CON Faculty Accomplishments
Nov 19, 2018 12:00 AM
Amanda (Mandy) Al-Khudairi was selected to receive the 2019 Advocate State Award for Excellence from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). This prestigious award is given annually to a dedicated advocate in each state who has made a significant contribution towards increasing the awareness and recognition of nurse practitioners. Mandy will be honored for this achievement during the 2019 AANP National Conference in Indianapolis, June 2019.
Our faculty and staff were front and center at the Gerontological Society of American (GSA) 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, held this past week in Boston, Massachusetts. In sum, 13 of our faculty presented, along with staff members, 5 students, and 1 post-doc. In addition, Carrie Radmall, Associate Director of Student Services, joined the group to help promote our programs by staffing a conference information booth. Presentations included:
§ A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of Bereavement Group Intervention With Widowed Older Adults, A. Y. M. Chow, M. Caserta, D. Lund, M. Suen, I. Chan, D. Xiu
§ Let Us Progress! Implementing Professionally Led Arts-Based Programming in Senior Centers, J. Eaton
§ Death-Talk May Predict Death Acceptance Among Advanced Cancer Patients & Spouse Caregivers, S. Bybee, L. Ellington, K. Cloyes, J. Billitteri, W. Hull, E. Iacob, M. Reblin, M. Clayton
§ Me & My Wishes—A Resident-Centered Video Communicating Care Preferences, G. L. Towsley, B. Wong, W. Hull, S. C. Miller
§ Profiles of Family Caregivers Prior to the Death of a Spouse and the Risk for Developing Prolonged Grief, L. M. Miller, R. L. Utz, K. P. Supiano, D. A. Lund, M. S. Caserta
§ If We Knew Then What We Know Now: The Preparedness Experience Pre-Loss and PostLoss for Dementia Caregivers, K. Supiano, M. K. Luptak, T. Christian Andersen, C. Beynon
§ The Influence of Religious Beliefs: Is Aging Punishment for Sin?, H. H. Ewen, K. NikzadTerhune, K. B. Dassel, J. K. Chahal, H. D. Rusiana
§ Development of an End-of-Life Planning Tool Specific to Persons With Dementia, K. B. Dassel, K. Supiano, R. Utz, S. Bybee
§ An RCT Treating Urge Urinary Incontinence in Older Adult Women With Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, K. Friberg Felsted, K. P. Supiano
§ Establishment of a Distance-Based Long-Term Care Nurse Residency Program, L. S. Edelman, S. Neller, N. McLeskey, L. Garrett, S. Davis
§ Rural Older Adults and the Opioid Crisis in Utah: The Canary in the Coal Mine, L. S. Edelman
§ Benefits and Challenges to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Working in the Nursing Home Setting, L. S. Edelman, C. Martin, V. J. Flattes
Faculty and staff highlighted above include Mike Caserta, Mardie Clayton, Kristin Cloyes, Kara Dassel, Jackie Eaton, Linda Edelman, Lee Ellington, Katarina Felsted, Val Flattes, Eli Iacob, Nanci McLeskey, Kathie Supiano, Gail Towsley, and Bob Wong.
Students: Cynthia Benyon, Sara Bybee, William Hull, S.C. Miller, and Sarah Neller (a PhD student who presented on the Utah Geriatric Education Consortium nurse residency program)
Post-doc: Lyndsey Miller.
Ana Sanchez-Birkhead was selected as a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group (DEIG). The goal of DEIG is to align efforts with the strategic diversity goals and objectives of AACN and the larger nursing community. The group will 1) serve as a convening body to unite expertise, experience, and guidance for academic nursing in Leading Across Differences; collectively explore innovative approaches to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic nursing and the nursing workforce, and 3) support the efforts of AACN member institutions and academic nursing at the local, regional, and national levels to advance diversity and inclusion.
Kathie Supiano and her colleagues in Caring Connections held another highly success Grief and the Holidays session titled “Bearing One Another’s Burdens.”
Finally three cheers to our incredible Office of Advancement team for hosting College of Nursing Alumni weekend: Eden Bennett, Janzell Tutor, Rebecca Walsh, and Mary Catherine Neville. Susan Matney received the Distinguished Alumni Award; and Danielle Pendergrass received the Distinguished Young Alumni Award for 2018.