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The VCU and UVA Schools of Nursing hosted the Southern Nursing Research Society 2016 Annual Conference Feb. 24-27 at the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia. Three faculty honored during the SNRS awards luncheon include: Kyungh An, Ph.D., RN, D. Jean Woods Nursing Scholarship; Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., RN, Mid-Career Researcher Award; and Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN (B.S.’03/N; M.S.’04/N; Cert.’04/N), STTI/SNRS Research Society Grant. The school also held an alumni reception at the Williamsburg Lodge to connect with area alumni. View photos from the conference on the school’s Facebook Page.

Drs. An, Ameringer and Kinser accept their research awards.
Drs. An, Ameringer and Kinser accept their research awards.

The following faculty and students conducted poster and podium presentations to showcase the outstanding research and scholarship underway at our school:

Kyungeh An, Ph.D., RN, associate professor, presented a poster “Can Body Mass Index Substitute Cholesterol Level for CVD Risks Estimation inField Studies? Reliability and Impact of Obesity.”

Kyungeh An, Ph.D., RN, associate professor, Nancy Jallo, Ph.D., RNC, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CNS, associate professor, Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., RN, associate professor, and Alison Montpetit, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor, had a symposium presentation “Noninvasive Exhaled and Salivary Biomarker Research: A Bright Tomorrow.”

Genevieve Beaird, M.S., RNC-OB, clinical instructor, presented a poster “A History of Nurse-Physician Bedside Rounds: 1873-1971.”

Mary Lynn Davis-Ajami, Ph.D., M.B.A., RN, MS, FNP-C, RN, assistant professor, presented a poster “Depressive Symptoms and Body Mass Index Among a National Sample of U.S. Adults with Diabetes: The Mediating Role of Sedentary Behavior.”

Candace C. Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, assistant professor, presented a poster “A Proposed Model of Chronic Stress in African-American Women: Using Interdisciplinary Theories from the Biological and Social Sciences to Explain Cardio-metabolic Health Disparities.”

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, assistant professor, and Jo Lynn Robins, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, CHTP, AHN-C, associate professor, had a symposium presentation “Epigenetics and Biobehavioral Research: A Focus on DNA Methylation.”

Carley Lovell, M.S., M.A., RN, WHNP-BC, clinical assistant professor, presented a poster “Associations of Maternal and Paternal Problem Drinking with Binge Eating and Binge Drinking Behaviors among College Youth.”

Alison Montpetit, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor, presented a poster “Strategies to Expand a Mid-Career Nursing Program of Research: Application of the TOPP Model.”

Tracye Proffitt, M.S.., RN, ACNS-BS, CNE, CCRN, clinical instructor, presented a poster “Anticipatory advocacy: A conceptual model.”  Co-authors: Jeanne Salyer, Ph.D., RN, FNAP and Victoria Menzies, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC.

Jo Lynn Robins, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, CHTP, AHN-C, associate professor, presented a poster “Cumulative Risks and Allostatic Load in Underserved African American Adolescents.”

Lana Sargent, M.S., RN, FNP-C, GNP-BC, assistant professor, presented a poster “Cognitive Frailty: An Innovative Area of Nursing Research.”

Christina Wilson, RN, WHNP-BC, Ph.D. student, presented a poster “Body Image Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction as Predictors of Physical and Psychological Sequelae in Women with Gynecologic Cancer.”


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