CON Faculty Accomplishments
Nov 4, 2019 12:00 AM
Gwen Latendresse and Brook Dorff presented a webinar for 2020Mom on behalf of psiutah.org, in receipt of an Innovation Award for Advocacy and Policy: PSI Utah Telehealth Appropriations. Free registration will allow you to watch the webinar.
Teresa Garrett is giving three presentations at the American Public Health Association meeting in Philadelphia this week:
- Advocacy for leaders: Affiliate in Action. Utah’s story
- Public Health Nursing Leadership & Advocacy Roundtable: Health Policy ;Dialogues that Change Hearts and Influence Votes
- Public Health 3.0: Impacting Health Policy through letters and Conversations.
Lauri Linder gave two presentations at the International Society of Pediatric Oncology’s annual congress in Lyon, France that included our trainees in the College of Nursing, including Amy Newman (T32 post-doctoral fellow): Yin-Shun (Sindy) Chiu, Sarah Wawrzynski, (T32 pre-doctoral fellow), and Caitlin Linder (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program participant).
- Linder, L., Newman, A., Stegenga, K., Chiu, Y.-S., & Wawrzynski, S. (2019). Acceptability of a newly developed symptom reporting app: Perspectives of children and parents.
- Linder, C., Linder L. (2019). Daily experiences of children with cancer reported through a game-based app.
Three abstracts will be presented this week at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare featuring several faculty and staff, including Andrea Wallace, Brenda Luther, PhD student Shawna Sisler, Jia-Wen Guo, and Bob Wong:
- Wallace, A.S., Lawhun-Costello, V. Collaborative goal setting for diabetes: Reinforcement by PCPs during a health behavior intervention. 17th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. San Diego, CA.
- Lawhun-Costello, V., * Wallace, A.S. Who should bring it up? Discussing diabetes health behaviors during primary care visits. 17th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. San Diego, CA.
- Luther, B., Sisler, S., Guo, J., Wang, C., Wong, B., Wallace, A. Screening for Social Determinants of Health: An Observational Study of Staff’s Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes. 17th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. San Diego, CA.
The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) advanced methods conference, "The expanding science of sensor technology in research", was held October 23-24 in Washington DC. Kathy Sward was co-chair of the planning committee. As nurse scientists recognize the increasing role sensors and associated technology play in evaluating the effects of the real-world environment on health, this program provided attendees with perspectives on sensor technology from multiple lenses. A keynote presentation from Dr. Nancy Redeker, highlighted the fit between sensor research and nursing science. Panels included exemplars across the lifespan, ethical-legal-regulatory considerations, and data management/analytics, as well as updates from NINR. Utah colleagues were well represented at this conference, with 4 posters that featured both faculty and students:
- Compatibility of Sensor Study Data Elements with ECHO ( Mollie Cummins, Rima Habre, Julio Facelli, Katherine Sward, Ramkiran Gouripeddi, Flory Nkoy);
- Telehealth: Increasing Access to Mental Health Services for Rural Childbearing Women ( Gwen Latendresse, ElLois Bailey, Ann Hutton, Kaitlyn Jones, Tessa Hamilton, Ryoko Pentecost, and MJ Tran);
- A Study of Early Screening and Distance-Delivered Intervention for the Prevention and Treatment of Maternal Depression (Gwen Latendresse, ElLois, H. Murphy, and Ryoko Pentecost)
- Utah PRISMS Center: Sensor-based, Data Intensive Science ( Mollie Cummins, Ramkiran Gouripeddi, Flory Nkoy, Julio Facelli, Katherine Sward)
Stucky CH, De Jong MJ, Kabo FW. Military surgical team communication: implications for safety. Mil Med. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usz330.
Members of the American Academy of Nursing elected Marla De Jong to serve on the Fellow Selection Committee for a 3-year term. The Fellow Selection Committee disseminates information to potential candidates and sponsors regarding procedure and qualifications; reviews applications and selects new fellows in accordance with the Academy bylaws; and reviews the application forms, selection criteria, and selection procedures and recommends changes to the board of directors.
Jackie Eaton was selected as one of two VPCAT scholars to present their work at the 2 nd annual Translational Research Trainee Symposium this week ( November 7 th ) at the University of Utah Alumni House. Three cheers, Jackie!
Sara Hart and Kyle Turner will be conducting a national webinar this week (November 6 th) as part of the Accelerating Interprofessional Community-based Education and Practice Initiative. Sara’s webinar, which will be at 1200 MST, is titled “Bridging practice and education in community base complex care through interprofessional student hotspotting” and features our community partners, including the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake; Grace Mary Manor, and the Bud Bailey Apartment Community.
Claudia Gerard, one of our fabulous faculty practice practitioners, had a top ten patient comment; “I cannot say enough great things about Claudia. I went through a miscarriage and Claudia was so compassionate when counseling me and my husband. As we’ve progressed through this new pregnancy, she has been so kind and thoughtful. She is incredible and I feel lucky to be working with her as well as the rest of the team!”
Barbara Wilson will be the keynote speaker this week at the Utah Women & Leadership Speaker & Dialogue Series titled “Women’s Health & Well-Being: Strengthen your capacity to influence and flourish.” This event is occurring November 6 th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Utah Valley University.
Someone grab a firehose – Kathy Sward is smokin’!
The Utah Trial Innovation Center (JM Dean, PI; U24TR001597) received a supplement to provide support for the NIH Helping End Addition Longterm (HEAL) initiative ( https://heal.nih.gov/). The purpose of this supplement is to support trials in the Pain Management Effectiveness Research Network (ERN) and 2 other opioid trials; one in the NIC/NCORPS network, and one in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) network. Kathy Sward is co-investigator for this supplement, overseeing informatics activities. The supplement is slightly more than $5.5million in year 1, with anticipated total over 4 years of slightly over $14.5million.