College Kudos - Week of September 7, 2020
Sep 7, 2020 9:00 AM
This past week we honored Dr. Barbara Wilson’s service to the College of Nursing as Interim Dean!
What happened this last week in the CON?
Did you know? September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Several College of Nursing faculty and post-doctoral fellows knew and presented virtually at the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) annual conference.
General Session – Dr. Lauri Linder and former post-doctoral fellow Dr. Amy Newman co-presented.
- Newman AR, Linder L, Hinds P, Challinor J. (2020). Pediatric oncology nursing research: transforming practice through science together. General Keynote Session and inaugural Nursing State of the Science presentation.
Podium Presentations – Dr. Sharifa Al-Qaaydeh presented some of her dissertation work. Post-doctoral fellow Dr. Katherine Bernier-Carney presented analyses that she and pre-doctoral student Se-Hee Jung completed using some of Dr. Lauri Linder’s K23 study data.
- AlQaaydeh S, Sward K, Linder L. (2020). Perceived usefulness and user satisfaction of electronic and paper-and-pencil symptom tracking diaries for young children with cancer: parent perspectives.
- Bernier-Carney K, Jung S-H, Linder L. (2020).Examining self-reported pain of school-age children undergoing treatment for cancer using a game-based app.
Poster presentations – Dr. Lauri Linder along with two project teams at Primary Children’s Hospital:
- Judd S, Fritz-Maxcey N, Linder L. (2020). Using the kata improvement process to decrease barcode overrides during medication administration.
- John S, Judd S, Thomsen W, Linder, L. (2020). Interdisciplinary project to implement family-centered rounding on a pediatric hematology/oncology/BMT unit.
In addition to Dr. Sheila Deyette’s presentation, mentioned last week, two faculty members showcased their work at the Generations 2020 Conference.
- Dr. ElLois Bailey presented about important macro and micronutrients that affect mental health, interventions for nutritional insufficiencies, and strategies to help patients implement behavioral and structural changes to support whole health in a session titled Microbiomes, Nutrition, Mental Health & the Whole Person.
- During her post-conference workshop, Dr. Kathie Supiano presented Psychotherapy for those Grieving Death by Overdose, speaking about the sequela of overdose grief, risks for complicated grief through the framework of ambiguous loss and disenfranchised grief, and the Grief Support Model Intervention. She also presented a breakout session titled Healthy Approaches to Death and Dying, explaining how to assess and identify those grieving overdose deaths who need professional support.
Quite busy, Dr. Kathie Supiano also presented A National Strategy for Grief: COVID-19 and Beyond at the State Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Social Workers, and presented Coping With Stress in the Pandemic at a Utah Health Care Association meeting.
The NIH National Institute on Aging awarded an $810,000, five-year grant to Dr. Lee Ellington. With this K07 funding, Lee and her team will build the Research Collaborative for Family Caregivers of Older Adults at the University of Utah and University of Utah Health Sciences, which ultimately will support the health and well-being of family caregivers who care for older adults. The Collaborative is designed to transcend traditional academic boundaries, using a bridging infrastructure to harness, connect, and amplify existing strengths of five campus entities – Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Center on Aging, Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity in Cancer, Consortium for Families and Health Research, and the College of Nursing (5Cs).
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists awarded $100,000 to Dr. Michelle Litchman to support a mentored post-doctoral fellowship in integrated diabetes management. Drs. Litchman and Nancy Allen will mentor post-doctoral fellow, Julia Blanchette, PhD, RN, DCES. Dr. Blanchette will conduct a research project that will guide the development of an online financial toolkit intervention for emerging adults with Type 1 Diabetes.
Dr. Jia-Wen Guo and Dr. Kristin Cloyes along with PhD students Sarah Wawrzynski and Christina Radloff wrote a paper titled Mining Twitter to explore the emergence of COVID-19 symptoms that was accepted for publication in Public Health Nursing.
Kara Dassel, Rand Rupper, Kathie Supiano, Troy Andersen, Jorie Butler, Jacqueline Telonidis, and Linda Edelman, members of the Utah Geriatric Education Consortium, wrote a paper titled Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program: educational outcomes of community-based dementia caregiver conferences that was accepted for publication in Educational Gerontology.
Shout out to Shelley Gabriel, Program Manager for the Nursing Workforce Diversity Partnering for Success of Diverse Students project. Shelley received the 2020 Health Academics District Staff Excellence Award!
In Other News…
BirthCare HealthCare patients praised two Certified Nurse-Midwives.
- Christina Elmore “went above and beyond to care for my needs and address my concerns. She is both brilliant and kind, a rare combination indeed.”
- Dr. Danica Loveridge “is fabulous! showed so much care and concern. was very thorough! would absolutely recommend her!”
Kara Dassel applied for and was accepted to serve on the University of Utah Institutional Review Board.
Marilynn Larkin interviewed Dr. Linda Edelman and Dr. Timothy Farrell for an article titled Disaster preparedness: A new vision for engaging elders as change agents and leaders that she published in the July/August 2020 issue of The Journal on Active Aging.