CON Faculty Accomplishments
Sep 23, 2019 12:00 AM
Jia-Wen Guo, Assistant Professor in the CON and adjunct assistant professor in Biomedical informatics, has been selected to be part of the Vitae Series at the University of Utah. Vitae annual highlights early-stage investigators and their pioneering research programs. Dr. Gou’s nomination, written by Mollie Cummins, highlighted Dr. Guo’s vision for better facilitating personalized cancer pain care by understanding complex pain trajectories using massive preprocessed electronic health records (EHR) data. During her scientific training and early research, Dr. Guo recognized that the electronic health record (EHR) contains essential patient data that could be used for identifying cancer pain trajectories, and for examining the factors contributing to individual pain trajectories. Her long-term goal is to reduce inadequately controlled cancer pain through better understanding of pain characteristics derived from clinical data.
Under the mentorship of College of Nursing faculty, including primary mentor Kristin Cloyes, Jia-Wen Guo, Lauri Linder, and 2 external national experts, PhD student Sarah Wawrzynski received an F31 Notice of Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research (with a near-perfect score!). The title of Sarah’s grant, “Social media use and social support among adolescent siblings of children with cancer” will increase our understanding of the role of social media on the perceptions of social support as well as its role within their networks to facilitate social support and improve health. Many thanks to our T32 mentors, Kathi Mooney and Lee Ellington.