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  Karen D Bankston, PhD, MSN, FACHE
Associate Dean
CON Marketing - 0038
Procter Hall - 275.61
513-558-5390
bankstkd@ucmail.uc.edu


 

Professional Summary

  Karen Bankston, Ph.D., M.S.N., FACHE, currently serves as Associate Dean for Clinical Practice, Partnership and Community Engagement of the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati. This role is responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with nursing and other disciplines, while engaging in community based research focused on student and parental success in the urban core.
Dr. Bankston is actively involved in numerous boards including the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Interact for Health and Interact for Change, Legal Aid Society, The Children’s Home and the Urban League of Southwest Ohio. Also involved in the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Agenda 360 and the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.
Dr. Bankston continues to volunteer in efforts supporting the need for care to the poor and in the development of young African-American professionals. She played a role in getting legislation changed for distribution of medication for the charitable pharmacy established by St. Vincent DePaul, and was a member of its’ founding board. She is founding chair and former member of the board of the Center for Closing the Health Gap.
 Recent awards include: American Nurses’ Association Mary Eliza Mahoney Award 2016, University of Cincinnati Distinguished Alumni Award 2016, and the Kent State University Professional Achievement Alumni Award 2016. Member of Sigma Theta Tau, Delta XI, International Nursing Honor Society and the Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class XXVII.
 

 

Research Support

  Grant #D19HP25914 Bankston, Karen; Glazer, Greer 07/01/2013 06/30/2016 Health Resources and Services Administration Leadership 2.0: Nursing's Next Generation Program Role:CO-PI $1,028,056.00 Active

  Grant #Cost Share for 008701 Bankston, Karen; Glazer, Greer 07/01/2013 06/30/2016 Interact For Health Leadership 2.0: Summer Bridge Role:PI $10,000.00

  Grant #AAMC Bankston, Karen; Glazer, Greer 01/01/2014 07/31/2014 National Istitute on Minority Health and Health Disparities National Study on Holistic Review in the Health Professions Role:Collaborator $25,000.00 Awarded Federal

  Grant #1 CPIMP151094-01-00 Bankston, Karen; Glazer, Greer 08/15/2015 07/31/2020 Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health Pathways for Emerging Healthcare Leaders Role:CO-PI $2,500,000.00

  Jones, H., Bankston, K., Norwood, C. 09-2015 09-2015 Dean's Research Award Targeting Stress Reduction for Black Mid-Life Women Role:CO-PI $10,000.00

  Grant #HRSA-17-063 Glazer, G & Bankston, K. 11-2016 Health Resources and Services Administration Leadership 2.0: Nursing's Next Generation Program. Role:CO-PI Pending

  Bankston, K. 03-2014 03-2015 University of Cincinnati President's Diversity Incentive Grant Role:PI $10,000

  Grant #HRSA-16-069 Bankston, K. 2016 Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) UC Nursing College Access through Realizing Excellence in Scholars. Role:PI Denied

  Bankston, K. 07/01/2014 06/30/2015 American Association of University Women, Inclusion in Action Girls STEAM Academy-Parent's University Role:PI $7,000

  Grant #HRSA-16-069 Bankston, K. 2016 Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) UC Nursing Encouraging Diversity in Graduate Education Program Role:PI Denied

  Bankston, K. 03-2013 03-2014 University of Cincinnati President's Diversity Incentive Grant Implementing a Diversity Education Plan Role:PI $9,000.00

  Grant #OSU 60062166 sub OMD G-1819-05-0094 / OMD201807 Acquavita, Shauna; Bankston, Karen; Bernheisel, Christopher; Brammer, Susan; Donnelly, John; Elder, Nancy; Fathman, Amy; Gillespie, Gordon; Kiesler, H. Joseph; Kroger-Jarvis, Melanie; Lewis, Christopher; Mount, Hillary; Nandyal, Lauri; O'Dea, Christine; Perraud, Suzanne; Shomo, Anisasattara; Tobias, Barbara; Tyson, Ronald; Weinstock, Keri; White, Christopher; Wilder, Christine 10/01/2017 06/30/2018 Ohio Department of Medicaid Training an Interprofessional Workforce Prepared to Care for the Medicaid Population through Community-Academic Partnerships Role:Collaborator $119,953.00 Active State of Ohio


Publications

 

Published Abstracts

 

Zavala, E.Y., Marshall, B.S., Bankston, K., Hurst, J., & Woodle, E.S. (09/05/2003). Transplant Economics in a Complex Payor Market [Abstract]. Transplantation, 3(5). Co-Author

 

Bankston, K. (2013). Collective Self-Esteem and Attitudes Toward Collaboration as Predictors to Collaborative Practice Behaviors Used by Registered Nurses and Physicians in Acute Care Hospitals [Abstract]. Author

 

Workman, L. Anderson, D. Cochran, S. Bankston, K. (1999). Comparison of Nursing Work Within and Across Five Hospitals in a Major Midwestern Urban Health Alliance [Abstract].

 

Gillespie, G. L., Shehab, M., Pritchard, T., Bankston, K., & Glazer, G. (04-2017). Microaggression in Academic Nursing [Abstract].

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

 

Pritchard, T. J., Perazzo, J. D., Holt, J. A., Fishback, B. P., McLaughlin, M., Bankston, K. D., & Glazer, G. (2016). Evaluation of a Summer Bridge: Critical Component of the Leadership 2.0 Program. The Journal of Nursing Education, 55(4), 196-202.DOI:10.3928/01484834-20160316-03

 

Gillespie, G., Pritchard, T. Bankston, K., Burno, J., & Glazer, g. (08/21/2016). An evaluation of forums for discussions on inclusion in a college of nursing. Nursing Outlook.

 

Glazer, G., Clark, A., Bankston, K., Danek, J., Fair, M., Michaels, J. (2016). Holistic Admissions in Nursing: We Can Do This. Journal of Professional Nursing, 32(4), 306-313.

 

Glazer, G., Clark, A., Bankston, K. (2015). From Policy to Practice: A Case for Holistic Review. OJIN: The Online Journal in Nursing.

 

Glazer, G. & Bankston, K. (2014). Urban Universities for Health. Holistic admissions in the health professions. Findings from a national survey. http://urbanuniversitiesforhealth.org/media/documents/Holistic Admissions in the Health Professions.pdf.

 

Bankston, K. (2014). Op Ed: End the polite silence in Cincinnati: We have a problem with racial disparities.

 

Bankston, K. & Glazer, G. (2013). Legislative: Interprofessional Collaboration: What's Taking So Long?. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 19(1).

 

Whitmer, K. & Bankston, K. (2004). Potential Impact of Diversity on Clinical Trials. Chronicles in Research (unpublished).

 

Anderson, D.A., Bankston, K., Stindt, J., Weybright, D.W. (2000). Interdisciplinary shared governance: A partnership model for high performance. Seminars For Nursing Management, 8(3), 1-12.

 

Bankston, Karen (1997). Travelers and transition. HT: The Magazine For Healthcare Travel Professionals, 5(2), 46-47.

 

Bankston, Karen (1992). Power and unity can be ours. Ohio Nurses Review, 67(3), 13.

 

Wood, J., Bankston, K., Bickford, B., Bogdan, B. (1990). An effort to identify the optimum method of patient care delivery. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 12(4), 5-9.

 

Glazer, G. & Bankston, K. (01/15/2017). Nurse Practitioners can transform primary care now. Link to Media:Nurse Practitioners can transform primary care now.

 

Other Publications

 

Bankston, K. (2016). Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University. RWJ Social Mission Metrics Advisory Council

 

Glazer, G. & Bankston, K. (2013). AAMC, National Institutes of Health and Urban Universities for HEALTH. Holistic Review Admissions National Study

 

Bankston, K. (2012). Journal of Organizational Behavior Wiley Company.

 

Bankston, K. (2017). Scholar in Residence, Belmont University, College of Health Sciences, invited Feb. 20-24, 2017.

 

Bankston, K. (04-2016). Focus on Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.. School of Nursing, John Hopkins University:


Presentations

 

Invited Presentations

 

(07-2015). Holistic Review in Pharmacy, Report of the Findings. AACP and AFPC Annual Meeting ,National Harbor, MD.

 

(03-2015). Holistic Review in Nursing, Report of the Findings to Deans of Nursing. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, moderated panel discussion ,Washington D.C..

 

(04-2015). Holistic Review in Nursing, Report of the Findings. AACN Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals ,Phoenix, AZ.

 

Bankston, K. and Glazer, G. (03-2015). Holistic Review in Dentistry, Report of the Findings. American Dental Educators Association Annual Session and Exhibition ,Boston, MA.

 

Presented with Definity Partners leaders of Riverside Health Systems (08-2008). "We're not REALLY a Hospital: Changing doctors', associates', patients', and communities' perception of a multi-level post acute care setting". ,Columbus, OH.

 

(04-2012). "Following to Lead", Keynote Address. Philander Smith College ,Little Rock, AK.

 

(2003). Keynote Address. Tri-State Perinatal Nurses Annual Meeting Spring

 

(05-2003). Keynote Address, Convocation Ceremony of the College of Nursing. Kent State University ,Kent, OH.

 

(06-2002). Keynote Address. Ohio Student Nurses Association Annual Convention ,Columbus, OH.

 

(10-2001). "Courage in the New Millennium", Keynote Address. Northern Kentucky University ,Highland Heights, KY.

 

(01/12/2017). "The Leadership Equation: Systems Thinking in Action". YWCA Rising Stars ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(08-2015). "Culturally Conscious Leadership, Post Millenial Diversity and Inclusion". Convocation Mount Saint Joseph University ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(2015). "It's a Dirty Job and You've Got to Do it". TEDxUCincinnati, Spring ,Cincinnati, OH. You Tube Video

 

(02-2015). Keynote Address. Leadership of Fifth Third Bank, Black History Month Breakfast ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(01-2014). "Culturally Conscious Leadership in the Millenium of Diversity and Inclusion". Environmental Protection Agency ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(05-2013). "How Do I Get There From Here: A Systemic Approach to Succession Planning". Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(11-2012). "Love, Spirituality and HIV". The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Nurses in AIDS ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(10-2012). "Placing Girls at Promise: The State of Health of African American Girls". Urban League's African American Leadership Development Class ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(10-2012). "Social Justice, The Black Church and the State of Health of African Americans in Cincinnati". Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(08-2012). "Diversity and the Culture of the Hospital". Patient Focused Care Committee of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(05-2012). Keynote Address, "Lifelong Learning and the Practicing Nurse: The Impact of the IOM Report on the Future of Nursing Practice". Greater Cincinnati Black Nurses Association ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(02-2012). Keynote Address, "Health Care Reform 2010: Can we do it or is it Just Rhetoric". Ethicon Endo-surgery African American Leadership Council ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(2011). Keynote Addess. Heritage Breakfast of the Midwest Black Family Reunion ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(06-2010). Keynote Address, "Health Care Reform 2010, Can We Do It? Or is it just rhetoric?". Alpha Delta Boule, Cincinnati Chapter of Sigma Pi Phi ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(05/29/2009). Keynote Address, "The Importance of How Community Based Outreach and the SEAARR Model Significantly Increase Care for those Living with Chronic Illness". Health Empowerment Symposium of the Urban leage of Greater Cincinnati ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(02-2009). Panelist: Women in Leadership Symposium, Leading, Mentoring and Shaping the Future.. National Diversity Council held at Hyatt Regency ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(03-2007). "Journey to Greatness, Culturally Competent Leadership". The Reaching for the Stars Program, Diversity Plenary Breakfast of the African American Professional Development Symposium, Cintas Center ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(11-2006). Lecture, "Consumerism in Health Care". Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership Class XXX ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(05-2005). Keynote Address, "Courage in the New Millenium". Nurse's Day at University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters School of Nursing ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(05-2004). Keynote Address. American Heart Association, Search Your Heart Kick-off ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(11-2003). Keynote Address, "Plight of the Uninsured". Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(11-2002). Keynote Address, "Plight of the Uninsured". Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(11-2001). Keynote Address, "Plight of the Uninsured". Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(06-2001). Keynote Address, Commencement Ceremony. College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

Bankston, Karen with Beery PhD, Terry, and Williams MSN, Janet (10-2000). "Creating a Collaborative Environment - Shared Governance in the New Millennium". Practice Education and Scholarship in Nursing, sponsored by Beta Iota, Sigma Theta Tau, University of Cincinnati ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(05-2000). Keynote Address, "We've Arrived! Nursing in the New Century". Council of Greater Cincinnati, Nursing Organizations 15th Annual Nurses Day luncheon ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

(03-2017). Holistic Review in Nursing, A Strategy Whose Time Has Come. presented at the Elsevier Nursing Leadership Educational Conference, Las Vegas, NV

 

Symposium

 

(05-2010). "Critical Thinking, An Ancient Art Whose Time has Come". Keynote Address Georgia HFMA Spring Institute ,Pine Mountain, GA.

 

Bankston, Karen and Aug, Tom (10-2004). "Journey to the new yoU, a Diversity Strategy". National Association of Health Services Exectives Educational Conference and Annual Meeting ,Orlando, FL.

 

Bankston, Karen and White, Maria (06-2004). "Improving Customer Service through Greater Cultural Competence". The Institute for Diversity in Health Management 2004 Leadership and Educational Conference ,Chicago, IL.

 

(20/14/052-). Culturally Conscious Leadership to associates of Millers Coors Trenton Brewery. Diversity and Inclustion Awareness Week ,Trenton, OH.

 

(09-2010). Keynote Address, "The Shifting Ground, Managing Change in the Health Care Environment". Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association ,General Butler State Park, KY.

 

(05-2004). "Diversity in the New Millennium: Culturally Conscious Leadership". Health Alliance Patient Care Services Symposium

 

(10-2000). "The State of Healthcare in the New Millennium". Grassroots Leadership Conference ,Cincinnati, OH.

 

Honors and Awards

  2016 Second Act Award Cincinnati Business Courier

  2016 Professional Achievement Alumni Award Kent state University

  2016 Mary Eliza Mahoney Award American Nurses Association

  2016 Distinguished Alumni Mosaic Award University of Cincinnati

  2015 100th Year of Gathering Heroes Recognition United Way of Greater Cincinnati

  2015 125th Year Legacy Award Recognition University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

  2013 Kautz Alumni Master Lecturer Award University of Cincinnati

  2011 Glass Ceiling Award National Diversity Council

  2010 Joseph A. Hall Diversity Leadership Award United Way of Cincinnati

  2010 Linda Bates Parker Leadership Legacy Award University of Cincinnati

  2009 Athena Award, Finalist Cincy Magazine

  2009 Leading Women Award Women's Advocate

  2009 Most Influential Who's Who in Black Cincinnati

  2008 Ohio's Most Powerful and Influential Women National Diversity Council

  2008 Diversity Champion Award Career Training Center, University of Cincinnati

  2008 Woman of Distinction Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Great Rivers Region

  2007 Corporate Woman of the Year Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

  2007 Community Services Award Talbert House

  2007 Most Influential Who's Who in Black Cincinnati

  2006 Most Influential Who's Who in Black Cincinnati

  2005 Merlin G. Pope Corporate Diversity Leadership Award Cincinnati Human Relations Commission

  2005 Manager Winner Cincinnati Business Courier Health Care Hero

  2005 Featured Who's Who in Black Cincinnati

  2004 Most Influential Who's Who in Black Cincinnati

  2003 Image Maker Award Finalist Applause Magazine

  2003 Marie Brown Leadership Award Recipient University of Cincinnati Medical Center

  2001 Career Woman of Achievement Award Greater Cincinnati YWCA

  1996 Black Achiever Cincinnati YMCA

  1994 -1995 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

  1990 Who's Who Among American Nurses

  1990 Ebony Achievement Award for Academics Excellence Kent State University

  1989 Ebony Achievement Award for Academic Excellence Kent State University

  1989 International Nursing Honor Society Induction Sigma Theta Tau

 

Student Advising

  Brown, Ashley Doctoral Chair Completed 2016 Determining Provider Attitudes on Shared Governance

  Roberto, Amy Doctoral Advisor Completed 2016 Understanding Women and Transformational Leadership

  Roper, Daniyel Doctoral Chair In Progress African American Men's Exerience in the U.S. Healthcare System Dissertation

  Newkirk, Dayna Doctoral Committee Member In Progress A Grounded Theory of the Influences of Black Greek Lettered Organizations on the Persistence of African Americans at Predominantly White Institutions Dissertation

  Lanzilotta, Jennifer Postdoctoral Committee Member In Progress What is the Experience of Black Women Living with Migraine Headaches Dissertation

  Bennett, Stephanie Doctoral Advisor In Progress Dissertation

 

Service

  PhD Administrative Committee University/College Service 2014 to Present

  Diversity Advisory Council, College of Nursing University/College Service 2013 to Present

  Kitchen Cabinet University/College Service 2012 to Present

  College of Nursing Leadership Council University/College Service 2012 to Present

  PhD Faculty Committee University/College Service 2012 to Present

  Bicentennial Steering Committee University/College Service 2016 to Present

  Bicentennial Community Engagement Committee Co-Chair University/College Service 2016 to Present

  Center for Improvement Science Council University/College Service 2016 to Present

  Governing Council of Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training University/College Service 2016 to Present

  Executive Committee African American Faculty Association University/College Service 2014 to Present

  President's Diversity Committee University/College Service 2014 to Present

  CICC University/College Service 2013 to Present

  Diversity and Inclusion Resouces Liason Council University/College Service 2013 to Present

  Strategic Enrollment Management Committee University/College Service 2013 2016

  Academic Health Center University/College Service 2012 to Present

  Diversity and Inclusion Committee University/College Service 2012 to Present

  Urban Serving Universities Coalition Holistic Review Project Co-Director Service to Professional Associations 2014

  Urban Serving Universities Coalition Health Task Force Appointment - Cultural Competence Action Team Committee Chair Service to Professional Associations 2013

  American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses revision panel, Advisory Committee Member Service to Professional Associations 2013

  Greater Cincinnati Health Councilq Governance Committee Committee Chair Service to Professional Associations 2010

  Greater Cincinnati Health Council Executive Committee Committee Member Service to Professional Associations 2009 2010

  Greater Cincinnati Health Council Treasurer/ Secretary Service to Professional Associations 2009

  American Hospital Association Governing Council on Post Care Services Council Member Service to Professional Associations 2008 2010

  Greater Cincinnati Health Council Board of Directors Board Member Service to Professional Associations 2008 2010

  National Association of Health Services Executives President Service to Professional Associations 2006 2008

  National Association of Health Services Executives President-Elect Service to Professional Associations 2004 2005

  Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association Delegate to ONA Convention Service to Professional Associations 2001

  American Organization of Nursing Executives Board of Directors Service to Professional Associations 2000

  Greater Cincinnati Nurse Executives President Service to Professional Associations 2000

  Greater Cincinnati Nurse Executives President-Elect Service to Professional Associations 1999

  American College of Healthcare Executives Service to Professional Associations 1998 to Present

  National Association of Health Services Executives Member Service to Professional Development Programs 1997 to Present

  American Organization of Nursing Executives Practice and Research Committee Committee Member Service to Professional Development Programs 1997 1998

  Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives Service to Professional Associations 1996 2001

  Greater Cincinnati Nurse Executives Secretary Service to Professional Associations 1996 1998

  Greater Cincinnati Nurse Executive Service to Professional Associations 1994 2001

  Ohio Nurses Assoc. and Ohio State Medical Assoc. Ohio Osteopathic Association Liason Committee Committee Member Service to Professional Associations 1994

  Ohio Nurses Association Board of Directors Service to Professional Associations 1991 1995

  Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association Board of Directors Service to Professional Associations 1991 1993

  American Nurses Association Advisory Board for the Center of Ethics and Human Rights Service to Professional Development Programs 1991 1992

  Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association Delegate to ONA Convention Service to Professional Associations 1991

  Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association Member Service to Professional Associations 1990 to Present

  Greater Cincinnati Black Nurses Association Member Service to Professional Associations 1990 1995

  Ohio Nurses Association Committee on Human Rights Service to Professional Associations 1989 1991

  Ohio Nurses Association District #3 Board of Directors Service to Professional Associations 1989 1990

  Ohio Nurses Association, District #3 Legislation Committee Service to Professional Associations 1989 1990

  Ohio Nurses Association, District #3 Nurses Lecture Series Co-Chair Service to Professional Associations 1989 1990

  Delegate to ONA Convention Ohio Nurses Association, District #3 Service to Professional Associations 1989

  Ohio Nurses Association, District #3 Nominating Committee Chair Service to Professional Development Programs 1989

  Northeast Ohio Nursing Service Administration Secretary Service to Professional Associations 1989

  National Black Nurses Association Education Committee Service to Professional Development Programs 1988 1989

  National League for Nursing Service to Professional Associations 1988 1990

  Northeast Ohio Nursing Service Adminstrators Service to Professional Associations 1988 1990

  National Black Nurses Association Executive Board Service to Professional Associations 1988 1990

  American Organization of Nursing Executives Member Service to Professional Associations 1987 2001

  Ohio Nurses Association, District #3 Nominating Committee Chair Service to Professional Associations 1987

  American Association of Critical Care Nurses Service to Professional Associations 1986 1987

  Ohio Nurses Association, District #3 Continuing Education Committee Service to Professional Associations 1986 1987

  Northeast Ohio Association of Critical Care Nurses Service to Professional Development Programs 1986 1987

  Mahoning-Trumbell Council of Black Nurses President Service to Professional Associations 1986 1988

  National Black Nurses Association Service to Professional Associations 1986 1996

  American Nurses Association Member Service to Professional Associations 1977 to Present

  Ohio Nurses Association Member Service to Professional Associations 1977 to Present

  Ohio Nurses Association, District #3 Member Service to Professional Associations 1977 1990

  Cincinnati Child Poverty Collaborative Community Service 2016

  Live Well Collaborative Committee Chair Community Service 2016

  Success by Six Regional Council Committee Chair Community Service 2015 to Present

  Cincinnati Human Services Advisory Council Committee Chair Community Service 2015 2016

  Interact for Change Scholarship Committeed Committee Chair Community Service 2014

  Interact for Health Public Policy Committee Committee Chair Community Service 2013

  Success by Six, Regional Council Vice-Chair Community Service 2013 2014

  Society for St. Vincent de Paul Board Member Community Service 2013 2015

  Live Well Collaborative, University of Cincinnnati Board Member Community Service 2013 to Present

  Collaborative for Infant Health and Infant Mortality Reduction Board Member Community Service 2013 to Present

  Delta Sigma Theta, Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter Social Action Committee Committee Chair Community Service 2012 2013

  Interact for Change Scholarship Committee Member Community Service 2012

  Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio Board of Directors Community Service 2011 to Present

  Office of Mental Health and Infant Mortality Reduction Board Member Community Service 2011 to Present

  United Way of Greater Cincinnati Strategic Resource Development Cabinet Community Service 2011 to Present

  Interact for Health (formally Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati) Program Committee Board Member Community Service 2010 to Present

  Greater Cincinnati Regional Chamber Agenda 360 Inclusion Priority Focus Area, Co-Leader Class Agent Community Service 2010 to Present

  Cincinnati Humana Services Commission Community Service 2010 2016

  Delta Sigma Theta, Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter Physical and Mental Health Committee Co-Chair Community Service 2010 2012

  United Way of Greater Cincinnati Compensation Committee Member Community Service 2010 2011

  St. Vincent de Paul Advisory Board Member Community Service 2009 to Present

  United Way of Greater Cincinnati Executive Committee Member Community Service 2009 to Present

  Office of Mental Health and Infant Mortality Reduction Board Member Community Service 2009 2011

  United Way of Greater Cincinnati Nominating Committee Committee Chair Community Service 2009 2011

  YWCA Racial Justice Committee Vice-Chair Community Service 2009

  United Way of Greater Cincinnati Board Member Community Service 2008 to Present

  USA Regional Chamber of Commerce HYPE Leadership Council Council Member Community Service 2008 to Present

  Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Board Member Community Service 2008 2011

  Cincinnati Human Services Commission Co-Chair Community Service 2008 2009

  Career and Technical Education Foundation Board Board Member Community Service 2008 2009

  Kent State University Executive Committee, At-Large Member Community Service

  YWCA Public Relations Vice-Chair Community Service 2008

  University of Cincinnati College of Business Dean's Advisory Council Council Member Community Service 2007 2012

  City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, appointed by Mayor Member Community Service 2007 2009

  Kent State University National Alumni Board Board Member Community Service 2007 2008

  Agenda 360 Public health Committee WE Lead Executive Advisory Committee Member Community Service 2007

  YWCA Treasurer Community Service 2007

  Kent State University College of Nursing Advisory Council Council Member Community Service 2006 2010

  United Way of Greater Cincinnati Safety Net Services Review Committee Committee Member Community Service 2006

  Interact of Change (formally Greater Cincinnati Health Foundation Board) Board Member Community Service 2005 to Present

  Greater Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce Steering Committee Co-Chair Community Service 2005 2006

  YWCA Evaluation Committee, Domestic Violence in the Workplace, Racial Justice Committee Board Member Community Service 2004 2010

  Center for Closing the Health Care Gap Board Member Community Service 2004 2007

  Greater Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce Steering Committee Committee Member Community Service 2004 2007

  St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy Board Member Community Service 2004 2007

  Alliance Partners Board Member Community Service 2004 2005

  Alliance Partners Board Member Community Service 2004

  Center for Closing the Health Care Gap Board Member Community Service 2004

  Babies Milk Fund Office Operations Committee and Governance Committee Board Member Community Service 2003 2008

  Alzheimer's Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter Leadership Council Council Member Community Service 2003 2008

  Ohio Hospital Association Foundation for Healthy Communities Board Member Community Service 2003 2007

  Greater Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Cincinnati, Class XXVII Community Service 2003 2004

  Bankers Club Board of Governors Board Member Community Service 2001 2005

  United Way of Greater Cincinnati Oral Health Regional Access Program Committee Chair Community Service 2001

  West End Health Center Board Member Community Service 2000 2002

  West End Health Center Finance Committee Committee Member Community Service 2000

  African-American Health Network Founder and Board Member Community Service 2000

  United Way of Greater Cincinnati Volunteer Community Service 1999 to Present

  UC Netwellness Advisory Committee Committee Member Community Service 1999 2010

  United Way of Greater Cincinnati Health People Vision Council Council Member Community Service 1999 2004

  African-American Health Network Steering Committee Committee Member Community Service 1999 2002

  National Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Region Representative to Finance Committee Community Service 1994 1996

  United Home Care Board Member Community Service 1994 1995

  Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati Board Member Community Service 1992 1993

  University of Cincinnati UC Women Lead University/College Service University 04/17/2017 UC Women Lead Panel Discussion

 

Positions and Work Experience

  07/23/2012 to Present Associate Dean Clinical Practice, Partnership and Community Engagement Provide leadership and guidance to all undergraduate and graduate programs for the College of Nursing within the context of practice and community engagement. University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

  12/01/2005 -06/30/2011 Senior Vice President/CEO The Drake Center is a 356 bed provider of specialized medical and rehabilitative inpatient and outpatient long term acute care services, co-located with a SNF and assisted living facilities. Accountable for ensuring that compliance is maintained with all federal, state, local and other regulatory bodies. Drake Center Cincinnati, OH

  09/01/2010 to Present President and CEO Consultancy practice focuses on the development of leaders and organizations on issues about change, inclusion/diversity, leadership, management principles and organizational behavior. Assist in the development of strategic visions/plans. KDB and Associates Consulting Service, LLC Cincinnati, OH

  01/11/2004 -11/30/2005 Senior Vice President External Affairs The Health Alliance was a six-hospital system with one of the largest primary care physician groups in Greater Cincinnati with combined revenues of over $1 billion. Accountable to the CEO, serves as a liason to all external agencies. Health ALliance of Greater Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH

  03/23/2002 -01/10/2004 Vice President Operations/Chief Operations Officer Responsible and accountable to the Senior VP for the daily operations of the hospital. Accountable for a $350 million budget to operate acute, tertiary and ambulatory services. The University Hospital Cincinnati, OH

  02/04/1995 -10/15/2001 Vice President Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive As a member of the senior team, provided overall leadership for patient care delivery, collaborating with governing body, medical staff and other clinical leaders. The University Hospital Cincinnati, OH

  08/12/1990 -02/03/1996 Assistant Administrator Patient Care Services Responsible for providing leadership and management to the organization, operation, administration and evaluation of the medical areas of nursing and patient care. University of Cincinnati Hospital Cincinnati, OH

  03-2002 -06-2004 Associate, Dean, Clinical Services University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH

  11-1996 -10-2001 Associate Dean, Clinical Services University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH

  05-1987 -07-1990 Director of Medical Nursing and Dialysis Services Western Reserve Case System Youngstown, OH

  09-2011 -08-2012 Adjunct Professor, College of Business University Of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH

  08-2007 -06-2010 Adjunct Professor, Department of Nursing Xavier University Cincinnati, OH

  10-2001 -10-2002 Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Nursing University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH

  08-1990 -02-1996 Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH

  2002 -2005 Faculty Research Fellow, Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH

  09-1986 -05-1987 Clinical Nurse Manager, Medical Intensive/Coronary Care Unit Western Reserve Care System, Southside Medical Center Youngstown, OH

  10-1983 -09-1986 Head Nurse Tower 2 North, Medical Unit Southside Medical Center Youngstown, OH

  02-1979 -10-983. Staff Nurse, Emergency Department Southside Medical Center Youngstown, OH

  05-1977 -02-1979 Staff Nurse 2 West, Surgical Unit Southside Medical Center Youngstown, OH

  09-1988 -08-1989 Counseling Intern Catholic Service League Agency Youngstown, OH

 

Education

  Institution:University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH PhD 2005 Nursing Research, Organizational Behavior

  Institution:Kent State University Kent, OH MSN 1990 Psych-Mental Health/Administration

  Institution:Kent State University Kent, OH BSN 1984 Nursing

  Institution:Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH AAS 1976 Nursing

 

Board Certifications & Licenses

  American College of Health Care Executives Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives 2007

  American College of Healthcare Executives Certified in Healthcare Management 2006

  American Nurses Association Certified Nurse Adminstrator 1990-1994

  Basic Life Support Instructor 1977-1991

  Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider 1984-1987

 

Research and Practice Interests

  Health care economics, leadership, African American women's health, change management

 

Courses Taught

  Nursing 754 Leadership Concepts AY08-09 Level:Graduate Xavier University 3

  Nursing 636 Financial Mgmt for Nursing Admin AY09-10 Level:Graduate Xavier University 3

  Management 380001 University of Cincinnati Academic Term:11A 3

  Management 38004 Level:Undergraduate University of Cincinnati Academic Term:12W 3

  Accelerated Leadership 7036001 Level:Undergraduate University of Cincinnati Academic Term:14FL 3

  Independent Study 8072003 Level:Graduate University of Cincinnati Academic Term:14FL 3

  Independent Study 8072009 Level:Graduate University of Cincinnati Academic Term:15SM 3

  Capstone Seminar 9042006 Level:Graduate University of Cincinnati Academic Term:16SM 3

 

Preferred Information

  Associate Dean Karen Bankston Degrees:PhD, MSN, FACHE

 

Contact Information

  Address type:Academic Location Name:Proctor Hall 413 3110 Vine St. PO Box 210038 Cincinnati Ohio 45237 United States of America Phone:513-558-5390 Fax:513-558-5054 Email:karen.bankston@uc.edu County:Hamilton

 

IRB Protocol

  2015-6930 HEALTH Pathways Approval:11/23/2015 Co-Investigator Glazer, Greer Bankston, Karen; Pritchard, Tracy; Grimley, Karen Study Application College of Nursing Bankston, Karen (Sub-investigator); Grimley, Karen (Coordinator); Pritchard, Tracy (Sub-investigator)

  2012-3813 Needs Assessment for Nursing Workforce Diversity-Time Sensitive Approval:03/04/2016 Principal Investigator Bankston, Karen Pritchard, Tracy; McGinnis, Kimberly Study Application CON AD for Nursing Research Pritchard, Tracy (Coordinator); Mentzel, Tammy (Other); Perazzo, Joseph (Other); McGinnis, Kimberly (Coordinator); Fishback, Benjamin (Other); Maddox, Krista (Other); Glazer, Greer (Other); Flanagan, Laura (Other); McLaughlin, Michaela (Other); Shehab, Mohammad (Other); Hopgood, Daniel (Other) University of Cincinnati

  2017-5249 Racial and Gender Concordance Approval:12/08/2017 Principal Investigator Bankston, Karen Gaskins, Whitney; Bankston, Karen; Pritchard, Tracy; Gillespie, Gordon; Rinear, Kelley Study Application CON Research Team Pritchard, Tracy (Coordinator); Gaskins, Whitney (Other Research Coordinator); Gillespie, Gordon (Other Research Coordinator)

  2017-5249 Racial and Gender Concordance Approval:12/08/2017 Co-Investigator Bankston, Karen Gaskins, Whitney; Bankston, Karen; Pritchard, Tracy; Gillespie, Gordon; Rinear, Kelley Study Application CON Research Team Pritchard, Tracy (Coordinator); Gaskins, Whitney (Other Research Coordinator); Gillespie, Gordon (Other Research Coordinator)

 

In the News

  11/12/2016 Why I Give.

  10/25/2016 Bankston enjoys adventures on the open road.

  09/15/2016 Bankston's newest role helps others find their path upward.

  2016 Associate Dean Karen Bankston Recognized for Championing Equality

  2016 Focus on Faculty with Karen Bankston, PhD.

  08/18/2015 It's a dirty job and you've got to do it.

  04/15/2015 Power of One

  07/27/2014 Need for more minority health care providers

  05/11/2011 Drake Center Leadership Announcements

  02-2017 An Update from the Urban Universities for HEALTH Learning Collaborative

  02-2017 Do not let anyone define your future.

  03-2017 CHS Scholar in Residence Shares Insight on Social Leadership

  04-2017 Karen Bankston: A Leader Who Listens

  2017 Better Care, Better Outcomes at the Children's Home