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Publications, Presentations, and Other News November/December 2017

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Grants:

Suzanne Bakken, PhD, professor and director, Center for Evidence-based Practice in the Underserved, and Kathleen Hickey, EdD, professor, are the principal investigators of a supplemental award to their National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)-funded P30 Center Grant, “Precision in Symptom Self-Management (PriSSM).” The goal of this one-year, $100,000 Administrative Supplement for Research on Sex/Gender Influences is to expand the infrastructure and scope of PriSSM Aims 1 and 2 by analyzing and integrating existing samples and data sets to enable symptom self-management feasibility research that considers sex/gender as a biological variable.

 

Rebecca Schnall, PhD, Mary Dickey Lindsay Assistant Professor of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, is principal investigator of a research supplement to promote diversity in health-related research awarded to her National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)-funded cooperative agreement, “A Pragmatic Clinical Trial of MyPEEPS Mobile to Improve HIV Prevention Behaviors in Diverse Adolescent MSM.” This one-year, $80,000 supplement supports the work of University of Washington social work PhD student, Matthew Ignacio, an American Indian and tribal member of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Ignacio will serve as a graduate research assistant on this project and build on his research interest of understanding how indigenous cultural protective factors facilitate positive behavior changes among American Indian young MSM.

 

Arlene Smaldone, PhD, professor and assistant dean of scholarship and research, is co-principal investigator of a new R01 grant funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health titled, “Hydroxyurea Adherence for Personal Best in Sickle Cell Treatment: HABIT.” She leads this project with co-principal investigator Nancy Green, MD, professor of pediatrics, CUMC. The overall goal of this five-site, four-year, $2.9 million randomized control trial is to reduce barriers to hydroxyurea use in youth ages 10–18 with sickle cell disease (SCD) and improve adherence through creative of a daily medication habit. Columbia Nursing collaborators include Jean-Marie Bruzzese, PhD, associate professor, and Haomiao Jia, PhD, associate professor.

 

Publications:

 

Janice Bistritz, DNP, instructor, was author of “Pallor and Swelling in Athlete’s Upper Arm,” published in Contemporary Pediatrics.

 

Walter Bockting, PhD, professor and co-director, LGBT Health Initiative, Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health, Sigrid Gabler, PhD, instructor, and Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, associate professor and director, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, were among the authors of “Development of an Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Model for Older LGBT Adults,” published in LGBT Health.

 

Kellie Bryant, DNP, assistant professor and executive director of the Simulation Center, authored two book chapters titled, “Medication Administration” and “Diabetes Management: Nurse Practitioners,” in Simulation Scenario for Nursing Educators, Third Edition: Making It Real.

 

Maureen George, PhD, associate professor, was among authors of “Highlights from the 2017 IPAC-RS/ISAM Joint Workshop ‘New Frontiers in Inhalation Technology,’” published in Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery.

 

Kathleen Hickey, EdD, professor, was among the authors of “Genetic Knowledge of Parents and Children with Inherited Cardiac Syndromes,” published in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

 

Kasey Jackman, PhD, postdoctoral research scientist, Jean-Marie Bruzzese, PhD, associate professor, Walter Bockting, PhD, professor and co-director, LGBT Health Initiative, Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health, and Curtis Dolezal, PhD, New York State Psychiatric Institute, were authors of “Generational Differences in Internalized Transnegativity and Psychological Distress among Feminine Spectrum Transgender People,” published in LGBT Health.

 

Elaine Larson, PhD, Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research and associate dean of scholarship and research, and Mansi Agarwal, PhD, were among authors of “Repeat Gram-Negative Hospital-Acquired Infections and Antibiotic Susceptibility: A Systematic Review,” published in Journal of Infection and Public Health.

 

Elaine Larson, PhD, Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research and associate dean of scholarship and research, and Mansi Agarwal, PhD, were coauthors of “Risk of Drug Resistance in Repeat Gram-Negative Infections among Patients with Multiple Hospitalizations,” published in Journal of Critical Care.

 

Elaine Larson, PhD, Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research and associate dean of scholarship and research, Bevin Cohen, MPH, program director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (CIRI), Haomiao Jia, PhD, associate professor, and Meghan Murray, PhD student, were among the authors of “Incidence, Risks, and Types of Infections in Pediatric Long-term Care Facilities,” published in JAMA Pediatrics.

 

Elaine Larson, PhD, Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research and associate dean of scholarship and research, Bevin Cohen, MPH, program director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (CIRI), Jianfang Liu, PhD, assistant professor, and Jingjing Shang, PhD, assistant professor, were among the authors of “Assessing Intensity of Nursing Care Needs Using Electronically Available Data,” published in Computers, Informatics, Nursing (CIN).

 

Elaine Larson, PhD, Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research and associate dean of scholarship and research, Bevin Cohen, MPH, program director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (CIRI), and Meghan Murray, PhD student, were among the authors of “Use of Antibiotics in Paediatric Long Term Care Facilities,” published in Journal of Hospital Infection.

 

Marlene McHugh, DNP, assistant professor, was among authors of “Managing Pain in Patients with Chronic Medical Illnesses and Serious Mental Illnesses,” published in American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care; and “Providing Pediatric Palliative Care Education Using Problem-Based Learning,” published in Journal of Palliative Medicine.

 

Jacqueline Merrill, PhD, professor, was senior author of “The Public Health Workforce Taxonomy: Revisions and Recommendations for Implementation,” published in Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. She was also among the authors of “Increasing the Capacity of Public Health Nursing to Strengthen the Public Health Infrastructure and to Promote and Protect the Health of Communities and Populations,” published in Nursing Outlook.

 

Arlene Smaldone, PhD, professor and assistant dean of scholarship and research, was an author of “Implementation of a School Nurse-led Intervention for Children with Severe Obesity in New York City Schools,” published in Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

 

Patricia Stone, PhD, Centennial Professor of Health Policy and director, Center for Health Policy, authored “Integration of Infection Management and Palliative Care in Nursing Homes: An Understudied Issue,” published in Research in Gerontological Nursing. Stone was an author of “Quality Measures: A Stakeholder Analysis,” published in Journal of Nursing Care Quality; “Racial/Ethnic Differences in Receipt of Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination among Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents,” published in Health Services Research; and “Differences in Work Environment for Staff as an Explanation for Variation in Central Line Bundle Compliance in Intensive Care Units,” published in Health Care Management Review.

 

Cindy Veldhuis, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, and Tonda L. Hughes, PhD, Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing and director, Global Health Research, were first and second author of “Alcohol Use, Age, and Self-Related Mental and Physical Health in a Community Sample of Lesbian and Bisexual Women,” published in LGBT Health. They were also first and senior author of “‘We Won’t Go Back into the Closet Now Without One Hell of a Fight’: Effects of the 2016 Presidential Election on Sexual Minority Women’s and Gender Minorities Stigma-Related Concerns,” published in Sexuality Research and Social Policy.

 

Sunmoo Yoon, PhD, associate research scientist, was among contributors to Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity, published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

 

Presentations and Honors:

 

Adriana Arcia, PhD, assistant professor, and Samantha Stonbraker, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, presented “A Systematic Method for Identifying Data Attributes for Information Visualization,” at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Symposium, in Washington, DC.

 

Billy Caceres, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, was elected a Martha N. Hill New Investigator by the American Heart Association. This honor is one of the highest and most competitive awards given to an early-stage cardiovascular investigator.

 

Jeanne Churchill, DNP, assistant professor, presented “Narrative Writing in Nursing Education,” at Sigma Theta Tau International’s 44th Biennial Convention, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Rozelle Corda, DNP, assistant professor, presented “Management of Chylothorax in CHD Surgical Patients” at the Seventh Shanghai Symposium on Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease: Management and Outcomes of Critical Congenital Heart Diseases, in Shanghai, China.

 

Ruth Masterson Creber, PhD, associate research scientist, presented “Refinement of the Heart Failure Somatic Perception Scale Dyspnea Subscale” and “Patient Activation among Urban Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure” at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, in Anaheim, California.

 

Dawn Dowding, PhD, professor, presented “Supporting Home Care Nurse Decision Making at the Point of Care through Clinical Dashboard Design” at H3IT: International Conference on Home Healthcare, Hospice, and Information Technology. She presented “Does Level of Numeracy and Graph Literacy Impact Comprehension of Quality Targets? Findings from a Survey of Home Care Nurses” and “Panel Presentation: HER Visualization: Case Study from Home Care” at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium, in Washington, DC.

 

Dawn Dowding, PhD, professor, and Jacqueline Merrill, PhD, professor, co-presented the poster “Heuristics for Evaluation of Dashboard Visualizations,” and Adriana Arica, PhD, assistant professor, presented the poster “Reference Range Number Lines Preferred by Latino Adults for Display of Clinical and Patient Reported Outcome Data,” at the American Medical Informatics (AMIA) Annual Symposium, in Washington, DC.

 

Kasey Jackman, PhD, postdoctoral research scientist, presented “Gender Identity, Transgender Populations, and Considerations for Nursing Care and Assessment,” at the New York University (NYU) Winthrop Hospital Annual Nursing Symposium, in Manhasset, New York. 

 

Rita John, DNP, associate professor and director, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, presented “Excellence in Nursing: Research/Practice/Innovation” at the 12th Annual Children’s Hospital of Michigan Nursing Conference, in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan.

 

Theresa Koleck, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, presented “Clinical Documentation of Genetic Counseling-related Emotional Distress in Electronic Health Record Narratives” at the 2017 International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) World Congress, in Reston, Virginia.

 

Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, associate professor and director, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, became president of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). This position is a two-year term, and for the previous two years Kwong had been the president-elect. He also served as conference chair for ANAC2017 Conference: Celebrating 30 Years, held in Dallas, Texas.

 

Kathleen Mullen, DNP, assistant professor, presented “Team-Based Learning in Nursing Fundamentals in an Accelerated Master’s Direct-Entry Program” at Sigma Theta Tau International’s 44th Biennial, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Meghan Reading, PhD student, presented “The Role of Symptoms in Adherence to mHealth ECG Monitoring for Atrial Fibrillation” at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, in Anaheim, California.

 

Nancy Reame, PhD, Mary Dickey Lindsay Professor Emerita of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and director, Pilot Studies Core, Irving Institute for Clinical & Translational Research, was invited to serve as an ad hoc grant reviewer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Center for the Advancement of Science in Space.

 

Arlene Smaldone, PhD, professor and assistant dean of scholarship and research, presented “HABIT: A Community Health Worker Intervention, Improves Psychosocial Health in Youth with Sickle Cell Disease” at the 45th National Convention on Sickle Cell Disease, in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Patricia Stone, PhD, Centennial Professor of Health Policy and director, Center for Health Policy, presented “Moving Infection Prevention Beyond Hospitals” at the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control, in Canberra, Australia. 

 

Briefs:

 

Laura Ardizzone, ’04 ’10, addressed the David Rogers Health Policy Colloquium at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her topic was, “Why Florence Nightingale and Ignaz Semmelweis Are Still Relevant in Modern Healthcare.”

 

Laura Ardizzone ’04 ’10, and Susan Fox ’86 were inducted as fellows in the New York Academy of Medicine.

 

Ragnhildur Bjarnadottir ’16 and Jasmine Travers ’16 were named Jonas Policy Scholars.

 

Hwayoung Cho ’17, Kasey Jackman ’05 ’10 ’17, Allison Norful ’17, and Samantha Stonebraker ’13 ’16, are current postdoctoral fellows at Columbia Nursing.

 

Tonda L. Hughes, PhD, Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing and director, Global Health Research, and Maureen George, PhD, associate professor, spent 10 days in Malawi working with faculty and students at University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN), Lilongwe and Blantyre campuses for a needs assessment to help build KCN’s research capacity. An immediate and important outcome of the visit is an upcoming NIH grant submission that includes two faculty members from Columbia Nursing and two from KCN.

 

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