CON Faculty Accomplishments
Mar 25, 2019 12:00 AM
Our Clinical Faculty are extraordinary:
Gillian Tufts has received the 2019 American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence from Utah. She will be honored at the upcoming 2019 AANP National Conference by AANP President, Dr. Joyce Knestrick.
Jennifer Clifton has received the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (AACN) 2019 Certified Nurse Award in the Family Nurse Practitioner category.
Denise Ward has received the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (AACN) 2019 Certified Nurse Award in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner category. Both Jennifer and Denise will be publicly recognized using the ANCC Certification social media platform. Visit the ANCC Certification Facebook page, ANCC Twitter page and the ANCC LinkedIn page to view the official announcements in celebration of this year’s Certified Nurses Day. Jennifer and Denise received formal letters of congratulations from ANCC’s President, Patricia Reid Ponte, DNSc, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN.
In other news . . . .
Linda Edelman spoke last week at the Healthier Rural West Summit on March 19-21 in Salt Lake City. This inaugural Summit was a two-day, strategic gathering of stakeholders from across the Rural West that offered participants an inspiring vision of rural cooperation and leadership in the information and health economies. The summit involved over 80 speakers and more than 30 sessions representing the rural health ecosystem. Linda spoke on Successful Models for Developing the Rural Healthcare Workforce.
Shawna Sisler has a first author manuscript accepted for publication that includes College of Nursing faculty Andrea Wallace:
Sisler, S., Schapiro, N., Stephan, L., Mejia, J. & Wallace, A.S. (2019). Consider the Root of the Problem: Increasing Trainee Skills at Assessing and Addressing Social Determinants of Health. Translational Behavioral Medicine. (accepted 3-11-19)
Lorinda Coombs, a College of Nursing postdoctoral researcher in the T32 Cancer, Caregiving and End-of-Life had her research accepted for publication in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society.
Lorinda A. Coombs, PhD, FNP-BC, Wendy Max, PhD, Tatjana Kolevska, MD, Chris Tonner, MS, Caroline Stephens, PhD, GNP. Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: An Underestimated Workforce for Older Adults with Cancer. Journal of American Geriatrics Society.
Catherine Staes received two extramural grants to assist in her work regarding informatics data integration and analytics. The first grant, Data Analytics to Improve End-of-Life Care (Hitachi LTD: $50,000) aims to develop analytic tools to support shared decision-making around end-of-life are for patients with advanced stage solid tumors. Dr. Staes oversees the collaboration between investigators from Huntsman Cancer institute, Hitachi, and Informatics to develop predictive models for helping these patients understand where they are on the disease trajectory and help medical providers identify patients with an expected survival of six months or less.
The second grant, Utah Medicaid HITECH Controlled Substance Medication Integration (CSMI) Project (Utah Department of Health: $84,000) will inform the design of strategies for integrating CSD information within a clinician’s electronic health record workflow, improving analytics and accessing controlled substance data from the Clinical Health Information Exchange. This project is part of the HITECH Controlled Substance Medication Integration (CSMI) project.
Gwen Latendresse: Thanks in part to the efforts of Gwen and her team, two priorities of the YWCA on the health & safety for women and girls will receive funding this year: maternal mental health resources and a domestic violence program. Two years of work with legislators and partners to increase maternal mental health resources for the one in seven Utah mothers who suffer from maternal anxiety and depression was successful in securing funding this session. The final budget allocates ongoing funding increasing statewide capacity to provide healthcare services and peer support for women and families. Gwen’s perinatal depression telemental health project funded by the Utah Department of Health contributed to making this to happen. In addition to several rural community partners, thanks also goes to Gwen’s project team (Kate Jones and Tessa Hamilton, DNP students at the UU College of Nursing) and ElLois Bailey and Ann Hutton, College of Nursing faculty.
Michelle Litchman, Sara Simonsen, Jia-Wen Guo, Lauren Clark, Adjunct Faculty Perry Gee, and PHD students Sara Waryzynski and MJ Tran:
- Litchman, M.L., Walker, H.R., Ng, A.H., Wawrzynski, S.E., Oser, S.M., Greenwood, D.A., Gee, P.M., Lackey, M. Oser, T.K. (epub ahead of print). State of the Science: A Scoping Review and Gap Analysis of Diabetes Online Communities. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1932296819831042 (Special Edition on Diabetes and Social Media).
- Litchman, M.L., Tran, M.J. Dearden, S. Guo, J. Simonsen, S., Clark, L. (2019). What Women with Disabilities Write in Personal Blogs about Pregnancy and Early Motherhood: A Qualitative Analysis of Blogs. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, 2(1): e12355. doi: 10.2196/12355
Michelle Litchman was also on Undisciplined, a Utah Public Radio Program that focuses on research. Her research on the do-it-yourself pancreas was featured. It will be airing soon.
MJ Tran, 2nd year PhD student, was accepted in a competitive application process to the Secretary of Defense Mini Joint Civilian Orientation Conference. Congratulations, MJ!