Denise M. Korniewicz, PhD, FAAN

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Research Compliance
UM School of Nursing and Health Studies

M. Christine Schwartz Bldg
Room 418
Telephone: (305) 284-8347
Fax: (305) 284-5686


BS, Nursing, Madonna University, 1974
MS, Nursing, Texas Woman's University, 1977
PhD, Nursing, The Catholic University of America, 1986
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Infection Prevention, Infection Johns Hopkins University, 1989

Certificate and Licensure

Certificate, Executive Management MBA program, Leadership Institute for Health Care Professionals, Georgetown University Schools of Nursing & Business, 1997
Certificate, Executive Management in Higher Education, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1993

Clinical Specialties

Infection control/emerging infections
Critical care
Operating room

Primary Teaching Areas

Emerging infections
Clinical research

Research and Academic Interests

Infectious disease, emerging infections, patient safety

Research (selected)

Principal Investigator : "Promoting Patient Safety with the VersaCare Bed." Hill-Rom Corporation. May 2009 - 2010.

Principal Investigator: P-60 supplement 1P60MD002266 : El Centro: Center of Excellence for Hispanic Health Disparities Research Seminar Series. University of Miami, November, 2008 - 2009.

Principal Investigator: P-60, NCMHD 1P60MD002266 Center for Culturally Tailored Hispanic Health Disparities Research at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida (NCMHD, NIH). Research training core (20%). September, 2007 - 2012.

Funded: "Feasibility & Compliance for Hand Hygiene by use of a Hand Spray" (June 2005 - 2007) Guardian Plus, Inc.

Funded: "Evaluation of Traumatic, Injuries in HCW during Surgery", NIOSH/CDC RO1-OHO7558, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia; September 2001-2006.

Publications (selected)

Korniewicz D. & El-Masri, “Exploring the factors associated with hand hygiene Compliance during routine clinical practice.” Applied Nursing Research, 10 (10), 2009.

Siegel J & Korniewicz D., “Developing clinical research projects: novice to expert.” Perioperative Nursing Clinics, 4 (1): 23-9, 2009.

Korniewicz D. “Disposable wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring system to decrease healthcare associated infections.” Touch Briefings: Emergency Nursing & Critical Care, Camden Publishing Ltd. 1 St. John Sq. London (pp. 49-50). August 2008.

Korniewicz D., Clark J & Yadin D. Response “A national on-line survey associated with the efficacy of clinical alarms.” American Journal of Critical Care. 17 (2) 98.

Korniewicz D., Clark J & Yadin D. “A national on-line survey associated with the efficacy of clinical alarms.” American Journal of Critical Care. 17 (1) 36-41.

Korniewicz D. Latex gloves & role in decreasing the spread of infection in hospital settings. US Infectious Disease (pp. 1-6). Touch Briefing, Ltd., 6th FL., Cardinal Tower, 12 Farrington Road, London, EC1M 3NW, UK. September 2007.

Siegel J & Korniewicz D. “Keeping patients safe: an interventional hand hygiene study at an oncology center. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 11 (5) 643-646, 2007.

Korniewicz D. & El-Masri M. “Effect of aloe-vera impregnated gloves on hand hygiene attitudes of healthcare workers Medical-Surgical Nursing. 16 (4): 247-52, 2007.

Korniewicz D. “Use of powder-free gloves for managing symptoms of latex exposure.” Clinical Virology & Infectious Disease. (p. 8-10). Touch Briefing, Ltd., 6th FL., Cardinal Tower, 12 Farrington Road, London, EC1M 3NW, UK, 2006.

Korniewicz, D., Chookaew, N., El-Masri, M., Mudd, K., & Bollinger, M. E. “Conversion to low-protein, powder-free surgical gloves: Is it Worth the Cost?” American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal, 53(9), 388-393, 2005.

Korniewicz, D., Chookaew, N., Brown, J., Bookhamer, N., Mudd, K., & Bollinger, M. E. Impact of converting to powder-free gloves: decreasing the symptoms of latex exposure in operating room personnel. American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal, 53(3), 111-116, 2005.

Korniewicz, D. “Developments in non-latex surgical gloves.” Global Surgery. (pp. 8-13). Touch Briefing, Ltd., 6th FL., Cardinal Tower, 12 Farrington Road, London, EC1M 3NW, UK. October 2004.

Korniewicz, D. “Medical exam gloves: use and misuse.” Hospital Healthcare Europe: The Official HOPE Reference Book. Camden Publishing, Ltd., 1 St. John Square, London. 2004.

Korniewicz, D.M, Garzon L, Seltzer J, Feinleib M. “Failure rates in non-latex surgical gloves”. AJIC. 32(5): 268-273, 2004.

O’Connell KP, El-Masri M, Broyles JB, & Korniewicz, D.M. “Testing for viral penetration of non-latex surgical and examination gloves: A comparison of three methods”. Clin Microbiol Infect. 10(4): 322-6, 2004.

Presentations (selected)

Korniewicz D. “State of the science for gloving and reduction of healthcare associated surgical infections.” Asia & Mid-Eastern Surgical Society, 4th Annual Congress. Dubai, Saudi Arabia, January, 2010 (scheduled).

Korniewicz D. "Double gloving during surgery to reduce healthcare worker injury.” 20th International Nursing Research Congress, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 2009.

Korniewicz, D. “Double gloving & infection control.” American Association for Practitioners in Infection Control: San Francisco, CA. July 2008.

Korniewicz D. “Reduction of needle stick/sharp injuries by use of double glove technologies during surgery”. European Operating Room Nurse Association, 3rd Annual Congress. Copenhagen, Denmark. April 2009.

Korniewicz, D. Environmental and Professional Hygiene Policy Forum. George Mason University, School of Public Policy. January 16-18, 2008.

Korniewicz, D. “Translational Nursing Research: Bridging the Gap Between the Bench and the Bedside: Collaboration Between Academic and Clinical Partners – Encouraging Collaborative Practice.” Florida Cancer Conference. West Palm, Florida. September 14, 2007.

Korniewicz, D. & Siegel J. Hand hygiene compliance at an oncology center. 18th International Research Congress. Vienna, Austria, July 2007.

Korniewicz, D. Effectiveness of glove barriers. American Association of Practitioners in Infection Control. San Jose, California. June 2007. Korniewicz D. Gloving & hand hygiene. International hand hygiene scientific conference in Europe. Tallinn, Estonia, June 2007

Korniewicz, D. “Hand hygiene and healthcare workers.” Infusion Nursing Society. Orlando, Florida. June 2007.

Korniewicz D, Ewers K, Feddern T, Rodriguez M, & Denker A. Symposium:“Collaborative Strategies for Implementing Evidenced-Based Nursing Hospital Setting.” 17th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence Based Practice. Montreal, Canada, July 2006.

Korniewicz, D. & Siegel J. “Feasibility & Hand Hygiene Compliance with the Use of aPocket Hand Sanitizer.” American Association for Practitioners in Infection Control: National Conference, Tampa, Florida. June, 2006

Korniewicz, D. “Health Care Workers Use of Non-Latex & Latex Surgical Gloves During Routine Use” 17th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Orlando, Florida, February 2005.

Major Accomplishments

Manchester Who’s Who, New Providence, NJ, Strathmore’s Who’s Who, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in American Women, Who’s Who in Business, Who’s Who Contemporary Health Leaders, Who’s Who in Executive Professionals, Who’s Who in International Science, Who’s Who in Nursing, Who’s Who in Medicine & Health, Who’s Who in Science & Engineering, Who’s Who in the World, 1988 – present

Recipient: MEDSURG Nursing Research Practice Award for the article: “Effect of aloe-vera impregnated gloves on hand hygiene attitudes of healthcare Workers.”

2008 Recipient: “Challenge Award” for achievements in the field of biomedical technology. American College of Clinical Engineering, 2008

Recipient: Outstanding reviewer for the “Canon Medical Device Awards.” 2006

Recipient: “Pinnacle Award for Mentorship” Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2004