SSON Grads, Students and Faculty Honored at MNRS Annual Conference

The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing had a large presence at the 41st Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Research Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference, held April 6-9, was themed, “Harnessing Big Data and Nursing Science to Improve Health,” and Sinclair School of Nursing graduates, students and faculty collectively received eight awards, one research grant and had 17 presentations.

The award winners:

  • Jo-Ana Chase, PhD, RN, Sinclair School of Nursing assistant professor and 2014 PhD graduate, received the 2017 Midwestern Nursing Research Society 2017 Gerontological Nursing Science Research Interest Group New Investigator Award.
  • Deidre Wipke-Tevis, PhD, RN, Sinclair School of Nursing and PhD Program Director, was recognized for her abstract, “Impact of Leg Elevation and Compression Bandaging on Skin Microcirculation in Healthy Adults,” which was selected as a Distinguished Abstract for the 2017 Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference.
  • Tammy Gainey, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Sinclair School of Nursing PhD candidate, received the Joseph and Jean Buckwalter Research Grant from the Midwest Nursing Research Society for her dissertation research proposal, “Pharmacogenetics Testing in Mental Health Clinics.” Tammie is mentored by Tina Bloom, PhD, MPH, RN.
  • Rebekah Flynn, Sinclair School of Nursing 2016 Adult-Gerontology CNS DNP graduate, received the 2017 Outstanding DNP Clinical Inquiry Project Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society Acute and Critical Care Across the Lifespan Research Interest Group for her quality improvement project, “Impact of a Supervised Ambulation Protocol on Fall Rates in an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.” Dr. Flynn was mentored by Dr. Deidre D. Wipke-Tevis, PhD, RN.
  • Melissa Wilson, Sinclair School of Nursing 2016 PhD graduate received the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society Acute and Critical Care Across the Lifespan Research Interest Group for her research, “Moral Distress: Values and Barriers Experienced by Critical Care Nurses.” Dr. Wilson was mentored by Dr. Greg Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN.
  • Jennifer Dine, Sinclair School of Nursing 2015 PhD graduate, received the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society Physiology, Behavior, Genomics and Society Research Interest Group for her research, “Characterization of a Novel Regulator and Predictors of Sensitivity to Trail Induced Apoptosis in Breast Cancer Cells.” Dr. Dine was mentored by Jane Armer, PhD, RN, FAAN at the Sinclair School of Nursing, and Stanley Lipkowitz, MD, PhD at the National Cancer Institute.
  • Marilyn Shepherd, Sinclair School of Nursing 2016 PhD graduate, received the 2017 Dissertation Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society Health Systems, Policy and Informatics Research Interest Group for her research, “Information Technology Use in Prediction of Rapid Response Episodes, Pressure Ulcer Status and 30-Day Readmission.” Dr. Shepherd was mentored by Drs. Deidre Wipke-Tevis and Greg Alexander.
  • Pamela Ostby, Sinclair School of Nursing 2016 PhD graduate, received the 2017 Dissertation Award from the Midwest nursing Research Society Pain and Symptom Management Research Interest Group on her research, “The Effectiveness of an Interactive Theatre Intervention on Improving Patient Adherence to Self-Management Regimens for Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema.”
  • Leann McLaughlin, Sinclair School of Nursing FNP DNP student, received the second place ribbon at the DNP Student Poster Contest from the Midwest Nursing Research Society for her poster, “Improving Intimate Partner Violence Detection in the Primary Care Setting: Review of the Literature.” Leann is mentored by Drs. Shelby Thomas and Tina Bloom.

In addition to these winners, the Sinclair School of Nursing also had fifteen presenters. See the table below.

Name Presentation Title
Jennifer Dine Physiology, Behavior, Genomics and Society Outstanding Dissertation RIG award presentation
Rebekah Flynn Impact of a Supervised Ambulation Protocol on Fall Rates in an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Paul Jeffrey Guideline to Improve a Practical Nursing Program’s Admission Test
Leann McLaughlin Improving Intimate Partner Violence Detection in the Primary Care Setting: Review of the Literature
Jennifer O’Connor Leisure Time Physical Inactivity, Obesity and Diabetes in the Southern United States
Sabrina Orique The Effectiveness of Simulation on Recognizing and Managing Clinical Deterioration; A Meta-Analyses — Evaluating Situation Awareness: An Integrative Review
Pam Ostby
  • Pain and Symptom Management Outstanding Dissertation RIG award presentation
  • A Survey of Women with Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema (BCRL): Identifying Effective Support Options
Lori Popejoy Breaking the Cycle of Transitions from Nursing Homes to Hospitals Using Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)
Marilyn Shepherd Health Systems, Policy and Informatics Dissertation Outstanding Dissertation RIG award presentation
Briana Snyder Views of Women with Dissociative Identity Disorder on Intimate Partner Violence
April Sun
  • The Impact of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema on Survivors’ Return to Work
  • Return-to-Work Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Literature Review
  • The Effects of Lymphedema on Self-Reported Physical Function among Breast Cancer Survivors: a Meta-analysis
Melissa Wilson Acute and Critical Care Across the Lifespan – Outstanding Dissertation RIG award presentation
Deidre Wipke-Tevis Impact of Leg Elevation and Compression Bandaging on Skin Microcirculation in Healthy Adults