College Kudos - Week of June 8, 2020
Jun 8, 2020 9:00 AM
CON strolls . . . . week eleven! Don’t forget - send your photos to Clare Kranz @ Clare.Kranz@nurs.utah.edu by Thursday afternoon.
What happened this week in the College of Nursing?
Christina Elmore and Jessica Ellis
Elmore, C., McBroom, K., & Ellis, J. (2020). Digital and manual rotation of the persistent occiput posterior. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jmwh.13118
Clifton, J., Hansen, M. (2020). Vaping 101: E-Cigarettes and Juveniles. Correct Care, 34(2), pg. 16-18.
(Correct Care is the “official voice” of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care).
- American Society Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, virtual meeting, May 29-31, 2020. Title of presentation: The Oncology Hospital at Home: Health Care Utilization Outcomes from the Huntsman at Home Trial
- 2020 NIH Pain Consortium Symposium on Advances in Pain Research Technologies for Improved Understanding of Pain, a virtual meeting June 3, 2020. Title of presentation: Automated systems to capture patient and caregiver reported symptoms
What a great time to highlight our teaching excellence, especially during the spring semester where many courses were suddenly flipped to an online format. While there would not be enough room to highlight all of the excellent students comments on our teaching faculty, here are this week’s highlights:
“Denise is a kind, warm-hearted clinician and brings humanity to the field of nursing. I loved her dedication to providing knowledge and personal experiences to enhance our learning.”
“Denise is an amazing instructor. I love her anecdotes and funny asides and earthy nature. She also contributed to me discovering how much I actually enjoy learning about maternity despite having had no interest in the subject before this class. I wish we had all had more time together.”
“Denise has a great way of lecturing. She has a good energy about her and the way she presents the material is helpful for first time learners to understand quickly and remember.”
“Cheryl is a true gem. Really, she is. She deserves a medal, raise, and whatever other good things you can give her. She genuinely cares about each of her students. She goes above and beyond to personally do things to help us, even on her own time. One of those people you feel you’ve known your whole life. As a maternal newborn and capstone instructor, she’s all-around great. I will forever remember her as an excellent mentor and example.”
“Cheryl, you are amazing! Thank you for everything this semester. Thank you for learning our names. I thought that was such a nice touch and made me feel like I was more than just a number in your class. Your studies and your lectures were so helpful in reaching my goals in this class. Thank you.”
“Cheryl helped everyone feel comfortable and answered all questions without making anyone feel less intelligent due to their question. - Cheryl has so much knowledge and experience that were especially helpful in answering questions and providing valuable examples.”
“John was seriously one of the best professors I have ever had. He cares that everyone has the best experience and wants everyone to succeed. I learned so much from him every post conference I had with him and it has helped me not only become a better nurse but a better person. Honestly I have nothing bad to say about him and he made my experience this semester with all of the craziness so great. Thank you John for providing us the very best experience we could ask for.”
“I really appreciate the time John took to walk us through the next steps when switching to distance-learning. He made the switch a lot less stressful by keeping us updated frequently. I feel lucky to get to work with John, as he is clearly very knowledgeable and cares a lot about his work.”
“Dr. Ward really challenges your learning and is incredibly devoted to quality healthcare for women. She’s an incredible instructor and one of the smartest people I know. I want to practice like her when I "grow up"
“Dr. Supiano is one of the best instructors I’ve ever had. She is extremely responsive to student questions and feedback. She also obviously spends a lot of time grading and providing excellent feedback, on our assignments, which is much appreciated. She grated quickly, and alerted students to any changes occurring in the class due to COVID 10. She obviously cares about her students and in return, we / I LOVE her!”
In other news:
As a ‘graduate of the Vice Presidents Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program, Michelle was recently highlighted for her VPCAT Victory. “Dr. Litchman is no stranger to the spotlight. Over the last few years, she has raised awareness across the state and the nation about the plight of patients with Diabetes who have to choose between paying the cost of their insulin or paying their mortgage, rent, and buying food or other necessities. She played an integral role in the passage of recent legislation in Utah capping the cost of insulin. Now she's back making national news on CNN talking about how Diabetes patients are using an "underground exchange" to get critical insulin and other medical supplies required to treat their condition. Dr. Litchman is a dedicated advocate for her patients! Outstanding work!”
Is there a star in the house?
Janzell was recently highlighted for her efforts in Advancement. The Senior Executive Director of Advancement, Kellie Esters noted this:
“I wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much you are appreciated! You continue to impress me more and more every day. You have been so engaged in our strategic planning process, have volunteered to help develop strategies and tactics offline, and provide valuable feedback during our discussions. You are so insightful, relish thinking outside of the box and offer creative solutions to our work. I really enjoy working with you and want you to know how important you and your contributions are to our team. The College of Nursing is incredibly fortunate to have such fabulous talent. Thank you for serving as a leader and an example for others. Please know you are deeply valued and you truly are a rising star!”
Finally, drum roll please:
I am delighted to announce the following tenure promotions:
- Dr Jia-Wen Guo has been granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor
- Dr. Nancy Allen has been granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor
- Dr. Andrea Wallace has been granted tenure at the rank of Associate Professor
- Dr. Kathi Sward has been promoted to full Professor