UMSN faculty and students receive Honors, present research at Midwest Nursing Research Society conference

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The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) was well represented at one of the largest nursing conferences in the region. The Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) has more than 1,300 members from 13 states. The annual MNRS conference is an opportunity for UMSN faculty and students to showcase their work and form new research collaborations.

Janean Holden, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, the Barbara A. Therrien Collegiate Professor of Nursing and UMSN Associate Dean for Research and Rackham Graduate Studies is president of the organization and believes that MRNS is the strongest regional nursing research society in the United States. 

“MNRS is an excellent organization that promotes nursing science, has good networking, and is highly supportive of students,” says Dr. Holden. 

Awards

Dr. Costa with her Harriet H. Werley New Investigator AwardAssistant Professor Deena Kelly Costa, Ph.D., RN, received the Harriet H. Werley New Investigator Award for her research on ICU organizational approaches with a specific focus on interprofessional teams. The selection committee credits Costa’s work with documenting the significant role of critical care nurses and the benefits of nurse practitioners and physician assistants as part of the team, as well as generating a unique measurement of interprofessional care.

The committee stated, “her research impacts patients and clinicians as she advocates for providing the best organization to optimize the ICU team’s ability to deliver the highest quality ICU care.”

UMSN Clinical Associate Professor Dana Tschannen, Ph.D., RN, received the Distinguished Scholar Award for the Health Systems, Policy and Informatics Research Interest Group. The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to systems, policy and/or informatics on a regional and national level.

DNP student Leila Cherara accepted the award on Dr. Tschannen's behalf

This is the second year in a row a UMSN faculty member received the Distinguished Scholar Award. Clinical Associate Professor Michelle Aebersold, Ph.D., RN, CHSE, FAAN, was the 2016 honoree for her work “advancing the science of learning applied in simulation to align clinician and student practice behaviors with research evidence to improve learner and health outcomes. Aebersold led a workshop on simulation-based research during this year’s conference.

 

Presentations

Hillman Scholar Clare DonohoeMany of this year’s posters and paper presentations showcased opportunities at UMSN for students to collaborate with faculty on significant research projects. The presentations covered a wide array of focus areas including implementation science, women’s health, policy, health systems, and informatics.

See below for a list of UMSN research presented at the 2017 MNRS conference.

  • Research Stigma in COPD and Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review.
    S. Woo, J. Dimitrief, J. Larson
  • Child Maltreatment Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Cortisol Levels in Women: a Systematic Review of this Component of Toxic Stress.
    Y. Li, J. Seng.
  • Clinical Characteristics of Oral Mucositis in Children and Adolescents Undergoing HCT.
    C. Donohoe, J. Bosi, E. Smith, C. Bridges, D. Lee, R. Knoerl, B. Mandrell.
    University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.
  • Examining the Role of Cell Phone Use as a Tool for Self-Management of Blood Pressure in African American Women. 
    E. Bennett, Jr., L. Jones, T. Vainot, S. Pressler.
    Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Evaluating Oncology Nurses’ Safety Following Antineoplastic Drug Spills: Case Report Analysis from a Multi-Site Study.
    A. Fauer, K. Mendelsohn-Victor, M. McCullagh, C. Friese.
  • Implementing in the Community an Evidence-Based Psycho-Educational Intervention for Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers.
    M. Visovatti, L. Northouse, B. Dockham, O. Yakusheva, D. Ronis, C. Shuman, L. Upshur, M. Titler.
    University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI, University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI
  • The Influence of Team Structure on ABCDE Implementation in a Michigan Quality Collaborative.
    D. Costa, T. Valley, M. Miller, M. Manojilovich, S. Watson, P. McLellan, C. Pope, R. Hyzy, T. Iwashyna.
    University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD, Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Okemos, MI
  • Development and Testing of the Nurse Manager EBP Competency Scale.
    C. Shuman, M. Titler.
  • Implementation of End-of-Life Care in Adult ICUs: A Scoping Review.
    L. Upshur, D. Costa.
  • Implementation Science: Research Methods and Measurement.
    M. Titler.
  • Evaluating Oncology Nurses’ Safety Following Antineoplastic Drug Spills: Case Report Analysis from a Multi-Site Study.
    A. Fauer, K. Mendelsohn-Victor, M. McCullagh, C. Friese.
  • Nursing Interventions for Women with Heart Failure at Skilled Nursing Facilities.
    K. Lee, M. Titler, M. Jung, S. Pressler
    University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Gestational and Postnatal Cortisol Profiles for Women with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the Dissociative Subtype.
    Y. Li, J. Seng, J. Yang.
  • The Experience and Meaning of Physical Activity in Assisted Living Facility Residents.
    C. Vos, N. Gallagher, L. Li, D. Saint Arnault, L. Struble, J. Larson.
  • Neurobiology of Sexual Assault: Advocating, Educating, and Informing.
    E. Misch, D. Saint Arnault.
  • Fall Prevention Training to Improve Nurses’ Knowledge and Behavior.
    L. Cherara. 
  • In-Situ High Fidelity Mock Code Simulation with Booster Training.
    M. Ngugi.
  • Gestational and Postnatal Cortisol Profiles for Women with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the Dissociative Subtype.
    Y. Li, J. Seng, J. Yang.
  • The Role of Baseline Gene Expression in the Development of Cisplatin-Induced Allodynia in Mice.
    M. Wagner, J. Holden.
  • Communication Failure and Patient Outcomes: Context and Conceptualization Matter.
    E. Umberfield, A. Ghaferi, S. Krein, M. Manojlovich.