CON Faculty Accomplishments
Oct 22, 2018 12:00 AM
This past week, good things happened to:
Deanna Kepka, who received 2nd Place in the Oncology Division of the 2018 Awards of Excellence in Skin and Muscle Health. A total of 43 awardees from throughout the U. S. were announced. Deanna was awarded for her work in the Intermountain HPV Coalition & Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Teresa Garrett had a commentary published in the Salt Lake Tribute titled “Utah needs champions for the public’s health.” Check it out here!
Denise Ward received the 2018 Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) Clinical Excellence Award for Intermountain Health Care (Intermountain). Intermountain gives this award to a select few every year. Denise was nominated for her efforts to promote the role of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with Tele-Critical Care; and for her ongoing academic work at the College of Nursing with Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students.
Katarina Friberg-Felsted was awarded a Utah Geriatric Education Consortium Geriatric Workforce Education Program Faculty Fellow, funded by the Utah Geriatric Education Consortium (UGEC), Geriatric Workforce Education Program (GWEP), Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). In addition, she had two manuscripts accepted into peer reviewed academic scientific journals:
- Menon, U., Ashing, K. Alcaraz, K., Chang, M. W., Christy, S. Felsted, K., Gil Rivas, V., Gwede, C., Lu, Q. Meade, C., Sly, J., Wang, M., Yanez, B., Yeary, K., Yi, J. C. (in press). Application of the ConNECT framework to precision health and health disparities. Nursing Research. Riverwoods, IL: Wolters Kluwer.
- Priddy, S. E., Howrd,M. O., Hanley, A. W., Riquino, M. R., Friberg-Felsted, K., Garland, E. L. (in press). Mindfulness meditation in the treatment of substance use disorders and preventing future relapse: Neurocognitive mechanisms and clinical implications. Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation. Manchester, UK: Dove Press.
Katarina was also named the Wellness and Integrative Health Ambassador for the College of Nursing.
Leissa Roberts and the University of Utah College of Nursing and Juvenile Justice System were selected to receive the 2018 AACN Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award. Leissa will be accepting this award on behalf of JJS and will be acknowledged during the AACN Academic Nursing Leadership Conference beginning this weekend in Washington, D.C.. In addition, she has been invited to speak about “Building Successful Academic-Practice Partnerships” during an Emerging Solutions session on Saturday, October 27th, to conference participants.