CON Faculty Accomplishments
Nov 18, 2019 12:00 AM
Linda Edelman received the Amy J. Berman Geriatric Nursing Leadership Award this past weekend at Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Biennial Conference. Designed to celebrate the accomplishments of an emerging nurse leader, the Amy J. Berman Geriatric Nursing Leadership Award is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated contributions to collaborative practice through involvement in interprofessional teams and defined commitment to gerontological nursing. Articulating impact via policy, advanced practice, system change, and advocacy is an important part of this leader’s experience.
Jenny Alderden was likewise recognized at STTI with the Outstanding Research Dissertation Award - The Research Dissertation Award recognizes a nurse whose doctoral dissertation is ‘exceptionally meritorious and exemplifies high standards of scholarship and knowledge development.’
Linda Edelman and PhD student Sarah Neller were awarded Certificates of Recognition for Excellence as a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) at their annual leadership conference last Tuesday. Given the rapidly growing older adult population and the urgent need to prepare the future nurse workforce to care for an aging population, it is imperative to have well-prepared nurse educators not only with knowledge and skills in care of older adults, but also with teaching competence so that they can foster positive attitudes toward older adults and actively engage learners at all levels. The Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Program (the Program) is a Hartford initiative that aims to recognize the leadership of nurse educators working with students, faculty, providers, and older people in diverse settings.
Katarina Felsted received the Rising Star Early-Career Faculty Award on Friday at the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Research Conference. The University of Utah College of Nursing was well-represented, with 13 faculty and students attending.
Symposium: Transforming Prelicensure Primary Palliative Nursing Education
Davis, A., Glover, T., Lippe, M., Mazanec, P., McLeskey, N., Shillam, C.
Sigma Theta Tau’s Biennium Conference in Washington, DC. November 13-19, 2019. Nanci covered “Integrating ELNEC undergraduate into a singular nursing course: Barriers and facilitators to ELCEC undergraduate nitration into nursing curricula.” ELNEC stands for “End of Life Nursing Education Consortium.”
Nanci also presented at the Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Conference in South Jordan this past week. The title of her presentation was 'How's Your Volunteer Squad's Communication Skills?' her third semester clinical students were able to attend the conference with Nanci.
Andrea Wallace, Brenda Luther, Jia-Wen Guo, Bob Wong, and PhD student Shawna Sisler:
Three abstracts from their Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) study team were accepted as a panel presentation at the 41st Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. The topic is “Implementation of social determinants of health screenings in routine urgent care.” The conference is April 1- April 4, 2020 in San Francisco, CA.
Presentations at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Baccalaureate Education Conference: New Horizons in Academic Nursing November 21-23, FL include the following faculty and staff:
- Melody Krahulec:
“Rethinking clinical outcomes: A model for updating pre-licensure clinical progression.”
- Denise Reeves, Cheryl Armstrong (presenting); co-author Connie Madden:
"No Time Like the Present: Optimizing Student Success Through Early Clinical Engagement"
- Denise Reeves (presenting); co-authors Sherri Evershed, Barbara Wilson, Connie Madden, Jennifer Macali, Jill Koeven, Glenda Christiaens, Eric Kenney, Lorraine Dansie, Savannah Manwill.
"This is the Place: Increasing Diversity in Nursing through Holistic Admission”
Gerontological Society of America, November 14th- “Pain Experiences in Older Adults With Heart Failure in the Home Healthcare Setting After Hospital Discharge” Kang, Y., & Reid, C
American Medical Informatics Association, November 18th- “Data-driven Study of Pain, its Predictors, Co-morbidities, and Characteristics using Nurse-generated Big Data” Kang, Y., Samugula, D., Bodgi., Austin, R., Monsen, K.
Lori M. Gawron, Jessica N. Sanders, Katherine Sward, Azadeh E. Poursaid, Rebecca Simmons, David K. Turok. (2019). Multi-morbidity and highly effective contraception in reproductive-age women in the US Intermountain West: a Retrospective cohort study. Journal of General Internal Medicine. November 2019, p1-6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-05425-5 Available at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11606-019-05425-5
Kathy Sward’s work with the PRISMS grant was also highlighted in the article, where Dr. Sward is quoted Check it out!
Mardie Clayton attended the National Communication Association (NCA) 105th Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD. The Health Communication Division invited Mardie to serve as a Senior Mentor for their annual Division mentoring program.