College Kudos - Week of September 14, 2020
Sep 14, 2020 9:00 AM
What happened this last week in the CON?
Ewen H, Nizkad-Terhune K, Dassel K. Exploring beliefs about aging and faith: development of the Judeo-Christian Religious Beliefs and Aging Scale. Behav Sci. In press.
Dr. Michelle Litchman has been busy with diabetes research…
McDowell ME, Litchman ML, Guo J. The transition experiences of adolescents with type 1 diabetes from pediatric to adult care providers. Child Care Health Dev; accepted.
Litchman ML, Ryan D, Yehl K, Rinker J, Burke SD. Developing the 2020 diabetes care & education specialist competencies: a modified Delphi study. Diabetes Educ. 2020;46(4):378-383. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145721720936607.
Ryan D, Burke SD, Litchman, ML, Bronich-Hall L, Kolb L, Rinker J, Yehl, K. Competencies for diabetes care and education specialists.Diabetes Educ. 2020;46(4):384-397. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145721720931092.
Litchman ML, Walker HR, FitzGerald C, Gomez Hoyos M, Lewis DM, Gee PM. Patient-driven diabetes technologies: sentiment and personas of the #WeAreNotWaiting and #OpenAPS movements. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1177/1932296820932928.
Berg CA, Helgeson VS, Tracy EL, Litchman ML, Butner J. Age differences in reactivity to daily general and type 1 diabetes stressors.Psychol Aging. 2020; epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1037/pag0000519.
Did I mention Dr. Michelle Litchman was busy with diabetes research?
The NIH National Institute of Nursing Research awarded a $385,600 grant to Drs. Michelle Litchman and Tamara Oser, along with Co-Is Drs. Gwen Latendresse and Eli Iacob, for their project titled, Adapting and assessing the feasibility of a diabetes self-management education and support telehealth intervention for rural populations to reduce disparities in diabetes care. During this 24-month project, the team’s overarching goal is to increase access, via telehealth, to interdisciplinary diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) for patients who live in rural communities. The team will adapt, implement, and refine this time-efficient DSMES program, that encourages care partner and peer support, to improve hemoglobin A1C levels and diabetes self-management, thereby reducing health disparities in diabetes care for patients who live in rural communities.
In Other News…
Dr. Kathie Supiano spoke about compassion and creating community at the American Foundation on Suicide Prevention World Suicide Prevention Day virtual candlelight vigil.
Dr. Kathie Supiano spoke about creating a compassionate and effective approach to caring for persons bereaved by suicide loss at the Faith in Action 2020 Virtual Suicide Prevention Summit for Faith Leaders. This summit provided leaders of faith communities throughout Utah with an important opportunity to learn skills to help prevent suicide and to effectively help those who need love and support.
BirthCare HealthCare patients are spreading the word about this wonderful team and the work they do. Here are a few of this week’s mentions:
- Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Jocelyn Yale – “I'm already recommending this center/care provider to other people.”
- Associate Dean of Faculty Practice, Dr. Leissa Roberts – “Hands down the experience I have had with the woman here has definitely been 1000000x better than when I was with my previous prenatal care.”
- Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Erin Cole and her Midwife student were fantastic!
Kudos to all who aided faculty, staff, students, family, friends, and neighbors following last week’s powerful downslope wind storm. Thankfully, the weather forecast indicates a pleasant week ahead.