Cece Zamarripa has been a practicing WOC Nurse for 37 years and is currently Manager of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing department at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
Cece’s work experience includes WOC Nurse at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas; Rush University Medical Center Chicago, Illinois; and now at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for the past 25 years.
Cece obtained her MSN (2007) and PhD (2021) at Duquesne University. Her research study mentored by Dr. BBJ is titled, Subepidermal Moisture Measures and Their Relationship to Early Identification of Pressure Injuries in People with Dark Skin Tones. Cece is also a co-investigator in a randomized clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of low air loss support surfaces in preventing pressure injuries for people with moisture risk factors in acute care.
Cece has been involved with several WOC Nursing and Nursing Education roles. In 2010, Cece had the privilege of being the Joint Commission Resources Patient Safety Scholar in Residence. Her teaching experience includes Slippery Rock University web-based RN to BSN program 2008-2017 and Community Health Nursing at Duquesne University. Cece is preceptor for nurses completing their WOC Nursing Education Program and a WOCN Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Course Co-coordinator from 2015 to present and the Ostomy Care Associate (OCA) from 2018 to present.
She is a current volunteer member of the WOCNext Conference Planning Committee from 2019 to present. Cece has also been a member of the WOCN Peristomal Consensus Panel in November 2020; presented, Return to Life: Focus on Nutrition & Activity at the October 2021 WOCN® Ostomy Day and presented her research abstract titled, Subepidermal Moisture Measures and Their Relationship to Early Identification of Pressure Injuries in People with Dark Skin Tones, at WOCNext 2022. Cece is a WOCN Society Board of Director.