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nursing Accomplishments

Jul 6, 2018
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) accepted an invitation to become a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. The fellowship is one of the profession’s most prestigious honors and recognizes outstanding contribution and achievements in nursing. The academy’s nearly 2,500 fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice, and research. Fellows represent association executives; university presidents, chancellors, and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives; and vice presidents for nursing; nurse consultants; and researchers and entrepreneurs.

Jul 5, 2018
Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), and Dr. Ji Yoo (Medicine) received a $250,000 grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for their study “Engaging Asian Communities in Palliative Care in Nevada,” which includes the Asian Community Development Center as a collaborating community partner. The team led by Shen has been funded four times by PCORI since 2015 and remains the only research team in the state to have received financial support from the organization.

Jun 25, 2018
Jennifer Kawi (Nursing) and Dr. Barbara Atkinson (Medicine) accepted two-year appointments to the Nevada Office of Minority Health and Equity Advisory Committee. In their roles, they will work with fellow committee members to advise the office’s program manager about priorities and opportunities that influence health policy or systems.    

Jun 25, 2018
Tricia Gatlin (Nursing) has been selected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to participate as a Fellow in the 2018 Leadership for Academic Nursing Program. The year-long leadership program is designed for those who have experience in academic administration and aspire to more senior administrative or executive positions within the nursing academic unit. It provides participants with a focused assessment experience, a range of exercises related to successful executive leadership, and the opportunity to establish a peer network that fosters long-term partnerships and collegial support.    

Jun 15, 2018
Janelle Willis (Nursing) has been elected executive director for the new Nevada Nursing Students’ Association, which functions to enhance nursing education through multiple avenues. In her role, Willis will work with the association’s board of directors to establish goals and strategies, manage financial and material resources, and oversee personnel. She will hold the position for at least seven years to provide organizational stability as the association becomes more established.

Jun 12, 2018
Michael Johnson (Nursing) gave a podium presentation titled, "Decision-Making Factors that Influence Cervical Cancer Screening Among Transgender Men," at the Mountain West CTR-IN 5th annual meeting held at UNLV.  

Jun 8, 2018
Reimund Serafica (Nursing), Kelly Webber (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Brendan Morris (Electrical and Computer Engineering) received a Faculty Opportunity Award in the collaborative interdisciplinary research category for their project “Food App for Tracking and Identifying Dietary Biculturalism in Southern Nevada,” which will examine the feasibility of using a food app to determine the phenomena of dietary biculturalism.

Jun 7, 2018
Dieu-My Tran (Nursing) received the Nursing Excellence Award from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing Alumni Council. The accolade honors an alumni member who has made outstanding achievements in nursing within five years of graduation and demonstrates early accomplishments in one or more of the following areas: nursing practice, nursing research and publications, community service, professional development, education, and nursing leadership.

May 29, 2018
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) was named president-elect of the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association of Nevada for the 2018-2019 term. The association’s newly-formed Nevada chapter strives to positively affect the health and well-being of Asian American Pacific Islanders and their communities throughout the Silver State. Serafica recently discussed the chapter’s goals during an interview on PHLV Radio earlier this month.

May 17, 2018
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing) co-authored a chapter in the book Top 10 Contributions on Nursing & Health Care titled “Ethical, Legal, and Sociocultural Issues (ELSI) in Nursing Viewed through a Complex Synergistic System Lens." The book is in press and published as an eBook earlier this year.