CON Faculty Accomplishments
Sep 24, 2018 12:00 AM
Katarina Felsted was recently announced as the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) Fellow for 2018-2019. In addition to her research on mindfulness-based interventions among long- term care residents in physical rehabilitation, she is also interested in treating chronic conditions in older adults using complementary and integrative practices. Her work is designed to help prepare and enable staff in long term care settings to lead change and advance health.
Mike Caserta just received notice that a grant on which he is co—investigator with the Department of Sociology has been funded by the National Institute on Aging! The grant, Virtual Coaching to Maximize Dementia Caregivers’ Respite Time-Use: A stage 1 Pilot Test for Feasibility and Efficacy, begins at the end of this month through May 2023.
Deanna Kepka received a 4-year contract from the Utah Department of Health titled HIV Needs Assessment and Analysis. This project will allow Deanna to perform a needs assessment on the social, behavioral, and health care needs of persons living with HIV in Utah and those at high risk for HIV infection.
Sara Simonsen received a grant from the University of Utah Driving Out Diabetes Initiative. Her grant is titled MAPS for Healthy Women: A Pilot Study of Motivation and Problem Solving (MAPS) to Enhance Engagement in the Diabetes Prevention Program for Reproductive-age Women Planning to Conceive. This one year intramural grant will aid in our understanding of the impact of motivational approaches during the preconception period for high risk women of reproductive age.
Kathie Supiano received a one-year grant from the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation titled Complicated Grief Group Therapy for Community-residing Persons with Serious Mental Illness. This grant will evaluate the treatment efficacy, feasibility, and impact of complicated grief group therapy in community residing persons with persistent mental illness who have experienced a traumatic death and meet the clinical criteria for complicated grief.
Andrea Wallace received notice from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that her application, From Emergency to Community: Implementing a Social Needs Assessment and Referral Infrastructure using Health Information Technology has been funded through September 2020. This two-year project will provide the needed structure to deliver high quality care and reduce costs by developing methods for integrating both social needs assessment and referrals into routine emergency room service delivery. She will lead a team in assessing the technical and operational feasibility and acceptability of implementing a Health Information Technology-delivered social needs assessment and referral process during routine emergency department service.
Jan Morse received notice from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that her grant, Reconfiguring the Patient Room as a Fall Protection Strategy to Increase Patient Stability during Ambulation, was funded through 2023. This $2M grant will use an innovative simulation environment to enable rapid assessment of room layout and fixture positioning and patient stability. The results from multiple simulations will be used to develop a prototype room layout that will be tested by patients with Parkinson disease. A final room prototype will be built and tested, with results translated and disseminated for implementation.
Kathi Mooney was recently awarded a grant through the Cambia Health Foundation entitled Huntsman at Home: Evaluation of a New Cancer Supportive and Palliative Care Delivery Model. This three year demonstration project will serve Huntsman cancer patients who would benefit from home care for acute episodes, palliative care visits and/or end of life / hospice care.
Cheers go to the following faculty who have participated in a 5-year teaching grant through the Veterans Administration to increase the number of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (VANAP-GE): Dr. Tami Melville, Dr. Mike Johnson, Dr. ElLois Bailey, Dr. Ann Hutton; and Zoe Robbins. This grant closes December 2018. A special thanks to our College of Nursing Program leads for this grant, Drs ElLois Bailey and Tami Melville.