2012 News

November 2012

CWRU Dental and Nursing Students Collaborate in New Interprofessional Project Offering "One-Stop" Healthcare
A $265,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will provide dental patients not only with oral exams but also health screenings for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and more.

Research Strengthens Link Between Obesity and Dental Health in Homeless Children
Associate Professor Marguerite DiMarco, PhD, RN publishes a study in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care showing that obesity and dental cavities increase to epidemic levels as impoverished children grow older.

Ohio Faces Filling Physician Shortages in Future
In the Dayton Daily News, Dean Mary Kerr, PhD, RN, FAAN discusses the nursing shortage and the need for more qualified nursing instructors and resources to educate a new generation of nurse practitioners.

October 2012

5 Questions with Wellness Expert Elizabeth Click
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Click, ND, RN, CLE is profiled in the university's The Daily, which asks her about her research interests, teaching experiences, and more.

New Training "Patients" Arrive for CWRU Nursing Students
Assistant Professor and LRC Director Celeste Alfes, DNP, MSN, RN discusses the auspicious fate of the six training manikins used by thousands of FPB students over 15 years, plus the arrival of a new family of state-of-the-art human-like patients. Includes link to Fox 8 Cleveland's televised coverage. 

September 2012

FPB Researchers Find Effort Takes Its Toll on Unpaid Family Caregivers
Assistant Professor Evanne Juratovac, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC was the lead investigator in her study, "Effort, Workload, and Depression Symptoms in Family Caregivers of Older Adults: Conceptualizing and Testing a Work-Health Relationship." It is among the first to analyze and measure the mental and physical tolls of home caregiving. 

August 2012

AACN Selects Cleveland Clinic Nursing Innovation Director as 2013 Distinguished Research Lecturer
Adjunct Associate Professor Nancy M. Albert, RN, PhD, CCNS, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM mentors fellow nurses in conducting, translating and disseminating research to increase nursing knowledge of clinical and administrative practices and facilitate evidence-based nursing practices that improve patient outcomes. 

Hospital Successfully Battles C. diff
Multipronged approaches to combating C. diff have cut infection rates at health care facilities, according to Irina Kenneley, PhD, RN, CNE, CIC, FAPIC, assistant professor of nursing. "We've seen that no single intervention will suffice; there are a lot of things that have to happen," she said. "It's a lot of work, but it needs to be done." 

Ebersbach Estate Trustees Announce $4.7 Million Total Gifts to the FPB School of Nursing
Dorothy Ebersbach’s desire to help others stretched even further yesterday as the trustees of her estate announced a second $2 million commitment to support flight nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. The decision brings her total gifts to the school to $4.7 million. 

June 2012

CWRU Nurse Researcher Surveys Infection Control Practices for Home Patients
Assistant Professor Irena Kenneley, PhD, APRN-BC, CIC, FAPIC, reveals in the April issue of Home Healthcare Nurse about home healthcare workers who report about acquiring infections after visiting patients. Such events illustrate how bacteria from someone sick can infect others, she says. 

Helping Adolescents Root Out Stigma Associated with Mental Illness
In the Journal of Nursing Measurement, Clinical Research Scholar and Instructor Melissa Pinto, PhD, RN explains that the lack of data regarding stigma in adolescents demonstrates the need for a reliable and valid way to measure the presence of stigma associated with mental illness among this age group. 

April 2012

How to Keep Diabetes from Affecting Your Hearing
Cleveland Heights resident Tom Tobin lost his eyesight when he was 21, and ever since he has devoted much of his career to raising money for education programs to teach people how to manage the disease.

FPB Study Identifies the Point When Negative Thoughts Turn into Depression
A research survey tool called the Depression Cognition Scale (DCS), developed by Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing Jaclene Zauszniewski, is being used to determine when negative thinking establishes a pattern for the onset of clinical depression. 

March 2012

Five Questions with Brandon Pach, Ohio Nursing Students Association President
Brandon Pach, a junior in FPB's BSN program, discusses some of his career goals and busy extracurricular activities around the Case Western Reserve University campus.

High-Flying Nursing Professor Provides Life-Saving Support
Professor Elizabeth Madigan was on a red-eye flight from Bogota, Colombia to New York City when a fellow passenger required emergency assistance. Madigan stabilized him and stayed close until their plane arrived at its gate, where paramedics were waiting. 

Quality-of-Life Discussions Are Important for ICU Patients
Professor Barbara Daly and Associate Professor Sara Douglas led a research study that emphasizes the importance of patients having discussions related to quality of life before they become chronically critically ill. 

February 2012

FPB Students Work with Cleveland Youth in Music and Heart Program
Instructor Laurine Gajkowski's BSN students collaborated with Miles at Cranwood School teachers and administrators in a hands-on service learning experience to teach kids about heart health, blood pressure, and obesity.

In Time for American Heart Month, Dr. Shirley Moore Recommends Experimenting with Environmental Changes to Boost Heart Health
As you think about your special Valentine today—and the way he or she makes your heart flutter—it’s a good time to remember that a few changes in diet and exercise can improve heart health for people of all ages, Associate Dean for Research and Professor Shirley M. Moore says. 

FPB Senior Erika Cheung Helps Treat and Prevent STIs in Alaska
As part of her senior year BSN Capstone project, Erika Cheung found herself on the Alaskan tundra spearheading community efforts to combat a major health problem among the area's youth: sexually transmitted infections. 

January 2012

FPB Study Finds the Love of a Dog or Cat Helps Women Cope with HIV/AIDS [video]
Instructor Allison R. Webel discusses her research, which appears as an article entitled "The Relationship Between Social Roles and Self-Management Behavior in Women Living with HIV/AIDS" in the online journal Women's Health Issues. 

Focusing on Family Helps Mothers of Technology-Dependent Children Function
Assistant Professor Valerie Toly's research on mothers of technology-dependent children finds that successful integration of these children into life's day-to-day functions and events improves the overall cohesion of the family.