November News and Awards

We celebrated Nurse Practitioner Week!

The Cambia Health foundation featured an article on the UW Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care program in their newsletter.

Faculty Achievements: 

Eeeseung Byun received the 2019 Stroke Article of the Year Award, American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing.

NIDA Notes featured a write up about Cynthia Price’s research on Mindful Awareness in Body-Oriented Therapy in women receiving treatment for substance abuse disorders.

Sarah Iribarren attended a Women Leaders in Global Health conference in Rwanda.

Butch de Castro and Teresa Ward received a five-year grant on “Longitudinal Study of Sleep Deficiency Mechanisms Among Filipino Migrants,” from the NIH – National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Teresa Ward spoke at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science on “The Expanding Science of Sensor Technology in Research: Exemplars Across the Lifespan” in Washington, D.C.

Weichao Yuwen, Assistant Professor at UW Tacoma, presented “Usability testing of a web-based intervention for parents to improve sleep in young children with arthritis” at the Pediatric Sleep Meeting.

Jonika Hash, T32 Omics and Symptom Science Post-doctoral Fellow, presented “Sleep Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices of Mothers with a History of Prenatal Depression Living in Low-Income Communities” at the Pediatric Sleep Meeting in November.

Frances Lewis presented on “Designing and Testing Behavioral Interventions: A Randomized Control Trial is More than Research Methods” and “Social Cognitive Theory: Historical Development, Concepts and Distinctions and Consequences” at New Mexico State University (NMSU). The talk was a part of the Cancer Health Disparities partnership between NMSU and Fred Hutch.

Jean Tang is a co-PI on a newly awarded $2.8 million HRSA ANEW grant, titled “Enhancing APRN Workforce Competencies: Combating the Opioid Crisis in Rural and Underserved WA State Correctional Facilities,” along with Yoriko Kozuki at the Department of Corrections.

Rebecca O’ Connor is co-investigator and mentor on the recently funded grant ‘Exploring disparities in pain management among hospitalized pediatric patients. Seattle Children’s Nursing Academic Partners Grant’. She also recently published a paper as first author, along with other UW faculty, “Short-term outcomes of a diversity, equity, and inclusion institute for nursing faculty. J Nurs Educ. 2019; 58(11): 633-640” and is presenting an abstract on the same topic at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Annual Baccalaureate Education Conference in Orlando, Fl.

Joelle Fathi won the November 2019 Shark Tank. Fathi will use the funding to, in partnership with Seattle Public Schools and the Department of Prevention and Intervention, develop an interactive educational module intended to educate and equip teens in the community to make informed decisions about vaping and where to seek help if they are dependent on the nicotine in vape devices.

Staff Achievements: 

Cher Espina was selected as chair-elect for the School of Nursing Staff Council and has begun her two-year term. She will represent staff on the Shared Leadership Council.

Student Achievements:

Dahee Wi, PhD in Nursing Science Student, presented “Sleep Health in Youth with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and their Caregivers” at the Pediatric Sleep Meeting in November.

From left to right: Sarote “Que” Limpanyaloet (PMHNP), Nneka Jessica Iwuoha (AGNP), Emma Rea (AGNP), Bianca Reis (PMHNP), and Sarah Severin (PMHNP)

5 DNP students have been awarded scholarships to complete extended clinical traineeships in rural Department of Corrections settings under the HRSA ANEW grant led by Jean Tang and Yoriko Kozuki:

  • Bianca Reis (PMHNP)
  • Sarah Severin (PMHNP)
  • Sarote “Que” Limpanyaloet (PMHNP)
  • Emma Rea (AGNP)
  • Nneka Jessica Iwuoha (AGNP)

Sarote “Que” Limpanyaloet, Doctor of Nursing Practice student, was chosen as the 2019 Lois Price Spratlen scholar and is also the HRSA-ANEW scholar.

The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging announced their 2019 Healthy Aging Scholars:

  • Boeun Kim, Healthy Aging Doctoral Scholar (PhD), researching ‘Walkable Neighborhoods and Cognitive Health in Older Adults’, with faculty mentor Basia Belza.
  • Catherine Munene, Myrene C. McAninch Doctoral Scholar (DNP), researching ‘Fall Prevention and Harm Reduction in Ambulatory Settings at Kaiser Permanente’, with faculty mentor Hilaire Thompson.
  • Isadora Yi, Healthy Aging Doctoral Scholar (DNP), researching ‘Developing a Dementia Care Toolkit for Caregiving Staff in Memory Care Units at Era Living’, with faculty mentor Hilaire Thompson.
  • Kristi Louthan, Germaine Krysan Undergraduate Scholar, researching ‘Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Dementia Project’, with faculty mentor Basia Belza.

Dahee Wi (left), PhD in Nursing Science student, and Jonika Hash (right), T32 Omics and Symptom Post-doctoral Fellow, presented their research at the Pediatric Sleep Meeting in Naples Florida.