College Kudos - Week of July 6, 2020
Jul 6, 2020 9:00 AM
CON strolls . . . week 15:
Andrea Wallace, Brenda Luther, JIa-Wen Guo, Bob Wong, and PhD Student Shawna Sisler:
Wallace, A. D., Luther, B., Guo, J. W. . . Sislter, S., & Wong, B. (2020). Implementing a social determinants screening and referral infrastructure during routine emergency departments visits, Utah, 2017-2018. Preventing Chronic Disease, 17, p E45.
Marla De Jong:
Stucky, C. H., DeJong, M. J., Lower, A. W, & Mathews, B. (2020). COVID-19: Initial perioperative and perianesthesia nursing response in a military medical center. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses.
Schneider, C. E. Bristol, A., Ford, A., (…), Meier, M. R., & Brody, A. A. (2020). The impact of Aliviado Dementia Care – hospice edition training program on hospicae staff’s dementia symptom knowledge. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
Berg. C. A., Helgeson, V. S., Kelley, C. S., (…), Litchman, M. L., & Butner, J. E. (2020). Age differences in reactivity to daily general and type I diabetes stressors. Psychology and Aging.
Kang, Y., Mondesir, F., Young, D., Norris E., Hernandez, J., & Stehlik, J. (in print). Home Healthcare Nursing Visits for Ambulatory Patients With Heart Failure After Hospital Discharge: A Quality-Improvement Pilot Study. Home Healthcare Now
Julieanne Schiefelbein authored a text book chapter: Genetics: From Bench to Bedside. In Verklan MT, Walden M, Forest S (Eds). 2020. Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 6th Edition. St Louis: Elsevier.
In other news . . .
Thanks to the efforts of Susan Scott, APRN, FNP, PMHNP, the College of Nursing Faculty Practice has been awarded ONGOING funds of $488,100 from the State Legislature for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners to augment tele-mental health services throughout the state, particularly in underserved and rural areas. This is wonderful news and a great acknowledgement of our efforts to expand psychiatric mental health services throughout the state. This proposal specifically does the following:
- Create a telehealth consultation service staffed by College of Nursing PMHNP Faculty. Use existing telehealth technology and provide outreach to rural Utah communities who have existing counseling services, yet do not have adequate medication management or prescriber services.
- Provide Behavioral Health services, both counseling and medication management, at the South Main Clinic which provides care to the underserved and ethnically diverse populations residing in Salt Lake County, Utah. While not rural they are equally underserved in the mental health arena.
- Place students with faculty in both locations to effectively increase services to Utahans and provide students with an opportunity to learn how to provide services via telehealth and how to provide services to a population that lacks in multiple social determinants of health areas. The need for practicum spots is a limiting factor in the number of PMHNP students the CON is able to educate each year. This will help expand appropriate educational sites.
- Provide Graduate Assistant (GA) opportunities for 50% tuition reduction for three PMHNP students each semester who are enrolled in the PMHNP Doctoral educational program.
Recent PhD Graduate Dr. Vicky Tiase was recently featured /spotlighted in a national release from Jonas Philanthropies for her impact as a Nurse Scholar. In the Jonas Philanthropies E News June 2020 newsletter, Dr. Tiase states: “Nurses are in need of data and information more than ever to care for our patients and each other. At the same time, technology innovations such a telehealth are rapidly transforming the delivery of care. However, it is unclear if telehealth services are reaching all patients that need it. By expanding on the work of my Jonas Scholar project, I am studying the telehealth experiences of chronic care patient with limited English proficiency I believe this work has the potential to identify best practices for using interpreters with telehealth and uncover the remote access needs of diverse patient populations.”
BirthCare Health Care midwives ended the fiscal year in high fashion: 7 births in 14 hours on June 30! Congratulations!
Dr. Ana Sanchez-Birkhead has been names as the Co-Director in the Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), Community Collaboration and Engagement Team (CCET) effective immediately. In this prestigious position Ana will assume responsibility for the following:
- Hire, train supervise, guide and mentor the CCET program manager and staff
- Write grant proposals and carryout funded projects, both CCET projects and collaborations with other faculty
- Participate in the Community Faces of Utah Collaborate and its projects
- Teach community engagement courses and workshops
- Mentor other faculty including junior faculty in engagement methods
- Disseminate the outcomes of the CCETs and its partners’ work through manuscripts, abstracts, posters, presentations, guidebooks, and training materials
- Participate in the CCTS Leadership Team and on local, regional, and national level community engagement committees
- Design and carry out research and evaluation studies related to the CCET’s work
- Oversee the CCET budget and finances
Final shout out to Dr. Sara Hart, Director of the Student and Community Engagement Program (SACE) at the College of Nursing:
Under her leadership, we have had 58 projects, grants, publications, and media exposures involving undergraduate student researchers since 2018 from the College of Nursing!
Hope this finds everyone well and safe