CON Faculty Accomplishments
May 20, 2019 12:00 AM
Kathie Supiano, Shawna Rees, and our colleagues in Caring Connections hosted another well-attended and successful Seeds of Remembrance last week in the College of Nursing. Featured guest speaker was Michelle Schmidt, author of the book Carried: How one mother’s trust in God helped her through the unthinkable. Music was provided by singer and songwriter Cherie Call. Seeds of Remembrance is designed to help grieving people reflect on those they have lost as a way to move forward in life with loving remembrance.
Deanna Kepka received notification from the National Cancer Institute (National Institutes of Health) Department of Health and Human Services that she has been awarded a $50,000 supplement for her research in Rural Cancer Prevention and Control, Cancer Center Support Grant. Deanna also gave a talk last week at the National Rural Health Association Rural Health Equity Conference in Atlanta, GA. The focus of her talk was on building capacity among rural community and clinical partners to conduct cancer control research aimed at improving disparities in HPV vaccination, lung cancer screening, and cancer survivorship outcomes.
Several of our faculty have been awarded a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) student for the upcoming academic year. These College of Nursing faculty will mentor students in their research initiatives. Faculty selected to mentor students include: Lisa Taylor Swanson, Lauri Linder, Sara Simonsen, and Linda Edelman. Our ongoing gratitude to Sara Hart who leads this important initiative for the College of Nursing.
Lights, cameras, action! Katarina Felsted has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Rising Star Early Career Faculty Award from the Gerontological Society of American (GSA). As the recipient of the Rising Star Early Career Faculty Award, Katarina will be providing a keynote lecture at the annual GSA Scientific Meeting in Austin, TX in November. This prestigious honor recognizes Katarina’s contribution to the gerontology field on the national level.
Publications: Mardie Clayton, Mike Caserta, Kathi Mooney, Lee Ellington, Lauren Clark, Janice Morse, and Deanna Kepka:
- Reblin, M., Baucom, B.R.W., Clayton, M.F., Utz, R., Caserta, M., Lund, D., Mooney, K. & Ellington, L. (2019). Communication of emotion in home hospice cancer care: Implications for spouse caregiver depression into bereavement. Psycho-Oncology, 28(5), 1102–1109. DOI: 10.1002/pon.5064.
- Judy Y Ou, Echo L Warner, Gina E Nam, Laura Martel, Sara Carbajal-Salisbury, Vicky Fuentes, David W Wetter, Anne C Kirchhoff, Deanna Kepka. (2019). Colorectal cancer knowledge and screening adherence among low-income Hispanic employees. Health Education Research.
- Morse, J.M. & Clark, L. (2019). The nuances of theoretical sampling. In A. Bryant and K. Charmaz (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory, pp. 145-166. Thousand Oaks: Sage Inc.
Ana Sanchez-Birkhead was nominated and accepted to participate as a reviewer for an NIH Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Congratulations, Ana!
Sara Simonsen and Lisa Taylor-Swanson presented with two students at the Sex & Gender in Women's Health Research Conference on campus:
Taylor-Swanson, L, Arseneau, M, Karimanfard, R, & Simonsen, S. Midlife Women and Fatal Opioid Overdose.
Lisa Taylor-Swanson has been selected as a Taft-Nicholson Summer Fellow for the 2019 season. Her residency will be from July 7th to July 22nd. Lisa also recently returned from Brisbane, Australia where she attended the 14th Annual International Conference on Complementary Medicine Research. Over 50 countries were represented. She delivered 2 podium presentations and had 2 posters:
- Taylor-Swanson, L, White, S, Budhathoki, A, & Garland, E. Enhancing Interoceptive Awareness: Mindfulness and Acupuncture as a Combined Intervention for Chronic Pain (podium presentation).
- Taylor-Swanson, L, Prasad, T, Jacobsen, E, & Conboy, L. Complexity in Licensed Acupuncturists’ Clinical Reasoning (podium presentation).
- Taylor-Swanson, L, White, S, Budhathoki, A, & Garland, E. Combined Mindfulness and Acupuncture in the Context of Chronic Pain: Pilot Feasibility and Acceptability Study Protocol (poster).
- Taylor-Swanson, L, Prasad, T, Jacobsen, E, & Conboy, L. Complexity in Licensed Acupuncturists’ Clinical Reasoning (poster).
Denise Ward will co-present with Ruth Kleinpell and Teresa Rincon next week at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ National Teaching Institute in Orlando, FL. Title of Denise’s presentation: Expanding Roles for APRNs in Telehealth.