Terese Verklan, USA
PhD — University of Pennsylvania — Maturation of Autonomic Nervous System as Measured by Heart Rate Variability — 1994
MSN — University of Pennsylvania — Perinatal — 1986
BA — University 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 of the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. She also reviews for nursing and medical journals.
Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
2011 Recipient of the Award for 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