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HSNI Provide Valuable Insights on the Future of Doctoral Nursing Education

Hillman Scholar Alumna, Dr. Kristen Choi (pictured center) presented with Drs. Nancy Hodgson and Cheryl Jones at the American Association of Nursing (AACN) Doctoral Education Conference in Naples, Florida on January 31. The theme of the conference was "Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Engineering Pathways for the Future." Kristen joined Hodgson and Jones to give a scholar perspective on the data presented about how innovative the Hillman Scholars Program is in the realm of creating nurse scientists - something we need many more of to solve healthcare challenges. Her experience was one of self-reflection while also seeing the bigger picture about the future of academia in nursing. Dr. Kristen Choi is currently an assistant professor at the UCLA School of Nursing.
Read Kristen's firsthand reflection on the experience of presenting on doctoral education here.
2020 Hillman Annual Meeting, Boston, MA -- Dates to Remember
  • AcademyHealth Early registration ends: Tuesday, April 21 
  • Travel day and optional annual meeting programming - Wednesday, June 10
  • Hillman Annual Meeting - Thursday, June 11 - Friday, June 12
  • IRGNI Networking Reception - Friday, June 12
  • IRGNI - Saturday, June 13 - 8:00 AM - 1:45 PM
  • AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting - Saturday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 16
  • CHOPR/HSNI Reception - Sunday, June 14 - 5:00 PM 
Scholarly Works and Other News
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
►Kelly R. Tan (UNC'20) and Harry Adynski (UNC'22) are co-authors of a new paper in the International Journal of Nursing Studies titled, "Minimally-invasive methods for examining biological changes in response to chronic stress: A scoping review."
►Anna Rothfuss Matthews (UNC '21) is the lead author of a brief report in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners, titled "Learning migraine self-management: the role of mothers and socioeconomic status." The authors found that nurse practitioners can play a key role in empowering women to better manage migraine and potentially contribute to health equity for current and future populations.
University of Michigan
Alex Fauer ('20) is first author a new paper in Seminars in Oncology Nursing titled, "The roles of nurses in hematopoietic cell transplantation for the treatment of leukemia in older adults." Alex has recently accepted a post-doctoral fellowship in the National Clinician Scholars Program at UCLA and has also obtained the Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) designation, which is post-licensure recognition for specialized knowledge of oncology nursing.
Bradley Liestenfeltz ('20) is co-author of a new paper in BMJ Open, titled, "Mixed methods pilot study of a low-carbohydrate diabetes prevention programme among adults with pre-diabetes in the USA." This is the first study to explore a dietary strategy to augment the weight loss effectiveness from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP).

University of Pennsylvania

 Elizabeth Barrera-Cancedda ('21)  is first author of a new paper in Implementation Science, titled "Implementation strategies for infection prevention and control promotion for nurses in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review." According to researchers, "based on the results of this review, it is clear that implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC)  evidence-based practices in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) requires additional research from an implementation science-specific perspective to promote IPC protocols for nurses in SSA." 
►Marguerite Daus ('21) is a co-author on two recent papers, one in the International Journal of Nursing Studies titled, "Cross-cultural assessment of the Self-Care of Chronic Illness Inventory: A psychometric evaluation" and another paper in the Journal of the American Heart Association titled, "Shift Workers Have Higher Blood Pressure Medicine Use, But Only When They Are Short Sleepers: A Longitudinal UK Biobank Study."
Alumni Corner
Dr. Laura Britton's (UNC '18) final dissertation paper was published online in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, titled "Perceptions and Behaviors Related to Contraceptive Use in the Postpartum Period Among Women With Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus." The authors found when caring for women in the postpartum period, providers should be mindful that women's perceptions of the benefits of contraception and preconception care may have implications for whether their use aligns with their reproductive goals and optimizes outcomes for future pregnancies.

Dr. Kristen Choi (UMICH '17) has a new paper in the Journal of General Internal Medicine titled, "Longitudinal associations between healthcare resources, policy, and firearm-related suicide and homicide from 2012 to 2016." The authors found that healthcare resources play a role in population-level firearm outcomes but alone are not sufficient to decrease firearm-related homicide or suicide.
Dr. Andrew Dierkes (PENN '18) presented with National Program Director, Dr. Linda Aiken, at the Penn Nursing "Innovating for Life and Living Campaign Tour” in New York City. They presented success stories from the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) as it celebrates 30 years of impacting policy through research. “The opportunity to reflect on and share my Hillman experience and, in doing so, advocate for integrated BSN-to-PhD education, was rewarding” Dierkes said of the event. “It helped me recall just how unique the Scholars program is and helped me grow in gratitude for this opportunity to make a real difference in healthcare.” Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation Executive Director, Ahrin Mishan kicked off the evening with a warm welcome and introduction.
►In a recent study, Dr. Whitney Eriksen (PENN '16) identified patient-perceived contributors to response to acupuncture, such as co-morbid medical conditions, adequate support for sleep hygiene practices, and temporary therapeutic relief. The new paper in Palliative & Supportive Care is titled, "What makes one respond to acupuncture for insomnia? Perspectives of cancer survivors,
Hayley Germack (PENN '15) is first author of a new paper in Nursing Open, titled "Cooperation and conflict in intra‐hospital transfers: A qualitative analysis." The authors found that hospital quality improvement efforts could benefit from a teaming approach to minimize unintentional power imbalances and optimize communicative relationships between units.
Marguerite Daus and Nicholas Giordano pictured with research team. 
Dr. Nick Giordano (PENN '18) and Marguerite Daus (PENN '21) attended the American Heart Association Conference in Philadelphia this past November. Nick presented "Measuring Medication Adherence in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients Using Electronic Monitoring versus a Smartphone Application" for the Nursing Research and Clinical Session titled, "Power to the Patients: Improving Quality of Life with Monitoring Tools." Their abstract was simultaneously published in the 140th issue of CIrculation.
Dr. Madelyne Greene's (PENN '17) paper in the May 2019 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology titled, "Sexual Minority Women's Experiences With Sexual Identity Disclosure in Contraceptive Care" continues to enjoy high readership. According to article metrics, provided by the publishers, the paper is in the top 25% of all research outputs and its high attention score when compared to outputs of the same age places the paper in the top 90% percentile. Madelyne led a team of investigators that conducted five focus groups in five major cities, and interviewed women (aged 20–30 years) who identified as something other than heterosexual.
Xiao (Linda) Kang (PENN '17) is co-author of a new paper in the Western Journal of Nursing Research titled, "Large-Scale Interventions to Create Hospital Work Environments That Enhance Nurse–Physician Teamwork." The investigators' analysis showed that patients cared for in hospitals with better nurse–physician teamwork had significantly lower odds of both 30-day mortality and failure-to-rescue.
Dr. Robert Knoerl (UMICH '17) has been awarded the 2020 Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS) Victoria Mock New Investigator Award. Knoerl was recognized for his research for the use of integrative therapies for the management of cancer treatment-related symptoms. This prestigious award is given to a single new investigator in building a scientific foundation for oncology nursing practice. ►In publishing news, Robert is first author of a new paper, co-written by Hillman Scholars Grace Kanzawa Lee (UMICH '20), and Clare Donohoe (UMICH '20). The paper in Seminars in Oncology Nursing is titled, "Proactive Rehabilitation for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy."
Dr. Laura Sinko (UMICH '19) has been selected to receive an Ortner Center for Violence and Abuse student research grant for the pilot testing of a photography intervention she created to help survivors of gender-based violence explore their healing journeys. The Center is dedicated to increasing women’s well-being by identifying societal changes that might affect violence against women and girls
► Guy Weissinger (PENN '19) is first author of a new paper in Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, titled "Experiences of hospitalization of patients with psychotic disorders on medical-surgical units: a thematic analysis." The researchers found that nurses who care for patients with psychotic disorders in medical–surgical settings can better meet patients’ needs by concentrating on relationship building, especially during initial interactions, and helping patients better manage their medical and psychiatric symptoms through both pharmaceutical and nursing interventions.
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Postdoctoral Fellowship Openings
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April 1, 2020

The Rory Meyers College of Nursing,
New York University

The description and link to the application can be found here. The postdoctoral associate position is supported by Meyers at the stipulated NIH rate.  All applications must be submitted online via Interfolio.  Please direct questions concerning this position to nursing.pless@nyu.edu.  
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Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

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