CON Faculty Accomplishments
Mar 4, 2019 12:00 AM
Echo Warner, PhD student:
Echo Warner was one of five women from Health Sciences nominated as a finalist for the 2019 Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize for the Outstanding Woman Student in Health Sciences. The nomination is a tribute to Echo and reflects the high esteem she is held by the faculty and leadership. Echo will be awarded a framed certificate in honor of her outstanding accomplishments. Congratulations to Echo for being our nominee.
Michelle Litchman is one of the University of Utah women scientists that was featured by the Marriott library. Check this out! https://newsletter.lib.utah.edu/marriott-library-honors-women-scientists/
Brenda Luther was just named as a Fellow of the University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators. The aims of the Academy are to a) enhance and advocate for high value academic programs; b) advance educational innovations and scholarship; c) provide superior educational services in faculty development and mentorship; d) develop and recognize exceptional leaders in education; and e) nurture a community of collaboration. Brenda joins several other College of Nursing faculty who have previously been awarded this honor. Congratulations, Brenda!
Carolyn Scheese has been recognized by the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) as a Certified professional in patient Safety (CPPS). According to the President of CBPPS, earning this credential attests to Carolyn’s professional competency in patient safety science and application, demonstrates her expertise in this discipline, and positions her among those committed to leading patient safety work. Carolyn earned this certification by passing a rigorous, evidence-based examination that tests candidates on their competency in patient safety science and application. Three cheers to Carolyn!
Our Baccalaureate Faculty at the College of Nursing:
The University of Utah College of Nursing has been ranked at number 12 in the ranking of the Top 25 Best Value Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree Programs for 2019 by Value Colleges. With the demand for qualified nurses higher than ever and educational standards rising along with the competition, a bachelor’s of science in nursing is crucial for today’s nurse. Value Colleges features only reputable, accredited colleges and universities that combine affordability and quality for a real return on investment. Congratulations to our amazing faculty.
Nanci McLeskey has been selected as a member of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Education’s Education Committee. This is a tremendous honor and speaks to Nanci’s long standing commitment to both education and gerontological nursing.
Lauri Linder recently presented in Singapore at the VIVA-Asia Nursing Symposium St. Jude – VIVA Forum in Paediatric Oncology. Her presentation was titled “Preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections in children.” VIVA Foundation is a Singapore-based charity with an emphasis on saving lives of children with cancer through research, medical care, and education. They have been a partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over several years to host the annual St. Jude-VIVA forum.
Lauri also hosted a ‘Meet the Experts’ session that was targeted specifically towards nurses.
Marla De Jong:
De Jong, M. J., Dukes, S. Gl., & Losekamp, T. (2019). Gap analysis to identify clinical education needs of aeromedical evacuation clinicians. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 38, 83-39.