University of Alabama, USA
Title: Leading change in healthcare
Pamela V. O'Neal, PhD, RN. Associate Professor, College of Nursing. Dr. O’Neal teaches in the Undergraduate and the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. She has a research focus in assessing suctioning processes to improve patient outcomes and is co-director of the CLEAR Project (Clearance of the Airways). She has experience in both laboratory and clinical research related to suctioning with newborns, adults, and older adults. She is Past-President of the North Alabama Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Chair of the Institutional Review Board for UAH, and was recognized as the Outstanding Faculty in the College of Nursing in 2015.