October Research and Publication Updates

Congratulations to MD/MPH student Nayeli Langarica (M-2) for winning first place in the poster competition for her research, “Scholarship at a Level-1 Trauma Center: Social Determinants of Fun Violence,” at the third annual Latino Health Symposium: Moving Forward, Hacia Adelante hosted by the Medical Organization for Latino Advancement. A total of 28 graduate and medical students presented research relating to health disparities and its relevance to Latino health.  Thank you to all faculty, staff, students, and alumni who represented Loyola at the symposium.

Congratulations to Niehoff Alumna Melissa Frick, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC, and Niehoff Assistant Professor Shirley Butler, PhD, RN, for their research, “Universal suicide screening in college primary care,” published in the Journal of American College Health.

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ed Campbell, PhD, and Professor Tom Gallagher, PhD, for receiving the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award. This year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded 93 grants through its High-Risk, High-Reward Research program to fund innovative biomedical or behavior research. 

Congratulations to Stritch Professor Muralidhara Rao, MD, DFAPA, FAPM, for getting his proposal, Education on Mental Health in the Workplace, accepted by the Portes Foundation and Institution of Medicine of Chicago for 2020 funding opportunities. He now moves on to grant writing. 

Congratulations to Niehoff Assistant Professor Angela Mahaffey, PhD, for her articles: It’s All Relative! Engaging Nursing and Exercise Science Students in Chemical Education Using Medical Case Studies” and A Complementary Laboratory Exercise: Introducing Molecular Structure–Function Topics to Undergraduate Nursing Health Professions Students,” published in the Journal of Chemical Education; as well as her article, A flavor perception game designed to introduce basic chemical sensation of taste modalities to undergraduate nursing and exercise science student,” published in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. 

Congratulations to Niehoff professor and chair of the Department of Health Systems, Leadership, and Policy Lisa Skemp, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, for her article, Development of core competencies and a recognition program for gerontological nursing educators,” published in Science Direct. 

Congratulations to Niehoff associate professor Lisa Burkhart, PhD, RN, MPH, for her article, “Spiritual care in nursing practice in veteran healthcare,” published in Global Qualitative Nursing Research.  

Congratulations to Niehoff professor Sheila Haas, PhD, RN, associate professor Regina Conway-Phillips, PhD, RN, and clinical instructor Laura De La Pena, MSN, RNC, C-EFM, for their articlesOptimizing Strategies for Care Coordination and Transition Management: Recommendations for Nursing Education” and Developing a business case for the Care Coordination and Transition Management Model: Need, methods, and measure,” published in Nursing Economics.

Congratulations to Niehoff associate professors Carol Kostovich, PhD, RN, CHSE, and Lisa Burkhart, PhD, RN, MPH, as well as Parkinson associate professors Kevin Stroupe, PhD, and Frances Weaver, PhD, for their research, “Alerting doctors about patient life challenges: A randomized control trial of a pre-visit inventory of contextual factors,” published in Academic Medicine.