Dr. Duffy is the Interim Associate Dean for Nursing Research and PhD Education, WVU Hospitals Endowed Professor of Research and Evidence-based Practice along with her position as an adjunct Professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing. Dr. Duffy is a BSN graduate of Salve Regina College and an MSN and PhD graduate of The Catholic University of America. Over her extensive career, she has held a variety of positions ranging from clinical, administrative, and academic roles. She comes to us from the Indiana University School of Nursing where she was a professor, coordinator of the Nursing Leadership and Health Systems Program, and Consultant to the IU Health’s Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Program. During her career, she has accomplished copious professional activities. She is best known for her work in maximizing patient outcomes; she not only designed and tested the Caring Assessment Tool, but developed the Quality-Caring Model as well. Additionally, she has been involved in numerous projects serving as principle investigator and was recently a co-investigator for her latest study, Feeling Safe in Acute Care. She has tested her Quality-Caring Model in a national study and has authored award winning books. Formerly, she held several consultant/chair positions at institutions such as the Ameri-can Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing’s Nursing Educational Research Advisory Council. Her latest text, Quality Caring in Nursing and Health Systems: Applying Theory to Clinical Practice, Education, and Leadership will be released January 2013.