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Faculty Updates

The following faculty members have demonstrated their professional expertise in a variety of endeavors:

Maureen Anthony, assistant professor of Nursing, published the article, “Nurse Heal Thyself,” in the March issue of the American Journal of Nursing.

Rod Borillo, assistant professor of Nursing, was the guest speaker at UDM’s Community College Counselors Breakfast in April; the event highlighted College of Health Professions programs.

Mike Dosch, assistant professor of Nurse Anesthesiology, published the chapters “Electrical Safety” in the upcoming text, Medicinal Chemistry for Nurse Anesthetists, and “The Anesthesia Machine,” in Nurse Anesthesia Secrets. Dosch was also invited to speak on “Unique Challenges Facing Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs” at the American Association of Nurse Assembly of School Faculty in Scottsdale, Arizona in February.

Sarah Halter, assistant professor of Nursing, and Joette Lambert, assistant professor of Nursing, will give a poster presentation at Summer Institute on Evidence-based Practice: Fostering Quality.

Suzanne Mellon, dean, College of Health Professions, was named to the Board of Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. Mellon recently received funding from the National Institute for Nursing Research for a study on family decision making regarding inherited cancer risk. She was also the speaker at the Clinical Cancer Genetics Conference at Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University on March 22. The topic of her presentation was: "Families' Communication and Decision Making about Inherited Breast/Ovarian Cancer Risk Information: Findings from Focus Groups."

Judy Mouch, RSM, assistant professor of Nursing, was named to the International Parish Nurse Curriculum Revision Committee.

Mitzi Saunders, assistant professor of Nursing, published the article, “Family Caregivers Need Support With Heart Failure Patients,” in the May/June 2003 issue of Holistic Nursing Practice, and co-authored the article, “Identifying and treating depression in patients with heart failure,” to be published in the September/October 2004 issue of Cardiovascular Nursing.

Julia Stocker, assistant professor of Nursing, co-authored the following: “Establishing the validity, reliability, and sensitivity of NOC in home care settings;” and “Toward integrating a common nursing data set in home care to facilitate monitoring outcomes across settings,“ both in the Journal of Nursing Measurement; and “Toward collecting a standardized nursing data set across the continuum: Case of adult care nurse practitioner setting,” in Outcomes Management. Stocker recently presented the papers, “Working together for quality nursing care: Striving toward harmonization,” and “Evaluating home care nursing outcomes with OASIS and NOC,” which she will also present at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting in San Diego, Calif. in June.

Carmen Stokes, instructor of Nursing, co-authored the article, "Community-based participation in survey design and implementation: The healthy environments partnership survey." The article will be published in the upcoming book with the working title, Methods for Conducting Community-Based Participatory Research in Public Health.

Mary Tracy-Bee, associate professor of Biology, published the article, “Characterization of Melanophore Morphology by Fractal Dimension Analysis,” in the journal, Pigment Cell Research.

Joan Urbancic, professor of Nursing, published the articles, “Violence: Abuse, neglect & rape,” in the journal, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, and “Sexual abuse in the family” in the journal, Family Violence and Nursing Practice.