CON Faculty Accomplishments
Nov 5, 2018 12:00 AM
A star is born – wait! Make that three! The following faculty were inducted as Fellows this past weekend:
Mardie Clayton and Susanna Cohen were inducted as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) in Washington D. C. on November 3rd
Catherine Staes was inducted Sunday, November 4th as a Fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics (FACMI) in San Francisco.
Our division chairs and vice chairs have been busy:
- Marla DeJong was one of three panel members invited to speak about military nursing and healthcare at the Columbia University School of Nursing Alumni Association & Center for Health Policy. The event was titled “Serving those who serve our country: Health care priorities for the VA, Public Health, & the Tri-services.”
- Linda Edelman and the Utah Geriatric Education Center (UGEC) hosted a “Opioid Use in Long-Term Care Workshop” on November 1. Over 40 long-term care providers, staff and researchers attended to discuss chronic pain management and pharmacologic and behavioral treatment strategies in this population. The purpose of the workshop was to gather expert opinions on educational content for modules that will be developed by UGEC faculty and staff. The workshop and educational module development is supported by a supplement to the HRSA funded Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program(GWEP), of which Linda serves as Principal Investigator.
- Lauri Linder has several publications that are ‘e-pubs’ or will be in print within the next week:
- Erickson, J. M., Ameringer, S., Linder, L., Macpherson, C. F., Elswick, Jr., R. K., Luebke, J., & Stegenga, K. (epub ahead of print 2018). Using a heuristic app to improve symptom self-management in adolescents and young adults with cancer. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, epub ahead of print October 24, 2018.
- Linder, L. A., Wu, Y. P., Macpherson, C. F., Fowler, B., Wilson, A., Jo, Y., Jung, S.-H., Parsons, B., & Johnson, R. (epub ahead of print 2018). Oral medication adherence among adolescents and young adults with cancer prior to and following use of a smartphone-based medication reminder app. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, epub ahead of print October 10, 2018
- Nagelhout, E. S., Linder, L., Austin. T., Parsons, B. G., Scott, B., Gardner, E., Spraker-Perlman, H., Verma, A., Fluchel, M., & Wu, Y.P. (2018). Social media use among parents and caregivers of a child with cancer. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 35, 399-405. doi: 10.1177/1043454218795091
- Linder, L. A., Gerdy, C., Jo, Y, & Wilson, A. (2018). Changes in central line-associated bloodstream infection rates among children with immune compromised conditions: An eleven-year review. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 35. 382-391. doi: 10.1177/1043454218767885
- Andrea Wallace recently served as the keynote presenter for a Population Health Sciences seminar titled: “Incorporating social determinants of health into clinical care: Implications for assessment, communication, and community connections.” Andrea discussed lessons learned from a series of pilot studies focusing on how to incorporate social determinants into inpatient and emergency department care.
Teresa Garrett presented a poster at the American Academy of Nursing 2018 Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference. Her poster title: “Utah Nursing Consortium: A Health Policy Success.” Co-author included Trish Morton.
Lastly, Connie Madden and I had the fortune to attend recent town hall meetings for both the current 3rd and 4th semester students in the pre-licensure program. Faculty that were mentioned by name as making a difference in the experience of our students included:
- Melody Krahulec and Sharifa Al-Qaaydeh: “The work Mel and Sharifa have done in the clinical management course is incredible. We can’t thank them enough.”
- Nanci McLeskey: “The way that Nanci structured our clinical time in the gerontology setting was amazing. We got to experience so much and see so many wonderful clinical sites.”
- Clinical Management Faculty: “They are amazing. The clinical management faculty do a wonderful job.”
- Student Services Staff and Professors in the pre-licensure program: “They have been amazing. They make time for us, they hear us, and they empower us to step into the role of being a nurse.”
“We feel fortunate to be a part of this program. The Professors are great.”
“Thank you for letting us do more clinical hours than other programs. We feel better prepared.”
“I like how many hours we are required to do capstone [270 hours in the final semester]. Thanks"
“Love our advanced SIM days.”
“It is amazing to be in a research facility that we can merge from a baccalaureate degree to a graduate program in the same college.”
Heather Clarkson: “I can’t imagine doing her job. We mostly got the placements we wanted and the knowledge we gained has been invaluable. She does a great job”