Accomplishments: School of Nursing

October 8, 2019
Rachell Ekroos (Nursing) recently presented at the Evidence Management Conference sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Institute of Justice. She presented "Collection and Packaging Issues for Sexual Assault Kits" and participated on a panel that presented The Role of Medical Professionals in the Management of Evidence.    
September 27, 2019
Rachell A. Ekroos (Nursing) is the principal investigator for a subaward in the amount of $44,428 of a parent grant ($398,719) funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). She will collaborate with researchers from other institutions, including George Mason University and Georgia State University, to support their project titled "Improving the Forensic Documentation of Injuries through Alternate Light: A Researcher-Practitioner Partnership." This formative evaluation research will...
September 20, 2019
Jinyoung Kim (Nursing) recently was awarded a $515,000 National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute R56 Bridge Award by the National Institutes of Health. The award will support her research on identifying unique physiological signatures of symptom based subtypes of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and correlating them with symptom responses to treatment. Results will inform future intervention studies evaluating symptom-management strategies for each OSA subtype,...
September 18, 2019
Karyn Holt (Nursing), along with three transdiciplinary colleagues across the United States, presented a pre-conference workshop at the Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning Assessment in Philadelphia earlier this month. The session discussed evidence-based practices related to student learning, Carnegie Unit, credit-hour policy, and the critical balance between course content, instruction, and assessment. Advancements in neuroscience are transforming what is known about the brain, mind,...
September 18, 2019
Dieu-My T. Tran (Nursing) recently has had two articles published. She co-authored an article, "Differences in Cardiovascular Risk Factors in College Students: Midwest vs. Southwest," in the Biological Research for Nursing Journal. The article identifies underlying cardiovascular risk factors among college students including lifestyle characteristics, health behaviors and knowledge, and perception of the risk factors. The second article, "College Students' Perception of Current and Projected 30...
September 16, 2019
Carolyn E. Sabo (Nursing) was honored by Nevada Business Magazine at the 14th annual Healthcare Heroes Awards. She was presented with the Educator of the Year Award for Southern Nevada.  
September 13, 2019
Karyn Holt (Nursing) presented her paper,"Assessing Faculty Development: Exceeds, Meets or Does not Yet Meet Standards," at the Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning Assessment, which took place in Philadelphia this month. Holt's main takeaway point was the importance of faculty education and training at faculty-convenient times to improve student satisfaction within courses and faculty satisfaction with teaching, which results in increased student persistence. 
August 8, 2019
Jennifer Kawi, Reimund Serafica, and Andrew Thomas Reyes (all Nursing) presented a symposium about their research, “Exploring Resilience Among Asian Immigrants Toward Improving Global Healthcare” during the 30th International Nursing Research Congress of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
August 1, 2019
Karyn E. Holt (Nursing) presented at the 36th International Congress on Law and Mental Health in Rome. In her presentation, "Enhancing Health Care Curricula with Forensic Concepts," she discussed mental health services for online students and presented information on the prevalence and significance of the issue in the higher education population. She provided tools to address it in the online student population along with suggestions for administrative policies that prepare faculty to address...
July 24, 2019
Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) was accepted for the 2019 Hartford Summer Scholar Program. The 22nd annual Summer Scholars program is a week-long, intensive, inter-professional seminar offered by the Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. 
July 11, 2019
Hyunhwa "Henna" Lee (Nursing) is a recipient of the 2019 American Psychiatric Nurses Association Research Grant for her research project, “Epigenetic Effects of Preinjury Adversity on Functional Disparities after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Asian and Pacific Islanders." In this study, she will identify peripheral epigenetic markers (blood and salivary) and objective functional measures (saccadic eye movements, walking balance, stabilometer balance, and cognitive battery) for mild traumatic...
July 9, 2019
Rei Serafica (Nursing) recently was appointed to serve as an associate editor of the Journal of Transcultural Nursing (JTCN). JTCN is a peer-reviewed journal that offers nurses, educators, researchers, and practitioners theoretical approaches and current research findings that have direct implications for the delivery of culturally congruent health care and for the preparation of health care professionals who will provide that care. JTCN is at the forefront of promoting the creation of...