Constance Johnson

Duke Representation at Southern Nursing Research Society 2012 Conference

A cadre of Duke faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral students presented at the 26th Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference themed “Nurse Scientists as Crucial Partners to Health Delivery” February 22–25, in New Orleans, Louisiana.


In a Duke-led "Up Close and Penetrating: Case-based Approaches to Nursing Research" symposium:

Johnson, Vorderstrasse Awarded RENCI Grant for Information Visualization Project

Constance Johnson and Allison Vorderstrasse received an award for their RENCI @ Duke Faculty Engagement Program in Applied Scientific and Information Visualization proposal entitled "Visualization of Multidimensional Data Obtained from a Virtual Environment Intervention." This $12,000 award is for a one-year period, from June 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013.

Johnson Delivers Invited Presentation at SPRING Singapore Education Innovation Seminar

Assistant Professor Constance Johnson presented, by invitation, "When Teachers and Students Became Avatars" at the SPRING Singapore Education Innovation Seminar at Duke on May 25. The theme of the corporate education seminar was "Vision 2020 - Extending Classroom Reach and Enhancing the Learning Experience."

Johnson, Vorderstrasse, Pereira Present at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

Associate Professor Constance Johnson and assistant professors Allison Vorderstrasse and Katherine Pereira presented their work on an "Interactive Virtual Environment for Diabetes Self-Management" at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions June 8-12 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

School of Nursing Faculty and Alumni are Honored for Scholarly Contributions and Research During American Medical Informatics Association Annual Conference

Dr. Constance Johnson was given the Harriet H. Werley Award for her paper “A Usability Problem: Conveying Health Risks to Consumers on the Internet.” The award was presented during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Conference on Nov. 3-7 and is presented for a paper with a nurse as first author and judged as making the greatest contribution to advancing the field of nursing informatics. Dr. Johnson’s paper, that she co-authored with Dr.

Chapter by Kitzmiller, PhD'12, Johnson, Anderson Selected as Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2014 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence

The chapter “Exploring Interpersonal Behavior and Team Sensemaking During Health Information Technology Implementation” coauthored by Rebecca Kitzmiller, PhD '12, Constance Johnson, and Ruth Anderson that was published in Advances in Health Care Management 14 has been selected by the Editors of Emerald Group Publishing Limited as an Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2014 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Their chapter, which came from Dr.

Diabetes Education and Support Goes Virtual with Real Benefits

(From Winter 2014 Duke Nursing magazine)

By Jim Rogalski

After six months of frequent visits to the island, diabetes patients saw their average weight, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and HbA1c (a measure of prolonged glucose levels) all drop. They reported feeling greater confidence in their ability to self-manage their disease and came away feeling they had discovered a valuable social support system.

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