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Publications, Awards, and Other News August 2021

August 19, 2021


  • Melissa Beauchemin PhD ’19 co-published “Improving Health Equity and Reducing Disparities in Pediatric and Adolescent/Young Adult Oncology: In Support of Clinical Practice Guidelines,” a commentary on the newly published Hodgkin lymphoma clinical practice guidelines, published in Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN).
  • Billy Caceres, Kasey Jackman PhD ’17, Niurka Suero-Tejeda, Michelle Odlum, and Suzanne Bakken were among the authors of “Digital Phenotyping of Sleep Patterns Among Hetergenous Samples of Latinx Adults Using Unsupervised Learning,” published in Sleep Medicine.
  • Eileen Carter PhD'14 and Elaine Larson were among the authors of “Differentiating Research and Quality Improvement Activities: A Scoping Review and Implications for Clinical Scholarship,” published in Journal of Clinical Nursing.
  • PhD Student Leah Estrada and Patricia Stone were among the authors of “Nursing Home Antibiotic Stewardship Policy and Antibiotics Use: 2013-2017,” published in Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
  • Jianfang Liu and Lusine Poghosyan were among the authors of “Predictive Risk Models for Wound Infection-Related Hospitalization or ED Visits in Home Health Care Using Machine-Learning Algorithms,” published in Nursing Forum.
  • Kathleen Mullen and Jeanne Churchill DNP ’10 were among the authors of “Threading Evidence-Based Practice Assignments in Specialty Nursing Courses,” published in The Journal of Nursing Education.
  • Jiyoun Song PhD ’20, Jingjing Shang, and Maxim Topaz were among the authors of “Predictive Risk Models for Wound Infection-Related Hospitalization or ED Visits in Home Health Care Using Machine-Learning Algorithms,” published in Advances in Skin and Wound Care.
  • Jacquelyn Taylor and Veronica Barcelona were among the authors of “Considerations for Cardiovascular Genetic and Genomic Research With Marginalized Racial and Ethnic Groups and Indigenous Peoples: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association,” published in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine. 


  • Melissa Beauchemin PhD ’19 received a 2021 Conquer Cancer Merit Award for her abstract that will be presented at the October ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Quality Symposium. The title is: “Impact of a Hospital Specialty Pharmacy in Partnership with a Free-standing Care Coordination Organization on Time to Delivery and Receipt of Oral Anticancer Drugs.” 
  • Billy Caceres received the 2021 Marie Cowan Promising Early Career Investigator Award from the American Heart Association. He has been invited to join the editorial board of Heart & Lung: The Journal of Cardiopulmonary and Acute Care.
  • Stephen Ferrara was elected to the ColumbiaDoctors executive committee.
  • Cindy Veldhuis was nominated to serve as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) grant reviewer.

Other News

  • Dean Lorraine Frazier joined palliative care faculty Marlene McHugh DNP ’08, Mary Tresgallo DNP ’08, Susan Delisle DNP ’20, and Penelope Buschman BS ’64 to recognize two outstanding Fellows who completed the Clinical Nursing Fellowship in Palliative Care, Alison Crevi DNP '20, and Kjersten Evans DNP'21. Crevi will integrate palliative care content and clinical skill into her practice with the transplant service at NewYork-Presbyterian, and Evans will utilize her fellowship experience to enrich her practice in oncology also at NYP. Craig Blinderman, MD, and Susan Delisle, DNP, as well as the entire palliative care team at NYP, were thanked for their academic and clinical support of the Fellows.
  • Nancy Reame's NIH study showing black cohosh binds to the brain's opioid centers for pain suppression was cited in the lead article of the July 27 issue of the Cleveland Clinic Health Essential newsletter, "What Black Cohosh Can and Can’t Do for Menopause Symptoms.”