Amy J. Palmisciano, RN is the program coordinator of pulmonary and critical care research at Rhode Island Hospital. A 1996 graduate of the nursing program at Rhode Island College, Palmisciano has assumed several positions during her 20 years of employment at Rhode Island Hospital in such clinical areas as general medicine, pulmonary, dialysis and critical care medicine.
Her research experience is in critical care medicine with an emphasis on sepsis and septic shock and outpatient pulmonary trials for a variety of pulmonary diseases including pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and emphysema. Palmisciano has also assisted investigators in establishing and maintaining bio banks for several studies in both pulmonary and critical care medicine.
Since 2008 she has served as a voting member of the Rhode Island Hospital Institutional Review Board, a committee that oversees research conducted at Rhode Island Hospital. Palmisciano has functioned as a co-investigator on observational studies, randomized controlled trials, retrospective chart review studies and quality initiative studies that have been accepted as poster presentations at professional conferences and published in medical journals.