CON Faculty Accomplishments
Aug 19, 2019 12:00 AM
First and foremost, welcome back faculty and staff. I’m looking forward to another great academic year and want to acknowledge all of your efforts on behalf of our students, patients, and colleagues throughout the University of Utah. Go UTES!
--Dean Barbara Wilson
Faculty Abigail Rizk, Sara Simonsen, Leissa Roberts, Lisa Taylor-Swanson, and PhD student Jennifer Lemoine:
Rizk, A. H., Simonsen, S. E., Roberts, L., Taylor-Swanson, L., Lemoine, J. B., & Smid, M. (2019). Maternity care for pregnant women with opioid use disorder: A review. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. (August edition). (This article will be used for a CME offering as well).
Kinney, T., Synder-Yuly-J., & Martinez, S. (2019). Cultivating graduate writing groups as communities of practice: A call to action for the Writing Center. Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, 16(3), 16-24.
Jenny Alderden and Mollie Cummins:
Alderden, J., Zhao, Y.L., Thomas, D., Butcher, R., Gulliver, B., & Cummins, M. (2019). Outcomes associated with stage 2 pressure injuries among surgical critical care patients: A retrospective cohort study. Critical Care Nurse, 39(4):13-19.
In other news . . . . .
Catherine Staes was just invited to serve on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN’s ) Health Policy Advisory Council (HPAC). This council convenes policy experts from AACN member schools to guide the association in its policy portfolio surrounding current and emerging areas in health, healthcare, and higher education. Dr. Staes was specifically selected for her expertise in informatics, epidemiology, and public health to increase the voice of the nursing profession in local, national, and global health policy.
Pam Hardin and Barbara Wilson were among faculty who presented at the University of Utah’s Annual Teaching Symposium last week. Dr. Wilson presented on “Classroom Incivility in the Age of the Net” and focused on assisting faculty and instructors in identifying, preparing for, and responding to uncivil behavior in the classroom. Dr. Hardin presented on “Making the Most of the First Day of Class” which covered components of class to cover on the first day and establishing course expectations.
Ana Sanchez-Birkhead just completed the six-month certification training to become an Integrative Nurse Coach. An Integrative Nurse Coach promotes wellness and resiliency by guiding clients/patients to a deepen connection to their inner healing resources and their capacity to make meaningful choices and to help establish goals and strategies for healthier lifestyle behaviors. This certification program is offered by the International Nurse Coaching Association (INCA) and prepares an APRN to apply for national board certification as an Integrative Nurse Coach as well as a Holistic Nurse through the AHNCC. Dr. Sanzhez-Birkhead will apply this training to her work with women suffering from cancer including breast cancer.