CON Faculty Accomplishments
Jul 1, 2019 12:00 AM
College of Nursing Intramural Research grants have been awarded to the following:
Kristin Cloyes and Gail Towsley - $5,843 for “Tailoring Me & My Wishes for LGBT Older Adults Anticipating Transition to Long Term Care”. This is a College of Nursing Research Project Seed Grant.
Youjeong Kang - $19,987 for “Clinicians’ Perspectives of Pain in Older Adults with Heart Failure”. This grant was awarded with funds from Dick and Timmy Burton.
Lisa Taylor-Swanson - $17,251 for “Program Evaluation/Quality Improvement Project (QIP) for Mindfulness and Acupuncture in the Context of Chronic Pain”. This grant was awarded with funds from Dick and Timmy Burton.
These one-year awards will be effective for the period July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
Deanna Kepka received considerable press this past week for her work with HPV vaccinations. Deanna was highlighted in the following news outlets:
- HPV preventive now suggested through age 45 for some – The Washington Post
- HPV vaccine making headway against cancer-causing virus worldwide – Prensariotiretail.com
- HPV vaccine now recommended for people through age 45 – Centre Daily Times
- New HPV vaccine recommendation for people through age 45 – Omaha.com
Deanna also recently published the following article:
Rutkoski H, Tay DL, Dixon BL, Pinzon LM, Mooney R, Winkler JR, Kepka D. A multi-state evaluation of oral health students' knowledge of human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal cancer and HPV vaccination. J Cancer Educ. 2019. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01561-y. [Epub ahead of print].
And, if that isn’t enough, Deanna was notified this past week that she will be receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award for Women in Medicine & Health from the YWCA for her work in HPV vaccinations September 13th, 2019 at the YWCA Leader Luncheon. Awards are presented to ‘remarkable women who have demonstrated their commitment to advancing the well-bring of Utah women and girls, and whose work and achievements exemplify the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.”
Other publications include:
Kara Dassel, Katherine Supiano, Eli Iacob, and PhD student Sara Bybee:
Kara Dassel, PhD, Rebecca Utz, PhD, Katherine Supiano, PhD, LCSW, FT, Sara Bybee, LCSW & Eli Iacob, PhD. Development of a Dementia Specific End-of-Life Planning Tool: The LEAD Guide (Life-planning in Early Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Accepted for publication in Innovations in Aging.
Kara Dassel, Valerie Flattes, Jackie Eaton, Gail Towsley, Linda Edelman, and May 2019 DNP graduate Landon Moyers:
Kara B. Dassel, PhD, Valerie Flattes, APRN, MS, ANP-BC, Jacqueline Eaton, PhD, Gail Towsley, PhD, NHA, Landon Moyers, MS, RN, & Linda Edelman, Ph.D., MPhil, RN. Development of a Gerontology Graduate Certificate in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing.
Lisa Taylor-Swanson traveled to Burlington, Vermont last week, where she presented the following at international conference in acupuncture:
- Taylor-Swanson, L, Stone, J, & Gale, M. Update on the Washington State Labor & Industries Policy (podium presentation). Society for Acupuncture Research, Burlington, VT, USA.
- Taylor-Swanson, L, Prasad, T, Jacobsen, E, & Conboy, L. Complexity in Licensed Acupuncturists’ Clinical Reasoning (poster & featured Lightning Round). Society for Acupuncture Research, Burlington, VT, USA.
- Conboy, L, Pendavaris, & Taylor-Swanson, L. Utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine Cluster Theory to Analyze Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – A Connective Tissue Disease (poster). Society for Acupuncture Research, Burlington, VT, USA.
Lisa, a licensed acupuncturist in the State of Utah, was also recently elected President of the Utah Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (UAAOM.