College Kudos - Week of May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020 10:00 AM
CON strolls . . . . week eight This week we’re strolling to a delivery room, where Pamela Barrientos, project coordinator for Dr. Caroline Stephens research, gave birth to a beautiful baby body named Julio. The family is doing great. Congratulations Pamela!
Don’t forget - send your photos to Clare Kranz @ Clare.Kranz@nurs.utah.edu by Thursday afternoon.
Another great week for the College of Nursing
Dr. Kara Dassel was interviewed by Scot Singpiel from SCOPE radio at the University of Utah about her Team’s LEAD Guide – planning for end-of-life care for persons with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Please check out the link below: Scot Singpiel (May, 13, 2020). Planning for end-of-life care for persons with dementia and Alzheimer’s. THE SCOPE, University of Utah. https://healthcare.utah.edu/the-scope/shows.php?shows=0_ey7dhxsv
Dr. Taylor-Swanson was interviewed in a podcast titled Tracing the Wind- Designing and Implementing a Study on the Treatment of Symptoms from Possible Covid19 with Chinese Herbal Medicine Drs. Lisa Taylor-Swanson and Lisa Conboy are Multi-PIs on this study. To their knowledge, it is the first-ever prospective, longitudinal, descriptive cohort study of Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) in the United States for any condition. CHM is individually-tailored, and, as such, is inherently complex in its delivery and is not amenable to the traditional RCT format. This cohort study will provide first-ever data and the authors are writing a grant to DOD to subsequently fund and launch a cohort comparison trial.
Would-have-been podium presentation:
Dr. Carolyn Stephens, American Geriatrics Society Scientific meeting in Long Beach, CA
Stephens, C., David, D., Flint, L., Allison, T., Halifax, E., Barrientos, P., Lee, S., Ritchie, C. (2020). Improving Palliative Care Access Through Technology (ImPAcTT) in Nursing Homes: Preliminary Pilot Study Findings.
Dr. Marla DeJong:
Stucky CH, De Jong MJ, Lowe AW, Mathews B. COVID-19: initial perioperative and perianesthesia nursing response in a military medical center. J Perianesth Nurs. Published online May 12, 2020. https://www.jopan.org/action/showPdf?pii=S1089-9472%2820%2930144-1.
Dr. Andrea Wallace:
Ready to go home? Assessment of shared mental models of the patient and discharging team regarding readiness for hospital discharge
Kirstin A. Manges, Andrea Wallace, Patricia S. Groves, Marilyn M. Schapira, & Robert E. Burke. Journal of Hospital Medicine (in press)
Dr. Caroline Stephens:
- Farrell, T.W., Ferrante, L.E., Francis, L., Brown, T., Widera, E., Rhodes, R., Rosen, T., Hwang, U., Witt, L.J., Thothala, N., Liu, S.W., Vitale, C.A., Braun, U.K., Stephens, C., Saliba, D. AGS Position Statement: Resource Allocation Strategies and Age-Related Considerations in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jgs.16537
- Farrell, T.W., Francis, L., Brown, T., Ferrante, L.E., Widera, E., Rhodes, R., Rosen, T., Hwang, U., Witt, L.J., Thothala, N., Liu, S.W., Vitale, C.A., Braun, U.K., Stephens, C., Saliba, D. Rationing Limited Health Care Resources in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond: Ethical Considerations Regarding Older Adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jgs.16539
Dr. Connie Madden:
Jared W. Henricksen, Deirdre Caplin, Joni Hemond, Kyle M. Turner & Connie Madden (2020): The complete clinician model, Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, DOI: 10.1080/08998280.2020.1763137
NEWS FROM THE Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center (EEJNRC):
- Dr. Linda Edelman received a $90,625 COVID-19 Telehealth supplement from HRSA on her Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) grant and also a $78,571 COVID-19 Telehealth supplement from HRSA on her Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) grant.
- Hui Li, Biostatistician in the Research Center, was just notified that she was named MSTAT student of the year from the University of Utah’s Master of Statistics program, during the recent commencement program.
- PhD student Shawna Mitchell Sisler was funded by the Huntsman Cancer Institute for $75,000, Patient populations with unmet social needs and those with mental health conditions may be disproportionately affected by COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2. With community spread as a primary concern, traditional psychiatric treatment delivery remains necessarily limited, prompting unprecedented questions regarding patient surveillance and management, as well as how economic factors may influence health outcomes. The proposed longitudinal study follows a cohort of families from a community mental health setting, tracking their psychiatric functioning and socioeconomic status over the course of the novel coronavirus pandemic, with the goal to describe how health outcomes and social determinants of mental health may correlate in times of crisis.
University of Utah Academic Senate Appointments:
Dr. Ann Butt has been elected to the Senate Consolidated Hearing Committee with a term of membership for 6 years beginning June 16, 2020. Congratulations, Ann!
Dr. Kimberly Garcia has been elected to serve on the Senate Advisory Committee on Diversity with a term of membership for 3 years beginning August 1, 2020. Congratulations, Kimberly!