CON Faculty Accomplishments
Oct 14, 2019 12:00 AM
Jia-Wen Go will be presenting today with three other University of Utah Faculty as part of the “Disability Research on Campus: Quick Presentations.” Presentations begin at 1:30 and will be held at The Jewel Box, Room 143 in the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building. Jia-Wen’s topic is titled "Developing a Survey Instrument to Measure Health-related Quality of Life for People with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
A recently published article featuring several of our faculty (Abby Rizk, Sara Simonsen, Leissa Roberts, Lisa Taylor-Swanson, and PhD student Jennifer Lemoine was selected as the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health’s Editor’s Choice! The article, “Clinical Rounds: Maternity care for pregnant women with opioid use disorder” was featured in the September/October issue of the JMWH. Author’s information include the following: Rizk A, Simonsen SE, Roberts L, Taylor-Swanson L, Lemoine J, Smid M
Sara Simonsen was selected to participate in an NIH-funded maternal and child health expert panel overseen by University of Pittsburgh and the RAND Corporation. The panel is using a Delphi-consensus process to summarize the perceived severity of competing maternal and child health outcomes associated with gestational weight gain.
Three cheers to our SIMULATION team. After a recent simulation activity, here are some of the comments from School of Medicine students:"I was part of a code blue the night after the simulation I paid close attention to the working of the team I tried to assist where I could. I was able to focus and keep a clear mind despite it being 4 am. I tried to mentally practice what I would do. The simulation helped me immensely."
"figuring out WHY a diagnosis was made rather than just assuming others were right"
"I learned to specifically share my findings with my colleagues and then ask them specific questions to see if they agree with my findings. For example, I could tell them what I think I see on the chest X-Ray and then ask "Is that what you are seeing too?"
Deanna Kepka was senior author on a recently published paper in the Journal of Environmental Health. The title of the paper, “Public Awareness and Perceptions Surrounding Radon Testing in a State With High Radon Emission Potential and Low Smoking Rates”, was the coordinated efforts of several including:
- Judy Y. Ou, MPH, PhD Huntsman Cancer Institute Division of Epidemiology, University of Utah
- Joemy M. Ramsay, MS, Huntsman Cancer Institute
- Jessica Smith, Department of Public Health, Brigham Young University
- Wallace Akerley, MD Huntsman Cancer Institute
- Laura Martel, Utah AIDS Education and Training Center, University of Utah
- Garrett Harding, Huntsman Cancer Institute
- Eleanor Divver, MPH Indoor Radon Program, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
- Anne C. Kirchhoff, MPH, PhD Huntsman Cancer Institute Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah
- Deanna Kepka, PhD Huntsman Cancer Institute and College of Nursing, University of Utah
Youjeong Kang gave a talk recently at the Seoul Women’s College of Nursing titled “Nursing in the United States”, which has now been posted on their website. Here is the link: http://www.snjc.ac.kr/public_2017/alumni/sub/notice/notice_board_view.jsp?num=41632&pageNum=1&board_id=alumni_notice&board_code=A