Education and Training
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
M.S. University of Pennsylvania
B.S.N. University of Pennsylvania
B.S. Northeastern University

Board Certifications: R.N., Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

Research Interests: Understanding the predictors and consequences of pain and delirium in older adults. 

Funding:
Postsurgical Outcomes Among Older Adults with Delirium. University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing Research Council
ICU Delirium in Older Adults. Hillman Scholars Program: Advancing Early Research Opportunity (AERO) Fellowship

Publications (Insert link to abstract if available):
MyNCBI Bibliography:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/kara.pavone.1/bibliography/public/

Areas of Expertise (teaching interests, subject domains): Older Adults, Critical Care, Pain, Delirium, Opioids                                                                                     

Honors & Awards
2015 Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation
2018 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
2019 The Dorothy Mereness Award for exceptional ability in scholarly writing, University of Pennsylvania 

Professional and Community Service (External Committees, Societies, Organizations, Professional Memberships): 
Member, American Society for Pain Management Nursing 
Member, Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society 
Member, American Delirium Society
Member, Eastern Nursing Research Society