With a large number of the U.S. population aging, it is important that there are congressional policies in place to provide the best possible quality of life and care for this population. Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC, FAAN, an associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing, is completing a term as a 2017-2018 Health and Aging Policy Fellow, a program designed to give hands-on policy experience to healthcare professionals, in order to ensure the needs of the nation’s aging population are met.
Recently, eight DUSON faculty members - Marion E. Broome, Catherine Gilliss, Barbara Turner, Christina Hendrix, Michael Relf, Tracey Yap, Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, and Bei Wu - recently attended the "Accelerating Global Health and Nursing" 2015 Fudan-Duke International Nursing Forum Program in Shanghai, China. The event was co-hosted by the Schools of Nursing at Fudan University and Duke University with more than 500 people in attendance including deans, prominent nursing scholars, educators and students from top nursing schools in the U.S. and China.
A group of six faculty members, three PhD students, one post-doc fellow and one visiting scholar recently attended the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Gerontological Society of America. The meeting is the premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and around the world. This year's theme was "Aging as a Lifelong Process," which highlighted the fact that what gerontologists study is actually the cumulative outcome of lifelong events that culminate during old age.
Melissa Batchelor-Murphy recently presented on "Experimental Comparison of Three Demential Hand Feeding Techniques" at the 2016 Annual Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. The podium presentation was based on a paper co-authored with other DUSON current and former faculty and staff including Eleanor McConnell, Ruth Anderson, Susan Silva, Angel Barnes, and Cathleen Colon-Emeric.
Melissa Batchelor-Murphy has been selected as the 2016 University of North Carolina at Wilmington School of Nursing Outstanding Alumni. She was nominated by Valerie Sabol and was described as an emerging leader in Nursing Education and Geriatric Nursing, as well as an early career investigator.
She will be recognized at the School's Nurses' Day Celebration on May 9.
Michael Cary, Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, Tracey Yap, Yuting Song, Amber Anderson and Andrew Burd co-authored an article entitled "Sustaining complex interventions in long-term care: a qualitative study of direct care staff and managers" in the July issue of Implementation Science. Other co-authors included Cathleen Colon-Emeric and Rasheeda Hall with Duke School of Medicine, and professor Emerita Ruth Anderson.
Faculty members Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Devon Noonan, Schenita Randolph, Karin Reuter-Rice, Cheryl Rodgers, Ryan Shaw and Eleanor Stevenson were recently accepted into the Fall Path to Independence Grant Writing Program co-sponsored by DUSON and the Duke University School of Medicine.
Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, Eleanor McConnell, Susan Silva, and Angel Barnes recently published an article entitled "Experimental Comparison of Efficacy for Three Handfeeding Techniques in Dementia" in t
Melissa Batchelor-Murphy was awarded the 2017 Exemplary Recent Graduate Award from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing on March 3, 2017.