Prof. Marcy Purnell’s abstract “Cellular Energy Science, B16 and L929 Cells” has been accepted for podium
presentation @ the Education Committee of Wilson Shepard Education Associates for
the January 17-18, 2014 winter meetings in Honolulu, HI. The conference topic is
"Transforming Healthcare: Pathway to Excellence."
Prof. Beverly West is recognized for her contribution as a reviewer for the newly published textbook,
titled “Child Health Nursing: Partnering with Children and Family (3rd eds) by Bull,
Bindler & Cowan, 2014.
Dr. Carr has been named the recipient of the Young Publisher Award by the Association of Black
Nursing Faculty Awards Committee. She was honored at the 26th Annual Meeting and Scientific
Conference June 14-June 16, 2013. Dr. Carr’s scholarly work has addressed the healthcare
needs of African American grandmother caregivers.
Dr. Carr also has been selected to participate in the University of Alabama Birmingham Geriatric
Education Center’s Faculty Scholars Program (2013-2014). This inter-professional training
program will provide scholars with tools and knowledge necessary to provide high quality
care for the elderly.
Dr. Richardson presented “Transition of Graduates into the Workplace: The Influence of the Faculty
Navigator” at the Annual Convention of the Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN). In 2009
Dr. Richardson co-founded the local chapter of SPN, the Mid-south Chapter, and this
year they were recognized as the SPN “Chapter of the Year” at the convention.
Dr. Lee has been selected to serve as a CCNE on-site evaluator and attended training in Reston,
VA 5/20-5/21, 2013. The training program provides critical information about CCNE
as well as the roles and responsibilities of on-site evaluators during the accreditation
review process. Dr. Lee as Chair of the LSON Evaluation Committee fits well into this
new role as she will bring invaluable experience and insight to the LSON accreditation
preparation, and formative and summative evaluations.
Dr. Mary's article entitled, "Nursing as a Nucleus of Health Care: A Legendary Quality Excellence"
(Conceptual Paper) and "Cardiopulmonary Indicators in Predicting Dysfunctional Ventilator
Weaning Response" (research-based paper) will be presented at an international conference
"IX International Nurses Conference: Nursing: Nucleus in the Health Care Domain" in
Dr. Robert Koch has been invited to present his research at the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology
Research Center Medical Modeling, Simulation, and Training Conference in Frederick,
Dr. Miller's abstract entitled "Gender Differences in Perception of Extended Multiple Breath Resistive
Loads" has been accepted for a platform presentation at the International Society
of Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology Conference.
Dr. Mary's abstract entitled "Cardiopulmonary Predictors of Dysfunctional Ventilator Weaning"
has been accepted as a poster presentation at the regional STTI conference in October
Dr. Strong was awarded a grant by the International Lactation Consultant Association. This funded
research enables Dr. Strong to determine essential content elements, identify effective
teaching strategies, develop a model curriculum, and make recommendations for outcomes
and indicators for pre-licensure breastfeeding education.
Koch R, Levy M, & Royne M. Enhancing Communication between Military and Civilian Responders
in Large-Scale Disasters. Accepted for presentation to the 2012 National Conference
on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Atlanta, GA. August 2012.
Levy M, , Koch R, & Royne M. Identification of Training Needs to Support Interface between Civilian
and Military Emergency Responders in Disasters. Accepted for presentation to American
Public Health Association 140th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. October 2012.
Dr. Jill Dapremont and the research team received a U of M Faculty Research Grant for the project "Feasibility
of physical exercise for individuals severe and persistent mental illness: A community-based
Dr. Speros' abstract, titled, " Promoting Health Literacy in the Older Adults" is accepted for
presentation at an international conference: Aging and Society. This is an international
conference of many disiplines from the world and focuses on issues importantance related
Dr. Gloria Carr's article, titled, "The Role of Caregiver Burden in Understanding African American
Custodial Grandparents" is accepted for publication in the refereed journal of Geriatric
Nursing. Dr. Carr's article focuses on exploring the role of caregiver burden in
influencing needs for information about services, needs for available services, and
use of services among African American grandparent caregivers.