October 2018 news and awards

Josephine Ensign, psychosocial and community health was mentioned in Seattle Times article, UW works to find balance between safety, support for homeless youth. She was  also interviewed on nursing and social justice for a course on politics and policy/nursing and social work students at Napier University.

An event was organized by professors Sarah Gimbel, family and child nursing and Pamela Kohler, psychosocial and community health of the UW Center for Global Health Nursing, in coordination with the UW’s Population Health Initiative and with funding from the UW Office of Global Affairs and Tohoku University (Japan) brought together group of researchers and practitioners from Kathmandu University (Nepal), Tohoku University the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the University of Washington gathered at the UW on October 16 and 17, 2018 to convene the Pacific Rim Clinical Emergency Preparedness Research Network. The network’s goal is to support health systems and providers to better link with communities to effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies. 

Pamela Kohler and Sarah Gimbel

Katie Johnson, psychosocial and community health was invited to participate in a “New Product Development” Team for the American Nurses Credentialing Center.   This is related to her work with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows on advancing school health services. 

Kathy Kroening

Kathy Kroening

Kathy Kroening, psychosocial and community health was nominated for the Kaiser Permanente Washington Regional Nurse of the Year Award.  The award recognizes the values of professionalism, patient and family centric, compassion, teamwork, excellence and integrity. Kathy exemplifies these values in her care of each patient and family and we also appreciate the mentoring, coaching and teaching she provides for her students. 

Sarah Matthews, psychosocial and community health was nominated as the Advance Practice Nurse of the Year for Kaiser Permanente Washington.

Several faculty presented their research and scholarship at the Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care conference in Seattle 

  • Kristen Childress, psychosocial and community health, presented a talk on “Don’t Throw Mama From the Train: Navigating Transitions of Care for Rehabilitation, Assisted Living and Driving Safety”.
  • April Gerlock, psychosocial and community health, presented a talk on “From Acute Stress to Complex PTSD: Pharm and Non-Pharm Interventions“.
  • Sarah Matthews, psychosocial and community health, presented her research findings on the “Impact of phototherapy on dermatologic conditions in older adults”. 
  • Elaine Walsh, psychosocial and community health, conducted a workshop on “Suicide Prevention Training”.

Teresa Ward, psychosocial and community health will speak at the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry on the Interplay between Sleep and Neurobehavioral Functioning in Children and Youth with Chronic Health Conditions. She also was inducted as an AAN fellow on November 2.

The Center for Sleep Self-Management published Smartphone Applications to Support Sleep Self-Management.

Jane Nwankwookoye Doctor of Nursing Practice student is the recipient of Lois Price Spratlen Foundation Scholarship.

Four alumnae were inducted as fellows into American Academy of Nursing

  • Janice F. Bell, PhD, MN, MPH
  • Robin Fleming, PhD, RN
  • Barbara St. Pierre Schneider, PhD, RN
  • Sui-Whi Jane, PhD, RN