CON Faculty Accomplishments
Aug 12, 2019 12:00 AM
Kathy Sward mentored a student through the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) https://our.utah.edu/spur/ and he presented his work at the Undergraduate Research symposium recently. His project was also submitted to an Undergraduate Research Journal
Student Alec Parent: Research Platform for Studies using Sensors
Mentor: Kathy Sward
Kathie Supiano and undergraduate honors student Elizabeth Jensen and PhD student Cynthia Beynon.
Jensen, E., Supiano, K.P., Luptak, M., Andersen, T. & Beynon, C. (in press). Resilience In Bereaved Dementia Caregivers. Journal of Gerontological Nursing.
Blackburn, B. E., Soisson, S., Rowe, K., (…), Mooney, K., & Hashibe, M. (2019). Prognostic factors for rural endometrial cancer patients in a population-based cohort. BMC Public Health, 19(1), Art. no. 921.
Tjia, J., Desanto-Madeya, S., Mazor, K. M. (…), Gallagher, J., Clayton, M. F. (2019). Nurses’ perceptions on family caregiver medication management support and de-prescribing. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 21(4), 312-318.
Linder, L. A., Hooke. M. C. (2019). Symptoms in children receiving treatment for cancer – Part II: Pain, sadness and symptom clusters. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 336(4), 262-279.
Jia-Wen Guo and Rebecca Wilson:
Guo, J., & Wilson, R. D. (2019). Using Twitter to identify patient education topics for using medical marijuana for cancer pain management. COJ Nurse Healthcare, 5(2). COJNH.000610.2019. doi: 10.31031/COJNH.2019.05.000610
Exceptional practitioner care:
“I love Dr. Litchman. She is the best – she really understands living with diabetes, but she is not diabetic. Her empathy and help are boundless and very much appreciated.” “Dr. Litchman is awesome.”
“I have had consistently great care from Claudia. I started seeing her and the other midwives at Madsen during my pregnancy. Every time I see Claudia, she is caring and spends a lot of time with me answering all of my questions and addressing all of my concerns, no matter how minor. She is thoughtful and clearly has a great deal of experience. I trust her decisions and advice. I ended up delivering my baby via c section and even though the MD team was caring for me, Claudia came to the operating room with me just to be there with me at the birth. It was a day off for her so this was very unexpected and I was extremely grateful for her company. She goes above and beyond. I will continue to see her for medical care.”
Lee Ellington and Kathi Mooney:
In support of institutional training grants, the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research received one-time funds to provide support for Primary Investigators of T32 training grants. Lee Ellington and Kathi Mooney are being awarded $10,000 in recognition of their exceptional efforts and their stewardship of our T32 Interdisciplinary Training grant in cancer, aging, and end-of-life.
Jenneth Doria presented at the 40th University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association International Convention in Alaska last week. The title of Jenneth’s podium presentation was “Bathroom Bohol Projects: Nurse-lead community intervention to support determinants of Health.”
Lorinda Coombs, our T32 post-doc Fellow, chaired a session for the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting “Novel workforce methods and data to inform workforce policy” recently. She was also interviewed for the Oncology Nursing News edition https://www.oncnursingnews.com/web-exclusives/not-just-doctors-helpers-nps-and-pas-are-leaders-in-cancer-care
In addition, Lorinda was invited to give a talk at the New Orleans Summer Cancer Meeting on management of emesis, neutropenia, and osseous metastases in July; and presented at the annual Continuing Medical Education Snowbird Conference for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants on Anemia.
Catherine Staes PhD, MPH, RN, FACMI was invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) to participate in a small group meeting in Copenhagen to review the “WHO Health information system assessment support tool”. Dr Staes’ was invited based on her expertise in public health surveillance, health IT systems, and evaluation.
Kathy Sward has been selected as a University of Utah Presidential Scholar in recognition of her excellence and achievement for faculty members at the associate professor level. Kathy was selected from an exceptional cadre of nominees from colleges and units across the University of Utah and recognized as “an outstanding scholar, educator, and member of our faculty.” Way to go, Kathy!
Michelle Litchman and Nancy Allen received notification that they received an $82,000 Sorenson Grant for their ongoing work with the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center.