PhD Program in Nursing News Update: Selected Student Accomplishments January - March 2013

CNHS | April 05, 2013
PhD Program in Nursing News Update: Selected Student Accomplishments January - March 2013

PhD Program in Nursing News Update: Selected Student Accomplishments January - March 2013

The UMass Boston students in the PhD Program in Nursing have had a productive spring semester. Among their recent accomplishments are numerous publications and presentations attesting for the high-quality of the program and extensive faculty mentorship. We are proud of the well-deserved recognition and looking forward to their future successes reaching out nationally and globally. Well done!

Doctoral student Brenna Quinn presenting a poster at the International Nursing Research Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, March 2013. Brenna Quinn, BS, RN, doctoral student (left) in the BS-to-PhD Program in Nursing, presented at the International Nursing Research Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, held on March 20-22. At this conference, sponsored by the UK’s Royal College of Nursing, Brenna presented with Annie Topping from University of Huddersfield in a combined oral and poster session. The presentation was titled, “Let’s Go Seamless! Toward a Revolution in Nursing Education.”

Dany Hilaire, PhD(c), RN, OCN received the annual Ujima Award at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). This award celebrates family, community and culture, and recognizes the contributions of multicultural members of BWH Nursing and Patient Services.

Hermine Poghosyan, PhD(c), MPH, RN had a paper accepted for publication in the journal, Lung Cancer, titled “Health-related quality of life after surgical treatment in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review.” The paper is a result of her doctoral work and co-authors are College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) faculty Mary Cooley, Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, and Suzanne Leveille.

Maryum Kazmi, PhD(c), RN, OCN recently coauthored an article titled, “Concerns of stem cell transplant patients during routine ambulatory assessment” in the journal Patient Preference and Adherence. The lead author is her CNHS faculty mentor, Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, and coauthors include partnering colleagues at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute (DF/HCC), Drs. Donna Berry and Cynthia Klein. Kazmi’s work as a research assistant with CNHS Professor Carol Ellenbecker yielded another paper, “BS-PhD Programs in Nursing: Where are we now?” recently accepted for publication in the journal Nursing Education Perspectives

Ijeoma Julie Eche, BSN, RN, FNP-BC, CPON presented a poster titled “Evaluating Cultural Competence at a Teaching Hospital: A Pilot Study” at the New England Science Symposium at Harvard Medical School, Boston, on March 3, 2013. She also published a chapter titled "Diagnostic and Staging Procedures" in APHON’s Essentials of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing: A Core Curriculum (4th edition) Glenview, IL: Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing. Her coauthored paper titled “Parenting strategies African American mothers employ to decrease sexual risk behaviors in their early adolescent daughters,” with CNHS faculty research mentor Teri Aronowitz, recently appeared in the journal Public Health Nursing.

Doctoral students Amanda Green (middle) with CNHS faculty mentors Drs. Laura L. Hayman (left) and Mary Cooley presenting a poster at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA, March 2013. Gretchen Kilbourne, BSN, RN presented a poster titled, “Perceptions of depression and psychosocial services among lung cancer patients” at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, February 2013. This work was done in collaboration with her faculty mentors from CNHS and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Drs. Sheila Cannon and Elyse Park.

Amanda Green, MSN, PHCNS presented a poster (above) titled, “Intervention strategies for multiple health behavior change in cancer patients and those at high risk: A systematic review of the literature” at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA, March 2013. The poster signifies Green’s work with CNHS faculty mentors Laura L. Hayman and Mary Cooley. 

Several of our students have recently participated in national health policy conferences, including Amanda Green and Linda Connor (left), who represented the CNHS at the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, held in Boston, January 2013, and Audrey Jasey and Lori Stevens at the Academy Health National Health Policy Conference in Washington, DC in February 2013.

We are wishing all students successful presentations during the upcoming Eastern Nursing Research Society Conference in Boston in April. For more information about the PhD Program in Nursing, please visit us online at www.phdnursing.umb.edu

References:

Sheldon, L. K., Kazmi, M., Klein, C., & Berry, D. L. (2013). Concerns of stem cell transplant patients during routine ambulatory assessment. Patient Preference and Adherence, 7, 15.

Ellenbecker, C. H. & Kazmi, M. "BS-PhD Programs in Nursing: Where are we now?" accepted for publication in Nursing Education Perspectives January 25, 2013

Eche, I. J. "Diagnostic and Staging Procedures." APHON’s Essentials of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing: A Core Curriculum (4th edition). Glenview, IL: Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing.

Aronowitz, T. & Eche, I. (2013). Parenting Strategies African American Mothers Employ to Decrease Sexual Risk Behaviors in Their Early Adolescent Daughters. Public Health Nursing, 30(1), 1-9.

Kilbourne, G.; Traeger, L., Cannon, S., Fox-Tree McGrath, C., & Park, E. “Perceptions of Depression and Psychosocial Services Among Lung Cancer Patients.” American Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference. February 2013.

Green, A., Hayman, L., Cooley, M. “Intervention strategies for multiple health behavior change in cancer patients and those at high risk: A systematic review of the literature” 34th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. March 2013.

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