Colleen J. Kalynych, Ed.D.

Colleen J. Kalynych Ed.D.

Senior Lecturer & Assistant Dean for Medical Education

Department: Office of Educational Affairs
Business Phone: (904) 244-8263

About Colleen J. Kalynych

Colleen Kalynych, Ed.D., completed her dissertation work in education and organizational leadership at the University of North Florida. She has a master’s degree in Health, also from the University of North Florida. She serves as the co-chair of the Scholarly Oversight Committee for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program and serves on the Data Management Committee for the HRSA sponsored Jacksonville System of Care. She is the former director of the Community Pediatrics Community Initiative at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville department of pediatrics and past assistant director of the Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center. Dr. Kalynych wrote numerous foundation, federal (HRSA, NIH, AHRQ), and state research grants, and presented at international, national, state and local conferences, and is published extensively in research scientific journals. Dr. Kalynych specializes in research design, research implementation feasibility, contract budget negotiations, grants management and staffing, and curricular development in regard to medical education. In addition, she instituted the research internship program with the University of North Florida and has mentored over 100 future health care professionals such as physicians, physician assistants, nursing, health care administration and health educators at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Kalynych holds an appointed clinical professor faculty position at the University of North Florida’s Brooks College of Health in the department of public health, where she has been teaching for more than 15 years.


CHaMP: A Model for Building a Center to Support Health Care Worker Well-Being After Experiencing an Adverse Event.
Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety.49(4):207-212[DOI] 10.1016/j.jcjq.2023.01.008.[PMID] 36792407.
Development of a Longitudinal Research Curriculum for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship.
The western journal of emergency medicine.23(1):26-29[DOI] 10.5811/westjem.2021.10.52854.[PMID] 35060856.
Nine years of pediatric gunshot wounds: A descriptive analysis.
Preventive medicine reports.28():101890-[DOI] 10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101890.[PMID] 35832637.
Tuesday's Teaching Tips-Evaluation and Feedback: A Spaced Education Strategy for Faculty Development.
MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources.18():11281-[DOI] 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11281.[PMID] 36475014.
Comparing Pain Intensity Using the Numeric Rating Scale and Defense and Veterans Pain Rating Scale in Patients Revisiting the Emergency Department.
Cureus.13(8):e17501-[DOI] 10.7759/cureus.17501.[PMID] 34603880.
Opioid Overdose Risk in Patients Returning to the Emergency Department for Pain.
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.).22(9):2100-2105[DOI] 10.1093/pm/pnab047.[PMID] 33560418.
Physicians' and nurses' work time allocation and workflow interruptions in emergency departments: a comparative time-motion study across two countries.
Emergency medicine journal : EMJ.38(4):263-268[DOI] 10.1136/emermed-2019-208508.[PMID] 32759349.
Tuesdays Are Great for Teaching Tips: A Spaced Education Strategy for Faculty Development.
Journal of graduate medical education.13(3):434-435[DOI] 10.4300/JGME-D-20-01249.1.[PMID] 34178279.
An Event-based Approach to Measurement: Facilitating Observational Measurement in Highly Variable Clinical Settings.
AEM education and training.4(2):147-153[DOI] 10.1002/aet2.10395.[PMID] 32313861.
IMPACT survey: IMpaired fecundity in Physicians and Association with Clinical Time.
Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians open.1(5):1023-1029[DOI] 10.1002/emp2.12170.[PMID] 33145554.
Lipid intensive drug therapy for sepsis pilot: A Bayesian phase I clinical trial.
Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians open.1(6):1332-1340[DOI] 10.1002/emp2.12237.[PMID] 33392541.
Predicting Pain-Related 30-Day Emergency Department Return Visits in Middle-Aged and Older Adults.
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.).21(11):2748-2756[DOI] 10.1093/pm/pnaa213.[PMID] 32875332.
Simulation-Based Team Leadership Training Improves Team Leadership During Actual Trauma Resuscitations: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Critical care medicine.48(1):73-82[DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004077.[PMID] 31725441.
Using an Online Vaccination Registry to Confirm Tetanus Status in Children with Tetanus-prone Wounds.
The western journal of emergency medicine.21(5):1140-1146[DOI] 10.5811/westjem.2020.6.46582.[PMID] 32970567.
Barriers to Utilizing Social Media Platforms in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs.
Cureus.11(10):e5856-[DOI] 10.7759/cureus.5856.[PMID] 31763079.
LIPid Intensive Drug therapy for Sepsis Pilot (LIPIDS-P): Phase I/II clinical trial protocol of lipid emulsion therapy for stabilising cholesterol levels in sepsis and septic shock.
BMJ open.9(9):e029348-[DOI] 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029348.[PMID] 31537565.
HDL Cholesterol Efflux is Impaired in Older Patients with Early Sepsis: A Subanalysis of a Prospective Pilot Study.
Shock (Augusta, Ga.).50(1):66-70[DOI] 10.1097/SHK.0000000000001030.[PMID] 29049133.
HDL inflammatory index correlates with and predicts severity of organ failure in patients with sepsis and septic shock.
PloS one.13(9):e0203813-[DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0203813.[PMID] 30216360.
Exploring the Predictive Ability of Dysfunctional High-Density Lipoprotein for Adverse Outcomes in Emergency Department Patients with Sepsis: A Preliminary Investigation.
Shock (Augusta, Ga.).48(5):539-544[DOI] 10.1097/SHK.0000000000000887.[PMID] 28452909.
Feasibility of an ED-to-Home Intervention to Engage Patients: A Mixed-Methods Investigation.
The western journal of emergency medicine.18(4):743-751[DOI] 10.5811/westjem.2017.2.32570.[PMID] 28611897.
Naloxone Triggering the RRT: A Human Antidote?
Journal of patient safety.13(1):20-24[DOI] 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000099.[PMID] 24618648.
Assessing patient activation and health literacy in the ED.
The American journal of emergency medicine.34(1):93-6[DOI] 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.09.045.[PMID] 26508580.
End-tidal carbon dioxide and occult injury in trauma patients: ETCO2 does not rule out severe injury.
The American journal of emergency medicine.34(11):2146-2149[DOI] 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.08.007.[PMID] 27567419.
Impact of Video Discharge Instructions for Pediatric Fever and Closed Head Injury from the Emergency Department.
The Journal of emergency medicine.50(3):e177-83[DOI] 10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.10.006.[PMID] 26806318.
Primary Care Experiences of Emergency Department Patients With Limited Health Literacy.
The Journal of ambulatory care management.39(1):32-41[DOI] .[PMID] 26650744.
The long-term burden of severe sepsis and septic shock: Sepsis recidivism and organ dysfunction.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.81(3):525-32[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000001135.[PMID] 27398984.
Toward Effective Utilization of the Pediatric Emergency Department: The Case of ADHD.
Social work in public health.31(1):9-18[DOI] 10.1080/19371918.2015.1087909.[PMID] 26667350.
Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Training Results in Physician-Level Success for Emergency Department Technicians.
Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.35(11):2343-2352[DOI] .[PMID] 27629755.
Child Mental Health Services in the Emergency Department: Disparities in Access.
Pediatric emergency care.31(7):473-8[DOI] 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000336.[PMID] 26151350.
Poisonings with Suicidal Intent Aged 0-21 Years Reported to Poison Centers 2003-12.
The western journal of emergency medicine.16(4):497-502[DOI] 10.5811/westjem.2015.5.25459.[PMID] 26265960.
The bubble study: ultrasound confirmation of central venous catheter placement.
The American journal of emergency medicine.33(3):315-9[DOI] 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.10.010.[PMID] 25550065.
The CARE 2 Committee: improving efficient use of the ED through a review of high-use patients.
The American journal of emergency medicine.33(3):465-7[DOI] 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.12.016.[PMID] 25662799.
The relationship of intravenous fluid chloride content to kidney function in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock.
The American journal of emergency medicine.33(3):439-43[DOI] 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.12.013.[PMID] 25650359.
A 6-year retrospective review of pediatric firearm injuries: do patients < 14 years of age differ from those 15-18 years of age?
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.77(3 Suppl 1):S41-5[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000000384.[PMID] 25153054.
End-tidal carbon dioxide as a goal of early sepsis therapy.
The American journal of emergency medicine.32(11):1351-6[DOI] 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.08.036.[PMID] 25205615.
Impact of an abbreviated cardiac enzyme protocol to aid rapid discharge of patients with cocaine-associated chest pain in the clinical decision unit.
The western journal of emergency medicine.15(2):180-3[DOI] 10.5811/westjem.2013.11.19232.[PMID] 24672608.
Knowledge assessment of sports-related concussion among parents of children aged 5 years to 15 years enrolled in recreational tackle football.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.77(3 Suppl 1):S18-22[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000000371.[PMID] 25153049.
Long-Term Organ Dysfunction After Severe Sepsis
Critical Care Medicine.42(12, S):-[DOI] .[PMID] .
Persistent organ dysfunction after severe sepsis: a systematic review.
Journal of critical care.29(3):320-6[DOI] 10.1016/j.jcrc.2013.10.020.[PMID] 24360598.
Contribution of serum ethanol concentration to the osmol gap: a prospective volunteer study.
Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.).51(5):398-401[DOI] 10.3109/15563650.2013.791695.[PMID] 23641935.
Determination of Accuracy in Emergency Department Dosing for Rapid Sequence Intubation
Annals of Emergency Medicine.62():S76-[DOI] .[PMID] .
Impact of Video Discharge Instructions From the Emergency Department in Regard To Caregiver Understanding of Their Child's Fever and Closed Head Injury
Annals of Emergency Medicine.62():S17-[DOI] .[PMID] .
Knowledge Assessment of Caregivers of Young Soccer Players Regarding Sport Related Concussion
Journal of Investigative Medicine.61():454-[DOI] .[PMID] .
Proactive rounding by the rapid response team reduces inpatient cardiac arrests.
Resuscitation.84(12):1668-73[DOI] 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2013.08.013.[PMID] 23994805.
Racial Differences in Blood Lipids Lead to Underestimation of Cardiovascular Risk in Black Women in a Nested observational Study.
Global advances in health and medicine.2(2):76-9[DOI] 10.7453/gahmj.2012.076.[PMID] 24416666.
Rapid Discharge of Patients Presenting To the Emergency Department With Cocaine Chest Pain: Application of An Abbreviated Cardiac Enzyme Protocol in the Clinical Decision Unit
Annals of Emergency Medicine.62():S7-[DOI] .[PMID] .
Response to letter: contribution of serum ethanol concentration to the osmol gap: a prospective volunteer study.
Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.).51(8):811-[DOI] 10.3109/15563650.2013.824584.[PMID] 23902332.
The Emergency Department as a Gateway To Child Mental Health Services in Florida
Annals of Emergency Medicine.62():S118-[DOI] .[PMID] .
Integration of Asynchronous Ultrasonographic Education Into a 4-Week Medical Student Emergency Medicine Clerkship: a Pilot Program
Annals of Emergency Medicine.60():S186-S187[DOI] .[PMID] .
Perception of Simulation as An Educational Modality for Teaching Emergency Medicine Residents
Annals of Emergency Medicine.60():S185-S186[DOI] .[PMID] .
Reduced use of occult bacteremia blood screens by emergency medicine physicians using immunization registry for children presenting with fever without a source.
Pediatric emergency care.28(7):640-5[DOI] 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31825cfd3e.[PMID] 22743750.
The curriculum development process for an international emergency medicine rotation.
Teaching and learning in medicine.24(1):71-80[DOI] 10.1080/10401334.2012.641491.[PMID] 22250939.
Ultrasound evaluation of cranial and long bone fractures in a cadaver model.
Military medicine.177(7):836-9[DOI] .[PMID] 22808891.
A Mediterranean-style low-glycemic-load diet improves variables of metabolic syndrome in women, and addition of a phytochemical-rich medical food enhances benefits on lipoprotein metabolism.
Journal of clinical lipidology.5(3):188-196[DOI] 10.1016/j.jacl.2011.03.002.[PMID] 21600524.
A Prospective, Single-Center Study To Evaluate the Use of Skin Adhesive in the Closure of Scalp Wounds
Annals of Emergency Medicine.58():S288-[DOI] .[PMID] .
Incidence and recognition of elevated triage blood pressure in the pediatric emergency department.
Pediatric emergency care.27(10):922-7[DOI] 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3182307a4b.[PMID] 21960093.
Pupillary response to light is preserved in the majority of patients undergoing rapid sequence intubation.
Annals of emergency medicine.57(3):234-7[DOI] 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.10.017.[PMID] 21220175.
Waist circumference is positively correlated with markers of inflammation and negatively with adiponectin in women with metabolic syndrome.
Nutrition research (New York, N.Y.).31(3):197-204[DOI] 10.1016/j.nutres.2011.02.004.[PMID] 21481713.
Do perceptions of effective distractive driving public service announcements differ between adults and teens?
The Journal of trauma.69(4 Suppl):S223-6[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181f1eb07.[PMID] 20938313.
Low HDL cholesterol is associated with increased atherogenic lipoproteins and insulin resistance in women classified with metabolic syndrome.
Nutrition research and practice.4(6):492-8[DOI] 10.4162/nrp.2010.4.6.492.[PMID] 21286407.
Color coded medication safety system reduces community pediatric emergency nursing medication errors.
Journal of patient safety.5(2):79-85[DOI] 10.1097/PTS.0b013e3181a647ab.[PMID] 19920446.
Stabilization and treatment of dental avulsions and fractures by emergency physicians using just-in-time training.
Annals of emergency medicine.54(4):585-92[DOI] 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2009.06.510.[PMID] 19700221.
Remediation Trends Associated With Learning Styles in An Emergency Medicine Residency
Annals of Emergency Medicine.52(4):S66-S67[DOI] 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2008.06.146.[PMID] .

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2010 · University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA