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RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Sep 10, 2019

Sward Named Presidential Scholar

Professor Kathy Sward has been named Presidential Scholars, an award that honors extraordinary research and academic efforts of early to mid-career faculty. The scholars are picked annually and receive funding for three years.... Read More

Associate Dean for Research Mollie Cummins Selected One of 12 Chairs
RECOGNITION
Aug 01, 2019

Cummins Named 2019 Huntsman Presidential Chair

The University of Utah and the Huntsman Foundation have announced six additional presidential faculty chairs. The Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs provide sweeping support to academic researchers, educators, and clinicians spanning a wide array of fields. The chairs, gifted by the Huntsman Foundation to the university were initially announced in October 2017, and provide support for a broad array of health academic research, education and clinical care. The first round of six presidential chairs were named in July 2018.... Read More

Data-Driven Nurse Devoted to Streamlining Patients' Medical Records
RECOGNITION
Oct 19, 2018

Nursing Informaticist Susan Matney Selected 2018 Distinguished Alum

Twenty years after graduating from the College of Nursing with a master’s of science in nursing informatics, Susan Matney, PhD, RN, Senior Medical Informaticist at Intermountain Healthcare, has emerged as an undisputed national leader in the effort to standardize electronic health records with clinical terminologies and information models.... Read More

Using Social Media as a Research Tool
RESEARCH
Sep 10, 2018

Tracking Twitter to Better Understand Diabetes Management

The diabetes online community is leading grassroots efforts focused on accelerating the development, access and adoption of diabetes-related tools to manage the disease. Assistant Professor Michelle Litchman's research team examined the community’s online Twitter conversation to understand their thoughts concerning open source artificial pancreas (OpenAPS) technology. The results of this study are available online in the Sept. 10 issue of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology.... Read More

$1.8M Grant Will Advance Caregiver Research
RESEARCH
Mar 21, 2018

NINR Renews College's Research Training Grant

Distinguished Professor Kathi Mooney’s and Professor Lee Ellington’s Interdisciplinary Training Grant in Cancer, Caregiving, and End-of-Life Care (T32) was renewed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for another five years in March. Ellington and Mooney’s team will receive $1.78 million to focus on training doctoral students while conducting research into caregiver communication and health impacts. ... Read More

Guidance for Working With Baby Boomers and Gen Xers
RESEARCH
Feb 01, 2018

Bridging the Generation Gap

Just as patients have generational differences, so do healthcare providers. Associate Professors Linda Edelman and Barbara Wilson, along with Adjunct Professor Scott Christensen offer some guidance in their latest publication in the Journal of Nursing Management.... Read More

Smart Phone App Keeps Meds on Track
RESEARCH
Jan 30, 2018

App Helps Young Cancer Patients Remember to Take Medication

The 12-week-long study concluded most of young adults were willing to use a commercially available medication reminder app on their smartphones and found it helpful. The researchers believe electronic tools like smartphones may be part of a strategy to help patients in this age group take medication as prescribed, potentially improving cancer survival and quality of life.... Read More

How many childhood cancer survivors are vaccinated?
RESEARCH
Jan 11, 2018

Reducing Cancer Risk

Using a $152,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute, Assistant Professors Deanna Kepka and Anne Kirchhoff are studying the rate of HPV vaccination among childhood cancer survivors.... Read More

Wellness Coaching Through Technology
RESEARCH
Jan 10, 2018

Diabetes App Encourages Activity

A research team led by College of Nursing Assistant Professor Nancy Allen has developed an online interactive app to help motivate patients to be more physically active to manage their disease. The results are published in the January 9 issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.... Read More

Technology Eases Postpartum Depression for Rural Moms
RESEARCH
Jan 08, 2018

Group Therapy Through Telehealth

The Utah Department of Health has awarded College of Nursing Associate Professor Gwen Latendresse $298,000 for the second phase of her rural telehealth group therapy program for new moms.... Read More

Litchman Receives $30,000 Grant
RESEARCH
May 23, 2017

Peer Intervention in Diabetes

Dr. Michelle Litchman received $30,000 from the University of Utah Diabetes and Metabolism Center for her project titled, Improving Clinical, Behavioral and Psychosocial Type 1 Diabetes Outcomes with an Online Peer Health Intervention: A Pilot Study.... Read More

Simonsen receives $8,000 from March of Dimes Foundation
RESEARCH
May 11, 2017

One Key Question Research

Dr. Sara Simonsen received $8,000 from the March of Dimes Foundation for her project, One Key Question for Utah Women. ... Read More

Pepper Recognized for Life of Research, Mentoring
RESEARCH
May 08, 2017

WIN 2017 Emeritus

Dr. Ginny Pepper, retired Associate Dean of Research, was recognized at the 2017 WIN conference for her lifetime of research and mentoring of future nurse scientists.... Read More

Helping kids with cancer explain how they feel
RESEARCH
Mar 16, 2017

Q&A with Lauri Linder

After 20 years of experience as a pediatric oncology nurse, Assistant Professor Lauri Linder has focused her research on helping adolescents undergoing cancer treatment track their medications, explain their symptoms and boost their overall wellness.... Read More

What is the Fakebetes Challenge?
RESEARCH
Mar 15, 2017

Q&A with Michelle Litchman

Assistant Professor Michelle Litchman uses social media to engage with diabetes patients and help them manage their disease. Learn more about what inspires her research in this Q&A.... Read More

Complicated Grief
RESEARCH
Feb 15, 2017

Complicated Grief

Dr. Katherine Supiano received a $149,999 International Research Grant from the Alzheimer’s Association for her three-year study entitled “Group Therapy for Dementia Caregivers At Risk for Complicated Grief”. Dr. Supiano in conjunction with faculty members, Dr. Marilyn Luptak and Dr. Troy Andersen from the College of Social Work.... Read More

Optimizing Care for Expectant Moms
RESEARCH
Dec 15, 2016

Optimizing Care for Expectant Moms

Almost 20 years ago, a groundbreaking study of acute care nursing units found that the number of patients a nurse was responsible for directly affected that patient’s chance of complications, influencing the way hospitals units are staffed. Now, the University of Utah College of Nursing’s Barbara Wilson, PhD, RNC-OB is working to understand how these ratios impact care in labor and delivery units.... Read More