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March 2005 Issue

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Nursing Faculty Extend Academic/Research Reach

Published March 2005

College of Nursing researchers and educators continue to garner national recognition.

Linda Baas, PhD, professor and director of Acute Care, has won the Excellence in Education Award of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACCN), plus a $1,000 honorarium.

"She gives tirelessly and wants the best possible experience for all her students," one of her sponsors wrote. "As a clinical nurse specialist, she worked tirelessly to make sure that patients received the appropriate teaching they needed prior to discharge, and that staff nurses had adequate orientation and ongoing education to excel at their jobs. As an educator, she takes no short cuts."

Dr. Baas will receive her award during the AACCN's National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition, May 7Ð12 in New Orleans.

Bonnie Brehm, PhD, and colleagues have had an article on the effects of diet-induced weight loss accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

An invited article by John Schafer, PhD, "Violence or Nonviolence: Which Do We Choose?" has been published in the 20th anniversary issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Adrianne Lane, EdD, and Madeleine Martin, EdD, continue to generate scholarship in their work to support the health of rural women. They recently published an article in Oncology Nursing Forum using a theoretical model to explore breast health.

Seong Yi Baik has published her dissertation findings in the Annals of Family Medicine in a paper titled "The Recognition of Depression: The Primary Care Clinician's Perspective."

Jan Dyehouse, PhD, Susan Elek, PhD, and Leslie Cooper, in collaboration Cheryl Chedester, principal of New Haven Elementary School in Northern Kentucky, have received a grant for $1,500 from Northern Kentucky Mental Health Association to implement the Life Skills Training Program with fifth grade students.

Kyra Whitmer, PhD, will present an abstract of her work on the Symptom Management Clinic (SMC) at the Oncology Nursing Society Congress, April 28ÐMay 1in Orlando. The SMC is a collaborative practice of doctors, clinical pharmacists and nurses who will be assisting Barrett Cancer Center patients with the management of their symptoms.

Adrianne Lane, EdD, will serve as a team leader at a three-day ONS Leadership Development Institute.

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