Research Faculty Made November a Month for Impressive Outreach

Faculty and student researchers at the Sinclair School of Nursing traveled to conferences during the month of November presenting and earning numerous awards.

November was a busy month for our faculty and student researchers at the Sinclair School of Nursing as they traveled to various conferences, showcased research posters and papers, appeared on panels and presented their research in sessions. It is part of our strategic initiative to build research capacity, support core and emerging research strength areas and provide opportunities for student research and scholarship. It also promotes two other pillars of excellence in our strategic initiatives: to engage in outreach activities and to champion student and faculty success. Below you will find the many activities we attended and the accolades that were picked up along the way.

GSA 2022

Nov. 2-6Indianapolis, IN

The Gerontological Society of America’s 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting offers an extensive amount of high-level scholarship from a myriad of aging research disciplines.

Michael Bueno, recent PhD alumni, did a podium presentation titled, “A Duty to Care: Male Perspectives on the Caregiver Role for Persons with Alzheimer’s or Related Dementia.”

Daphne Chakurian, SSON PhD candidate, received the Early Scholars Professional Organization (ESPO) – Carol Schutz Travel Award at the and the James McKenney Student Travel Award at the Gerontological Society of America, Annual Scientific Meeting.

Alisha Johnson & Harrison, T.C. (2022). presented their paper titled, “Support and utilization of advanced practice nurses in long-term care to maximize outcomes and emergency response.”

Roy Thompson also presented a paper titled, “Barriers and Facilitators of Foreign Educated Nurses to Provide Quality Long Term Care.”

Amy Vogelsmeier & Lori Popejoy were invited podium presenters as part of the Health Sciences Presidential Symposium: Reimagining Aging and Long-Term Care for Health Equity During and Post-COVID-19: A Health Sciences Focus. Their presentation title wasA look Inside the Missouri Nursing Home COVID-19 Experience.”

Amy Vogelsmeier was also an invited discussant at The Influence of Nursing Home Context on Implementation: Early Findings.


Nov. 6-9 – Boston, MA

 American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and all communities.

F31 Fellow Karry Weston presented at the APHA on her research on rural habitus and infant feeding practices in Boston Nov. 6-9. In 2022, Karry received the highly competitive F31 predoctoral research training grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) to study the “Impact of Rural Habitus on First-Time Mothers’ Feeding Choices.”

Karry Weston at APHA


Nov. 5-9 – Washington D.C.

American Medical Informatics Association is a community committed to the vision of a world where informatics transforms to people’s care.

While attending AMIA, Gregory Alexander, Kimberly Powell and Chelsea Deroche received the Harriet H. Werley Award for their paper on telehealth informatics.

Powell, Kimberly was a panelist for the panel titled, “Aligning Academia to Industry Needs.” Presentation title, “Building Academic-Industry Partnerships to Support Research”. 

Reeder, B., Howland, C., Chase, J.A., Anbari, A., Gallimore, M., Emezue, C., Herbert, D., Boles, K., Lee, K., Sherwin, L., Narasri, P., Graves, R. presented their paper on “Systematic Review of Consumer Wearables for Sedentary Behavior.”

MU’s Health Sciences Research Day

Nov. 18 – Columbia, MO

Each year, the University of Missouri provides a forum to highlight original research and educational innovations by undergraduate, medical, nursing and health professions students, as well as predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees working with faculty in the schools of medicine, nursing and health professions.

The School of Nursing had six students, two postdocs and two faculty presenting posters. In addition, Ms. Amy Winkler, MU Discovery Fellow and pre-nursing student, received the Sinclair School of Nursing Dean’s Award based on the research about telehealth implementation in nursing homes during COVID-19 which she has done with her research mentor, Dr. Kimberly Powell.

Amy Winkler, Sinclair School of Nursing Dean’s Award, Health Sciences Research Day

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