CON Faculty Accomplishments
Jun 24, 2019 7:00 AM
Mollie Cummins has been appointed as one of six Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs for the University of Utah. President Ruth Watkins sent the announcement to Mollie last week. This appointment is for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024 with the potential of one five-year renewal. President Watkins acknowledged Mollie’s groundbreaking work in data and decision support for clinicians at the point of care. Mollie is nationally known for creating SNOWHITE, a web-based dashboard for health information exchange by poison control centers, and her team’s work has garnered awards from the American Medical Informatics Association and the National Association of Poison Control Centers.
A ceremonial luncheon will be held in July.
Gwen Latendresse received notice of award by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce grant, a 4-year, $2.8 million dollar grant to support our efforts in educating our advanced-practice clinicians for work in rural and underserved areas. This includes $250,000 in student / trainee stipends and scholarships for College of Nursing students.
Andrea Wallace and colleagues from the Department of Surgery and Population Health Sciences Benjamin Brooke, Elissa Ozanne, and Nora Fino received $20,000 in funding from the Center on Aging for their pilot grant titled “Disease and Treatment Patterns in Older Adults with Diverticulitis.”
Lee Ellington and colleagues Drs Utz and Scammon also received funding from the Center on Aging for their grant entitled “One U for Caregiving Science: Strengthening Partnerships and Leveraging Existing Expertise for Excellence.” This grant will provide infrastructure support for caregiving scientists across campus as they compete for national funding. This award represents one of the initial steps for the Family Caregiving Initiative (Research Pillar) in the College of Nursing.
Kristin Cloyes, Sara Hart, and Lee Ellington:
Cloyes, K, Hart, SG, Kuglin Jones, A, & Ellington, L (in press). Where are the family caregivers? Addressing the absence of family caregiver-related material in foundational nursing documents. Journal of Profession Nursing. This data-based publication identifies opportunities in nursing education and clinical practice for integration of assessment and care of family caregivers. It represents an initial step for the Family Caregiving Initiative (Education and Clinical Pillars).
Mike Caserta and former T32 postdoc Lyndsey Miller:
Miller, L. M., Kaye, J. A., Lyons, K. S., Lee, C., S., Whitlatch, C. J., & Caserta, M. S. (2019). Well-being in dementia care dyads and the impact of multiple dimensions of strain on persons with dementia and their family care partners. International Psychogeriatrics, 31(5), 617-626. (This article was highlighted by the journal’s editor as “a component of the global zeitgeist of dementia care”).
Miller, L. M., Whitlatch, C., Lee, C., & Caserta, M. (2019). Care values in dementia: Patterns of perception and incongruence in family care dyads. The Gerontologist, 59(3), 509-518.
For the AMIA 2019 Informatics Educators Forum, Catherine Staes, the Director of the Nursing Informatics Specialty, presented an Ignite-style talk about the “Opportunities at the Intersection of Nursing Informatics and Public Health Informatics: Case Study to Address Opioid Surveillance”
Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Rho Chapter inducts new officers:
President: Cheryl Armstrong
Vice-President: Clare Kranz
Treasurer / Webmaster: John Nerges
Leadership Succession: Sue Chase-Cantarini
Co-chair newsletter: Rebecca Wilson
Co-chair newsletter: Jennifer Macali
Awards Chair: Ally Pawlus