Spotlight on Our PhD Students

The PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt is committed to academic excellence. We prepare our students for intellectually rewarding academic and research careers. Our students engage in a variety of scholarly activities and collaborate with faculty in nursing and other disciplines. Through mentorship and collaboration, our students learn critical skills and gain the knowledge they need for a successful and productive career in nursing.

 

Jennifer BarutJennifer Barut

Poster presentation: Barut, J., Melvin, M., Arlaud, K. Beyond hospital doors: Development of an inpatient nursing community outreach program, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, San Antonio, TX, October 2013.

Podium presentation: Cirpili, A., Barut, J. Being magnet, transforming psychiatric nursing in an academic medical center, ANCC Magnet Conference, Orlando FL, October 2013.

Podium presentation: Barut, J., Cirpili, A. Moving out of the shadows: Transforming psychiatric nursing in an academic medical center, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, San Antonio, TX, October 2013.


Leanne Boehm

Published article (epub): Brummel NE, Girard TD, Ely EW, Pandharipande PP, Morandi A, Hughes CG, Graves AJ, Shintani A, Murphy E, Work B, Pun BT, Boehm L, Gill TM, Dittus RS, Jackson J. (2013). Feasibility and safety of early combined cognitive and physical therapy for critically ill medical and surgical patients: The Activity and Cognitive Therapy in ICU (ACT-ICU) trial.C. Intensive Care Medicine.

Journal article: Brummel NE, Vasilevskis EE, Han JH, Boehm L, Pun BT, Ely EW (2013). Implementing delirium screening in the ICU: Secrets to success. Critical Care Medicine, 41(9): 2196-2208.

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Webinar presentation: Boehm, L. Delirium challenge: Assessing, managing in acute critical care. American Association of Critical Care Nurses, September 2013.

 

Presentation: Boehm, L. Synergy in critical care: The ABCDE interdisciplinary bundle. American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Boston, MA, October 2013.

 

Presentation: Boehm. L.  Pain, agitation, and delirium: New guidelines for critically ill adults. American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Boston, MA, October 2013.

 

Presentation: Boehm, L. Pain, agitation and delirium: New guidelines for critically ill adults. American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Lakeland, FL, November 2013.

 

Presentation: Boehm, L. Pain, agitation, and delirium: New guidelines for critically ill adults. Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA, December 2013.  



Kristin Hittle

Poster presentation: Hittle, K.M., Legislative advocacy: A nurse's leadership role beyond the bedside, Children's Hospital Association of Texas, Frisco, TX, October 2013.


Abby Howe-Heyman

Journal article: Karp S, Howe-Heyman A, Dietrich M, Lutenbacher M. (2013). Breastfeeding initiation in the context of a home intervention to promote better birth outcomes. Breastfeeding Medicine, 8(4): 381-387.

Student Fellow Award: Maternal Child Health Section of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA, November 2013.


Robin Mickelson

Journal article: Mickelson R, Holden R. (2013). Assessing the distributed nature of home-based heart failure medication management in older adults. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 57(1): 753-757. 

Journal article: Holden RJ, Mickelson RS. (2013). Performance barriers among elderly chronic heart failure patients: An application of patient-engaged human factors and ergonomics. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 57(1): 758-762.  


Lynnea Myers

Journal article: Myers LH. (2013). Partnering to provide a Summer Institute of Nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(12): 701-704.

Poster presentation: Myers, L.H. Nursing student counselors' perceptions of their role in a Summer Institute of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Mankato, MN, September 2013.

Conference Planning Committee Co-Chair, Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, (August 2013-July 2015).

Reviewer: Journal of Nursing Education, December 2013.


Robb Nash

Presentation: Homelessness and the social determinants of health: A different way of seeing, Centre College, Danville, KY, November 2013.

Presentation: HIV and Homelessness, Association of Nurses in Aids Care, Atlanta, GA, November 2013.  


Heather Nimmagadda

Poster presentation: Standish, C., Nimmagadda, H., Grant, M., Navarro, L., Franklin, M., Baker, A., Misovie, C. Steps to excellence and lifelong learning: The journey of a nursing education and professional development council. Edward's Hospital Tenth Annual Evidence-Based Practice Conference, Naperville, IL, October 2013.

Oral presentation: Fermaglich, L., Nimmagadda, H., Hassan, T., Acosta, J., Sullivan, P. They're not just little veterans: Practicing pediatrics in the nation's first integrated VA-DOD medical center, AMSUS, The Society of Federal Health Professionals, Seattle, WA, November 2013.


Micah Skeens

Innovation Award: Nationwide Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology/BMT Division, Columbus OH, December 2013.

Chair, Nursing Clinical Trials, Children’s Oncology Group, (October 2013-December 2018).

Vice-chair, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Consortium, September 2013.


Anna Tielsch-Goddard

Poster presentation:  Tielsch-Goddard, A., Gilmer, M.J., Role and impact of animals with pediatric patients, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Dallas, TX, September 2013.