Nursing faculty, students earn awards from Midwest Nursing Research Society

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Updated May 1, 2021

Researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing had a strong showing at the 2021 Annual Conference for the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) with multiple award winners and 20 faculty and students who presented their work at the virtual event March 24-27.

Formal portrait of Mary Dolansky smiling.

One of the Research Interest Group (RIG) awards earned by faculty members includes the Outstanding Partnership Award for Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN associate professor and chair of the Sarah C. Hirsh Professorship, and her work with The John A. Hartford Foundation and CVS MinuteClinic. Dolansky’s team has been working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to integrate the age-friendly “4Ms” framework (What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility) into the retail clinical setting at 1,100 CVS Minute Clinics across the United States.

School of Nursing’s 2021 MNRS Award Winners

Recipient Award
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Siobhan Aaron
Siobhan Aaron, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, received a Dissertation Award from the MNRS Palliative and End-of-Life Care RIG.
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FPB and CVS Team Members
The FPB/CVS Team received the MNRS Outstanding Partnership Award from the Research Thru Academic-Clinical Partnerships RIG for "Age-Friendly Health Systems Ambulatory Care Continuum: A Partnership Between Case Western Reserve University and CVS MinuteClinic." Team members include: Co-PIs, Anne Pohnert, MSN, and Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN; Project Director, Robin Hughes, MSN, RN; Evaluation Lead, Nicholas Schiltz, PhD; Technology Lead, Brian Crick, BSc; Professional Development Lead, Evelyn Duffy, DNP; and Doctoral Student, Megan Foradori, RN, MSN.
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Faye Gary
Faye Gary, EdD, RN, FAAN, Medical Mutual of Ohio Kent W. Clapp Chair and Professor in Nursing, received the MNRS Senior Investigator Award from the Health of Diverse Populations RIG.
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Stephanie Griggs
Stephanie Griggs, PhD, RN, instructor, received the New Investigator Award from the MNRS Self Care RIG.
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Julia O'Brien
Julia O'Brien, PhD candidate, received a Dissertation Award from the MNRS Health of Diverse Populations RIG.
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Grant Pignatiello
Grant Pignatiello, PhD, RN, instructor and KL2 clinical research scholar, received the Early Career Investigator Award from the MNRS Family Health RIG.
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Andrew Reimer
Andrew Reimer, PhD, RN, assistant professor, received a MNRS Mid-Career Investigator Award from the Health Systems, Policy and Informatics RIG.
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Carolyn Harmon Still
Carolyn Harmon Still, PhD, RN, CNP, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, CCRP, assistant professor, was elected to the MNRS Board of Directors as a Member-at-Large. Still also picked up a Mid-Career Investigator Award from the Self Care RIG.
 MNRS Awards Presented at Conference
Jamie Hunsicker
Jamie Hunsicker
Jamie Hunsicker, DNP, RN, took Second Place in the DNP Student Poster Competition for "The Kenton Hardin County Family Pike Program."
Megan Alder
Megan Alder
Megan Alder, PhD, RN, received an honorable mention in the PhD Student Poster Competition for "Sleep Disturbance and Challenging Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Caregiver Stress."

The incredible science and research being conducted at FPB is also on display with nearly 20 faculty and students presenting a variety of papers, posters and competitive abstracts.

2021 MNRS Annual Conference Presenters

  1. Carolyn Harmon Still, chairing the “Culturally Responsive Applications of Technology for Self-Management of Chronic Diseases” competitive symposium session
  2. Stephanie Griggs, presenting the poster “Sleep Health Goals in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes”
  3. Atsadaporn Niyomyart, presenting the poster “Caregiving Stress, Resourcefulness, and Self-Rated Health of Family Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
  4. Suzanna Thiese, presenting the competitive abstract “An Epidemiological Profile of Maternal Mortality and Social Determinants of Health in Nine Ohio Counties”
  5. Christine Horvat Davey, presenting the competitive abstract “Association between Symptoms and Diet, Muscle Strength and Steps per Day in People with HIV and HIV-Negative Peers”
  6. Jingyu Zhou, presenting the competitive abstract “Exploring Sociodemographic Differences in the Relationships between Electronic Health Information Use and Patient-Provider Communication Quality Perceptions”
  7. Siqian Wang, presenting the competitive abstract “Psychological Experiences of Patients with COVID-19: A Phenomenological Study”
  8. Richard Martin, presenting the competitive abstract “The Measurement of Financial Toxicity in Older Adults: A Systematic Review”
  9. Elliane Irani, presenting the paper “Feasibility of a Dyadic Heart Failure Management Intervention”
  10. Heather K. Hardin, presenting in the competitive symposium session “Culturally Competent and Engaged Research with Adolescents/Emerging Adults”
  11. Jaclene Zauszniewski, presenting the paper “Development and Testing of a Measure of Spiritual Resourcefulness”
  12. Zeyana Al Ismaili, presenting the competitive abstract “Elimination of Mental Health Issues Among the Omani Nursing Students Through Implementation Team Science”
  13. Christine Musacchio, presenting the poster “Exploring Psychological Detachment in Distance Caregivers of Cancer Patients’
  14. Grant Pignatiello, presenting the competitive abstract “Moral Perceptions of Surrogate Decision-Makers for the Critically Ill: A Phenomenological Perspective”
  15. Nader Alnomasy, presenting the competitive abstract “Predictors of Blood Pressure Control in African American Participating in a Community and Tech-Based Approach for Hypertension Self-Management (Coachman) Study”
  16. Megan Alder, presenting the poster “Sleep Disturbance and Challenging Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Caregiver Stress”
  17. Jamie Hunsicker presenting the poster "The Kenton Hardin County Family Pike Program."
  18. Andrew Reimer, presenting the competitive abstract “Subcategorizing Diagnosis Codes from Multiple EHR Sources”
  19. Tahani Al Shammari, presenting the competitive abstract “The Impact of Uncertainty on Parental Psychological Distress in Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes: A Literature Review”
  20. Megan Foradori, presenting the poster “Mixed Methods Rapid-Cycle Evaluation of Implementation of Age-Friendly Health Systems in Convenience Care”
Nursing faculty, students earn awards from Midwest Nursing Research Society