Tonda Hughes, PhD, Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing, co-authored “Alcohol Expectancies, Heavy Drinking, and Indicators of Alcohol Use Disorders in a Community-Based Sample of Lesbian and Bisexual Women,” published in LGBT Health. She was also among the authors of “Health Service Use by Same-Sex Attracted Australian Women for Alcohol and Mental Health Issues: A Cross-Sectional Study,” published in BJGP Open; “Tobacco Use and Sexual Orientation in a National Cross-Sectional Study: Age, Race/Ethnicity, and Sexual Identity-Attraction Differences,” published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine; and “Validation of the Korean Parental Depression Literacy Scale,” published in International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.
Tonda Hughes, PhD, Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing; Kasey Jackman ’05 ’10 ’17, PhD, postdoctoral research scientist; Cindy Veldhuis, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow; Jeremy Kidd, PhD, postdoctoral clinical fellow, CUIMC; and Margaret Wolff, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, CUIMC, were authors of “Risks and Consequences of Sexual Minority Youth Substance Use: A Scoping Review,” and “Risk and Protective Factors for Substance Use Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth: A Scoping Review,” published in Current Addiction Reports.
Tonda Hughes, PhD, Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing, and Cindy Veldhuis, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, were among the authors of “Comparing Substance Use and Mental Health Outcomes Among Sexual Minority and Heterosexual Women in Probability and Non-Probability Samples,” published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
Maichou Lor, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, was among the authors of “Postdoctoral Opportunities for Nursing PhD Graduates: A Resource Guide,” published in Western Journal of Nursing Research.
Allison Norful ‘16, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, Krystyna de Jacq, ’07 ’09 ‘18, and Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, assistant professor, were among the authors of “Nurse Practitioner–Physician Comanagement: A Theoretical Model to Alleviate Primary Care Strain,” published in Annals of Family Medicine.
Sabrina Opiola McCauley ’02 ‘10, DNP, assistant professor, co-authored “Mucormycosis: Early Identification of a Deadly Fungus,” published in Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, and “Management of Pediatric Febrile Seizures,” published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
Jingjing Shang, PhD, assistant professor; Elaine Larson, PhD, Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research; and Victoria Adams, PhD student, were among the authors of “Factors for Compliance with Infection Control Practices in Home Healthcare: Findings from a Survey of Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Infection Control,” published in American Journal of Infection Control.
Jingjing Shang, PhD, assistant professor; Elaine Larson, PhD, Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research; and Patricia Stone, PhD, Centennial Professor of Health Policy and director, Center for Health Policy, were among the authors of “A Research Agenda for Infection Prevention in Home Healthcare,” published in American Journal of Infection Control.
Awards and Honors
Cilgy Abraham, PhD student, has been named a Summer 2018 Margaret E. Mahoney Fellow (New York Academy of Medicine).
Suzanne Bakken, PhD, Alumni Professor and director, Center for Evidence-Based Practice in the Underserved, was appointed the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Bakken is the first non-MD to serve as editor of the journal. Read more.
Charlotte Cabello ’78 ’06 was welcomed into the International Nurses Association with her upcoming listing in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.
Sharron Close ’01 ’03 ’11 was named the recipient of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2018 Health Care Heroes Award in the nursing category.
Karen Desjardins ’98 ’05, associate professor and assistant dean for academic affairs, received the Adam Solomon Award from the Tanenbaum Center, a nonprofit focused on combating religious prejudice, for exemplifying leadership, strategic vision, and creativity.
Kasey Jackman ’05 ’10 ’17, PhD, postdoctoral research scientist, received the Dissertation Excellence Award from the Columbia University School of Nursing.
Jacqueline Merrill ’98 ’06, PhD, professor, was invited to be a member of the Health Services Research Information Advisory Committee (HSRIAC) at AcademyHealth, June 2018‒September 2022. AcademyHealth convenes HSRIAC to advise the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology on development of new information, products, and services related to health-services research.
Jordana Morgenstern ’02 was jointly honored with her husband by Young Israel of Scarsdale for 18 years of community service.
Andrew Phillips ’08 ‘12, PhD, assistant professor, was appointed faculty nurse scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital by the hospital’s Institute for Patient Care, Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research.
Martha Cohn Romney ’81 received the Faculty Achievement Award at Jefferson College of Population Health.
Ruth Wittman-Price ’83, dean of the Francis Marion University School of Health Sciences, was named FMU’s J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor for 2018‒2019.
Jingjing Shang, PhD, assistant professor, and Patricia Stone, PhD, Centennial Professor of Health Policy and director, Center for Health Policy, received the Home Health Agencies in the Changing Policy Environment Award from the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation.
Carolyn Sun ‘15, PhD, associate research scientist, was awarded with the Columbia Nursing Global Development Fund for the research pilot grant titled “Writing to Improve Nursing Science in Malawi (WINS Malawi).” The purpose of the Fund is to support the growth of the Columbia Nursing’s global scholarly and/or research capacity and contributions.
Cindy Veldhuis, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, received the Early Career Psychologist Research Award from the American Psychological Association. The accolade is given annually to one early-career psychologist who demonstrates academic rigor and a commitment to LGBTQ research.
Adriana Arcia, PhD, assistant professor, and Samantha Stonbraker, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, presented “Tailored Information Visualizations: A Systematic Method for Identifying Data Attributes Pertinent to Effective Designs” at NI 2018: International Conference on Nursing Informatics, held in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Jean-Marie Bruzzese, PhD, associate professor, and Maureen George, PhD, associate professor, presented “The Preliminary Impact of a Web-Based Intervention for Adolescents with Uncontrolled Asthma: Results from a Randomized Pilot Trial” at the Annual International Meeting of the American Thoracic Society, in San Diego, California.
Jean-Marie Bruzzese, PhD, associate professor; Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, assistant professor; and Emilie Bruzelius, student, Mailman, presented “Individual and Neighborhood Factors Associated with Undiagnosed Asthma in a Large Cohort of Urban Adolescents” at the Annual International Meeting of the American Thoracic Society, in San Diego, California.
Kellie Bryant, DNP, assistant professor, and Eileen Thomas, EdD, assistant professor, presented “Best Practices in Designing and Implementing a New Simulation Program” at the National League for Nursing (NLN) Boise State University Simulation Conference, in Boise, Idaho.
Amanda Hessels, PhD, associate research scientist, presented “Missed Opportunities with Standard Precautions” at the Infusion Nurses Society 2018 Annual Conference, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Kathleen Hickey, EdD, professor, presented “Cardiovascular Precision Research (CPR) in Nursing” at the World Congress on Nursing and Healthcare, held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hickey also presented “Changes in the Clinical Characteristics of LVAD Patients” at the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) 64th Annual Conference, in Washington, D.C.
Tonda Hughes, PhD, Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing, presented “From Gay Bars to Marriage Equality: The Evolution of Research on Sexual Minority Women’s Drinking” at the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Workshop on Sexual and Gender Minority Research, in Rockville, Maryland. Hughes also presented “Building a Research Career in Sexual and Gender Minority Health” at the National Institutes of Health, Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office, Regional Workshop on Advancing Research with SGM Population Groups, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Tonda Hughes, PhD, Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing, and Cindy Veldhuis, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, presented “Trends in Research on Health and Well-Being Among Sexual Minority Women in Low and Middle Income Countries” at the Consortium for Universities on Global Health (CUGH), in New York, New York.
Rita Marie John ‘05, DNP, associate professor, presented “What’s New in Pediatrics 2018” at New York Hospital’s Grand Rounds, in Flushing, New York, and “Pediatric Labs: Diagnostic Dilemmas” at the 2018 National NAPNAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners) Conference, in Chicago, Illinois. John also presented the keynote address, “Case Studies in Hematology,” at the Michigan NAPNAP Spring Conference, in Detroit, Michigan.
Cindy Veldhuis, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, presented “Relationships and Hazardous Drinking Among Sexual Minority Women: An Intersectional Approach” at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Workshop to Assess the State of Research on Alcohol Use and Related Problems Among Sexual and Gender Minority Populations, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Briefs and Other News
Rear Admiral Tina Alvarado ’81 was featured in a panel discussion on how to navigate the workplace in this year’s She Opened the Door: Columbia University Women’s Conference, hosted by the Columbia Alumni Association. Listen to a recording.
Sharron Close ’01 ’03 ’11 started a clinic for patients with X and Y chromosome variations.
Patricia Loftman ’82 was featured in a ProPublica video on “How More Midwives May Mean Healthier Mothers.”
Allison Norful ‘16, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, and Jasmine Travers ’16, PhD, are founding chairs of the Eastern Nursing Research Society’s Health Services Research Interest Group.