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Karen (Kathy) Reno, PhD, RN, MBA, BSN

Business Development Specialist

Ms. Reno has numerous roles within the UIC College of Nursing. As part of the IHI, Ms. Reno is focused on growing consulting services offered. She is a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor and teaches courses in the areas of healthcare management, strategic planning, operations and professional inquiry. Ms. Reno also serves as the Coordinator for the soon to be launched Doctorate in Nursing Practice Executive Track program.

For nearly three decades, prior to joining the UIC College of Nursing, Ms. Reno held leadership roles in senior administration within various hospital settings. Most recently, Ms. Reno served as the COO and Chief Nursing Executive at a large hospital system located in Metropolitan Chicago. Along with numerous publications, her rich experiences in administration combined with her work within numerous trade associations exemplifies Ms. Reno’s ability to lead and teach others how to grow within their own respective areas.

Ms. Reno received a PhD from Benedictine University in Organization Development and Change and a MBA focus in marketing from DePaul University.

kreno@uic.edu