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Internal Training & Events

Holistic Nursing Faculty Development Session: Tuesday, January 25 at 11 AM

The Faculty Affairs Committee is inviting faculty and staff to an integrated wellness assessment and a guided meditation led by Cindy Walters right before Faculty Meeting.

Join us for this virtual, zoom session (Meeting ID: 947 3385 8030; Passcode: 724169)

CPR Renewal Session: Monday, January 31, 9 AM – 12 PM

If you were unable to attend the December CPR Renewal Sessions, please participate in this hybrid event, Monday, January 31, 2022. Remember, you need to complete your online certification prior, and bring your certificate when you attend the live demo. The live, “hands on demo” will take place in the lab and last approximately 15 mins. The sessions will be available from 9 AM until 12 PM. Please contact Bernie Clark with your hand on attendance time.

The Hybrid 2022 Graduate Research Symposium: March 14-18

Please encourage your graduate students to submit an abstract before the February 1, 2022 deadline.

In-Person: Friday, March 18, 2022, 8:30 – 3:30 in the Power Center (Posters and Podium Presentations)
Online: Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18 (Virtual Posters w/ Video Explanations via Symposium by Forager One)

Spring 2022 FORS Research Colloquium Series:

All Sessions will be conducted via the “Colloquium Series” zoom link, and additional sessions are scheduled for March and April.

(DATE CHANGE) February 10, 12-1 PM, “Using the Duquesne Scholarship Collection and Green Open Access to Maximize the Impact of Your Research.”
This session features Rob Behary, Systems Librarian at the Gumberg Library, and David Nolfi, MLS, AHIP, Head of Research and Engagement of Health Science/STEM Initiatives and Assessment Coordinator at the Gumberg Library. The initial FORS Research session is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and Innovation.

February 25, 12-1 PM, “Skills for Success: Goal Setting.”
Please join via zoom for the goal setting session which will assist in providing direction and boost motivation for grants and papers.

External Events

Call for Awards Nominations for the 34th Annual Scientific Sessions, January 17 Deadline

Each year, the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) proudly recognizes valuable contributions and excellence in nursing research as demonstrated by ENRS members. DUSON faculty member, Pamela Spigelmyer will be presenting, but there is still time to submit abstracts. ENRS is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Outstanding Researcher Awards at our 34th Annual Scientific Sessions.

Hosted in Providence, RI, “Charting the Path of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through Nursing Science” will be held March 31 – April 1, 2022.

The Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Research Award, given annually in recognition of sustained and outstanding contributions to nursing research by a Senior Investigator

The Suzanne Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Award, given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions by a Junior Investigator (earned doctorate in last 7 years with a developing program of family research and scholarship) OR Senior investigator (has a well-established program of family research and scholarship).

The ENRS Evidence-Based Practice Award, given to an individual or group using research-based evidence to make a practice change that results in demonstrated improvement in outcomes for the patient and family, staff, community or organization.

The ENRS/Nursing Research Authorship Award recognizes an ENRS member who disseminated research findings, or important theoretical, or methodological advances in the official ENRS Journal, Nursing Research, within the previous year (2021).

The Rising Star Research Award recognizes a Junior Investigator that has shown promise in establishing a program of health and/or nursing research.

The ENRS/Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science Dissertation Award, given annually to a doctoral candidate enrolled in a program of nursing that awards a research doctoral degree requiring a dissertation.

Submitted by Melissa Kalarchian

Pittsburgh Penguins are hosting a Nurses Appreciation Night

Thursday, January 20 at 7:00 PM join fellow nursing hockey fans at the Pittsburgh Paints Arena. Make sure to stop by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) table located inside the Highmark Entrance between lower-level sections 104 and 105 to say hi, and an opportunity to win an Amazon gift card. We hope to see you there!

Discounted Ticket Prices:
Giant Eagle Snapple Level – $35 per ticket
FedEx Level – $66 per ticket
Club Seating – $190 per ticket

Nurse in Washington Internship, March 21-23, 2022

The Nursing Organizations Alliance (NOA) is sponsoring the Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI). The NIWI brings together nurses from states across the country, and the District of Columbia. Over the course of three days, the participants learn about the legislative process and how to help shape the future of nursing.  NIWI is open to any nurse or nursing student that is interested in an orientation to the legislative process.

NOA Member Rate $599  
Non-Member Rate $699
Full-Time Nursing Student Rates
National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) Member $375  
Non-NSNA Member $465
Please note, registration fees increase by $100 after February 15, 2022.

There are several funding opportunities available for NIWI 2022 including complimentary registration opportunities for NOA member organizations.

Building Bridges: Advancing Family Caregiving Research Across the Lifespan: Second Biennial Conference on Caregiving Research

Presented by the National Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Support (NCFS) at the University of Pittsburgh

March 3-4, 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA

This conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of national leaders in caregiving research, policy, and practice across the lifespan. Sessions will showcase innovations in research and build bridges across disciplines and conditions to address the urgent community, clinical and policy needs of family caregivers.

UConn Center for mHealth & Social Media 6th Annual (Virtual) Conference

Telehealth & Remote Care in a Post-Pandemic World
May 19-20, 2022; 12 PM-3:40 PM (daily)

Register to attend the virtual conference
Consider submitting an abstract by Monday, March 14, 8 AM

Telehealth utilization grew by 78 fold during the pandemic as the need for safe means to access and deliver healthcare was greater than ever. This rapid expansion of telehealth was enabled by regulatory changes, some temporary and some permanent, which expanded reimbursement for telehealth-delivered care. Given that patient and provider willingness to use telehealth and the skills to do so have increased, a roadmap is now needed for virtual care models that serve the goals of improving access to care, outcomes, and affordability.

This conference will feature keynote speakers and panelists who are studying and innovating virtual care models in medicine, mental health, physical therapy, pediatrics, underserved populations, and beyond. Topics including health equity, asynchronous interventions and care, and telehealth and the patient experience will be discussed and debated.

Keynote speakers include:
Dr. Courtney Lyles, Associate Professor in the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, who researches health inequities and telehealth; 

Todd Norwood, DPT, Director of Clinical Services at Omada Health where he built the first nationwide network of exclusively telehealth physical therapists;

Dr. Kristin Ray, Associate Professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine who researches pediatric health system access, outcomes, and equity, with a focus on the use and impact of telehealth in pediatric care; and

Dr. Jared Skillings, the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Chief of Professional Practice, who is leading the APA’s efforts to promote the practice of psychology and advocates for practicing psychologists through federal and state legislative advocacy and regulatory initiatives, including telehealth reimbursement for psychological services.

The conference will feature two panel discussions as well, the first featuring a discussion around asynchronous interventions and the second featuring a discussion on telehealth and the patient experience.

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