News and Awards, February 2018


Ardith Doorenbos, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics and Hilaire Thompson, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics will be inducted into 2018 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

Josephine Ensign, Psychosocial and Community Health, works on The Doorway Project and it was featured in Daily UW.

Sarah Gimbel, Family and Child Nursing, spent a week in January in Mozambique and met with University and Ministry of Health partners engaged in cardiovascular research to explain more about her new RIFP study, “Adaptation of the Systems Analysis and Improvement Approach for Hypertension Management amongst HIV-infected populations in Mozambique” and learn about existing studies focusing on noncommunicable diseases (ncds). She also met with the clinical and scientific leads at the Beira Central Hospital, (one of the three main hospitals in the country), to discuss both the planned study, which they will collaborate on, and the current care cascade for patients with hypertension at the tertiary level. In addition, she met with nurses and MDs at one local facility to map out the current care pathways for hypertension for both HIV-infected patients and the general population.

Frances Lewis, Family and Child Nursing, gave the keynote at the Annual Puget Sound Oncology Nurses Society Annual Meeting.

Sarah Matthews, Psychosocial and Community Health co-authored Transition of patients with psoriasis from office-based phototherapy to nurse-supported home phototherapy: A pilot study.

Teresa Ward, Family and Child Nursing will speak at the Women’s University Club on March 28.


Makayla Cordoza, PhD in Nursing Science Candidate, will be presenting “Evidence-based care of the Patient during targeted temperature management” at the 8th Annual “Chilling at the Beach” conference on Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management in Miami, FL on March, 15, 2018.

Nate Dreesmann, PhD wrote a guest editorial in Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Virtual Reality Check: Are You Ready,  Hilaire Thompson, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics supported and provided Nate guidance throughout the development of this editorial.

Shih-Yih Lin, PhD ’17, Minhui Liu, PhD ’17, Ellen L. McGough, PhD ’09 authored A scoping review of physical performance outcome measures used in exercise interventions for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Co-authored Basia Belza Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, and Rebecca Logsdon, Psychosocial and Community Health.

Pei-Lin Yang, PhD presents her findings on sleep and symptoms in adult populations with chronic health conditions at the Western Institute of Nursing Science in April.


Daisy S. Garcia, PhD ’14 published A review of healthy weight behavior maintenance in Hispanic women in Health Care for Women International.

Patty Hayes, BSN ’76, MA ’80 was name as one of Seattle Met Magazine’s 30 More Women Who Run This City!