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Dr. Dorthy Grillo

Dr. Dorthy Grillo is Adjunct Faculty at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. She teaches in the MSN program.


  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Masters degree (Nursing Administration) from Western Governors University
  • BSN from Nevada State College

  • Awards:

    • DNP Academic Excellence Award 2019 from The University of Alabama in Huntsville
    • Team Daisy Award - 2019
    • March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award nominee - 2020, 2018, 2015
    • Graduate Dean's List, University of Alabama in Huntsville - 2018
    • Academic Excellence Award Nevada State College - 2012
    • Initiative for the Future of Nursing in Nevada Award - 2012
  • Research Interests:

    • Patient Fall Prevention
    • Dementia care and behavior management
    • Patient Quality and Safety
  • Publication:

    • Quality and Safety Issues in Patient Care in Nursing Informatics Made Incredibly Easy.
    • Overview of Behaviors in Dementia in Genetics, Neurology, Behavior and Diet in Dementia.
    • Implementation of Purposeful Hourly Rounds in Addition to a Fall Bundle to Prevent Inpatient Falls on a Medical-Surgical Acute Hospital Unit.
    • Nonpharmacological Approaches to Managing Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia

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