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Publications, Presentations, and Other News June 2019


  • Billy Caceres, PhD; Cindy Veldhuis, PhD; Kathleen Hickey, EdD; and Tonda Hughes, PhD, were the authors of “Lifetime Trauma and Cardiometabolic Risk in Sexual Minority Women,” published in the Journal of Women’s Health.
  • Amanda Hessels, PhD, was among the authors of “Administrative Supervisors and Nursing Unit-Based Managers: Collaboration and Job Satisfaction,” published in Nursing Economic$.
  • Amanda Hessels, PhD; Ana Kelly, PhD; Lucy Chen, MPH, CUIMC; Bevin Cohen ’17, PhD; Philip Zachariah, MD, CUIMC; and Elaine Larson, PhD, were the authors of “Impact of Infectious Exposures and Outbreaks on Nurse and Infection Preventionist Workload,” published in the American Journal of Infection Control.
  • Ana Kelly, PhD, was the author of “Tuberculosis” in the Nursing Clinics of North America.
  • Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, and Cilgy Abraham, PhD student, were among the authors of “The Economic Impact of the Expansion of Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice for Medicaid,” published in the Journal of Nursing Regulation.
  • Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, and Affan Ghaffari, PhD, research coordinator, were among the authors of “Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Organizational Climate Questionnaire: Item Response Theory and Differential Item Functioning,” published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Awards and Honors

  • Don Boyd ’06 ’17, PhD, received the Emerging Leader Nursing Award, one of the Distinguished Alumni Awards, from Columbia Nursing’s Alumni Associations. Boyd also received a 2019 Columbia Alumni Medal from the Columbia Alumni Association.
  • Kellie Bryant, DNP, and Jennifer Dohrn, DNP, were awarded $20,000 for their project titled “Starting a Simulation-Based Nursing Education Program in Rural India.” They received funding from a 2019 Columbia University President’s Global Innovation Fund grant.  
  • Kenrick Cato ‘08 ’14, PhD, was awarded a Junior Faculty Grant from Columbia University’s Office of the Provost. The award comes from the Provost’s Grants Program for Junior Faculty Who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University. 
  • Marie Carmel Garcon, DNP, was selected as a Nurse Hero nominee by the New York Yankees organization.
  • Tonda Hughes, PhD, was awarded $10,980 for her project titled “Addressing Research Gaps on Sexual Minority Health in Chile Using the 2016–2017 National Health Survey.” She received funding from a 2019 Columbia University President’s Global Innovation Fund grant.
  • Allison Norful ’17, PhD, was selected to be co-principal investigator of a planning dissemination grant supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The grant, funded for $10,000, will go toward supporting a project titled “Dissemination of a National Set of Family Practice Nursing Competencies to Support the Integration of Family Practice Nurses Within Primary Care.”
  • Tawandra Rowell-Cunsolo, PhD, was selected to be an investigator in Health Data for New York City (HD4NYC). The New York Academy of Medicine and the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene recently initiated HD4NYC, with funding for a two-year demonstration project from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. HD4NYC is an innovative, multi-institutional, interdisciplinary platform that seeks to address the barriers to achieving health equity while enhancing the careers of the next generation of researchers through access to data and enhanced collaboration.
  • Cindy Veldhuis, PhD, was honored with a Junior Investigator Award by the Research Society on Alcoholism/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This will mark the third year in a row Veldhuis has received the award.


  • Billy Caceres, PhD, presented “Advancing Symptom Science in Cardiovascular Care,” at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Research Forum on Symptom Science: Advancing Nursing Practice, in New York, New York.
  • Amanda Hessels, PhD, presented “Safety Culture, Missed Nursing Care, and Standard Precautions” at the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Pathway to Excellence Conference and American Nurses Association (ANA) Quality and Innovation Conference in Orlando, Florida, and at the Inaugural Hackensack Meridian Health Quality Research Conference: Advancing Quality & Implementation Science, in Somerset, New Jersey. Hessels also presented “Implementation Science for the Infection Preventionist: Language and Lessons,” at the 2019 Iowa Infection Prevention and Control Conference, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In addition, she presented “ITEAM: Improving Care Coordination and Transitions for Older Adults,” at the Organization of Nurse Leaders-New Jersey (ONLNJ) Innovations Across the Care Continuum, in Princeton, New Jersey, and at the Inaugural Hackensack Meridian Health Quality Research Conference: Advancing Quality & Implementation Science, in Somerset, New Jersey.

Briefs and Other News

  • Kenrick Cato ’08 ’14, PhD, Anne Meara ’78, Krista Schroeder ’16, PhD, and Andrea Zaldivar ’87, MS, presented at the 56th Annual Isabel Maitland Stewart Conference on Research in Nursing: Alumni Awards Luncheon and NEAA Annual Membership Meeting in New York, New York.
  • Paul Coyne ’13 ’15 ’16, DNP, and Michael Wang ’13 ’18, MS, were the winners of the Nurse-led Team Award, bestowed by the American Nurses Association as part of the 2019 ANA Innovations Awards.

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