DNP Graduate Wins Ribbon at MNRS for Poster Presentation

Shelby Thomas received a second place ribbon for her DNP project.

April 19, 2016

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing DNP graduate Shelby Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CLNC, found herself with a ribbon at the 40th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS). The conference was held in Milwaukee, WI, during the week of March 17-20.

Each year, nursing schools around the Midwest take part in the conference. Each school can select up to three students to represent their school’s BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD programs in the MNRS Student Poster Exchange and Competition. The Student Poster Exchange and Competition is a highly attended and much respected part of the conference.

There were three categories for posters at this year’s conference:

  1. Research
  2. Evidence-based Projects
  3. Evidence-based Literature Review

In the DNP category, Thomas claimed second place for her DNP project entitled Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Enhancing Vigilance of Screening, Treatment, and Referral in the Primary Care Setting.

PhD Program Graduate Wins National Dissertation Award

Feb. 4, 2016

On January 21st 2016, Dr. Jennifer Dine, a December 2015 PhD graduate of the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, received the Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award at the 2016 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Doctoral Education Conference in Naples, FL. This national-level award is granted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to one student in a PhD in Nursing or DNS program for an outstanding dissertation that has the potential to advance science, education, practice and/or policy; demonstrates scholarly rigor and shows promise and originality; contributes knowledge to the profession; adds to the scientific base for nursing practice, advances understanding of a critical nursing issue and demonstrates methodological sophistication; and exemplifies innovation and leadership in nursing education, research and practice.

Jennifer’s research was supported by a pre-doctoral fellowship in the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program. After completing her coursework and successfully passing her comprehensive examination on the Mizzou campus, she completed her breast cancer research in the laboratory of Dr. Stan Lipkowitz at Women’s Malignancies Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute (NCI). Her award-winning dissertation research is entitled “Characterization of a Novel Regulator and Predictors of Sensitivity to TRAIL-induced Apoptosis in Breast Cancer Cells.”

Congratulations to Jennifer on receiving this prestigious award!