Publications, Presentations, and Other News February 2019



Dawon Baik, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow; Haomiao Jia, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics; and Lisa V. Grossman, MD-PhD student, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, were among the authors of “Measuring Health Status and Symptom Burden Using a Web-Based mHealth Application in Patients with Heart Failure,” published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.


Amanda Hessels, PhD, assistant professor, was among the authors of “Impact of Patient Safety Culture on Missed Nursing Care and Adverse Patient Events,” published in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality.


Max Topaz, PhD, Elizabeth Standish Gill Associate Professor of Nursing, was among the authors of “Mining Fall-Related Information in Clinical Notes: Comparison of Rule-Based and Novel Word Embedding-Based Machine Learning Approaches,” published in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics

Awards and Honors

Suzanne Bakken, PhD, Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, was appointed to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) Board of Regents. The board advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the Director of the NLM on all aspects of policy regarding the Library, including the extramural grant program.


Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, associate professor, received a $1.87 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The grant will fund a 5-year innovative mixed-methods study entitled, “Social Networks in Medical Homes and Impact on Patient Care and Outcomes,” for which Poghosyan will serve as Principal Investigator. Poghosyan was also named an Ambassador to the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, which serves on behalf of the National Institute of Nursing Research.


Smaldone ’03, PhD, professor, and assistant dean of scholarship and research, will be formally recognized and inducted into the Alumni Association of Hunter College Hall of Fame this May.


Amanda Hessels, PhD, assistant professor, presented “You Too Can Present an Abstract! Tips and Techniques” at a membership meeting of the Northern New Jersey Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC), in Somerville, New Jersey. 


Arlene Smaldone ’03, PhD, professor, and assistant dean of scholarship and research; Judith Kelson, MSW, assistant director of the PhD program and the Center for Health Policy; Kasey Jackman ’05 ’10 ’17, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow; and Kyungmi Woo ’18, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, presented “Does the Manuscript Format Improve Dissemination of PhD Dissertation Research? A Retrospective Cohort Study,” at the 2019 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Doctoral Education Conference, in San Diego, California.

Briefs and Other News

Michelle Gellman Appelbaum ’07, PhD, was elected president of the Nurse Practitioner Association New York State.


Columbia alumni and students can apply for an NEF scholarship - the application is open. If selected, the recipient would be given the NEF CUPHSONAA/Mutch scholarship.


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