Four School of Nursing Faculty Retire, Are Named as Emeritae

September 01, 2020
SON Retirees
Retirees (clockwise from top left) Nancy Terres, Pat Lussier-Duynstee, Janice Goodman, and Inge Corless

When the first class in the Master of Science in Nursing program graduated in 1985, that cohort’s faculty members included Dr. Nancy Terres. This year, Terres completed a 36-year career when she and three other School of Nursing colleagues were named Faculty Emeritae, teaching’s highest honor.

Dr. Inge Corless, Dr. Janice Goodman, and Dr. Patricia Lussier-Duynstee—have a combined 96 years of service at the MGH Institute.

“Nancy, Inge, Pat, and Janice have played a major role in the education of our nursing students as well as being valuable colleagues who raised the bar for all faculty,” said Dr. Elaine Tagliareni, the nursing school dean. “Their leadership, wisdom, and knowledge will be greatly missed.”

Dr. Nancy Terres has focused on caregiver stress, breastfeeding support, and infant feeding problems during her 51 years as a nurse. A past chair of the Faculty Senate, she has presented at interprofessional conferences across the globe.

Terres has received a number of awards for her clinical work and was awarded “Outstanding Paper” from the Society of Pediatric Psychologists for her research on the effect of caregiver consistency on high-risk infants. She is a founding member of the Parent-Child Research Collective at the IHP, and also has served as a research consultant for the neonatal abstinence syndrome program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Inge B. Corless, who has taught at the Institute for 27 years, has been a trailblazer in both the hospice movement and HIV/AIDS care. A 37-year member of the American Academy of Nursing, she is a former president of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and is a board member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement.

A member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Hall of Fame, Corless has authored more than 200 articles, books, and chapters and was an honorary research fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa  from 2003−2005. In 2008, she was named “Faculty of the Year” by the Boston Globe’s “Salute to Nurses.”

During Dr. Janice Goodman’s 15 years at the Institute, she has served as coordinator of the school’s Mind Body Spirit Nursing certificate and the psychiatric nursing advanced practice programs. A Robert Wood Johnson Nursing Fellow, her grant-funded initiatives have focused on improving the mental health of mothers and infants in the vulnerable postpartum period. She also has championed mind and body wellness approaches at the Institute and to national audiences.

Goodman has participated on research committees, mentored fellow faculty members, assisted students with research projects, and testified at state hearings on behalf of improving mental health care for postpartum women.

Dr. Patricia Lussier-Duynstee joined the IHP in 2002 as an assistant professor, concentrating on community health nursing and health care policy. After seven years in the classroom and serving as faculty chair, she moved into administration roles, including program director of the direct-entry nursing program, assistant dean of academic affairs, and assistant dean for student support and clinical facilitation. In these roles, she promoted students’ academic and personal success, topics on which she focused her scholarship.

Lussier-Duynstee was an inaugural member of the IHP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. She has worked on projects with nursing programs in South Africa and Saudi Arabia and has accompanied and mentored students in global immersion programs in India and Peru.