College Kudos - Week of November 2, 2020
Nov 2, 2020 9:00 AM
What happened this last week in the CON?
Assume a comfortable reading position; this edition of Monday Morning Kudos is packed with information about our amazing faculty and students!
Dr. Clare Kranz, Dr. Jennifer Macali, graduate research assistant Saifon Phengphoo, Education Librarian Nena Schvaneveldt, Technology Engagement Librarian Brandon Patterson, and Dr. Jia-Wen Guo authored a paper titled Game-based quality improvement teaching: using taters in nursing education that was accepted for publication in the Journal of Nursing Education.
Drs. Sara Hart, Kyle Turner, and Timothy Farrell published a paper titled An interprofessional community‐based complex care course grounded in social determinants of health in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Geriatrics Education and Innovation Corner. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16884
Drs. Christopher Stucky, Marla De Jong, and Jose Rodriguez published a paper in the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Journal titled A five-step evidence-based practice primer for perioperative RNs. https://doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13220
Honor of Induction:
During the Academy’s first virtual induction ceremony, Drs. Gwen Latendresse and Barbara Wilson were inducted as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing. Through a competitive, rigorous application process, a committee of elected Fellows review hundreds of applications and select new Fellows based on their contributions to advance the public’s health. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career in which their accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within the profession. For a limited time, you can watch the video of the virtual induction ceremony. Inductees from Utah are introduced at 2:45:45.
College of Nursing students were inducted into the Gamma Rho Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
- Kesli Ashjian
- Emily Bellendir
- Christa Bowen
- Jordan Crevelt
- Samantha Forvilly
- Nicole Heddens
- Rayne Hentges
- Theodore Jonathan (TJ) Hicks
- Janelle Jacobs
- Colene James
- Ingrid Jay
- Cassandra Jimenez
- Lauren Johnson
- Kylee Levine
- Kaitlyn McCall
- Sarah Mcisaac
- Wendy Odell
- Brooke Oswald
- Haley Padgett
- Susan Philbrick
- Thomas Pleines
- Genny Rowley
- Michael Savas
- Desirae Sizemore
- Bailey Smith
- Sarah Jane Steiner
- Carol Stern Stowell
- Danielle Thomas
- Keely Vandenberge
- Elizabeth Vikla
- Kurtis Willitis
Master of Science Students
- Alma Gil
- Robyn Haynes
- Cassidy Kotobalavu
- Allegra Robinson
- Anna Rodriguez
- Nicole Ward
- Saldi Yusuf
Doctor of Nursing Practice Students
- Tyler Dawn Cooper
- Catherine Hall
- John Sensiba
At its annual induction ceremony, the Gamma Rho Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing presented excellence awards to College of Nursing faculty.
- Excellence in Clinical Practice – Dr. Jessica Ellis
- Excellence in Research – Dr. Youjeong Kang
- Excellence in Education – Dr. Nanci McLeskey
- Excellence in Leadership – Dr. Connie Madden
- Excellence in Mentorship – Dr. Carolyn Scheese
The Women Tech Council awarded its Operational Excellence Award to Adjunct Assistant Professor Dr. Seraphine Kapsandoy-Jones. Dr. Kapsandoy-Jones teaches the Systems Analysis and Implementation course to Nursing Informatics students.
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists awarded a $10,000 grant to Drs. Nancy Allen and Ana Sanchez-Birkhead for a project titled Development of peer facilitator training modules in Spanish. They, along with key personnel Drs. Michelle Litchman and Eli Iacob, will obtain feedback from peer facilitators following an intervention that combines intermittently scanned continuous glucose monitoring with an online peer support community, and develop training modules for a future study.
At its annual induction ceremony, the Gamma Rho Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing presented research grants to College of Nursing PhD students.
- Sara Bybee: Posttraumatic growth among sexual and gender minority (SGM) and non-SGM couples coping with advanced cancer: a convergent mixed methods design. Chair: Dr. Lee Ellington
- Vanessa de Azevedo Kuse: The experiences of patients with diabetes using personal diabetes self-management technology in the hospital setting. Chair: Dr. Michelle Litchman
- Sarah Neller: Examining legacy of values completion among older adults: A mixed-methods study. Chair: Dr. Gail Towsley
- Ryoko Pentecost: Feasibility and acceptability of a telehealth intervention among women with perinatal depression/anxiety and substance use risk. Chair: Dr. Gwen Latendresse
- Shawna Sisler: Conceptualizing suicidal ideation in college students. Chair: Dr. Jia-Wen Guo
Two faculty members presented posters at the APHA (American Public Health Association) 2020 Virtual Meeting and Expo.
- Dr. Deanna Kepka, Huntsman Cancer Institute colleagues Alexandra Gee, Aisha Praag, Danielle Kaiser, Dr. Seungmin Kim, Dr. Esther Change, and University of Utah School of Medicine colleague Dr. Mia Hashibe presented HPV vaccine recommendations and challenges among rural providers in the mountain west.
- Alexandra Gee, Aisha Praag, Erin Fratto, Danielle Kaiser, Sydney Bowen, Amelia Self, and Dr. Deanna Kepka presented Barriers and linkages to care among people living with HIV in Utah.
- Dr. Sara Hart presented Interprofessional teaming using museums and galleries: preparing students for community-based complex care.
Dr. Nanci McLeskey, Dr. Jorie Butler, Catherine Witt, Jacqueline Telonidis, and Dr. Linda Edelman presented a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) Utah Geriatric Education Consortium poster titled Enhancing the long-term care workforce through a nurse residency program at the 2020 National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Virtual Leadership Conference.
Dr. Catherine Staes “traveled the world” on October 23, 2020. At the Congreso Argentino de Informática y Salud - CAIS 2020, she virtually presented The role of health informatics to support the reporting of COVID-19 cases – integrating laboratory, health organizations and public health entities, and shared her experience with electronic case reporting of COVID-19 within Utah and U Health. Then, she delivered a lecture titled Nursing informatics in the US and world for students and faculty at Universitas Indonesia.
In Other News:
For her Hospice News article titled Hospice social workers improve health care equity, justice, Holly Vossel interviewed and quoted Dr. Katherine Supiano. The article explains that hospice social workers can address social justice and health care equity, but often are limited by lack of funding, insufficient interdisciplinary research, and time constraints.
Dr. Deanna Kepka was appointed to the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health.
Dr. Djin Tay was an invited panelist for a symposium titled Intergenerational decision making: the role of family relationship in medical decision making that was presented at the Society for Medical Decision Making 42nd Annual North American Virtual Meeting. Co-panelists included Dr. Ellen Lipstein, MD, MPH from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Dr. Eve Wittenberg, PhD, MPP from Harvard University.
Everyday Exceptional Work Being Commended:
A patient praised Dr. Danica Loveridge, a Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner with BirthCare HealthCare clinical practice. “Danica was extremely kind, gentle, reassuring, and comforting. Her care felt trauma-informed in that she asked for consent, gave me options, and explained very clearly whenever she was about to do something.”
A patient appreciated Dr. Katie Ward, a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. “Katie is an incredible provider. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and shared information clearly. I have already recommended her to others.” Another patient wrote, “I have already recommended her to someone else.”
Kudos to all who have already voted or who will do so this week!