CON Faculty Accomplishments
Mar 11, 2019 12:00 AM
Jenneth Doria has been selected to receive the Dare to Care Award from the University of Utah College of Nursing, and will be officially recognized at the 25th Annual Honors for Nursing on May 9th, 2019. Doria her husband are the co-founders of IHHELPP, a non-profit in the Philippines (http://www.ihhelpp.org/about-us.html). The mission of IHHELPP to improve the quality of life of indigent Filipinos by; promoting health and wellness and reducing risks of diseases; building affordable, functional and visually appealing disaster-resilient housing; providing relevant education anchored upon core values and entrepreneurship skills; and creating relevant and sustainable livelihood programs. Internationally, she continues her work with Filipino local officials, schools, and community residents to solve problems and create solutions to improve the health of the community. She travels yearly to build schools and structures offering safe and clean environments.
Nationally Dr. Doria has worked with Rutgers University faculty and clinicians to bring quality maternal and infant healthcare practices to typhoon-devastated municipalities in the Philipines. Locally, Jenneth has also made an impact by building a retail complex in Provo where minority family-based businesses can serve as a hub for beauty shops, cuisines and groceries from different cultures. She also has worked with the Utah County Health Department fostering prenatal care and risk reduction among ethnically diverse groups, including her participation on the Utah Pacific Islander Coalition Task Force to promote health and wellness, including prenatal care utilization.
Jan Morse has been recommended to receive the Distinguished Professor of Nursing at the University of Utah. Pending final approval from the Academic Senate and the Board of Trustees, this will be announced officially at University Commencement on May 2nd, 2019.
Three Fellows selected for the University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators: We had three faculty who were selected as fellows in the Academy of Health Science Educators. Last week I announced Brenda Luther. Joining her in this honor are Susanna Cohen and Gwen Latendresse.
Speaking of Gwen Latendresse, our Assistant Dean of the Master’s and DNP programs: Check out this great article that features Gwen’s work in postnatal depression. https://healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed/postings/2019/02/pregnancy-depression.php
And speaking of Susanna Cohen: Susanna was awarded a Research Incentive Seen Grant from the vice President for Research’s office in the amount of $37,251. The title of Susanna’s grant is: Interprofessional simulation training to improve out-of-hospital birth transfers: A pilot study.
Catherine Staes, the specialty director of the Nursing Informatics track, was invited to join an Advisory Council for a CDC-funded effort for multi-state Electronic Health Records (EHR)-based National Disease Surveillance that aims to leverage EHR data to provide real-time chronic disease surveillance. Currently there is no national surveillance system that can provide timely information for tracking chronic and infectious diseases and also permit the evaluation of related programs and policies. Catherine will be instrumental to this national effort.
Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program on the move! Jackie Eaton, Kara Dassel, and Katarina Felsted: Three cheers to our colleagues from GIP. Here are two published articles with a third near submission:
- Dassel, K., Eaton, J., & Felsted, K. (2019). Navigating the future of Gerontology education: Curriculum mapping to the AGHE competencies. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 40(1), 132-138. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2018.1500908
- Eaton, J. (2016). Aging and the arts online: Lessons learned from course development and implementation. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 37(3), 273-291. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2016.1164149
Kristen Stucki is being awarded the 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher for the College of Nursing Kristen has been working with and mentored by Gwen Latendresse and will be presenting her work via a poster presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Research conference in April. Kristen and Gwen will be recognized at the Undergraduate Research Awards Luncheon on April 8th.
Camrey Johnson, a nursing student in the Honors College, was also selected for the 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award in the Honors College. Camrey and her faculty mentor, Sara Simonsen will be joining Gwen and Kristen at the Undergraduate Research Awards Luncheon in April.
Another undergraduate nursing student, Stephanie St. Clair, presented this past week on Capitol Hill. Lauren Clark and Sara Simonsen have served at Stephanie’s mentors.