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Nicole J. Walsh, NP

Nicole J. Walsh, NP

Pediatrics , Child Neurology

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Professional Background

Nikki has been a practicing nurse since 2012 starting in Neurosurgery. She has been with our Child Neurology department since 2015, primarily serving our Pediatric Epilepsy Program. She completed her training as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the University of Rochester School of Nursing in 2021....
Nikki has been a practicing nurse since 2012 starting in Neurosurgery. She has been with our Child Neurology department since 2015, primarily serving our Pediatric Epilepsy Program. She completed her training as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the University of Rochester School of Nursing in 2021. She is also a LEND fellow (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) through the University of Rochester which is additional training in caring for individuals with complex healthcare needs.

Nikki’s current neurology interests include Tourette Syndrome and Leukodystrophy disorders and is currently the Clinical Care Coordinating Provider for the UR Leukodystrophy Care Center. Nikki delivers clinical care in the outpatient setting. She additionally provides management by telephone and patient portal to address questions and concerns that arise between appointments for the Pediatric Movement Disorders group and Leukodystrophy Care Center.

Nikki is a member of the Association of Child Neurology Nurses (ACNN), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).

Credentials

Education

MS | University of Rochester. Nurse Practitioner. 2021

Awards

Louise Wilson Haller Memorial Award. 2021

Team Excellence Award for Pediatric Epilepsy Program. 2016

Steve Bushee Memorial Award. 2008

Research

Prior to her career in nursing, Nikki was a research coordinator here in Child Neurology from 2008-2012 with a focus in Tourette Syndrome and Batten Disease. She has returned to research in her role as a nurse practitioner and is a research coordinator with our Tic Study Group.

Publications

Journal Articles

Methodology of clinical research in rare diseases: development of a research program in juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (JNCL) via creation of a patient registry and collaboration with patient advocates.

de Blieck EA, Augustine EF, Marshall FJ, Adams H, Cialone J, Dure L, Kwon JM, Newhouse N, Rose K, Rothberg PG, Vierhile A, Mink JW,

Contemporary clinical trials.. 2013 July 35 (2):48-54. Epub 04/26/2013.

Females experience a more severe disease course in Batten disease.

Cialone J, Adams H, Augustine EF, Marshall FJ, Kwon JM, Newhouse N, Vierhile A, Levy E, Dure LS, Rose KR, Ramirez-Montealegre D, de Blieck EA, Mink JW

Journal of inherited metabolic disease.. 2012 May 35 (3):549-55. Epub 12/14/2011.

Parent-reported benefits of flupirtine in juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (Batten disease; CLN3) are not supported by quantitative data.

Cialone J, Augustine EF, Newhouse N, Adams H, Vierhile A, Marshall FJ, de Blieck EA, Kwon J, Rothberg PG, Mink JW

Journal of inherited metabolic disease.. 2011 October 34 (5):1075-81. Epub 05/10/2011.

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