentation Award, American Nurses Association
Kangaroo (Skin-to-Skin) Care (KC) In Healthy Full-term Neonates: Effect on Pain from Hepatitis B Vaccine Injection
Philadelphia, PA

2001, March Nominated as Best Poster to go to ANA Convention
Kangaroo (Skin-to-Skin) Care (KC) in Healthy Full-term Neonates: Effect on Pain from Hepatitis B Vaccine Injection, presented at Midwest Nursing Research Society, Cleveland, OH

1999-2000 Elected Student Representative to PhD Council
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Creative and Activities:
I'm a reviewer for Pediatrics Journal and MORE for Nursing+.
Professional Affiliations:
2010-present    Sigma Theta Tau International, Delta Omega chapter - member
2008-present Academy of Neonatal Nursing ¿ member
2006-present International Network for Kangaroo Care ¿ member
1990- 2005 Assiut University Faculty Association ¿ member
1989-present Egyptian Nurses Association ¿ member
2005-2006 Steering Committee, 6th International Workshop of the International Network of Kangaroo Care (member to organize meeting)
University Service:
Since joining CSU faculty on Jan 2, 2013:
2014-Present         Cleveland State University- College of Graduate studies Admissions & Standards Committee
2013-Present         SON Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
2013-Present         SON Graduate Faculty Committee
2013-Present         SON Clinical Coordinators Committee
2013-Present         SON Faculty Meeting