CON Faculty Accomplishments
Dec 24, 2018 12:00 AM
Deb Penney has been asked to serve on the Global U Council Committee on behalf of the College of Nursing. This is a new group, co-chaired by Dean McGovern (Executive Director of the Bennion Center) and Sabine Klahr (Associate Chief Global Officer in the Office for Global Engagement).
Erin Rothwell and Erin Johnson just published the following:
Rothwell, E., Johnson, E., Riches, N., & Bodkin, J. R. (2018). Secondary research uses of residual newborn screening dried bloodspots: A scoping review. Genetics in Medicine.
Linda Hofmann was recently elected as Treasurer for the Utah Nurses Association (UNA). Linda was also asked to serve on the Primary Care Workforce Projection Model National Advisory Board in collaboration with the Utah Area Health Education Centers (Utah AHEC).
Deanna Kepka has a new paper out this week:
Islam, J. Y., Gruber, J. F., Kepka, D., Kunwar, M., . . . Smith, J. S. (2018). Pharmacist insights into adolescent human papillomavirus vaccination provision in the United States. Hum Vaccin Immunother doi: 10.1080/21645515.2018.1556077. Congratulations to Deanna for being part of this very prestigious national HPV team.
SIM CENTER TOUR: Stephen R. Morgan, Executive Director of the R. Harold Burton Foundation and former President of Westminster College, visited the College of Nursing this week to discuss scholarships and initiatives that the Burton Foundation supports. Along with Interim Dean Wilson, Eden Bennett and Sumiko Martinez provided a thorough update of how the generosity of the Burton Foundation benefits our students in the form of scholarships. This was followed by a visit to the Simulation Center where Moe Arnes and Sherri Kerney, both simulation operation specialists, provided him with a tour and explanation of how we use simulation, including the use of standardized patients, to educate and train our nursing students. Thanks to everyone on the team!
DIVERSITY DONATION FROM INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE: We received word from Intermountain Healthcare this week that they are giving the University of Utah College of Nursing a $150,000 contribution to support a scholarship program for our efforts in nursing workforce diversity. Intermountain’s mission of ‘helping people live the healthiest lives possible’ is best achieved through collaboration with key community partners, such as the College of Nursing. These funds will be available in early 2019, and align well with our new holistic admissions process, led by Sherri Evershed; and the recent Nursing Workforce Diversity grant submitted by Rebecca Wilson and now managed by division chair Marla DeJong.
Kudos to Marc-Aurel Martial and Carolyn Scheese. At a recent town hall meeting (“Dialogue with the Dean”) of graduating RN to BS students, both Marc and Carolyn were specifically mentioned by the students as being exceptionally receptive to the needs of the students, going above and beyond to facilitate their learning needs, and providing outstanding support to the students through their program of study.