CON Faculty Accomplishments
Nov 25, 2019 12:00 AM
The recent American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Conference November 16-20, featured several faculty, staff, and students from the College of Nursing. AMIA is the professional “home” for academic informatics. Not counting the many presentations by our BMI colleagues (several of whom are adjunct faculty in the CON—presentations include:
Jia-wen Guo (Presenter), Christina Radloff [student], Susan Beck, Gary Donaldson, Wendy Chapman, Katherine Sward, Lewis Frey. Researchers’ Perspectives on Symptoms related to Cancer Pain: A Network Analysis of Literatures. [Poster]
Christina Radloff, Jia-Wen Guo (Presenter), Katherine Sward. Evaluating EHR Data Availability for Cancer Pain Research. [Poster]
Youjeong Kang (Presenter), Durga Sanugula, Kriti Bagdi, Robin Austin, Karen Monsen. Data-driven Study of Pain, its Predictors, Co-morbidities, and Characteristics using Nurse-generated Big Data [Poster]
Ram Gouripeddi, Le-Thuy Tran, Tanvi Gangadhar, Randy Madsen, Julio Facelli, Katherine Sward (Presenter). Assimilating Pollen into Exposomes for Pediatric Asthma Research. [Poster]
George Demiris, Anne Turner, Sarah Iribarren, Katherine Sward. Citizen Science: Using Informatics to Engage Vulnerable Populations in Scientific Research. [Panel]
Aziz Boxwala, Janet Desroche, Blackford Middleton, Joshua Richardson, Katherine Sward. Toward Patient-facing Clinical Decision Support: Critical Issues and Near-term Opportunities. [Panel]
Laura Heermann-Langford [adjunct faculty, former director of NI program], Russell Leftwich, James McClay. Clinicians on FHIR. [Workshop]
Vicky Tiase (PhD Student) was among those featured in the opening ceremony “Why AMIA” video. In addition, Vicky was also named to the board of directors for AMIA!
In addition, Susan Matney (adjunct faculty and last year’s distinguish alumni) was presented the Virginia Saba award. An AMIA Signature Award, this award recognizes an individual’s distinguished career and significant impact on the care of patients and the discipline of nursing. The Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award honors a professional with exemplary principles and practices and a substantial record of contribution to the field of nursing informatics, recognizing “visionary leadership; global impact; and enduring contribution to nursing professional practice, education, administration, research, and/or health policy.”
Jane Price, our embedded instructional designer, is a star! A student from another college (currently enrolled in one of our courses) commented that the online courses at the College of Nursing were much better online than any she had taken and that the College of Nursing courses were easy to navigate because they followed a similar pattern. Our sincere thanks and commendations to Jane and her expertise in upgrading our courses and giving us good teaching tactics and online pedagogy.
Melanie Wolcott was recently selected as a member of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) task force RN Role Value Proposition. This important task force will develop a starter toolkit for new ambulatory care leaders to include a business case description and a return on investment template, talking points, and exemplars that support AAACN members as they advocate for implementing and expanding the RN role in ambulatory care. Congratulations, Melanie!
Chow, A. Y., Caserta, M., Lund, D., Suen, M., Xiu, D., Chan, I., & Chu. K. (2019). Dual-Process bereavement group intervention for widowed older adults. Gerontologist, 59(5), 983-994.
Lisa Taylor-Swanson was invited to submit a commentary on inter-rater reliability in the context of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) research. It is now open access and available online.
Taylor-Swanson, L., Prasad, T., & Conboy, L. (2019). Complex Adaptive Systems Theory and Inter-Rater Reliability: Proposed Answers to Challenging Questions. Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine, 25(11), 1074-1076. doi: 10.1089/acm.2019.0307.
Deanna Kepka and colleagues had an article that appeared on the front cover of the Journal for Environmental Health.
Ou, J., Ramsay, J., Smith, J., Akerley, W., . . . Kepka, D. Public awareness and perceptions surrounding radon testing in a state with high radon emission potential and low smoking rates. Journal of Environmental Health, 82(3), 8-17.
Susan Matney has an article in press in the Advances in Nursing Science titled “Development of a theory of wisdom-in-action for clinical nursing.”
Kimberly Garcia will be presenting at the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) Annual Meeting in May 2020. The title of Kimberly’s presentation is “San Raymundo: Methods for Teaching Guatemalan Lay Midwives about Obstetrical Emergencies.”
Sheila Deyette will be presentation at Generations 2020, founded by the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute and the Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health. The purpose of the conference is to join health and mental health professionals to increase their knowledge of behavioral health and substance use disorder issues facing today’s diverse society. Sheila’s presentation is titled “Metaphor and meaning embedded in the patient’s narrative: An interpretive view of patient’s disordered eating behaviors.”
Great updates on our T32 scholars:
Lorinda Coombs, PhD, FNP-BC, AOCNP - 2nd Year T32 Post Doctoral Fellow (Primary Mentor- Kathi Mooney)
Rosenzweig, M., Bailey, D., Bush, N., Coombs, L., Lehto, R., Loerzel, V., Sun, V., Mooney, K., Cooley, M. (2019) Mentorship for Oncology Nurse Scientists: Strategies for Growth from the Oncology Nursing Society Mentorship Task Force Oncology Nursing Forum, Vol 46 (6): 769-774, DOI: 10.1188/19.ONF.769-774.
Coombs, L. (2019) Chronic Neutrophilic Leukemia: A Case Report of a Rare Myeloproliferative Neoplasm with a CSF3R Mutation. Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, Accepted for publication November/December Issue.
Also Lorinda presented at Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology - Live in Seattle, WA in October. Her presentation was entitled "Development and Application of the ONS Oncology Nurse Practitioner Competencies. " Mary E. Peterson, Kristine B. LeFebvre, Kimberly Noonan, Lorinda A. Coombs, F. Diane Barber, Tamika M. Turner, Heather T. Mackey.
Megan Hebdon, PhD, DNP, RN, FNP-C (Primary Mentor- Lee Ellington)
Breathett, K., Yee, E., Pool, N., Hebdon, M. et al (2019). Does race influence decision Making for advance heart failure therapies? J Am Heart Assoc. Vol 8, (2): 1-14, DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.119.013592.
Susan Hall was awarded the Utah Nurse Practitioner State Excellence award in Education last week.