CON Faculty Accomplishments
Mar 18, 2019 12:00 AM
Brenda Luther and the facult/staff who contributed to the successful completion of the UOnline application for the Masters in Nursing, Care Management Track:
The team that made this happen: Brenda, Jane Wolfarth, Heather Saldivar, Sunnavy Thompson, Alejandro Aguado, Cole Wandler, Lisa Taylor-Swanson, Teresa Garrett, Deb Penney, Kathy Sward, Rebecca Wilson, Linda Hofmann, and Pam Phares. This program of study is now officially part of the University’s UOnline program. Just like our predecessors in RN-BSN and Gerontology programs of study, students now searching from across the nation will have our program of study pop up in their browser. Please take a minute to check it out: Open and scroll to MS, Nursing, Care Management
Rebwar Baesmat and his IT team: We’re happy to announce that the college’s Fiscal Year 2020 Learning Spaces proposal was fully funded thanks to the efforts of Rebwar and his team. Among other projects to help us with our distance technology, funded projects included audiovisual upgrades in rooms 2400, 2600, 2505, 2510, 2525, and 2530; the installation of a Lightboard in room 5210 to be used in teaching videos; the creation of a Simple Touch Recording Studio in room 5210; and a newborn simulation mannequin (Super Tory).
Jennifer Clifton was accepted for a poster presentation at the 14th Annual Utah Health Services Research Conference on April 4th, 2019. The title of her presentation: Working together: A College of Nursing, Juvenile Justice and the Health Department.
Jennifer Clifton also presented a poster at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) spring meeting, along with Leissa Roberts and Hailey Ingebretson. The title of their presentation: Screening for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and High Risk Sexual Behaviors in Utah’s Juvenile Justice Population. SAHM is an international, multidisciplinary organization committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well-being of all adolescents through advocacy, clinical care, health promotion, health service delivery, professional development and research.
Vicky Tiase, 3rd year PhD student, was approached regarding her work with patients and mobile health technology. One discussion led to another – and we’re thrilled to announce that Vicky now has an appointment to participate in the next Institute of Medicine / National Academy of Medicine’s Future of Nursing Report Committee. This is an important opportunity to influence our path forward in nursing and we are thrilled to have ‘one of our own’ involved in this important process.
Another PhD student, Echo Warner, received a podium presentation last week at the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO), delivered by Anne Kirchhoff. ASPO is a multi-disciplinary society which, through a variety of professional education activities, is committed to serving as an advocate for cancer prevention and control research. The title of Echo’s abstract was: “Caregiver intention to restart vaccinations after childhood cancer treatment.”
Pam Phares: The latest outpatient comments report released on behalf of the Exceptional Patient Experience (EPE) from UHealth included these comments from one of Pam’s grateful patients: “I feel like Pam is not only my health provider but she is also a friend. She is so sensitive to anything that I’ve ever been dealing with, but also asked what I do when I get stressed and that I need to learn how to control certain situation so that it does not affect my sugars. She really makes me think outside the box and not focus on the stress long term.”
Catherine Staes: check out Catherine’s presentation at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium Proceedings: pp. 700-709:
Kukhareva, Pl, Weir, C. R., Staes, C,. (…), Slager, S., & Kawamato, K. Integration of clinical decision support and electronic clinical quality measurement: Domain expert insights and implications for future direction.
Three cheers to our amazing MS, DNP, and Baccalaureate Faculty: at the bi-annual Communities of Interest forum held last week with several of our community partners (Intermountain, VA, University Hospital, MountainStar, Maliheh Free Clinic, preceptors, and current students in our programs), these were just a few of the kudos we heard:
- Have great partnerships with the community colleges that gets more associate-degree RNs going back to school
- The newly-implemented primary care rotations in 3rd semester of the pre-licensure program prepare students well for working in areas outside of the hospital setting upon graduation
- (Student): appreciate the curriculum and the lay out of the program. Enjoyed having a wellness / maternity focus the first semester – gave him confidence in other semesters
- (Student): Simulation experiences are incredible!
- (Student): the faculty are top notch – all great professors
- (Student): good changes have been made in the program and we can tell our suggestions are taken into consideration
- The College of Nursing graduates exceptional students – the additional hours the U of U CON students take make a huge difference in the clinical setting. “Best prepared students in our facility hands down”
- (Student): grateful that we start clinical rotations earlier now in the NP program instead of waiting until the second year of the program
- Students are very engaged with the patients in the clinical setting – we just don’t see the U of U students on their smartphones as much as other students
- Students come prepared!
- Students are culturally appropriate with patients
Kristin Cloyes, Eli Iacob, Lee Ellington, Andrea Wallace, Bob Wong, Katarina Felsted and Katherine Supiano: Our new CON Intramural Research Awards go to our colleagues for the following important pilot work:
- Kristin G. Cloyes, PhD, MN, RN; Co-Investigators: Maija Reblin, PhD, Eli Iacob, PhD, Lee Ellington, PhD; Tier 1: Assessing Social Support within Caregiving and Support Networks of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Advanced Cancer Patients and their Primary Caregivers; Tier 2: conducting Social Network and Support Research with Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Advanced Cancer Patients, Caregivers, and Support Systems: Stakeholder Assessment of Feasibility, Facilitators, and Barriers; $31,965.00; Burton.
- Andrea S. Wallace, PhD, RN; Co-Investigators: Roger Altizer, PhD, Sonja Raaum, MD, FACP, Bob Wong, PhD; Usability of the Going Home Toolkit; $19,967.00; Synergy.
- Katarina Friberg-Felsted, PhD; Co-Investigators: Katherine P. Supiano, PhD, LCSW, FT; A Mindful Approach to Older Adults Receiving Rehabilitation Services in Long Term Care; $3,000.00; Research Support Grant.
Academic Programs: Recently-released U. S. News & World Report ranks us as follows:
College of Nursing
Nursing-Master's: #18 among publics; #30 overall
Nursing-DNP: #12 among publics; #21 overall
Nursing Informatics: #3 among publics; #6 overall
Nurse Midwifery: #6 among publics; #9 overall
Sumiko Martinez: Sumiko was one of three Real Life Challenge prize winners in March through the program offered byWellness and Integrative Health. This group focuses on providing a customized and integrated approach to empower all of us to live a health life. The Real Life Challenge is a 4 week lifestyle journey dedicated to improving health, fitness, and overall well-bring; one habit at a time. If you want to participate in upcoming Real Life Challenges, please see Katarina Felsted, our Wellness and Integrative Health ambassador for the College of Nursing.