CON Faculty Accomplishments
Jun 10, 2019 7:00 AM
Another great week for faculty and staff at the University of Utah College of Nursing:
Faculty Michelle Litchman and Nancy Allen; Adjunct Faculty Perry Gee; and students Sarah Wawrzynski (PhD program) and Whitney Wodruff (DNP 2019 graduate):
Michelle Litchman, Sarah Wawrzynski, and Nancy Allen recently published a dyadic analysis of communal coping in older adults couples with type 1 diabetes. Like and share the tweet by clicking on the study link below.
Litchman, M.L., Wawrzynski, S.E., Allen, N.A. Tracy, E.L., Kelly, C.S., Helgeson, V.S. & Berg, C.A. epub ahead of print). Yours, Mine and Ours: A Qualitative Analysis of the Impact of Type 1 Diabetes Management in Older Adult Married Couples. Diabetes Spe
Michelle Litchman, Sarah Wawrzynksi, Whitney Woodruff, and Perry Gee recently published an informative study on patient off-label use of diabetes devices. Check out the tweet thread by clicking on the study link below.
Litchman, M.L., Wawrzysnki, S.E., Woodruff, W.S., Arrington, J., Nguyen, Q.C., & Gee, P.M. (2019). Continuous Glucose Monitoring in the Real World Using Photosurveillance of #Dexcom on Instagram: Exploratory Mixed-Methods Study. Journal of Medical Interne
Michelle Litchman was invited to the American Diabetes Association Therapeutic Inertia Work Group. Therapeutic inertia is a significant barrier to adequate diabetes management. This group aims to investigate the use of large data sets and registries to develop metrics for assessing patient status and needs, and performance of the healthcare system; identify and collate best practices from successful models both from within the diabetes care community and from other disease communities.
Congratulations to Kristin Cloyes! She was Primary Investigator (PI) on a grant and just received notification that the University of Utah College of Nursing has been awarded Health Research Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Faculty Loan Payment funding for academic years 2019-2020. This will be our largest award yet—over $210,000 total costs, which will help finance masters, DNP, and PhD students – anyone pursuing an advanced nursing degree that also plans to teach full time after graduation. Up to 85% of student debt (loans) is forgiven depending on how many years past graduation the student serves as faculty; 4 years post-graduation equals 85% loan forgiveness) and the interest rate on the remainder is only 3%. This is a great opportunity for our nursing graduate students who are considering a teaching career in Nursing. The successful submission of this grant was due in large part to the help and assistance of Erin Meyer (Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center) and Sumiko Martinez (Student Services).
Congratulations are in order for Lauri Linder:
Lauri pulled together a team of her pediatric oncology colleagues when asked to serve as a senior editor on a series of articles on pediatric cancer pain. Here is the result!
The June 2019 issue of Seminars in Oncology Nursing spotlights a number of our University of Utah PhD graduates and post-docs.
Jeannine Brant – a graduate of one of our Oncology PhD cohorts was the guest editor and co-authored two of the articles
Linda Eaton and Jennifer Hulett – both post-docs at the College of Nursing, co-authored an article on mind-body interventions
Ellen Smith – PhD graduate of one of our Oncology cohorts was the senior author on an article addressing peripheral neuropathy