Senior nursing students Aracely Arredondo, Leslie Berry, Clarissa Diaz, Crystal Haslett and Latoya Moulton completed research on diabetic clients at Cabrini Clinic, and the data was compiled in a grant proposal to illustrate statistical comparisons on diabetes mellitus in adults. As a result, the proposal received a $30,000 grant from the Mercy Ministry Fund for a three-year intervention project at the Clinic.
Physician Assistant student Karen Byers’ research abstract, “Baseline and six-month lipid profiles of patients with angiographically confirmed coronary artery disease: A comparison between Caucasians and African Americans,” was presented at the 5th Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular and Stroke on May 17 in Washington, D.C. The abstract was also published in the May 25th edition of Circulation.
Grand Rapids Nursing student Therese Caruso was recognized by the manager of the Heartside Clinic for her clinical change project, which helped find ways to improve dental services for the clinic’s homeless clients. She collected donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss and asked health care facilities that treated the homeless to conduct oral exams as part of their medical exams. Caruso also had the opportunity to talk to the director of the Midwest Clinicians Network, a professional organization for primary care givers, to promote the inclusion of oral exams as part of medical exams. Due to Caruso’s efforts, Assistant Professor of Nursing Robi Thomas nominated her for the Trinity Service Award.
McAuley School of Nursing Student Nurse Association officers for 2004-2005 are:
President: Jesse Meston
Vice President: Matt Davis
Secretary: Shannon Valvano
Treasurer: Megan Dotten
Faculty Advisors: Assistant Professors of Nursing Merry Stewart and Rod Borillo