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Publications, Presentations, and Other News October 2017

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Grants

Cindy Veldhuis, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, is the principal investigator of a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) titled, “Testing Associations Among Sexual Identity, Race/Ethnicity, Relationship Characteristics, and Hazardous Drinking.” The three-year study, funded for $186,000 by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, is focused on understanding the associations among relationships, stress, and alcohol use in sexual minority women.

 

Jingjing Shang, PhD, assistant professor, and Patricia Stone, PhD, Centennial Professor of Health Policy, are principal investigators of a new NINR-funded RO1 titled, “Infection Prevention in Home Health Care (In Home).” This four-year, $2.5 million project is the first comprehensive examination of infections and infection prevention and control in the home health care (HHC) setting. The project includes Columbia Nursing collaborator Elaine Larson, PhD, Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research and associate dean of scholarship and research, as a co-investigator.

 

Jacqueline Merrill, PhD, professor, is co-principal investigator of a R56 grant funded by the National Institute of Aging of the NIH titled, “A Longitudinal Network Study of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in Relation to Disparities in Access and Outcomes.” This “high-priority, short-term” retrospective longitudinal cohort study funded for $825,000 will apply network analysis to a unique data set consisting of Medicare/Medicaid data combined with OASIS data and data on the community environment.

 

Publications

Dawn Dowding, PhD, professor, and Kyungmi Woo, PhD student, were authors of “Factors Affecting the Acceptance of Telehealth Services by Heart Failure Patients: An Integrative Review,” published in Telemedicine Journal and e-Health.

 

Maureen George, PhD, associate professor, and Jean Marie Bruzzese, PhD, associate professor, were among authors of “Climate Change Effects on Respiratory Health: Implications for Nursing,” published in Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

 

Tonda L. Hughes, PhD, Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing and director of global health research, and Cindy Veldhuis, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, were among authors of “Relationship of Religiosity and Spirituality to Hazardous Drinking, Drug Use, and Depression Among Sexual Minority Women,” published in Journal of Homosexuality.

 

Cindy Veldhuis, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, and Tonda L. Hughes, PhD, Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing and director of global health research, were among authors of “Relationship Status and Drinking-Related Outcomes in a Community Sample of Lesbian and Bisexual Women,” published in Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

 

Tonda L. Hughes, PhD, Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing and director of global health research, and Cindy Veldhuis, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, were among authors of “Relationship of Religiosity and Spirituality to Hazardous Drinking, Drug Use, and Depression Among Sexual Minority Women,” published in Journal of Homosexuality.

 

Amanda Hessels, PhD, associate research scientist, and Elaine Larson, PhD, Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research and associate dean of scholarship and research, were among authors of “National Testing of the Nursing-Kids Intensity of Care Survey for Pediatric Long-term Care,” published in Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

 

Presentation and Honors

Lyda Shambo, DNP, assistant professor, opened up the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) National Congress in Seattle, Washington, by singing  the national anthem.

 

Kellie Bryant, DNP, assistant professor and executive director of the Simulation Center, presented “Using Standardized Patients to Promote Safe Medication Administration” at the Tristate Regional SSH Inaugural Simulation Symposium hosted by Mount Sinai West-Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospitals Center for Advanced Medical Simulation in New York, New York.

 

Maureen George, PhD, associate professor, presented “Focus Groups Designed Tailored Infographic Visualizations to Communicate Asthma Status to High-Risk Adults,” at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Milan, Italy.

 

Amanda Hessels, PhD, associate research scientist, presented “Development of Standard Precaution Vignettes to Enhance Situational Awareness and Highly Reliable Practice,” at the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) 2017 National Conference in Denver, Colorado.

 

Amanda Hessels, PhD, associate research scientist, presented “Relationship Between Patient Safety Climate and Adherence to Standard Precautions” at the Webber Training International Teleclass Education program in New York, New York.

 

Briefs

Columbia Nursing exceeded its rank among the top nursing schools in the country for NIH funding in fiscal year 2016, climbing to the 11th spot among the top 20 schools of nursing in the country. In addition, while the average NIH funding increase for top nursing schools between the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years was approximately 5 percent, Columbia Nursing’s funding increased an impressive 64.7 percent.

 

Columbia Nursing faculty and students participated in the Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) Health Fair in Washington Heights. Students and faculty performed blood pressure and BMI screenings and gave out health information, among other services. Jeanne Churchill, DNP, assistant professor, and Mary Moran, FNP-BC, instructor, helped to organize Columbia Nursing’s participation.

 

Maribeth Massie ’98 is a new member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Board of Directors.

 

Katie Cohen ’12 ’16 had her dissertation paper, Isolation Precautions Use for Multidrug-Resistant Organism Infection in Nursing Homes, featured on the NINR website.

 

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