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MEDICINE Fall 2012 37


THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER

Nursing Annual Report

WINTER 2012

Communications Team

Writing, Editing BRAD ANDERSON

and Design AMBER CARTER

SHEILA CHAMPLIN

DAVID MEYER, Editor

SUZANNE THOMPSON

Photography THURMAN HOBSON

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Chancellor STEVE J. SCHWAB, MD

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Vice Chancellor for RANDY L. FARMER, EdD

Development and Alumni

Affairs

Assistant Vice Chancellor BETHANY GOOLSBY BLANKENSHIP, JD

for Planned Giving

Director of Development NELL BLAIR

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Associate Vice Chancellor KRISTOPHER PHILLIPS

for Alumni Affairs

and Annual Giving

Directors of AMANDA LANE

Alumni Affairs CHANDRA TUGGLE

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Cover Photo, left to right: Holly Lydigsen, Nikia Grayson,

Sarah Marion, and Kimberley Jay

The University of Tennessee Nursing Annual Report is published

in the fall each year for graduates of the Uni versity of Tennessee

College of Nursing. Send all communications to Alumni Affairs at

utalumni@uthsc.edu or phone: (901) 448-5516 or (800) 733-0482 or fax:

(901) 448-5906.

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Dean’s Message 4

UTHSC News and Happenings 6

2012 Alumni Weekend 10

Alumni Award Winners

Academics and Education 14

Faculty and Student Activities

Research and Impact 37

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NIH Funding, Grants and Publications

Clinical Care 40

Giving and Outreach 42

Gifts Received and Service Given

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disability or veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and

benefits. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the university.

The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its educational programs and

activities pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational

Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act

(ADA) of 1990.

Inquiries and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in

Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the other above referenced policies should be directed to the Office of Equity

and Diversity, 920 Madison, Suite 420, Memphis, TN 38163, telephone 901-448-5558 or TDD 901-448-7382.

Requests for accommodation of a disability should also be directed to the director of Equity and Diversity,

920 Madison, Suite 420, Memphis, TN 38163, 901-448-5558 or TDD 901-448-7382 or log on to our Web site

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Message From The Dean

Laura A. Talbot, PhD, EdD, RN

At this writing, I am celebrating my first six months as Dean of the UT College of Nursing,

and I am pleased to report how excited I am about the initiatives we are undertaking. First

let me thank all those who have taken time to extend such a warm welcome. It has been a

pleasure to meet so many of the accomplished men and women who are alumni, donors,

students and friends of UT Health Science Center and of our college in particular. I must

also take a moment to praise and thank the talented faculty members of our college who are

committed to serving this institution and our students with their very best work.

Together, our team has already undertaken some significant projects. In October, we

reorganized the college’s structure. We are confident the new alignment will benefit us as

we strive to augment existing programs, and develop new initiatives. On page 29, we have

outlined the college’s reorganized structure.

On page 31, you’ll read about the reactivation of the UT College of Nursing BSN program. On November 30, we received

the final approval required to move forward to recruit outstanding students for our renewed BSN program. We are committed

to providing well-educated, superbly trained nurses at every educational level – bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral. Our BSN

program is an important re-entry in an area of health care that needs competent, caring professionals with training of all types.

With all the challenges and changes on the horizon in health care, nurses continue to serve on the front lines of health care,

often being the first point of contact for millions of men, women and children in need.

In September, we completed a physical move of the entire college, leaving the Lamar Alexander building for newly remodeled

space on the 9th and 10th floors in 920 Madison. We are grateful to Chancellor Schwab and Executive Vice Chancellor and

Chief Operations Officer Ken Brown for their support in designating new, modern work space for our team. For a few images

of our new space, see page 30.

Please take a moment to review the statistics in this annual report. Through academics, research, grant funding, outreach and

faculty presentations, we are growing our enterprise and reaching new heights. Together, we can continue to advance the growth

and incredibly positive impact of our college. Thank you for all you do in support of the UT College of Nursing. I look forward

to working with you in the months ahead.

Laura A. Talbot, PhD, EdD, RN

Dean

Alumni Board of Directors

President

Elizabeth Fuselier Ellis (2014) ’93, ’95, ’05

President-Elect

Patti Ketterman (2014) ’89 (UTK), ’06

Secretary

James Albert “Hutch” Hutcheson (2014) ’07

Tennessee Representatives

West

James Albert “Hutch” Hutcheson

(2015) ‘07

Emily Mewborn (2015) ’09

Crystal Martin (2015) ’11

Middle

Betty Witherspoon (2014) ’71, ’68

Janice Shelley Ledbetter (2014) ‘71

Alice Parham Nunnery (2013) ’71, ’95

East

Allyson Neal (2014) ’10

Patti Ketterman (2013) ’89 (UTK), ’06

M’ Liss Darr Mather (2014) ’78

Out-of-State Representatives

Barbara Cherry (2015) ’06 – Lubbock, TX

Elizabeth Fuselier Ellis (2015) ’93, ’95, ’05

– Bedias, TX

Amelie Hollier (2015) ’07 – Lafayette, LA


Message From Alumni Board President

Elizabeth Ellis, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

It has been just a few short months since our reunion last spring and the college has been very

busy with exciting changes! We have welcomed our new Dean, Dr. Laura Talbot, and held

a historic Alumni Board meeting in Knoxville in conjunction with the College of Pharmacy.

The meeting in early November was filled with productive board business and some fun

events such as attending a Vols game that welcomed Missouri to the SEC! There is nothing

like tailgating with fans and watching football in Neyland Stadium. GO Big Orange!

Our meeting started out with a warm meet and greet with UT Knoxville College of Nursing

Dean Victoria Niederhauser. We were honored to have her join us over breakfast and hope

that we will be able to continue to partner with Knoxville in efforts to expand and support

nursing education. At this meeting, we received an update from Dean Talbot and welcomed

eight new members to the board! Our new members bring a wealth of experience and

knowledge to the board thus, we hope to accomplish great things over the next few years.

Throughout the weekend, much discussion ensued about the continuing national nursing shortage. American Association of

Colleges of Nursing (AACN) projects the number of employed nurses will grow from 2.74 million in 2010 to 3.45 million in

2020. Nursing jobs are definitely on the rise with The Bureau of Labor Statistics confirming that 296,900 jobs were added

to the health care sector in 2011, and nurses will be targeted to fill many of these positions. According to AACN, current

enrollment of undergraduate nurses across the nation is up, but they are still not sufficient to meet the impending demand

associated with health care reform. This shortage is in large part due to the lack of available nursing faculty.

We cannot educate the number of nurses needed in the communities we serve without retaining the quality faculty we have

and recruiting new qualified faculty. Thus, now and over the next year I am asking you to think about “Where would you be

without UTHSC?” Please consider making a donation now and/or donations for the future such as deferred gifts. We need

to support the college in creating the available resources to expand our faculty. A very important recruiting/retention tool

is to develop endowed professorships and provide continued financial support for salaries. Your donations large and small

are critical to our success. Consider making a donation now before year-end to receive 2012 tax credit.

I know that I certainly would not have been successful in my nursing career and enjoy continued success at work and home

without UTHSC!

Our spring alumni weekend is scheduled to take place May 2-3, 2013, in Memphis so make your plans now to attend, as

I hope to see you there!

Elizabeth F. Ellis, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

President

The UT Health Science Center College of Nursing

Alumni Board of Directors

Representatives-at-Large

Sherry Barry (2013) ‘73

Diane Pace (2015) ’96, ’98, ’71

Susan Sanders (2015) ’09

Carol Headley (2015) ’03

Irma Jordan (2014) ’97, ’10

Armantine “Tine” Williams (2013) ’75, ’81

Kathleen Herrod Behnke (2013) ’06, ’08

Leslie Ann Akins (2013) ’95

Martha Katheryn Ballard (2013) ’04, ’08

Sigma Theta Tau

Dianne Greenhill (2014) ’62

Immediate Past President

Sam Maceri ’01, ’02

Past Presidents

Madge Richbourg Saba, ’66

Rita Kimbro Miller, ’71

Irma Jordan, ’97, ’98

Janet McMurray (Jan) Johnson, ’76

Carolyn Moran DePalma, ’56

Alice Upchurch Warren, ’65

Areti Tina Moskos Klein, ’86

Carol Denise Graham, ’86

Patricia Fuqua Walker, ’56

SuAnne Cobb, ’76

Terri Boyd Jacobs, ’74

Jo Ann Kyle, ’54

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UTHSC News and Happenings

UTHSC Breaks Ground on Translational Science Building

On June 8, 2012, Steve J. Schwab, MD, UTHSC chancellor, and UT President Joe DiPietro led the groundbreaking

ceremony for the Translational Science Research Building (TSRB), the newest building to begin construction on the

UTHSC main campus in Memphis.

“This is a seminal event for our institution because it reflects two things,” Chancellor Schwab stated, “the UTHSC commitment

to active research expansion, and this is the first in a series of new construction initiatives as we transform the UTHSC campus.”

He explained, “This building, as with the multi-discipline Cancer Research Building, which stands adjacent to this construction

site, will also be a multi-discipline research facility. It will house investigators from all colleges and departments, working on

cardiovascular disease. More than 40 investigators will work together in the Translational Science Research Building on advances

in heart and blood vessel disease.”

The TSRB will be a four-story, 135,000-square-foot structure that reflects the same layout as the UTHSC Cancer Research Building.

TSRB laboratories will be designed using an open format with an interior hallway connecting each of the labs on a given floor.

The connectivity allows researchers easy access to common equipment and to each other. Elevated walkways on the second,

third and fourth floors of the new building will connect the TSRB with the Cancer Research Building.

“UT does three things very well,” observed President DiPietro. “We educate, we discover and we connect. Looking at education,

discovery and connecting, no place is more important than the Health Science Center in keeping Tennessee healthy.”

TSRB construction has begun, and the building is expected to open in fall 2013.

(From left) UTHSC Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer Ken Brown, UT President Joe DiPietro, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, and UTHSC Chancellor Steve J.

Schwab celebrate the groundbreaking of the Translational Science Research Building.

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The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville Joins

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in U.S. News & World Report

Rankings for Best Hospitals in Nation

In the most recent U.S. News & World Report “Best Regional Hospitals Rankings,” the University of Tennessee Medical Center in

Knoxville, a core teaching hospital for the UTHSC Graduate School of Medicine, was nationally ranked in two adult specialties,

gynecology and pulmonology. UT Medical Center (UTMC) was also high-performing in 10 adult specialties: cancer; cardiology/

heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology/neurosurgery;

orthopedics, and urology. UTMC also scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical

errors. UTMC was nationally ranked as #2 in the state.

In an earlier ranking of pediatric hospitals, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital was nationally ranked in five areas. The recent U.S.

News & World Report rankings named the Methodist hospitals, also core teaching hospitals for UTHSC, as #1 in the Memphis

metropolitan area and #3 in Tennessee. The five nationally ranked pediatric specialties at Le Bonheur, part of the Methodist

system, were neurology/neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; nephrology, and cardiology/heart surgery. The Methodist system

was also recognized for 12 high-performing adult specialties: cancer; diabetes; endocrinology; gastroenterology; gynecology;

neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology; cardiology and heart surgery; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics, nephrology, orthopedics;

and urology.

This is the second consecutive year that Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital was named one of the best children’s hospitals in the

country. The UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists faculty practice, with UTHSC faculty in Campbell Clinic Orthopedics and

Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute, constitutes the overwhelming majority of the specialist physicians in Le Bonheur.

Additionally, Erlanger Health System was cited as the Best Regional Hospital in the metropolitan Chattanooga area by U.S.

News & World Report. The rankings recognized Erlanger for seven high-performing specialties: diabetes and endocrinology,

gastroenterology, gynecology, kidney disorders, pulmonology, and urology. Erlanger is a main teaching hospital site for UTHSC

where the university provides excellence in medical student and postgraduate physician education.

“Our faculty and staff’s individual and collective commitment to compassionate, quality patient care and excellence in everything

they do are central drivers of these high rankings. We applaud them and our health care partners as we forge ahead together

to even greater accomplishments for the benefit of our statewide community,” said UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD.

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Membership is free and it only takes a few minutes to sign up. Go to http://advocacy.tennessee.edu

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UTHSC News & News Events and Happenings

Organ Procurement – Where Does UTHSC Stand?

There has been much talk and publicity over the last few months regarding the issue of organ procurement in the Mid-

South. Our transplant program – the UT-Methodist Transplant Institute in Memphis – performed 260 liver, kidney and

pancreas transplants last year and was the fourth-largest liver transplant program in the United States. Now, our network

of organ donations is being threatened by a new structure that would allow UT-Methodist Transplant Institute access to only 25

percent of organs in the state.

Below are letters to the editor that Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, transplant surgeon James Eason, MD, and Gary Shorb,

president and CEO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH), sent to The Commercial Appeal. UTHSC hopes that all faculty

and staff will get on board with our efforts by writing letters of support for a waiver application for Tennessee Donor Services to

be the designated Organ Procurement Organization for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare to stop this restriction of vital organs.

Submit letters through: http://www.methodisthealth.org/articles/help-the-transplant-institute-continue-saving-lives.

Letter to the Editor,

Something is rotten in the state

of organ transplantation in

Memphis. Our city is in danger

of losing access to many of

the organs that are donated in

Tennessee for transplant; as a

result, lives could be lost. As a

native West Tennessean, I am

deeply concerned about this

threat to our lives and the lives

of our children.

Tennessee has had a longstanding

statewide agreement

to share organs donated for

James Eason, MD

transplant, but the U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services has ruled that the

plan is inconsistent with federal regulations governing allocation

of donor organs in the rest of the country.

The solution to this life-threatening dilemma is simple. Mid-South

Transplant Foundation, which is our local organ procurement

organization, could merge with its Nashville-based counterpart,

Tennessee Donor Services. Doing so would create a single organ

procurement organization for Tennessee and restore equal access

to organs – and life – for patients in West Tennessee, Memphis

and other areas of the Mid-South in North Mississippi and

East Arkansas. Last year Tennessee Donor Services had 220

donors compared with only 62 for the Mid-South Transplant

Foundation. Without a merger, Memphians will lose primary

access to those 220 donors.

The Mid-South Transplant Foundation is a not-for-profit

organization whose board of directors should be primarily

interested in the welfare of this community they have pledged to

serve. Tennessee Donor Services has been willing to merge and

help Memphians, yet the Mid-South Transplant Foundation

board refuses to merge to save the lives of their own friends and

families in Memphis. Why would anyone choose not to save more

lives in their community?

The only option we see other than merger of the two organ

procurement organizations is for the UT-Methodist Transplant

Institute to affiliate with Tennessee Donor Services. Our

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transplant institute has already applied to the Centers for

Medicare/Medicaid Services, a division of the Department of

Health and Human Services, for a waiver to allow Tennessee

Donor Services to become our designated organ procurement

organization. We are soliciting support for this request from our

city’s political and civic leaders, as well as from the community

at large.

Although Memphians are the victims of an unintended

consequence of federal policy, we must nevertheless adapt to the

new regulations and come together to unify organ allocation in

Tennessee for the greater good to save more lives.

The times have changed, and now the time is right for the

Mid-South Transplant Foundation board of directors to do the

right thing.

The United Network for Organ Sharing, a contractor that runs

the federal organ procurement and transplant network, has

dissolved Tennessee’s sharing agreement and limited Memphis to

a donor service area that covers parts of West Tennessee, North

Mississippi and East Arkansas. As a result, beginning at the end

of this year patients in the Memphis area and other parts of West

Tennessee who are awaiting an organ transplant will have access

to only 25 percent of the organs donated in Tennessee; patients in

the rest of the state will have access to 75 percent of those organs.

This change threatens the lives of Memphians and West

Tennesseans and the very existence of the transplant program

that serves them. The University of Tennessee-Methodist

Transplant Institute performed 260 liver, kidney and pancreas

transplants last year and is the fourth-largest liver transplant

program in the United States. Memphians would be parading in

the streets if any of our sports teams were in the Final Four. We

must show the same energy and commitment to maintaining this

lifesaving resource for our community.

A similar issue in 2006 and 2007 affecting the heart and lung

transplant programs in Memphis has subsequently resulted in

the lung transplant program being inactivated and the heart

transplant program performing only 10 transplants last year.

The waiting time for a heart transplant in Memphis is now

four times as long as that for patients in Nashville, and patient

survival is lower in Memphis.

James Eason, MD

Transplant Surgeon, Methodist Transplant Institute


Steve Schwab, MD Gary Shorb

Letter to the Editor,

We would like to set the record straight related to inaccuracies

made by Mid-South Transplant Foundation in your May 11

article “Disputes erupt over transplant changes.” Methodist

Le Bonheur Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Health

Science Center have always had the best interest of all community

members in mind.

Mid-South Transplant Foundation asserts that Memphis

transplant patients will not be disadvantaged by the loss of organ

access in late 2012 when the Methodist/UT Transplant Institute

loses access to organs provided by Tennessee Donor Services.

The reality is that there will be many fewer organs available

for transplant in West Tennessee; hence, fewer West Tennessee

residents will get a transplant. We performed 260 transplants last

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year and only 46 of our organs came from Mid-South Transplant

Foundation. The difference is the number of patients who will die.

The foundation also claims there will be enough livers available to

support people in our community. We are on track to perform 150

liver transplants this year. Because of their limited service area,

Mid-South Transplant Foundation is simply not able to meet the

needs of our community’s patients.

Another assertion is that the current system somehow provides

an unfair advantage to UT-Methodist. They should be ashamed of

that statement. Nothing is fairer than equal access to transplant

organs for all Tennesseans. That is what we stand to lose at the

end of this year. Residents of West Tennessee will have less access

to organs than citizens in the rest of the state.

For Mid-South Transplant Foundation to say that people outside

the Mid-South “come here to cut in line” is absurd. The United

Network for Organ Sharing encourages patients to get on more

than one list and ensures that the sickest patients get organs first.

Nearly 90 percent of our transplant recipients live in Tennessee,

Arkansas or Mississippi.

We have nothing against Mid-South Transplant Foundation.

The fact is that it is the fifth-smallest organ procurement

organization in the country, meaning the number of organs it

procures is insufficient to serve our community. Most states have

statewide OPOs and that’s all we want. We simply want our

patients to have fair access to organs so they can have the best

chance of living.

Gary S. Shorb

President and CEO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Steve Schwab

Chancellor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

To celebrate the new MSN-CNL curriculum, faculty members and graduates gathered at the Student Alumni Center, where

they planted a Gem Magnolia tree and placed an engraved stone, a gift from the first graduating class. The dedication

ceremony, held in May, signified the promise of growth of the program for future generations of health care students.

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Alumni

2012 Alumni Award Winners

College of Nursing Interim Dean Susan Jacob, PhD, RN, (left) presents Irma L. Jordan, DNP,

APRN, FNP/PMHNP-BC, with the Most Supportive Alumna Award.

On May 18, alumni of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) honored

the recipients of its Outstanding Alumni Award series, which is coordinated through UTHSC’s Office of Alumni and

Annual Giving. Betty Witherspoon, EdD, (BSN ’71) was this year’s Outstanding Alumna, and Irma L. Jordan, DNP,

APRN, FNP/PMHNP-BC (BSN, MSN, DNP ‘97, ‘98,’10) was given the honor of Most Supportive Alumna. The

awards ceremony, reunion and scholarship dinner dance took place at the Memphis Marriott Downtown.

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UTHSC College of Nursing Alumni Board of Directors President Sam Maceri, RN, MPA, DNSc,

NEA- BC, (left) presents Betty Witherspoon, EdD, with the college’s Outstanding Alumna Award

One of the greatest advantages of being an alumnus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the

fact you are a member of an international network of more than 325,000 alumni from ALL of the UT campuses.

Today, your UT Alumni Association is committed to offering the best alumni services and benefits to all members.

The best part is that membership to the UTAA is FREE.

To learn more about services you are eligible for, visit uthscalumni.com/services.


64th Reunion a Treat for Cadet Nurse Corps Class of ’48

A special group of women, alumni from the UT Cadet Nurse Corps Class of 1948, gathered at Kirby Pines Retirement Community

in September to reunite at their 64th class reunion. Theirs was the last class of nurses to receive special training preparing them

to treat soldiers wounded in World War II.

The nurse corps was created in 1943 and, at that time, the federal government launched a massive recruitment campaign, so

successful that by 1945, 85 percent of nursing students in the country were cadet nurses. This nursing class didn’t complete

the training because the armistice ending WWII was signed only months after they started. Still, they were part of a group of

American women who had answered the call of duty to their country. They all went on to enjoy successful nursing careers in

areas from public health to neurology.

Hosted by one of the alumni, Bea Barnes and her husband Roy, who are residents at Kirby Pines, the event began Friday night

with a dinner, and concluded Saturday. Other alumni of the class were Alice Buford Morris, Evelyn Harris Stafford, Mary Culver

Herring and Jo Boswell Sayers.

Dr. Laura Talbot, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, spoke at the kick-off

dinner. Other UTHSC staff members present were Jada Williams, Nell Blair and Amanda Lane.

Bea said seeing her classmates was a treat. “It was delightful. It was just like homecoming.” She said that although the group had

stayed in touch over the years, it was the first chance they had to get together as a group in quite some time. The alumni finished

out the reunion on Saturday, after spending the day sharing stories about their careers, marriages, children and grandchildren.

(Top) The Class of 1948 following the presentation of their nurses’ caps and the capping ceremony. The caps symbolized the completion of their school work prior to beginning hospital training.

(Bottom, left) Old friends (from left) Alice Buford Morris, Evelyn Harris Stafford, Bea Adair Thomas Barnes, Mary Culver Herring and Dorothy Jo Boswell Sayers get together at the 64th reunion

of the Nurse Cadet Corps in the class of 1948 nurse graduates. (Bottom, right) Joining Bea Adair Thomas Barnes (center), who planned the reunion, are UTHSC team members (from left) Jada

Williams, Nell Blair, UT College of Nursing Dean Laura Talbot and Amanda Lane.

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2012 Nursing Alumni Weekend

Golden Graduates

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Academics

Faculty Leadership Transitions

Dr. Peg Hartig Accepts New Position in Academic Affairs

In mid-October, Cheryl R. Scheid, PhD, vice chancellor for

Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, at the University

of Tennessee Health Science Center, appointed Margaret

“Peg” T. Hartig, PhD, FNP-BC, APRN, FAANP, assistant

vice chancellor for Community Engagement and

Interprofessional Initiatives. Dr. Hartig began the halftime

position on Nov. 1, reporting to Alicia Dorsey, PhD,

associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

In her new role, Dr. Hartig serves as the primary program

coordinator and facilitator for Interprofessional education

occurring in community settings. She coordinates

the development, implementation and evaluation of

community-based education activities involving students

from across UTHSC; serves as the liaison with community

agencies and organizations requesting UTHSC student or

faculty health screenings (or health fairs) and; assists in the

overall coordination and evaluation of interprofessional

activities developed and sponsored by the Office of

Interprofessional Education and Clinical Simulation.

Dr. Hartig also will identify opportunities for communitybased

interprofessional learning experiences. These will

include students who are involved in a variety of programs

and who are at different levels in their college careers.

This will foster quality improvement by gathering and

interpreting on interprofessional initiatives both on campus

and in communities.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Hartig to this newly

created position in our department,” said Dr. Scheid. “Peg

brings more than 30 years of health care experience to this

position as well as in-depth knowledge of the UTHSC and

Arabella Mitchell Bruce, MSN, RN and Peg T. Hartig, PhD, FNP-BC, APRN, FAANP

Memphis communities. We look forward to her work as a

community liaison for health-related activities involving UTHSC faculty and students. We are certain she will play a significant

role in our efforts to sustain and expand community and university partnerships.”

Previously, Dr. Hartig served as a professor and chair in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health in the UTHSC

College of Nursing. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas (BSN) and UTHSC (MS and PhD). She joined the UT College

of Nursing faculty in 1987, bringing with her some 10 years of experience as a family nurse practitioner.

As a member of the Academic Nursing Center Special Interest Group and Faculty Development Committee of the National

Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Dr. Hartig has worked on several projects to define the scholarship and quality

associated with faculty practice. She is also active in several health-related organizations in the Memphis area.

Dr. Hartig is serving on the Planning and Advisory Committees for Project Better Care. This program was implemented by Healthy

Memphis Common Table and sponsored by Memphis and Bluff City Medical Societies with funding from BlueCross/BlueShield

Foundation. The goal of the program is to influence primary care practice changes that promote delivery of high-quality primary

care in the Memphis area.

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2011-2012 Faculty Activities

Department of Acute and

Chronic Care

Overview:

• Department Vice Chair: Wendy Likes, PhD,

DNSc, APRN-BC

The ACC department is currently comprised of 23

faculty – Full Time: 19; Tenured: 9; Tenure Track:

0; Part Time: 4

• Department faculty retirements and resignations

- Teresa Britt transferred to a administrative

position in Academic Affairs at UTHSC

- Beverly Jones, MSN, ACNP-BC-CCRN,

resigned

- Aaron Ketcher, CRNA, DNP, resigned

- Risa Ramsey, PhD, EMBA, RN, CCRC,

transferred to Clinical Industry Trials Unit

• Department faculty changes in appointment

- Donna Hathaway returned to a full faculty

position as a Distinguished Professor

- Lorena Thompson, assistant professor,

increased her effort in the Anesthesia Program

• Department faculty changes in rank or status

- Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC,

promoted to vice chair 2011

- Ann Cashion, PhD, RN has been on special

assignment at NIH, NINR 2011-2012 and

has decided to remain at NIH for 18 more

months as acting scientific director on a

leave of absence. As such, Wendy Likes,

PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC was promoted to

department chair, August 2012 and will

be assuming all responsibilities of the

department.

• Department faculty new hires:

- Cheryl Scott, instructor, RN, BSN, MPA, to

lead simulation experiences in the Clinical

Nurse Leader Program

- Jami Smith, assistant professor, DHEd, RN, in

the Clinical Nurse Leader Program

- Laura Talbot, PhD, the new dean of the

CON, has joined the Acute and Chronic Care

Department

Dwayne L. accarDo, DnP, crna

(Associate Professor and Assistant Program

Director for Didactic Education, Nurse Anesthesia

Option) • Practice: Medical Anesthesia Group,

providing all aspects of anesthesia in the

Methodist Hospitals • Organizations: American

Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Tennessee

Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Association of Women’s

Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing • Guest Lecturer:

Lower Alabama Continuing Education, Perdido Key, FL, and

Huntsville, AL, March, 2012

ann K. cashion, PhD, rn, Faan

(Acting Scientific Director, National Institute of

Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health,

Bethesda, MD while on leave of absence from

position at UTHSC as Professor and Chair, Acute

and Chronic Care Department) • Practice: None

• Organizations: Obesity Society, American

Transplantation Society, American Academy of Nursing (Fellow;

chair of Genetic Expert Panel), International Society of Nursing

Genetics, Southern Nursing Research Society, International

Transplant Nurses Society, Sigma Theta Tau, American

Nurses Association/Tennessee Nursing Association. • Grants

(Research): Post Coital DNA Recovery, National Institute of

Justice; Describing Diet, Activity and Weight Gain of Liver

Transplant Recipients from Baseline to 6 Months Post Transplant,

Methodist Healthcare Foundation; Genetics, Environment,

and Weight Gain Post Transplant R01, National Institutes of

Health/National Institute of Nursing Research • Presentations:

(Invited) Cashion, A.K., Gene Environment Interaction: My year

at NINR. Johns Hopkins University, March 2012. Cashion, A.K.,

NINR Diversity Update: A Work in Progress. NINR Council

Presentation. January 2012. Presentations: (Refereed). Speck,

P.M., Ballantyne, J., Connor, P.D., Donohoe, M.L., Hanson,

E., Likes, W., & Cashion, A. (2012). Post-coital DNA recovery

phase 2: Early results from participating couples. American

Academy of Forensic Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia, February

2012. Stanfill, A., Xu, L., Hathaway, D., Homayouni, R., and

Cashion, A. Real time polymerase chain reaction confirmation

of gene expression profiles associated with weight gain in

kidney transplant recipients. Southern Nursing Research

Society Conference. New Orleans, LA, February 22-25, 2012.

Gutierrez-Valverde, J.M., Cashion, A.K., Cowan, P., & Gallegos-

Cabriales, E.C. Obesity in school children and families in two

northern states in Mexico: A collaborative study. 41th Biennial

Convention Sigma Theta Tau International, Grapevine, Texas,

October 29-November 2, 2011. Gutierrez-Valverde, J.M.,

Gallegos-Cabriales, E.C., Cashion, A.K. Genetics in nursing

in Mexico. 24th Annual ISONG Conference, Montreal,

Quebec, Canada, October 8-11, 2011 • Publications: Stanfill,

A., Bloodworth, R., Cashion, A. (2012). Lessons learned:

experiences of gaining weight by kidney transplant recipients.

Progress in Transplantation. Mar;22(1):71-8, PMID: 22489446.

Cupples, C.K., Cashion, A.K., Cowan, P.A., Tutor, R.S., Wicks,

M.N., Williams, R., Eason, J.D. (2012). Characterizing dietary

intake and physical activity affecting weight gain in kidney

transplant recipients. Progress in Transplantation. Mar;22(1):62-

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70, PMID: 22489445. Cashion, A.K., Zeimetz, M. IOM’s

Clarion Call for Health Care Transformation: The Role of

Nursing Science, (2012) Biological Research in Nursing.

Apr;14(2):113-4. doi: 10.1177/1099800412439746, PMID:

22529184. • Editorial Board: Biological Research for

Nursing, Journal of Nursing Education • Journal Reviewer:

AACN Clinical Issues: Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical

Care Journal, Biological Research for Nursing, Research in

Nursing and Health, Journal of Nursing Education. • Review

Panels: American Nephrology Nurses Association (abstracts),

International Society of Nurses in Genetics (grants & abstracts),

International Transplant Nurses Society (grants & abstracts).

• Special Appointments/Roles: Acting Scientific Director,

National Institute of Nursing Research. • Community Service:

Healthy Memphis Common Table Advisory Board (member)

Patricia a. cowan PhD

(Associate Professor and Director, PhD program)

• Organizations: American Heart Association;

American Nurses Association; Sigma Theta

Tau; Southern Nursing Research Society •

Grants (Research): Genetics, Environment

& Weight Gain Post-Transplant (NIH, coinvestigator)

• Grants (Educational): SUSTAIN: Scholarships

for Underrepresented Students in Accelerated, Initial Nursing

Programs. (RWJF); Pre-entry Immersion Program for New

Careers in Nursing Scholarship Recipients (RWJF); Nursing

Workforce Diversity (HRSA; co-investigator) • Presentations

(Invited): Cowan, P. A. (2011, Oct). Facilitator. Challenges

in Accelerated Nursing Programs. Robert Wood Johnson

Foundation New Careers in Nursing Summit. Washington,

D.C. Cowan, P.A. (2011, Oct). Panel Discussant. Childhood

health issues: Obesity. Delta Healthcare Conference, Tunica,

MS. Cowan, P. A. (2011, November). Trends in childhood

obesity: Assessment and evidence-based interventions. Society

for Pediatric Nurses Memphis Chapter. Memphis, TN. Cowan,

P. A. (2012, January). Childhood obesity: Prevalence and

strategies to treat obesity. Power Center Academy. Memphis,

TN. Cowan, P. A. (2012, January). Childhood obesity:

Assessments, cardiometabolic risk, and interventions. Can

we predict prediabetes and cardiac risk in overweight African

American children? CHEER Conference. Memphis, TN. •

Presentations (Refereed): Cowan, P. A., Hitt, J., & Norris, T.

(2011, October 6-8). Successful academic success strategies

for underrepresented students enrolled in an accelerated

MSN-CNL program. Poster presentation at the Robert Wood

Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing 4th Annual

Summit. Washington, DC. Gutierrez-Valerdes, J. M., Banuelos-

Barrera, Y., Cashion, A., Cowan, P., & Gallegos, E. C. (2011,

29 October - 2 November). Obesity in school children and

families in two northern states in Mexico: A collaborative

study. Sigma Theta Tau International 41th Biennial Convention.

Grapevine, Texas, USA. Hitt, J., Cowan, P., Neira, C. ,Mark, R.,

Garcia, T., & Velasquez-Mieyer, P. (2011, Nov. 3). A1c Lacks

specificity and positive predictive value in diagnosing diabetes

and prediabetes in minorities. Oral presentation at the Delta

Healthcare Conference, Tunica, MS. Cowan, P. A., Neira,

C. P., Mack, R., Payne, S., Garcia, T., & Velasquez-Mieyer,

P. A. (2011, November 3). Predictors of hypertension and

dyslipidemia control in children at high risk for cardiovascular

disease (CVD). Poster presentation at Delta Healthcare

Conference, Tunica MS. Lee, S. L., Cowan, P., & Velasquez-

Mieyer, P. (2011, November 3). Pre-diabetes and elevated

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blood pressure in overweight and obese black youth increase

the risk for left ventricular hypertrophy. Poster presentation at

the Delta Healthcare Conference, Tunica, MS. Cowan, P. A.,

Hitt, J., & Norris, T. (2011, November 3). Successful academic

success strategies for underrepresented students enrolled in

an accelerated MSN-CNL program. Poster presentation at the

Delta Healthcare Conference, Tunica, MS. Velasquez-Mieyer,

P. A., Joyner, J., Cowan, P. A., Simpson-O’Reggio, A., Espinal,

R. R., Mack, R., Garcia, T., Simmons, D. R., & Neira, C. P.

(2011, November 3-4). Use of multidisciplinary, systematic

and outcome-oriented approach can foster cardiometabolic

risk factor control in high-risk patients from minority groups.

Poster presentation at the Consortium for Southeastern

Hypertension Control Conference. Charlotte, NC. Neira, C. P.,

Cowan, P. A., Simpson-O’Reggio, A., Espinal, R. R., Mack, R.,

Garcia, T., & Velasquez-Mieyer, P. A. (2011, November 3-4).

Age best predicts undiagnosed hypertension in children at

high-risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Poster presentation

at the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control

Conference. Charlotte, NC. Cowan, P. A., Neira, C. P., Meza-

Kane, E., Simpson-O’Reggio, A., Espinal, R. R., Mack, R.,

Garcia, T., & Velasquez-Mieyer, P. A. (2011, November 3-4).

Factors influencing hypertension and dyslipidemia control in

children at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Poster

presentation at the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension

Control Conference. Charlotte, NC. Post, R. J., Cowan, P. A.,

Tolley, B., Carter, M. Pace, D., & Tylvasky, F. (2011, November

6-9). The relationship of body mass index to bone mineral

concentration in the NHANES adolescent population. Poster

presentation at the AMSUS: The Society of the Federal Health

Agencies. San Antonio, TX. Norris, T. L., Cowan, P. A., Wicks, M.

N., Jacob, S. R., & Story, E. E. (2012, January 19-21). Navigating

the model C curriculum: Innovative strategies for individuals

from disadvantaged backgrounds. Podium presentation at the

AACN 2012 CNL Summit. Hitt, J., Cowan, P., Neira, C. , Mark,

R., Garcia, T., & Velasquez-Mieyer, P. (2012, Feb. 25). A1c

Lacks specificity and positive predictive value in diagnosing

diabetes and prediabetes in a group of predominantly minority

adults and children. Poster Presentation at the Southern

Nursing Research Society, New Orleans, LA. Lee, S., Cowan,

P. A., & Wetzel, G. (2012, Feb. 25). The relationship between

body mass index and left ventricular fractional shortening in

youth. Poster presentation at the Southern Nursing Research

Society, New Orleans, LA. Cowan, P. A., Hitt, J., & Wicks, N.

(2012, March) Community-based service learning activities

promote early integration of clinical prevention, population

health, and leadership in MSN-CNL scholarship recipients.

Podium presentation at the AACN’s 2012 Master’s Education

Conference. San Antonio, TX. Norris, T. L., Wicks, M. N.,

Cowan, P. A., Jacob, S. R., Britt, T., & Story, E. E. (2012, March).

Modification of a master’s Clinical Nurse Leader Model C

program to ensure compliance with the revised BSN and MSN

Essentials. Podium presentation at the AACN’s 2012 Master’s

Education Conference. San Antonio, TX. Velasquez-Mieyer, P.

A., Neira, C. P., Joyner, J., Meza-Kane, E., Simpson-O’Reggio,

A., Garcia, T., Simmons, D., Moore, M. A., Ferrario, C. M.,

& Cowan, P. A. (May 19-May 22, 2012). Factors influencing

Hypertension and Dyslipidemia Control in Children At High

Risk for Cardiovascular Disease. Poster presentation at the

American Society of Hypertension (ASH) conference, New

York, NY. Velasquez-Mieyer, P. A., Neira, C. P., Joyner, J.,

Simpson-O’Reggio, A., Garcia, T., Simmons, D., Ferrario, C.

M., Moore, M. A. & Cowan, P. A. (May 19-May 22, 2012). Age


Best Predicts Undiagnosed Hypertension in Children at High-

Risk for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). Poster presentation

at the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) conference,

New York, NY. • Publications: Cupples, C., Cashion, A.,

Cowan, P. A., Tutor, R. S., Wicks, M. N., Williams, R., & Eason,

J. (2012). Characterizing dietary intake and physical activity

affecting weight gain in kidney transplant recipients. Progress

in Transplantation, 22(1) 62-70. • Journal Reviewer: RINAH:

Research in Nursing and Health; Nursing Outlook; • Review

Panels: Southern Nursing Research Foundation (grants;

abstracts); Sigma Theta Tau (grants); NIH R15 Study Section

• Special Appointments/ Roles: LeBonheur Nurse-Family

Partnership Advisory Committee Member • Community

Service: Emmanuel Center (Operation Joy, Backpacks for

Education, Nutrition Education); Free Immunization Clinic-

CentroSalud; More than a Meal-Homeless Kitchen; Union

Mission-Men’s Homeless Shelter; Habitat for Humanity

amanDa ermis, rnc, msn, FnP-Bc

(Faculty Instructor) • Organizations:

American Nurses Association; Tennessee

Nurses Association; American College of

Cardiology; Sigma Theta Tau; AWHHON, AANP

• Certifications: NCC: Inpatient OB; ANCC:

Family Nurse Practitioner • Presentations

(Invited): Ermis, A. B. (2010, September). A Bad Day in

Radiology: an ACLS Scenerio. Grand Rounds, Internal

Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine;

• Publication: Ermis, A. B. (2012, publication pending).

Thinking outside the box: Innovative treatment strategies to

minimize heart failure hospital admissions. Clinical Advisor. •

Community Service: Bellevue Single Mom’s Ministry, Booker

T. Washington Annual Health Fair

n. aLise FarreLL rn, msn, cPn

(Instructor) • Organizations: Society of

Pediatric Nurses (President of the Mid-South

Chapter, Board Member) • Community Service:

Good Youth Work and Samaritan Circle, Central

Church

Donna hathaway, PhD, rn, Faan

(UTHSC Distinguished Professor) •

Organizations: International Transplant Nurses

Society; American Nurses Association, Fellow

in the American Academy of Nurses; American

Nephrology Nurses Association, Southern Nurses

Research Society; Sigma Theta Tau International;

Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Alumni

Association • Grants (Research): NIH RO1 NR009270-05

Genetics, Environment, and Weight Gain Post Transplant, PI

Hathaway; K23 GM84427 Socioeconomic Status and Post-

Injury Quality of Life and Functional Ability, PI Zarzaur, Co-

Sponsor Hathaway. • Presentations (Invited): Assessing Your

School’s Financial Health: challenges and Possibilities. AACN

Executive Development Series 2011, St. Louis, November 16-

17 and Washington DC, March 23, 2012. • Presentations

(Refereed): Stanfill, A., Xu, L., Hathaway, D., Homayouni, R.,

and Cashion, A. 2012. Real time polymerase chain reaction

confirmation of gene expression profiles associated with

weight gain in kidney transplant recipients. Southern Nursing

Research Society, February 22-25, 2012, New Orleans, LA.;

Lane, P., Orlando, S., Hathaway, D., and Cary A. DNP Faculty:

To Tenure or Not to Tenure? Southern Nurses Research Society

38th Annual Meeting, April 12 - 15, 2012. New Orleans. •

Editorial Board: Progresses in Transplantation • Journal

Reviewer: Progresses in Transplantation, Nursing Research,

Research in Nursing and Health, Clinical Transplantation,

Nurse Educator, Journal of Professional Nursing • Review

Panels: NIH/NINR Special Review Panel ZNR1 REV T 11,

Genetics and Wound Healing, March 7, 2012; NIH/NINR

Intramural Program Review Team, Mary 14-15, 2012 • Special

Appointments/Roles: Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q)

Leadership Team member, Healthy Memphis Common Table

• Consultations: State implementation of DNP Programs,

Louisiana Board of Regents, October 3-4, 2011; DNP Program

Consultation. University of Rhode Island, October 20-21, 2011.

DNP Program Proposal Review, Valdosta State University,

Valdosta GA, January 2011

BrenDa hiLL, msn, rn, PnP-Bc

(Instructor) • Practice: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

with Well Child, Inc. • Organizations: Sigma

Theta Tau International, American Nurses

Association, Tennessee Nurses Association •

Community Service: Advisor for Student Nurses

Association, Membership Ambassador for Sigma

Theta Tau Beta-Theta Chapter at large

wenDy m. LiKes, PhD, Dnsc, aPrn-Bc

(Associate Professor and Vice Chair Acute

Chronic Care Department) • Practice: UTMG,

Ob/Gyn Memphis, TN; Executive Director, The

Center for HPV and Dysplasia (The CHAD);

Performs colposcopy, vulvoscopy, anoscopy

and other related procedures/ examinations for

pre-invasive lower genital tract disease. Treatment and/ or

referral as indicated. • Organizations: International Society

for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases (Fellow and Chair of

Psychosexual Committee); International Society for the Study

of Vulvovaginal Diseases North American Chapter (Board-

Councillor); International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal

Disease Update (Course Director); American Nurses

Association; Sigma Theta Tau; American Society of Colposcopy

and Cervical Pathology(Special Populations Committee); Beta

Theta Chapter of Sigma Tau (Director of Research Committee)

• Grants Beta Theta (Research): Predictors of Quality of Life

Following Vulvar Excision, NINR, NIHK23 • Presentations:

(Invited) Likes, W.M. (2012). Demystifying Anoscopy and

Colposcopy-A Primer for HIV Care Providers, St. Jude HIV

Lunch-n-Learn, Memphis, Tennessee; Likes, W.M. (2012).

Clinical Aspects of HPV Infection. International Society for

the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease, Memphis, Tennessee;

Likes, W.M. (2012). How to Include Psychosexual Issues in

the Management of Vulvodynia. International Society for the

Study of Vulvovaginal Disease, Memphis, Tennessee; Likes,

W.M. (2012). HPV and High Resolution Anscopy, Ryan White

Administrators, Memphis, Tennessee; Likes, W.M. (2012).

Psychological Needs for the Difficult Patient with Lower

Genital Tract Disease, American Society of Colposcopy and

Cervical Pathology, San Francisco, California; Likes, W.M.

(2012). LEEP Workshop, American Society of Colposcopy and

Cervical Pathology, San Francisco, California.; Likes, W.M.

(2012). Demystifying Anoscopy and Colposcopy-A Primer for

HIV Care Providers, HIV Treaters Group, Memphis, Tennessee

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• Presentations (Refereed): Likes, W.M. (2012, February).

Genital Attitudes and Sexual Functioning. Poster presented

at the Southern Nursing Research Society, New Orleans,

Louisiana; Likes, W.M. (2012, March). Smoking Cessation

Counseling in Women with Genital Intraepithelial Neoplasia.

Poster presented at the 2012 American Society of Colposcopy

and Cervical Pathology Biennial Scientific Meeting, San

Francisco, California. • Publications: Santoso, J., Crigger,

M., English,E., Wan J., Likes, W.M. (2012). Smoking Cessation

Counseling in Women with Genital Intraepithelial Neoplasia.

Gynecologic Oncology, Epub ahead of print; Likes, W.M.,

Bloom, L. (2012). Human Papillomavirus Distribution in Vulvar

Intraepithelial Neoplasia. Applied Nursing Research, Epub

ahead of print. • Editorial Board: Journal of Lower Genital

Tract Disease • Journal Reviewer: Journal of Sexual Medicine;

Clinical Journal of Nursing Oncology; International Journal of

Gynecology and Oncology; Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology,

and Neonatal Nursing • Review Panels: American Nursing

Foundation (grants); International Society for the Study of

Women’s Sexual Health (abstracts); International Society

for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases (abstracts) • Special

Appointments/ Roles: Children’s Oncology Group- Fertility

Task Force; State of Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card

Advisory Board • Community Service: Ryan White Planning

Committee

Donna Lynch-smith, DnP, aPn, acnP-hc, ne-Bc

(Assistant Professor)• Practice: Methodist

University Hospital Cardiac Clinical Decision

Unit • Organizations: American Nurses

Association: American Association of Critical

Care Nurses; American Association of Respiratory

Care; Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Theta

Chapter-at-Large and Iota Chapter; Tennessee

Nurses Association • Presentations (Invited): Sigma Theta

Tau, Poster Presentation. Lynch-Smith, D. (2012, April).

Relationship of Patient- Ventilator Synchrony Education on

Clinician’s Knowledge Leveland Average Ventilator Length of

Stay. • Special Appointments/ Roles: Institutional Review

Board - University of Tennessee Health Science Center;

Institutional Review Board – Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare,

appointed by Gary Shorb, CEO Methodist Le Bonheur

Healthcare • Honors: Alumni Award December 2009 •

Community Service: Institutional Review Board (Methodist),

20 volunteer hours

LesLie mcKeon, PhD, cnL, nea-Bc

(Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for

Student Affairs)• Grants (Educational): Master’s

Entry Clinical Nurse Leader Program. Principle

Investigator; awarded $713,687 July, 2009 from

Health Resources and Service Administration

(HRSA); Performance period 7/1/2009 to

6/30/2012. • Presentations: (Refereed) Webb,

S., McKeon, L. & Gill, M. Preparing clinical nurse leader

students to manage complex practice. (2012). Presentation

at the AACN Master’s Education Conference, San Antonio,

TX, March, 1, 2012; McKeon, L., Webb, S., Strange-McClora,

S., Elliott-Vizcarrondo, M., Pavlic, D., & Gill, M. (2012).

Facilitating Model C CNL Students Transition to Practice

through a Better Understanding of the CNL Role. Presentation

at the AACN CNL Summit, Tampa, FL, January 20, 2012;

18 UT Health Science Center

Cardell, B., McKeon, L., & Webb, S. (2012). Improving

Incentive Spirometry Performance among Children with Sickle

Cell Disease in a Pediatric In-Patient Setting. Presentation at

the AACN CNL Summit, Tampa, FL, January 20, 2012; Carter-

Templeton, H., Connor, P. Curran, C., McKeon, L., Thompson,

C., Wyatt, T. & Russell, C. (2011). Real Meaningful Use:

Evolution or Revolution? Podium presentation at the 2011

Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics, Baltimore, MD, July

20-23, 2011 Conference.• Publications: (Refereed) Norris,

T., Webb, S., McKeon, L., Jacob, S., Herrin-Griffith, D. (2012).

Using portfolios to introduce the clinical nurse leader (CNL) to

the job market. Journal of Nursing Administration 42 (1), 47-

51; McKown, T., McKeon, L, & Webb, S. (2011). Using QSEN

to guide clinical teaching on a new DEU. Journal of Nursing

Education 50 (12), 706-710; Day, S., Garcia, J., Antillon, F.,

Wilimas, J., McKeon, L. Carty, R., deAlarcon, P. Pui, C. H.,

Ribeiro, R., Howard, S. (in-press). A Sustainable Model for

Supporting Pediatric Oncology Nursing Education in Low-

Income Countries Pediatric Blood & Cancer. • Review Panels:

Journal of Nursing Education; AACN CNL Certification Exam;

Academy of Healthcare Improvement

sheiLa meLanDer Dsn, acnP-Bc, FaanP,

Fccm

(Professor)• Practice: Cardiology Care; acute

care nurse practitioner with Dr. Milton Smith

in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Smith is a solo practice

interventional cardiologist. • Organizations:

National Board member, National Organization

of Nurse Practitioners, finishing a 2 year at large position.

Appointed President-elect. Also member of the acute care

special interest group. Society of Critical Care Medicine:

member acute care group, and membership committee;

American Academy Nurse Practitioners: Fellow and member

acute care special interest group, and Fellows group member;

American College of Cardiology; Member Cardiology

Associates and NP ACC group. Sigma Theta Tau Chapter

member. • Presentations: (Invited) April 2012, Acute and

Primary Care Practice in NP Education. NONPF National

Conference, Charleston, South Carolina. February 2012

Debriefing webinar: How to utilize debriefing for an increased

learning experience for the NP students. National Organization

of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Webinar. February 2011;

Utilizing simulation to enhance skill development, analysis and

critical thinking in the NP curriculum. National webinar, 63

colleges participation. • Publications: Harrell, B. & Melander,

S. (2012). Identifying the association among risk factors and

mortality in trauma patients with intra-abdominal hypertension

and abdominal compartment syndrome. Journal of Trauma

Nursing, accepted and awaiting publication date. Ackerman,

M., Hardin, S., Hravnak, M., King, J., Kleinpell, R., Melander,

S., Settles, J., Stanley, J. (2012). Adult-Gerontology Acute

Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies. Hartford Foundation

& American Association of Colleges of Nursing, pages 1-26.

Melander, S, & Settles, J. (2011). Introducing the new NONP

skills manual. Nurse Practitioner, 36(11). Page 14. Melander,

S. Integrating Adult Acute Care Skills and Procedures into

Practitioner Curricula, Pacemaker interrogation, National

Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, pages 37-42.

Headley, C., & Melander, S. (2011). When it May Be A P.E.

Journal of Nephrology Nursing, March-April; 38(2): 127-37

Melander, S., Dumas, M.A., Finnegan, L., and Kapustin, J.


(2011). National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

Statement on Acute an Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Practice. NONPF Publication, September 2011. • Review

Panels: Nurse Practitioner Journal; NONPF • Special

Appointments/ Roles: Served as the sole ACNP on a 4

member national task force looking at acute care and primary

care overlap, resulting in a white paper and a meeting with all

accreditors and credentialing bodies. Served as one of 8 team

members in the US to write the adult-gerontology acute care

competencies (published in February 2012) to be used by all

acute care NP programs in the US • Community Service:

Serve on a board of a community health center providing

assistance for low-income families/individuals

tommie L. norris, Dns, rn

(Associate Professor and Director of Clinical

Nurse Leader Program)• Organizations:

Tennessee Nurses Association (Vice-President

State TN; Secretary District 1); Sigma Theta Tau

International Honor Society of Nursing (President

Beta Theta Chapter-at-Large); American Nurses

Association; Tennessee Nurses Foundation (Board of

Directors) • Grants (Educational): Increasing Nursing

Education Opportunities for Individuals from Disadvantaged

Backgrounds, Health Resources and Services Administration

(HRSA) $814,100. • Presentations: Norris, T.L., Wicks, M.,

Cowan, P., Jacob, S., Britt, T. Story, E. (2012) Modification of

a Master’s Clinical Nurse Leader Model C Program to Ensure

Compliance with the Revised BSN and MSN Essentials:

Podium presentation: 2012 Master’s Education Conference,

February 29-March 1, 2012, San Antonio, TX. Norris, T.L.,

Cowan, P., Wicks, M., Jacob, S., Story, E. (2012). Navigating

the Model C Curriculum: Innovative Strategies for Individuals

from Disadvantaged Backgrounds: Podium presentation:

CNL Summit, January 19-21, 2012, Tampa, FL. (Invited)

Norris, T.L. (2011). QSEN Recent developments: Phase III

Dissemination and Mapping and How it Affects NCLEX Test

Plan. Podium presentation at The Nursing Institute of the Mid

South’s “Excellence in Education: Meeting the Challenges”

Conference, March 3-4, 2011, Memphis, TN. Jordan, I., Norris,

T.L., Cunningham, P. (2011). Development of a Communication

Workshop for the CNL Student, Poster presentation at American

Psychiatric Nurses Association 25th Annual Conference,

October 19-22, 2011, Anaheim, CA.; Norris, T.L. (2011).

Prevention: The Key to Ending Horizontal Violence. Podium

presentation at the Tennessee Nurses Association/TASN Join

Convention, October 14-16, 2011, Franklin, TN.; Norris,

T.L. (2011). A Multidimensional Approach to Curricular

Mapping: Clinical Nurse Leader Education Model C Program.

Poster presentation at the 2011 CNL Summit, January 20,

2011, Miami, FL. • Editorial Board: Tennessee Nurse •

Journal Reviewer: Public Health Nursing Journal; Journal of

Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; Evidence-Based

Nursing Sentinel Reader/Reviewer • Review Panels: AACN

Master’s Education Conference; Tennessee Nurses Association

Annual Conference, QSEN Annual Conference • Special

Appointments/ Roles: Promise of Nursing for Tennessee”,

Campaign 2011 Steering Committee; AACN Master’s Education

Conference Subcommittee: Faculty Senate • Community

Service: Collierville Inner City Backpack Outreach/Health Fair,

Collierville, TN. ; Georgian Hills Elementary School (Adopt-a-

School Program)

JiLL s. Detty oswaKs, crna, Dnsc

(Associate Professor and Nurse Anesthesia

Program Director)• Organizations: American

Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Tennessee

Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Virginia

Association of Nurse Anesthetists American

Nurses Association, Tennessee Nurses

Association, American Association for the History of Nursing,

American Society for Professionals in Patient Safety, Society

for Simulation in Health Care, Sigma Theta Tau International

• Grants (Educational): BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee

Health Foundation. Promoting Patient Safety Through

Teamwork-focused Interdisciplinary Simulation Program.

Grant jointly developed by Jill S. Detty Oswaks, CRNA,

DNSc, Stephanie J. Phelps, PharmD, Bob Schreve, MD,

Margaret E. Carbaugh and Hershel P. Wall, MD. (August

2010); Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship Grant, USPHS. • Special

Appointments/ Roles: COA Accreditation On-site Chair

Reviewer; TANA Chair, Education Committee; Sigma Theta

Tau International Foundation for Nursing Committee; Board

of Directors Memphis Student Nurse Anesthetist Foundation

• Honors: Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2010

Practitioner of the Year Award – 2010 • Consultations: Baylor

College of Medicine Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia,

Old Dominion University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Murray

State University, Samford University Nurse Anesthesia Program

• Community Service: Memphis Airport Triannual Disaster

Training

Diane toDD Pace, PhD, FnP-Bc, ncmP,

ccD, FaanP

(Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Faculty

Practice) • Practice: Methodist Teaching Practice

providing primary care for patients 16+. Practice

also focuses on women’s healthcare at midlife/

menopause. Provide care at industrial worksite

clinic. • Organizations: North American Menopause Society

(President-Elect; Executive Board; Scientific Committee;

Consumer Education Committee); American Academy of

Nurse Practitioners (Fellow; Presenter and facilitator for SIG

at annual conference); American Nurses Assoc (Committee

Nursing Practice/information Infrastructure); Tennessee Nurses

Association; STTI; Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health;

Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice Nurses (Board

of Directors); • Presentations (Invited): Pace, D. (2012,

June ). Lions, Tigers, and Bears and Hormones: Oh My!.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners annual conference,

Orlando, FL; Pace, D & Chism, L. (2011, September). APRNs

in Menopause Practice. NAMS 21st scientific conference,

Expert Roundtable Discussion. Chicago, IL.; Pace, D. (2012,

May). Contents Flammable: Update on Menopause. Women’s

Health Month. UTHSC Office of Diversity, Memphis, TN.

• Presentations (Refereed): Pace, D., Chism, L., & Dehn,

B. (2012, June). Workshop: Menopause Basics. American

Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Orlando, FL.; Bredy, M.

& Pace, D. (2011, October). Poster: Tennessee eHealth

Initiatives: What Nurses Need to Know. Tennessee Nurses

Association annual conference. Nashville, TN.; Pace, D. (2011,

September). Managing Hormone Therapy Post WHI: The NAMS

2010 Position Statement. Greater Memphis Association of

Advance Practice Nurses education seminar, Memphis, TN.

• Publications: Contributor/Reviewer: NAMS: Menopause

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Academics and Education

Guidebook (2012). Consumer education book.; NAMS online

eConsult (July, 2011). Case Study: Menopausal Woman

presenting for new health promotion visit-Discussion of health

promotion/risk reduction and counseling on menopausal

issues. • Editorial Board: Journal of Menopause; NAMS/APGO

(Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics)

Editorial Board/Taskforce: to develop curriculum and teaching

modules on Menopause for medical residents and other

clinicians • Review Panels: NAMS Position Statement: 2012

Estrogen and Progestogen Use in Postmenopausal Women

• Special Appointments/ Roles: State board for Health

Information Partnership for Tennessee (HIP-TN) collaborating

with state department regarding policy development and

implementation of Tennessee eHealth Initiatives; participated

on state committees discussing health initiatives and

program development for clinical use and medication history

development; participated on video development for consumer

education on Health Exchanges in Tennessee • Certifications:

FNP-BC; Certified Menopause Practitioner; Certified-Clinical

Densitometry; Certified Health Information Technology-

Clinician/Consultant • Community Service: Methodist

University Hospital Family Partners Council: Family Centered

Care; UTHSC/Methodist Hospital School of Nursing Alumni

Board of Directors; Community Health Fairs; community

presentations on menopause

Keevia yvette Porter, DnP, nP-c

(Assistant Professor) • Organizations: Tennessee

Nurse Association (TNA); American Nurses

Association (ANA); Sigma Theta Tau; National

League of Nursing (NLN); Greater Memphis

Area Advanced Practice Nurse (GMAAPN);

American Public Health Association (APHA)

• Presentations (Invited): Porter, K. (2011) A Summative

Evaluation of a Community Agency’s Abused Women Services

(AWS). Mississippi Delta Alliance. Tunica, MS. (Invited) Porter,

K. (2011) Diabetes Awareness. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corp

Center. Memphis, TN. • Journal Reviewer: Journal of Family

Violence • Special Appointments/ Roles: YWCA of Greater

Memphis board member • Community Service: Church

Health Center volunteer; United Way Allocations team member

cheryL a. scott, rn, Bsn, mPa

(Instructor, Nursing Simulation Lab) •

Organizations: International Nursing

Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning

(member); American Heart Association (Regional

Faculty, ACLS, BLS, PALS); Simulation User

Network (member) • Publications: Description

of Posterior Fossa Syndrome in Children After Posterior Fossa

Brain Tumor Surgery, Kirk, Howard, Scott: Journal of Pediatric

Oncology Nursing, 1995, pp. 181-187 • Community Service:

SafeKids Coalition, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital

JacqueLine sharP,msn, rn

(Instructor) Adult Health Course Coordinator;

Mental Health Course Coordinator; Acute Care

Clinical Instructor • Organizations: Sigma

Theta Tau Faculty Liaison; American Nurses

Association; Tennessee Nurses Association:

National Alliance of Mental Illness • Community

Service: Memphis City SchoolTeacher/Parent liaison

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Jami aDrianne smith, DheD, rn

(Assistant Professor) • Organizations:

American Nurses Association; Tennessee Nurses

Association; Sigma Theta Tau International

Nursing Honor Society; American Nephrology

Nurses Association • Community Service:

Community Health Fair Volunteer

caroL thomPson, PhD, DnP, acnP, FnP

(Professor) • Practice: Methodist University

Hospital, Memphis, TN; Acute Care Nurse

Practitioner • Organizations: Society of Critical

Care Medicine (President-Elect); American

Association of Critical Care Nursing; American

Academy of Nursing (Fellow); American

Association of Nurse Practitioners (Fellow); American College

of Critical Care Medicine (Fellow); National Organization of

Nurse Practitioner Faculty; Sigma Theta Tau International •

Presentations (Invited): Thompson, C. (2012, March 13)

Multi-professional organization: Diversity management.

Paper presented at Swiss Society of Intensive Care Medicine

Workshop, Berne, Switzerland; Thompson, C. (2012, March

30) Changing ICU pain. Paper presented at conference of

the Greater Memphis Chapter of the American Association

of Critical-Care Nursing, Memphis, TN.• Presentations

(Refereed): Carter-Templeton, H., Connor, P., McKeon,

L., Thompson, C., Wyatt, T., & Russell, C. (2011, July).

Nurses’ information appraisal within the clinical setting.

Paper presented at Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics,

Baltimore, MD.; Umberger, R., Thompson, C., Cashion,

A.K., Kuhl, D., Wan, J, Yates, C.R., Muthiah, M., Meduri

G.U. (2011, October). Exaggerated Systemic Inflammation

and Development of Health Care Associated Infections

American College of Chest Physicians’ annual meeting.

Oral presentation, Honolulu, Hawaii. (Dissertation Aim 1);

Umberger, R., Thompson, C., Cashion, A.K., Kuhl, D., Wan,

J, Yates, C.R., Muthiah, M. (2011, October) Interleukin-6 and

Interleukin-10 SNP Variance and Development of Health

Care Associated Infections. International Society of Nurses in

Genetics. Oral presentations, Montréal, Canada. (Dissertation

Aim 2) • Editorial Board: Critical Connections • Journal

Reviewer: Critical Care Medicine; American Journal of Critical

Care; American Academy of Nurse Practitioners • Special

Appointments/ Roles: Tennessee Board of Nursing Vice

Chair • Honors: Inducted as Fellow of American Academy

of Nursing • Community Service: Society of Critical Care

Medicine (Executive); Tennessee Board of Nursing (Vice Chair)

Lorena m. thomPson, crna, DnP

(Associate Professor and Assistant Director

of Clinical Education: Anesthesia Option) •

Practice: UTMG, CRNA at the Regional Medical

Center: Memphis, primary focus of practice

is obstetric anesthesia. Performs anesthesia

services for pregnant parturient during the

antepartum, intrapartum, and post-partum periods. •

Organizations: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists;

Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists; Sigma Theta Tau


meLoDy norris waLLer, msn, rn

(Instructor) • Organizations: American Nurses

Association; Tennessee Nurses Association; Sigma

Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

• Honors: Student Government Association

Executive Council Excellence in Teaching Award

• Special Appointments/ Roles: Black Student

Association – Nursing Chapter Faculty Advisor • Community

Service: St. Patrick School Edible Playground Project; Memphis

District Senior Olympics; Memphis City Schools Mentor

sherry weBB Dnsc, rn, cnL, nea-Bc

(Assistant Professor) • Organizations:

Tennessee Nurses Association; Sigma Theta

Tau, Vice President. • Grants (Research):

Master’s Entry Clinical Nurse Leader Program,

HRSA; Dedicated Education Units: Evaluating

Innovations in Nursing Education, RWJF. •

Department of Primary Care and Public Health

Overview:

• Department Chair: Margaret(Peg) Thorman Hartig,

PhD, APRN-BC, FAANP, professor

The PCPH department is currently comprised of 18

faculty – Full Time: 14; Tenured: 9; Tenure Track: 0;

Part Time: 4

• Department faculty retirements and resignations:

- Dr. Veronica Engle retired after 25 years

at UTHSC with recognition as a Professor

Emeritus.

- Dr. Susan Jacob, most recently interim dean,

retired with recognition as a Professor Emeritus.

She is a part-time consultant to Dean Talbot.

- Dr. Marion Donohoe resigned to begin a

teaching career at the University of Texas

Health Science Center in San Antonio

• Department faculty changes in appointment

- Dr. Cheryl Stegbauer stepped down as

associate dean for Academic Affairs.

She continues as a professor in a full-time

faculty position.

haLLie Bensinger, msn, FnP, rnc, aPrn

(Instructor) • Practice: Memphis OB/GYN

Associates, Memphis, TN; care for/manage care of

women across the lifespan for OB/GYN. Perform

physicals, colposcopy, sonohysterograms,

diagnosis/treatment and referral if needed of OB/

GYN issues. • Organizations: Sigma Theta Tau

International Nursing Honor Society, serve as Membership

Ambassador. • Grants (Research): No new grants. Continue

to work on study “Critical Thinking Challenge—Teaching

Outside the Box” • Special Appointments/ Roles: no special

appointments/roles due to student status. Continue along the

Presentations (Refereed): Cardell, B., McKeon, L., & Webb,

S. (2012, January) Improving spirometry performance among

children with sickle cell disease in a pediatric in-patient setting.

AACN Clinical Nurse Leader Summit; McKeon, L., Webb, S.,

Strange-McClora, S., Elliott-Vizcarrondo, M., Pavlic, D., & Gill

(2012, January), M. Facilitating model C CNL students transition

to practice through a better understanding of the CNL role,

AACN Clinical Nurse Leader Summit; Webb, S., McKeon,

L. & Gill, M. (2012, March) Preparing clinical nurse leader

students to manage their complex practice. AACN Master’s

Education Conference • Publications: Norris, T., McKeon, L.,

Webb, S., Jacob, S. (2012). Portfolios: An effective marketing

strategy to introduce the clinical nurse leader (CNL) to the job

market. Journal of Nursing Administration. January, 42 (1) 47-

51; McKown, T., McKeon, L., & Webb, S. (2011). Using QSEN

to guide clinical teaching on a new DEU. Journal of Nursing

Education. December, 50 (2) 706-710

- Dr. Mona Wicks stepped down as associate

dean for Research Affairs. She continues as a

professor in a full-time faculty position.

- Dr. Karen Olson stepped down as Option

Coordinator for the Family Nurse Practitioner

Program. She continues as a professor in a fulltime

faculty position.

- Dr. Irma Jordan was named as option

coordinator for the Family Nurse Practitioner

Program.

• Department faculty changes in rank or status:

- Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Lee resigned as an assistant

professor. She continues as affiliated faculty

with a primary appointment at University of

Arkansas in Fayetteville.

• Department faculty honors:

- Dr. Irma Jordan was inducted as a Fellow in the

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

- Dr. Susan Patton was inducted as a Fellow in

the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

DNP tract. Plan to graduate in May, 2013. • Community

Service: Faculty Advisor for Student Nursing Association.

Participated in Convoy of Hope Health Fair.

virginia trotter Betts, msn, JD, rn, Faan

(Professor) • Organizations: American Nurses

Association (Past President Council); Tennessee

Nurses Association (Governmental Relations

Committee); American Psychiatric Nurses

Association; Sigma Theta Tau International;

Tennessee Bar Association; Health Law Section

of the TBA; American Academy of Nursing (Fellow); American

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Academics and Education

Academy of Nursing Expert Panel for Mental Health; National

Academy of Public Administration (Fellow); . International

Women’s Forum (Tennessee) • Presentations (Invited):

Health policy—careers in improving health through activism

and leadership.” Vanderbilt University Medical School for

the Commons College, Nashville TN March, 2012; “Psych-

Mental Health APRNs—know the essentials of policy and

political leadership!” Vanderbilt University School of Nursing,

Nashville, TN, March, 2012; “Mental Health and Nurses—

knowing about your patients and about your profession.”

Tennessee Nurses Association, District 1, Memphis TN.

February 2012; • Publications: Betts, V.T. and B. Cherry.

Health Policy and Politics: Get Involved.” Contemporary

Nursing Issues, Trends, and Management, 6th ed. Ed. S.

Jacob and B. Cherry. St. Louis: Elsevier, IN PRESS; Betts, V.

T. (2011), Ready or Not—Here We Go Into Our FUTURE!!!

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 24: 199.

doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6171.2011.00299.x • Editorial Board:

Journal Senior Associate Editor, Policy, Politics, and Nursing

Practice • Journal Reviewer: Psychiatric Services Review

Special Appointments/ Roles: National Advisory Council,

National Institute of Mental Health; Satcher Health Leadership

Institute (National Advisory Board); Tennessee Center for

Nursing BOD; • Community Service: Alive Hospice Board

of Directors; Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee;

All About Women Community Advisory Board; Just Care for

Kids Family Network Professional Advisory Board; Memphis

Mental Health Summit; Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

Memphis/Shelby County Region; Middle Tennessee Episcopal

Diocese Mental Health and Health Ministry

JacqueLine Lee rosenJacK Burchum, Dnsc,

FnP-Bc, cne

(Associate Professor) • Organizations:

American Nurses Association; Sigma Theta

Tau International Nursing Honor Society;

International Transcultural Nursing Society;

National League for Nursing; National

Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties• Publications:

Burchum, J. (2012) Otitis Externa in T.M. Buttaro, J. Trybulski,

P.O. Bailey & J. Sandberg-Cook (eds.). Primary Care: A

Collaborative Practice (4th ed.), St. Louis, Mosby Elsevier;

Burchum, J. (in production). Sepsis and septic shock in S.D.

Melander (Ed.) Case studies in critical care nursing (4th ed)

St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier • Journal Reviewer: Journal of

Transcultural Nursing: for JOLT, the Journal of Online Learning

and Teaching • Community Service: Onsite evaluator for

Commission for Collegaite Nurse Education; National Health

Service Corps Ambassador

michaeL carter, Dnsc, DnP, Faan

(University Distinguished Professor) • Practice:

Christian Health Center, Heber Springs, AR;

Primary care for adults 18 – 65. • Organizations:

National Academies of Practice (Co-Chair of

Nursing Academy and member of Finance

Committee; American Board of Comprehensive Care (Board

Member & Chair Education Committee); American Academy

of Nursing; National Organization of Nurse Practitioner

Faculties; American Nurses Association; Sigma Theta Tau;

American Assembly for Men in Nursing; • Presentations:

(Invited) Carter, M. (July 30, 2011) The Future of Primary Care.

22 UT Health Science Center

Alliant Management Services Annual Board Retreat. Louisville,

KY • Presentations (Refereed): Carter, M. (September 29,

2011), Past, Present, and Future of DNP Certification. The

Fourth National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference.

New Orleans, LA; Carter, M. & Smolowitz, J. (April 14, 2012)

The Evolution of NP Certification at the DNP Level. National

Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Charleston, SC.

• Publications: Monroe, T, Carter, M, Parish, A. (2011). A

case study using the beers list criteria to compare prescribing

by family practitioners and geriatric specialists in a rural

nursing home. Geriatric Nursing, 32(5), 350-356.Carter, M,

(2011). The impact of the Essentials of Doctoral Education for

advanced nursing practice. Clinical Scholars Review, 2(2).

68-70. Monroe, T., Carter, M., Feldt, K., Tolley, B., & Cowan,

R. (In Press). Assessing Advanced Cancer Pain in Older Adults

with Dementia at the End-of-Life. Journal of Advanced Nursing

• Editorial Board: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences;

Clinical Scholars Review; Journal of Pain and Relief • Journal

Reviewer: Nursing Science Quarterly; Scandinavian Journal of

Caring Sciences; Annals of Family Medicine; McMaster Online

Rating of Evidence; Aging and Mental Health; Qualitative

Health Research. • Community Service: Frontier Nursing

University (Chair of the Board); Baptist Memorial College

of Health Sciences (Board Member and Chair, Academic

Affairs Committee); Christian Health Center (Board Member),

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of

Medicine, Department of Geriatrics (Adjunct Clinical Professor)

Patricia DuFFy cunningham, Dnsc, aPrn-

PmhnP, FnP

(Associate Professor and DNPPMH Option

Coordinator)• Organizations: American and

Tennessee Nurses Associations; American

Psychiatric Nurses Association; International

Society of Psychiatric Nurses; Sigma Theta Tau

International • Grants: Using Telehealth for the Enhancement

of Mental Health/Substance Use (MH/SU) Education &

Practice in an Advanced Education Doctor of Nursing

Practice Program ARRA – Equipment to Enhance Training for

Health Professionals (EETHP) – Advanced Education Nursing

(AEN) Grant; Enhancement of Mental Health/Substance Use

(MH/SU) Education & Practice in an Advanced Education

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program: A Continuation of the

Comprehensive Advanced Education Psychiatric Nursing

Program grant. Both grants have been completed with

objectives met. • Presentations: (Refereed) Governo, S.W., &

Cunningham, P.D. (2011, October). In children with autism who

are prescribed second generation antipsychotic medications,

does monitoring physiological parameters correlate with

risk for metabolic adverse events? Poster presentation at the

American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s (APNA) 25th Annual

Conference, Anaheim, CA.;Willimitis, C.A., & Cunningham,

P.D. (2011, October). Proposed use and evaluation of cognitive

behavior therapy (CBT) with patients who have undergone

ventricular assist device implantation. Poster presentation at

the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s (APNA) 25th

Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.; Jordan, I.O., Norris, T.L.,

& Cunningham, P.D. (2011, October). Development of a

communication workshop for the clinical nurse leader (CNL)

student. Poster presentation at the American Psychiatric Nurses

Association’s (APNA) 25th Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.;

Jordan, I.O., Cunningham, P.D., & Olson, K. (2012, April).


Integration of mental health care in a family nurse practitioner

program. Podium presentation at NONPF’s 2012 Annual

Conference, Charleston, SC. • Publications: Steele, A. &

Cunningham, P.D. (2012). A comparison of suboxone and

clonidine treatment outcomes in opiate detoxification.

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. Advance online publication.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2011.10.006; Jordan, I.O., &

Cunningham, P.D. (2012). Schizophrenia and other psychotic

disorders (Part 22, Chapter 247). In Buttaro, T.M., Trybulski,

J., Polar-Bailey, P., & Sandberg-Cook, J. (Eds.), Primary care:

A collaborative practice (4th ed) (pp. 1352-1356). Mosby

Elsevier; Plummer, S., & Cunningham, P.D. (2012). What’s

going on in there? The truth about drug-drug interactions.

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 18(1),

45; Story, E.E., & Cunningham, P.D. (2012). Grant professionals

in grant-funded positions: Leaving a legacy. Journal of the

Grant Professionals Association. Manuscript submitted for

publication • Special Appointments/ Roles: Elected to the

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Board of

Nursing, for a three year term as President-Elect, President,

and Immediate Past President; APNA Representative to national

Task Force on Implementation of the Consensus Model for

APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and

Education (LACE); Elected as Faculty Chair by UTHSC College

of Nursing faculty for 2012-2014. • Community Service:

Mental Health Official/Therapist for the Tennessee Public Safety

Network/Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Critical Incident

Stress Debriefing Team

KathLeen c. gaFFney, Pmhcs, PnP-Bc

(Instructor) • Practice: Greater Trenton

Behavioral Health,GTBH) Community Mental

Health Center, Trenton, New Jersey; Family

Guidance Behavioral Health Corporation at

Henry J. Austin Community Health Center,

Trenton, New Jersey; Children’s Day School and

Day Treatment Center. • Organizations: International Society

of Psychiatric Nurses; American Psychiatric Nurses Association

(APNA) (National and State); Member of Child and Adolescent

Council, Representative for APNA to National Business Group;

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; Sigma

Theta Tau.• Grants: Enhancement of Mental Health/Substance-

Use (MH/SA) Education and Practice in an Advanced Education

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (Instructor). • Special

Appointments/ Roles: Advisory Board - New Jersey Primary

Care Association, Advise on the role of integrating mental

health in primary care; Member, Developmental Behavioral

and Mental Health Special Interest Group, National Association

of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners • Community Service:

Princeton University, Class of 1969 Community Service Fund

(PICS) Board Member, Grants Committee and Student Liaison

J. caroLyn graFF, PhD, rn

(Associate Professor in the College of Nursing

and Chief of Nursing in the Boling Center for

Developmental Disabilities)• Organizations:

American Association on Intellectual and

Developmental Disabilities (Health and Wellness

Action Group and Policy Committee); American

Nurses Association; American Public Health Association;

Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association; International

Society of Nurses in Genetics; Sigma Theta Tau International;

Society of Pediatric Nurses; Southern Nursing Research Society.

• Grants (Research): Exploring Family Communication about

Sickle Cell Disease in Adolescence, UTHSC Faculty Research

Incentive Funds; Magentoencephalography of CANDLE

Children, The Urban Child Institute; Conditions Affecting Early

Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood

(CANDLE), The Urban Child Institute • Presentations

(Invited): Graff, JC, McDonald K. (2011, September). Family

centered health care for children with autism spectrum

disorder: Nurses making a difference. MidSouth Chapter of

the Society of Pediatric Nurses, Memphis, TN; • Presentations

(Refereed): Murphy LE, Graff JC, Palmer FB, Tylavsky FA. (2011,

September). Maternal stress contributions to language acquired

by two year old children residing in Memphis, TN. Society

for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, Bielefeld, Germany;

Palmer FB, Graff JC, Murphy LE, Richey PA, Yoo W, Bush A,

Connor DP, Tylavsky FE. (2011, September). Maternal factors

associated with socio-emotional development and parent

child interaction in one and two year old African American

children in Memphis, TN. Society for Longitudinal and Life

Course Studies, Bielefeld, Germany; Tylavsky FA, Volgyi E,

Murphy LE, Graff JC, Yoo W. (2011, September). Cognitive

functioning at 2 years is associated with dietary patterns during

pregnancy. Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies,

Bielefeld, Germany; Tylavsky F, Hovinga C, Murphy L, Graff

C, Palmer F, Thomas F, Park V, Connor P, Volgyi E, Adkins R,

Krushkal J. (2011, September). Genetic and epigenetic analysis

of neonatal and early childhood phenotypic outcomes in a

community-based longitudinal cohort in Memphis, TN: The

CANDLE Study. International Genetic Epidemiology Society

20th Annual Conference, Heidelberg, Germany; Tylavsky FA,

Volgyi E, Hare M, Graff C, Murphy LE, Richey PA, Palmer

FB. (2011, November). Racial differences in the associations

between growth factors and cognitive development during

the first 2 years of life. American College of Sports Medicine

Conference on Physical Activity, Cognitive Function, and

Academic Achievement, Washington, DC; Volgyi E, Hare

M, Palmer F, Graff C, Murphy L, Richey P, Tylavsky F. (2011,

November). Dietary patterns and brain healthy nutrient intake

during pregnancy and cognitive functions at 2 years of age

in African American children. American College of Sports

Medicine Conference on Physical Activity, Cognitive Function,

and Academic Achievement, Washington, DC; Graves RJ,

Graff JC. (2011, November). Life-transitions of adults with

Down syndrome: A secondary analysis of Adult Sibling Survey

data. Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual

Meeting and Conference, Crystal City, VA; Hall HR, Krcek TE,

Neely-Barnes S, Graff JC, Hankins J, Roberts R. (2012, January).

Parent stress and childhood disability: An interdisciplinary

and mixed methods approach. Society for Social Work and

Research 16th Annual Conference, Washington, DC; Joyce C,

Guinn R, Sorrells M, Herrod H, Schauss E, Tylavsky F, Graff

JC, Murphy LE, Palmer F, Bush A. (2012, February). A model

for predicting socio-emotional problems in the first year of

life. Southern Region Meeting of the American Federation for

Medical Research, New Orleans, LA; Graves RJ, Graff JC. (2012,

February). Relationships between health, functional abilities,

and living arrangements in adults with Down syndrome. 26th

Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Meeting

and Conference, New Orleans, LA; Robitaille KY, Graff JC.

(2012, February). Focus on childhood obesity in a relative

caregiver program. 26h Annual Southern Nursing Research

Society Annual Meeting and Conference, New Orleans, LA;

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Academics and Education

Hall HR, Graff JC. (2012, February). Children with autism

spectrum disorders: Maladaptive behaviors, family support,

parenting stress and coping. Southern Nursing Research Society

2012 Annual Meeting and Conference, New Orleans, LA;

Porter JS, Hankins J, Cejda KR, Cossel TK, Graves RJ, Hardy

BT, Johnson M, Lopez AD, Roberts RJ, Robitaille K, Graff JC.

(2012, February). The ‘Sickle Cell Experience’: Adolescent,

parent and sibling communication about sickle cell disease

and transitioning to adult health care. 6th Annual Sickle Cell

Disease Research and Educational Symposium and Annual

National Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting, Hollywood, FL;

Hall HR, Graff JC(2012, April). Children with autism spectrum

disorder: Siblings behaviors, parental stress, coping, and

supports. Society of Pediatric Nurses 22nd Annual Convention,

Houston, TX; Joyce C, Guinn R, Sorrells M, Herrod HG, Schauss

E, Tylavksy F, Graff JC, Murphy LE, Palmer FB, Bush A. (2012,

April). A model for predicting socio-emotional problems

in the first year of life. 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies

Annual Meeting, Boston, MA; Tylvasky FA, Volgyi E, Hare M,

Graff C, Murphy LE, Richey PA, Ferry R, Palmer FB. (2012,

April). Racial differences in the association between physical

growth and cognitive development during the first 2 years

of life. 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting,

Boston, MA; Palmer FB; Graff JC, Murphy LE, Yoo W, Tylavsky

FA. (2012, April). Maternal and child factors associated with

socioemotional (SE) problems at 12, 24, and 36 months. 2012

Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Boston, MA;

Graff JC, Murphy LE, Palmer FB, Warner-Metzger CM, Butzon-

Reed C, Keisling B, Benner L, Bliss S, Tylavsky FA. (2012, June).

The associations between observed mother-child interactions

and child cognitive development at 12, 24, and 36 months.

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental

Disabilities Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC; Joyce C, Guinn R,

Sorrells M, Herrod HG, Schauss E, Tylavsky F, Graff JC, Murphy

LE, Palmer F, Bush AJ. (2012, June). Predicting social and

emotional problems in the first year of life. International Society

of Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN; Klubnik C, Murphy L, Graff

C, Palmer F, Tylavsky F, Benner L, Bliss S, Keisling B, Reed C,

Warner-Metzger C. (2012, June). Longitudinal assessment of

infant socio-emotional and behavioral functioning. American

Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC; Neely-Barnes SL, Graff JC.

(2012, June). The mental health effects of being a sibling: A

propensity score analysis. American Association on Intellectual

and Developmental Disabilities Annual Meeting, Charlotte,

NC; • Publications: Hall HR, Neely-Barnes SL, Graff JC, Kreck

TE, Roberts RJ, Hankins JS. (2012). Parental stress in families of

children with a genetic disorder/disability and the resiliency

model of family stress, adjustment, and adaptation. Issues

in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 35(1), 24-44; Graff JC

(2011). Family and home environment. The State of Children

in Memphis and Shelby County Data Book. Memphis, TN:

The Urban Child Institute • Journal Reviewer: Journal of

Pediatric Nursing • Community Service: Down Syndrome

Association of Memphis and the Midsouth; Memphis/Shelby

County Sibshops

margaret (Peg) thorman hartig, PhD, aPrn,

FnP-Bc, FaanP

(Professor and Chair, Primary Care & Public

Health Department) • Practice: Family Nurse

Practitioner/Director – Airport Health Station,

24 UT Health Science Center

Memphis International Airport. • Organizations: American

Academy of Nurse Practitioners; American Nurses Association;

Tennessee Nurses Association; Greater Memphis Area

Advanced Practice Nurses; Sigma Theta Tau International

Honor Society; National Organization of Nurse Practitioner

Faculties (NONPF); Healthy Memphis Common Table.•

Publications: Hartig, M.T, (2012). Chapter 86: Otitis Media, in

Buttaro, T.M. , Trybulski, T.M. , Bailey, P. P., & Sandberg-Cook,

J. (eds.). Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice (4th ed.). St.

Louis, Mosby Elsevier; Campbell, L.A., Speck, P.M., Wan, J.,

Staff, J., & Hartig, M.T. (in review) Association of Women,

Infant, and Children (WIC) Peer Counselor Interventions with

Breastfeeding in Texas. Journal of Human Lactation; Scott-

Williams, S., Hartig, P.T., Lummus, A.C., & Amlung, S. (2012).

Perioperative Pressure Ulcer Assessment and Prevention:

Efficacy Study of a Multilayer Pressure-Relief Pad in the

Operating Room. Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence

Nursing. • Review Panels: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners;

Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing; Fellows of American Academy

of Nurse Practitioners Scholarship and Grant Committee •

Special Appointments/Roles: Chair, Primary Care and Public

Health Department; UTHSC College of Nursing; College of

Nursing Representative – Executive Committee, UTHSC Faculty

Senate; College of Nursing Representative – UTHSC Faculty

Affairs Work Group; UTHSC Faculty Senator; UTHSC Public

Service Award Committee; Faculty Representative, UT Alumni

Association , Alumni Advocacy Initiative, Oversight Committee;

Member, Development Team and Clinical Instructor, UTHSC

College of Nursing/College of Dentistry Inter-Professional

Education Experience; Member, UTHSC Inter-Professional

Education Committee; Fellow, American Academy of Nurse

Practitioners (AANP); Mentor, AANP Fellow Mentorship

Program • Community Service: Vice Chair, Board of

Directors – Healthy Memphis Common Table; Payment Reform

Workgroup Advisory Committee Member – Aligning Forces

for Quality, Robert Woods Johnson and Healthy Memphis

Common Table; Advisory Committee Member, Project Better

Care, Healthy Memphis Common Table, Memphis and Bluff

City Medical Societies and Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation;

Member, Evaluation Team ,Diabetes for Life, Merck Foundation

and Healthy Memphis Common Table; Planning Committee

and Provider - Community Health Fair; Member

susan r. JacoB, PhD, rn

(Professor Emeritus) • Organizations: Sigma

Theta Tau International Beta Theta Chapter at

Large-STTI; Nu Lambda Chapter; American

Nurses Association; Tennessee Nurses

Association; Tennessee Center for Nursing, Vice

President; Nursing Institute of the Midsouth

(NIMS) • Journal Reviewer: American Journal of Health

Behavior, MORE, Journal of Cultural Diversity • Special

Appointments/ Roles: Healthy Memphis IHI End of life

Task Force • Honors: Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair in

Nursing August 1, 2011-May 31, 2012 • Consultations:

CCNE Accreditation, UTC, Freed Hardeman University

Community Service: Methodist Alliance Advisory Board,

Chair; One by One, USA, Memphis Advisory Team; One by

One Trained Mentor; Grief Group Facilitator; Faith Community

Nursing Instructor


irma o. JorDan, DnP, aPn, nP/PmhnP-

Bc, FaanP

(Assistant Professor) • Practice: integration of

mental health care in primary care setting •

Organizations: Fellow, American Academy of

Nurse Practitioners (AANP); Tennessee State

Representative AANP; American Psychiatric

Nurses Association; National Organization of Nurse

Practitioner Faculty (NONPF); Chair Psychiatric Mental Health

Special Interest Group, NONPF; American Nurses Association;

Sigma Theta Tau; Tennessee Nurses Association; Greater

Memphis Area Advance Practice Nurses • Presentations

(Invited): GMAAPN (October , 2011) ). Efficiently and

effectively meeting the challenges of caring for depressive

illnesses in primary care; APNA (October, 2011) Development

of a communication workshop for CNL students; American

Psychiatric Nurses Association; APNA (October, 2011)

Evaluation of staff education on use of non-pharmacological

interventions for long-term care residents with behavioral and

psychological symptoms of dementia; AANP (April, 2012),

National Leadership Conference; NONPF (April, 2012)

Integration of Mental Health Care in a Family Nurse Practitioner

Program; • Publications: Jordan, IL, and Cunningham, PD (in

print, 2012). Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders;

In Buttaro, T., Trybulski, J., Bailey, P., and Sandberg-Cook, J.;

Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice, 4th edition (Chapter

247). Elsevier, PA.• Review Panels: American Academy of

Nurse Practitioners, Journal of the American Academy of

Nurse Practitioners; Hollier, A. & Hensley, R. (2011). Clinical

Guidelines in Primary Care, Advanced Practice Associates;

Lafayette, LA • Consultations: Comprehensive Primary Care

• Community Service: Volunteer, Memphis Crisis Center

Lynn gariBaLDi KirKLanD, Dnsc, whnP,

cnm

(Assistant Professor) • Practice: Memphis

Obstetrics and Gynecological Association,

P.A.; provides prenatal, postpartum and

gynecologic care to all women, contraception,

colposcopy, ultrasonography, mammography,

bone densiometry • Organizations: American Academy of

Nurse Practitioners; American College of Nurse Midwives;

Sigma Theta Tau; Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice

Nurses • Speaker Bureaus: Wyeth-Ayerst, Warner Chilcott,

Ascend Therapeutics • Expert Opinion Work: Anderson

Murphy & Hopkins L.L.P., Little Rock, AR; Rainey, Kizer,

Reviere & Bell, P.L.C., Jackson, TN • Women’s Health Clinical

Preceptorships: DNP Program • Community Service: St.

Vincent DePaul Society; volunteer librarian St. Louis Catholic

School

caroL a LocKhart, PhD, rn, Faan

(Professor) • Practice: health policy and

program development • Organizations: Fellow,

American Academy of Nursing; American Nurses

Association; Sigma Theta Tau; American Public

Health Association • Presentations: (Invited)

Moderator, Arizona Bioethics Network Annual

Conference • Publications: Van Pelt, K., Cannon, L., Lockhart,

C. & Redman, L (2011). After the Dust Settles: Part 1Arizona’s

Emerging Healthcare Landscape. St. Luke’s Health Initiatives,

Arizona Health Futures Issue Brief, Phoenix, AZ http://slhi.org/

publications/issue_briefs ; Van Pelt, K., Cannon, L., Lockhart,

C. (2011). Putting the Pieces Back Together, Public Health and

Prevention: Part II Arizona’s Emerging Healthcare Landscape.

St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, Arizona Health Futures Issue

Brief, Phoenix, AZ http://slhi.org/publications/issue_briefs •

Review Panels: American Academy of Nursing, Edge Runners

Review Panel – identifying and publicizing innovative work in

nursing • Consultations: Director, Arizona Bioethics Network

• Community Service: Grant Reviewer, Arizona Community

Foundation-scholarships for nurses and funding for community

based health programs; Case Western Reserve University,

Bolton School of Nursing Visitors Committee

Karen Koozer oLson, PhD, FnP-Bc, FaanP

(Professor) • Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner

- Memphis International Airport Health Station

• Organizations: Fellow in the American

Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American

Academy of Nurse Practitioners, National

Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties,

NONPF Distance SIG, Greater Memphis Area Advance Practice

Group, Northeast Arkansas Advance Practice Group. • Journal

Reviewer: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. • Review

Panels: NONPF Annual Conference Abstract Reviewer, AANP

Annual Conference abstract reviewer , AANP Fellows Selection

Committee Co-Chair. • Special Appointments/ Roles: Dr.

Olson has participated in efforts to establish a collaborative

working relationship among College of Nursing and College of

Dentistry faculty. • Community Service: NONPF Conference

Session Moderator

susan B. Patton, Dnsc, PnP-Bc, FaanP

(Associate Professor) • Practice: East Arkansas

Medical Clinic, Forrest City AR; General

Pediatrics and Care of Abused Children. Kids

for the Future: Developmental Pediatrics.•

Organizations: Arkansas Nurses Association

(Health Policy Task Force); National Academies

of Practice; International Association of Forensic Nurses; Sigma

Theta Tau International; TN SIDS Advisory Panel; American

Academy of Nurse Practitioners.• Presentations (Invited):

Patton, S. B. (2011). And, she has a disability ... Interviewing

children with disabilities. Paper presented at the Safe Place

Conference on Child Abuse and Family Violence, Hagerstown

Community College, MD.• Presentations (Refereed): Patton,

S. B., & Byrd, D. B. (2011). Healthcare reform is here: Is

Arkansas ready? Paper presented at the Nurses Trusted to Care

98th Annual Convention, Rogers, AR; Patton, S. B. (2011). And,

she has a disability ... Interviewing children with disabilities.

Paper presented at the Safe Place Conference on Child Abuse

and Family Violence, Hagerstown Community College,

MD. • Grants (Educational): Susan Patton PI; Integration

of Technology into Interprofessional Education (IPE) grant

submitted to HRSA Advanced Nursing Education Division

$1,110,513 • Grants (Clinical): Pat Speck PI Susan Patton

Co-PI : The National SAFE Telemedicine Response Center grant

submitted to Office of Victims of Crime Department of Justice,

$3,500,000 • Scholarship: Patton, S. B. (2012). Forensic

nursing in the community. In M. Stanhope & J. Lancaster (Eds.),

Public health nursing: Population-centered health care in the

community (8th ed.). Maryland Heights, MO: Mosby • Review

Panels: American Nurse Credentialing Center: Advanced

Nursing Annual Report Winter 2012 25


News & Events

Academics and Education

Forensic Nurse Credentialing Reviewer • Honors: 2011 AANP

Nurse Practitioner Arkansas State Award for Excellence; 2011

Arkansas Nurses Association Advanced Practice Nurse of the

Year; 2012 UTHSC Excellence in Teaching Award – Nominee;

2012 UT Alumni Public Service Award – Nominee; 2012

Loretta C. Ford Distinguished Fellow Award Nominee

University Service: DNP Progressions Committee; DNP

Admissions Committee; Coordinators Committee; Faculty

Committee Secretary; Faculty Senator College of Nursing;

Chief Information Office Search Committee; Chair DNP Project

Task Force • Community Service: Advanced Practice Nurse

Response to Health Care Reform at the Medicaid Division of

Arkansas Health And Human Services

stePhanie a. PLummer, DnP, aPrn, PmhnP-

Bc, FnP

(Assistant Professor) • Practice: Veterans

Healthcare System of the Ozarks – Fayetteville

VAMC Community Based Outpateint Rural Clinic

of Jay, OK – provide comprehensive Mental Health

care to Veterans of all ages but mostly younger

Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in a small rural

primary care clinic in which the integration of primary care and

mental health is the standard care model. • Organizations:

American Psychiatric Nurses Association, American Nurses

Association, Oklahoma Advanced Practice Nurses Association,

Sigma Theta Tau, Neuroscience Educational Institute • Grants

(Educational): Enhancement of Mental Health/Substance Use

Education and Practice in an Advanced Education Doctor

of Nursing Practice Program, R073875018, HRSA (Faculty

College of Nursing) • Presentations (Invited): Jordan, IL,

Plummer, S., Cunningham, P., (October, 2011). What’s going

on in there? The truth about drug-drug interactions. American

Psychiatric Nurses Association, Anaheim, CA • Publications:

Plummer, S., Rhoads, J. and Murphy, P. (2012). Nurses’ clinical

consult to psychopharmacology; Spring Hill, (Chapter 1)

Neurotransmitters, Receptors, Signal Transduction and Second

Messengers as related to Psychopharmacology; • Reviewer:

Telemental Health Policies and Procedures for the Veterans

Healthcare System of the Ozarks and VISN 16 (2010-present).

• Review Panels: APNA Recovery Steering Committee 2011-

2012 • Special Appointments/ Roles: Veterans Healthcare

System of the Ozarks Fayetteville VAMC Advanced Practice

Psychiatric Nursing Peer Review Committee; Nursing

Professional Standards Board, American Heart Association

Basic Cardiac Life Support Instructor, Mentor for Psychiatric

DNP student from Texas Woman’s University – Institute of

Health Sciences, Houston, TX, Mentor for Psychiatric DNP

students from UTHSC – CON Memphis, TN • Honors:

National Nursing Education Initiative Scholarship – Veterans

Health Administration (2008-2010) • Consultations: Grove,

OK Free Clinic, Grand Lake Mental Health of Grove, OK •

Community Service: Grove Free Clinic, Grove, OK, Volunteer

Community Instructor for the Lay Person

Patricia sPecK, Dnsc, aPn, FnP-Bc, DFiaFn,

FaaFs, Faan

(Associate Professor & Director of Public

Health Nursing Option) • Practice: University

Health Services; re-credentialed (2012-2015)

at the Methodist University Hospital (clinical),

Health Evaluation and Lifestyle Promotion

26 UT Health Science Center

(HELP) Clinic (research) • Organizations: American Nurses

Association;Tennessee Nurses Association; Sigma Theta

Tau International, Beta Theta Chapter-at-Large; American

Academy of Nursing (Expert Panel on Violence); American

Public Health Association (Public Health Nursing Section;

Family Violence Forum Chair); American Academy of Forensic

Sciences (member – General Section Awards Committee);

International Association of Forensic Nurses (Government

Affairs Committee); Academy on Violence and Abuse; American

Academy of Nurse Practitioner • Presentations: Dr. Speck has

organized, presented or participated in over a dozen invited

or peer reviewed presentations at professional meetings in the

last academic year • Consultations (Education): International

Justice Mission, River Church, and Paz y Esperanza (invited

expert and consultant, speaker), Lima, Peru • Consultations

(Professional): Doctors of Nursing Practice, LLC (advisor);

SANE/SART.com, official technical assistance web site of

Sexual Assault Resource Service (expert advisor), Minneapolis,

Minn.; Eisenhower Medical Center SANE Program (expert

advisor and case reviewer), Palm Desert, CA; Barbara Sinatra

Child Abuse Center (expert SANE advisor and case reviewer)

, Palm Desert, CA. Consultations (Research): National Institute

of Justice (technical working group and reviewer); Office on

Violence Against Women/National Institute of Justice Sexual

Assault Research Symposium (invited researcher, presenter),

Washington, DC; End Violence Against Women International

(invited speaker) • Publications (Journals): Ernst, E. J., Speck,

P. M., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Usefulness: forensic photo

documentation after sexual assault. Advanced Emergency

Nursing Journal, 33(1), 29-38 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/

TME.0b013e3182083128. Ernst, E. J., Speck, P. M., &

Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Evaluation of image quality of digital

photo documentation of female genital injuries following

sexual assault. [Evaluation Studies]. Journal of Forensic

Nursing, 7(4), 182-189. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1939-

3938.2011.01103.x. Ferguson, C. T., & Speck, P. M. (2010).

The forensic nurse and violence prevention and response in

public health. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 6(3), 151-156. doi:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1939-3938.2010.01080.x; (Book

Chapters) Speck, P M, Faugno, DF (2012). Interpersonal:

Intimate partner, child and elder violence – 3 levels of

prevention. (R. Constantino, P. A. Crane, Eds.). In Forensic

Nursing: Evidence Based Principles and Practice. Philadelphia

PA: F. A. Davis.; Faugno, D, Speck, P M (2011). Basic anogenital

and oral anatomy. In L. Ledray, A. Burgess, & A. P. Giardino

(Eds.), Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault. St. Louis, MO:

STM Medical Publishing; Speck, P. M. & Patton, S. B. (2011).

Education and Qualifications of the Forensic Nurse in Sexual

Assault Evaluation. In L. Ledray, A. Burgess, & A. P. Giardino

(Eds.), Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault. St. Louis,

MO: STM Medical Publishing

cheryL cummings stegBauer, PhD, FnP-Bc,

FaanP

(Professor) • Practice: Worksite smoking

cessation program • Organizations: American

Academy of Nurse Practitioners; American Nurses

Association & Tennessee Nurses Association;

North American Menopause Society; Sigma

Theta Tau International. • Presentations (Invited): Honig,

J., Stegbauer, C.C. (2012) DNP Program: Major Benchmarks.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral


Conference, January 25, Naples, FL. • Special Appointments/

Roles: Chair: Tennessee Board of Nursing, • Community

Service: Tennessee Controlled Substance Database Monitoring

Committee; Chair,Tennessee Board of Nursing

mona newsome wicKs, PhD, rn, Faan

(Professor and Associate Dean for Research)•

Organizations: American Academy of Nursing

(Expert Panel on Cultural Competence member,

Conference Planning Committee member);

American Nurses Association; TN Nurses

Association; Beta Theta at-large Chapter; Sigma

Theta Tau International; Southern Nursing Research Society

(abstract reviewer); Community-Campus Partnerships for Health;

Society for Research Administrations; Grants Professionals

Association • Grants (Research): CHEER: Transforming Health

Disparities into Healthy Possibilities, NIMHD, NIHP20 (coinvestigator);

Factors affecting hypertension adherence among

African Americans, NINR, NIH, F31 (Consultant) • Grants

(Educational): Increasing Nursing Education Opportunities for

Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds at The University

of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing,

HRSA (Diversity Facilitator); SUSTAIN: Scholarships for

students training in accelerated initial nursing programs, RWJF

(Co-investigator) • Grants (Leadership): Building research

administration capacity, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation •

Presentations (Invited): Wicks, M. N., & Rice, M. C. (2012,

April). Promoting Personal Wellness through Health Screening

and Positive Mental Health Strategies, Oak Grove Missionary

Baptist Church, Memphis, TN; Wicks, M. N. (2011, November).

The Journey to Caregiver Health. National Caregivers Month

Caregiver’s Rest Conference, Caregivers Respite, Memphis,

TN; Wicks, M. N. (2011, November).Building a Culture to

Support a Faculty Research Agenda, American Association

of Colleges of Nursing Webinar • Presentations (Refereed):

Cowan, P., Hitt, J., & Wicks, M. (2012, March). Communitybased

Service Learning Activities Promote Early Integration

Nursing Student Government Association

of Clinical Prevention, Population Health, and Leadership in

MSN-CNL Scholarship Recipients. AACN Master’s Education

Conference, San Antonio, TX; Wicks, M.N., Bolden, L.V.,

Rice, M.C., Boykins, A.D., Mynatt, S., Haille, Q., & Tolley,

B. (2012, February). INSIGHT Improves Mental Health of

African American Caregivers, Southern Nursing Research

Society, New Orleans, Louisiana; Norris, T. L., Cowan,

P.A., Wicks, M.N., Jacob, S. R., & Story, E. (2012, January).

Navigating the Model C Curriculum: Innovative Strategies for

Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, CNL Summit,

Tampa, Florida. • Publications: Byers, D., Wicks, M. N.,

& Harris-Beard, T. (2011). Depressive symptoms and health

promotion behaviors of African American women who are

family caregivers of dialysis recipients. Nephrology Nursing

Journal, 38(5), 425-430; Cupples, C.K., Cashion, A.K., Cowan,

P., Tutor, R., Wicks, M., Williams, M.R., Thomas, F., & Eason,

J. (2012). Characterizing dietary intake and physical activity

affecting weight gain in kidney transplant recipients. Progress

in Transplantation, 22(1), 62-70. • Journal Reviewer: Nursing

Outlook; Research in Nursing and Health; The Journal of

Nursing Education; Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses

Association; American Journal of Health Behavior; Nephrology

Nursing; Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education,

and Action • Review Panels: Southern Nursing Research

Society (abstracts); Beta Theta at-large chapter; Health

Disparities and Equity Promotion, Center for Scientific Review

Group, Permanent Member, National Institutes of Health

(grants); Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business

Technology Transfer, Small Business Administration (grants) •

Special Appointments/ Roles: Deputy Director, Consortium

for Health Education, Economic Empowerment, and Research

(CHEER); Member, Board of Trustees, Memphis Mental Health

Institute; Faculty Mentor, Nursing Chapter of UTHSC Black

Student Association • Consultations: Regional Advisory

Committee for the Community Networks Program Center,

Meharry Medical College; • Community Service: Board of

Directors, Mustard Seed Inc.

Back Row L-R

Michelle Baldwin

DNP representative

April Leigh Smith

CNL representative

Margaret Chambers

CNL representative

Laquita Moore

Secretary/Treasurer

Ashlee Scott

Social Chairperson

Hope S. Ferguson

CRNA representative

Front Row L-R

Jamie Overton

Faculty Liaison

Helen Castro

President

James Winters

Vice President

Nicole Haney

Social Chairperson

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News & Events

Academics and Education

2012 College of Nursing Faculty/Staff

UTHSC Distinguished Professor

Michael A. Carter, DNSc, FNP, FAAN, FNP/GNP-BC

Donna K. Hathaway, PhD, FAAN

Professor

Virginia (Ginna) Trotter Betts, MSN, JD, RN, FAAN

Ann Cashion, PhD, RN, FAAN

Margaret Thorman Hartig, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP –

Chair, Department of Primary Care and Public Health

Susan R. Jacob, PhD, RN

Carol A. Lockhart, PhD, RN, FAAN

Sheila D. Melander, RN, DSN, ACNP, FCCM, FAANP

Karen Olson, RN, FNP-BC, PhD, FAANP

Cheryl Cummings Stegbauer, PhD, APN, FNP-BC

Laura A. Talbot, EdD, PhD, RN - Dean

Carol L. Thompson, PhD, CCRN, ACNP, FNP, FCCM, FAANP –

Acute Care Option Coordinator

Mona Newsome Wicks, PhD, RN – Associate Dean of Research

Associate Professor

Jacqueline Burchum, DNSc, APRN-BC

Patricia A. Cowan, PhD, RN –

Associate Dean for Academic Programs, PhD Program Director

Patricia D. Cunningham, DNSc, APN, PMHNP/CNS-BC, FNP-BC –

Psych/Mental Health Option Coordinator

J. Carolyn Graff, PhD, RN

Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC –

Chair, Department of Acute and Chronic Care

Leslie McKeon, PhD, RN, NEC-BC – Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Tommie Norris, DNS, RN – Director of Professional Entry Program

Jill S. Detty Oswaks, CRNA, DNSc – Director of Nurse Anesthesia Option

Susan B. Patton, DNSc, PNP-BC, FAANP – Acting Director of Doctor of Nursing

Practice Program, Forensic Nursing Option Coordinator

Patricia Speck, DNSc, APN, FNP-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-IAFN, FAAFS,

FAAN – Public Health Nursing Option Coordinator

Assistant Professor

Dwayne Accardo, DNP, CRNA – Associate Director of Nurse Anesthesia Option

Irma Jordan, DNP, MSN, FNP, APRN,BC, FAANP –

Family Nurse Practitioner Option Coordinator

Lynn Kirkland, DNSc, APRN-BC

Donna Lynch-Smith, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CNL

Diane Pace, PhD, FNP-BC, APN, FAANP – Assistant Dean of Faculty Practice

Stephanie A. Plummer, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP

Keevia Porter, DNP, NP-C

Jami A. Smith, DHEd, RN

Lorena Thompson, CRNA, DNP

Sherry Webb, DNSc, RN, CNL, NEA-BC

Instructor

Hallie Bensinger, MSN, FNP, RNC

Amanda Ermis, RNC, MSN, FNP-BC, CNL

Nancy Alise Farrell, MSN, CPN, RN, CNL

Kathy Gaffney, MS, PMHCNS, PNP-BC

Brenda Hill, MSN, PNP-BC, CNL

Cheryl Scott, RN, BSN, MPA, CNL

Jackie Sharp, MSN, RN

Melody Waller, MSN, RN, CNL

Emeritus Faculty

Kay Engelhardt

Veronica Engle

Dianne Greenhill

Susan Jacob

College of Nursing Staff

Victoria Y. Bass, CPA - Assistant Dean,

Finance & Administration

Trimika L. Bowdre, MPH

Gadsby Creson, MSA, BFA

Natalie Ensminger, MAT

Jamie Garrett, MEd

Roylynn Germain

Marie Gill, MSN

Teresa Glaser, CPS

Jada Harding

Practice Programs

Arabella Mitchell Bruce, MSN, RN

Sarah Mynatt

Carol Panicucci

Elinor F. Reed

Peggy Veeser

Development and Alumni Affairs

Amanda Lane – Director of Alumni Affairs

Kris Phillips - Associate VC for Alumni Affairs & Annual Giving

Jada Williams – Director of Annual Giving

28 UT Health Science Center

Ramona Jackson, BA

April Jones, BA

Florine Burch Jones, BPS, CPS

Belinda Loyd, CAP

Josephine Owens-Cox, BS

Gail Spake, MA

E. Erwin Story, MBA

Deborah Talley

Jackie Trice

Kevin Webb, BBA, BS

UTHSC Alum Assumes Charge

of Naval Branch Health Clinic

Excerpted from The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville.com

On August 17, at the Naval Branch Health Clinic, Mayport,

UTHSC Alum Commander Michael Service relieved Captain

Alan Siewertsen as officer in charge during a change of

charge ceremony.

Service is a native of Guthrie, Kentucky and was commissioned

an Ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps in June 1993. He began

his career at Naval Medical Center, San Diego (NMCSD)

where he initially served as a staff nurse on the inpatient

multi-surgical ward and then as specialty nurse providing

intravenous conscious sedation in eight various surgical

specialty clinics. Next, he was assigned to Naval Hospital

Millington, Tenn., where he served as Department Head

of Beneficiary Access and Health Promotion officer for the

Mid-South area of operations.

In 1999, he was selected for full-time duty under instruction

at the University of Tennessee earning a Master of Science

degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. His follow-on tour

at Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan, included duties as staff

FNP, Department Head of Family Practice, senior nurse

for Directorate of Ambulatory Care and interim Officer in

Charge at Naval Branch Clinic Chinhae, Korea.

In June 2004, Service transferred to Naval Hospital Cherry

Point, North Carolina before deploying with Marine Wing

Support Squadron 274 (MWSS-274) to Anbar Province in

Iraq a year later. There he served as the unit medical officer

providing combat medical care to forces in support of

Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He was then assigned to Expeditionary Health Services

Pacific (EHSP) providing direct medical and consultative

support to over 48 ships. From there, he reported aboard

NBHC Sasebo, Japan, where he served as interim Officer

in Charge and Head of Medical Services overseeing the

delivery of quality medical care to over 6,800 beneficiaries.

During the tour, he deployed as a medical provider to

Expeditionary Medical Facility-Kuwait coordinating care

for more than 18 transiting combat Army Brigades and two

Marine Expeditionary Units.

In 2010, he reported to the Navy Personnel Command

serving as one of the senior Nurse Corps detailers

responsible for the distribution, assignment, and career

management of more than 900 nurses representing 16

different subspecialties.

Service is board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

He is a member of the American Academy of Nurse

Practitioners and the Imhotep Honor Society.

Read the article in its entirety at http://jacksonville.com/

military/mayport-mirror/2012-08-22/story/service-assumescharge-mayport-clinic#ixzz2543drIsh.


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CON

Faculty

Practice

Option Coordinators

DNP

Program

Director

DNP

Program

Option

Coordinator

Learning Lab

Option

Coordinator

MSN-CNL

Option

Coordinator

RN-BSN

Option

Coordinator

Pre-Licensure

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News & Events

Academics and Education

30 UT Health Science Center

New College of Nursing Offices

920 Madison, 9th and 10th Floors

10th Floor

•9800 sq. ft.

•Offices for 31 people

•One large conference room with

video conferencing capabilities

•Two smaller conference rooms

9th Floor

•5200 sq. ft.

•Offices for 23 people

•Two conference rooms


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News & Events

Academics and Education

2012-2013

Nursing Student

Government Association

Helen Castro

President

James Winters

Vice President

Laquita Moore

Treasurer/Secretary

Maggie (Margaret) Chamber

MSN Representative

Toni (Tonnichaka) Barrett

DNP CRNA Representative

Renata McGhee

DNP Representative

Emily Mewborn

Honor Council Chairperson

Danielle Edwards

Honor Council MSN Representative

Nicole Barnhill and Anne Ragsdale

Honor Council DNP Representatives

Jamie Garrett

MA NSGA CON Liaison

Social Chairperson: vacant

Certification Pass Rates by Option

Anesthesia

ACNP

32 UT Health Science Center

2010

#Pass/Total

% Pass

17/18

95%

7/7

100%

Scholarship Funds 2012-2013

Fund Amount

Chancellor’s Diversity $145,007

Elizabeth Club $3,000

Marie E. Buckley $600

Grace Spice Wallace $4,000

Ruby L. Stephenson $3,000

Dorothy McCarley Martin $2,000

Brenda Mills $2,500

Roane County $6,000

Faculty Minority $2,000

Ester Jean Trentham $2,000

Frances Wright Washburn $7,000

Absher Memorial $2,000

Virginia C. Wilson $3,000

Andrew D. Holt Scholars Program $8,000

HRSA Workforce Diversity $40,000

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing $110,000

Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence $10,000

2011

#Pass/Total

% Pass

19/19

100%

N/A *

FNP N/A * N/A *

Psych

5/5

100%

5/5

100%

* No graduates in that option took the certification exam during that time period.

2012

#Pass/Total

% Pass

Three-Year

Average %

N/A * 97.5%

2/2

100%

17/17

100 %

17/17

100%

100%

100%

100%


NCLEX Average Pass Rates

(first-time takers)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

UTHSC CON 88.5% 96% 97% 96% 87%

Tennessee 91.8% 91.5% 93.7% 93.43% 92.03%

National 88.1% 87% 89.5% 87.4% 87.9%

UTHSC College of Nursing

Applicants 2012

100

80

60

40

20

0

72%

TN Residents

MSN-CNL = 162 applied, 108 interviewed.

95 admitted

DNP = 174 applied, 143 interviewed,

113 competitive, 88 admitted

52% 52%

8%

20%

Percentage of Admitted Applicants

MSN-CNL Applicant Data

by Program

All CNLS Master’s

Entry

26%

Post-BSN

88%

Male Minority Admitted

ADN/

Diploma

Applied 162 135 12 15

Admitted 108 86 11 10

Enrolled 95 74 11 10

77%

College of Nursing

Uses Webinars to

Recruit Students

The CON implemented webinars

in July 2012 to recruit students for

the 2012-13 admission cycle.

Prospective students learned about

the CON programs by attending one

of many interactive presentations

transmitted over the web. Current

MSN, DNP, and PhD students join the

program directors and Dr. McKeon,

Student Affairs assistant dean, to

answer questions of the prospective

students. This format has been very

successful, in large part due to the

enthusiasm of the CON students in

sharing the “lived” experience of

their program.

Student Success

Stories

Nikia Grayson was selected as a

recipient of the 2012 Harold Love

Outstanding Community Involvement

Award. She was one of five students

and five faculty/staff members in

Tennessee Higher Education selected to

receive a $1000 award in recognition

of significant public service.

John Ogles and Jason Casey, who

were Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

New Careers in Nursing (NCIN)

Scholars, were featured in the NCIN

FastTrack Newsletter. Both John and

Jason graduated from the MSN-CNL

program in May, 2012.

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News & Events

Academics and Education

Enrollment by Programs

Admitted Applicants by Ethnic Background

MSN-CNL (N=95) DNP (N=88)

43

4 2

46

DNP Applicants and Admissions by Option 2012

50

40

30

20

10

0

41

19

34 UT Health Science Center

5

4

Applied (174)

Admitted (88)

13

5

20

18

3

64

White

African American

Asian

Hispanic

CRNA ACCRNA ACNP ACFNP FNP Forensic Psych MH

9

50

26

19

11

28

14


College of Nursing — Class of May 2012

Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing

Michelle Renee Collins

Eileen A. Owens-Williams

Sherry Lavonne Roper

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Lauren Annetta McDonald

Gina Smith McNeer

Family Nurse Practitioner

Olamide Odunayo Adeleye

Teresa Lynn Buckley

Lucyellen Myra Dahlgren

Mary Ellen Genung

Fransje Jeroentje Giles

Megan Emilee Green

Temekis Hampton

Chelsea Ann Kellow-Hedge

Patricia Marie South King

Amy Michelle Naylor

Patricia Ann Schwartz

Brenda Lee Springfield

Nicole Tidwell Turner

Cesalie Deonne Wallace

Ashleigh Diane White

Sandy Roncali Wienert

Forensics

Rebecca Ann Clausen

Amy Vance Floyd

Jerri Marie Gray

Jane Ann Sullivan

Post Master’s CRNA

Julie Newton Bonom

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse

Practitioner

Colleen Jane Atchley

Tawny Kirsten Burgess

Kathleen Kelly Carroll

Jaclyn Engelsher

Cynthia Jearnetta Johnson

Anthony Lake

Kara Michelle Mixon

Carolyn Moore

Valerie Neal

Tanci Chariesse Parker

Judith Anderson Rice

Rachel Rickman Sanchez

Jane S. Sander

Barbara Diane Sweatt

Marta Elena Vives

Sharon Denise Ward

Public Health Nursing

Marye Stevenson Bernard

Tamara Bittick Bland

Deborah Lynn Chyka

Amber Michelle Fordham

Mary Sue Hodges

Ragan Nicole Johnson

Charlene Davis King

Ora Latice Robinson

Debbie Kay Shelton

Deborah Darlene Shipman

2012 Student Awards

Alumni Award

Presented by the Alumni Association

of the University of Tennessee Health

Science Center College of Nursing to

a student who has displayed genuine

enthusiasm for learning and nursing in

addition to superior skill in providing

patient care and an outstanding ability

to interact with peers, patients and staff.

Megan Green, DNP FNP

Jason Casey, MSN CNL

UT Alumni Andy Holt

Scholarship 2012-14

The Andrew D. Holt Scholars Program

memorializes UT’s former president

Dr. Andy Holt for his efforts to build

the University’s scholarship program

during his 20-year association with

the institution. The most prestigious

scholarship awarded by the UT Alumni

Association supports students with

two or more years remaining in his/her

curriculum and who have demonstrated

academic merit and leadership skills.

The total amount of the two-year

scholarship is $4,000 to be distributed

at $2,000 per year to one student.

Tonnichaka “Toni” Barrett, DNP FNP

Imhotep Society

The Imhotep Society is an organization

for the recognition of students, faculty,

staff and alumni who have significantly

contributed to student life and student

process at UTHSC. While the principal

objective of the Society is to reward

and recognize student leadership on

campus, a secondary goal is to inspire

students to continue leadership and

service roles as alumni of the University.

Emily Mewborn, 2nd Year DNP

Family Nurse Student

Sekai Pasipanodya, 2nd Year DNP

Nurse Anesthesia Student

Nursing Annual Report Winter 2012 35


News & Events

Academics and Education

Free Health Screenings Conducted by Scholarship Recipients

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) scholarship recipients

who are first-year students in the MSN-CNL program conducted

health screenings and health education for children and adults

attending “El Festival del Día del Niño” at the Memphis Botanic

Garden on April 1, 2012. The students, along with Dr. Patricia

Cowan, teamed up with staff from CentroSalud Family Health

Center for this health promotion activity.

Each month, these scholarship recipients participate in

community-based service activities. These activities have

provided students with insight into the health care needs of

disenfranchised populations (homeless, person of color, those

living in poverty).

Nursing Student Ansley Stanfill Honored at 2012 Southern

Nursing Research Society Conference

Ansley Stanfill, RN, BSN, College of Nursing student at the University of Tennessee

Health Science Center (UTHSC), was awarded a prize for her dissertation research

at the 2012 Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, held in New Orleans,

La., in February. Stanfill’s award-winning dissertation, titled, “Dopaminergic Genetic

Contributions to Obesity in Kidney Transplant Recipients,” deals with genotyping

repository blood samples from kidney transplant recipients who gained or did not

gain weight after one year post-transplant. Salimetrics, a company that specializes

in analyzing saliva research, sponsored the award. Each award winner receives two

days of laboratory-based saliva research training at a Salimetrics Spit Camp, along

with $500 for travel expenses.

Spit Camp is a two-day session designed to assist researchers with training in the

integration of salivary measures into scientific studies. Each session combines lecture,

discussion, and hands-on laboratory experience to give attendees a basic knowledge of

oral fluids as biological specimens, proper saliva collection and handling techniques,

and the use of immunoassay techniques to measure salivary analytes. Camps are held

several times per year at the company headquarters in State College, Pa., at Johns

Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and at the University of California, Irvine. Spit

Camps are also given periodically by partner labs located in the United States and by Salimetrics Europe in Cambridge,

United Kingdom.

Being sent to Spit Camp will assist Stanfill in future research endeavors because she will learn to use saliva for the extraction

of necessary DNA. This would make recruitment of subjects for future studies easier, as the collection of the DNA would

not involve a needle stick, and also possibly enhance the translational aspects of her research.

36 UT Health Science Center


Research and Impact

NIH Funding for the UTHSC College of Nursing and

Five Southeast Region Benchmark Schools of Nursing by Fiscal Year

Organization FY 2012 FY 2011 FY 2010 FY 2009

University of Tennessee Health

Science Center

University of Arkansas for Medical

Sciences, Little Rock

Note. Dashes indicate that there are no data reported for the respective fiscal year. Dollar amounts retrieved from NIH RePORTER on 08/15/2015.

Data include R and K-level funding.

$2,500,000

$2,000,000

$1,500,000

$1,000,000

$500,000

0

— $332,238 $335,694 $449,864

$462,692 $353,533 $416,759 —

Medical College of Georgia — — $699,145 $1,329,078

University of Alabama

at Birmingham

$948,758 $1,165,289 $1,030,797 $932,068

University of Kentucky $681,965 $1,512,528 $1,037,784 $944,519

University of South Carolina

at Columbia

$1,840,799 $2,444,980 $46,459 $46,456

Comparison of NIH Funding for the UTHSC College of Nursing and

Five Southeast Region Benchmark Schools of Nursing by Fiscal Year 2009-2011

2011 2010 2009

Note: Zeroes indicate that there are no data were reported for the respective fiscal year.

Dollar amounts retrieved from NIH RePORTER on 08/15/2012. Data include R and

K-level funding. USC= University of South Carolina, UTHSC=University of

Tennessee Health Science Center, UAMS=University of Arkansan for Medical Sciences,

UAB=University of Alabama Birmingham, and UK=University of Kentucky.

UTHSC UAMS MCG UAB UK USC, Columbia

Nursing Annual Report Winter 2012 37


News & Events

Research and Impact

Competitive Extramural Dollars by Funding Type 2011-2012

$2,000,000

$1,500,000

$1,000,000

$500,000

0

Total Competitive Extramural Funds by Academic Year for 2005-2012

$2,500,000

$2,000,000

$1,500,000

$1,000,000

$500,000

$1,981,377

38 UT Health Science Center

$1,595,246

$1,814,334

$2,043,470

Note. Values reflect competitive extramural funds awarded as

federal and private research and program grants, scholarships,

fellowships, and traineeships.

$1,229,893

$1,387,389 $1,387,389

$657,703

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

Extramural Research Funds by Funding Source for 2011-2012

Private – $4,378

$910,462

NIJ– $179,975

$792,328

$10,359

Research Program Faculty

Leadership

DOD – $345,964

NIH– $380,145

$268,228

$1,981,377

Training Total

Total – $910,462


Faculty Refereed and Invited Presentations, 2011-2012

TOTAL

LOCAL

1

STATE

3

2

REGIONAL

1

NATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

8

7

9

10

15

0 10 20 30 40 50 60

Faculty Publications Academic Year 2011-2012 Compared with Previous

Four Academic Years

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

11

15

15

19

23

31

32

25

31

Other

Invited

57

Refereed

Journal Articles

0 10 20 30 40 50

Note. Values reflect estimates as not all faculty reported publication and presentation data.

Nursing Annual Report Winter 2012 39

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44

46


Clinical Care

UTHSC College of Nursing

Practice Enterprise and Faculty Practices

The College of Nursing practice model

supports the clinical mission of the

University and contributes positively

toward integration of the additional

missions of teaching, research, and

service. Many nursing faculty are

engaged in the practice model, and

the CON provides the infrastructure

to faculty in achieving practice goals.

Clinical practice sites staffed by

faculty provide a variety of care

services to individuals, families and

communities, and focus on areas such

as primary care, behavioral health,

acute care, occupational health, and

women’s health through the roles of clinician, educator, researcher, consultant, and administrator. Engaging in practice

provides the framework for faculty to serve as expert role models in the delivery of quality care and achieving health

outcomes, integrate innovative models of care into diverse practice environments, and provide leadership throughout the

health care system. Additionally, directly being involved in providing care allows the opportunity for faculty to maintain and

enhance their knowledge and skills and insure ongoing expertise in their area of practice.

40 UT Health Science Center

Community Partnerships Managed Partnerships

The Boling Center

• Comprehensive Primary Care

• East Arkansas Children’s Clinic

• Methodist Emergency Physicians

• Methodist University Hospital

• Memphis Ob-Gyn Associates

• Unity Hospice

• UTMG Obstetrics and Gynecology

• Well Child, Inc.

• Dorothy L. Bobbitt

Health Station at the Memphis

International Airport

• Consolidated Steel, Inc.

• Methodist Teaching Practice

Health Station at Memphis International

Airport Managed by College of Nursing

Dr. Peg Thorman Hartig, professor and department chair, Primary Care

and Public Health, is director of the Airport Health Station at Memphis

International Airport. She has been involved with the Health Station

practice since the College of Nursing assumed management in July,

2003. Health Station staff provide care through an average of 2000

patient visits a year. While originally established with a focus on the

traveling public (and passengers are still seen on a regular basis), the

emphasis on employee health is the reason for many visits, addressing

a variety of health monitoring and screening activities. Health education

is provided on an individualized basis and in a monthly newsletter

column to all Airport Authority employees. Two annual health fairs,

sponsored by the Health Station and the Memphis-Shelby County

Airport Authority, are held each year and are attended by employees and

the public. Employee visits address chronic illness (high blood pressure

and diabetes are a common focus), acute trauma (lacerations, asthma

exacerbation and injuries) and health promotion (allergy shots,weight

loss and maintenance, and questions about navigating the health care

system). Passengers often are seen with acute needs (stroke, chest pain,

post fall and other issues related to chronic illness, such as forgetting

insulin in a checked bag or breaking a bottle of liquid medicine). Dr.

Karen Olson, professor/CON, provides additional nurse practitioner

responsibilities. Ms. Arabella Mitchell Bruce, MSN, RN serves as the

full-time nurse and patient educator for the Health Station.


Integrating Mental

Health and Primary Care

In addition to her role as assistant

professor and FNP option coordinator,

Dr. Irma Jordan has developed and

integrated family/mental health

practice embedded in a primary care

site serving the mental health needs

of patients in rural West Tennessee.

Dr. Jordan’s practice exemplifies

her belief that mental health issues

should not be viewed as separate

entities from other general health

care issues. By building on the

integrated concept of mental health

and primary care (PC), those involved

in providing health care can help to

achieve higher quality health care for

people with mental health disorders.

Persons with mental health disorders

often do not seek or receive treatment;

however, if they do, they are likely to

first receive their care in the primary

care setting. Untreated mental

disorders exacerbate the mortality

and morbidity associated with other

chronic disorders such as diabetes

and cardiovascular disease. Having

a mental health practitioner on site

makes it much more likely patients

will receive the necessary care to

identify and treat the mental health

disorders that often times accompany

chronic medical disorders.

Doctorally Prepared Clinicians Bring Resources

to Rural Arkansas

Dr. Susan B. Patton is associate professor and interim director for the DNP

program at the College of Nursing. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner at East

Arkansas Children’s Clinic that she and her husband, Dr. Curt Patton, founded in

Forrest City in 1982. Her practice extends across outpatient and inpatient settings.

In addition to general pediatrics, she specializes in the care of neglected and

abused children. Her practice in Forrest City has not only provided valuable

experiences for the DNP nurse practitioner students but, according to Dr. Patton,

created a resource to bring direly needed clinicians into the rural delta of

Arkansas. Nurse practitioners B. Darlene Byrd, MNSc, APN, FAANP, and Chelsea

Kellow-Hedge, APN, both graduates of the UTHSC College of Nursing, practice at

the Children’s Clinic. Together, they are bringing the incredible talents

of doctorally prepared clinicians to primary care.

New Clinic Designed for Early Detection

Dr. Wendy Likes’ clinical practice has been

with the UT Medical Group gynecology-

colposcopy clinic for over eight years. Dr.

Likes and two collaborating physicians at

UTMG have been performing high-resolution

anoscopy (HRA) in at-risk female patients

coming through the colposcopy clinic for

several years. In 2011, Dr. Likes proposed the

development of a new clinic based on the

increasing incidence of anal carcinoma and

intra-anal neoplasia in both men and women

in combination with a lack of services to

detect these conditions. Cancer of the colon

and rectum is the third-most-common primary

cancer diagnosed in both Tennessee men and women. Dr. Likes is currently the

only health care provider in the Mid-South offering HRA for males. She has been

appointed the executive director and tasked with developing The Center for HPV

and Dysplasia (The CHAD) for UTMG. Her clinical practice and scholarly work are

leading to early detection of intra-anal neoplasia and other HPV related conditions,

and can prevent the development of cancer and find disease earlier in an effort to

decrease morbidity and mortality associated with these conditions.

Nursing Annual Report Winter 2012 41


Giving and Outreach

Donors to the College of Nursing July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012

Donors to the College of Nursing play a vital role in our mission. Your investment in the college allows us to attract the best

and brightest students who are excited about the field of nursing. You enable us to retain a talented and engaged faculty who

provide classroom experiences that prepare our students for the future. And you ensure that our research for solutions to the

important health care issues of today will continue. The combination of your gifts and our Health Science Center College

of Nursing community will lead to better treatments that will ultimately benefit our region, our state and our nation. We are

pleased to recognize the following individuals and corporate/company donors who supported the College of Nursing in fiscal

year 2011-2012. Thank you for your support and your investment in our future.

To make your gift for this year, please visit us online at uthscalumni.com/give and earmark your gift for the College of Nursing.

For more information on making a gift to the college, please contact Jada Williams, Director of Annual Giving, at

(901) 448-4074 or email give@uthsc.edu.

Janice Adams

Leslie Ann Akins and Mark Akins

Dr. Edmond L. Alley and Vashti. J. Alley

Amedisys Holdings, LLC

John Charles Asbury

Wilma Louise Banks

Charlotte H. Bankston

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation

Mary Ann Barbee

Carol Haynes Barraza

Dr. Bill E. Barry and Sherry Barry

Crystal E. Bauman

Dr. Tammara Harris Beard and Gary D. Beard

Elizabeth J. Begley and Dewayne G. Begley

Mary L. Belenchia

Anne Coleen Bertsch and Lt. Col. Marvin L. Bertsch

Virginia Trotter Betts

Dr. Claudia Jean Beverly

Jean Couts Bigger and William H. Bigger

Edna Mae Billingsley

Jimmie Nell Blair and Paul W. Blair

Patricia A. Blissitt

Laura L. Boatman

Frances A. Bower

Ruth Brier, R.N.

Sarah E. Legate Brinkley

Margaret S. Brownlee

Felicia Cooper Burger and Dr. Robert R. Burger

Angela Buss

Tammy E. Calvasina and Jason Calvasina

Martha Lee Campbell

Joyeleene Elwood Case and Robert C. Case

Ann Cashion, Ph.D. and Ted Cashion

Glenda Cavallaro and Dr. Richard James Cavallaro

Dr. Harry T. Chandler, III and Kathy Chandler

Bernice B. Chavez and Manuel J. Chavez

Howard H. Cochran and Mary M. Cochran

ConocoPhillips

Deborah L. Corrier

Patricia Cotten and Victor B. Cotten

Dwight Cowan and Patricia A. Cowan

Dee Ann Cox and John W. Cox, Jr.

42 UT Health Science Center

Dr. Donald R. Cox and Margo F. Cox

Thrisa B. Crouch

Clella S. Crump

Patricia Lynn Dearing

Cynthia Renee Demonbreum

Janet E. DePriest

Mary Jane Dishion and Steven L. Dishion

Marilyn Kay Dunavant

Doris T. Elgin and Wayne C. Elgin

Dr. Elizabeth F. Ellis and Jerry Ellis

Dr. Veronica Engle

Ellen M. Faribault

Mary Lisa Fitzsimmons and James Aaron Fitzsimmons

Linda Sue Fontenot and Joseph L. Fontenot

Susan Ford

Melanie Kay Gardner and David M. Gardner

Dr. Debra Brossett Garner

Dr. Joyce Carolyn Graff

Dr. E. Dianne Greenhill

Linda H. Gropp and Robert Gropp

Barbara M. Grossman and Leonard N. Grossman

Paul S. Hanna and Tommy B. Hanna

C. George Hanson, Jr.

Dr. Todd Harlan and Shana Harlan

Dr. Margaret Thorman Hartig

Dr. Mary S. Hartwig and Dr. Charles W. Hartwig

Sheryl Hartzog

Carol Harville and Jerry Harville

Christine Cobb Hasselle and Henry Hasselle

Donna K. Hathaway, Ph.D. and Tom Hathaway

Ann McDonald Herndon

Jane Wright Hill

Brenda G. Holt and Malcolm H. Holt

Carla Horton

Billye R. Hurlburt

International Society of Nurses in Genetics, Inc.

Dr. Susan Robertson Jacob

Joan Ledbetter Jennings

Michael Alan Jewell

Dr. Gordon F. Jones and Dr. Susan Jones

Cindy Jones and Scott Kunkel

Dr. Irma L. Jordan and Robert W. Jordan


Jean Jutman

Dr. Robert E. Keith and Virginia Ann Keith

Sally Jo Keller

Patricia Anne Kent and Ronald A. Kent

Gertrude M. Killen

Ruth E. Knab and Gerry Knab

Mary Anne Koeppel and Scott R. Koeppel

Sarita Drake Kramer and Dr. George Russell Kramer

Amanda B. Lane and Jim Lane

Mary Kathryn Lawrence

Janice Shelley Ledbetter

Shaunda Johnson Lewis

Dr. Alys H. Lipscomb

Belinda K. Loyd

Dr. Samuel L. Maceri

Paula MacMorran, Ph.D., RN

Jamie Maige

Cat J. Marshall and Lynda R. Nemon

Dean J. Martin

Clara A. Mason and Eddie W. Mason

Dr. Carol Ann Matthews and Victor Matthews

Emma P. McCain and Garland E. McCain, D.Ph.

Vicki D. McCall and Dr. John G. McCall

Paula Mccune

Alice B. McCutcheon

Wynema McGrew

Dr. Leslie M. McKeon

Dr. Geralyn Marie McVeigh

Memphis Funeral Home

Helen Whitlow Meredith

Rita Kimbro Miller and Vollie T. Miller, Jr.

Sarah R. Miller

Dr. Kenneth R. Mills and Rena G. Mills

Dr. Bruce Irving Minkin and Mary Ann Minkin

Byron A. Mitchell

Maxine C. Moore

Alice E. Morris

Judy E. Narramore and William J. Narramore

Dr. Allyson Matney Neal and Timothy H. Neal

Martha Nooner Nelson and Stewart P. Nelson

Jane U. Newman

Dr. Margaret A. Newman

Kathryn Elma Nickey

Dr. Diane Todd Pace

Martin Forrest Parmley and Janie C. Parmley

Elizabeth Patterson

Lindaree L. Pearce, M.S.N.

Julia Pearigen and J. William Campbell

Nancy Elizabeth Pechacek and Dr. Alan Pechacek

Dr. Delilah Marie Pennington

Dana Sue Percer

Dr. Stephanie Ann Plummer

Mary V. Presgrove

Dr. Sylvia C. Price and Joseph W. Price

Theresa Winkler Proctor and Dennis Proctor

Paulette Reed

Emma F. Roberson

Rachel M. Roberts

Kaye Ross and Richard Louis Ross

Susan Rossen and Richard G. Rossen

Nancy Kim Rudge

Cynthia K. Russell

Barbara I. Sanders and Dr. John R. Sanders

Rachel C. Sanford

Lisa W. Schafer

Mary Mimms Schoettle

Sharon B. Sharp and Joe W. Sharp

Catherine T. Shell and Dr. William A. Shell, Jr.

Cheryl B. Shields and James J. Shields

Marguerite Royal Simpkins and Dr. Thomas E. Simpkins, Jr.

Martha L. Simpson and H. Wayne Simpson

Tommie Bayer Siracusa

Kathryn Skinner

Patricia C. Smith

Ruth M. Smith

Adoracion Galang Soria and Dr. Jaime E. Soria

Dr. Paula Spears and Harold Dennis Spears

Pam Speitel and Dr. William A. Speitel

Margaret F. Spencer and Harold Spencer

Frances Reed Springall

Mary P. Standridge and Terry R. Standridge, Jr.

State Farm Companies Foundation

Betty Smith Staub and John H. Staub

Mary Arnette Stewart

Alicia D. Stigler and Samuel J. Stigler, Jr.

Mary Brush Sumners

Lynda Stigall Sutliff and Dr. Lourell E. Sutliff

The Procter & Gamble Fund

Mary E. Thomas and James B. Thomas

Deborah A. Usselman

Karen Bryant Valk and Tony Valk

Jane Holz Vercruysse and Michael Vercruysse

Ralph Jean Vogel, Ph.D.

Sammie M. Walker

Amanda Ross Wardlaw and Herman D. Wardlaw

Alice U. Warren, RN, CS, MSN, COHN-S

April Cynthia Wellikoff and Jason Wellikoff

Jo Ann West

Dr. John H. West, Jr. and Sherrod Walker West

Heather D. Whitehead and Dr. Peter Whitehead

Dr. Mona N. Wicks and Sammie Wicks

Dr. Stephen E. Wilhoite and Ann Elizabeth Wilhoite

Geraldine T. Wilkerson

Connie Wilkerson and John Wilkerson

Jane Williams and Quentin Williams

Dr. Kimberly Ann Williams

Misty Williams and Smith E. Williams

Dr. Creighton L. Wilson

Lee Wilson

Laura Witherspoon

Mary Elizabeth Witherspoon and Dr. John D. Witherspoon

Dianne H. Wood and Dr. Charles A. Wood, Jr.

Rebecca W. Woodiel and Dr. Neil L. Woodiel

Dr. Jan Young

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News & Events

Giving and Outreach

Gifts Received

During FY 2012

To the Endowed Funds Interest Earned

Elinor F Reed Dvp ............................................... $2,349.46

Beverly H Bowns Dvp ........................................... 4,729.64

Mary L Morris Dvp ................................................ 2,249.76

Nursing Doctoral End Fd ....................................... 3,214.16

William T Cashdollar End Fd ................................. 4,450.84

Larrabee Adolescent Res Fd ................................... 1,271.61

Coll of Nursing Program Fd ................................. 12,816.76

Margaret Newman Nursing Fund ........................... 1,943.23

Friends of the Help Center Fund ............................ 1,232.77

John W Runyan Jr MD Gift Fund ............................ 3,190.92

Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair-Nursing ............ 51,549.43

Michael A. Carter Professorship Fund .................... 7,247.60

Marie E Buckley Sch Fd ......................................... 1,571.02

Grace Spice Wallace Sch Fd .................................. 4,376.76

Frances Wright Washburn Sch ............................... 3,156.40

Elizabeth Club Inc Sch ......................................... 10,438.76

Faculty Minority Sch End Fd .................................. 3,390.88

Trentham Scholarship Fd .......................................... 936.92

Ruby L Stephenson Sch Fund ................................. 5,740.80

Absher Memorial Sch Fd-Nursing .......................... 1,305.28

Dorothy Martin Nursing Sch Fund ......................... 1,770.56

Brenda C Mills Scholarship Fund ........................... 1,816.70

Virginia C Wilson Scholarship Fund ....................... 4,268.44

Coach Jim Stockdale Scholarship Fd ...................... 1,097.25

Cardinal Health Pharmacy Sch Fd ......................... 1,707.96

Chaundra Sanders Nursing Sch Fd ............................ 361.84

Total Interest from Endowed Funds ................. $138,185.75

To the Annual Gift Fund Gift Amounts

William T Cashdollar End Fd ............................... $1,300.00

Fund for Nursing Education * ................................ 3,321.66

Total Funds Donated to Gift Accounts ................ $4,621.66

Total Endowed Funds and Annual Gift Fund $142,807.41

* Excludes $200,000 final payment from Methodist

LeBonheur Healthcare.

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Interest Earned on Endowments

FY 07 $123,917

FY 08 $136,819

FY 09 $123,494

FY 10 $165,176

FY 11 $155,921

FY 12 $138,186

$200,000

$150,000

$100,000

$50,000

0

FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12

Gifts per Fiscal Year

FY 07 $31,141

FY 08 $23,859

FY 09 $19,184

FY 10 $17,697

FY 11 $97,459

FY 12 $4,622

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Gifts and Endowments

College Fund for Nursing

During FY12, more than $71,000 was given to the College Fund

for Nursing by alumni and friends to provide general college

program support, student scholarships, faculty support and

research endeavors. Generous gifts from alumni and friends

directed to this discretionary fund provide flexible dollars which

can be used where needs are the greatest throughout the year.

Scholarship Funds and Program Endowments

For FY12, the ending market value of your College of Nursing

endowed funds was $2,859,392.00. The interest earned on

these endowments in the past year totaled $128,293.76. These

ongoing endowments allow for the interest earnings to be spent

each year while retaining the principle of the endowment for

future growth.

Scholarship Funds and Program Endowments

Beneficiaries of the College of Nursing Endowed Funds – scholarship recipients

Emily Mewborn and Jennifer Petcher

UTHSC College of Nursing Endowed Funds Gifts and Interest

earned in FY 2012

Endowment Value as

of July 2012

College of Nursing Endowment $12,816.76 $146,585.00

Faculty Minority Scholarship Endowment $3,390.88 $57,375.00

Friends of the Help Center Endowment $1,232.77 $34,721.00

Nursing Doctoral Student Assistance Endowment $3,214.16 $45,640.00

Absher Memorial Scholarship Endowment $1,305.28 $67,000.00

Beverly H. Bowns DVP Endowment $4,729.64 $120,200.00

Marie E. Buckley Scholarship Endowment $1,571.02 $37,020.00

Michael Carter Professorship Quasi-Endowment $7,247.60 $501,000.00

William T. Cashdollar Endowment $4,450.84 $80,375.00

Elizabeth Club Scholarship $10,438.76 $90,128.00

Lauralee K. Larrabee Endowment $1,271.61 $28,175.00

Dorothy McCarley Martin Nursing Scholarship Endowment $1,770.56 $54,175.00

Brenda C. Mills Scholarship Endowment $1,816.70 $49,690.00

Mary L. Morris DVP Endowment $2,249.76 $54,689.00

Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair $51,549.43 $1,041,762.00

Margaret Newman Endowment $1,943.23 $50,230.00

Elinor F. Reed DVP Endowment $2,349.46 $56,270.00

John and Barbara Runyan Annuity Endowment $3,190.92 $66,982.00

Chaundra Sanders Nursing Scholarshp Quasi-Endowment $361.84 $25,000.00

Dr. Cheryl C. Stegbauer Scholarshp Endowment $625.09 $13,469.00

Jim Stockdale Scholarship Endowment $1,097.25 $26,720.00

Grace Spice Wallace Scholarship Endowment $4,376.76 $101,186.00

Virginia Wilson Scholarship Endowment $4,268.44 $111,000.00

UTHSC/Methodist Hospital School of Nursing Scholarship Fund $1,025.00

SUM $128,293.76 $2,859,392.00

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News & Events

Giving and Outreach

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Distinguished Visiting Professors

January 2012 to November 2012

2012 Elinor F. Reed Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Ms. Laura Liswood, Secretary General, Council of Women Leaders; Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs

Topic: The Loudest Duck: Moving Beyond Diversity; Jan 5, 2012

Laura Liswood is an international, award-winning speaker who

conveys her insights regarding leadership, diversity, women

in politics, and business. Liswood received the Westinghouse

Award of Excellence for her contribution to women and

minorities in the workplace. She has contributed to women’s

leadership development and advocacy for more than 20 years

as a member of the International Women’s Forum, Leadership

America, and the Washington Women’s Political Caucus. She

co-founded The White House Project dedicated to electing

a woman President in the U.S. and changing the cultural

message in the U.S. about women as leaders. Liswood holds

a B.A. from California State University, San Diego, an M.B.A.

from Harvard Business School, and a J.D. degree from the

University of California, Davis, School of Law. Her latest book,

The Loudest Duck, is a business guide that uses parables and

anecdotes to examine the challenges to traditional workplace

diversity efforts and provides innovative strategies to create

truly effective workplaces for all.

2012 Beverly H. Bowns Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN Curators’ Professor, Helen E. Nahm Chair

University Hospitals and Clinics Professor of Nursing; Exec. Director, Aging In Place,

TigerPlace Assoc. Director, Interdisciplinary Center on Aging

Topic: Technological and Practice Innovations through Research – QIPMO, Aging in Place,

TigerPlace and Technology; Aug 8, 2012

Marilyn Rantz is a professor of nursing who has been affiliated

with the MU Sinclair School of Nursing since 1992. She and

her research teams have been funded for more than $37 million

to conduct cutting-edge research in long-term care, new

delivery models of care for older adults, and most recently,

for technology development to enhance aging in place of

community-dwelling elders. Dr. Rantz was part of the School of

Nursing team who worked on the original design for TigerPlace,

a new model of independent housing to enable older people to

age in place through the end of life, maximizing independence

and function. Today, she’s the School’s Director for the facility.

Dr. Rantz’s professional contributions have been recognized

numerous times, at both the local and national levels.


2012 William T. Cashdollar Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Joan Panke, MA, RN, ACHPN

Topic: Family Matters: Matching Treatments to Patient and Family Goals for Serious Illness; Nov 9, 2012

Joan Panke is board certified as a nurse practitioner in palliative

care with nearly 20 years experience in the field. Expertise

includes clinical practice, program implementation, education

and outreach. She currently works as an independent consultant

providing palliative care educational programs, outreach

efforts and health policy advocacy. Ms. Panke implemented

and grew the inpatient palliative care consult service at The

George Washington University Hospital and served as the

service’s director for five years. As Executive Director for the

DC Partnership, Ms. Panke led a regional effort to improve

palliative care in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. She

is co-editor for HPNA’s Conversations in Palliative Care (3rd

edition), and co-author of HPNA’s Heart Failure Compendium

(both available at www.hpna.org).

Total Number Served Through Outreach

Activity during the 2012 Fiscal year • (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012)

Outreach Area & Number Served

Outreach at Clinics

CSI (Consolidated Systems Incorporated) Clinic ............. 266

Methodist Teaching Practice .......................................... 387

University Health Services ........................................... 2047

TOTAL .......................................................................... 2700

Department of Acute & Chronic Care

Clinical patients served by Amanda Ermis ...................... 150

Clinical patients served by Wendy Likes ........................ 750

Clinical patients served by Sheila Melander ................ 1,040

Clinical patients served by Carol Thompson ................. 500

TOTAL .......................................................................... 2440

Department of Primary Care & Public Health

Clinical patients served by Hallie Bensinger .................. 550

Clinical patients served by Michael Carter .................. 1,200

Clinical patients served by Patricia Cunningham ............ 400

Clinical patients served by Margaret Hartig ................... 150

Clinical patients served by Irma Jordan .......................... 400

Clinical patients served by Lynn Kirkland ..................... 3750

Clinical patients served by Karen Olson ........................ 150

Clinical patients served by Pat Speck ............................... 80

TOTAL .......................................................................... 6680

Clinical patients served by

Family Nurse Practitioner students ..................... 14,612

Clinical patients served by

Psych/Mental Health students ..................................... 0

TOTAL ....................................................................... 14,612

Nursing Annual Report Winter 2012 47


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