CON Faculty Accomplishments
Apr 1, 2019 12:00 AM
Amazing faculty practice kudos:
University of Utah Health PULSE has an article congratulating the University’s providers who score in the top 10 percentile nation-wide for delivering exceptional patient Experience. Nine of those providers are from the College of Nursing:
- Erin Cole, CNM, BirthCare HealthCare (BCHC)
- Emily Hart Hayes, CNM, BCHC
- Sarah Kidde, CNM, BCHC
- Angela Deneris, CNM, BCHC
- Claudia Gerard, CNM, BCHC
- Danica Loveridge, CNM, BCHC
- Celeste Thomas, CNM, BCHC
- Keisa Lynch, FNP, Gasteroenterology
- Pamela Phares, FNP - Endocrinology
Three cheers to our faculty practice colleagues!
Jenneth Doria will present a podium presentation titled “A Culturally Congruent Education Group: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improve Prenatal Care Utilization” at the 14th Annual Utah Health Services Research Conference. The conference will be 4 Apr 2019, in Murray, UT.
Clare Kranz will present a podium presentation titled “The Heart Failure Journey to Discharge” at the 14th Annual Utah Health Services Research Conference. The conference will be 4 Apr 2019, in Murray, UT.
John Nerges, Marc-Aurel Martial, Christopher Sneddon, Joshua Wall, and Jennifer Macali started the University of Utah chapter of the American Association of Men in Nursing (AAMN). In his message to John Nerges confirming chapter approval, AAMN President Blake Smith wrote, “We are so excited to have your members join and represent AAMN, and look forward to working with you to help promote the talents of nursing professionals and the tremendous opportunities the nursing field presents to students.” These chapter leaders will soon recruit members. Their first activity will be “The NCLEX Club,” an informal study session outside of class time that will feature review of pathophysiology content and NCELX questions.
Eric Kenney, Applications Manager in Student Services, passed another Salesforce certification. In addition, he was approved to be part of the beta exam team for the new Salesforce Education Cloud Consultant exam. He will help shape this exam for future test takers, utilizing his experience within the CON and our Salesforce implementation in Student Services, which he led.
Eric is also giving the following presentations:
- April 17th: 5th Annual Salesforce higher Education Summit in San Diego (co-presentation)
- May 22nd: 2nd Annual Enrollment Rx: Building on Success Conference in St. Louis
- April 1-3: Graduate Nursing Admissions professionals (GNAP) Conference in Salt Lake City, UT
Julieanne Schiefelbein will be starting a two year team on the Council of International Neonatal Nurses, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Committee (COINN). The NNP Committee is new to COINN – Julieanne will be a great representative as this committee begins its important work.
Gail Towsley participates in the Post-Acute Care Research and Team Science (PACRATS) multidisciplinary group through the University of Colorado. Their team published the following this week:
Gustavson AM, Drake C, Lakin A, Daddato AE, Falvey JR, Capell W, Lum HD, Jones CD, Unroe KT, Towsley GL, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Levy CR, Boxer RS, and PACRATS Investigators. Conducting Clinical Research in Post-Acute and Long-Term Nursing Home Care Settings: Regulatory Challenges. Journal of American Medical Director’s Association (Accepted for publication 2019
Deanna Kepka and PhD student Echo Warner have a new paper out:
Warner, E. l., Martel, L., Ou, J. Y., Nam, G. E., Carbajal-Salisbury, S. Fuentes, Bl, Kirchhoff, A. C., and Kepka, D. (2019). A workplace-based intervention to improve awareness, knowledge, and utilization of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings among Latino service and manual labor employees in Utah. Journal of Community Health, 44(2), 256-264.
In other news . . .
Jessica Ellis successfully defended her dissertation last week from Georgia State University, Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions in Atlanta, GA. The title of her dissertation was: Influences of maternal obesity on induction of labor requiring cervical ripening. Congratulations, Dr. Ellis!