Spring 2006
Healthy Times

Faculty Notes

The following members of the College of Health Professions gave presentations at the 2006 annual conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, March 31 - April 3:

  • Dean Suzanne Mellon presented "Cancer Worries and Risk Perception in Families at Risk for Inherited Breast/Ovarian Cancer."
  • Assistant Professor Julia Stocker-Schneider presented "Evaluating Home Health Care Nursing Outcomes with OASIS and NOC."
  • Assistant Professor Pat Rouen presented the poster, "Menopause Effects on Adipokines and Insulin Resistance in Healthy Volunteers."

Karen Burritt, instructor, Nursing, presented the paper, "Preventing avoidable deaths outside the ICU through implementation of a Rapid Response Team," at the Trinity Fall Conference. She was also honored with the Excellence in Innovation Award for Leadership in Patient Safety and Quality.

As students from the Fall 2005 Class of Nurse Anesthesia prepared to graduate this month, they decided to show their appreciation of Michael Dosch, associate professor and chair of the Nurse Anesthesia Program, and made a special gift to the University in his honor.

College of Health Professions Dean Suzanne K. Mellon is co-author of the article, "A Population-Based Study of the Quality of Life of Cancer Survivors and Their Family Caregivers," published in the March/April 2006 edition of Cancer Nursing. She also presented the paper, "Family Decision Making Regarding Inherited Breast/Ovarian Cancer Risk Information" at the 27th annual meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making in San Francisco in October.

Kim Texley-Quigg, clinical track assistant professor, Nursing, spoke on "Innovative Programs to Teach College Students about Health" at the Mid-American College Association in Lexington, Ky., in October.

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Sept. 25 – Oct. 7: UDM will celebrate Founders Week and Jesuit Jubilee, including a visit from the Superior General of the Jesuit order, The Very Reverend Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J.
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