Victoria Goode and Elizabeth "Beth" Merwin co-author an article entitled "Are International Classification of Diseases Codes in Electronic Health Records Useful in Identifying Obesity as a Risk Factor When Evaluating Surgical Outcomes?" in the October/December issue of the Health Care Manager. Other co-authors include experts from the University of Virginia School of Nursing.
Nancy Crego and Elizabeth "Beth" Merwin publish an article entitled "Differences in Pediatric Non-Interventional Radiology Procedural Sedation Practices and Adverse Events by Registered Nurses and Physicians" in the October issue of the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. The article was co-authored by Dr. Marianne Baernholdt with Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
Victoria Goode and Elizabeth "Beth" Merwin publish article entitled "A Patient Safety Dilemma: Obesity in the Surgical Patient" in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist Journal. Co-authors include Drs. Elayne Phillips, Pamela DeGuzman, Ivora Hinton, Virginia Rovnyak and Kenneth Scully, MS.
Congratulations to PhD student Ethan Cicero, and his faculty sponsor Beth Merwin, who received an award for his NIH NRSA proposal entitled "The Health Status of Gender Minorities." This award is for a 15-month period, awarded April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. This project was awarded at $52,768 for the project period.
Michael Cary presented a poster titled "Social Determinants of 30-day Hospital Readmissions among Major Joint Replacement Patients" at the annual Pepper Center meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Poster authors include Victoria Goode, Deirdre Thornlow, Cathleen Colón-Emeric, ABSN student Shannon Murphy and Beth Merwin.
Congratulations to PhD student Kristin Wainwright and her mentors Sharron Docherty, Beth Merwin and Jennifer Dungan who have received an award for their NIH NRSA Fellowship proposal entitled “Specific and Pervasive Symptoms in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis Using the MURDOCK-MS Dataset: A Secondary Analysis." This award is for a two-year period with a start date of September 1. This project is awarded for $34,367 each year.
Elizabeth "Beth" Merwin recently traveled to Hong Kong where she was a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong. She taught a required course on Health Services Research in their Doctorate of Nursing program. The doctoral students enjoyed learning to develop quality and research studies using research resources available on the internet for designing quality of care studies using available secondary health data.
The Advisory Board of the DNP Executive Leadership Program held its first meeting to collaborate and develop curriculum for the new specialty. The board focused on practical needs and situational learning concepts for the future generation of nurse leaders in the new program. The first cohort will begin in Spring 2018.
Pictured left to right: Catherine Gilliss, Rose Madden-Bear, Beth Merwin, Mary Ann Fuchs, Kathy Pereira, Shari Rushton, Priscilla Ramseur, Barbara Turner, Linda Everett, Peter Ubel, Jennie Chin Hansen, Jeanette Ives Erickson.
Vanessa Curlee and her mentor, Beth Merwin have received a National Institute of Health National Research Service Award for Curlee's proposal entitled "Gender, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, and Behavioral Health Treatment Utilization in US Parolees and Probationers within 12 Months Post-release."
The award qualifies Merwin for $2,000 in additional support for her discretionary account under the Regular Rank Faculty Additional Support/Primary Mentor for Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral Award/One-Time Transfer program.
PhD student Ethan Cicero recently presented a poster at the 2017 National Transgender Health Summit in Oakland, CA. The poster was entitled "Transgender Population Health: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Methodological Considerations." Co authors include Susan Silva, Beth Merwin, Janice Humphreys and experts from Harvard.