Khairat, Travers, Dukkipati and Lauria Published in JMIR Human Factors

Assistant Professor Saif Khairat and Associate Professor Debbie Travers worked with SON students Aniesha Dukkipati and Heather Lauria on the study “The Impact of Visualization Dashboards on Quality of Care and Clinician Satisfaction: Integrative Literature Review” which was published in the April-June issue of JMIR Human Factors. The aim of their literature review was to identify gaps in past studies and inform future research into the use of dashboards visualizing electronic health record information for health care providers.

Brooks Invited to 2018 Chancellor’s Faculty Entrepreneurship Workshop

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jada Brooks, PhD, MSPH, RN who was nominated by Dean Nena Peragallo Montano and invited by Chancellor Carol Folt to join the 2018 cohort of the 10th annual Chancellor’s Faculty Entrepreneurship Workshop. The workshop took place May 15-17, 2018, at the Current Art Space at University Square and offered a deep-dive into the theory and practice of entrepreneurship, working side by side with faculty peers and experts. Over the past decade, more than 200 faculty from across the University have been coached by experts in methods … Continued

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Anderson’s Study Proves Vignettes Useful in Assessing Quality in Nursing Homes

Preventing falls is a top priority in nursing homes, as they often lead to injuries and loss of function and independence. To understand when and why falls happen is key, and validated process measures that correlate with patient outcomes are needed for research and quality improvement. A study in the May issue of the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (JAMDA) shows that clinical vignettes completed by nursing home staff have a greater association with resident recurrent fall rates than traditional chart abstraction process measures and may be useful … Continued

Baker Selected to Participate in Inaugural AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Maureen Baker, PhD, RN, who was selected to be among 30 nursing faculty nationwide to participate in the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing’s Inaugural Digital Innovation Bootcamp to be held at the Austin Apple Campus in Austin, Texas July 9-12. In keeping with association’s strategic goal to serve as the driving force for innovation and excellence in academic nursing, AACN launched this initiative to provide new opportunities for nursing faculty to leverage the latest technology to enhance learning in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. Those … Continued

Havens Becomes Dean of Villanova’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

It was announced this morning that Professor and former Interim Dean Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN has been appointed the Connelly Endowed dean of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University, Havens’s alma mater. The announcement came from Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD. “Dr. Havens brings tremendous academic, administrative and practical experience to her new role as the Connelly Endowed dean of the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing,” said Donohue. “Over her career, she has established herself as passionate advocate for improving … Continued

Williams Awarded $2.4M in HRSA Funding for Workforce Project Invest in Nursing

Assistant Professor Megan P. Williams’s project Invest in Nursing: An Educational Redesign to Strengthen the Primary Care Workforce has been funded by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) Nurse, Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Registered Nurses in Primary Care Award for $2,396,978. The project is a partnership with Piedmont Health Services (PHS) and will begin July 1, 2018 and run through June 2022. The Invest in Nursing project is a four-year training program aimed at developing a sustainable primary care nursing workforce to practice in community-based primary care teams in rural and underserved settings. … Continued

Berry, Leeman Team Selected for UNC Creativity Hubs Inaugural Award

Professors Diane Berry and Jennifer Leeman serve on a team that was selected for an initial UNC Creativity Hubs award. Please click here for more on the UNC Creativity Hubs initiative and the Heterogeneity in Obesity Team on which Berry and Leeman serve.

Mayer presented at National Academies Workshop: Long-term Survivorship Care after Cancer Treatment

Professor Deborah Mayer was a presenter and participant at the Long-term Survivorship Care after Cancer Treatment workshop held by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine  on July 24–25, 2017. A pre-publication proof of the “Long-term Survivorship Care after Cancer Treatment: Proceedings of a Workshop” report is available here. Well done, Professor Mayer!

Recent SON Publications

Well done to the following faculty and students who had papers published recently! SON Faculty members Shawn M. Kneipp, Todd A. Schwartz, Sheila Santacroce, Hudson P. Santos Jr., and Ruth Anderson recently had their paper “Trends in Health Disparities, Health Inequity, and Social Determinants of Health Research” published in Nursing Research. Professor Julee Waldrop had her editorial “Preventing Gun Injuries and Deaths is a Professional Responsibility” recently published in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners.  

Wilmoth Keynotes Deloitte/U.S. Army War College Senior Women’s Leadership Program

On May 3, Executive Dean Peggy Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN served as a keynote speaker at the 8th annual Deloitte/U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Senior Women’s Leadership Program in Carlisle, PA. A total of about forty women participated in the event, which featured four keynote addresses, along with conversation topics centering on the challenges, complexities and opportunities facing women in senior leadership roles.

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