Our team

Our team

Christine Wynd , Ph.D., RN

Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Health Nursing


1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3001M
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-1951
Email: cawynd@vcu.edu

TEACHING: 

I teach undergraduate research/evidence-based practice. Graduate Master’s teaching experience includes: research/evidence-based practice, theories in nursing, administration courses in organizational behavior, human resource management, fiscal management, leadership, and the leadership practicum. Graduate DNP teaching experience includes:  research designs and methods; DNP project committee work. Graduate PhD teaching experience: quantitative research designs and methods; PhD dissertation committee work.

RESEARCH:

The focus of my research is on tobacco cessation interventions and policy design.  I am also interested in the history of nursing and most recently contributed to an article celebrating 40 years of the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS).

SERVICE:

I chair the new Diversity and Inclusion Council within the VCU School of Nursing and I am a member of the American Nurses Association, Virginia Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Southern Nursing Research Society, Sigma Theta Tau International (Gamma Omega Chapter), and the American Military Surgeons of the United States.

EDUCATION:

  • PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

          Nursing

  • MS, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

           Nursing

  • BSN, Saint John College, Cleveland, Ohio

         Nursing

AWARDS/HONORS:

  • Selected to attend the 2010 Global Nursing Leadership Institute, sponsored by the International Council of Nurses, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2010.    
  • Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award, Delta Omega Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, April 2007.
  • Honorary Doctorate, MedCentral College of Ohio, Mansfield, Ohio, September 2005.
  • Distinguished Alumnae, Amadeus Rappe Award, Ursuline College (Saint John College), Cleveland, Ohio, September 2005.
  • Fellow in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Academic Leadership Program for 2003-2004.
  • Distinguished Nursing Alumna, Ursuline College (Saint John College), Cleveland, Ohio, November 2002.
  • The Phyllis J. Verhonick Research Excellence Award, Army Nurse Corps, United States Army. May 2002.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Wynd, C.A., Franklin, W.J., & Ross, J.G. (In review). A description of inpatient psychiatric behaviors before and after implementation of a tobacco-free policy.
  • Hershberger, P.E., Wynd, C.A., Glass, L.K., O’Connell, K., Fitzpatrick, J., Bergstrom, N., & Lusk, S.L. (2017). Celebrating 40 years of the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS). Western Journal of Nursing Research, 39, 609-621.
  •  Kim-Godwin, Y.S., Baek, H.C., & Wynd, C.A. (2010). Factors influencing professionalism in nursing among Korean-American registered nurses. Journal of Professional Nursing, 26, 242-249.
  •  Leonard, E.E., & Wynd, C.A. (2008).  Meta-analysis as a tool for evidence-based practice:  An example using the Rice meta-analysis of smoking cessation interventions. Applied Nursing Research, 21, 40-44.
  •  Wynd, C.A., Cihlar, C., Graor, C. H., Imani, J., & McDougal, M.  (2007). Employee health fair data: Evidence for planning health promotion programs.  Clinical Nurse Specialist, 21, (5), 255-263.
  •  Wynd, C. A. (2006, September 30). A proposed model for military disaster nursing. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 11, Article 4. Retrieved October 4, 2006, www.nursingworld.org/ojin/topic31/tpc31_4.htm
  •  Wynd, C.A. (2006).  Smoking patterns, beliefs, and the practice of healthy behaviors inabstinent, relapsed, and recalcitrant smokers.  Applied Nursing Research, 19, 197-203.  (Article reproduced in the Journal of Vascular Nursing, 2007).
  •  Wynd, C.A. (2005). The effectiveness of guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 37, 245-250.
  •  Wynd, C.A., & Ryan-Wenger, N.A.  (2004). Factors predicting health behaviors among Army Reserve, active duty Army, and civilian hospital employees.  Military Medicine, 169, 942-947.
  •  Wynd, C.A., Murrock, C.J., & Zeller, R.A.  (2004). Health promoting behaviors and cardiovascular risk factors in adult monozygotic twins.  Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 36, 141-146.
  •  Wynd, C.A.  (2003). Current factors contributing to professionalism in nursing.  Journal of Professional Nursing, 19, 251-261.
  •  Wynd, C.A., Schmidt, B., & Atkins-Schaefer, M.  (2003). Two quantitative approaches for estimating instrument content validity.  Western Journal of Nursing Research, 25, 508-518.
  •  Wynd, C.A.  (2002). Evidence-based education and the evaluation of a critical care course.  Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 33, 119-125. (Also, used as the featured continuing education offering for this journal issue).
  •  Wynd, C.A.  (2002). Testicular self-examination in young adult men. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 251-255.
  •  Wynd, C.A., & Atkins-Schaefer, M. (2002). The Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Tool:  Establishing content validity through a panel of experts.  Applied Nursing Research, 16, 184-188.
  •  Wynd, C.A., Bonnefil, C., & Harris, J.S.  (2001).  A comparison of professionally identified health needs and personalized health goals in Army Reserve military and civilian employees.  Military Medicine, 166, 14-20.
  •  Wynd, C.A.  (2000).  Knowledge attainment, perceptions, and professionalism in participants completing the didactic phase of a reserve components critical care nursing residency program.  Military Medicine, 165, 243-251.

 

 

Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., RN

Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3051
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 628-7551
Email: swameringer@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I teach Nursing of Children in the Undergraduate program and Perspectives of Research Design in the PhD program. I serve as a doctoral student advisor and as a dissertation chairperson.

RESEARCH:

The focus of my research is on biobehavioral mechanisms of symptoms and improving symptom self-management in adolescents and young adults with chronic and life-threatening conditions.

SERVICE:

I am a member of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International, Oncology Nursing Society, and Children’s Oncology Group.

EDUCATION

  • BSN - Towson University, Towson, Maryland
    Nursing
  • MSN - University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    Nursing
  • PhD - University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    Nursing

AWARDS/HONORS

  • Southern Nursing Research Society Mid-Career Research Award 2016
  • Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses Annual Writing Award 2015
  • STTI research grant award 2012
  • Blick Scholar, Medical College of Virginia Foundation, Virginia Commonwealth University 2010-2014
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Outstanding Graduate Student Award 2007
  • Cooper Writing Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2007
  • Eckburg Dissertation Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2006

RESEARCH FUNDING 

  • 2016-2017 Principal Investigator, Improving Symptom Self-Management in Adolescents & Young Adults with Cancer. This project will test whether use of the C-SCAT improves the self-management of symptoms and patient-provider communication about symptoms in AYAs with cancer. Funded by St. Baldrick's Foundation. Total costs: $50,000. Project dates: 7/2016-7/2017.
  • 2015-2017 Principal Investigator, Subjective Responses and Metabolic State during Exercise in Sickle Cell Anemia. Funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH 1R21NR015283. Total costs: $425,000. Project dates: 09/25/2015-7/31/2017
  • 2011-2013 Co-Investigator, A Computer-Based Tool to Evaluate Symptom Clusters in Adolescents with Cancer. Research. Funded by St. Baldrick’s Foundation. [L. Linder, Principal Investigator]. Total costs: $45,000. Project dates: 7/2011-6/2013.
  • 2009-2011 Project Director, Biobehavioral factors and fatigue in adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease. Funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research P30 NR011403 [M. J. Grap, Principal Investigator]. Total costs: $2,600,000. Project dates: 5/11-5/2014.
  • 2009-2010 Co-Investigator, Pediatric Pain Management: The Development of an Online Competency Module. Funded by C-Change: Collaborating to Conquer Cancer. [L. Yanni, Principal Investigator. Total costs: $25,000. Project dates: 9/2009-9/2010.
  • 2008-2009 Project Director, Trajectory of and factors associated with symptoms in adolescents with cancer. Funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research P20 NR008988 [N. McCain, Principal Investigator], National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH; Project dates: 2004-2009.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Fisher, D., & Ameringer, S. (in press). Survey of opioid tapering practices of pediatric healthcare providers: A national perspective. Journal of Opioid Management.
  • Austin, K., Ameringer, S., & Cloud, L. (In review) "An Integrated Review of Psychological Stress in Parkinson’s Disease: Biological Mechanisms, and Symptom and Health Outcomes" Submitted to the journal: Parkinsons Disease.
  • Austin, K W., Ameringer, S., Starkweather, A. R., Cloud, L., Sturgill, J. L., & Elswick Jr., R. K. (in press). Biobehavioral framework of symptom and health outcomes of uncertainty in Parkinson’s disease. Western Journal of Nursing Research.  
  • Ameringer, S., Elswick, Jr., R. K., Menzies, V., Robins, J., Starkweather, A., Walter, J., Gentry, A., Jallo, N. (2016) Psychometric Evaluation of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Fatigue-Short Form across diverse populations. Nursing Research, 65 (4), 279-289. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000162
  • Ameringer, S., Linder, L. A., Erickson, J., Macpherson, C. F., & Stegenga, K. (2015). Symptoms and symptom clusters identified by adolescents and young adults with cancer using a symptom heuristics app. Research in Nursing & Health. 38(6):436-48. doi: 10.1002/nur.21697
  • Linder, L. A., Ameringer, S., Baggott, C., Erickson, J., Macpherson, C. F., Rodgers, C., & Stegenga, K. (2015) Measures and methods for symptom and symptom cluster assessment. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 31(3), 206-215. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2015.05.002
  • Barker, S. B., Knisely, J. S., Schubert, C. M., Green, J. D., Ameringer, S. (2015). The Effect of an animal-assisted intervention on anxiety and pain in hospitalized children. Anthrozoös, 28, 1, 101-112. DOI: 10.2752/089279315X14129350722091.
  • Lyon, D., McCain, N., Elswick, R. K., Sturgill, S., Ameringer, S., Jallo, N., Menzies, V., Robins, J., Starkweather, A., Walter, J., Grap, M. (2014). Biobehavioral examination of fatigue across populations: Report from a P30 center of excellence. Nursing Outlook, 62, 322-331. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2014.06.008
  • Macpherson, C. F., Linder, L., Ameringer, S., Erickson, J., Stegenga, K., Woods, N. (2014) Feasibility and acceptability of an iPad application to explore symptom clusters in adolescents and young adults with cancer. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 61, 1996-2003. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25152
  • Ameringer, S., Elswick, J., R. K., & Smith, W. R. (2014). Fatigue in adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease: Biological and behavioral correlates and health related quality of life. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 31, 6-17. doi: 10.1177/1043454213514632. PMID: 24378816. *APHON 2015 Annual Writing Award
  • Fisher, D., Grap, M., Younger, J., Ameringer, S., & Elswick, Jr., R. K. (2013) Opioid withdrawal signs and symptoms in children: Frequency and determinants. Heart & Lung, 42, 407-413. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2013.07.008. PMID: 24008186.
  • Linder, L., Ameringer, S., Erickson, J., Macpherson, C. F., Stegenga, K., Linder, W. (2013). Using an iPad in research with children and adolescents with cancer. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. Apr;18(2):158-4. doi: 10.1111/jspn.12023. PMID: 23678681.
  • Erickson, J., Macpherson, C. F., Ameringer, S., Baggott, C., Linder, L., Stegenga, K. (2013). Symptoms and symptom clusters in adolescents receiving cancer treatment: A review of the literature. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50, 847-869 doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.10.011. PMID: 23200129.
  • Ameringer, S., Elswick, Jr., R. K., Shockey, D. P., Dillon, R. (2013) A pilot exploration of symptom trajectories in adolescents with cancer during chemotherapy. Cancer Nursing, 36,1, 60-71.
  • Ameringer, S., Fisher, D., Sreedhar, S., Ketchum, J. M., Yanni, L. (2012) Pediatric pain management education in medical students: Impact of a web-based module. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 15 (9) 978-983.
  • Ameringer, S., Munro, C., & Elswick, Jr., R.K. (2012). Assessing agreement between salivary alpha amylase levels collected by passive drool and eluted filter paper in adolescents with cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39, 4, E317-324.
  • Ameringer, S., & Smith, W. R. (2011). Emerging biobehavioral factors of fatigue in sickle cell disease. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43 (1) 22-29.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Ameringer, S., Elswick, R.K., Jr., Sisler, I., Smith, W., Acevedo, E.O. Feasibility and Acceptability of an Exercise Testing Protocol for Adolescents and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Anemia. August, 2017Paper to be presented at the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Association 41st Annual Conference, Palm Springs, CA.
  • Erickson, J., Linder, L., Ameringer, S., Stegenga, K., Macpherson, C.F., Woods, N. F. Symposium titled, “Using a Heuristic Approach to Improve Symptoms in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer” presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. Orlando, FL. February, 2017.
  • Ameringer, S. “Symptoms and Symptom Clusters Identified by AYAs using the C-SCAT” --part of the Erickson et al symposium presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. Orlando, FL. February, 2017
  • Ameringer, S., Macpherson, C.F., Linder, L., Stegenga, K., Erickson, J. Promoting AYA Recruitment and Retention in Supportive Care Research. Sept/Oct. 2016. Paper presented at the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Association 40th Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IA.
  • Ameringer, S., Acevedo, E., Elswick, R.K., Jr., Sisler, I., Smith, W. Exhaled Breath Biomarker Analysis of Metabolic State during Exercise Testing in Adolescents and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Anemia. February 2016. Paper presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society 30th Annual Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Linder, S., Stegenga, K., & Ameringer, S. Self-Report Methods for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults. Paper presented at Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses 39th Annual Conference. September 2015. Providence, RI.
  • Evans, C. Ameringer, S., Erickson, J. M., Linder, L., Macpherson, C. F., Stegenga, K. “Graphical Images Of The Symptom Experience Created By Adolescents And Young Adults With Cancer.” Poster presented at Southern Nursing Research Society 2016 Annual Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Ameringer, S. Erickson, J., Hinds, P.S., Linder, L., Macpherson, C. F., Stegenga, K., Woods, N. The Computerized symptom capture tool (C-SCAT) for adolescents and young adults with cancer: Feasibility and Acceptability. Paper to be presented at the18th Annual Conference on Cancer Nursing, September, 2014, Panama City.
  • Ameringer, S., Elswick, Jr., R. K., Jallo, N., Menzies, V., Robins, J., Starkweather, A., and Walter, J. Psychometric Evaluation of the PROMIS Fatigue-Short Form across Diverse Populations. Symposium presented at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science. September, 2014, Washington, DC. 
  • Ameringer, S, Austin, K. Representations of Fatigue in Adolescents and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research Meeting. April, 2014.
  • Erickson, J., Stegenga, K, Macpherson, C.F., Linder, L., Ameringer, S., Woods, N.  Pictures Worth Thousands of Words: Symptom Perspectives of Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer. Poster presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. April, 2014, San Antonia, TX.
  • Linder, L., Macpherson, C. F., Stegenga, K., Ameringer, S., Erickson, J., Ismail, R., Woods, N. F. The Computerized Symptom Capture Tool: A Resource for Understanding the Complexity of the Symptom Experience. Symposium presented at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science. September, 2014, Washington, DC
  • Smith, W. R., Alsalman, A., Ameringer, S., Wong, J. K., Ijaz, M. (2014). A Call to Ears: Patient Perspectives Regarding Issues Related to Opioid Prescribing. Presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine. April, 2014.
  • Alsalman, A. J., Ameringer, S. W., Smith, V., Smith, W. R. Development and preliminary evaluation of the assessment of opioid taking behaviors and adherence scale (AOTBA) in patients with sickle cell disease. Poster presented at 7th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium & Annual National Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting. April, 2013. Miami, FL
  • Linder, L., Stegenga, K., Macpherson, C., Ameringer, S., Erickson, J., Hinds, P., Woods, N. F. Feasibility and Acceptability of an iPad Application to Assess Symptom Clusters in Adolescents with Cancer. Sigma Theta Tau International's 24th International Nursing Research Congress. July, 2013.
  • Linder, L. A., Macpherson, C. F., Stegenga, K., Ameringer, S., Erickson, J., Hinds, P., Woods, N. F. (2013). A picture is worth a thousand words: Development of a computer-based tool to explore symptom clusters in adolescents with cancer. 8th Annual Utah Health Services Research Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. February 25, 2013.
  • Ameringer, S., Elswick, Jr., R. K., Smith, W. Correlations between Biological and Behavioral Factors and Fatigue in Sickle Cell Disease in Adolescents and Young Adults. Paper presented at The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science 2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Science. September, 2012. Washington, DC.
  • Ameringer, S. The Fatigue Experience in Adolescents and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. 36th Annual Conference and Exhibit. Paper presented at the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses. Pittsburgh, October, 2012.
  • Ameringer, S., Elswick, Jr., R. K., Smith, W. Pain, sleep quality, and fatigue in adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease. 31st Annual Scientific Meeting. Poster presented at American Pain Society. Honolulu, HI, May, 2012.
  • Linder, L., Macpherson, C., Stegenga, K., Ameringer, S., Erickson, J., Woods, N. Development of A Computer-Based Tool to Explore Symptom Clusters in Adolescents with Cancer. Oncology Nursing Society Connections, November, 2012 Conference. Pheonix, AZ.
  • Ameringer, S., Elswick, Jr, R. K., Smith, W. Fatigue and quality of life in adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease. Paper presented at 6th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium & Annual National Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting. February, 2012. Hollywood, FL
  • Cohen, D., Ameringer, S., Bitsko, M. A Guide to Understanding Childhood Cancer Recurrence and Helping Patients, family and Staff Manage It. Paper presented at APHON 35th Annual Conference and Exhibit, Anaheim, CA. September, 2011
  • Ameringer, S., Munro, C., Elswick, Jr., R. K. Assessing Agreement between Salivary Alpha Amylase Levels Collected by Passive Drool and Eluted Filter Paper in Adolescents with Cancer. Paper accepted to: Oncology Nursing Society’s 11th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research. Los Angeles, CA. February, 2011.
  • Ameringer, S., Shockey, D., Cohen, D., Godder, K., Elswick, Jr., R. K. Trajectory of and Biobehavioral Factors Associated with Symptoms in Adolescents with Cancer. Poster accepted to: Oncology Nursing Society’s 11th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research. Los Angeles, CA. February, 2011.

Genevieve Beaird , M.S., RNC-OB, CHSE

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3033
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-7690
Email: gbeaird@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I teach in the undergraduate program across multiple courses. I have served as clinical coordinator for the women's health clinical rotation and health assessment lab. I have experience teaching online courses in the RN-BS program and as a team facilitator for the interprofessional course. Most recently, I have joined the teaching team in the senior synthesis course for undergraduates. 

SERVICE:

I serve on the School of Nursing's Undergraduate Program Committee and Faculty Search Committee. I am heavily engaged in the Clinical Education Council.

SCHOLARSHIP:

I am interested in research on collaborative practice models, inter-professional education and team identity formation. I am currently working on a doctorate degree from the University of Virginia.

EDUCATION

  • BS Ed. - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Kinesiology
  • BS - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    Nursing
  • MS - Nursing Administration and Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    Nursing Administration and Leadership

HONORS/AWARDS

  • Daisy Nurse Faculty Award- Nominee                                                                                     
  • Clinical Scholars Award. Virginia Commonwealth University.                                                       
  • Clinical Scholars Award- VCU School of Nursing
  • Katherine M. Donohoe Clinical Research Award-UVA School of Nursing
  • Novice Nurse Award-VCU Health System Labor and Delivery Units 
  • Yingling Senior Achievement Award-VCU School of Nursing

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Poster Presentations

  • Beaird, G. Accommodating: The History of Nurse-Physician Bedside Rounding, 1873-1971, poster presentation, Randolph International Nursing History Conference, March 2016, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Beaird, G. Accommodating: The History of Nurse-Physician Bedside Rounding, 1873-1971, poster presentation, Southern Nursing Research Society, February 2016, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Beaird, G.Enhancing Undergraduate Women’s Health Clinical through an Interprofessional Simulation, poster presentation, Collaborating Across Borders V, October 2015, Roanoke, VA.
  • Beaird, G. Enhancing Undergraduate Women’s Health Clinical through an Interprofessional Simulation, poster presentation, Collaborating Across Borders V, October 2015, Roanoke, VA.
  • Lindner, S., Beaird, G., & Nye, C. From Day One: A Framework for Hospital Based Assessments in Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Program, poster presentation, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL), June 2015, Atlanta, GA.
  • Beaird, G. (2014, June). Enhancing Undergraduate Women’s Health Clinical through an Interprofessional Simulation. Poster session at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INASCL) Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  • Beaird, G. & Sisson, E. (2014, May). An Innovative Approach to Interdisciplinary Education for Pre-Licensure Nursing and Pharmacy Students. Poster session presented at the Second Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium. Richmond, VA.

Podium Presentations

  • Beaird, G. Debriefing Best Practices. Train-the-Trainer (T3) Interprofessional Faculty Development Program. University of Virginia, November 2016, April 2016, November 2015 Charlottesville, VA. (invited presentations)
  • Beaird, G. Accommodating: The History of Nurse-Physician Bedside Rounding, 1873-1971, paper presentation, American Association for the History of Nursing, September 2016, Chicago, IL. (accepted)
  • Beaird. G., Dent, J., Keim-Malpass, J. & Brashers, V. Patient Perceptions of Teamwork in Interprofessional Bedside Rounding Processes. All Together Better Health VIII, September 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom. (accepted)
  • Nye,C.& Beaird, G. Using Standardized Patients and Video Reflection to Improve Communication Skills in Undergraduate Nursing Students, podium presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress, July 2016, Cape Town, South Africa. (accepted)
  • Nye,C.& Beaird, G. Using Standardized Patients and Video Reflection to Improve Communication Skills in Undergraduate Nursing Students, podium presentation, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference, June 2016, Grapevine, TX. (accepted)
  • Beaird, G. Debriefing Best Practices. Train-the-Trainer (T3) Interprofessional Faculty Development Program. University of Virginia, November 2015, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Nye, C., & Beaird, G. Enhancing Undergraduate Women’s Health Clinical through an Interprofessional Simulation, podium presentation, Virginia State Alliance for Simulation  Annual Conference, August 2014, Lynchburg, VA.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Beaird, G., Nye, C., & Thacker, L. (2017). Using video-recording and standardized patient feedback to improve communication skills. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 13, 176-185.
  • Beaird, G., Dent, J., Keim-Malpass, J., Nelson, N., Muller, A., &  Brashers, V. (In revision) Perceptions of teamwork in the interprofessional rounding process. Journal for Healthcare Quality.
  • Beaird, G. (2015). Care on a continuum: Interactive role playing scenarios for undergraduate women’s health nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education.54 (7), 416. 

Pamela J. Biernacki, DNP, FNP-C

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3019
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 628-7567
Email: pjbiernacki@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I have extensive experience in nursing education and have practiced in a variety of healthcare settings. I maintain certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with privileges in the Sentara Health System. I teach a management course in the FNP program where my interest is in the care of patients with complex chronic diseases, particularly diabetes. Additionally, I have interest and teach courses in health promotion, disease prevention, epidemiology and population health.

RESEARCH:

As a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) professional, my area of foci is systems change for quality improvement, the role of nursing in primary care, and the care of patients with diabetes. I have presented nationally on these topics.

SERVICE:

I am a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP), and the American Nurses Association (ANA).  In my role as Program Director, I serve as an ex officio member of the Master’s Curriculum Committee. I am a member of the Advisory Board for the Interprofessional Concentration Coordinator Certification program and I serve on the Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Advisory Board for VCU Health. Additionally, I am a Consulting Associate Professor for Duke University’s Population Care Coordinator Program. 

EDUCATION

  • B.S.N. - University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
    Nursing
  • M.S.N. - Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
    Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Masters Certificate - Duke University, Durham, NC
    Nursing Education
  • D.N.P. - Duke University, Durham, NC

AWARDS/HONORS

  • Horizon Award, Phi Theta Kappa New Advisor 2008
  • Induction, Sigma Theta Tau 1999
  • Adjunct Professor of the Year, Chosen by Student Activities 1992
  • Outstanding Nurse of the Year, Surgical Unit, Gulfport Memorial Hospital 1986

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Biernacki, P., Champagne, M,. Peng, S., Maizel, D., & Turner, B. (2015). Transformation of Care: Integrating the Registered Nurse Care Coordinator into the Patient Centered Medical Home. Population Health Management, 18(5),330-336.
  • Biernacki, P. (2013). Biernacki: Patient Should Have a Choice About Final Moments. [Opinion Editorial] The Richmond Times Dispatch, December, 2013.
  • Biernacki, P. (2003). Cordial Competition is Advantageous for Health Care.[Editorial] The Virginia Gazette, November, 2003.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • April 2017: Biernacki, P. Transformation of Care: Changing Roles in Primary Care to Improve Outcomes. 5th Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium, Richmond, Virginia. (Refereed).
  • April 2016: Biernacki, P., Jallo, N. Integrating Quality and Safety Active Learning Strategies throughout a Nurse Practitioner Curriculum.  National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty in Seattle, Washington. (Refereed).
  • May 2015: Biernacki, P. Jallo, N.  Innovative Integration of Quality and Safety Competencies into Curricular Design and Teaching Strategies of a DNP Program. Podium Presentation at the QSEN Institute National Forum, San Diego, California.
  • May 2015: Biernacki, P. Interventions of the RN Care Coordinator in Primary Care. Population Care Coordinator Program, Duke University, Durham, NC. (Invited)
  • February 2015: Biernacki, P. Transformation of Care: Integrating the Registered Nurse Care Coordinator into the Patient Centered Medical Home. Podium Presentation at the American Nurses Association Quality Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • December 2014: Biernacki, P. Care Coordination and Diabetes.  The 2014 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit: Emerging Models for Improving Life with Diabetes, Palo Alto, California. (Invited)
  • November 2014: Biernacki, P., Biernacki, G. Care Coordination:  Integration and Interventions. Scientific Advisory Board: Valeritas. Dallas, Texas. (Invited)
  • September 2014: Biernacki, P.  Interventions of the RN Care Coordinator in Primary Care. Population Care Coordinator Program, Duke University, Durham, NC. (Invited)
  • April 2014: Biernacki, P., Biernacki G. Registered Nurse Care Coordination for Improved Diabetes Care. Sentara Quality Care Network, Webinar, Norfolk, Virginia. (Invited)

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • Biernacki, P. (2014). Transformation of Care: Integrating the Role of the RN Care Coordinator into the Patient-Centered Medical Home. Poster Presentation. Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. 2014 Annual Conference. Reston, VA, March, 2014 (Refereed).
  • Biernacki, P. (2013). Transformation of Care: Integrating the Role of the RN Care Coordinator into the Patient-Centered Medical Home. Poster Presentation. Virginia Nurses Association. Education Day. Richmond, VA, September, 2013 (Refereed).
  • Biernacki, P. (2013). Transformation of Care: Integrating the Role of the RN Care Coordinator into the Patient-Centered Medical Home. Poster Presentation. Clipp Symposium on Trajectory Science. Duke University School of Nursing and the Duke Center on Aging and Human Development. Durham, NC, October, 2013 (Refereed).
  • Biernacki, P. (2013). Transformation of Care: Integrating the Role of the RN Care Coordinator into the Patient-Centered Medical Home. Poster Presentation. Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 25th Annual National Forum in Quality Improvement in Health Care. Orlando, Fl. December, 2013 (Refereed).

Lisa Brown, Ph.D., R.N.

Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing


1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3039
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-5118
Email: lfbrown2@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I have had experience teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. In the last few years, I have been particularly active and invested in the RN to BSN curriculum. I endeavor to help students learn, internalize and synthesize the information presented and apply this information in realistic situations. I believe my primary mission as a college professor and advisor is to assist students to become self-starters, independent thinkers, and self-confident in their professional abilities.

RESEARCH:

My program of research focuses on enhancing maternal competence by assessing mother-premature infant feeding interactions and designing interventions to support competence. I have developed a method of assessing mothers’ sensitivity and responsiveness to their infants’ feeding. I have examined feeding interactions in real time, and I’ve used sequential analysis to study the response of the infant to the mother’s behavior. I am interested in factors that influence the feeding interaction as well as the outcomes of those interactions. The factors that influence feeding interactions that I have examined include: maternal anxiety, maternal stress, maternal confidence, maternal depressive symptoms, maternal visual focus, the mother’s internal working model of feeding, and infant health (degree of prematurity, length of hospitalization, respiratory complications, and brain injuries). The outcomes of interest are: maternal sensitivity and responsivity, mother-infant synchrony, maternal and infant heart rate variability, infant regulated and dysregulated behavior, intestinal microbiomes, and infant growth. In my observational studies I have used both qualitative and quantitative designs.

SERVICE:

I am a member of the International Society on Infant Studies, Academy of Neonatal Nurses, Southern Nursing Research Society, Sigma Theta Tau International Gamma Omega Chapter, and the National Black Nurses Association.

EDUCATION

  • BS - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Nursing
  • MSN - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Child-rearing Childbearing Families
  • PhD - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    Nursing (Minor in Child and Family Studies)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
    T-32 Interventions to Prevent or Manage Chronic Illness

AWARDS & HONORS

  • AD Williams Faculty Research, New Investigator Award of the School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University 2010

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • 2015-2016 Principal Investigator, Microbiota and Preterm Infant Growth. VCU School of Nursing Intramural Grants Program, $18,925.00.
  • 2014-2015 Co-investigator, Supporting Play, Early Exploration and Development in Infants born preterm (SPEEDI) Feeding and Parent Child Interaction Extension Project (Dusing, PI), Children’s Hospital Foundation, $5,000.
  • 2010-2011 Principal Investigator, Mothers’ attention and preterm infant feeding, American Nurses Foundation/Academy of Neonatal Nursing, $3,500.
  • 2010-2011 Principal Investigator, Mothers’ attention and preterm infant feeding, Sigma Theta Tau International/ Southern Nursing Research Society, $4,280
  • 2007-2008 Center Investigator, Behavioral and Physiological Measures of Maternal-Premature Infant Feeding Interactions, (McCain, PI), Center for Biobehavioral and Clinical Research, P20 NR008988-01, National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH, $25,000
  • 2004-2006 An Observation System to Describe Mother-Infant Regulation. (M. Mishel, PI) Interventions for Preventing & Managing Chronic Illness, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, T32 NR07091, National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH. $71,136.
  • 2003-2004 Principal Investigator, Provisions for Mother-Infant Interaction, Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin, $1,000,
  • 2002-2004 Principal Investigator, Correlates of an Adaptive Mother-Infant Relationship, F31 NR07703, Individual National Research Service Award, NIH, $59,850
  • 2000-2000 Principal Investigator, The Effects of Maternal Depression on Infant Behavior, Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Eta Chapter, $500.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Dusing, S., Tripathi, T., Marcinowski, E., Thacker, L., Brown, L., & Hendricks-Munoz, K. (under review). Supporting Play Exploration and Early Developmental Intervention versus Usual Care to Enhance Development Outcomes During the Transition from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to Home. A Randomized Controlled Trial. BMC Pediatrics
  • Dollings, M., Hendricks-Munoz, K., & Brown, L. (under review).  A Comparison of Splanchnic-Cerebral Oxygenation Ratios During Various Feeding States in One Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant – A Case Presentation. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing
  • Kanhadilok, S. and Brown, L. (under review). Early preterm infant feeding behaviors in adolescent and adult mothers. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.[R] [D] [S]
  • Dollings, M. & Brown, L. (2016). An integrated review of intestinal microbiomes in the very premature infant: Environmental factors, necrotizing enterocolitis and late onset sepsis. Neonatal Network, 35(4), 204- 216. doi:10.1891/0730-0832.35.4.204
  • Edwards, L. & Brown, L. (2016). Non-pharmacological Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: An Integrative Review. Neonatal Network, 35(5). 305-313. doi: 10.1891/0730-0832.35.5.305
  • Dusing, S., Brown, L., Thacker, L., Tripathi, T., & Hendricks-Munoz, K. (2016). Supporting Mother-Infant Interaction in the NICU May Enhance Oral Motor Skills, Weight Gain, and Feeding Volume: A Pilot Study. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 58(S5), 13-14. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.11_13224
  • Dusing, S., Thacker, L., Tripathi, T., Brown, L., & Hendricks-Munoz, K. (2016). Initial efficacy of SPEEDI: A developmental intervention provided for 15 weeks in the NICU and community improves motor abilities in infants born very preterm or with brain injury. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 58(S5), 14-15. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12_13224
  • Brown, L., Pickler, R., and Wetzel, P. (2014). Maternal Attention and Preterm Infant Feeding.  Journal for Specialist in Pediatric Nursing,19(3), 257-265. doi: 10.1111/jspn.12077
  • Brown, L., Pridham, K., Brown, R. (2014). Sequential Observation of Infant Regulation and Dysregulation Following Soothing and Stimulating Maternal Behavior During Feeding. Journal for Specialist in Pediatric Nursing. Advance online publication . doi: 10.1111/jspn.12062. PMID: 24417766 
  • Phillips-Pula, L. McGrath, J., Pickler, R., Brown, L.  & Dusing, S. (2013). Caring for a Preterm Infant during the first six months post NICU discharge: A mother’s perspective. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 27(4), 335-344. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0b013e3182a983be
  • Brown, L. & Pickler, R. (2013). A Guided Feeding Intervention for Mothers of Preterm Infants.  Journal for Specialist in Pediatric Nursing, 18(2), 98-108. doi: 10.1111/jspn.12020. PMID: 23560581
  • Brown, L., Griffin. J., Reyna, B., & Lewis, M. (2013). The Development of a Mother’s Internal Working Model of Feeding. Journal for Specialist in Pediatric Nursing, 18(1), 54-64. doi: 10.1111/jspn.1211. PMID: 23289455
  • Reyna, B., Brown, L., Pickler, R., Myers, B., & Younger, J. (2012). Mother-Infant Synchrony during Infant Feeding. Infant Behavior and Development, 35(4), 669-677. doi 10.1016/j.infbeh.2012.06.003. PMID: 22982266

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Reyna, B. & Brown, L. (2017). Interruptions in Bottle Feeding of Infants in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Poster Discussion at the 10th Annual NANN Research Summit, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Pancoast, M. & Brown, L. (2017). Experience of Pumping Breast Milk: Exclusive vs. Intermittent Pumping. Poster Presentation at Sigma Theta Tau Gama Omega 3rd Annual Research Showcase, Richmond, VA
  • Brown, L. (2017). An Intervention to Enhance Feeding Quality and Interactions of Mothers and Their Preterm Infants. Poster Discussion at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Dallas, TX 
  • Sturgill, J., Swift-Scanlan, T., Montpetit, M., An, K., Brown, L., Jallo, N., & Menzies, V. (2017). Understanding the Bio in Biobehavioral Research: Ideas to Discovery. Invited Symposium at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Dallas, TX
  • Dusing, S., Brown, L., Thacker, L., Tripathi, T.,Hendricks-Munoz, K. (2016). Supporting Mother-Infant Interaction in the NICU May Enhance Oral Motor Skills, Weight Gain, and Feeding Volume: A Pilot Study. Podium presentation at the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Conference, Hollywood, FL.
  • Dusing, S., Thacker, L., Tripathi, T., Brown, L., Hendricks-Munoz, K. (2016). Initial efficacy of SPEEDI: a developmental intervention provided for 15 weeks in the NICU and community improves motor abilities in infants born very preterm or with brain injury. Podium presentation at the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Conference, Hollywood, FL.
  • Dollings, M. & Brown, L. (2014). An integrated review of intestinal microbiomes in the very premature infant. Podium & Poster presentation at the Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Clearwater Beach, FL
  • Brown, L., Pridham, K., & Brown, R. (2014). Sequential Observation of Infant Regulated or
    Dysregulated Behavior Following Soothing and Stimulating Maternal Behavior During Feeding. Podium presentation at Southern Nursing Research Society, San Antonio, TX
  • Kanhadilok, S.,& Brown, L. (2013). Early Preterm infant Feeding Behaviors in Adolescent and Adult Mothers. Poster presented at Southern Nursing Research Society, Little Rock, AK.
  • Brown, L. & Griffin, J. (2012). The Development of a Mother’s Internal Working Model of Feeding. Podium presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society, New Orleans, LA.
  • Brown, L. Pridham, K., & Brown, R. (2012). Feeding Regulation and Dysregulation. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN
  • Brown, L., & Pickler, R. (2011). A Case Approach: A Preliminary Study of Intervention Feasibility for Mothers of Preterm Infants. Poster presented at the State of the Science, Washington, DC.

Kimberly Davis, M.S., RN, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3065
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 628-2953
Email: daviskd5@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I teach within a variety of clinical settings in the undergraduate nursing program. I teach clinical sections for Technologies of Nursing Practice and Community Health Nursing and co-lead simulation experiences to enhance these courses. I serve as clinical coordinator for the Community Health Nursing course. I also serve as core faculty for the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care.

RESEARCH:

My scholarship interests include curricular development of care coordination and interprofessional education strategies. I serve as a plenary member and core faculty in the Virginia Geriatric Education Center’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, and my focus is on the development and implementation of gerontology-focused curriculum to translate into interprofessional practice. I also serve as clinical coordinator for the Primary Care Options to Maximize Opportunities to Transform Education in Nursing’s Health Resources and Services Administration grant.

SERVICE:

I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Omega chapter, and serve on the board as the Membership Involvement Chair. I am a member of the National League for Nursing, American Nurses Association, and Association of Community Health Nursing Educators. I serve on the School of Nursing’s Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and Clinical Education Council. I provide mentorship for faculty enrolled in the Virginia Geriatric Education Center’s Faculty Development Program.

EDUCATION

  • BSN - Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
    Nursing
  • MS - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    Nursing Education

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Dow, A.W., Davis, K.D., & Richardson, J.T. (July, 2016). Filling the gaps of Virginia’s health workforce: IPE professional development seminar. Webinar presentation at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
  • Anderson, L.B., Davis, K.D., Falk, M., Huff, T.A., Nye, C., Wechsler, S. (April, 2016). VCU simulation. Invited simulation presentation at the Northeast Region Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority Conference, Short Pump, VA.
  • Albee, E., Davis, K.D., Finucane, S. Hand, R., & Peron, E.P., & Ramsey, A. (April, 2016). An interprofessional look at complex geriatrics patients. Invited panel presentation at the VCU School of Allied Health: Physical Therapy. Richmond, VA.
  • Davis, K.D., Nye, C., Thacker, L.R., & Walter, J. (February, 2016). Care of the older adult with postoperative delirium: An interprofessional learning strategy for undergraduate nursing students. Poster presentation at the Fourth Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium, Short Pump, VA.
  • Davis, K.D. (February, 2016). Registered nurse: Roles and responsibilities within the interprofessional team. Invited physical therapy doctoral student presentation at VCU School of Nursing, Richmond, VA.
  • Davis, K.D. (January, 2016). The geriatric standardized patient. Simulation presentation at the Virginia Geriatric Education Center’s Faculty Development Program. Tidewater, VA.
  • Dow, A.W., Royster, M., Richardson, J.T., & Davis, K.D. (December, 2015). State Innovation Model report: Healthcare workforce. Webinar presentation hosted by Virginia Center for Health Innovation.
  • Davis, K.D., Walter, J. & Thacker, L.R. (November, 2015). Finding value in care of the older adult: An interprofessional educational strategy for undergraduate nursing students. Poster presentation at the Virginia Nurses Association's 2015 Fall Conference, Patient & Family Centered Care: An Interprofessional Approach, Short Pump, VA.
  • Davis, K.D., Walter, J. & Thacker, L.R. (August, 2015). Finding value in care of the older adult: An interprofessional educational strategy for undergraduate nursing students. Poster presentation at the Nuts & Bolts for Nurse Educators, Minneapolis, MN. *With special recognition from Dr. Tim Bristol during the main conference session.
  • Davis, K.D. (June, 2014). Engaging students in a classroom and clinical environment. Selected presentation at VCU School of Nursing, Richmond, VA.

Mary Kay Goldschmidt, DNP, RN, APHN-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing


1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3057
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-5180
Email: mkgoldschmidt@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

Teaching experience includes community health, clinical prevention and population health, health policy, evidence-based nursing research, managing information technology and community health clinical faculty. 

RESEARCH:

Program of research focuses on public health surveillance of child abuse, and the development of prevention policy.  

SERVICE:

Currently an active member of the American Public Health Association, American Nurses Association, Virginia Nurses Association, Academy Health, Southern Nursing Research Society, International Association of Forensic Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau. Served as an expert on Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma and testified at the full committee hearing of the Joint Commission on Health Care regarding the Virginia incidence of Abusive Head Trauma and cost of the economic burden (2011).

EDUCATION

  • BSN, University of Virginia
  • MSN, Public Health Nursing Leadership, University of Virginia
  • DNP, University of Virginia

AWARDS/HONORS

  • Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Kappa Chapter, University of Virginia School of Nursing
  • Future Virginia Nurse Faculty Award, University of Virginia School of Nursing
  • Graduated with honors, University of Virginia School of Nursing

PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS

  • Fourteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma. Denver, Colorado (2014). “Rigorous Public Health Surveillance of Abusive Head Trauma: A Pilot Protocol for Evaluating Traumatic Brain Injuries Reportedly Caused by Minor Falls.”
  • Joint Commission on Health Care – House Document No. 10 (2012), pp. 11-16. Report of the Joint Commission on Health Care: Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma (HJR 632, 2011).

Allison Gregory, M.S., RN, FNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor
Concentration Coordinator, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Department of Family & Community Health Nursing

alison-gregory

1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3081
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 628-3379
Email: aagregory@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I currently practice as a FNP with Henrico County Health Department on a PRN basis. I have practiced in several area safety net provider clinics including Bon Secours’ Care-A-Van, a mobile free clinic serving the Richmond area, Fan Free Clinic, and the Daily Planet Medical Center.  I currently serve as the FNP concentration coordinator for the Master’s Program.  In addition to graduate family health practicum and related courses, I also teach in the undergraduate community health clinical course. Additionally, I am the lead faculty liaison for the nursing student exchange program between VCU and the University of Cordoba in Cordoba, Spain.

RESEARCH:

My interests and expertise are in primary care and particularly of underserved/uninsured communities.  I have a special interest in the health needs of the local Hispanic population and have partnered with faculty from the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy on an interdisciplinary Service-Learning project called Una Vida Sana!, a health outreach program focused on the growing Hispanic population in the Richmond area.

SERVICE:

I am a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).  I have served as an RN member of the Virginia Board of Nursing, chair of the Joint Committee of the Boards of Nursing and Medicine, and the nursing representative on the Board of Health Professions. I currently serve as a member of VCU’s Global Learning Advisory Panel and as an alternate member for VCU’s Faculty Senate.

EDUCATION

  • B.A. - Stetson University, DeLand, FL
    Humanities and Spanish
  • B.S.N. - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • M.S.N. - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

AWARDS/HONORS

  • VCU School of Nursing Mabel E. Montgomery Faculty Award, 2016

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Vanderbilt, A.A., Jain, S., Mayer, S.D., Gregory, A.A., Ryan, M.H., Bradner, M.K. & Baugh, R.F. (2016). Clinical records organized and optimized for clinical integration and clinical decision making. International Journal of Medical Education, 7, pages 242-245. (DOI: 10.5116/ijme.576a.fff4
  • Ryan, M., Vanderbilt, A.A., Mayer, S., & Gregory, A. (2015). Interprofessional education as a method to address health needs in a Hispanic community setting: A pilot study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, Early Online, 1-3. (DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2015.1020360)
  • Cox, L., Fugit, A.M., Ryan, M.H., Gregory, A., & Mayer, S. (2014). Una Vida Sana!: An interprofessional service-learning outreach project in an underserved Latino population. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 6, 577-584. DOI:10.1016/j.cptl.2014.03.002

PRESENTATIONS:

  • March, 2016: Motivational Interviewing for Primary Care Providers. Podium presentation at the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners 2016 Annual Conference, The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia.  
  • March, 2015: Self-medication and self-prescription among Hispanic immigrants in the U.S. (March 25, 2015). VCNP 2015 Annual Conference, Roanoke, Virginia.

Beth Hopkins, DNP, RN, FNP-C

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing

Beth_Hopkins

1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3023
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-5187
Email: bhopkins2@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I presently teach undergraduate and graduate level nursing courses in the classroom, online and in a variety of community settings. I provide clinical faculty support for a range of undergraduate nursing students participating in service-learning projects. I was faculty for the inaugural offering of a campus-wide health professions course, Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, in the fall of 2015. I am faculty liaison for family nurse practitioner students throughout their clinical practicum experiences within the local community.

CLINICAL PRACTICE:

I have been practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner for over three decades with specialty focus in the areas of otorhinolaryngology, allergy and asthma care, sleep medicine, occupational medicine and primary care.

SERVICE:

I am an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP), Virginia Public Health Association, National Organization of Nurse Practitioners (NONPF), New York State Nurse Practitioner Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses. Committee member of the SON Doctor of Nursing Practice Curriculum Committee. Committee member of the SON Masters Curriculum Committee. VCU faculty support for the “Hotspotting” Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care student-learning initiative for 2015/2016. Faculty liaison for the 2016 Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. I am a faculty advisor and judge for VCU CLARION IP Case Competition 2015 & 2016.

EDUCATION

  • B.S.N. - St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York 
  • DNP - St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York

AWARDS/HONORS

  • VCU Human Resources Award for extraordinary efforts in service excellence. Awarded May 2016 for contribution to NURS637 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student-learning and multidisciplinary collaboration in Primary Care.
  • Induction, Sigma Theta Tau, 2011

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • 2016-2018 Advisory Board Chairperson: Primary Care Options to Transform Education in Nursing (PROMOTE-Nursing). Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA.
  • Clinical Scholarship Project, presented April 2014: Obstructive sleep apnea among young school-aged children: An integrative approach to early recognition and treatment in the rural setting.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Hopkins, B. & Giddens, J. F. (2017). Chapter 28:Sensory Perception. Concepts for Nursing Practice (2nd ed.).St. Louis,MO: Elsevier, Inc.
  • Hopkins, B.S., Dollinger, R. & Edgerton, T. (2014). Privacy and health law. JNPA: The Journal of the NYS Nurse Practitioner Association4(2), 20-22.
  • Hopkins, B.S. (2012). Sleep-disordered breathing in children – It’s a family affair. The Sleep Magazine: Understanding Sleep Disorders, 5, 36.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE) Institute, Baltimore, MD. Poster presentation: Designing a Disaster Management Training Simulation: Lessons Learned from Formative Feedback. June 8-10, 2017
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing in Young Children, presented on March 9, 2017 at the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners 2017 Annual Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
  • National Conference for Nurse Practitioners 2016, Lake Buena Vista, FL. Poster presentation: Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Young Children: A Review for Advanced Practice Nursing. May 11-14, 2016.
  • Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Omega Chapter 2nd Annual Research & Evidence-Based Practice Showcase. Poster Presentation April 16, 2016: Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: From Research to Practice.
  • Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Omega Chapter 2nd Annual Research & Evidence-Based Practice Showcase. Poster Presentation April 16, 2016: Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Young Children: A Review for Advanced Practice Nursing.
  • Rochester Regional Primary Care Network and Lifecare Medical Associates – Jan 2014 Professional presentation entitled: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Among Children: An Integrative Approach to Early Recognition and Treatment.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology – April 2013 Professional presentation for graduate students majoring in school psychology entitled: Obstructive sleep apnea ~ effects on school performance and daytime functioning.

Nancy Jallo, Ph.D., RNC, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CNS

Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3035
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 628-3365
Email: njallo@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I have extensive experience in perinatal and women’s healthcare and have practiced in a variety of settings, ranging from in-patient hospital settings, ambulatory care clinics, to case management in the United States and Europe. As a practicing clinical nurse specialist as well as family and women’s health nurse practitioner, I am familiar with the challenging stressors and symptoms experienced by families. I believe nursing has a tremendous role in delivering quality care and advancing the health and well-being of families. I teach primarily in the undergraduate and graduate masters-level programs. I also serve as a doctoral student advisor.

RESEARCH:

My biobehavioral program of research focuses on improving maternal and infant outcomes with a particular emphasis on maternal stress, associated stress responses, personal resilience and biologic pathways as well as epigenetic factors influencing outcomes in at-risk women.  A focus of my biobehavioral research is developing and testing innovative, easy to implement interventions to promote well-being, influence biobehavioral mechanisms, and improve health outcomes.  I have tested guided imagery, a complementary and alternative therapy, in different populations with positive results and continue to study the effects and mechanisms of this powerful therapy.

SERVICE:

My service is consistent with my research goals of improving maternal and infant outcomes. I volunteer for the Virginia Chapter of the March of Dimes as a program services member as well as a member on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Chapter of the March of Dimes.  I also volunteer with Physicians for Peace as the Medical Operations Committee Chair as well as a member of the Executive and Board of Directors. I am a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP), Association for Women’s, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN), Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS), and Sigma Theta Tau.

EDUCATION

  • B.S. The University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    Nursing
  • M.S.N The Catholic University of America
    Maternal Child Concentration
  • Post-Master's Certificate Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
    Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
    Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Ph.D. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Nursing

AWARDS/HONORS

  • VCU Institute of Women’s Health 10th Annual Women’s Health Research Day Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research Award 2014
  • Virginia Chapter of March of Dimes Outstanding Leadership in Program 2011
  • Virginia Chapter of March of Dimes Volunteer of the Year 2010
  • Virginia Chapter of March of Dimes Volunteer Hall of Fame 2006
  • Nursing Practice Award Recipient Epsilon Chi Chapter 1998

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • 2014-2015 PI: “A Pocket Computer Delivered Stress Coping Intervention for Hospitalized Pregnant Women at High Risk for Preterm Birth”. Funded through Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing Intramural Grant Program
  • 2011-2012 Project Director: “Guided Imagery Effects of Pregnancy Symptoms and Outcomes” Epigenetic Amendment. Funded through Virginia Commonwealth School of Nursing
  • 2010-2011 Co-investigator: University of San Diego School of Nursing “Maternal Stress”; funded through intramural funding provided by the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, University of San Diego (Howland, PI) and the Center for Biobehavioral Clinical Research, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University(P30 NR011403; M.Grap, PI)
  • 2010-2012 Project Director: “Guided Imagery Effects of Pregnancy Symptoms and Outcomes”; funded through Grant #P30 NR011403 (Grap, PI), Center of Excellence for Biobehavioral Approaches to Symptom Management; National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH
  • 2010-2011 PI: “Guided Imagery Effects of Pregnancy Symptoms and Outcomes” funded through A.D. Williams foundation, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2008-2009 PI: “The Effects of Guided Imagery on Maternal Stress during Hospitalization for Preterm Labor” funded through Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Virginia Chapter of the March of Dimes

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Kinser, P., Pauli, J., Jallo, N., Shall, M.., Karst, K., Hoekstra, M., & Starkweather, A (2017). Physical activity and yoga-based approaches for pregnancy-related low back and pelvic pain. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, Mar 13. pii: S0884-2175(17)30012-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.12.006. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:28302455[R].
  • Ameringer, S., Elswick, R.K., Menzies, V., Robins, J., Starkweather, A., Walter, J., & Jallo, N.(2016). Psychometric Evaluation of the PROMIS Fatigue-Short Form across Diverse Populations, Nursing Research, July-Aug; 65(4): 279-289. PMID: 27362514 [R,D]
  • Bell, K. & Jallo, N. (2016). Reproduction.  In: J. Giddens (Ed) Concepts for Nursing Practice (2nd ed), 198-207. St. Louise, Missouri: Elsevier [I,D]
  • Masho, S., Price, S., Kinser, P., & Jallo, N. (2015). Racial disparities in the association between stress and preterm birth. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, Fall, 8(4), 80-92. [R,D]
  • Cartagena, D., Ameringer, S.W., McGrath, J.M., Masho, S.W., Jallo, N., Myers, B.J. (2015). Factors contributing to infant overfeeding in low-income immigrant Latina mothers. Applied Nursing Research, Nov 28(4), 315-321. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2015.03.007. Epub 2015 Mar 13. PMID:26608432.[R,D].
  • Jallo, N., Elswick Jr., R.K., Kinser, P., Masho, S., Price S.K., & Svikis, D.S. (2015).  Prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms in pregnant African American women. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Nov36(11)860-860.doi: 10.3109/01612840.2015.1048014. PMID:26631857.[R,D].
  • Jallo, N., Salyer, J, Ruiz, RJ, French, E. (2015) Perceptions of Guided Imagery for Stress Management in Pregnant African American Women. Archives in Psychiatric Nursing, Aug 29(4) 249-54.[R,D].
  • An, K., Jallo, N., Menzies, V., Kinser, P., Robins, JL, Starkweather, A. (2015). Integrative review of co-occuring symptoms across etiologies of chronic liver disease and implications for symptom management research and practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Jul:47(4):310-7. doi: 10.111/jnu.12146. Epub 2015 Jun 15.
  • Menzies, V., Jallo, N., Kinser, P., An, K., Robins, J., Driscoll, C., Starkweather, A., Bajaj, J., & Lyon, D. (2015). Shared symptoms and putative biological mechanisms in chronic liver disease: Implications for biobehavioral research. Biological Research for Nursing, published online 18 July 2014, DOI: 10.1177/1099800414541541 [R]
  • Newnam, K.M., McGrath, J.M., Salyer, J., Estes T., Jallo, N., Bass W.T. (2015). A comparative effectiveness’ study of continuous positive airway pressure-related skin breakdown when using different nasal interfaces in the extremely low birth weight neonate. Applied Nursing Research, 28(1), 36-41. [R,D]. PMID: 25017108.
  • Lyon, D., McCain, N., Elswick, R.K., Sturgill, J., Ameringer, S., Jallo, N., Menzies, V., Robins, J., Starkweather, A., Walter, J., & Grap, M.J.(2014). Biobehavioral examination of fatigue across populations: report from a P30 Center of Excellence. Nursing Outlook, 62(5), 322-331. [R,D]. PMID: 25218081.
  • Lyon DE, Starkweather AR, Montpetit A, Menzies V, & Jallo N. (2014). A Biobehavioral Perspective on Telomere Length and the Exposome. Biological Research for Nursing [R]
  • Matsuda, Y., McGrath, J.M., Knafl, G.J., Worthington, E.S., Jallo, N., & Corona, R. (2014). Examining relationship/family planning factors and sexual relationship power among immigrant latino couples in the United States. Hispanic Health Care International, 12(4), 161-173. [R,D]. PMID:25521780
  • Jallo, N. Ruiz, J.R., Elswick, R.K., & French, E (2014). Guided Imagery for Stress and Symptom
    Management in Pregnant African American Women, Evidenced Based Complementary and Alternate Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/840923.[R,D] PMID:24719646
  • Newnam, K.M., McGrath, J.M., Estes,T., Jallo, N., Salyer, J., & Bass, W.T. (2013). An
    integrative review of skin breakdown in the preterm infant associated with nasal continuous positive airway pressure. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nurses, 42(5), 508-516. [R,S] PMID:24020476.
  • Jallo, N., Lyon, D.E., Kinser, P.A., Kelly, D.L., Menzies, V., & Jackson-Cook, C. (2013).
    Recruiting for Epigenetic Research: Facilitating the Informed Consent Process. Nursing Research and Practice, 935740.doi:10.1155/2013/935740 Epub 2013 Jun 6. [R,D] PMID:23840949 PMC:3690242
  • Jallo, N., Cozens, R., Smith, M.W., & Simpson, R.I. (2013). Effects of a guided imagery
    intervention on stress in hospitalized pregnant women: a pilot study. Holistic Nursing Practice, 27(3):129-139. [R,D] PMID:23580099
  • Baker, B., McGrath, J., Pickler, R., Jallo, N. & Cohen, S.(2013). Competence and
    responsiveness in mothers of later preterm infants versus term infants. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nurses, 42(3):301-310.[R,D,S] PMID 23601024.
  • Ruiz, R.J., Picker, R.H., Marti, C.N., & Jallo, N. (2013).  Family cohesion, acculturation,
    maternal cortisol and preterm birth in Mexican American Hispanic Women.  International Journal of Women’s Health, 5:243-252. [R,D] PMID:23696717 PMC:3658537
  • Schaffer, L., Jallo, N., Howland, L., James, K., & Glaser, D. (2013). Guided Imagery: an
    innovative approach to improving sleep quality. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 27(2):151-159. [R,D] PMID:23618936.
  • Ruiz, RJ., Jallo, N., Murphey, C., Marti, C.N., & Pickler, R. (2012). Second trimester maternal
    plasma levels of cytokines IL-1Ra, Il-6, and IL-10 interact to Predict Preterm Birth.  Journal of Perinatology, 32:483-490. [R,D] PMID:22460542 PMC:3386355
  • Matsuda, Y., McGrath, J.M. & Jallo N. Use of the Sexual Relationship Power Scale in
    Research: An Integrative Review (2012). Hispanic Health Care International,10(4):175-189. [R,S].
  • Menzies, V. & Jallo, N.  Guided imagery as a treatment option for fatigue: a literature review
    (2011). Journal of Holistic Nursing, 29:279-286. [R] PMCID:PMC3709599
  • Jallo, N.,Bourguignon, C.,Taylor, A.G., Ruiz, J., & Goehler, L. (2009). The biobehavioral
    effects of relaxation guided imagery on maternal stress. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, Winter-Spring; 24(4), 12-22. [R,D] PMDI:20671330.           
  • Lyon, D., Cheng, C.Y., Howland, L., Rattican, D., Jallo, N., Pickler, R., Brown, L., &
    McGrath, J. (2010). Integrated review of cytokines in maternal, cord, and newborn blood: part 1 – Associations with preterm birth. Biologic Research in Nursing, 11(4); 371-6. [R] PMID: 20034950.
  • Pickler, R.H., Brown, L.F., McGrath, J., Lyon, D.E., Rattican, D., Cheng, C.Y., Howland, L., &
    Jallo, N. (2010). Review of cytokines in maternal, cord, and newborn blood: Part II-Associations with early infection and increased risk.  Biologic Research in Nursing, 11(4); 377-86. [R] PMID: 20028689.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Jallo, N. Perinatal Stress Research, Panel Discussion, March 31, 2017, CIM Research Buzz Presentations, 2017 38th Annual Meeting &Scientific Sessions Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.
  • An, K. & Jallo, N. Salivary Biomarkers in Understanding the Bio in Biobehavioral Research: Ideas to Discovery. Podium Workshop Presentation, February 22, 2017, 2017 Southern Nursing Research Conference, Dallas, Tx.
  • Jallo, N. Kinser, P., Sturgill, J.,& Elswick, R.K. Lessons Learned from Using Biomarkers in Nursing Research, Podium Symposium Presentation, February 25, 2017 Southern Nursing Research Conference, Dallas, Tx.
  • Jallo, N. Developing and Testing a Mobile App Stress Coping Intervention for Hospitalized High-Risk Pregnant Women, Podium Presentation, September, 2016 Council for Advancement of Nursing Science State of the Science, Washington, DC
  • Biernacki, P. & Jallo, N. Integrating Quality and Safety Active Learning Strategies throughout a Nurse Practitioner Curriculum, Podium Presentation, April, 2016, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), Seattle, WA.
  • Kinser, P. & Jallo, N. Study Findings for Mind-Body Interventions for Perinatal Depression,Podium Presentation, March, 2016, Society of Behavioral Medicine 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Session, Washington, D.C.
  • Jallo, N. Noninvasive Salivary Biomarker Analysis of Perinatal Stress, Podium Presentation, February, 2016 Southern Nursing Research Society, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Jallo, N. Stress and Anxiety in Pregnant African American Women, Podium Presentation,Institute for Women’s Health, Podium Presentation, April, 2016, Richmond, VA.
  • Kinser, P., & Jallo, N. Screening and Intervention for Perinatal Depression, Podium Presentation, Building Bridges, Forging Partnerships, August, 2015, VCU, Richmond, VA.
  • Jallo, N., Stojanovic, S. Thacker, L., & Ramus, R. A Pocket Computer Delivered Stress Coping Intervention for Hospitalized Pregnant Women at High Risk for Preterm Birth. Poster Presentation. November 17, 2015, March of Dimes Prematurity Prevention Convention 2015. Arlington, VA
  • Toledo, L. & Jallo, N. Resource Mothers Improve Health Outcomes in the Dominican Republic, Poster Presentation, November 2, 2015, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Chicago, Il. 
  • Jallo, N. (2015, February). Happiness in Pregnant African American Women: What are the Biobehavioral Correlates? Podium Presentation, February 2015, Southern Nursing Research Society, Tampa, FL.
  • Jallo, N. (2015, February). “Omics in Nursing.” Biobehavioral Research Interest Group (RIG) annual meeting panel facilitator, February 2015, Southern Nursing Research Society, Tampa, FL.
  • Jallo, N. (2015, February). Hospital Acquired Infections: Quality Improvement Challenges and Strategies. Podium Presentation February, 2015. Hospital Materno-Infantil San Lorenzo de Los Mina, Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • Jallo, N. (2014, September) Symposium Psychometric Evaluation of the PROMIS Fatigue-Short Form across Diverse Populations: Psychometric Evaluation of the PROMIS Fatigue-Short Form in Pregnant African American Women, Podium Presentation, September 2014, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science State of the Science Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • Jallo, N. (2014, September). Effects of a Stress Coping Intervention in Pregnant African American Women: Next Steps. Podium Presentation, September, 2014, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science State of the Science Congress, Washington, DC.
  • Jallo, N. (2014, September). Symposium Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Mind-Body-Medicine Therapies in Biobehavioral Research: Developing an Effective Mind-Body Intervention to Reduce Stress and Associated Symptoms in Pregnant African American Women, Podium Presentation, September 2014, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science State of the Science Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • Jallo, N. (2014, April). Recruiting for Epigenetic Studies: Challenges and Strategies. Podium
    presentation at the Eastern Nursing Research Society 26th Annual Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Jallo, N. (2014, February). Biobehavioral Research Interest Group Panel: Biobehavioral
    Perspective on Telomere Length and the Exposome. Podium presentation at the 28th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, San Antonio, TX.
  • Jallo, N. (2014, February). Symposium Gene X Environment: Research Methodologies and
    Frameworks of Epigenetics and Cellular Aging: Recruiting for Epigenetic Research. Podium presentation at the Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, San Antonio, TX.
  • Jallo, N. (2013, October). Pregnancy Complications and The Stress Response: Strategies for
    Coping. Podium presentation at the Physicians for Peace International Medical Education, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • Jallo, N. (2013, Feb-March). The Effect of Treatment Expectations on Outcomes of a Guided
    Imagery Intervention in Pregnant African American Women. Podium presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society 27th Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR.
  • Ruiz, J & Jallo, N. (2013, Feb-March). Statistical Interaction of Plasma Cytokines in the
    Prediction of Preterm Birth in Hispanic Pregnant Women. Podium presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society 27th Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR.
  • Jallo, N. (2013, Feb-March). Lessons Learned and Challenges in Biobehavioral Research.
    Panel discussion and podium presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society 27th Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR.
  • Jallo, N. (2012, September). Prevalence and Correlates of Depressive Symptoms in Pregnant
    African American Women. Podium presentation at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science’s  2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, DC.
  • Ruiz, R & Jallo, N. (2012, February). Acculturation, Depressive Symptoms, CRH, Cortisol and
    Preterm Birth. Podium presentation at the Southern Research Nursing Society 2012 Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Jallo, N. (2011, June.) Effects of Guided Imagery on Maternal Stress during Hospitalization for
    Preterm Labor. Podium presentation at the AWHONN Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Jallo, N. (2010, November). Prematurity: A Global Perspective. Podium presentation at the
    Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural
    Hospital, Sawangi Wardha, India.
  • Jallo, N. (2010, November). Maternal Infections and early onset neonatal sepsis. Podium
    presentation at the Sepsis 2010 Conference, Nagpur, India.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • Jallo, N. Thacker, L., Svikis, D., & Stojanovic, P. Developing a Mobile Device Delivered Stress Coping App for High Risk Hospitalized Pregnant Women: Lessons Learned. Poster presentation April 1, 2017. 38th Annual Meeting &Scientific Sessions Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.
  • Jallo, N. The Role of the Childbirth Educator in Reducing Infant Mortality. Post presentation October 21, 2016. 2016 Annual Lamaze Conference, West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Kinser, P. & Jallo, N. Diverse Women’s Perspectives on Mind-Body Practices throughout Pregnancy and Beyond. Poster presentation April 1, 2017. 38th Annual Meeting &Scientific Sessions Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.
  • Jallo, N., Elwick, Jr., Kinser, P., Masho, S., Price, S., Svikis, D., & Kornstein, S. The Perfect Storm: Interaction of Stress and Anxiety as Predictors of Depressive Symptoms in Pregnant African American Women. Poster presentation April 27, 2016, Institute for Women’s Health Research Day, Richmond VA.
  • Naidoo, D., Jallo, N., & Thacker, L. Predictors of the Efficacy of a Guided Imagery Stress Management Intervention in Pregnant African American Women. Poster Presentation April 27, 2016, Institute for Women’s Health Research Day, Richmond VA.
  • Price, S.,Coles.,  Kinser, P., Jallo, N., Kornstein, S., & Masho, S. Integrting Behavioral Health with Centralized Intake for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV): Lessons from a Multi-Community System Enhancement Pilot, Poster Presentation, April 14, 2016, Women’s Health 2016 24th Annual Congress, Washington, DC
  • Jallo, N., Stojanovic, S. Thacker, L., & Ramus, R. A Pocket Computer Delivered Stress Coping Intervention for Hospitalized Pregnant Women at High Risk for Preterm Birth. Poster Presentation. November 17, 2015, March of Dimes Prematurity Prevention Convention 2015. Arlington, VA
  • Toledo, L. & Jallo, N. Resource Mothers Improve Health Outcomes in the Dominican Republic,  Poster Presentation, November 2, 2015, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Chicago, Il.
  • Jallo, N. (2014, May). Guided Imagery Effects of Pregnancy Symptoms and Outcomes. Poster
    presentation at the National Institutes for Nursing Research P30 Center Directors Meeting.
  • Jallo, N. (2014, April). Stress Coping Intervention in African American Pregnant Women, Poster presentation at the VCU Institute for Women’s Health 10th Annual Women’s Health Research Day, Richmond, VA.
  • Jallo, N., Toledo, L. Chiu, K., Lopez, R. (2014, April). Addressing Health Disparities: A
    Mentoring Approach with Pregnant and Parenting Teens in the Dominican Republic,
    Poster presentation at the VCU Global Health Showcase, Richmond, VA.
  • Jallo, N. (2014, February). African American Women’s Perceptions of Guided Imagery during
    Pregnancy. Poster presentation at the 28th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, San Antonio,TX.
  • Jallo, N. (2013, September). Longitudinal Patterns of Maternal Distress in Pregnant African
    American Women.  Poster presentation at the 16th Annual Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health Premier Women’s Health Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Jallo, N. (2012, March). The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Reducing Infant Mortality. Poster
    presentation at the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners 2012 Annual Conference, Hot Springs, VA.
  • Ruiz, R., Jallo, N., Murphey, C., Marti, N.C.  (2012, February). Family Cohesion, Cortisol, and
    Preterm Birth. Poster presentation at the Research Nursing Society 2012 Annual
    Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Murphey,C,  Marti, N., Ruiz, RJ, & Jallo, N. (2012, February). Racial Discrimination, Il-10, and
    Preterm Birth. Poster presentation at the Southern Research Nursing Society 2012 Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Jallo, N. (2012, February). Understanding Mothers of Late Preterm Infants, Poster presentation
    at the Southern Research Nursing Society 2012 Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Jallo, N. (2011, October). Guided Imagery Effects on Pregnancy Symptoms and Outcomes.
    Poster presentation at the National Institute of Nursing Research’s 25th Anniversary Scientific Symposium, Washington, D.C.
  • Jallo, N., Ruiz, R, Murphey, C. (2011, October). Biobehavioral Model for Developing and
    Testing Stress Reduction Interventions in Acculturated Pregnant Hispanic Women. Poster presentation at the National Institute of Nursing Research’s 25th Anniversary Scientific Symposium, Washington, DC.
  • Howland, L.C., Jallo, N., Picker, R., Glaser, D., & Connelly, C. (2011, October). Use of Guided
    Imagery to Reduce Stress Among Mother of Hospitalized Preterm Infant. Poster presentation at the Council of Advancement of Nursing Science 2011 Special Topics Conference and Poster Session, Washington DC
  • Jallo, N. (2011, April). Depressive Symptoms in Pregnant African American Women. Poster
    Presentation at the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women’s Health Research Day, Richmond, VA.
  • Jallo, N. (2010, October). Stress and Anxiety as Predictors of Prenatal Depression in Pregnant
    African. Poster presentation at the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women
    Health Annual Conference, Desert Springs, CA.
  • Jallo, N. (2010, September). Effect of Imagery and Imaging Ability on Maternal Anxiety. Poster
    presentation at the Council for Advancement of Nursing Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Jallo, N. (2010, March). Relationship Between Maternal Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in
    African American Women. Poster presentation at the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, Reston, VA. 
  • Jallo, N. (2010, February). Exploring the Effects of Guided Imagery on Maternal Affective
    Symptoms. Poster presentation at the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology 36th Annual Meeting, Richmond Virginia.

Candace Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN

Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3083
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-0707
Email: johnsoncm7@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I primarily teach Community Health Nursing (NURS 416) to accelerated and traditional baccalaureate nursing students. In addition to serving as course lead, I also teach a community-based clinical section in the Richmond’s Southside community.

RESEARCH:

My research focus is on metabolic syndrome, a bio-behavioral symptom cluster known to precede cardiometabolic diseases including atherosclerosis and type 2 diabetes. With a concentration on African-American women, the group at highest risk for mortality related to diseases of the metabolic syndrome, I am investigating the biological, environmental, and social determinants of this condition and exploring innovative ways to prevent disease and disease progression. I am also examining the mediators of behaviors (e.g., diet & physical activity) that reduce metabolic syndrome risk including self-management/self-regulation of behaviors, stress reduction, and family- and community-based social support.

As a research fellow in the National Institute of Nursing Research, I explored the feasibility and acceptability of a novel intervention that combined the cardio-protective properties of yoga with the cultural relevance of West African cultural dance to determine if African-American women, a U.S. subpopulation with the highest rates of sedentary lifestyle, would be amenable to participating in more physical activity. Moving forward in my health promotion bio-behavioral research, I will be incorporating focus group and baseline data into a more comprehensive, community-based, lifestyle intervention.

SERVICE:

I am a member of the Black Nurses Association, and the American Public Health Association.  I have served as an alternate member of the Faculty Senate and am currently a member of the VCU Service Learning Advisory Board.

EDUCATION

  • B.A. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Anthropology
  • B.S. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    Nursing
  • MA Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    Public Health
  • Ph.D. - University of Virginia (December 2013)

AWARDS/HONORS

  • Featured, Urban Views Weekly article
  • Faculty Fellow, VCU ASPiRE, 2015-16
  • Featured, Richmond Times Dispatch article
  • “Nurses move beyond patient beside in research efforts” 2014
  • DataMark Instructor of Excellence Award, (Richmond, VA) 2012
  • Commonwealth of VA Nurse Educator's Scholarship, (Richmond, VA) 2010
  • UVA Vice President for Research Scholarship, (Charlottesville, VA) 2009
  • RN Excellence in Teaching Award, (Richmond, VA) 2009
  • St. Phillip's Alumnae Scholarship, (Richmond, VA) 2007
  • Lettie P. Whitehead Scholarship, (Richmond, VA) 2006

PUBLICATIONS

  • Johnson CC, Abrams, JA, Hagiwara, N. (in review). A Conceptual Framework of Chronic Stress, Inflammation, and Metabolic Syndrome in African-American Women: Potential Uses in Research on Mind-Body Therapies for Prevention of Cardio-Metabolic Disease. Submitted to J Black Psychology. R, D
  • Johnson CC, Sheffield, K. (in review). Mind-body therapies for African-American women at risk for cardio-metabolic disease: A Systematic Review. Submitted to Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. R
  • Johnson CC,  Small, L., Thacker, L. (in preparation). Feasibility and Acceptability of a Culturally Tailored Behavioral Health Intervention for African American Women at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome. To be submitted to: Community Health Nursing. R
  • Johnson CC, Taylor AG, Anderson JG, Jones RA, Whaley DE. (2014). Feasibility and Acceptability of an Internet-based, African Dance-Modified Yoga Program for African American Women with or at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome. J Yoga Phys Ther 4 (174). 10.4172/2157-7595.1000174. R, D
  • Johnson CC and Taylor AG. (2011). Researchers combine evidence to foster study enrollment: Perspectives on putting into practice what we know for studies involving Black women. Journal of Yoga and Physical Therapy, 1 (1),e101-e103. 10.4172/2157-7595.1000e101.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • Johnson, C.C. (June, 2017). Designing a Disaster Management Training Simulation Experience for Undergraduate Nursing Students: Lessons Learned from Formative Feedback. Podium presentation at Association of Community Health Nursing Educators conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Johnson, C.C.,  (April, 2017).  Awareness, accountability and taking the time: Perceptions of barriers and facilitators to health promoting behaviors in African-American women. Poster presentation at VCU Institute for Women Health Research Day, Richmond, VA.
  • Johnson, C.C., Small, L. (February, 2017). Lessons Learned about Variables Assessed with Health Lifestyle Intervention Studies: BMI vs. Waist Circumference. Symposium presentation at Southern Research Nursing Society Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Johnson, C.C. (February, 2017). Activity Tracker Use in African-American Woman with and at risk for Metabolic Syndrome. Oral presentation at Southern Research Nursing Society Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Johnson, C.C. (February, 2016). A proposed Allostatic Model of Stress in African-American women: A mixed methods study of the Yogic Dance intervention. Poster presentation at Southern Research Society, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Johnson, C.C. (2016). A Proposed Model of Chronic Stress in African-American Women: Using Interdisciplinary Theories from the Biological and Social Sciences to Explain Cardio-metabolic Health Disparities. Southern Nursing Research Society, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Johnson, C.C. (2015). Social Determinants of Health: Focus on African-American Health Disparities. Four-part Lecture Series at ASPiRE Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
  • Johnson, C.C. (2015). Stress and Social Determinants of Health in African-Americans Oral presentation at VCU Honors College (Berglund Seminar), Richmond, VA.  
  • Johnson, CC. (2015). A proposed Allostatic Model of Stress in African-American women: A mixed methods study of the Yogic Dance intervention
  • Johnson, CC. (2015). Community Health Nursing: Advancing Access to Care
  • Johnson, CC. (2015). Developing Yogic Dance: A Culturally Tailored Dance-modified Yoga Intervention for African-American Women At-risk for Chronic Diseases
  • Johnson, CC. (2014). Dance/Modified Yoga: A Health Strategy for African-American Women at risk for Chronic Disease.Poster presentation at the meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society, San Antonio, TX.
  • Johnson, CC. (2013). Beliefs about yoga, ideal health status and the self in African-American
    women. Poster presentation at the meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Little Rock, AR.
  • Johnson, CC. (2012). Beliefs about yoga, ideal health status and the self in African-American
    women. Oral presentation at the Huskey Poster Exhibition, University of Virginia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Johnson, CC. (2010). Predicting Negative Affect in Post-Operative Women Receiving Massage
    and Vibration Therapy. Poster presentation at the UVA School of Nursing,
    Charlottesville, VA.
  • Johnson, CC. (2010). Margaret Gey and the HeLa immortal cell line: Cervical Cancer Care in
    African-Americans 1941-1951. Oral presentation at the UVA School of Nursing, Charlottesville, VA.

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP

Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3087
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-9140
Email: kinserpa@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I teach at the VCU School of Nursing predominantly in the master’s and PhD programs. The major areas of my teaching focus on women’s health, mindfulness, advanced health assessment, and qualitative research. I am the co-director of the course Mindfulness for Healthcare Professional Students and a contributor to the Artfulness program at VCU. I am a frequent guest speaker in departments throughout and beyond VCU regarding both women’s health issues and the application of mindfulness-based interventions for various clinical and non-clinical populations. I serve as a doctoral student advisor and a member of numerous dissertation committees within and outside of the School of Nursing.

RESEARCH:

My program of research is largely focused on enhancing wellness in women across the lifespan, with specific foci on biobehavioral mechanisms (including epigenetics) of depression and stress and on the biobehavioral effects of psychobehavioral interventions and complementary health approaches for stress and depression. Thanks to funding from the National Institutes of Health and other foundation grants, I am currently conducting studies on the epigenetic mechanisms of postpartum depression and on the use of yoga and mindfulness interventions as self-management tools for depressive and related symptoms in pregnancy.   My research is positioned at the intersection of research and clinical care regarding the promotion of positive health behaviors & interventions for mental and physical wellness. For more information, see my research lab’s website: http://rampages.us/patriciakinser/

SERVICE:

I maintain an active clinical practice as a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP-BC), volunteering at a free clinic in Richmond (Health Brigade). I serve on the Board of the Southern Nursing Research Society as the Director of Awards and I am a grant reviewer for the American Nurses Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International. I serve as a committee member for multiple School of Nursing and University-level committees, including the APT and University Graduate Council committees. I am the current chair of the Master’s Curriculum Committee at the School of Nursing. I am co-chair of the Perinatal Mental Health Research Group at VCU’s Institute for Women’s Health. I am an active member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, the Southern Nursing Research Society, and the Academy of Women’s Health.

 

Education

  • PhD - Nursing - University of Virginia
  • MS - Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BSN - Nursing - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BS - Biology, Neural & Behavioral Science; Feminist & Gender Studies - Haverford College

AWARDS/HONORS

  • Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute 2017-2018
  • DAISY Faculty Award, VCU School of Nursing/ AACN/ Daisy Foundation, 2016
  • Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow, National Academies of Practice, 2015
  • Exceptional Dedication and Service Award, Fan Free Clinic, Richmond, VA 2014
  • D. Jean Wood Nursing Scholarship Award, Southern Nursing Research Society 2014
  • Phyllis J. Verhonick Dissertation Award, University of Virginia School of Nursing 2012
  • Graduate Merit Award, University of Virginia School of Nursing 2011
  • Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner Award for Doctorate Study 2011
  • Rodriguez Nursing Research and Leadership Award, University of Virginia 2010

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • 2016-2018 Other Significant Contributor: Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Epigenetic mechanisms of postpartum depression.
  • 2016-2018 Principal Investigator: Self-Management of Chronic Depressive Symptoms in Pregnancy; R15HD086835, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
  • 2016-2018 Other Significant Contributor: Epigenetic mechanisms of postpartum depression (PI: York); NARSAD/Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.
  • 2015-2017 Clinical Faculty Scholar: VCU NIMHD Comprehensive Center of Excellence, 5P60MD002256 (PI: Strauss), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
  • 2015-2016 Principal Investigator: Epigenetic, social, and environmental mechanisms underlying postpartum depression; American Nurses Foundation Research Grant.
  • 2015-2017 Principal Investigator: Mechanisms of Postpartum Depression; National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Health Loan Repayment Program.
  • 2015-2016 Principal Investigator: Centering Pregnancy Care plus Yoga for Diverse Pregnant Women; Sigma Theta Tau/ Southern Nursing Research Society Research Grant.
  • 2014-2016 Principal Investigator: Social, environmental, and epigenetic mechanisms underlying postpartum depression- a pilot study; VCU CCTR Endowment Fund (UL1TR0000058, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences).
  • 2013 Principal Investigator: Exploring non-pharmacologic strategies for managing prenatal depression and stress in underserved women via focus groups; supported in part by P30 NR011403 (Grap, PI), Center of Excellence for Biobehavioral Approaches to Symptom Management; National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH.
  • 2012-2013 Principal Investigator: Feasibility, acceptability, and effects of a complementary therapy for women with depression: A one-year follow-up study; supported in part by P30 NR011403 (Grap, PI), Center of Excellence for Biobehavioral Approaches to Symptom Management; National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH.
  • 2009-2011 Principal Investigator: Feasibility and acceptability of yoga for women with depression;
  • T32 Pre-Doctoral Training Grant, National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (T32-AT000052; PI: Ann Gill Taylor), CAM Clinical Research Training Program, Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies, University of Virginia School of Nursing.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Kinser, P., Pauli, J., Jallo, N., Hoekstra, M., Karst, K., Shall, M., Starkweather, A. (2017, in press). Physical activity and mindfulness/yoga approaches for pregnancy-related low back and pelvic pain. Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nurses. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.12.006
  • Harris, A., Braun, S., Fleagle, E., Robins, J., Kinser, P. (2017, in press) Why and how to manage stress with mindfulness. Imprint: National Student Nurses Association magazine.   
  • Kinser, P., Robins, J., & Masho, S. (2016). Self-administered mind-body practices for reducing health disparities: An interprofessional opinion and call to action. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2016(2016), 6 pages. www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2016/2156969/. doi: 10.1155/2016/2156969
  • Kinser, P., Braun, S., Deeb, G., Carrico, C., Dow, A. (2016). “Awareness is the first step”: An interprofessional course on mindfulness and mindful-movement for healthcare professionals and students. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 25: 18-25. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2016.08.003
  • Starkweather, A., Lyon, D., Kinser, P., Heineman, A., Sturgill, J., Deng, X., Siangphoe, U., Elswick, R., Greenspan, J., & Dorsey, S. (2016). Comparison of low back pain recovery and persistence: A descriptive study of characteristics at pain onset. Biological Research for Nursing, 1-10.
  • Jallo, N., Svikis, D., Price, S., Kinser, P., Elswick, R., Masho, S. (2015). Prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms in pregnant African American women. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36(11):860-9.
  • Price, S., Kinser, P., Masho, S., Jallo, N. (2015). Racial disparities in the association between stress and preterm birth. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 8(4):79-91.
  • Kinser, P., Masho, S. (2015). “Yoga was my saving grace”: The experience of women who practice prenatal yoga. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 21(5): 319-26.
  • An, K., Jallo, N., Menzies, V., Kinser, P., Robins, J., Starkweather, A., (2015). Integrative review of co-occurring symptoms across etiologies of chronic liver disease and implications for symptom management research and practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(4): 310-7. DOI: 10.1111/jnu.12146.
  • Kinser, P., Masho, S. (2015). “I just start crying for no reason”: The experience of stress and depression in pregnant urban African American adolescents and their perception of yoga as a management strategy. Women’s Health Issues. 25(2): 142-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2014.11.007. PMID: 660474
  • Menzies, V., Jallo, N., Kinser, P., An, K., Robins, J., Driscoll, C., Starkweather, A., Bajaj, J., Lyon, D. (2015). Shared symptoms and putative biological mechanisms in chronic liver disease: Implications for biobehavioral research. Biological Research for Nursing, 17(2): 222-9. doi: 10.1177/1099800414541541. PMID: 25037448
  • Kinser, P. & Lyon, D. (2014). A conceptual model of stress vulnerability, depression, and health outcomes in women: Potential uses in complementary therapy research. Brain and Behavior, 4(5), 665-674. DOI: 10.1002/brb3.249. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/brb3.249/pdf
  • Kinser, P., Elswick, R., Kornstein, S., (2014). Long-term effects of a mind-body intervention for women with major depressive disorder: Sustained mental health improvements with yoga. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 28(6), 377-83.DOI: 10.1016/j.apnu.2014.08.014.
  • Kinser, P., Bourguignon, C., Taylor, A.G., Steeves, R. (2013). “A feeling of connectedness”: Perspectives on a gentle yoga intervention for women with major depression. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34(6), 402-411. DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2012.762959. PMID: 23805925
  • Jallo, N., Lyon, D., Kinser, P., Kelley, D., Menzies, V., Jackson-Cook, C. (2013). Recruiting for epigenetic research: Facilitating the informed consent process. Nursing Research and Practice, vol 2013. Article ID 935740. DOI:10.1155/2013/935740. PMID: 23840949
  • Kinser, P., & Lyon, D. (2013). Major depressive disorder and measures of cellular aging: An integrative review. Nursing Research and Practice, vol 2013. Article ID 469070. DOI: 10.1155/2013/469070. PMID: 23691300
  • Kinser, P., & Robins, J. (2013). Control group design: Enhancing rigor in research on mind-body therapies for depression. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Article ID 140467. DOI: 10.1155/2013/140467. PMID: 23662111
  • Kinser, P., Bourguignon, C., Whaley, D., Hauenstein, E., Taylor, A.G. (2013). Feasibility, acceptability, and effects of gentle Hatha yoga for women with major depression: Findings from a randomized controlled mixed-methods study. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 27(3): 137-147. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2013.01.003. PMID: 23706890
  • Taylor, A.G., Anderson, J.G., Riedel, S.L., Lewis, J.E., Kinser P.A., Bourguignon, C. (2013). Cranial electrical stimulation improves symptoms and functional status in individuals with fibromyalgia. Pain Manag Nurs, 14(4), 328-35. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2011.07.002. PMID: 24315255
  • Kinser, P., Goehler, L., Taylor, A. (2012). How might yoga help depression? A neurobiological perspective. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 8(2), 118-126. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2011.12.005. PMID: 22385566
  • Kinser, P. (2011). “We were all in it together”: Medicine and nursing in the 8th evacuation hospital, 1942 1945. Windows in Time, the newsletter for the University of Virginia School of Nursing Center for Historical Inquiry, Nov, 19(2), 7-13. PMID: 22397106
  • Kinser, P. & DeWilde, C. (2010). First world lessons from third world experiences: Central america. In Fitzpatrick, J., Shultz, C., Aiken, T. (Eds). Giving Through Teaching: How Nurse Educators are Changing the World, NLN Foundation and Springer Publishing Company.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

International:

  • Braun, S., Harris, A., Kinser, P., Deeb, G., Carrico, C., Dow, A. (November, 2016). Mindfulness and yoga for healthcare professional trainees: A mixed-methods investigation of an interdisciplinary course. Poster presentation at the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, San Diego, CA.
  • Braun, S., Kinser, P., Deeb, G., Carrico, C., Dow, A. (May, 2016). An interprofessional course on mindfulness and mindful-movement for healthcare professionals and healthcare professionals in training. Presentation at the International Congress of Integrative Medicine and Health, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Braun, S., Deeb, G., Carrico, C., Kinser, P. (May, 2016). Brief yoga intervention increases state mindfulness in dental students. Poster at the International Congress of Integrative Medicine and Health, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Kinser, P. & Masho, S. (June 2014). “I just start crying for no reason”: The experience of stress and depression in pregnant urban low-income African American adolescents and their perception of management strategies. Podium presentation at the 14th International Conference for Social Stress Research, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Kinser, P. (August, 2011). Yoga as a complementary health practice for women with depression. Podium presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau 22nd International Nursing Research Congress, Mexico.

National and Regional Presentations:

  • Weis, K., Kinser, P., Matthews, J., Leiferman, J. (April, 2017). Prevalence and predictors of depression and stress in diverse samples of pregnant women. Symposium presentation at the 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.
  • Kinser, P., Jallo, N., Robins, J., An, K., Johnson, C., Small, L. (Feb, 2017). Symposium—Lessons learned from null findings: Turning lemons into lemonade. Symposium presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Jallo, N., Kinser, P., Sturgill, J., Elswick, R.K. (Feb, 2017). Lessons learned from using biomarkers in nursing research. Symposium presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Kinser, P., Huberty, J., Matthews, J., Leiferman, J. (March/April, 2016). Complementary approaches for mental health across the perinatal period. Symposium presentation at the 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
  • Kinser, P., & Jallo, N. (March, 2016). Study findings regarding a mind-body intervention for perinatal depression. Paper Presentation at the 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
  • Kinser, P., Lyon, D., Robins, J. (Feb, 2016). Epigenetics and biobehavioral research: A focus on DNA methylation. Symposium presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Kinser, P., York, T., Roberson-Nay, R., Amstadter, A. (Feb, 2016). Racial differences in DNA methylation patterns in early pregnancy. Podium presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Kornstein, S., Kinser, P., Wingold, T., Hinesley, J. (October, 2015). When mommy gets depressed: Recognizing and responding to depression during pregnancy and postpartum. Invited podium presentation at the 53rd Annual Children’s Mental Health Symposium, Richmond, VA.
  • Kinser, P. (September, 2015). Long-term effects of yoga for major depressive disorder and opportunities for promoting mental health in underserved populations. Invited podium presentation at the Symposium for Yoga Research, Kripalu Institute, Stockbridge, MA.

Susan Lindner, M.S.N., RNC-OB

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3053
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-3375
Email: lindnersl@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I teach in the undergraduate program in the clinical area of Health Assessment, Nursing of Women, and Community Health. I teach didactic Health Assessment.  I have provided guest lectures in Nursing Education.

SCHOLARSHIP:

Poster presentations have been focused on problem-based and student centered learning in the clinical environment.  I am involved in two grant funded projects; “Bridging the Gap to Meaningful Use by Enhancing Electronic Documentation Knowledge” (Terrell & Lindner) and Improving Birth Outcomes through a Birth Companion Program:  Providing Education and Empowerment, (Bell & Lindner).

SERVICE:

I have served on the Undergraduate Program Committee, Faculty Senate, MCV Representative for Faculty Senate, University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Admissions Committee, Clinical Education Committee, and Volunteer Doula Group. I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau, AWHONN, and National League of Nursing.

EDUCATION

  • A.A.S. - Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, NY
  • B.S. - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    Nursing
  • M.S.N - Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
    Nursing Education

HONORS/AWARDS

  • Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni School of Nursing Outstanding Nurse Service Award- 2015
  • The Daisy Award for Outstanding Faculty Member

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • Bell, Kathleen & Lindner, S. (2014).  Mimi Bennett Clinical Scholar Award.  Virginia Commonwealth University Clinical Scholar Award.   October, 2013. Improving Birth Outcomes through A Birth Companion Program:   Providing Education and Empowerment.  $15,000.  June, 2014 Co-Investigator.
  • Bell, K & Lindner, S. (2013).  Mimi Bennett Clinical Scholar Award.  Virginia Commonwealth University Clinical Scholar Award.   September, 2013. Improving Birth Outcomes through A Birth Companion Program: Providing Education and Empowerment.  $15,000.  September, 2013 Co-Investigator

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

  • Walter, J.M., Wilson McKay, S., Lovell, C. G., White, J.S., Hertle, M., & Lindner, S. (2015). [VCU] Art of Nursing: The Guiding Principles of an Innovative IPE Teaching-Learning Initiative,” Caputi, L (2015) NLN Yearbook of Innovations in Nursing Education. In press-for publication Fall 2015. Wolters Kluwer Health, Riverwoods, IL.
  • Walter, J.M., Wilson McKay, S., Lovell, C., White, J., Hertel, M. & Lindner, S.  (2014). VCU Art of Nursing: The guiding principles of an innovative IPE teaching-learning initiative.  National Education Perspectives.
  • Lindner, S. & McGrath, J.M. (2012).  Family-Centered Care and Continuous Labor Support. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews; 12(2): 70-72.
  • Lindner, S. (2011). Safe Practice in Labor & Delivery: Intrapartum Nursing Caring of  Multiples. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews; 11(4):190-193.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Lindner, S. (2016).  “Incivility; Time for a Change.” Virginia Nurses Association's Education Day. Richmond, VA
  • Lindner, S. (2015).  “A Volunteer Doula Program; a Holistic Approach to Population Health and Service.” Virginia Nurses Association's Education Day. Richmond, VA
  • Nye, C. Lindner, S., Beaird, G. (2015).  “10 Minute Assessment: An Organizational Tool to Promote Student Quality and Safety Behaviors.”  Virginia State Simulation Alliance, Inc. Virginia Beach, VA
  • Nye, C. Lindner, S., Beaird, G. (2015).  “10 Minute Assessment: A Tool to Promote Students Quality and Safety Behaviors.”  14th Annual International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning Conference.  Atlanta, GA. 
  • Lindner, S. & Beaird, G. (2014). “From Day One: A Framework for Hospital-Based Assessments in Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Program”. Virginia Nurses Association Education Day, Richmond, VA.
  • Bell, K. & Lindner, S. (2014). Improving Birth Outcomes through a Birth Companion Program: Providing Education and Empowerment. Virginia Nurses Association Education Day, Richmond, VA.
  • Terrell, D. & Lindner, S. (2014). Bridging the Gap to Meaningful Use by Enhancing Electronic Documentation Knowledge. Virginia Nurses Association Education Day, Richmond, VA.
  • McKay, SW, Walter, J, Lindner, S, Lovell, C, Sampson, E, White, J, Hertel, M. “VCU Art of Nursing: April, 2014: An Art-based Interprofessional Education Exploration of Metacognition in Beginning Nursing Students”. Panel presentation.  Global Alliance for Arts in Health.  Houston, TX.
  • McKay, SW, Walter, J, Lindner, S, Lovell, C, Sampson, E, White, J, Hertel, M. Panel presentation.  “VCU Art of Nursing: Research Findings from a Museum-based Interprofessional Educational Model”. NAEA, San Diego, CA.
  • Lindner, S. (2014). Community Health Nursing: Advancing Access to Care, Nurses: The Beating HeART of Healthcare Reform 62nd Annual State Convention.  Virginia Beach, VA. (Podium).
  • Walter, JM, McKay, SW, Lindner, S, Lovell, C. (2013). “The Art of Nursing: An IPE Model to Enhance Clinical Reasoning in Students”, Panel presentation.  NLN Education Summit.  Washington, D.C.
  • Lindner, S., (2013). Click your Ruby Slippers and Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Active Learning. Poster presentation at the 40th Annual National Conference on Professional Nurse Educators Group and Development (PNEG), Lessons from Oz: Assuring Capabilities for Future Nursing Education & Practice. (Poster)
  • Lovell, C.G., Lindner, S., White, J.S., Hertel, M.L., Walter, J.M., & McKay, S.W. (2013). The Art of Nursing: A collaborative interprofessional education project between art education and nursing. First Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium, Richmond, VA.  March 9, 2013. (Poster)
  • Lindner, S. (2012).  Student Centered Nursing Education; Time for a Change. Virginia Nurses Association (VNA), the Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders (VONEL), and the Virginia Magnet Consortium, Education Day.  Richmond, VA. (Poster)
  • Lindner, S. & Lovell, C. (2012).  Cultivating Communication: Using SBAR in an Undergraduate Nursing Clinical.  39th Annual Professional Nurse Educator and Development.  Nurse Educators on a Journey of Excellence, Philadelphia, PA. (Poster)

Carley Lovell, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3067
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-3414
Email: lovellcg@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I maintain an active practice as a women’s health nurse practitioner in the Department of Internal Medicine at VCU Health.  I teach primarily in the undergraduate program in the clinical areas of Technologies of Nursing, Nursing of Women and Health Assessment.  I serve as the course lead for the Technologies of Nursing course.

RESEARCH:

I am a PhD student at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.  My research interests include biobehavioral symptom science in the area of obesity and binge eating/drinking in the college age population, with the goal of advancing etiological understanding of the behavior, and identifying personalized strategies to reduce maladaptive coping binge responses to enhance heath and quality of life. I am also studying the contributions of perceived stress on health outcomes related to obesity and binge eating/drinking behaviors in college age youth. I am also a member of the interdisciplinary research team for a project entitled “VCU Art of Nursing”.  This project is conducted at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with entry-level VCU nursing students and with masters of art education students from VCU’s Art Education department. 

SERVICE:

I am a member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Southern Nursing Research Society, the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners and currently serve as board secretary for the Sigma Theta Tau International Gamma Omega Chapter.  I am also a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and the Clinical Education Council at VCU SON as well as the College Behavioral and Emotional Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

EDUCATION

  • BA - Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA  Psychology, Philosophy, and Women’s Studies
  • BS - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA Nursing
  • MA - New York University, New York, NY Educational Psychology
  • MS - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD - Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing, Charleston, SC Nursing Anticipated date of completion: 2017

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2014, VCU School of Nursing Mabel E. Montgomery Award: Excellence in Clinical Practice
  • VCU School of Nursing Excellence in Teaching Award: Week of the Nurse 2013
  • Second Place Poster/Peer Reviewed, VCNP Annual Conference 2012
  • Clinical Nurse IV, Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems 2010

RESEARCH/ SCHOLARSHIP 

  • 2017-2016, VCU School of Nursing Intramural Grants Program - 5,895.00

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Walter, J.M., Wilson McKay, S., Lovell, C.G., White, J.S., Hertle, M., & Lindner, SL (2016) [VCU] Art of Nursing: The Guiding Principles of an Innovative IPE Teaching-Learning Initiative,”  in Caputi, NLN Yearbook of Innovations in Nursing Education. Wolters Kluwer Health, Riverwoods, IL.

SELECTED PODIUM PRESENTATIONS

  • Lovell, C., McKay, S. W., Walter, J. M., Cantrell, A.  (2016). Community Conversations: Art and Health.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.
  • Lovell, C., Aliev, F., Kendler, K., Dick, D., Adkins, A.  (2016).  Investigation of Shared Genetic Variation for Binge Eating and Binge Drinking Behavior in College Age Youth.  International Society of Nurses in Genetics World Congress, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Lovell, C.  (2016). Binge Eating Disorder and Interventions for College Age Youth. Active Minds and National Alliance of Mental Illness Chapter presentation, Richmond, VA.
  • McKay, S.W., Walter, J., Lindner, S., Lovell, C., Sampson, E., White, J., & Hertel, M. (2014,
    April). VCU Art of Nursing: An Art-based Interprofessional Education Exploration of Metacognition in Beginning Nursing Students. Panel presentation at the meeting of the Global Alliance for Arts in Health, Houston, TX.
  • McKay, S.W., Walter, J., Lindner, S., Lovell, C., Sampson, E., White, J., & Hertel, M. (2014, March). VCU Art of Nursing: Research Findings from a Museum-based Interprofessional Educational Model. Panel presentation at the meeting of the NAEA, San Diego, CA.
  • Sampson, E., VanderWielen, L.M., McKay, S.W, & Lovell, C. (2014, March). The Art of Interprofessional Collaboration. Panel presentation at the 2nd Annual Jewell and Carl Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium.  Richmond, VA
  • Walter, J.M., McKay, S.W., Lindner, S., & Lovell, C. (2013, September). The Art of Nursing: An IPE Model to Enhance Clinical Reasoning in Students. Panel presentation at the NLN Education Summit, Washington, DC.
  • Walter, J.M., McKay, S.W., Lindner, S., & Lovell, C. (2012, November). The Art of Nursing: Designing a Model of Interprofessional Education Leading to Enhanced Observation and Clinical Reasoning Skills in Nursing Students. Panel presentation at the AACN 2012 Baccalaureate Education Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Lovell, C. (2012, September). Global Feast or Famine: How Obesity and Malnutrition Impact Women’s Health. Panel presentation at The Maya Angelou International Women’s Health Summit: Women’s Health: A Global Priority, Winston Salem, NC.
  • Lovell, C. (2012, March). Low Fidelity Simulation to Increase Safety of Medication Administration Among Entry Level Nursing Students. Panel presentation at Drexel University: Simulation in Healthcare: Where No One Has Gone Before, Ft. Lauderdale,FL.

SELECTED POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • Lovell, C., Aliev, F., Kendler, K., Dick, D., Adkins, A.  (2017).  A Genome-Wide Association Study to Investigate Shared Genetic Variation for Binge Eating and Binge Drinking in College Students.  Poster presentation at the 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, March 29-April 1, 2017, San Diego, California.
  • Lovell, C, Svikis, D, Kendler, K., Dick, D., Thacker, L., Aliev, F., & Adkins, A.  (2016). Gender Comparison of Parental Problem Drinking History with Binge Eating and Binge Drinking Behavior Among College Age Youth. Poster presentation at the 12th Annual Women’sHealth Research Day, VCU Institute of Women’s Health, Richmond, VA.
  • Lovell, C, Magwood, G, Kendler, K, Dick, D, Thacker, L, Aliev, F, Adkins, A.  (2016). Associations of Maternal and Paternal Problem Drinking with Binge Eating and Binge Drinking Behaviors Among College Youth.  Poster presentation at the 30th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Lovell, C, Svikis, D, Dillon, P, Dick, D, Kendler, K. (2015). Caffeine, Alcohol Use, and Disordered Eating Behavior in Male and Female College Students. Poster presentation at the 11th Annual Women’s Health Research Day, VCU Institute of Women’s Health, Richmond, VA.
  • Lovell, C (2015). A Social Ecological Model of Interventions Related to the Stress/Obesity Response. Poster Presentation at the 29th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Tampa, FL.
  • Lovell, C, Lindner, S, Walter, JM, White, J, Hertel, M, McKay, SW. (2013). The Art of Nursing: A Collaborative Interprofessional Education Project Between Art Education and Nursing. Poster presentation at the Emswiller IPE Conference, Richmond, VA.
  • Lovell, C, Lindner, S. (2012). Cultivating Communication: Using SBAR in an Undergraduate Nursing Clinical. Poster presentation at the Villanova 39th Annual National Conference in Professional Nursing Education and Development: Nurse Educators: On a Journey of Excellence, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lovell, C. (2012). The Current Practice of the Nurse Practitioner in Combating Obesity in America. Poster presentation at the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, Hot Springs, VA.

Kimberly Mason

Department Administrator, Family and Community Health Nursing

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3015
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-0720
Email: kkhubbar@vcu.edu

She provides administrative support to the department of Family and Community Health Nursing.

Juliane Milburn, Ph.D., RN

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing


1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3001K
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-3422
Email: jlmilburn@vcu.edu

Carla Nye, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, CNE

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Master's Program
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing

Carla-Nye

1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3031
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 827-0629
Email: cnye@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I am honored to teach the Ethics course in the master’s program and the Evidence Based Practice Course in the DNP Program. I also speak on motivational interviewing and the needs of Military families. In the past I have been the lead faculty for undergraduate pediatrics. I teach students throughout the undergraduate and graduate program in the simulation arena. My primary focus is all things pediatrics, therapeutic communication in psych-mental health, and end-of-life simulations.

RESEARCH:

My interests and expertise are in simulation, communication, and developing positive learning environments. I have studied parent stress in the NICU, academic environmental needs of undergraduate nursing students, developing communication skills in undergraduate nursing students. I am also keenly interested in the use of simulation in Nurse Practitioner programs.

SERVICE:

I serve on the School of Nursing Master’s Program Committee, and am the co-Chair of the Nominations Committee.   I am a member of the Sigma Theta Tau, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, The Virginia State Simulation Alliance, The International Association of Clinical Simulation & Learning, and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. I was recently on the task force that developed the new Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program (DNP).

EDUCATION:

  • BSN - University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • MN - University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • DNP - University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • PNP - University of South Florida, Tampa FL

AWARDS/HONORS

  • Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators, National League for Nursing, 2015
  • Commander’s Award for Public Service, Army War College, Carlisle PA, 2009
  • 4th Annual Excellence in Writing Award, Neonatal Network, 2007
  • Most Supportive Educator Award, University of South Florida, 2006
  • Most Inspirational Educator Award, University of South Florida, 2005
  • Most Inspirational Educator Award, University of South Florida, 2004
  • Ted and Mary Couch Dean’s Award of Faculty Excellence, 2004
  • Spirit of Nursing Award, University of South Florida, 2003
  • Most Inspirational Educator Award, University of South Florida, 2003

RESEARCH FUNDING:

  • Co-PI, Enhancing Communication Skills in Undergraduate Nursing Students using Standardized Patient Actors. Virginia Commonwealth University, Clinical Scholars Program, August 2015-August 2016.
  • PI, Student Perception of Faculty Teaching and Program Satisfaction, University of North Carolina – Wilmington, J. Richard Corbitt Grant, January 2008-May 2009.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Rutherford-Hemming, T., Nye, C. & Coram, C. (2015). Using simulation for clinical practice hours in nurse practitioner education in the United States: A systematic review. Nurse Education Today. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2015.11.006
  • Nye, C., Keller, B., & Wrenn, S. (2013). Developing communication skills and knowledge of veteran issues through a PTSD Simulation. Nurse Leader.
  • Nye, C. (2008). Transitioning premature infants from gavage to breast. Neonatal Network, 27(1). [R] PMID:18232586
  • Nye, C. & Lawrence, E. (2001). Building a NICU: One Step at a Time. Central Lines, 17(3).

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

  • Nye, C., Beaird, G. & Lindner, S. (2015, August): 10 Minute Assessment: An Organizational Tool to Promote Quality and Safety Behaviors in Students. Podium Presentation at the Virginia Simulation State Simulation Alliance Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Beaird, G & Nye, C. (2014, August). Enhancing Undergraduate Nursing Women’s Health Clinical through Interdisciplinary Simulation. Podium presentation at the Virginia Simulation State Simulation Alliance Conference. Lynchburg, VA. August 6-7.
  • Nye, C. & Shockey, D. (2014, June). Simulation as a Tool to Prepare Pediatric NP Students for their First Clinical Experience. Podium presentation at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation Conference, Orlando, FL. June 19-21.
  • Nye, C. (2013, June). Caring for the Entire Veteran Family. Podium presentation at the Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs, San Francisco, CA. June 16-20.
  • Keller, E. & Nye, C. (2013, February). Ethics Most Wanted. Podium presentation at James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital Quarterly Ethics Conference, Tampa, FL
  • Nye, C. (2013, February). The Military Family. Podium presentation at the University of South Florida Nurse Practitioner Military Seminar, Tampa, FL
  • Nye, C., Rashka, L., Rossiter, A., & Schinka, G. (2012, November). Meeting the Challenge: Development of an Online Military and Veterans Health Course to Educate America’s Future Nurses to Care for our Nation’s Veterans. Podium presentation at the Joining Forces to Restore Lives Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • Nye, C. & Sprehe, J. (2012, November). PTSD Simulation. Webinar presentation at the American Association of Medical Colleges Joining Forces Wellness Week. Tampa, FL.
  • Nye, C. (2012, April). The Effect of Trauma on Kids and Their Families. Podium presentation at the James A. Haley Division of Psychology, Grand Rounds, Tampa, FL. 
  • Nye, C. & Livsey, K. (2010, June). What Students Want From Their Faculty. Podium presentation at Drexel Nursing Education Institute, Myrtle Beach, SC.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

  • Rutherford-Hemming, T., Nye, C., & Corum, C. (2015, October). Using Simulation for Clinical Practice Hours in Nurse Practitioner Education: A Systematic Review; Poster Presentation at the NLN Technology Conference; Tampa, FL
  • Keller, E., Nye, C., & Wrenn, S. (2012, November). Using a PTSD Simulation to Teach Communication to Undergraduate Students.  Poster presentation at the Joining Forces to Restore Lives Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • Keller, E., Nye, C., & Rueter, C. (2012, November). Teaching the Art of Nursing: Stories of Love, Patriotism, Faith, and Courage. Poster presentation at the Joining Forces to Restore Lives Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • Nye, C., Wrenn, S., & Keller, B. (2011, July). Using Simulation to Develop Therapeutic Communication Skills. Poster Presentation at the 10Th Annual International Simulation/Learning Resource Center Conference, Orlando, FL.

Debra Shockey, DNP, RN, CPNP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing


1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3041
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-1930
Email: dpshockey@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I teach primarily in the graduate program with emphasis on pediatric issues. Additionally, I am actively involved in the development of the DNP program.

RESEARCH:

The primary focus of my research and scholarly activities has been the examination of pre-procedural distress in children with cancer and the incorporation of biofeedback and relaxation strategies.  Newer areas of interest for me have included incorporating the use of pediatric simulation activities into the curriculum for the PNP and FNP graduate students.

SERVICE:

I am an active member of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses, Children’s Oncology Group and the National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Practitioners.

EDUCATION

  • BSN Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MS Virginia Commonwealth University
  • DNP University of Virginia

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Shockey, D., Menzies, V., Glick, D., Gill Taylor, A., Boitnott, A., &  Rovnyak, V. (2013).  Pre-procedural distress in children with cancer: An intervention using biofeedback and relaxation. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 30(3), 129-138. [R]
  • Ameringer, S., Elswick, Jr., R. K., Shockey, D. P., & Dillon, R. (2013).  A Pilot Exploration of Symptom Trajectories in Adolescents with Cancer during Chemotherapy. Cancer Nursing 36(1), 60-71. [R]

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • September 2015 Presenting a Professional Presentation or… How Not to be BAD (Bad, Annoying, or Downright Awful). IHTC Training Workshop, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • February 2015 Pediatric Nursing. Presentation at SNAV annual conference
  • September 2014 Presenting a professional presentation…How not to be BAD-Workshop presentation APHON annual conference Portland, Oregon
  • August 2014 Simulation in NP education with the development of well child care scenarios. VASSA annual conference. Lynchburg, Virginia
  • June 2014 Using a Well Child Visit Simulation to prepare Nurse Practitioner students. International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning. Orlando, Florida (Podium)
  • September 2013 Pre-procedural distress in children with cancer. Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses. Louisville, Kentucky (Poster)
  • February 2011 Complement or detriment: The use of alternative therapy to manage the symptoms of a dying child. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.Vancouver, Canada.

Tamara Zurakowski, Ph.D., GNP-BC

Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Undergraduate Programs
Concentration Coordinator, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program


1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3027
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-0721
Email: tzurakowski@vcu.edu

Teaching:

My primary teaching responsibilities are in the BS programs. As a Gerontological NP, I enjoy being the course director for NURS261, Health Assessment for Nursing Practice. I also am a clinical instructor for NURS416, Community Health Nursing. I have been working in community health for over 35 years, and really enjoy this nursing specialty. In addition, I am the concentration coordinator for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner students in the MS program.

 

Scholarship:

I am very engaged in the scholarship of teaching, and try to use evidence-based educational strategies in all my courses. I also encourage students to use the professional literature to design and evaluate nursing interventions. NURS261 is based on evidence-based health assessment techniques and strategies, and part of the course focuses on how the science of health assessment is built.

 

Service:

I am a grant reviewer for the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I also review manuscripts for Geriatric Nursing, Clinical Nursing Research, and several textbook publishers.

 

Education:

  • B.S. New York University  (nursing)
  • M.A. New York University (Community Health Nursing; Nursing Education)
  • PhD Case Western Reserve University (Gerontological nursing research)
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship Elderly Care Research Center, Case Western Reserve University (mental health and aging)
  • Advanced Graduate Certificate, University of Connecticut (primary care of older adults)

 

Awards and Honors:

  • Teaching Excellence Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 2009
  • Sigma Theta Tau

 

Current Educational Program Funding:

  • Primary care Options to Maximize Opportunities to Transform Education in Nursing (PrOMOTE-Nursing. D11HP29865. 7/1/2016 – 6/30/2018. Project Director, 15% effort. Health Resources and Services Administration. Total direct costs awarded - $754,557

 

Selected Publications:

  • Zurakowski, T. L. (2016). Physiologic changes of aging and atypical clinical manifestations of disease in the elderly. In T. Capriotti and J. P. Frizzell,  Pathophysiology: Introductory Concepts and Clinical Connections. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.
  • Zurakowski, T. L. (2014). The genitourinary system. In P. A. Tabloski, Gerontological Nursing (3rd ed., pp. 542 - 575). New York: Prentice Hall.
  • Schuhow, D. A. & Zurakowski, T. L.  (2013). Older adults and Autism Spectrum Disorders. In E. Giarelli & M. Gardner (Eds.). Nursing of autism spectrum disorders: Evidence-based integrated care across the lifespan.(pp. 353-386). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Selected Presentations:

  • Scanga, C. B. & Zurakowski, T. L. (2013, January). Integrating content areas in a course: Anatomy, physiology, and physical assessment. Poster presented at Elsevier Faculty Development Conference. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Dalton, E., Appel-Bruch, A., & Zurakowski, T. L.  (2011, October). Assisted reminiscence: Engendering engagement in members with dementia by eliciting memories of nurturance. Poster accepted for presentation at the National PACE Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.
  • Zurakowski, T. L. & Dalton, E. (2011, March). Management of influenza in the elderly.  Presented at Influenza in long-term care/health care settings and Influenza vaccination among health care workers, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Zurakowski, T. L., (alphabetically listed) Blackwood, N., Bocchino, N., Boland, B., Dalton, E., Draper, J., Kinosian, B.,  Lech, G., Nichols, K. J., Spencer, C., Stein, P., Way, D. J., Yudin, J. (2010, October). Engaged collaboration in PACE  NP/MD primary care teams can reduce hospitalizations 25% . Poster presented at the National PACE Association Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA.

Andrea Chambliss, M.S., RN

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing


1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3070
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-3204
Email: achambliss@vcu.edu

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