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Aaronson and Bott honored by the Midwest Nursing Research Society

Several students and faculty from the University of Kansas School of Nursing recently attended the 42nd Annual Research Conference, sponsored by the Midwest Nursing Research Society. The event was April 12-15 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Two KU School of Nursing faculty received special recognition from the MNRS Board of Directors. Lauren Aaronson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN was honored with the MNRS Lifetime Achievement Award. Marge Bott, Ph.D., RN was the recipient of the MNRS Distinguished Service Award

Following are the faculty and students presentations.

Podium Presentations
Emily Cramer and E. Grandfield: "The Impact of Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Practices on Patient Outcomes."
Danielle Olds and Cramer: "Predictors of Unit-level Nurse Participation in Quality Improvement (QI) Projects."
Shin Hye Park: "Missed Nursing Care and Nurses' Perceptions of Job Satisfaction and Intent to Leave."
Qiuhua Shen: "Comparing Prevalence of Major Depression among U.S. Young Adults using Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) and Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9)."
Kristine Williams, C. Shaw, and Y. Perkhounkova: "Improved Communication: Effects on Inappropriate Psychotropic Medication Use."

Poster Presentations
Karen Wambach, C. Hester, and C. Barker: "A Descriptive Study of Data Collected and Support Given by Health Care Providers During the Care of Breastfeeding Mother/Baby Pairs."
Shaw, Kristine Williams, D. Blyler, and M. Hein: "In-home Dementia Caregiver Satisfaction with Video-Monitoring."
Blyler, Williams, and Shaw: "Using Facebook to Recruit Caregivers of People with Dementia into a Clinical Trial."

Student Poster Presentations
Rene Russell (DNP student) and Carol Buller: "Standardized Telephone Assessment of Self-Care Behavior and Confidence of Adults with Heart Failure in a Patient Centered Primary Care Home."
Kelli Fast (BSN student) and Cramer: "Use of Seclusion and Restraints in Response to Patient Assaults in Psychiatric Units."
Thea Hack (BSN student) and Wambach: "Home and School Support for Lactating Adolescent Mothers."
Madeline Loving (BSN student) and Park: "Patient Turnover, Nurse Staffing, and Nurse Outcomes in Adult and Pediatric Units."

Nancy Dumler-Montplaisir (BSN student) received the Geri Neuberger funding to attend the conference as a participant.

Special Recognition
Lauren Aaronson, PHD, RN, FAAN: MNRS Lifetime Achievement Award
Marge Bott, PhD, RN: MNRS Distinguished Service Award

The KU School of Nursing will playing host to the 43nd Annual Research Conference, March 27-30, 2019, at the Kansas City Marriott. Karen Wambach, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and Heather Nelson-Brantley, Ph.D., RN, CCRN-K, will serve as the local representatives on the 2019 MNRS conference planning committee.  

Last modified: Apr 14, 2021