September 2023 Publications, Presentations, Awards, and Other News


Jean-Marie Bruzzese was among the authors of “’Our Mind Could Be Our Biggest Challenge’: A Qualitative Analysis of Urban Adolescents’ Sleep Experiences and Opportunities for Mind-Body Integrative Health Approaches to Improve Sleep,” published in PEC Innovation

Ruth Masterson Creber was among the authors of “Association Between Sternal Wound Complications and 10-Year Mortality Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting,” published in Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and “STICH3C: Rationale and Study Protocol,” published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

Danny Doan, student Yashika Sharma, MS ’20, student David López Veneros, and Billy Caceres were the authors of “Caring for Sexual and Gender Minority Adults with Cardiovascular Disease,” published in Nursing Clinics of North America

Student Mollie Hobensack and Maxim Topaz were among the authors of “Social Risk Factors Are Associated with Risk for Hospitalization in Home Health Care: A Natural Language Processing Study,” published in Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

Student Mollie Hobensack, Yihong Zhao, student Danielle Scharp, and Meghan Reading Turchioe, PhD ’18, were among the authors of “Characterising Symptom Clusters in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Catheter Ablation,” published in Open Heart

Lisa Iannacci-Manasia, MS ’89, was the author of “Unprotected Youth Workers in US Agriculture,” published in Frontiers in Public Health

Ariana Komaroff, MS ’04, was the author of “Advocacy and Lactation Support for Patient with Bipolar Disorder: A Case Report,” published in Clinical Lactation

Elaine Larson was among the authors of “Executive Summary: A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute-Care Hospitals: 2022 Updates,” published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

Phoenix Matthews was among the authors of “Barriers to Using a Patient Portal Among Low-Income Patient Populations: A Qualitative Descriptive Study,” published in Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

Se Hee Min, Rebecca Schnall, PhD ’09, and Maxim Topaz were among the authors of “Examining Racial Differences in the Network Structure and Properties of Specific Cognitive Domains Among Older Adults,” published in GeroScience

Lusine Poghosyan, Suzanne Courtwright, MS ’03, Kathleen Flandrick, Madeline Pollifrone, Gregory Alexander, and Stephen Ferrera were among the authors of “Advancement of Research on Nurse Practitioners: Setting a Research Agenda,” published in Nursing Outlook

George Rodriguez was among the authors of “Omadacycline in the Treatment of Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia in Patients with Comorbidities: A Post-Hoc Analysis of the Phase 3 OPTIC Trial,” published in Frontiers in Medicine (Lausanne)

Student Danielle Scharp, student Sarah Harkins, and Maxim Topaz were the authors of “Comorbidities of Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Urinary Incontinence: A Scoping Review,” published in Geriatric Nursing

Jingjing Shang, Patricia Stone, and Andrew Dick were among the authors of “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Associated Inequities in Acute Myocardial Infarction Treatment and Outcomes,” published in JAMA Network Open

Meghan Reading Turchioe, PhD ’18, was a co-author of “Health Literacy, Numeracy, Graph Literacy, and Digital Literacy: An Overview of Definitions, Evaluation Methods, and Best Practices,” published in European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Student Sarah Zollweg, Joseph Belloir, PhD ’23, Jacquelyn Taylor, and Tonda Hughes were among the authors of “Structural Stigma and Alcohol Use Among Sexual and Gender Minority Adults: A Systematic Review,” published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence Reports


Veronica Barcelona presented at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science’s 2023 Advanced Methods Conference, titled “Biosocial Methods to Advance Health Equity,” held virtually on September 13, 2023. 

Melissa Beauchemin, PhD ’19, presented “Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) and Caregiver-Reported Needs for a Financial Navigation Intervention” and “Financial Toxicity in Pediatric Oncology: Our Current Knowledge and Future Directions from the Children’s Oncology Group” at the 47th Annual Conference of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, held September 21-23, 2023, in Cleveland. 

Antoinette Padula, MS ’05, presented “Implementation of a Spaced Learning Program for Educating CRNAs on a Scalpel-Bougie Cricothyrotomy Procedure for Emergency Front of Neck Access” at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2023 Annual Congress, held August 18-22, 2023, in Seattle. 


Melissa Beauchemin, PhD ’19, received the Early Career Research Award from the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing at the group’s 47th Annual Conference, held September 21-23, 2023, in Cleveland. 

Ulf Bronas received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing. 

Other News 

Kellie Bryant was named a fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare on September 1, 2023. 

Ashley Graham-Perel served on the Nurse Exemplar Panel at the 31st Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference, titled “Unifying Our Voices: Nurse Leaders Building Stronger Future,” of the New York Organization for Nursing, held September 10-12, 2023, in Tarrytown, New York.