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The University of Tennessee
Health Science Center
Nursing 2014 Annual Report
Communications Team
Writing, Editing DAVID MEYER, Editor
and Design TIM BULLARD
Art Direction DAVID MEYER
Additional TIM BULLARD
Chancellor STEVE J. SCHWAB, MD
Vice Chancellor for RANDY L. FARMER, EdD
Development and Alumni
and Annual Giving
for Development
Director of Development ADELE HIXON DAY
Associate Vice Chancellor KRISTOPHER PHILLIPS
UTHSC in the Media
Academics and Education
Research and Impact
Giving and Outreach
Senior Director of JADA WILLIAMS
Annual Giving and
Advancement Services
Dean’s Message
for Alumni
Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
Alumni Programs CHANDRA TUGGLE
The University of Tennessee Nursing Annual Report is published in the fall
each year. Send all communications to Alumni Affairs at [email protected]
or phone: (901) 448-5516 or (800) 733-0482 or fax: (901) 448-5906.
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Message From The Dean
Message From The Alumni Board President
Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC
Patti Ketterman, DNSc, RN, NHA, NEA, BC
t is an honor to serve our Nursing students, alumni, faculty and staff as interim dean
of the college. My sincere thanks to everyone who has offered kind words and support
as I assumed this new role. As a three-time alumna of UTHSC and a 10-year faculty
member, taking on the dean’s responsibilities is a bit like adding a new wing to a house
you’ve lived in for years. There’s a simultaneous familiarity and freshness to everything.
For me, the values, camaraderie and focus of the College of Nursing team are what’s most
familiar. We share a collective commitment to provide each student with the highest
quality education and most rigorous training experiences possible, all to prepare future
nurses for challenging, diverse and rewarding careers.
The contents of this report demonstrate our college is busier than ever, as we strive
to keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, our expanded student body – on campus
and online, and the myriad needs of those we serve. In the Academics and Education section, we proudly showcase our
diverse faculty. They possess a depth of knowledge, practiced expertise and dedication to both the profession and their
community. A number of our faculty members have been selected to assume leadership roles on community boards, while
others have been lauded with industry recognition for their contributions to the field. We continue to be grateful for all that
our Nursing faculty achieve and share with their student colleagues. The Preceptors of the Year (page 18) are yet another
example of nursing dedication in action.
The Research and Impact section includes profiles of three new team members who joined us to reinvigorate our
investigational focus and advance research opportunities across the college. To fulfill the UTHSC Strategic Plan, each of our
six colleges must increase our research efforts, driving discovery and revenue growth as our institution advances toward the
top quartile of academic health science facilities. In recent months, Dr. Donna Hathaway received a more than $2.5 million
NIH grant to study how to improve medication non-adherence in kidney transplant recipients (page 26). This award
illustrates the potential for garnering significant, extramural research funds for targeted, well-produced submissions.
We know you will enjoy reading the Giving and Outreach section, which includes a feature on the Dorothy L. Bobbitt
Airport Health Station and its 40 years of service to the community, as well as to travelers from near and far. Plus the
sections on Students and Alumni & Development overflow with excellent imagery and news items, including a photo
spread of the May 2014 Nursing Alumni Weekend. Our college and our team clearly have much to celebrate, and you, our
valued alumni, play a pivotal role in helping to sustain our success. I look forward to seeing you in spring 2015 at our next
Nursing Alumni Weekend. We’ll contact you soon with dates and details. In the meantime, thank you for all you do in
support of the College of Nursing.
Wendy M. Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC
Dean (Interim) and Associate Professor
Dear Fellow Alumni:
am excited to write to you as the newly appointed UTHSC College of Nursing Alumni
Board President. I look forward to serving the Alumni Association. As you know, this
is a time of transition for the college. I want to thank Dr. Laura Talbot for her service
to the College of Nursing and welcome Dr. Wendy Likes as interim dean. Dr. Likes is a
three-time alum of UTHSC, and I look forward to working next to her to continue to
move the college forward.
Thank you to all who attended the UTHSC College of Nursing Alumni Weekend May
1-2 in Memphis. The weekend began by recognizing students who received scholarships
during the 2013-2014 school year. Over 60 students were recognized, in large part due
to your generosity to the college. On Friday the board of directors held their meeting followed by a luncheon where the
Alumni Association honored Commander Michael Service with the Outstanding Alumnus Award and Madge Saba with
the Most Supportive Alumna Award. The weekend was the perfect time for each of us to reflect – Where would we be
without UTHSC?
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, the BSN program will graduate students into the field of nursing. These graduates will fill a health
care need in Memphis, the state of Tennessee and the Mid-South region. It will be exciting to welcome these new UTHSC
College of Nursing alumni to the profession of nursing.
For more information on all our College of Nursing alumni events and to find out how you can get involved, please
visit the UTHSC Office of Alumni Affairs website at
Thank you for all you do for the UTHSC College of Nursing and the nursing profession. I look forward to working
with you over the next two years.
Patti Ketterman, DNSc, RN, NHA, NEA, BC
UTHSC College of Nursing Alumni Board President
Alumni Board of Directors
Patti Ketterman ’06
James “Hutch” Hutcheson ’07
Barbara Cherry ’06 – Lubbock, Texas
Brittany Cardell ’07 – Hernando, Miss.
Amelie Hollier ’07 – Lafayette, La.
Janice Shelley Ledbetter ’71
Melissa Flatt Littman ’81
Patricia Cooper ’10
Sherry Barry ’73
Diane Pace ’96, ’98, ’71
Susan Sanders ’09
Carol Headley ’03
Kelly Wade ’06
Irma Jordan ’97, ’10
Armantine “Tine” Williams ’75, ’81
Kittye Roberts ’67, ’85
Leslie Ann Akins ’95
Pam Castleman ’95
Pat Speck ’82, ’85, ’05
Sigma Theta Tau
M’ Liss Darr Mather ’78
Tennessee Representatives
James “Hutch” Hutcheson ’07
Emily Mewborn ’09, ’13
Crystal Walker ’11
Out-of-State Representatives
Allyson Neal ’10
Patti Ketterman ’89 (UTK), ’06
M’ Liss Darr Mather ’78
Dianne Greenhill ’62
Past Presidents
Sam Maceri ’01, �02
Madge Richbourg Saba ’66
Rita Kimbro Miller ’71
Irma Jordan ’97, ’98
Janet McMurray (Jan) Johnson ’76
Carolyn Moran DePalma ’56
Alice Upchurch Warren ’65
Areti Tina Moskos Klein ’86
Carol Denise Graham ’86
Patricia Fuqua Walker ’56
SuAnne Cobb ’76
Terri Boyd Jacobs ’74
Jo Ann Kyle ’54
Cheryl Johnson Joy ’78, ’88, ’97
Immediate Past President
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UTHSC in the Media
The Daily News
Professor Donna Hathaway is providing a healthy dose
of research that might improve medication adherence,
and The Daily News is reporting the story.
Mystery Solvers
The Commercial Appeal, the Memphis Business Journal, The Daliy News
and High Ground News tell the story as UTHSC takes on management of
the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center.
The Stroke
Strike Force
The Commercial Appeal, The Daily News and the Memphis Business
Journal tell the tale of a new department chairman’s innovative plan
to combat strokes.
An assistant professor is lead author of a study on the effects
of the Affordable Care Act.
The Commercial Appeal
Memphis Business Journal
The Daily News
High Ground News
The Commercial Appeal
The Daily News
Memphis Business Journal
CBS Radio
U.S. News & World Report
Web MD
Philadelphia Inquirer
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Groundbreaking research, first-class education, superior clinical care, and dedicated public service —
UTHSC is making news 24/7, and the world is helping us tell our story. For a look at what the local,
national and international media are saying about UTHSC, go to
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Academics and Education
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
Dwayne L. Accardo, DNP, CRNA, APN
Future of advanced practice services: What will they look like?
How will they be identified? Western Australia Department of
Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director
Health, West Perth, Western Australia (WA), Australia; Carter,
Nurse Anesthesia Option • Practice: Medical
& Owen-Williams, E. (Aug. 20, 2013) Challenging the WA
Anesthesia Group; Performs all aspects of Anesthesia
perspective of autonomous Practice: What is it really and where
• Organizations: American Association of Nurse
could it be heading? Western Australia Department of Health, West
Anesthetists; Tennessee Association of Nurse
WA, Australia; Carter, M. & Owen-Williams, E. (Aug. 21,
Anesthetists; Association of Women’s Health,
nurse practitioner models of care in Western Australia
Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses; Sigma Theta
Country Health. Western Australia Country Health Services, East
Tau – Beta Theta Chapter-at-Large • Presentations:
(Invited) • Presentations: (Invited) Keynote Speaker, Webster Perth, WA, Australia; Carter, M. (Sept. 3, 2013) Nurse practitioner
University, St Louis, Mo., March, 2008 • Presentations: (Refereed) models of care in the mental health area. Western Australia
Lower Alabama Continuing Education, Gulfshores, Ala., June, Department of Health, East Perth, WA, Australia; Carter, M. (Oct.
2010, Huntsville, Ala., March, 2012 Perdido Key, Fla., March 2012, 16, 2013) The evolution of nurse practitioners. Australian College
Huntsville, Ala., Fall 2013. • Review Panels: Management of Pain of Nurse Practitioners, East Perth, WA, Australia; Carter, M. (Oct.
During Birth in Contemporary Maternal – Newborn Nursing Care: 22, 2013) Meeting the emerging primary care needs of Australia
Princeton Hall Books, Aug. 2007 • Special Appointments/Roles: by nurses and nurse practitioners. Australian College of Nursing,
Evidence-Based Regional Anesthesia Guideline Revision Team Canberra, ACT, Australia; Carter, M. (Nov. 6, 2013) The meaning
Member – Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal of excellence for nurses and midwives. Curtin University, Bentley,
Nurses • Community Service: National Multiple Sclerosis MS 150 WA, Australia; Carter, M. (Nov. 13, 2013) Policy changes required
Participant, 2011, 2012 and 2013 – Mid South Chapter • Committees to meet Australia’s emerging primary care shortfall. West Coast
and Offices Held: Education Committee – Tennessee Association Institute, Joondalup, WA, Australia. • Publications: Hanson, C. &
of Nurse Anesthetists; District I Director – Tennessee Association Carter, M. (2014) Collaboration. In Hamric, A., Hanson, C., Tracy,
M. and O’Grady, E. (Eds.) Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative
of Nurse Anesthetists, 2008-2010, 2010-2012
Approach. (5th Ed.), pp. 299-327, St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders.
Carter, M., (2013) Certifying competency in comprehensive care.
Clinical Scholars Review, 6 (2), 87-88; Thorn, S., Carter, M., &
Jacqueline L. Rosenjack Burchum, DNSc,
Bailey, J. (2013) Emergency physicians’ perspectives on their use
of health information exchange. Annals of Emergency Medicine.
63 (3), 329-337 DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.09.024. Epub
Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Department
2013 Oct.; Norman, A., Monroe, T., & Carter, M. (2014) Potential
of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies •
inappropriate treatment of suspected urinary tract infections
Organizations: American Nurses Association/
among nursing home residents. Clinical Scholars Review7 (2),
Tennessee Nurses Association; Sigma Theta Tau
52-56. • Editorial Board: Journal of Pain and Relief; Clinical
International Honor Society; National Organization
Scholars Review • Journal Reviewer: Nursing Science Quarterly;
of Nurse Practitioner Faculties; National League
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences; Annals of Family Medicine;
for Nursing; International Transcultural Nursing
McMaster Online Rating of Evidence; Aging and Mental Health;
Society • Publications: Burchum, J. R. & Rosenthal,
L. (In production). Lehne’s pharmacology for nursing care (9th ed.). Qualitative Health Research. • Community Service: Frontier
St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier Saunders. • Journal Reviewer: Journal Nursing University (Chair of the Board); Baptist Memorial College
of Nursing Education, International Journal of Transcultural of Health Sciences (Board Member and Chair, Academic Affairs
Nursing; JOLT: Journal of Online Teaching and Learning • Special Committee); Christian Health Center (Board Member), University
Appointments/Roles: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Department
on site nursing program evaluator • Community Service: National of Geriatrics (Adjunct Clinical Professor), Curtin University
School of Nursing and Midwifery (Visiting Professorial Fellow
Health Service Corp. Ambassador
and Adjunct Professor)
Michael Carter, DNSc, DNP, DCC, FAAN
University Distinguished Professor • Practice:
Christian Health Center, Heber Springs, Ark.;
Primary care for adults 18–65. REACH Clinic,
Perth, Australia; Primary care for all age groups.
• Organizations: National Academies of Practice;
American Board of Comprehensive Care (Board
Member & Chair, Education Committee); American
Academy of Nursing; National Organization of
Nurse Practitioner Faculties; American Nurses Association;
Sigma Theta Tau; American Assembly for Men in Nursing •
Presentations: Carter, M. & Owen-Williams, E. (Aug. 19, 2013)
Patricia A. Cowan, PhD
disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26(2), 249-256. doi: 10.1002/
jts.21797 Manley, D., Cowan, P., Graff, C., Perlow, M., Rice, P., Richey, P.,
Professor, AP & DS Department; Associate Dean for
Sanchez, Z. (2014). Self-efficacy, physical activity, and aerobic fitness
Academic Affairs • Organizations: American Nurses
middle school children: Examination of a pedometer intervention
Association; Sigma Theta Tau; Southern Nursing
program. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 29, 228–237. Stanfill, A., Conley,
Research Society • Grants (Educational): Nursing
Y., Cashion, A. K., Thompson, C., Homayouni, R., Cowan, P. A., &
Workforce Diversity (HRSA; evaluator); Jonas Nurse
Hathaway, D. (in press). Neurogenetic and neuroimaging evidence
Leadership Scholarship • Refereed Presentations:
for a conceptual model of dopaminergic contributions to obesity.
National: Cowan, P. A., Week, Y., & Hitt, J. (2013, Oct.).
Biological Research for Nursing. • Journal Reviewer: RINAH: Research
Choosing doctoral education: Factors influencing
pursuit of doctoral education by previous New Careers in Nursing in Nursing and Health; Nursing Outlook; • Review Panels: Southern
scholarship recipients. RWJF New Careers in Nursing Summit, Nursing Research Foundation (grants) • Special Appointments/
Washington, D.C. Regional: Purnell, M., Cowan, P. A., & Whitt, M. Roles: Le Bonheur Nurse-Family Partnership Advisory Committee
(2014, Feb. 12-15). The effects of bioelectrodynamics on cancerous Member; RWJF NCIN Scholars Leadership Regional Summit 2014
and noncancerous cells. Poster discussion presentation at 28th Annual Planning Committee Member; RWJF NCIN Annual Summit 2014
Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society. San Antonio, Planning Committee Member • Public Service: Emmanuel Center
Texas. Pantik, C., Tolley, B., Cowan, P., Hathaway, D., & Cashion, A. (Operation Joy, Backpacks for Education, Nutrition Education);
(2014, Feb.). Body mass distribution as a predictor of cardiovascular More than a Meal-Homeless Kitchen
risk in renal transplant. Poster discussion presentation at the 28th
Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society.
San Antonio, Texas. Local: Purnell, M., Cowan, P. A., & Whitt, M. Stacy A. Emerson, EdD(c). MSN, APRN-BC, CNE
(2014, April 5). The effects of bioelectrodynamics on cancerous and Instructor, Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
noncancerous cells. Poster presentation at the UTHSC College of Programs • Practice: St. Bernard’s Medical Center,
Graduate Health Sciences’ Graduate Research Day, Memphis, Tenn. Emergency Department. Organizations: American
• Publications: Lee S., Cowan, P. A., Yoo, W., & Wetzel, G. A. (2013). Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta TauDetermining left ventricular hypertrophy in overweight-obese youth Delta Alpha Chapter, National Organization of Nurse
using electrocardiogram criteria. Journal of Nursing Measurement, Practitioner Faculties, American Nurses Association,
21(2), 178-187. Lee, E. A. D., Bissett, J. K., Carter, M. A., Cowan, P. National League of Nursing Grants: Interprofessional
A., Pyne, J. M., Speck, P. M., Theus, S. A., and Tolley, E. A. (2013). Education Grant, HRSA Journal Reviewer: The
Preliminary findings of the relationship of lower heart rate variability Clinical Advisor for Nurse Practitioners
with military sexual trauma and presumed posttraumatic stress
Dona L. Clarin, DNP, FNP-BC
• Organizations: American Academy of Nurse
Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International •
Presentations: (Invited) Clarin, D. (2013). A
Comparison of Headache Practices at One Midsouth
Pediatric Neurology Clinic with Published Practice
Guidelines. Poster presentation at Le Bonheur
Children’s Hospital Pediatric Research Day, Memphis,
Tenn., Nov. 20, 2013. • Community Service: Holmes
Road Church of Christ Blood Pressure Ministry
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Kathleen C. Gaffney, PMHCNS, PNP-BC,
Academics and Education
Diaz Thomas, A.M., Ferry, R. (2014). Is disparity in vitamin D
during pregnancy a risk factor for cognitive and receptive language
development? 2014 Pediatric Academy Society/Asian Society
for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting, May 3, Vancouver, British
Columbia; Whitaker, T.M., Murphy, L.E., Carroll, K.N., Moore, A.P.,
Jones, T.L., Graff, J.C., Volgyi, E., Tylavsky, F.A., Palmer, F.B. (2014).
Maternal plasma folate levels in pregnancy and early child cognitive
and language development. 2014 Pediatric Academy Society/Asian
Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting, May 3, Vancouver,
British Columbia; Schellinger, K., Hudock, R., Murphy, L., Graff,
C., Palmer, F., Tylavsky, F. (2014). Surveillance of parenting stress
in mothers of young children at-risk for developmental disabilities.
47th Annual Gatlinburg Conference, March 7, Chicago, Ill.; Graff,
C., Murphy, L., Palmer, F., Tylavsky, F. (2014). Interaction between
African American mothers and one-year-olds: A mixed methods
analysis. 47th Annual Gatlinburg Conference, March 5, Chicago,
Ill.; Graff, J.C., Bush, A.J., Palmer, F.B., Murphy, L.E., Tylavsky, F.A.
(2014). Predictors of maternal behavior during mothers’ interaction
with their one year old child. Southern Nursing Research Society 28th
Annual Conference, February 13, San Antonio, Texas
Instructor, PMH DNP Option, Advanced Nursing
Practice and Doctoral Education • Practice: Greater
Trenton Behavioral Health Center, Trenton, N.J.;
performs psychiatric evaluations, medication
monitoring, psychotherapy; Consultant to Family
Guidance Corporation, Trenton, N.J.; Performs
psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring,
education and support to parents and staff at the
Children’s Day School and Children’s Day Treatment Center; Consults
to Henry J. Austin Community Health Center, Trenton, N.J. regarding
implementation of Trauma Informed Care and Integration of Mental
Health into Primary Care • Organizations: APNA, Member of Child
and Adolescent Council, Leader Small Group on Special Interests;
NAPNAP, Member of Developmental Behavioral and Mental
Health Special Interest Group; NJSNA • Grants: none currently •
Presentations: Gaffney, K. (Oct., 2013) Aggression in Children, Causes
and Intervention, Presentation to professional psychiatric staff of Mill
Hill Family Center, Trenton, N.J., Gaffney, K. (April, 2014) Presentation
on Effects of Trauma on Brain Development, Presentation to Board,
Administration and Staff at Village Charter School, Trenton, N.J. • Margaret (Peg) Thorman Hartig, PhD, APRN,
Community Service: Princeton University, Princeton N.J., Princeton FNP-BC, FAANPC
Interns in Community Service (PICS) Program, Board Member and
Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner – Airport
Member of the Grants Committee, Intern Alumni Partner; Mercer
Health Station, Memphis International Airport.
County Medical Reserve Corps; University of Pennsylvania, PAC Net,
• Organizations: American Academy of Nurse
Member of Alumni Career Network
Practitioners; American Nurses Association;
Tennessee Nurses Association; Greater Memphis
Area Advanced Practice Nurses; Sigma Theta
J. Carolyn Graff, PhD, RN
Tau International Honor Society ; National
Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Professor; Director of the Ph.D. in Nursing Science
(NONPF); Healthy Memphis Common Table. • Grants
Program; Chief of Nursing, Boling Center for
(Educational): Patton, S.B., Ballard, C., Hartig, M. T., Migliorati,
Developmental Disabilities • Organizations:
C., Connor, P., & Hottel, T. Integration of Technology into
American Association on Intellectual and
Interprofessional Education (IPE). Division of Nursing (DN),
Developmental Disabilities; American Nurses
Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and
Association; American Public Health Association;
Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and
Council on the Advancement of Nursing Science;
Human Services (DHHS). Advanced Nursing Education (ANE)
Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association;
International Society of Nurses in Genetics; Mixed Methods Grant. ($1,110,513.00). • Presentations (Refereed): Hartig, M.T.,
International Research Association; Sigma Theta Tau International; Migliorati, C., Holder-Ballard, C., Patton, S. B., Britt, T. (2014).
Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies; Society of Interprofessional Collaboration for Oral Health Care: Bringing
Pediatric Nurses; Southern Nursing Research Society. • Grants Students and Faculty Together for Success. All Together Better
(Research): Education Experiences in the CANDLE Cohort Health VII. Annual Conference, June, 2014. Pittsburgh, Pa.;
(co-investigator); Use of Magnetoencephalography to Study Hartig, M.T. & Britt, T. (2014). Interprofessional Education
Socioemotional and Cognitive Development of CANDLE Initiatives: Getting Started. Saturday, April 5, 2014. National
Children (co-investigator); Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, 40th Annual Meeting,
Development and Learning in Early childhood (co-investigator). Denver, Co. • Publications: Johnson, P., Hartig, P.T., Frazier,
• Grants (Clinical): Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program R., Clayton, M., Oliver, G., Nelson, B.W., Williams-Cleaves, B.J.
(PI). • Presentations (Invited): Graff, C. (2013, June). Health care (in press) Engaging the faith-based resources to initiate and
ethics. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental support diabetes self –management among African-Americans:
Disabilities 137th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA; Graff, J.C., A collaboration of informal and formal systems of care. Health
Palmer, F.B. (2014). Life course theory and the CANDLE Study: Young Promotion Practice, Special Diabetes Supplement. Scholar One. •
children growing up in Memphis. An Interdisciplinary Community Reviewer: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners; Scholarly Inquiry for
Education (ICE) Workshop. Boling Center for Developmental Nursing. Special Appointments/Roles: Assistant Vice-Chancellor
Disabilities, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Feb. 21, for Community Engagement and Interprofessional Initiatives/
Memphis, Tenn. • Presentations (Refereed): Palmer, F.B., Murphy, Professor, College of Nursing. Faculty, HRSA traineeship
L.E., Graff, J.C., Whitaker, T.M., Tran, Q., Volgyi, E., Tylavsky, F.A. grant and course: Collaboration for Oral Care; Chair, UTHSC
(2014). Maternal adverse life events and child growth from birth to 4 Implementation for Health Care Challenge; Faculty Advisor,
years. 2014 Pediatric Academy Society/Asian Society for Pediatric Interprofessional Student Council; Member, UTHSC InterResearch Joint Meeting, May 3, Vancouver, British Columbia; Professional Education and Clinical Simulation Faculty Advisory
Tylavsky, F.A., Murphy, L.E., Graff, J.C., Palmer, F.B., Volgyi, E., Committee; Member, Director Search Committee-Health
a Commitment to
Dr. Peg Hartig Selected
to Chair Common Table
Health Alliance Board
eg Thorman Hartig, PhD, APRN-BC, FAANP will serve as the
2014-2016 Common Table Health Alliance Board (CTHA) Chair.
The CTHA board of directors oversees the programs and fiduciary
responsibilities of the organization.
CTHA is a regional health and health care improvement
collaborative made up of community organizations, coalitions and
individuals dedicated to improving health and well-being in the
community and achieving health equity.
Outcomes & Policy (IHOP); Participant, Strategic Planning Transplant Using Donors After Cardiac Death: A Single-Center
activities-HOPR Program; Chair, Community Service and Health Approach Providing Outcomes Comparable to Donation After
Fair Policy and Procedure Task Force; IPEH 905, Participated Brain Death. Exp Clin Transplant. 2013 Mar 11. doi: 10.6002/
in Respecting Choices Certification as a health care provider and ect.2012.0173.; Russell, C. L., Ashbaugh, C., Peace, L., Cetingok,
Instructor; UTHSC Representative, Colleges of Memphis Fellow; M., Hamburger, K. Q., Owens, S., Coffey, D., Webb, A., Hathaway,
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)-NP Outcomes D., Winsett, R. P., Madsen, R., & Wakefield, M. (2013). TimeToolkit Workgroup. • Honors: Plaque of Recognition for Service in-a-Bottle (TIAB) study: Patterns, predictors, and outcomes
on Diabetes For Life grant; Healthy Memphis Common Table • of medication adherence in adult kidney transplant recipients.
Community: Chair, Board of Directors – Common Table Health Clinical Transplantation, 27, E580–E590 DOI: 10.1111/ctr.12203;
Alliance; Chair (formerly, Healthy Memphis Common Table), Linda Ohler, Donna Hathaway, Rebecka Wulf, Katie Spiller, Paul
Fund-Raising Committee – Common Table Health Alliance; Mather. English as a Foreign Language: Reviewing and Editing
Member, Ambulatory Care Quality Improvement Workgroup Manuscripts. Nurse Author & Editor. Issue 2, Volume 23 June
Advisory Committee – Aligning Forces for Quality, Robert 2013 • Editorial Board: Progresses in Transplantation • Journal
Woods Johnson and Healthy Memphis Common Table; Advisory Reviewer: Progresses in Transplantation, Nursing Research,
Committee Member, Project Better Care, Healthy Memphis Research in Nursing and Health, Clinical Transplantation,
Common Table, Memphis and Bluff City Medical Societies and Nurse Educator, Journal of Professional Nursing • Special
BlueCross/Blue Shield Foundation; Member, Evaluation Team. Appointments/Roles: Chair, International Transplant Nurses
Diabetes for Life, Merck Foundation and Healthy Memphis Society, Transplant Nursing Scope and Standards Revision Task
Common Table; Member, Elder Maltreatment Workgroup, Plough Force; NIH/NINR Directors Advisory Council
Foundation; Planning Committee and Provider – Community
Health Fair; Secretary, McKenzie Park Homeowners Association
Donna Hathaway, PhD, RN, FAAN
UTHSC Distinguished Professor • Organizations:
International Transplant Nurses Society; American
Nurses Association, Fellow in the American
Academy of Nurses; American Nephrolog y
Nurses Association, North American Transplant
Coordinators Organization; Southern Nurses
Research Society; Sigma Theta Tau International;
Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows
Alumni Association • Grants (Research): NIH-NINR-F31/NRSA
training grant. “Dopaminergic Genetic Contributions to Obesity
in Kidney Transplant Recipients”. 2013-2015 (co-sponsors
with Y. Conley); SystemCHANGE: An RCT for Medication
Adherence in Kidney Transplant Recipients, R01 DK93592-01A1
($2,971522) 2014-2018 (co-PI with C. Russell) • Publications:
Vanatta J.M., Dean A.G., Hathaway D.K., Nair S., Modanlo K.A.,
Campos L., Nezakatgoo N., Satapathy S.K., Eason J.D. Liver
Irma O. Jordan, DNP, APN, FNP/PMHNP-BC,
Assistant Professor, DNP Program Director & PMH
Option Coordinator, Advanced Nursing Practice
and Doctoral Education • Organizations: Fellow,
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP);
AANP; American Psychiatric Nurses Association
(Expert Panel); National Organization of Nurse
Practitioner Faculty (NONPF); American Nurses
Association; Sigma Theta Tau; Tennessee Nurses
Association; Greater Memphis Area Advance Practice Nurses •
Presentations: Deweese, B. and Jordan, I.O. (June, 2014). Uniting
our voices: Creating an Advocacy Webinar Series for Tennessee
Nurses, AANP, Nashville, 2014. • Review Panels: American
Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Journal of the American Academy
of Nurse Practitioners; • Consultations: Safe-Med • Community
Service: Volunteer, Community Health Fairs
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Wendy M. Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC
Interim Dean and Associate Professor • Practice:
UTMG, Ob/Gyn Memphis, Tenn.; Executive
Director, The Center for HPV and Dysplasia (The
CHAD); Performs colposcopy, vulvoscopy, high
resolution anoscopy and other related procedures/
examinations for pre-invasive lower genital tract
disease. Treatment and/or referral as indicated. •
Organizations: International Society for the Study of
Vulvovaginal Diseases (Fellow); International Society for the Study of
Vulvovaginal Diseases North American Chapter; American Nurses
Association; Sigma Theta Tau; American Society of Colposcopy and
Cervical Pathology (Special Populations Committee Co-Chair);
Beta Theta Chapter of Sigma Tau (Chair of Research Committee) •
Presentations: (invited) Likes, W.M. (2013, Oct.). High Resolution
Anoscopy and HPV: an Innovative Approach to Anal Cancer.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arkansas
Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark. Likes, W.M. (2014). VIN in
the HIV Patient. American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical
Pathology, Scottsdale, Ariz. • Presentations: (Refereed) Santoso,
J.T. & Likes, W.M. (2014, April). Colposcopic Acetowhitening of
Vulvar Lesion: A Validity Study. Poster presented at the meeting
of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist,
Chicago, Ill. • Publications: Likes, W.M., Santoso, J.T., & Wan, J.
(2013). A cross-sectional analysis of lower genital tract intraepithelial
neoplasia in immune-compromised women with an abnormal
pap. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 287(4), 743-747. •
Editorial Board: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease • Journal
Reviewer: Journal of Sexual Medicine; Clinical Journal of Nursing
Oncology; International Journal of Gynecology and Oncology;
Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatal Nursing • Review
Panels: American Nursing Foundation (grants); International
Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases (abstracts) • Special
Appointments/Roles: College of Allied Health External Advisory
Board; International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease
Fellow; American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology,
Colposcopy Mentor; American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical
Pathology, Co-Chair Special Populations Committee; Tennessee
Women’s Health Report Card
Carol A Lockhart, PhD, RN, FAAN
(Professor, Department of Advanced Practice and
Doctoral Studies) • Practice: Health policy and
program development • Organizations: Fellow,
American Academy of Nursing; American Nurses
Association; Sigma Theta Tau; American and
Arizona Public Health Association • Review
Panels: American Academy of Nursing, Edge
Runners Review Panel – identifying and publicizing
innovative work in nursing; • Consultations: Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at
University of New Mexico to analyze and evaluate the integration
of health policy within and between the DNP and PhD in Nursing
programs at the College of Nursing with local and national
recommendations. • Community Service: Grant Reviewer,
Arizona Community Foundation-scholarships for nurses and
funding for community based health programs; Case Western
Reserve University, Bolton School of Nursing Visitors Committee.
Donna Lynch-Smith, DNP, ACNP-BC, APN,
Assistant Professor • Organizations: Sigma Theta Tau
(Beta Theta Chapter at Large) and (Iota Chapter);
American Association of Nurse Practitioners;
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner
Faculties; Society of Critical Care Medicine;
American Association of Critical Care Nurses and
American Association for Respiratory Care • Special
Appointments/Roles: Institutional Review Board
University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Faculty Senate
and Clinical Affairs • Community Service: Institutional Review
Board Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Jill S. Detty Oswaks, CRNA, DNSc
Associate Professor & Director, Nurse Anesthesia
Option) • Organizations: American Association of
Nurse Anesthetists, Tennessee Association of Nurse
Anesthetists, American Society for Professionals in
Patient Safety; Society for Simulation in Health Care;
Improvement Science Research Network; Sigma
Theta Tau International • Grants (Educational):
Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship Grant. USPHS. •
Presentations: (Invited) Detty Oswaks, J.S., Fallacaro, M., Walker,
J, & O’Sullivan, C. (Feb. 2013). The Capstone Project Discussion.
AANA Assembly of School of School Faculty Practice Doctorate
Workshop. Tucson, Ariz.. Detty Oswaks, J.S., Fallacaro, M.,
O’Sullivan, C. & Walker, J. (Feb. 2013). The Capstone Project. AANA
Assembly of School of School Faculty Practice Doctorate Workshop.
Tucson, Arizona. Detty Oswaks, J. S. (Feb. 2013). Cornerposts:
What Do You Want Your Graduates to Look Like? AANA Assembly
of School Faculty Practice Doctorate Workshop. Tucson, Ariz. •
Journal Reviewer: Nursing Outlook • Special Appointments/
Roles: COA Accreditation Onsite Chair Reviewer; Sigma Theta
Tau International Foundation for Nursing Committee; Memphis
Student Nurse Anesthetist Foundation
Division $1,110,513 • Honors: 2013 Loretta C. Ford Distinguished
Fellow Award Nominee • University Service: DNP Progressions
Committee, DNP Admissions Committee, DNP Option Coordinators
Committee, Faculty Organization Secretary, UTHSC Faculty Senate,
GME Patient and Resident Safety/Simulation Subcmtee. (Board of
Directors) • Honors: TANA 2010 Practitioner of the Year Award •
Community Service: Memphis Airport Tri-Annual Disaster Training
Psychiatric Hospital Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Advanced Practice
Nursing, and Social Work Staff, Tulsa, Okla. (2 sessions/2 hours each);
Plummer, S. (Feb., 2014) Podium Presentation to the Rolling Hills
Psychiatric Hospital Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Advanced Practice
Nursing, and Social Work Staff, Tulsa, Okla. (3 sessions/2 hours each);
Plummer, S. (Oct., 2013) Substance use disorders in the returning
veteran with PTSD. Podium Presentation to the Laureate Psychiatry
Clinic and Hospital; Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Staff,
Tulsa, Okla. (90 minutes); Plummer, S. (Sept., 2013) The new listing for
post-traumatic stress disorder within the dsm-5. Podium Presentation
Stephanie A. Plummer DNP, APRN,
to the Grove, Okla. Free Clinic Staff, Grove, Okla. (2 hours); Plummer,
S. (Aug, 2013) The depersonalization and derealization of dissociative
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Primary Care
episodes in post-traumatic stress disorder. Podium Presentation to the
and Psychiatry • Practice: Veterans Healthcare System
Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks Mid-Level Psychiatry Staff,
of the Ozarks - Fayetteville VAMC Community Based
Fayetteville, Ark. (2 hours); Plummer, S. (July, 2013) Moving forward
Outpatient Rural Clinics of Jay, Okla., in-person &
to dsm-5. Podium Presentation to the Jack C. Montgomery VAMC
Ozark, Ark., via video-teleconferencing – provide
Mid-Level Psychiatry Staff, Muskogee, Okla. (2 hours); Plummer, S.
comprehensive mental health care to veterans of all
(June, 2013) What happened to the multi-axial? Podium Presentation
ages but mostly younger Veterans returning from
to the Jack C. Montgomery VAMC Mid-Level Psychiatry Staff,
Iraq and Afghanistan in small rural primary care VA
Muskogee, Okla. (2 hours); Plummer, S. (May, 2013) From dsm-iv to
clinics in which the integration of primary care and mental health dsm-5: the who, where, what, how and why? Podium Presentation to
is the standard care model. • Organizations: American Psychiatric Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks Mid-Level Psychiatry Staff,
Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Oklahoma Fayetteville, Ark. (2 hours) • Reviewer: Telemental Health Policies
Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau-Gamma and Procedures for the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks and
Tau, Neuroscience Educational Institute, International Society of VISN 16 (2010-present). • Review Panels: APNA Recovery Council
Psychiatric Nurses • Grants (Educational): Enhancement of Mental 2011-present; APNA Recovery Steering Committee 2011-present •
Health/Substance Use Education and Practice in an Advanced Special Appointments/Roles: Veterans Healthcare System of the
Education Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, RO73875018, HRSA Ozarks Fayetteville VAMC: Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing
(Faculty College of Nursing) • Presentations: (Invited) Plummer, S., Peer Review Committee; Nursing Professional Standards Board;
Harris, T., Oakley, S. (April, 2014) Wiping the stigma of mental health Ethics Committee; American Heart Association Basic Cardiac
disorders out of the minds of healthcare workers. Podium Presentation Life Support Instructor; Mentor for Psychiatric DNP student from
to the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College LPN to RN Student Texas Woman’s University – Institute of Health Sciences, Houston,
Group, Grove, Okla. (2 hours); Plummer, S. (March, 2014) As we Texas; Mentor for Psychiatric DNP students from UTHSC – CON
move forward into the dsm-5. Podium Presentation to the Brookhaven Memphis, Tenn.; American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Recovery
Susan B. Patton, DNSc, APRN, PPCNP-BC,
Professor, Pediatric and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Concentration Coordinator • Certification: Primary
Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner ANCC; Advanced
Forensic Nurse ANCC • Practice: East Arkansas
Medical Clinic, Forrest City, Ark.; General Pediatrics
and Care of Abused Children. Kids for the Future:
Developmental Pediatrics. • Organizations: Arkansas
Nurses Association, National Academies of Practice;
International Association of Forensic Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau
International; American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. •
Presentations: (Refereed) Hartig, M.T., Migliorati, C., HolderBallard, C., Patton, S. B., Britt, T. (2014). Interprofessional
Collaboration for Oral Health Care: Bringing Students and Faculty
Together for Success. All Together Better Health VII. International
Conference, June 7, 2014. Pittsburgh, PA. • Grants (Educational):
Susan Patton PI; Integration of Technology into Interprofessional
Education (IPE) grant from HRSA Advanced Nursing Education
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Council; American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Recovery Steering presented at I SimpГіsio Internacional AMIB de Enfermagem em
Committee; Health Policies & Procedures Committee, VA - VISN 16 • Terapia Intensiva & VI Fórum de Enfermagem AMIB/ABENTI,
Honors: National Nursing Education Initiative Scholarship – Veterans San Paulo, Brazil; Thompson, C. (2013, June 28). Safe and effective
Health Administration (2008-2010) • Consultations: Grove, Okla., patient mobilization in ICU. Paper presented at I Simpósio
Free Clinic, Grand Lake Mental Health of Grove, Okla. • Community Internacional AMIB de Enfermagem em Terapia Intensiva &
Service: Grove Free Clinic, Grove, Okla., Volunteer Community First VI FГіrum de Enfermagem AMIB/ABENTI, San Paulo, Brazil;
Thompson, C. (2013, July 13). Pain in ICU. Inaugural Address
Aid/CPR/BLS Instructor for the Lay Person
for Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellows, University of Tennessee
Health Science Center, College of Medicine; Thompson, C.
(2013, Sept. 13). PAD implications to critical care clinicians. Paper
Lisa Rinsdale DNP, APRN-BC, CNE, JD
presented at Chinese Critical Care Conference 2013, Shanghai,
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Primary Care Concentration
China; Thompson, C. (2013, Sept. 13). Nursing’s new role in
• Practice: Advanced Pediatric Health Assessment,
multidisciplinary team. Paper presented at Chinese Critical Care
Red Robin’s Academy • Organizations: Sigma Theta
2013, Shanghai, China; Thompson, C. (2013, Sept.
Tau, American Nurses’ Association, Florida Nurses’
science of sedation in the ICU. Paper presented
Association, Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice
at 23rd Congreso Argentino de Terapia Intensiva, Mendoza,
Nurses • Consultations: Lakeland Regional Medical
Argentina; Thompson, C. (2013, Sept. 20). Managing pain and
Center, Lakeland, Fla. Formalization of Program to
delirium in ICU. Paper presented at 23rd Congreso Argentino
Reduce Lateral Violence Between Health Care Providers •
Community Service: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Ethics Committee, de Terapia Intensiva, Mendoza, Argentina; Thompson, C. (2013,
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Advanced Practice Committee, Smoking Sept. 22). Delirium. Paper presented at 23rd Congreso Argentino
Prevention Program, Farmington Elementary (Germantown, Tenn.), de Terapia Intensiva, Mendoza, Argentina; Thompson, C. (2013,
Memphis Grizzlies, Grannies and Grandpas (numerous programs on Oct. 24). Analgesia and sedation. Paper presentation at Mexican
physical activity and older adults throughout the Greater Memphis Area) Society of Critical Care Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico;
Thompson, C. (2013, Oct. 24). Fever: Nursing critical thinking.
Paper presentation at Mexican Society of Critical Care Conference,
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Thompson, C. (2013, Oct. 24). Ethics in
Cheryl Cummings Stegbauer, PhD, RN, APN,
critical care. Paper presentation at Mexican Society of Critical Care
Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Thompson, C. (2013, Nov.
8). Early mobility: How, when and why? Paper presented at XVIII
Professor • Practice: Worksite smoking cessation
Congresso Brasileiro de Medicina Intensiva, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
program • Organizations: American Academy of Nurse
Thompson, C. (2013, Nov. 8). Intensive Care Nursing Research:
Practitioners; American Nurses Association & Tennessee
International Vision. Paper presented at XVIII Congresso Brasileiro
Nurses Association; North American Menopause Society;
de Medicina Intensiva, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Thompson, C. (2013,
Sigma Theta Tau International; International Philosophy
Nov. 8). Insights from Critical Care Medicine. Paper presented
of Science Society • Publications: Campbell, L., Stegbauer,
at XVIII Congresso Brasileiro de Medicina Intensiva, Rio de
C., & Stroube, W. (Summer, 2013). Lessons from History:
Janeiro, Brazil; Thompson, C.(2014, Feb. 27). ABCDE Bundle
the 1665 Plague in Eyam England. Texas Journal of
Public Health. • Community Service: Dr. Stegbauer is on the Planning with multi-professional team. Paper presented at Japanese Society
Committee for the 2014 Methodist Foundation Cancer Center Luncheon Intensive Care Medicine, Kyoto, Japan; Thompson, C. (2014,
April 23). Awesome practiced daily! Paper presented at National
Conference for Nurse Practitioners, Chicago, Ill., USA; Thompson,
C. (2014, May 19). Complex pain and sedation management. Paper
Carol Thompson PhD, DNP, ACNP, FNP
presented at American Association of Critical Care Nurses API/
Professor ACC Department • Practice: Methodist
conference, Denver, Colorado. • Publications: Thompson, C.
University Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.: Acute Care
Arterial puncture or cannulation. In Kosmoski-Goepfert, K.
Nurse Practitioner • Organizations: Society
(Ed.). Integrating adult-gerontology acute care skills and procedures
of Critical Care Medicine (President then
into nurse practitioner curricula (pp.72-73). Washington, D.C.:
Immediate Past President); American Association
Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty; Thompson, C.
of Critical Care Nursing; American Academy
tube insertion & removal. In Kosmoski-Goepfert, K.
of Nursing (Fellow); American Association of
(Ed.). Integrating adult-gerontology acute care skills and procedures
Nurse Practitioners (Fellow); American College of
Critical Care Medicine (Fellow); National Organization of Nurse into nurse practitioner curricula (pp.98-99). Washington, D.C.:
Practitioner Faculty; Sigma Theta Tau International; National National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty. • Journal
League of Nursing • Presentations: (Invited) Thompson, C. (2013, • Reviewer: AACN Advanced Critical Care; American Journal
June 24). Managing pain and delirium in ICU. Paper presented of Critical Care; Critical Care Medicine; Journal of American
at Central American & Caribbean Society COCECATI meeting, Academy of Nurse Practitioners • Community Service: President
Costa Rica; Thompson, C. (2013, June 28). Pain management. Paper Society of Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Carol Thompson Named
1 of 15 Great Acute Care
Nursing Professors
arol Thompson, PhD, DNP, ACNP, FNP, FCCM, FAANP, was selected as one of the
“15 Great Acute Care Nursing Professors” on,
an online resource for prospective students interested in the nursing field.
The list is comprised of outstanding professors in their field.
Lorena M. Thompson, CRNA, DNP
M.N. Mental health in male caregivers of persons with end-stage
renal disease, Beta Theta Chapter at-large. • Presentations: (Invited)
Wicks, M. N. (2014, June). Improving family caregiver outcomes
through theory-guided clinical research. University of Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg, Miss.; Wicks, M.N. (2014, April). Embrace
your leadership legacy. Beta Theta at-Large Chapter, Sigma Theta
Tau International, Inc. Induction Speaker. Baptist Memorial
Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.; Wicks, M.N. (2013, Oct.). Recruiting
and retaining African-Americans in clinical research. Research
Coordinators Forum, University of Tennessee Chattanooga College
of Medicine, Chattanooga, Tenn. • Presentations: (Refereed) Waller,
M., & Wicks, M. (2014, Feb.). Addressing culture in HIV prevention
for African-American women. Poster presented at the meeting
of Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, San Antonio,
• Publications: (Refereed): Bryant, K., Newsome Wicks, M.,
Mona Newsome Wicks PhD, RN, FAAN
& Willis, N. (2013). Recruitment of older African-American males
Professor • Organizations: American Academy
for depression research: Lessons learned. Archives of Psychiatric
of Nursing (Fellow; Co-Chair Abstract Review
Nursing, 28(1), 17-20. • Editorial Board: Health Behavior and Policy
Committee; Member, Conference Planning
Review; Journal of Nursing Education • Journal Reviewer: Nursing
Committee; Member, Expert Panel on Cultural
Outlook; Research in Nursing and Health; Journal of Nursing
Competence and Health Equity); Southern Nursing
Education; Nephrology Nursing Journal; American Journal of Health
Research Society (State Liaison); American and
Behavior; Health Behavior and Policy Review • Review Panels: CoTennessee Nurses Associations; Sigma Theta Tau
Chair, Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1 ), Center for Scientific Review,
International, Inc. (Beta Theta Chapter-at-Large,
National Institutes of Health, Building Infrastructure Leading to
Newsletter Editor and Member, Awards and Scholarship Committee); Diversity (BUILD) planning grants, July 22-23, 2013. • Special
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow Alumni Appointments/Roles: Chair, Board of Trustees, Memphis Mental
Association; Sigma Xi (Associate Member); American Nephrology Health Institute • Community Service: Board of Directors, Tennessee
Nurses Association • Grants (Research): Williams, L.A. & Wicks, Action Coalition; Board of Directors
Associate Professor and Assistant Director of
Clinical Education: Anesthesia Option • Practice:
Medical Anesthesia Group; Certified Registered
Nurse Anesthetist; responsible for all aspects of
anesthesia care, UTMG; Certified Registered Nurse
Anesthetist in obstetric unit • Organizations:
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists;
Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists; Sigma
Theta Tau. • Special Appointments/Roles: Recently appointed as a
member of the onsite review team for the Council of Accreditation
from the AANA
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Alise Farrell MSN, RN, CPN, CNL
Instructor • Organizations: Society of Pediatric
Nurses – National Chapter Development Board,
Local Board • Presentations(Refereed): Podium
presentation entitled Simulated Room of Errors at the
Tennessee Alliance on Simulation in Nov. 2013; podium
presentation at the Clinical Nurse Leader Summit in
Jan. 2014 entitled, Improving Model A and Model C
CNL certification pass rates; poster presentation for
the Society of Pediatric Nurses annual conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.,
Innovations in pediatric nursing clinical education utilizing the Dedicated
Education Unit • Reviewer: Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEXRN® examination • Special Appointments/Roles: Clinical Coordinator,
IPECS: Interprofessional Education and Clinical Simulation Center
Core Project Team; IPECS Simulation Operations Advisory Committee
• Community Service: One by One local leadership board
Brenda Hill, MSN, RN, PNP-BC, CNL
(Instructor) • Organizations: Sigma Theta Tau
International, Membership ambassador for Beta
Theta Chapter-at-Large, Society of Pediatric Nurses
• Presentations: Farrell, A., Hill, B., Webb, S., Cardell,
B., & Reed, A. (2014). Innovations in pediatric nursing
clinical education utilizing the Dedicated Education
Unit. Poster presentation. Society of Pediatric Nurses
24th Annual Conference. April 10-13. Scottsdale, Ariz.
• Community Service: Highland Church of Christ Children’s and
Teen Ministries volunteer
BSN/MSN Programs Department
Trina Barrett MSN, RN, CCRN
Instructor • Organizations: Sigma Theta Tau
International Honor Society, Beta Theta Chapter-atLarge, Student Faculty Counselor • Presentations:
Invited speaker at UTHSC 2014 Nursing Pinning
Ceremony. • Community Service: Volunteer at the
Church Health Center
Hallie Bensinger, MSN, FNP, RNC, APRN
Assistant Professor • Organizations: Sigma Theta Tau
International Nursing Honor Society local Beta Theta
Chapter-at-Large – Vice President; American Society
of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology member;
Society for Simulation in Healthcare, member •
Grants (Research): A study with Methodist Nurse
Residency Program testing critical thinking and
educational game, “Ponder™ The Socratic Way”
(formerly “What Would Socrates Think?”) currently under way.
“Critical Thinking Challenge — Teaching Outside the Box” completed
and submitted for publication • Presentations: Live demonstration
presented at the International Medical Simulation in Health Care
Virtual Environment Showcase, San Francisco, Calif., Jan. 2014. Poster
presentation “The Call Light Game: An Innovative Way to Engage
Students in Learning” presented at the International Simulation
in Healthcare Society Annual Conference in San Francisco, Calif.,
Jan. 2014. Lunch and Learn presentation on entrepreneurship to
Bioworks, Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 2013. • Special Appointments/
Roles: RN to BSN Coordinator. Appointed Chairperson to the
Bylaws Committee. • Honors: Sigma Theta Tau Beta Theta Chapterat-Large Excellence in Teaching Award 2013; International Medical
Simulation in Health Care Virtual Environment Showcase, San
Francisco, Calif, Jan. 2014 Runner-Up Best in Show Faculty Division
for “The Call Light Game”; Recognized for licensing product,
“Ponder™ The Socratic Way” (formerly “What Would Socrates Think?”
at the UTRF Awards Luncheon, Dec. 2013. • Community Service:
Working with the Relative Caregiver Program to coordinate nursing
student involvement. Volunteer nurse at the Audubon Society
Annual Hummingbird Festival Sept., 2013. Volunteer and member
in charitable genealogical societies. Member of BSN/MSN Faculty
and UTHSC CON Faculty. Serve on the College of Nursing Board
of Alumni, served on the Admissions Committee
Christie Cavallo, MSN, RN
Instructor • Organizations: Sigma Theta Tau
International, National League of Nursing •
Presentations: (Invited) Skills presentation for
Medical Students and Physician Assistant Students •
Special Appointments/Roles: BSN/MSN Instructor,
Cares Committee, Skills Task Force • Community
Service: Member of EastPoint Church, volunteer at
Calvary Rescue Mission Feed the Homeless
Laura M. Long, MSN, MA, RN
Instructor • Organizations: Tennessee Nurses
Tommie L. Norris, DNS, RN
Associate Dean/Chair • Organizations: Sigma Theta
Tau International Nursing Honor Society; Beta Theta
Chapter-at-Large; Tennessee Nurses Foundation;
American Nurses Association; Tennessee Nurses
Association • Grants (Research): Health Resources and
Service Administration (HRSA), Nursing Workforce
Diversity $814,100.00. • Publications: Norris, T.L.,
(2014). Peterson’s Guide to Nursing Programs: Master’s
Degree Programs • Presentations (peer reviewed): Norris, T.L., Story,
E. (2014, Oct.). More diverse nurses for a more diverse healthcare
population. Presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
Region 8 Conference, Murfreesboro, Tenn. (pending); Norris, T.L.,
Story, E. (2014, Feb.) Producing a More Diverse, Culturally Competent
Nursing Workforce That Can Adapt to the Nation’s Changing Population
and Health Care Needs. Podium presentation at the 2014 AACN’s
Master’s Education Conference, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Norris, T.L., Story,
E. (2013, Oct.) Producing a culturally competent nursing workforce
whose diversity is representative of the population of Tennessee. Poster
presented at the 2013 TNA/TASN Annual Convention, Murfreesboro,
Tenn. • Editorial Reviews: 2014 QSEN National Forum Abstract
Reviewer; Porth’s Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States
Reviewer; Tenn. Nurses Association Annual Convention; AACN
Master’s Education Conference; AACN CNL Summit • Special
Appointments/Roles: Promise of Nursing Campaign 2015 Steering
Committee; Vanderbilt School of Nursing Strategic Planning 2014;
ATI and Ascend Learning; RN Content Mastery Series (CMS) 2013
National Standard Setting Study; 2013-2014 AACN Master’s Education
Conference Planning Committee; Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education (CCNE) Evaluator • Community Service: Backpack Health
Fair-Suggs Park-Collierville, Tenn.; Healthier Tennessee Program;
Georgian Hills Elementary School-Adopt a School
Keevia Yvette Porter, DNP, NP-C
Assistant Professor • Organizations: Tennessee Nurses
Association (TNA); American Nurses Association
(ANA); Sigma Theta Tau; National League of
Nursing (NLN); Greater Memphis Area Advanced
Practice Nurse (GMAAPN); American Public Health
Association (APHA) • Presentations (Refereed): (Jan.,
2014). Using a brochure assignment to market Model A
& Model C CNL graduate roles. Clinical Nurse Leader
(CNL) Summit. Anaheim, Calif. (oral). • Journal Reviewer: Journal
of Family Violence; Journal of Public Health Nursing • Community
Service: YWCA Executive Board Member
Kathy Putman MSN, RN
Instructor • Organizations: Sigma Theta Tau
International Nursing Honor Society; American
Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) • Community
Service: Mission/Medical to Romania and Haiti;
volunteer for Martin Luther King Day at Civil Rights
Museum; Faculty volunteer Convoy of Hope to
underserved and homeless in Memphis; Volunteer
at Elmwood Historical Cemetery. • Certifications:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Jacqueline Sharp, MSN, RN
Instructor • Organizations: Sigma Theta Tau
International Nursing Honor Society, Tennessee
Nurses Association, American Nurses Association,
NAMI • Honors: Nominated for Excellence in
Teaching Award 2013/2014 • Special Appointments/
Roles: BSN Option Coordinator • Community
Service: volunteer for NAMI in Memphis, Tenn.
Jamie A. Smith, DHEd, RN, CNN
Assistant Professor • Organizations: American
Nephrology Nurses Association, American Association
of Critical Care Nurses, American Nurses Association,
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Tennessee
Nurses Association, Association of Black Nursing
Faculty • Special Appointments/Roles: Faculty Advisor
of Student Nurses Association, CON representative for
Committee of Academic Ceremonies, UTHSC Faculty
Senate • Community Service: Community Health Fairs Volunteer
Beth Tobey, MSN, FNP-BC
Instructor • Organizations: American Association of
Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association,
Sigma Theta Tau International, Tennessee Nurses
Association, Greater Memphis Area Advanced
Practice Nurses Association, •
Community Service: Collierville First Baptist
Church Preschool Program
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Melody Waller, MSN, RN
Academics and Education
Instructor • Organizations: Association of Women’s
Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses; Sigma
Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society;
Southern Nursing Research Society • Presentations:
(Refereed): Abstract accepted and presented as
podium presentation “A Simulated Room of Errors”.
Tennessee Simulation Alliance Annual Conference,
Simulation: Practice and Education Come Together,
Nashville, Tenn.; Abstract accepted and presented as poster
presentation “Addressing culture in HIV prevention for AfricanAmerican women: A review of literature.” Southern Nursing Research
Society Annual Conference. San Antonio, Texas; Abstract accepted
for poster presentation “Expansion of the nurse’s role in prevention:
Educating working mothers about the Affordable Care Act to promote
breastfeeding.” National Association of Neonatal Nurses Annual
Conference. Phoenix, Ariz. • Special Appointments/Roles: CMAST
Sandbox Tester for Campus Curriculum Mapping Software. • Honors:
SGAEC Excellence in Teaching Award 2013-2014 • Community
Service: Faculty Advisor for Black Student Association; Memphis
District Senior Olympics; Africa in April Interprofessional Health Fair
A practical guide. (2nd ed). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett; Webb,
S., & Norris, T. L. (2013). A Case Study. The Dedicated Education Unit:
Innovative model for preparing preceptors for CNL clinical experiences.
In J. Harris and L. Roussel (Eds). Initiating and sustaining the clinical
nurse leader role: A practical guide. (2nd ed). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones
and Bartlett; Webb, S., & Norris, T. L. (2013). A Case Study. Preceptor
role satisfaction on a DEU. In J. Harris and L. Roussel (Eds). Initiating
and sustaining the clinical nurse leader role: A practical guide. (2nd
ed). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett
Advanced Practice Certification Pass Rates
DNP Concentration
2011-2013 Average
100% (MSN)
Psych Mental Health NP
Nurse Anesthesia
Loretta Alexia Williams, RN
Instructor • Organizations: Sigma Theta Tau
International Beta Theta Chapter-at-Large; American
Nurses Association; Tennessee Nurses Association;
Southern Nursing Research Society; Tennessee Action
Coalition Education Committee • Grants (Research):
$3,000.00 Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Theta
Chapter At-Large Grant. • Presentations: (Invited)
Betts, V. T. & Williams, L. A. (2013, Nov.). Mental
health policy and the nursing profession. University of Tennessee
Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Williams, L. A. (2013, Dec.).
Honor, Obligation, and Opportunity. Sigma Theta Tau International
Honor Society Induction Keynote Address, Memphis, Tenn.
Sherry Webb DNSc, RN, CNL, NEA-BC
L. A. (2013, Oct.). Presentation of Institute of Medicine
Assistant Professor • Organizations: Sigma Theta
Jonas Scholar Project. Jonas Nursing Leadership
Tau International Beta Theta Chapter-at-Large •
D.C. • Presentations: (Refereed) Williams,
Presentations (refereed): Farrell, A., Hill, B., Webb, S.,
L. A. (2013, Feb.). Poster Presentation for Abstract. Southern Nursing
Cardell, B., & Reed, A. Innovations in pediatric nursing
Research Society Annual Conference, Little Rock, Ark. • Publications:
clinical education utilizing the Dedicated Education
L. A. & Wicks, M. N. (2013, Feb.). A hidden population of
Unit. Poster presentation at the Society of Pediatric
men caring for relatives with end-stage renal disease.
Nurses 24th SPN Conference. Scottsdale, Ariz. April 10Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Little Rock,
13, 2014; Webb, S., & Farrell, A. Improving Model A and
Model C CNL certification rates. Podium presentation at the AACN Ark. Harris-Beard, T., Williams, L.A., & Wicks, M.N. (In Review).
Clinical Nurse Leader Summit. Anaheim, Calif. Jan. 16-18, 2014; Predictors of burden in caregivers of patients with end-stage renal
McKeon, L., Webb, S., Pavlic, D., & Elliot, M. Developing Professional disease. Research in Nursing and Health. Williams, L. A. & Wicks, M. N.
Entry Faculty to Teach Model C Clinical Nurse Leader Students. • (In Progress). Black caregiver’s mental health symptoms in the context
Publications: Webb, S., & McKeon, L. (in press). Model for preparing of hemodialysis. Nephrology Nursing. Betts, V.T., Tullai-McGuinness,
faculty to teach Model C Clinical Nurse Leader students. Journal of S. & Williams, L.A. (2014). Serving the public through policy and
Nursing Education; Norris, T.L. & Webb, S. (2013). A Case Study. politics. Nurses Making Policy from Bedside to Boardroom, Edited by
Preceptor Use of Portfolios for Career Advancement. In J. Harris and Rebecca M. Patton, Margarete L. Zalon and Ruth Ludwick, Springer
L. Roussel (Eds). Initiating and sustaining the clinical nurse leader role: Publishing. • Community Service: Tennessee Action Coalition
Education Committee
NCLEX-RN Pass Rates for First Time Takers
*2014 data reflects UTHSC May graduates, and national pass rates through June 2014
2014 College of Nursing Faculty/Staff
UTHSC Distinguished Professor
Michael A. Carter, DNSc, DNP, FNP/GNP-BC, FAAN
Donna K. Hathaway, PhD, RN, FAAN
Patricia A. Cowan, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
J. Carolyn Graff, PhD, RN, FAAID
PhD Program Director
Margaret Thorman Hartig, PhD, APRN-BC, FAANP
Carol A. Lockhart, PhD, RN, FAAN
Sheila D. Melander, DSN, ACNP, FCCM, FAANP
Tommie Norris, DNS, RN
Associate Dean/Chair, BSN/MSN Department
Susan B. Patton, DNSc, PNP-BC, APN
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Concentration Coordinator
Cynthia Russell, PhD, RN
Interim Associate Dean/Chair, Advanced Practice
and Doctoral Studies Department
Mona Newsome Wicks, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
Anne W. Alexandrov, PhD, RN, CCRN, ANVP-BC,
Kristen H. Archbold, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Research
Jacqueline Burchum, DNSc, FNP-BC, APN, CNE
Interim FNP Concentration Coordinator
Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC
Interim Dean
Linda Mefford, PhD, APN, NNP-BC, RNC-NIC, FCN
Assistant Professor
Dwayne Accardo, DNP, CRNA
Interim Director of Nurse Anesthesia Option
Bobby Bellflower, DNSc, NNP
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Concentration Coordinator
Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC
Thomas Cooper, DNP, ACNP, FNP
Tracy L. Huffstatler, DNP, ACNP
Diana Hunt, DNP, CRNA, CCH
Ragan Johnson, DNP, FNP
DNP Program Director, PMH Concentration Coordinator
D. Allan Lovern, DNP, MS, CRNA
Assistant Director of Nurse Anesthesia Concentration
Donna Lynch-Smith, DNP, RN, NE-BC, ACNP-BC, APN
Adult Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Concentration Coordinator
Emma Murray, DNP, ACNP
Tara O’Brien, PhD, RN, CNE
Stephanie A. Plummer, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Keevia Porter, DNP, NP-C, RN
Laura Reed, DNP, FNP
Lisa Rinsdale, DNP, RN, PNP-BC, CNE, JD
Jami A. Smith, DHEd, RN
Sherry Webb, DNSc, RN, CNL, NEA-BC
Trina Barrett, MSN, RN, CCRN
Christie Cavallo, MSN, RN
Stacy Emerson, MSN, EdD(c), FNP-BC
Nancy Alise Farrell, MSN, RN
Kathy Gaffney, MSN, PMHCNS, PNP-BC
Brenda Hill, MSN, RN, PNP-BC, CNL
Kathy Putman, MSN, RN
Jacqueline Sharp, MSN, RN
Beth Tobey, MSN, FNP-BC
Melody Waller, MSN, RN
Loretta �Alexia’ Williams, PhD(c), RN
Emeritus Faculty
Kay Engelhardt, PhD, FAAN
Veronica Engle, PhD, RN, GNP, AHN, LADS, FGSA, FAAN
Dianne Greenhill, EdD, EdS, MS
Susan Jacob, PhD, BSN, MSN
Sarah Mynatt, EdD, MS
Carol Panicucci, PhD
Elinor F. Reed, EdS, MSN, BSN
Cheryl Cummings Stegbauer, PhD, APN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Carol L. Thompson, PhD, DNP, ACNP, FNP, FCCM, FAANP
Peggy Veeser, EdD
College of Nursing Staff
Victoria Y. Bass, CPA
Assistant Dean, Finance & Administration
Trimika L. Bowdre, MPH, PhD
Shawn Boyd, MPS
Roylynn Germain
Jada Harding
Yolanda Hibbler
Laura Beth Homonnay, BBA
Ramona Jackson, BA
April Jones, BA
Florine Jones, BPS, CPS
Harriet Lang
Belinda Loyd, CAP
Daniel McGarry
Jamie Overton, MAEd
Director of Student Affairs
Lyniel Smith, MBA
Erwin Davison, MBA
Jacqueline L. Trice
Practice Programs
Regena Steward, RN
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DNP-Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Coordinators/Preceptors and Mentors 2013-2014
From Left: Laura Talbot,
Marissa Mayores, Jamelle Jones
From Left: Laura Talbot, Robert N.
Rayder, Jean Szorady, Jason Casey
From Left: Laura Talbot, Jean Szorady,
Jason Casey
From Left: Laura Talbot, Elllie Reese,
Allison Ross
2014 Preceptors of the Year
DNP Robert N. Rayder, MD
Martha Ballard, DNP
Nominated by Jean Szorady
Nominated by Jason Casey
“Gifted diagnostician, patient advocate, natural teacher.”
“He has retained and willingly shares his knowledge of evidence-based
medicine on a multitude of diagnostic information, from gastro-intestinal
problems to infant illnesses.”
“Dr. Ballard is a role model by helping strengthening the clinical knowledge
of students ... through her evidence-based practice approach to primary
health care”
“She is an amazing preceptor!”
Marissa Mayores
Ellie Reese
Nominated by Allison Ross
Nominated by Jamelle Jones
“Outstanding mentor, role model, true leader, enthusiastic teacher”
“Her passion for practicing and teaching the CNL role drives her to be
thorough, organized, and to diligently follow through with important tasks.”
BSN Njeri Cooper
“Excellent nurse, passion for teaching, patient, great mentor”
“She’s extremely organized, thorough, and has great skills as a proactive nurse.”
Angela Winfield
Nominated by Maria Tucci and Cory Wilbanks
Nominated by Ryain Alexander and Marissa Lowe
“Strong supporter of education, the nurse many aspire to be, precise, confident” “Contagious compassion for nursing, stimulates critical thinking, instills
“She utilizes her extensive knowledge of evidence-based practice and
hospital policies to thoroughly explain the reasoning behind protocols and “I was impressed with her strong emphasis on medication safety, patient
methods of practice.”
advocacy, and the overall well-being of the mother and child.”
Preceptors’ Demographics Report
Ms. Danielle Aldridge
Ms. Susan Anderson
Mrs. Laurel Andrechak
Ms. Susan Andrews
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
Dr. Martha Ballard
Dr. William Bartz
Mrs. Rachel Best
Dr. Harold Betton
Ms. Sylvia Blanchard
Ms. Robin Bledsoe
Mrs. Shelia BlevinsCrisler
Dr. Richard T. Bowden
Ms. Allison Meredith
Dr. Charlene Brown
Mr. Robert Brown
Dr. W. David Bryan
Ms. Amy Bryant
Ms. Tina Butler
Ms. Christine Byrer
Dr. James Byrum
Dr. Barry Carroll
Dr. (Louis) Adolph Casal
Mrs. April Coe-Hout
Dr. Jo Collins
Mrs. Lacey Conaway
Mr. Thomas Cooper
Mr. Michael Cope
Ms. Staci Cownover
Dr. Stephanie Cross
Dr. Noel Duplantier
Dr. Charles Feild
Dr. Kathryn Fiandt
Mrs. Martha Fields
Ms. Cindy Fish
Mrs. Toni Fleming
Dr. Mark Foster
Mrs. Patricia Franklin
Ms. Leslie Fuller
Mrs. Mary Genung
Ms. Nikole Gettings
Mrs. Teresa Gonzalez
Ms. Donna Grace
Ms. Kathy Graves
Ms. Jodie Green
Dr. Kendall Handy
Dr. Debra Hanna
Dr. Thad Hardin
Mrs. Stantrenetta
Dr. Salman Hashmi
Mrs. Tammy Hawkins
Mrs. Susan Helms
Dr. Roger Hiatt
Dr. Victoria Hightower
Dr. Chad Hill
Dr. Wilbur Hitt
Dr. Joseph G. Hogan
Dr. Jay Holland
Ms. Tara Holt
Mr. Alan Hopkins
Dr. George Hutchison
Dr. Alexa Ivancic
Mrs. Rosemary Jacobs
Mr. Jeremy Jinkerson
Dr. Irma Jordan
Dr. John Kohut
Mrs. Sharon Krieger
Mrs. Valari Landrum
Ms. Davonna Ledet
Ms. Amber Lewis
Dr. Larry Don Lewis
Mrs. Shaunda Lewis
Dr. Leon Livingston
Mr. Tawian Livingston
Dr. Edward Love
Dr. Altaf Loya
Ms. Debbie Martin
Dr. Willliam Mays
Dr. MaryeMcCroskey
Dr. Allan McKenzie
Dr. Laura Melaro
Ms. Megan Merrigan
Dr. Kamal Mohan
Ms. Theresa Moix
Dr. Carolyn Moore
Ms. Megan Morgan
Ms. Linda Mosby
Mrs. Amanda Mouvrey
Mrs. Janet Mulroy
Dr. Susan Murrmann
Dr. Muthia Muthia
Mrs. KellyMyren
Dr. Abubakar Naida
Dr. Thinh Duc “Paul”
Mr. Jamshid Nikbakht
Dr. Emmanuel Nwokeji
Ms. Beth Paton
Dr. William Franklin
Mr. Demetrius Pighee
Ms. Judy Pinson
Ms. Leah Privett
Mrs. Kimberly Ray
Dr. Russe Rhea
Mrs. Leslie Rhodes
Mrs. Carma RhodesGates
Mrs. Cherri Roberts
Dr. Jill Rogers
Mr. Leo Rourke
Mrs. Eurekia Samuel
Ms. Kelley Scott
Dr. Timothy Sharma
Dr. RoseShaw-Bullock
Mrs. Virginia Shelton
Mrs. Lela Shipman
Dr. John Siegle
Mrs. Jennifer Stanton
Mr. Charles Stewart
Mrs. Dawn Stewart
Dr. Russell Tarr
Dr. Alan Taylor
Dr. Simon Haileselassi
Dr. O.H. Tommy Thomas
Ms. Deborah Thompson
Dr. Steven Thompson
Ms. Amy Tidwell
Dr. Chrisla Tidwell
Ms. Beth Tobey
Ms. TiaTownsend
Ms. Amanda Travis
Dr. Brannon Treece
Mrs. Sara Jane Via
Dr. Ashit Vijapura
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Dr. Rosie Walker-McNair
Dr. Larry Waller
Dr. Kathleen Ward, PhD
Ms. Sharon Ward
Dr. Nance’ Weddle
Mrs. Katelin Whiddon
Ms. Lisa Williams
Ms. Amy Wilson
Dr. William Woods, Jr.
Ms. Kathy Woods
Mrs. Karen Wyatt
Ms. Janet York
Medical Anesthesia Group (Methodist)
Clinical Coordinators: Dwayne Accardo; Angie Duncan; John Nelson, Mel Velasquez
Sharon Davison
Dr. Gary Kimzey
Mary Day
Dr. Bennett Bicknell
Dr. David Leggett
Dwayne Accardo
Emma Dicesare
Dr. James Burch
Dr. Michael Leppert
Stephanie Accardo
Mark Dunavan
Dr, Chun Chan
Dr. Caroline Morris
James Alberdings
Angela Duncan
Dr. Joseph Chance
Dr. Jason Morris
Grace Allen
Mevlida Dzaferagic
Dr. Jordan Coffey
Dr. Hieu Pham
May Almeria
Michelle Fifer
Dr. Andrew Crone
Dr. Navdip Rangi
Cassie Anderson
Jory Gates
Dr. Edwin Cunningham Dr. David Reid
Adam Arthur
Jason Griffin
Dr. Luke Douthitt
Dr. Philip Rojas
Susan Barnett
Jan Grimes
Dr. Terri Fox
Dr. Judy Ruiz
Mevludin Basic
Deanna Hageman
Dr. Thomas Guyton
Dr. Carl Sanchez
Robin Bates
Wayne Hamm
Dr. Mikel Hazlehurst
Dr. Marvin Shapiro
Brandon Bishop
Laura Hartzell
Dr. Thomas Higley
Dr. Shira Shiloah
Mary Boers
Lex Hester
Dr. Doug Hof
Dr. David Spann
Misty Brown
Lee Hover
Dr. Charles Ingram
Dr. Shelly Thannum
Rebecca Bush
Diana Hunt
Dr. James Jones
Dr. David Van Alstine
Blair Cannon
Pam Johnson
Dr. Kenneth Kasper
Dr. Michael Vernon
Tamara Carter
Theresa Johnson
Dr. Morris Kent
Dr. James West
Shenita Cody
Shuronda King
Dr. Georgina Kesterson Dr. Raymond Wilson
David Colvin
Mary Lee
Dr. Noah Kimball
Dr. Ghany Zafer
Courtney Davis
Le Bonheur
Clinical Coordinator: Rachel Turner
Charlene Benz
Dr. Adwell
Martha Blatchford
Dr. Cancio
Gordon Corder
Dr. Edney
London EnglandDr. Ernst
Dr. Jones Lewis
Dr. Karkera
Nicole Gilmer
Dr. Kodali
Kimberly Graves
Dr. Paidipalli
Shelley Hood
Dr. Patchen
Lisa Horton
Dr. Pereiras
Violetta Kozlowski
Dr. Saltzman
Mary Milby
Dr. Subramaniam
Yana Paul
Dr. Willis
Andrew Polatty
Baptist Memorial Hospital
Union County
Dr. Bridgewater
Dr. Jones
Dr. McCoy
Dr. Newby-Boyd
Dr. Reed
Dr. Scott
Cheryl Sanders
Vanessa Adkins
Kevin Berry
Amy Homan
Tom Gransinger
Kelly Ragon
Shawn P. Robbins
Samantha Ryan
Grace Sells
Janet Sessums
Jessica Smith
Rachel Stewart
Jack Tipton
Rachel Turner
St. Jude
George Bikhazi, MD,
Chief of Anesthesia
Regional One Health
Dr. Jeffrey Blalack,
Medical Director
Dr. John Angel
Dr. Bruce Babula
Dr. Jeff Blalack
Dr. Howard Bromley
Dr. Olivia Cabigao
Dr. Matt Fabian
Dr. Maria Fuertes
Dr. Ravpreet Gill
Dr. Jay Mattingly
Dr. Jaya Ramanathan
Dr. A. Vaddadi
Dr. T. Vu (Andrew)
Dr. Felice Wener
Dr. Tacee Walker
Dr. John Zanella
Sharon Lucas
Sandra Massey
Brendon McKinney
Sarah Midyett
Robin Miller
Patricia Mosley
Elizabeth Myrick
Jennifer Nathaniel
John Nelson
Jason Noffsinger
Cindi Pontoni
Victor Pribislavski
Sheila Prior
Bridgette Ransom
Sam Reynolds
Toni Rhylander
Kristin Richmond
Jessica Rogers
Laura Russell
Paula Strong
Stasha Surowka
Krista Tebbe
Dean Thomas
Brandis Thompson
Loree Thompson
Amanda True
Dennis Tutor
Mel Velasquez
Tracy Walker
Charlie Weeden
Jennifer Williams
Tim Williams
JR Wyatt
Clinical Coordinators:
Kerry Snyder, CRNA, DNP, Trauma Clinical Site Coordinator
Lanny Coker, CRNA, DNSc, OB Clinical Site Coordinator
Adryan Emion, CRNA, Chandler Clinical Site Coordinator
Teresa Barsotti
Julian Carter
Shannon Case
Lanny Coker
Keith Collins
Virginia Donelson
Adryan Emion
Mary Farris
Drew Fontenot
Joel Gingery
Jessica Ginn
Chris Graham
Vincent Hayes
Tina Finestone
Deborah Flettrich
Penny Beckham, Bill Ragon
Jim Ragon
Samuel Adefeyisan, MD
Tony Sandstrom
Doralina Anghelescu, MD CRNAs
Jack Shearer
Luis Barranco, MD
Carolyn Baddeley Wayne Sims
Husni Dweik, MD
Kathy Benoit
Joan Thorne
Arthura Moore, MD
Angie Buckalew Dale Viox
Michael Rossi, DO
Brian Cain
Francis White
Luis Trujillo, MD
Carmen Carolino Sara Yarrow
Becky Wright, MD
John Davidson
Patrick Harrell
Joel Inman
Kristen Kail
Tim Kelley
Jana Larson
Karen Marks
Mike McConnell
Brooke Nazadi
Corazon Padua
Jacinta Rehling
Laura Rikard
Diane Robinson
Kerry Snyder
Janet Swanson
Susan V. Calhoun,
Chief of
Loree Thompson
Marla Tow
Shelly Truax
Kelly Wade
Leslie Ware
Frank Williams
Teddy Winney
Lisa L. Lucas, CRNA
Tammy Calvasina
M.J. Blanche, MD
Christina Morris
J. Hannifin, MD Jonathan Reed
N. Perkins, MD
Margaret Warnock
M. Shazly, MD
Larry Keltz
J. Srinivasan, MD
Armance White
R. Witt, MD
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Academics and Education
with Teresa
simulation. Simulation is utilized in both teaching
and educational assessment of health care providers.
It includes so many modalities – mannequins,
simulated patients/actors, virtual reality, robotic
device training, training on computerized medical
models, the list goes on and on. There are new
simulation modalities being created every week and
new ways of utilizing the modalities that we already
have – it is truly an exciting time to be involved
with health care education.
Outside of UTHSC, you are involved as one
of three regional directors for the Tennessee
Simulation Alliance, which provides health
Teresa Britt, a 30-year nursing professional with an extensive teaching background, currently care educators with firsthand resources and
serves as the director of the Interprofessional Education and Clinical Simulation Center (IPECS). knowledge surrounding the field of simulation.
What is your role in the organization?
TB: I have been a member of the Tennessee
Simulation Alliance since its inception. I currently
serve as the Regional Director for the West Tennessee
region. We are working on collaboration with the
Tennessee Hospital Association as we plan our
annual fall conference for November 2014.
Teresa Britt, MSN, RN, and Chasity Shelton
Why did you choose to go into nursing?
TB: I chose nursing because I really like to help people and it seemed to have a lot of
possible job opportunities. It has enriched my life because I have met and been influenced
by so many of my patients, families and colleagues in my many different nursing roles. My
background has mostly been in Adult Intensive Care settings. About 25 years ago, I decided
that I would like to teach, so I went back to school. I have taught at three different nursing
education programs in Memphis, including the UT College of Nursing program.
You have been at UTHSC since 2006. What other positions have you held?
TB: I originally started in the College of Nursing, and in 2010, I was selected as the
assistant director of Interprofessional Education and Simulation Development, and in
2013, I was selected for my current position in IPECS.
What does IPECS entail and why is it vital to UTHSC as an institution?
TB: IPECS entails experiential learning activities of all types for our learners (typically
health care provider students or community practice partners). We allow learners to come
into our simulated health care environment and practice both individual and team skills
such as airway management, communication with patients, physical examination of
patients, team events such as Code simulations and low incident/high risk events such as
dealing with the angry patient, dealing with a transfusion reaction, the steps when abuse is
suspected in the pediatric or elder patient, and many other examples. All of our educational
activities are vehicles to facilitate health care provider students to learn and practice
without involving a real patient. Many of the educational activities are completed using
mannequin patients or more commonly, using a simulated patient actor and a task trainer
or mannequin together, which is called a hybrid simulation.
What advice would you give a health care professional considering a career in simulation?
TB: Most health care professionals that have any focus on education will deal with
You currently serve as mentor to Chasity Shelton, an
instructor in the College of Pharmacy, through the
Alliance. Tell us about that.
TB: I was selected as a Simulation Fellow for the
state of Tennessee through a competitive application
process back in 2011. As the last year of this
Fellowship, we were asked to select a person from
our practice environment to mentor regarding
simulation. I selected Chasity Shelton as my mentee,
as she was involved with several projects through
IPECS. She and I have been able to attend monthly
videoconference state meetings and network with
colleagues across the state from both academic and
service sectors that are utilizing simulation. In June,
she and I traveled to Nashville to meet for two days
with other Simulation Fellows and discuss best
practices utilizing simulation technologies.
What is your overall vision for the future
of the IPECS program?
TB: Personally, I hope that the IPECS program
provides the UTHSC campus with the resources to
create a paradigm shift in health care education. We
want to help future health care providers learn in a
more experiential manner and to be able to collaborate
in their educational encounters; thereby learning about,
from and with each other as they are concurrently
learning how to provide patient and family centered
care. The IPECS Center should provide a place where
those from all disciplines come to learn collaboratively;
our hope is that this collaborative learning will
contribute to a transformation in the health care
practice environment, a transformation that will
improve patient care, reduce medical errors and
increase patient and provider satisfaction. This is a tall
order, but health care education must change to meet
the challenges of the complex health care environment.
Multiprofessional educational centers such as IPECS
can provide this support.
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Research and Impact
n his Aug. 21 Research Update, Chancellor Steve Schwab discussed the many
changes that are on the horizon for the university. All six doctoral health care
colleges, including the College of Nursing, are joining the effort to become a top
quartile academic health science center within the next five
years. According to the strategic plan, research has been
identified and targeted as an essential area for growth. The
CON is not wasting any time making strides to expand its
research portfolio. Recently, three new researchers have
been recruited to the faculty, bringing innovative ideas and
expertise to the College of Nursing.
Tara O’Brien, PhD, RN, CNE, comes from Charlotte,
N.C., joining UTHSC in September 2014. Dr. O’Brien
received an associate’s degree in Applied Science from
Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, a Bachelor of Science
in Nursing with a minor in Psychology and a Master of
Science in Nursing education from Ohio University, and
Tara O’Brien, PhD, RN, CNE
a PhD in Nursing from the Medical University of South
Carolina. She has 20 years of experience working in inpatient, outpatient and
community settings as a staff nurse and case manager. In addition to her roles in teaching
and research, she is a member of
the Southern Nurses Research Society,
Gerontological Society of America,
American Nurses Association, and the
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta
Tau International.
Since 2004, Dr. O’Brien has been
developing a research program that will be
used to improve self-management strategies
for low-income, older adults, with the
purpose of improving health behaviors
and decreasing chronic disease and
health disparities. Dr. O’Brien’s goal is to
investigate the effectiveness of using mobile
computing technologies to improve diet and
physical activity for older adult pre- and
post-transplant patients. The participants
will be given an app for recording their
diet and physical activity, and a wristband
“I believe that research is and
should be made accessible to
every nurse who is interested
in advancing our science.
It is not something that
just �those academics’ do.”
Kristen Archbold, RN, PhD
New Faces. New Ideas. Renewed Commitment.
activity tracker will connect with the app.
Birmingham Metro Nurse of the Year Award in 2010, induction as a Fellow in the American
Outcomes for this study will be evaluated
Academy of Nursing in 2004, the ASA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2003, the American
monthly for six months with follow up at
Heart Association’s Stroke Manuscript of the Year Award in 2003, the ASA Texas Affiliate’s
one year. The proposed study is currently in
Excellence in Volunteer Leadership Award in 2002 and the John P. McGovern Teaching
the planning stage.
Excellence Award from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1999.
Anne W. Alexandrov,
Kristen Hedger Archbold, RN, PhD,
joined UTHSC in Aug. 2014 as the new
NVRN-BC, FAAN, is a wellassociate dean for Nursing Research. She
travelled researcher based in
received both her BSN in 1993 and PhD
both Arizona and Australia.
in Nursing in 2001, from The University
She joined UTHSC in Oct.
of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Soon after, she
2014. Her area of research
completed a postdoctoral fellowship
focuses on intracranial
in neurology at the University of
blood flow augmentation in
Michigan. She then went to the
acute stroke. A recognized
University of Washington School
clinical expert in the areas
of Nursing to complete another
of emergency and critical
fellowship in 2003. She continued
care with concentrations in
there as a research assistant professor.
Anne W. Alexandrov, PhD, RN, CCRN,
Kristen Hedger Archbold, RN, PhD
neuroscience and vascular
2007, she accepted a tenure-track
dynamics, she is considered
position in the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona.
the leading international nursing expert
Dr. Archbold is eager to continue her work at UTHSC. Her research is focused on
in acute stroke management.
understanding the links between sleep and neurobehavioral patterns in school-aged
Dr. Alexandrov received her Master of
children – specifically, the impact of disrupted sleep architecture and chronic intermittent
Science in Nursing from the University of
hypoxia on brain structure and function in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Her
Texas Health Science Center at Houston in
work is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health with an R0-1 grant. “I very
1993, with a concentration in Emergency
much enjoy working with children and their families to help improve their quality and
and Critical Care. She received her PhD
quantity of sleep,” said Dr. Archbold. “My work is of importance to the promotion of health
from Texas Woman’s University in 2002,
and well-being of all children, as a healthy night’s sleep is critical to maximize growth
focusing on integrated systemic and
and development trajectories in all children. Nurses are in a key position to facilitate the
intracranial hemodynamics.
promotion of healthy sleep hygiene patterns in children and families of all ages.”
She has authored several original
Dr. Archbold was attracted to UTHSC by its urban location and the campus research
scientific publications related to her work
priorities that focus on the promotion of pediatric health and reduction of pediatric obesity.
in the area of stroke reperfusion therapies,
“Obstructive sleep apnea disproportionately affects African-American children, and so it
experimental blood flow augmentation
would be my honor to assist the Memphis and surrounding communities with addressing
strategies, and stroke center development
their sleep health needs,” she explained. “I believe that building a solid cognitive foundation
and credentialing. Dr. Alexandrov and
upon which a child can grow and develop depends upon good sleep quality and habits. Plus, I
her husband, Andrei Alexandrov, MD,
just love working with school-aged kids. They are so awesome!”
chair of the Department of Neurology
Regarding her vision for the College of Nursing, Dr. Archbold says, “I believe that
and Semmes-Murphey professor at
research is and should be made accessible to every nurse who is interested in advancing our
UTHSC, hold a U.S. patent for ultrasoundscience. It is not something that just �those academics’ do. Every one of us can do it, and
enhanced thrombolysis that’s licensed and
I am here to help nurses of all backgrounds and interests get to where they want to be for
currently undergoing testing in a phase
their own professional and personal development, practitioner or academician. I love doing
III multisite international clinical trial
research, and I would like all of our nurses in the college to feel confident in their abilities
sponsored by Cerevast Therapeutics, Inc.
to do research and ultimately to feel as good about research as I do.”
Dr. Alexandrov’s honors include the
2013 American Association of CriticalCare Nurses’ Flame of Excellence Award
for her work in acute stroke, induction as
an Honorary Ambassador to the World
Federation of Critical Care Nurses in 2012,
the UAB Graduate School Dean’s Excellence
in Mentorship Award in 2012, the
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Research and Impact
Dr. Donna Hathaway Receives $2.5 Million
Grant to Improve the Way We Take Medicine
onna K. Hathaway, PhD, RN, FAAN, University Distinguished Professor in the Department
of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies in the College of Nursing at the University of
Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $2,507,759 from
the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The
award will be used to support a project titled, “An RCT for
Medication Adherence in Kidney Transplant Recipients.”
The award will be distributed over a four-year period.
Medication non-adherence (medication not
taken or taken incorrectly) is a $300 billion problem
among organ transplant recipients in the United
States. About 75 percent of people with a kidney
transplant struggle to take transplant medicines on
time every day for the life of the transplant. Without
these critical medications, the kidney will not survive.
Along with Cynthia L. Russell, PhD, RN, ACNSBC, FAAN, professor at the University of MissouriKansas City, Dr. Hathaway is testing an innovative
intervention called SystemCHANGE, which has been
shown to be effective with difficult-to-change
behaviors like exercise.
With SystemCHANGE, patients are taught
to modify daily routines and habits that impact taking
medication. They will conduct small experiments
focused on the modification of their daily
routines and track their success with
a graphic report from an electronic
medication monitoring system.
This approach moves away from
traditional interventions that
focus on increasing motivation
and intention, and instead
enhances the patient’s ability to
monitor small environmental
changes and determine the
effectiveness of the changes.
The study will also examine
physiological outcomes
and the cost effectiveness
of improved medication
The hope is that by
improving medication
adherence, recipients will be
able to keep their organs
functioning longer and avoid
the need for additional
transplants. This, in turn, may
mean that more kidneys will
be available to those in need
of this critical resource.
College of Nursing Scholarship 2011-2014
Faculty Grant Funding by Year
Fiscal Year
Total Grant Funding
*Note: 2014 data reflects grant funds through June 2014 and do not include funds from Dr. Hathaway’s NIH funded RO1.
Faculty Grant Funding by Year
*Note: 2013-2014 data based on faculty reports submitted April-June 2014 for annual evaluations.
Faculty Journal Articles and Other Publications by Year
*Note: 2014 data based on publications through June 2014.
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Giving and Outreach
Reducing Flight Risk:
a Commitment to
The Dorothy L.Bobbitt Airport Health Station
Has Served Memphis and Beyond for 40 Years
hat happens when someone needs
immediate medical care while traveling?
Thanks to the forward thinking of a former
army nurse, services are available to Memphis
International Airport passengers and employees at the
Dorothy L. Bobbitt Airport Health Station. “We’re here
for two methods of support – first aid evaluation triage
for anyone in the airport, and health promotion and
maintenance,” says Peg Thorman Hartig, PhD, FNP-BC,
APRN, FAANP, assistant vice chancellor for Community
Engagement and Interprofessional Initiatives at UTHSC,
and director of the airport health station.
Unique Location. Unique Opportunities.
Unique Challenges.
The health station provides health care maintenance,
such as blood pressure screenings, weight loss
management and medication monitoring for airport
and vendor employees. The staff also interprets
laboratory test results and provides support for
individuals with chronic health problems. However, the
health station’s unusual setting also calls for special
health care services for travelers. For example, the
staff consults with both the Airport Authority and
individual patients with specific needs when planning
required disaster drills and health related services –
such as preparation for mass immunizations. Regena
Steward, RN, who oversees the daily operations of the
health station, says, “I love being here because it isn’t
typical. You get to meet all types of people. It provides
me with the opportunity to meet the health care needs
of not only the employees, but the passengers and
visitors at the airport.”
Dr. Hartig added, “You also work with people
who are very much service oriented and care
deeply about what they do. We work with a lot of
individuals who are regular visitors to the health
station, which gives us opportunities to educate
and plan care over time, determining whether or
not they meet their desired outcomes.”
Taking Advantage of Far-Reaching Resources
Because of its UTHSC affiliation, the health station is
able to utilize many capabilities that aren’t available
to other health care entities. While the College of
Nursing has management responsibilities, students
and faculty from all six UTHSC colleges are resources
for health care services. The staff is a frequent
collaborator with the College of Dentistry when
dental issues arise; occupational therapy students
have visited the health station to inform airport
employees on the subject of ergonomics; pharmacy
Left: Peg Hartig observes as Regena Steward checks a patient’s blood pressure.
students have provided asthma care education and
medication evaluation for the airport employees;
psychological consulting is available when the staff
encounters someone in a disturbed mental state;
and students from various colleges participate in
the regular health fairs in spring and fall.
“It just reaffirms how wide a reach the UT
brand has,” Dr. Hartig says. “I think it’s very
important for people to know that UT provides
such a service to the community and know that
we are here for them.”
A Long and Continuing Health Care Journey
The Dorothy L. Bobbitt Airport Health Station was
founded in 1974. Through its 40-year existence, it
has seen changes in its leadership. Under Bobbitt’s
management, Family Medicine residents and
faculty served alongside the nursing staff. Upon her
retirement, UTMG took over management duties,
staffing the health station with a nurse practitioner
graduate of the College of Nursing. “UTHSC has
had a relationship with the airport health station
since it was developed by Nurse Bobbitt,” said Dr.
Hartig. “She valued the quality of care delivered by
UTHSC providers.”
In 2003, former Chancellor Jim Gibb Johnson
asked former Dean Donna Hathaway and the
College of Nursing to assume management,
recognizing that nurses were the primary care
providers at the health station. Since then, the
College of Nursing has remained involved in all
levels of care at the health station. Undergraduate
students have identified community health needs
for employees and passengers. Doctoral level
public health nursing students conducted focus
groups with Airport Authority employees to identify
health interests and needs, and several employees
are enrolled in campus research studies. In addition,
University Health Services provides important
travel medication information as an adjunct service.
The strengths of UTHSC make this contractual
relationship a valuable asset for the Airport
Authority in its efforts to provide excellent services
to passengers and employees. “I cannot express enough how much I love
working with such a diverse group of individuals,”
said Dr. Hartig. “A bonus is that we get to see a lot
of the same people over again. Nursing is really
engaged in health education and health promotion,
and truly gives us a sense of public service. This is
what we are all about and hopefully it will last in the
years to come.”
In the Beginning – An Idea Takes Flight
In 1974, Dorothy L. Bobbitt learned that she
was being laid off from her job giving preemployment physicals at TVA. A new graduate
of UT’s first class of nurse practitioners, she
called a local physician, friend and former
instructor and asked if he knew of anyone
who was hiring nurse practitioners to do preemployment screening. He responded, “No, but
hold the fort, we need someone to do a study
for us at the airport. The question is what the
airport needs for a health service.” The airport
had received a $10,000 grant to conduct the
study, and Bobbitt was hired to administer it.
The services now offered at the
Memphis International Airport Health Station
are the outgrowth of the original grant, which
Bobbitt used to buy what she needed to do
the study and pay her own salary. The station
itself was started in 1975 in a tiny room that
served as an occasional holding cell when
arrests were made at the airport. Under
Bobbitt’s direction, the room became a clinic
and also a potential triage station in case of a
natural disaster or plane crash.
Early visitors to
the Dorothy L.
Bobbitt Airport
Health Station
signed into a
Bobbitt ran the Airport Health Station
from 1975 until her retirement in 1999.
In 1988, the Health Station relocated to
its current, custom-built facility. In 1980,
because of Bobbitt’s many years of service,
the Dorothy L Bobbitt Health Station was
named in her honor. She says, “I’m glad they
didn’t wait until I was dead.”
From Left: Dorothy Bobbitt and Peg Hartig explore some
of Bobbitt’s scrapbooks that preserve the
station’s history. Altogether, there are two file
cabinet drawers full and each contains letters
from grateful travelers who became patients as
well as notes from physicians and staff members.
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Giving and Outreach
rances Bower has supported the College of Nursing for more than 50 years. She received her nursing diploma from UTHSC in the fall of 1946
and made her first gift to the university 14 years later.
When asked what drives her to support the college, she recalls her long career in multiple areas in the field. After finishing at UT, Bower
began working in the John Gaston Hospital emergency department, where she gained enough experience to fill a lifetime. After that, she pursued her
Bachelor of Nursing degree at the University of Minnesota. With her BSN degree she traveled overseas and worked in hospitals in England and France,
volunteering to work as a civilian nurse in a military hospital in Paris. When she returned to the United States she received her Master of Public Health at
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She then returned to UT to teach pediatrics under the leadership of Dr. Ruth Neil Murry.
Frances says she has been very fortunate in her life to work and teach under multiple facets of nursing. The friends she has made in the field and
the faculty she worked with are her reasons for her continued support of the College of Nursing. She notes the lessons she learned while working under
Dr. Murry and how they influenced the way she viewed the world of nursing.
The College of Nursing would like to take this opportunity to recognize Frances Bower, and all of our many donors, for the impact that have had on
our students, faculty and staff. Below is a list of all of our donors from the past year and our 1911 Charter members.
Ms. Leslie Ann and Dr. Mark A. Akins*
Mrs. Vashti J. and Dr. Edmond L. Alley*
Dr. James P. and Mrs. Mary H. Baldwin
Mrs. Charlotte H. Bankston*
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
Ms. Mary Ann Barbee*
Mrs. Antoinette P. and Mr. Billy Bargagliotti*
Mrs. Carol Haynes Barraza*
Mr. Sherry and Dr. Bill E. Barry*
Miss Mary L. Belenchia
Mrs. Anne Coleen and Ltc. Marvin L. Bertsch*
Mrs. Virginia Trotter Betts*
Dr. Claudia Jean Beverly*
Mrs. Jean Couts and Mr. William H. Bigger
Mrs. Edna Mae Billingsley*
Ms. Patricia A. Blissitt*
Mrs. Laura L. Boatman
Mrs. Frances A. and Mr. Donald L. Bower*
Mr. Randall E. Brand*
Mrs. Sarah Legate Brinkley
Mrs. Frendessa H. and Mr. Robert E. Brosnahan, III*
Dr. Helen Elizabeth Brooks*
Ms. Reba M. Brown
Mrs. Shirley D. and Dr. Kirby K. Bryant, Jr.
Mrs. Nancy S. and Mr. William W. Burton*
Mrs. Harriet H. Callison*
Mrs. Tammy E. and Mr. Jason Calvasina*
Ms. Brittany A. Cardell
Mrs. Patricia P. and Mr. Michael G. Carlson*
Ms. Diane Claire Carlyon*
Drs. Michael A. and Sarah A. Carter*
Mr. Robert C. and Mrs. Joyeleene Elwood Case*
Dr. Ann and Mr. Ted Cashion*
Mrs. Mildred C. Cason*
Mrs. Pamela I. and Mr. Robert Castleman*
Dr. Richard J. and Mrs. Glenda B. Cavallaro*
Mrs. Kathy R. and Dr. Harry T. Chandler, III*
Dr. John Gary Chaney*
Mrs. Bernice B. and Mr. Manuel J. Chavez
Dr. Barbara Jean Cherry*
Mrs. Mary Ann Chesney and
Dr. Murphy A. Chesney, Jr. (deceased)*
Miss Mary T. Clepper
Mrs. Linda N. and Mr. Dennis E. Coakley
Mr. and Mrs. Howard H. Cochran
Dr. Patrician Kathleen Cooper*
Dr. Debra L. and Mr. Steven Coplon*
Mrs. Patricia M. and Mr. Victor B. Cotten
Dr. Patricia A. and Mr. Dwight Cowan*
Mrs. Dee A. and Mr. John W. Cox, Jr.
Dr. Donald R. and Mrs. Margo F. Cox*
Mrs. Mary Ortmeyer Acuff Croes*
Dr. Katherine A. and Mr. J.R. Darling*
Mrs. Adele Hixon Day and Mr. Jeremy Day
Mrs. Patricia L. and Mr. Jim Dearing
Ms. Cynthia Renee Demonbreum
Ms. Janet E. DePriest*
Ms. Anna K. Dickson
Dr. Sattaria S. and Mr. Lawrence Dilks, III
Mr. Ralph Doss
Dr. Carolyn Jean Driscoll*
Estate of Helen C. Dunkin
Ms. Marilyn Kay Dunavant
Mr. and Mrs. W. Gordon Dunn, Jr.
Dr. John H. Edmonson (deceased) and
Mrs. Shirley D. Edmonson*
Mrs. Deborah K. and Dr. Lelon O. Edwards, Jr.*
Mrs. Teresa A. and Mr. Howard Edwards*
Dr. Elizabeth F. and Mr. Jerry Ellis*
Mrs. Barbara F. Ensley*
Mrs. Ellen M. Faribault*
Mrs. Lisa S. and Mr. John E. Fondren, Jr.*
Mrs. Mary G. Fong*
Dr. Linda S. and Mr. Joseph L. Fontenot*
Mrs. Carol L. Francisco*
Dr. Jerry M. and Mrs. Paula D. Franklin
Mrs. Marion H. and Mr. David G. Fuqua*
Mrs. Melanie K. and Mr. David M. Gardner
Dr. Douglas R. and Mrs. Deana O. Geraets
Ms. Bethany K. Goolsby
Dr. Carolyn Graff*
Mrs. Patricia Anne Grayson
Dr. E. Dianne Greenhill*
Mrs. Barbara M. and Mr. Leonard N. Grossman
Mr. Christopher J. Hageman*
Mrs. Lynne L. and Mr. W.R. Hamilton*
Mrs. Mary J. and Dr. Vincent D. Hamilton*
Mr. C. George Hanson, Jr.*
Mrs. Judy C. Harding-Valdez and Mr. Jose Valdez*
Dr. Margaret Thorman Hartig*
Drs. Mary S. and Charles W. Hartwig*
Mrs. Sheryl D. and Mr. Bronest D. Hartzog*
Mrs. Rowena C. and Mr. Jerry Harville*
Mrs. Christine C. and Mr. Henry Hasselle
Drs. Carol Motes and Arthur S. Headley*
Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Dean Hengstler*
Ms. Betty J. and Mr. Johnny Henry*
Drs. Ronald C. and Martha E. Highfield
Dr. George A. and Mrs. Marion E. Hill*
Dr. Amelie Anne Hollier*
Mr. Malcolm H. and Mrs. Brenda G. Holt*
Mrs. Barbara B. Howell
Ms. Angela R. Hudson
Dr. Cathy K. and Mr. Paul B. Hughes*
Mrs. Sarah E. and Dr. G. Edward Hughes*
Mrs. Billye R. Hurlburt*
Mr. and Mrs. James Albert Hutcheson, IV*
Dr. Susan R. and Mr. Richard Jacob*
Mrs. Terrilyn J. and Mr. Sandy Jacobs*
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Alan Jewell*
Drs. Gordon F. and Susan Jones*
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Jones
Ms. Mary Jane Jones
Dr. Irma and Mr. Robert W. Jordan*
Mr. Stan and Mrs. Linda Douglas Joyner*
Mrs. Lisa R. Kanter and Mr. Eugene S. Schweig, III*
Mrs. Teruko and Mr. Waichi Kawai*
Mrs. Virginia Ann Keith and
Dr. Robert E. Keith (deceased)*
Mrs. Patricia A. and Mr. Ronald A. Kent*
Dr. Patricia P. and Mr. Keith A. Ketterman*
Mrs. Gertrude M. Killen*
Mrs. Tharon M. and Reve. Cecil E. Kirk
Mrs. Charlotte White Kirkland*
Mrs. Sallie E. Davis Kirsch and Dr. James L. Kirsch*
Mrs. Mary Anne and Mr. Scott R. Koeppel*
Mrs. Sandra K. and Mr. Mark Kreuz*
Mrs. Nancy Ann Lado*
Ms. Jerri D. Laube
Ms. Mary Kathryn Lawrence*
Ms. Janice Shelley Ledbetter*
Mrs. Johelen and Mr. Eddie R. Lee
Dr. and Mrs. Rodney C. Lester*
Dr. Hillary H. and Mrs. Stella Lin-Hing Ling*
Dr. Alys H. Lipscomb (deceased)*
Ms. Pamela McCarley Llana
Mrs. Vickie D. and Mr. Derek Long*
Mrs. Belinda K. and Mr. David H. Loyd*
Mrs. Reba Hare Lunney*
Dr. Samuel L. Maceri*
Jamie Maige
Cat J. Marshall and Lynda Nemon
Mr. Dean J. Martin*
Mrs. M’ Liss Darr Mather and Dr. Jon A. Mather*
Dr. Carol Ann and Mr. Victor Matthews
Mrs. Vicki D. and Dr. John G. McCall*
Mrs. Pamela J. and Mr. Gary M. McCart*
Dr. William F. and Mrs. Deanne P. McCormick*
Ms. Kathleen J. McCraw
Mrs. Nancy E. and Mr. Keith A. McGarr
Ms. Wynema McGrew*
Dr. Leslie M. McKeon*
Mrs. Suzanne Meeks*
Methodist Healthcare
Mr. Earl Jeffrey Metter*
Mrs. Carolyn S. and Mr. Jimmie L. Middleton
Mrs. Pat R. and Mr. Mel C. Mielke*
Mrs. Rita Kimbro Miller* (deceased)
Mrs. Sarah R. Miller*
Mr. Kenneth B. and Mrs. Sharon Mills*
Dr. Kenneth R. and Mrs. Rena G. Mills*
Mr. Byron A. Mitchell*
Dr. and Mrs. Norton T. Montague, III
Mrs. Alice E. B. Morris*
Mrs. Glenda F. and Mr. Michael Moses*
Mrs. Janet F. and Mr. Matthew M. Mulroy*
Dr. Sarah I. and Mr. Robert Mynatt*
Mrs. Judy E. and Mr. William J. Narramore
Dr. Allyson M. and Mr. Timothy H. Neal*
Mr. Stewart P. and Mrs. Martha Nooner Nelson*
Mrs. Jane U. Newman*
Dr. Margaret A. Newman*
Ms. Kathryn Elma Nickey*
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Uzoma Nnadozie*
Drs. Alice and James A. Nunnery, Jr.*
Dr. Diane Todd Pace*
Mrs. Cheryl K. and Mr. Christopher V. Palmer
Mrs. Janie C. Parmley*
Dr. and Mrs. Benson L. Parris
Ms. Elizabeth Patterson
Mrs. Lindaree L. Pearce*
Mrs. Nancy E. and Dr. Alan Pechacek*
Dr. Delilah M. and Mr. William Pennington*
Dr. and Mrs. Richard D. Peppler*
Mrs. Dana Sue Percer*
Mrs. Catherine L. Pfeiffer*
Mrs. Penelope and Mr. Barry Phelps*
Dr. Stephanie A. and Mr. Robert M. Plummer*
Mrs. Deszmer Crane Pollock
Mr. Billy N. and Mrs. Patsy Potter*
Dr. Stephanie A. Powelson and Mr. Tim Tucker*
Mrs. Mary V. Presgrove
Mrs. Elsie A. and Mr. Gene Preslar
Dr. Sylvia C. Price*
Ms. Dorothy F. Redden*
Ms. Elinor F. Reed*
Mrs. Paulette Reed*
Rent Consulting Group, LLC
Dr. Lillian D. Riddick*
Dr. Kathleen A. and Mr. George M. Roberts
Mrs. Rachel M. and Mr. Benjamin Roberts*
Dr. Stephanie O. and Mr. Robert A. Robinson*
Dr. Cynthia K. and Mr. James E. Ross*
Mrs. Susan B. and Mr. Richard G. Rossen
Ms. Nancy Kim Rudge*
Mrs. Cynthia K. Russell*
Mrs. Madge Richbourg Saba*
Dr. John R. and Mrs. Barbara I. Sanders*
Dr. Susan T. and Mr. Randy L. Sanders*
Mrs. Rachel C. Sanford*
Ms. Lisa W. Schafer
Mrs. Gail and Mr. Karl A. Schledwitz*
Mrs. Cheryl B. and Mr. James J. Shields*
Mrs. Marguerite Royal
and Dr. Thomas E. Simpkins, Jr.*
Ms. Kathryn Skinner
Dr. Victoria E. and Mr. John Slater*
Mrs. Charlotte W. Smalley
Miss Kathryn E. Smallwood
Ms. Laraine Smirl
Ms. Ruth M. Smith*
Mrs. Susan R. and Mr. Prentiss E. Smith*
Dr. William A. and Mrs. Pamela B. Speitel*
Mrs. Janice J. and Mr. Carl Spane*
Mrs. Frances Reed Springall* (deceased)
Mrs. Betty S. and Mr. John H. Staub*
Dr. Cheryl C. and Mr. William D. Stegbauer*
Mrs. Alicia D. and Mr. Samuel J. Stigler, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Stockdale*
Mrs. Mary Brush Sumners*
Dr. Laura Ann Talbot and Mr. Jeffrey Metter*
Ms. Cathy R. Taylor*
Mrs. Mary E. and Mr. James B. Thomas*
Dr. and Mrs. Timothy W. Thurston
Ms. Deborah A. Usselman*
Mrs. Jane H. and Mr. Michael Vercruysse
Ralph Jean Vogel, PhD
Mr. Kelly Baker Wade*
Miss Sallie J. Walton*
Mr. Judd A. and Mrs. Betty M. Webb
Mrs. Ouida F. and Mr. George Welborn*
Mrs. Jo Ann West*
Mrs. Sherrod W. and Dr. John H. West, Jr.*
Ms. Savannah Ann White
Mrs. Heather D. and Dr. Peter Whitehead*
Dr. Mona N. and Mr. Sammie Wicks*
Ms. Sally Wilging*
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Wilhoite
Mrs. Geraldine T. Wilkerson
Armantine K. Williams, RN
Dr. Kimberly Ann Williams
Dr. Janet A. Williamson (deceased)*
Ms. Sandy Willmarth*
Dr. Creighton L. Wilson*
Mrs. Ida F. and Mr. Hugh Wise
Drs. Betty and John D. Witherspoon*
Mrs. Dianne H. and Dr. Charles A. Wood, Jr.
Dr. Neil L. and Mrs. Rebecca W. Woodiel
Dr. James R. and Mrs. Carmon B. York
Mrs. Rachel C. and Mr. Robert M. Young
* denotes donors who are 1911 Society charter members
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Giving and Outreach
Annual Giving Program
uring fiscal year 2014, which ended June 30, 2014, more than $57,902 was
Number of Donors
Gift Totals
directed to the College of Nursing by alumni and friends. These gifts through
the Annual Giving Program provide support for general programming and
education, student scholarships, faculty support and research initiatives. Annual
Giving to the college is accounted for through a variety of ways. Gifts can be made Online
through direct mail, the online giving website or through student-based phone
outreach each year. Regardless of which opportunity you choose to make a gift,
please know that the gifts you make each year are gratefully appreciated and help *Total donors does not equal actual number of gifts because some
us provide the very best nursing education possible.
donors make multiple gifts during the year.
Scholarship and Program Endowments
UTHSC College of Nursing
Endowed Funds
Earned in
FY 2014
Book Value
as of
Earned in
FY 2013
Book Value
as of
Earned in
FY 2012
Book Value
as of
College of Nursing Endowment
Faculty Minority Scholarship Endowment
Friends of the Help Center Endowment
Nursing Doctoral Student Assistance
Absher Memorial Scholarship Endowment **
Beverly H. Bowns DVP Endowment
Marie E. Buckley Scholarship Endowment
William T. Cashdollar Endowment
Michael Carter Professorship
Lauralee K. Larrabee Endowment
Dorothy McCarley Martin Nursing Scholarship
Brenda C. Mills Scholarship Endowment
Mary L. Morris DVP Endowment
Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair
Margaret Newman Endowment
Elinor F. Reed DVP Endowment
John and Barbara Runyan Annuity Endowment
Chaundra Sanders Nursing Scholarship
Jim Stockdale Scholarship Endowment
Grace Spice Wallace Scholarship Endowment
Virginia Wilson Scholarship Endowment
Dr. Cheryl C. Stegbauer Scholarship
Dianne Greenhill Scholarship Endowment
**earnings split with College of Medicine
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UTHSC College of Nursing 2014 Admission Cycle
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Nurse Anesthesia
Post-BSN/Post-MSN without certification
Post-MSN with CRNA certification
Total Nurse Anesthesia
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Post-BSN/Post-MSN without certification
Post-MSN with NNP certification
Total Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Post-BSN/Post-MSN without certification
Post-MSN with PNP certification
Total Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Class of May 2014
Casie Frederick Adams
Rita Ntusa Anagho
Ashley DuJan Barker
Tonnichaka Green Barrett
Casey Logan Bean
Laura Nicole Billingsley
Matthew Allen Brayton
Stephanie Mariesa Coleman-Smith
Marie Christine Coode
Lucy Amber Cyphers
Brandon Christopher Faulkner
Melissa Armstrong Glassford
Linda J. Haraway
Ronald Jay Haugen
Heather Renee Henderson
Beth Jene Henson
Martha Wisehart Hernandez
Jennifer Lynn Hudgens
Diana Carolyn Hunt
Catherine Elizabeth Hyatt
Jordan Alexander Isaac
Qiana Aidah Johnson
Brittney Annette Jones
Sarah Joyce Jones
Dorothy Henry Jordan
Candice Baker Kuddes
Angela Frances Lee
Cathy Taeko Logue
Josephine Chu Low
Alaina Marie MacLeod
Heather Hughes McCarthy
Morgan Mabry McDonald
Michelle Suzann Modaff
Regina Nattalie Mozingo
Ramona Jean Mulleins
Anne Lacey Ragsdale
Kathryn Laughlin Reed
Ivy Lea Settlemires
Alam Elle Sharifi
Shundonna Shunae Shaw
Jetal D. Shukla*
Lori Ann Smith
Andrea Denise Sterling
Tiffany Renee Trent
William Brock Turner
Carolyn Cullen Williams
Rebecca Jermyn Graves
Ansley Grimes Stanfill
Marqueta Vonya Abraham
Kathleen E. Newell
Amy Elizabeth Alsup
Leah Brenda Okoth
Shirelle Latrece Arnett
Annastasia Atieno Ouma
Elizabeth Ann Baska
Dana Audrey Manalo Pabalate
Monisha ShanГ­ Boatman
Kimberly Nicole Patton
Justin Gerome Booker
Linda Kay Perkins
Brittney Nichole Boyd
Camille Atkins Plant
Natasha Lynette Bronson-Woods
Nancy Katherine Ray
Windoll Radeskie Brown
Morgan Danielle Rinehart
Etoshia Renee Butler
Shaunta Lea Roane
TeairГ© LaShasГ© Carmichael
Allison Nicole Ross
Angela Denise Caston
Carla Nephretiti Rosser
Andrea Danielle Clark
Lauren Victoria Russell
Audrey Maria Coburn
Debriel Lashawn Satzinger
Nathan Allen Crumley
Maggie Elizabeth Savely
Casey Lee Daniel
Jamie Kristen Schuh
Maleka DaShun Daniel
Tracy Allen Scott
Neil Derek Dempsey
Candice Janay Smith
Sabrina Marie Elmore
Renelle Lea Stauffer
Jessica Lynn Fox
Brittany Ann Stiebel
Freddy Eugene Gipson
Armondo Jarvez Sutton
Jayne Paige Gipson*
Felicia Olayemi Tarfa
Lara Robin Gordon
Antoinette Thibodeaux-Townsel
Twanda Melvina Harrison Bridgette JonГ© Torrance-Williams
Stephanie Cade Holston
Kelsey Anne Webb
Jamelle Elois Jones
Carly Johnson Weeks
Amy Lynn Lufcy
Phyllis Elaine Weston
Porshia Elise Mahoro
Jerry D. Williams II
Jennifer Eve McClennon
Amanda Nicola Jackson Woodall
Annie Rosemarie Mitchell
Falisha Kawana Wynn
Contemprist Shante’ Nelson
Dara M. Newberry
*in absentia
Post-BSN/Post-MSN without certification
Post-MSN/APN-new certification
Total Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-BSN/Post-MSN without certification
Post-MSN/APN-new certification
Post-MSN/APN with FNP certification
Total Family Nurse Practitioner
Dual Adult-Gero Acute Care NP & FNP
Post-BSN/Post-MSN without certification
Total dual Adult-Gerontology ACNP & Family Nurse Practitioner
Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Post-BSN/Post-MSN without certification
Post-MSN/APN-new certification
Post-MSN with PMHNP certification
Total Pysch/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Dual Psych/Mental Health NP & Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-BSN/Post-MSN without certification
Total Dual Psych/Mental Health NP and Family Nurse Practitioner
Total Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
*includes individual in dual AG-ACNP/FNP concentration who deferred entry in 2013
Master of Science in Nursing-Clinical Nurse Leader Program
Total Master of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Pre-licensure BSN
Total Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Adult-Gerontology ACNP Certificate Program
Post-MSN/APN without AG-ACNP certification
Total AG-ACNP Certificate Program
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Annual Report
College of Nursing
From Left: Dr. Patty Cowan and Alumni Award Winner
Carolyn Cullen Williams, DNP
he Alumni Award was presented to two
members of the graduating class who
displayed genuine enthusiasm for learning
and nursing, in addition to superior skill in
providing patient care and an outstanding
ability to interact with peers, patients and staff.
The 2014 recipients of the Alumni Award were
Carolyn Cullen Williams (DNP graduate) and
Porshia Mahoro (MSN-CNL graduate).
Leah Brenda Okoth, MSN-CNL graduate,
received the Faculty Award in recognition
of high scholastic achievement based upon
cumulative grade-point average in the MSNCNL program.
Debriel Lashawn Satzinger, MSN-CNL
graduate, was recognized with the Sigma
Theta Tau Leadership Award. Criteria of this
award include: high level of professionalism;
interacts in a respectful and non-judgmental
manner with patients, families, peers and the
health care team; displays a positive attitude;
serves as a role model and mentor to peers;
seeks learning opportunities and ways to
improve patient outcomes.
Tracy Scott was chosen by his classmates
to receive the CNL Class Award for serving as
an outstanding role model. Qualities this award
recognizes include: enthusiasm, empathy,
motivation, humor and respect for others.
The DNP Leadership Award was
presented to Martha Hernandez by the DNP
faculty based on her actions, which exemplify
the leadership role of the DNP graduate in
the development of clinical practice models,
health policy and standards of care.
Brittany Jones received the DNP Clinical
Award demonstrating advanced levels of
clinical judgment or scholarship in nursing
practice while integrating professional values
and ethical decision-making.
From Left: Porshia Mahoro, MSN Alumni Award Winner,
and Dr. Patty Cowan
From Left: Jamie Overton and Leah Okoth, Faculty Award Winner
From Left: Dr. Patty Cowan, Sigma Theta Tau Leadership Award
Winner Debriel Satzinger, and Dr. Tommie Norris
BSN Student Poster Session
Seventy-two BSN/MSN students, who were taking NSG 414/514: Evidence-Based Practice, participated in a poster session on July 22.
This was the final project for the course where small groups of students (18 total groups,
or 18 posters) were presented with a clinical issue that required some alternations in
practice. The students conducted a literature search to find research evidence to support specific recommendations for practice change.
From Left: CNL Class Award Winner Tracy Scott and Dr. Patty Cowan
From Left: Dr. Patty Cowan and DNP Leadership
Award Winner Martha Hernandez, DNP
From Left: Dr. Patty Cowan and DNP Clinical
Excellence Award Winner Brittany Jones, DNP
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Annual Report
2014-2015 Nursing Student
Government Association
Jeanie Tan, President
Christopher (Cory) Wilbanks, Vice President
Maria Tucci, Secretary
Meagan Hunt, Treasurer
Kyle Merritt and Kelsey Starnes, Social Chairs
Ahmed El-Hamarna, Honor Council Chair
Helen Castro, DNP Program Honor Council Representative
Colleen Hogue, MSN Program Honor Council Representative
Lisa Dawson, BSN Program Honor Council Representative
Porshia Mahoro, DNP Program Representative
Jauclyn Green and Christen (Tori) Payne, MSN-CNL Program Representatives
Margaret (Megan) Ligon and Joshua Light, BSN Program Representatives
Jamie Overton, MA, and Patricia Cowan, PhD, NSGA Liaisons
Back Row, Left to Right: Shawn Boyd, Cory Wilbanks, Tori Payne, Joshua Light, Meagan Hunt, Colleen Hogue
Front Row, Left to Right: Kelsey Starnes, Jeanie Tan, Maria Tucci, Dr. Patricia Cowan, Jamie Overton
Student Government Association Executive Council Award Winners
Melody Waller and Trina Barrett: Excellence in Teaching Awards
One of the most prestigious awards a faculty member can receive is the Student Government Associate Executive Council (SGAEC)
Excellence in Teaching Award. The winning 2013-2014 recipients, nominated by students in the college and chosen by members of the
Nursing Student Government Association, are Melody Waller and Trina Barrett. Waller and Barrett were acknowledged at the SGAEC
Awards Banquet in April and at the college convocation. Both received a plaque and a $2500 stipend. Barrett provided the plenary address
to MSN-CNL students at the Nursing Pinning Ceremony.
Jacqueline Burchum: UT Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award
Jacqueline Burchum, DNSc, FNP-BC, APN, CNE, was honored by students with the UT Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher
Award at the SGAEC Awards Banquet in April. Dr. Burchum is an associate professor and interim FNP Concentration coordinator
in the Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies for the UTHSC College of Nursing.
Nursing Annual Report 2014 39
Annual Report
Scholarships Awarded
for 2014-2015
Academic Year
Chancellor Diversity-TN Residents
Chancellor Diversity-Out of State
UT Legacy Scholarship
Andy Holt Scholars Program
Faculty Minority
Elizabeth Club
Josephine Circle
Marie E. Buckley
Grace Spice Wallace
Ruby L. Stephenson
Dorothy McCarley Martin
Frances Wright Washburn
Absher Memorial
Virginia C. Wilson
Jim Stockdale
Chaundra Saunders Nursing
Ester Jean Trentham
Brenda Mills
Cheryl Stegbauer
Roane County
Total Scholarship Amounts
On July 30, to learn their way and take care of their start-of-program business,
BSN students from the December 2015 class took part in a scavenger hunt.
They also picked up their pre-packed UTHSC green supply bags.
Alexia Williams
Awarded $3,000 Grant
hD Student Loretta Alexia Williams has received
a $3,000 grant for her dissertation project from
the local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International,
a nursing honor society. Williams will use the $3,000
grant to assist with her research on male caregivers of
persons with end-stage renal disease.
Williams is an instructor in the BSN/MSN program
at UTHSC. She earned her associate’s degree in nursing
Loretta Alexia Williams, RN
from Shelby State Community College in 1994 and
her BSN from Union University in 2010. She has practiced in numerous facets of the
profession, developing expertise in medical, surgical and psychiatric nursing. Prior to
UTHSC, she worked with post-surgery patients at Methodist Germantown Hospital.
Her dissertation research interests include health disparities, minority health, and
mental health in male caregivers within the context of chronic illness.
Left to Right: Paul Webb,
Heather Hawkins and
Christina Puckett
Four Students Inducted
into Imhotep Society
The Imhotep Society recognizes students, faculty, staff and alumni who
have significantly contributed to student life and student process at UTHSC
and recognizes leadership on campus. The 2013-2014 inductees are:
• Michelle Baldwin
• Leah B. Okoth
• Carla Nefertiti Rosser
• Christopher (Cory) Wilbanks
Black Student Association Banquet Award Winners February 21, 2014
Left to Right: Keysha Ray, Ludwig Francillon, Latasha Garrett, Porshia Mahoro,
Jacqueline Taylor, Anita Brown and Adole Muruako
Andranna Fitzgerald
Nursing Annual Report 2014 41
Alumni & Development
Nursing Alumni Weekend
MAY 1-2, 2014
Nursing Annual Report 2014 43
Alumni & Development
he UT Health Science Center Office
of Development and Alumni Affairs is
pleased to announce the 1911 Society
charter membership roll as of June 30, 2014.
Named for the year of the Health Science
Center’s founding, the 1911 Society recognizes
and celebrates total giving by donors throughout
each fiscal year. “From recent
graduates, to alumni, friends, faculty
and staff, we are honored to extend
1911 Society membership to our
annual donors,” said Randy Farmer,
Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni
Affairs. “The gifts we receive go a long way toward
helping our students, faculty, programs and facilities. To each of
you who has given, thank you.”
1911 Society membership is based on total giving to the
Health Science Center between July 1 and June 30 each year.
Membership level is based on total
contributions across six different levels
of private support. Donors can direct
gifts to any college, program or fund
at the UT Health Science Center to
retain or initiate membership. “Private
donors to our campus are the leaders of
our past, present and future,”
said Farmer. “Members of the
1911 Society demonstrate an
extraordinary level of interest,
involvement and support
through their generous financial support.”
Your loyalty matters to us, to our
students … and to you. For more information on how
to make a gift and become a member of the 1911 Society,
please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
at (901) 448-5516 or visit online at
1911 Milestone Member
1911 Visionary Member
1911 Dean’s Alliance Member
1911 Chancellor’s Circle Member
1911 Patron Member
1911 Hyman Associate Member
1911 Society Benefits
1911 Society Decal
FY13 and FY14 members are identified as Charter Members
Recognition in annual Roll of Honor
Collegiate and campus publications
Communication from UTHSC Students
Email, letter and/or postcard contacts
Communication from UTHSC Dean
New year correspondence, update after board meetings
Special Invitations to Campus Events
1911 Society Lapel Pin
Annual VIP Communication from the Chancellor
Special Recognition at Events
Note on rosters, note on name tags, recognized from the
podium when possible
Dean's Alliance
Chancellor’s Circle
Hyman Associate
$100 - $249
$250 - $499
$500 - $999
$1,000 - $2,499
$2,500 -$4,999
$5,000 - $10,000
More than 100 students and gracious donors gathered in the Student Alumni
Center on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, for a dinner recognizing the 2014-2015
scholarship recipients from the College of Nursing. This year, the college
awarded more than $316,900 in scholarships. With rising educational costs,
the need for scholarships has never been more important.
A gift or pledge of $25,000 or more will establish a scholarship in the
College of Nursing. An endowment may be named in honor or memory of
an individual, a family or an organization. The principal of the endowment
is invested and never touched. Only earned income is expended, ensuring
annual awards in perpetuity.
If you are interested in establishing an endowment, please contact Adele Hixon-Day, director of Development, at 901-448-5516 or [email protected]
$100 - $249
$250 - $499
$500 - $999
$1,000 - $2,499
$2,500 - $4,999
$5,000 – $10,000
The CON Scholarship Dinner – Showing Your Support!
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Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
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