CON Faculty Accomplishments
Jun 3, 2019 12:00 AM
American College of Nurse Midwives and College of Nursing: We reported previously on the success of our faculty and students at the recent American College of Nurse Midwives conference, where Christina Elmore, Jessica Ellis, and Erin Cole all conducted workshops. Seven faculty (and one emerita) and all of the 2nd year cohort of midwifery students attended the 64th ACNM Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Not only did our students ‘storm the hill’ with faculty and hundreds of midwives from across the country, they assisted Christi Elmore in her workshop (digital and manual rotation of the persistent posterior fetus) and actively engaged in midwifery education, business, and research sessions throughout the week. We also want to celebrate the following presentations and recognitions:
- Deb Penney conducted both a round table and research presentation on her research, “Listening to Muslim women’s voices in the primary health care encounter.”
- Gwen Latendresse, Ellois Bailey, Ann Hutton, and midwifery students Jones and T. Hamilton presented the following: “Addressing disparities in mental health outcomes for childbearing women in rural communities: Universal electronic screening, telehealth, and intensive training.”
- Gwen Latendresse also presented with V. Sivalognanthan on “Use of electronic health records and text mining to document practices in screening, detection, treatment and referral for perinatal mood disorders.”
- Lastly, as the chair of ACNM’s Division of Research Dissemination Committee, Gwen led a team of midwifery researchers from across the country in reviewing and selecting research abstracts for presentation at the ACNM meeting and conducting the awards ceremony. What a great week for our midwifery faculty and students.
Our team in the Emma Eccles Jones Research Center, led by Director of Research and Science Terri Pianka, is amazing. Here is a recent unsolicited letter received by a grateful faculty:
“I just wanted to send a short note to share my gratitude for Erin Meyer and Eli Iacob who have been extremely helpful to me in my R21 preparations. They both stayed late on Friday (before a 3-day weekend!) to talk with me and work on pieces of my grant. They have both provided really valuable feedback that has strengthened my work. Erin is helping me [stay] organized and has been so supportive throughout this process. Eli spent a great deal of time thinking about my proposal and came up with some very important questions that really helped me clarify my thinking about several issues. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such an amazing team of people to help me put m y best work forward. I just thought you’d like to know what a great job Erin and Eli are doing!”
If you’ve had the chance to work for this amazing team, you’ll appreciate how fortunate we are to have staff of this magnitude to help us maintain our high NIH-ranking and to allow us to achieve an unbelievable 43% success rate for successful extramural funding.
Join me in thanking the following:
Mollie Cummins, Associate Dean for Research and the PhD Program
Colleen Neering, Executive Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research and the PhD Program
Xiaming Sheng, Director of Applied Statistics
Bob Wong, Research Associate Professor
Eli Iacob, Research Associate and Statistical Support
Terri Pianka, Director of the Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center
Fae Larson, Program Manager
Christine Baczek, Post Award Administrator
Hollie Fuhrmann, Research Associate
Erin Meyer, Research Associate
Erin Johnson, Research Associate
Three cheers to our amazing EEJRC team!
Dyer, J., Morgan, M., Cohen, S., et. al. (2019). Does teamwork and communication improve with simulation training? An evaluation of simulation training videos in Bihar, India. East African Journal of Applied Health Monitoring and Evaluation. e-pub (1-10). http://eajahme.com/does-teamwork-and-communication-improve-with-simulation-training-an-evaluation-of-simulation-training-videos-in-bihar-india/#tab-id-2
In addition to John Nerges and colleagues initiating the Utah Chapter of Men in Nursing, John has also developed an NCLEX Club (NCLEX is the national certification exam that potential nurses must pass before they are licensed to practice). The purpose of the NCLEX club is to help prepare students at all stages of the pre-licensure baccalaureate program for a successful NCLEX exam. Topics include, among others, a pathophysiology review and NCLEX-type questions. The NCLEX Club includes nursing student colleagues from our Express Pathway partners, Salt Lake Community College, Westminster, and other nursing programs. Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clare Kranz was productive at the 2019 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) International Forum, the theme of which was QSEN Rocks: Informatics and Simulation to Improve Quality and Safety Education and Practice.
Based on her DNP Scholarly Project, Clare conducted a podium presentation titled “The UAB Hospital Heart Failure Journey to Discharge.” This innovative project described the successful translation of a pediatric discharge education tool to an adult population with heart failure, improving nurse-to-nurse communication and patient engagement during the discharge process.
Clare also presented two posters:
- Simulating Leadership for Nursing Students Through Maternal Child Simulations
- Finding the QSEN KSAs Through Simulation Observation.