Faculty, MSN and PhD Alumni & PhD and ABSN Students Present at CANS Conference in the Nation's Capital

More than 12 faculty and staff members, and several PhD alumni and students presented at the 2016 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research presented by the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) in Washington, D.C. This year's event focused on Determinants of Health and their implications for nursing science and health policy.

The following faculty, staff and PhD alumni and students presented at the conference:

  • PhD student Allison Lewinski and Faculty Leigh Ann Simmons presented on "Optimizing Population Health: Empowering Nurses to Advocate for Innovative Strategies and Policies to Address the Social Determinants of Health."
  • PhD student Latefa Dardas, Faculty Susan Silva, Devon Noonan, and Simmons presented on "The Stigma of Depression and Attitudes towards Seeking Professional Help among Jordanian Adolescents: Lessons from a Pilot Investigation."
  • PhD alumni Dalmacio "Dennis" Flores, Faculty Sharron Docherty and Michael Relf, and Julie Barroso with the Medical University of South Carolina, presented on "Heterosexual Parents and Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Sons’ Sexual Health: Perspectives on Parent-Child Sex Communication."
  • PhD student Ashlee Vance and Faculty Debra Brandon presented on "Understanding Family Centered Care: Perspectives from Healthcare Providers."
  • PhD student Tara Mann, Faculty Robin Dail and Chip Bailey, and Shawn McClintock with Duke School of Medicine, presented on "Using a Case Study Approach to Understand Symptom Alterations in Cancer Patients."
  • Staff Kezia Scales, PhD student Yuting Song, Faculty Eleanor McConnell and Kirsten Corazzini, Michael Lepore and Kristie Porter with RTI International, and Ruth Anderson with UNC-Chapel Hill, presented on "Person-Directed Care Planning in Nursing Homes: Implications for Nursing Practice."
  • PhD student Ethan Cicero presented on "The Transgender Health Care Experience: A Systematic Literature Review."
  • Staff Myoungock Jang, and Yale University School of Nursing Drs. Margaret Grey, Sangchoon Jeon, Soohyun Nam, and Robin Whittemore presented on "Relationships of Obesity-risk Behavior Patterns with Socioeconomic Status and Acculturation in Korean-American Women."
  • MSN alumni Hayley Estrem and Faculty Brandon presented on "Family Management of Feeding When a Child has Feeding Difficulty."
  • PhD alumni Megan Winkler and Faculty Brandon presented on "Mother-Daughter Relationship and Household Contributors to Everyday Dietary Practices among Black American Adolescent Females."
  • Faculty Docherty and Brandon presented on "Affective Symptom Trajectories in Mothers of Infants with Complex Chronic Conditions."
  • Faculty Brandon and Wei Pan, Jinhee Park with Boston College, Suzanne Thoyre with UNC-Chapel Hill, and Heba Kamhawy with Mansoura University, presented on "Sleep-Wake States and Feeding Competency in Very Preterm Infants."
  • PhD student Deanna Befus, Kristen Hassmiller and Shawn Kneipp with UNC-Chapel Hill, and Remy Coeytaux with Duke Community and Family Medicine, presented on "A systems-thinking, problem-solving approach to study migraine self-management and empowerment in socially vulnerable women."
  • Faculty Brandon, PhD student Nancy Dias, ABSN student Jennifer Kunzman, Staff Richard Sloane, and Margarita Bidegain with Duke School of Medicine, presented on "Decision-Making Typologies of Neonatal Providers and Moral Distress."
  • MSN alumni Estrem, Faculty Brandon, Park, and UNC-Chapel Hill Drs. Britt Pados, Suzanne Thoyre, and Cara McComish, presented on "Trajectory of symptoms and care for pediatric feeding problems."

In addition to presenting, PhD student Dardas was also recognized at a CANS ceremony for her 2015 CANS-STTI grant. Faculty Simmons was her mentor for that project.

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