CON Faculty Accomplishments
May 7, 2019 12:00 AM
Congratulations are in order! What a great week the College of Nursing had, as we graduated over 300 students from the baccalaureate, masters, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programs on Friday, May 3.
- 4 PhD graduates
- 92 DNP graduates
- 2 Masters of Science in Gerontology students
- 16 Masters of Science from Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, and Care Management
- 188 Bachelor of Science graduates
Honored guests at convocation included Michael Good - SVP and CEO for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, Phillip Clinger, University of Utah Board of Trustee member, 1952 College of Nursing (CON) graduate and 2019 University of Utah Honorary Doctorate recipient May Farr, Distinguished Professor Jan Morse, and our banner carrier, Lauren Clark. We heard from Chris Johnson, President of the University of Utah CON Alumni Association, students Carlos Vernal-Schroeder, Stephanie St. Claire, and Nabilah Safi; and shared the stories of two exceptional graduates: Chris Rowley, former member of the Marine Corps Infantry who was wounded in combat in Afghanistan and now is graduating with his Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree; and May Farr, who was honored for her dedication to those with mental health struggles.
Among those graduating from the CON included our own:
Sharifa Al-Qaaydeh (PhD): Dissertation title “Physical symptoms in young children with cancer: Comparison of electronic versus paper-and-pencil diaries.
Madeline Lassche (DNP): Scholarly project title “Using simulation methodology to teach de-escalation techniques and behavioral emergency response.
Carolyn Scheese (DNP): Scholarly project title “Using leadership principles and theory to implement an automated PHQ-9 into an EMR
Special thanks to Carrie Radmall who coordinated the event on behalf of the College of Nursing.
Other graduates from the CON faculty include:
Robert Sylvester (DNP): UC Denver. Scholarly project title “Improving patient lifestyle change through implementing recommended universal lipid screening among 9-12 year old children using a non-fasting point-of-care lipid screen: A quality improvement project.”
Josh Wall (PhD): Walden University. Title of dissertation “A phenomenological study of lived experiences of transport nurses experiencing patient death.”
Ann Butt was recognized by the Editorial Board of Clinical Simulation in Nursing as the recipient of the 2018 Research Article of the Year. Her paper was titled “Using game-based virtual reality with haptics for skill-acquisition.” Ann will be formally recognized at the upcoming INACSL conference in June.
Susanna Cohen was elected to serve on the Academic Senate Executive Committee, and Linda Edelman was elected to serve on the University of Utah’s UPTAC committee.
Sara Simonsen presented a poster at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Nashville last week. The title of her presentation was “Interpregnancy interval, long acting reversible contraception use, and preterm birth: A retrospective cohort study.”
And the winner is . . . . . CON faculty and staff awards went to:
David Blanford (IT Specialist)
Heather Clarkson (Contracts and Clinical Placement Program Manager)
Valerie Flattes: Excellence in Service
Mollie Cummins: Excellence in Research
Marla DeJong: Excellence in Mentoring
Jennifer Hamilton: Excellence in Teaching
Suzanne Martin: Excellence in Practice
Mardie Clayton presented a talk and was part of a junior faculty mentoring panel at the Washington D.C. Health Communication conference.
The University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators awarded Clare Kranz and Jennifer Macali a research and scholarship small grant for their proposal titled “Slicing, dicing, and mashing: Understanding process improvement through gaming.”
Kraut, J., Mooney, K., Sweetenham, J. W. (…) Abernathy, A. P., & Meropol, N. J. (2019). Implementing an electronic end-of-life chemotherapy utilization measure. Journal of Oncology Practice, 15(4), 220-223.
Reblin, M., Sutton, S. K., Vadaparampil, S. T., Heyman, R. E., & Ellington, L. (2019). Behind closed doors: How advanced cancer couples communicate at home. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 37(2), 228-241.
Nancy Allen, Michelle Litchman, and Ana Sanchez-Birkhead:
Allen, N. A., Colicchio, V. D., Litchman, M. L., (…), Villalta, J., & Sanchez-Birkhead, A. C. (2019). Hispanic community-engaged research: Community partners as our teachers to improve diabetes self-management. Hispanic Health Care International.
Parameswaran, U.D., Ozawa-Kirk, J. L., & Latendresse, G. (2019). To live (code) or to not: A new method for coding in qualitative research. Qualitative Social Work.
Katie Ward was one of three finalists for the Journal of Nurse Midwifery & Women’s Health 2019 Best Review Article Award for her article entitled “An update on menopause management.’ Criteria for the award included significance of the contribution to midwifery and women’s health clinical practice, policy, education, or research; clarify and quality of writing; depth and scope of the issue presented; interdisciplinary importance of the article; and uniqueness.
Linda Hofmann was a speaker at the Nursing Care and Cancer Science Congress held in Seoul, South Korea. The title of her presentation was “The evolution and history of patient classification systems and nurse-to-patient care ratios and workload allocations.
Leissa Roberts was featured in this recent Value-Discussion at the Eccles health Sciences Library, where she represented the College of Nursing and offered her perspective as a certified nurse midwife. Check this out! https://uofuhealth.utah.edu/innovation/blog/2019/05/leissa-roberts-value.php