A Chicago native, Eleanore C. Lambertsen scholarship winner Nicholas Perrino did his undergraduate work at Loyola University and continued with his graduate work at Northwestern University and Columbia. He currently serves as the Director of Professional Practice at Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto and is completing his doctoral degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in a program which emphasizes clinical leadership, evidence-based practice and policy. His interests revolve around integrating mobile technologies and platforms in healthcare institutions, enhancing not only the patient experience, but that of the medical providers, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Nicholas is board certified as a family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC) and a nurse executive (NE-BC).