CON Faculty Accomplishments
May 13, 2019 12:00 AM
Teresa Garrett received the Beatty Award during the recent Utah Public Health Association’s (UPHA) annual meeting. This award is named after Theodore B. Beatty, the first health officer for the State of Utah. The Beatty Award is the Association’s highest achievement award and is presented to a UPHA member in good standing who has made significant contributions to public health in Utah through leadership, advocacy, mentoring and community service.
Mollie Cummins has been named as a member of the Health Sciences Research Council (HSRC). This council was initiated by Monica Vetter during her tenure as Association Vice President for Research (AVPR) and now works collectively to critique various health sciences initiatives, including Center tor Genomic Medicine, Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center, Triple I of Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious diseases, in addition to other programs supported for the AVPR;s office such as Molecular Medicine and the Cardiovascular Research Training Institute.
Andrea Wallace was featured at the most recent Health Behaviors Seminar Series on May 9th with her project titled “Diabetes Self-Management Support in Primary Care: A Model for Grounding Intervention Design in Implementation Science.” This seminar series is designed to foster interdepartmental collaboration and engagement in research related to health behaviors, especially as it relates to diabetes and obesity prevention.
From the American Geriatrics Society Annual meeting held last week in Portland, Oregon, presentations by College of Nursing (CON) faculty included Katarina Felsted, Kathie Supiano, Gail Towsley, Jackie Eaton, Sue Chase-Cantarini, Rebecca Wilson, and Linda Edelman:
Felsted, K. F., & Supiano, K. P. What is the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of mindfulness-based stress reduction to treat symptoms of urinary incontinence in older adult women?
Farrell, T. W., Towsley, G. L., Eaton, J., Hemmert, R. Telonidis, J., Crickmore, B., Supiano, K. P., Chase-Cantarini, S., Wilson, R. D., Edelman, L. S., Shipman, J., & May, A. Communication disparities among long-term care team members.
Congratulations to Janzell Tutor, Eden Bennett, Rebecca Walsh, McKenzie Ezzell, and members of our Alumni Board who hosted the highly-successful 25th Honors for Nursing last Thursday at the Grand America in Salt Lake City. Over 600 guests joined us this year, including several nursing colleagues and leaders from other Utah nursing programs, as well as honored guests Dr. Michael Good (Dean, School of Medicine and CEO and Senior Vice President for Health Sciences), May Farr (recipient of the 2019 Honorary Doctorate from the University of Utah and proud 1952 graduate of the CON), and past recipients of the Dare to Care Award, including CON faculty Ann Hutton. Honored as the Dare to Care recipient this year was CON faculty Jenneth Doria for her profound philanthropy work in the Philippines.
Last week, CON faculty and a CON PhD student were inducted into the inaugural class of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) fellows. Inductees included Catherine Staes, adjunct faculty Laura Heermann-Langford, and PhD student Vicky Tiase. The group was inducted as fellows of AMIA in recognition of accomplishments and achievements in the application of informatics.