Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN
Dean, College of Nursing
The faculty at the College of Nursing will prepare you for a fulfilling career in practice, education and research. We are at the forefront of new ventures in nursing education.
Janet A Sobczak, PhD, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, NPP
- Adjunct Instructor of College of Nursing
Research Programs and Affiliations
- College of Nursing
Education & Fellowships
- BS: Fitchburg State College, B.S.N. in Nursing
- Fellowship: University of Washington, National Institite of Drug Abuse, #T32 Da07257-10
- MS: University of Virginia, M.S.N. in Psychiatric Nursing
- PhD: Medical College of Georgia, Nursing
- Post Graduate Training: SUNY Stony Brook, Post-Masters Cert: Psych & Mental Health NP
- Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Washington, School of Nursing, National Institite of Drug Abuse, #T32 Da07257-10
Specialties & Certification
- Psychiatric & Mental Health CNS
- Post-Masters Cert: Psych & Mental Health NP
Selected Research Activities
- Principal Investigator - Sexual function in postmenopausal women.
- Principal Investigator - The spring break study.
- Principal Investigator - Depression & sexual distress in substance. dependent women
- Principal Investigator - Substance dependent women’s experiences with abstinence.
- Co-Investigator - Incidence of alcohol related trauma in a rural emergency department. Lopez,
S.A., & Ambrogne, J.A.
Grants & Funded Research
- Mental health disparities in rural New York and Surrounding Areas.” State of New York, Conversations in the Discipline conference grant. J. Sobczak, project director. 6/3/08-5/1/09. $5,000.
- “Enhancing hypnotizability: Compliance versus imagery.” National Institute of Health. S. Lynn, PI. 1/1/2003 – 12/31/2004. $18,813.
- “Sexual function in postmenopausal women.” Kresge Center for Nursing Research, Decker School of Nursing. J. Sobczak, PI. 1/1/2007- 12/31/2007. $4,183.00
- “Substance dependent women’s experiences with abstinence.” Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Omicron. J.Ambrogne, PI. 1/1998-1/1999. $400.00
- Sobczak, J.A. (in press).Managing high acuity depressed patients in primary care. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
- Sobczak, J.A. (in press). Managing depression in primary care: When substance use blurs the
treatment lens. In W. Hansson & E. Olsson (Eds.). New perspectives on women and depression. NY: Nova Science Publishers.
- Sobczak, J.A. (2007). Measurement in rural research: Matching the instrument to the population. In L.L. Morgan and P. Stewart-Fahs (Eds.), Conversations in the Disciplines: Sustaining Rural Populations (pp. 149-159). Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY: Global Academic Publishing
- Ambrogne, J.A. (2007). Managing depressive symptoms in the context of abstinence: Findings from a qualitative study. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 43(2), 84-92.
- Ambrogne, J.A. (2002). Reduced–risk drinking as a treatment goal: What clinicians need to know. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 22(1), 45-53.
- Pursley-Crotteau, M.S. & Ambrogne, J.A. (1997). Through Feminists' lens: A critique of codependency. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 9(3), 106-111.
- March 2008: “Distress from patient care? Steps to de-stress. Sigma Theta Tau Beta Omicron and New York State Nurse’s Association District 5 meeting. Binghamton, NY., Sobczak, J.A.
- February, 2008: “Preliminary findings from a grounded theory study of sexual function in the post-menopausal woman.” 32nd Annual Women’s Health Conference, Drexel Universiy 2/2008.Atlantic City, NJ., Sobczak, J.A., & Grabo, T.
- February, 2008: “Sexual function in post-menopausal women: Future directions.” Decker School of Nursing Green Bag Luncheon 02/08, Binghamton, NY., Sobczak,J.A., & Grabo, T.
- October, 2007: “Faculty and Student Collaboration in a qualitative study.” Decker School of Nursing Doctoral Convocation 10/07, Binghamton, NY., Sobczak,J.A. & Grabo, T.
- January, 2007: “Post-Menopausal women and sexual function: A grounded theory study. Decker School of Nursing Green Bag Luncheon 01/07, Binghamton, NY., Sobczak, J.A., & Grabo, T.
- November 2005: “Sexual dysfunction and depression in alcohol dependent women.” American Psychiatric Nurse’s Association Annual Conference 11/2005, Nashville, TN., Sobczak, J.A.
- January 2005: “Engaging students in qualitative research: A collaborative Approach.” Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute 01/05, Las Vegas, NV., Ambrogne,J.A. and Lake-Morgan, L.
- November 2004: “A qualitative study of undergraduate nursing students’ perceptions of rural nursing.” American Public Health Association 11/04, Washington D.C., March, A., Chiu, T.Z., Dawood, E., Klesh, J, Ambrogne, J.A. and Lake-Morgan, L.
- April 2004: “Baccalaureate student nurses’ perceptions of rural nursing.” Poster presented at Conversations in the Discipline: Sustaining Rural Populations 04/04, Binghamton University, NY, Klesh, J., Ambrogne, J.A., Chiu, T.Z., Dawood, E., and Lake-Morgan, L.
- March 2000: “Patterns of Compensation in Alcohol Dependent Women: The depression connection.” Paper presented at the International Nurse’s Society on Addictions annual conference 03/00, Chicago, IL, Ambrogne, J.A.
- May, 1997: "Alcohol Dependent Women's Experiences with Temperance: Preliminary findings." Paper presented at the Medical College of Georgia Graduate Student Research Day, 05/1997. Augusta, GA, Ambrogne, J.A.
- April 1997: "Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Research: Preliminary Findings from a Qualitative Study of Alcohol Dependent Women.” Poster presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society Eleventh Annual Conference. 04/1997. Norfolk, VA, Ambrogne, J.A.
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