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Thursday, February 9, 2017


*** Featured Awards ***

Dean William Holzemer Recognized for Outstanding Work in Fight against HIV/AIDS

William L. Holzemer, dean and distinguished professor, received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), presented during the organization’s annual conference held November 10-12 in Atlanta, GA.
With 40 chapters located across the globe, ANAC is the leading professional nursing association responding to HIV/AIDS. Since its establishment in 1987, ANAC has provided a wide range of resources for nurses in working in clinical care, research, prevention, and policy related to HIV/AIDS, while serving as an advocate for people living with HIV.
Holzemer’s work in HIV/AIDS care has focused on symptom management, medication adherence, and stigma. Certified in 1987 as an AIDS Train-the-Trainer, he has been an active member of ANAC since 1990. He helped establish the San Francisco ANAC chapter and is a member of the New Jersey chapter.  He served on the ANAC Research Committee from 1993-1995 and gave keynote addresses at ANAC conventions in 2006 and 2007. He has authored some 138 papers on HIV, 30 of which were published in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. 

He has served on major national commissions and panels that have shaped HIV diagnosis, care, and prevention efforts over the past 30 years, among them the 1994 panel that developed the first national guidelines for HIV care in the U.S. While at UCSF, he received 14 NIH-funded grants totaling more than $7 million and aimed at improving the lives of people living with HIV. At UCSF he also coordinated the establishment of the International Network of HIV/AIDS Researchers – a group still conducting research today. Read more about Dr. Holzemer

Dr. Ann Marie P. Mauro Inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Ann Marie P. Mauro, professor, assistant dean, and director of the Center for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), was one of 164 outstanding nurse leaders inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) at the Academy’s annual policy conference, October 20-22, 2016 in Washington, DC.  Rutgers School of Nursing hosted a reception at the AAN conference to celebrate Dr. Mauro’s achievement of this milestone in her illustrious career.

An invitation to become a Fellow of the AAN is one of the highest honors in the profession of nursing. Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and the development of health care policy. A certified nurse educator, clinical nurse leader, and member of the Board of Governors of the National League for Nursing, Mauro is an expert in diversity, educational policy, innovative teaching strategies, and curriculum development. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and American Association of Colleges of Nursing have recognized her groundbreaking diversity work with a New Careers in Nursing Innovation Award and an Above and Beyond Award. Her numerous awards include recognition as a 2016 Nurse of the Year Finalist by the March of Dimes-New Jersey Chapter.  Read more about Dr. Mauro here

New Jersey Nurse Leaders Honor Dr. Edna Cadmus for Lifetime of Achievement

Edna Cadmus, clinical professor and specialty director of the Graduate Nursing Leadership tracks, received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Organization of Nurse Leaders, New Jersey (ONL-NJ), as its annual Holiday Meeting and Awards Brunch held December 8 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township.

Cadmus was recognized for her “lifetime dedication to nursing leadership and her limitless passion to advance the profession,” by ONL-NJ, established in 1971 to provide a united voice representing nursing leaders and administrators across practice settings. With more than 550 members, ONL NJ is affiliated with the New Jersey Hospital Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
During her 16 years as senior vice president for patient care services at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Cadmus led the institution’s successful drive to initial designation, followed by three-time re-designation, under the Magnet Recognition Program® of the American Nurses Credentialing Center. As executive director of the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing she plays a critical role in informing policy development related to the nursing workforce and patient care. Cadmus also serves as a co-lead for the New Jersey Action Coalition whose important work includes development of a long-term-care nurse residency program supported by $1.6 million from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Learn more about Dr. Cadmus

National Health Policy Research Scholars Program Selects Jennifer McGee-Avila

Jennifer McGee-Avila, a student in the joint PhD in Urban Systems program employed as program manager for the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center, was one of only 40 applicants selected to participate in the first cohort of the Health Policy Research Scholars program, a new national initiative led by Johns Hopkins University with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The program, which serves participants from communities traditionally underrepresented in doctoral programs, helps scholars develop high-level leadership skills through professional coaching, mentoring, networking and an advanced health policy curriculum.  . Learn more about McGee-Avila.

SON Faculty Members, Student Join New York Academy of Medicine

Wendy Budin, professor and associate dean for Entry to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice; Yuri Jadotte, assistant professor and assistant director for education, Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation; and Gina Miranda-Diaz, adjunct faculty and alumna (DNP ‘12); were elected as Fellows in the New York Academy of Medicine.

Beth Jameson, student in the PhD in Nursing program, was elected a student member; her mentor is Teri Lindgren, assistant professor and specialty director, Community Health.  Established in 1847, the Academy is dedicated to advancing health and well-being of people living in cities worldwide. Its prestigious Fellows program includes more than 2,000 individuals, elected by their peers, from across the medical and health professions, and other disciplines affecting health. Its student membership program provides a unique opportunity for aspiring health professionals to become more involved in issues relevant to the health of the public.

Alumna and Professor Emerita Beverly Whipple Named Rutgers University 250th Anniversary Fellow

Beverly Whipple , who holds a MS in Counseling, MS in Nursing, and a PhD in Psychobiology, with a major in Neurophysiology, from Rutgers, was honored by the Graduate School-Newark at the Day of Revolutionary Thinking celebration held on Charter Day, November 10, 2016. Hosted by Rutgers University-Newark at the Great Hall at 15 Washington Street, the event recognized Rutgers alumni from a variety disciplines.
A certified sexuality educator, sexuality counselor, and sex researcher, Whipple is the co-author of the international best-seller, The G Spot and Other Discoveries About Human Sexuality, which has been translated into 22 languages and was re-published as a classic 23 years later in 2005. She has also co-authored four additional books covering topics including sexual pleasure, safer sex, and outwitting osteoporosis. Whipple has appeared on more than 300 radio and TV programs and has been featured in hundreds of magazines, including being named in 2013, one of the 10 Sexual Revolutionaries You Should Know by Cosmopolitan magazine. She has delivered over 800 talks and keynote speeches, and published over 200 research articles and book chapters. 

AJN Book of the Year Award Underscores SON’s Leadership in Comprehensive Systematic Review

Cheryl Holly, professor and co-director, Northeast Center for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST); Susan Salmond, executive vice dean, professor, and co-director of NEST; and Alumna Marie Saimbert received a 2016 AJN Book of the Year Award for their seminal text, Comprehensive Systematic Review for Advanced Nursing Practice (2nd Edition). New York: Springer (2016). This year’s award bestowed third place in the Advanced Practice Nursing category. The first edition of the book was a 2012 AJN Book of the Year second-place winner, and also was named a Doody Core Title. Through their leadership at NEST, Holly and Salmond are promoting evidence-based practice in health care and health policy at an international scale. Learn more

*** More Awards and Honors ***

SON Alumni Association Celebrates Excellence at Gala Awards Celebration

Congratulations to Kofi Polley, senior executive associate, Student Services and Administration, for his leading contributions to the success of the annual Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association (RSONAA) Scholarship Gala. Polley is official liaison to the RSONAA, which attracted more than 185 registered guests for the event held October 27, 2016 at the Newark Club’s Metropolitan Room. Click here for event photos.
Honored at the fundraising and networking event that commemorated Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary, were Cheryl A. Krause-Parello (PhD '07), 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award; and Adriana L. Castaño (MS ’12), 2016 Rising Star Award. The inaugural RSONAA President’s Award went to Susan B. Hassmiller, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s senior advisor for nursing. A highlight of the evening was RSONAA’s presentation of its 2016 fellowships and scholarships to these students: Shaakira Abdul-Razzaq, Terry Bustos, Joyce Hertzog, Shine Kannampilly, Nikhila Manchikanti, Molly Naft, Kaitlin Schadt and Kelly Van Wyck.

*** Awards and Honors: Alumni and Students ***

SON Alumni Sweep Top Poster Awards at Organization of Nurse Leaders Research Day
At the Organization of Nurse Leaders - New Jersey (ONL NJ) 14th Annual Research Day - Innovations and Outcomes in Health Care, held  June 17, 2016 in Princeton, NJ, the top poster presentation awards went to three recent DNP graduates (Class of May 2016):

1st Place: Josephine Bodino, The Use of a Zen den and the reduction of stress in registered nurses: A pilot study;
2nd Place: Sonia Pervaiz, To develop, implement, and evaluate Unit Practice Council (UPC) using Relationship Based Care (RBC) model to improve empowerment and teamwork among nurses in telephone triage in a federal hospital;
3rd Place: Tracy R. Vitale, Impact of a structured mentoring program on leadership practices and job satisfaction among nurse leaders.

Alumna Gloria Chan,  then a Nurse Anesthesia student, presented Choice of anesthetic  technique for cancer patients, at two conferences: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Leadership Connection (2016, September), Indianapolis, IN, and American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Mid-Year Assembly  (2016, April), Washington, DC.  She is featured in “Inspiring Member Stories” at

Alumna Molly Jacob (Family Nurse Practitioner MSN ’02) received the Annual Essay Award from the Association of American Indian Nurses (AAIN-NJ2), presented at its 10th Anniversary Gala, held June 4, 2016 at the Gran Centurions, in Clark, NJ. The organization also recognized and presented scholarship awards to four Rutgers School of Nursing undergraduate students:  Ashraf Choudhury, Ishita Patel, and Abel Samuel.

Michelle Katz, student in the Family Nurse Practitioner MSN program, Class of ’17, received a 2016 scholarship from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, presented at its annual conference held June 2016, San Antonio, TX.

Aleksandra Novik, student in the Family Nurse Practitioner DNP Class of ’17, received the Nurses’ Choice Award for Best Poster of the Day for her work, New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program. (2016, September). Poster presented at the Morristown Medical Center Research Day .Morristown, NJ.

Alumna Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, (BS in Nursing ’12), received the 2016 Northeast Regional Rising Star GEM Award from at an awards gala held September 16, 2016.  Employed as a critical care RN at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, she is a nurse blogger for the Huffington Post and Thrive; contributor to Scrubs Magazine; and is in the process of publishing her first nursing non-fiction book. Learn more at

Zainab Poonawalla, student, generic BS in Nursing program, received the 2016 Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. The award, presented to one faculty member and one student from participating nursing schools in the Foundation’s Newark metro service area, recognizes extraordinary compassion in caring for patients and their families.

Victoria Ribsam, then a graduate student, and colleagues won the First Place Poster Award for their poster:  Ribsam, V., Shokoff, E., & Craigie, J. (2016, May 21-24). Engaging Staff to Enhance the Discharge Process, presented at the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses Congress, Orlando, FL. According to Victoria, the poster is based on work she did in fall 2014 for a project in a class taught by Professor Edna Cadmus. “My work on that project really changed the way our joint center team talks to one another and works on process improvement. We have seen sustained improvement.”

Sapna Kakwani, a post-BSN to DNP student in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program was accepted for a year-long fellowship with the NJ LEND program, effective August 2016. A new program of the Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) provides graduate level interdisciplinary training aimed at preparing health professions students to address needs of children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. Students receive a stipend and may receive course credit. Sally Porter, assistant professor, is a leader in the planning and implementation of the new program and will teach a course on the care of the medically complex child.

*** Appointments ***

Amita Avadhani, assistant professor, director of the, Post Master’s DNP-Practice program, and coordinator of the Adult Gerontology Acute/Critical Care Nurse Practitioner MSN program, was appointed by Governor Christie to serve on the Task Force on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The nine-member task force, located within the New Jersey Department of Health, is charged with promoting public awareness about the causes of COPD in order to increase knowledge about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, effective prevention strategies, and disease management. 

Susan Caplan, assistant professor, was appointed to a three-year term on the Editorial Board of the Hispanic Health Care International (HHCI) Journal. Board members agree to review 2-3 manuscripts per quarter and work closely with the editors to ensure the journal’s editorial vision and practices are applied.

Joseph Boney, instructor and director of undergraduate adjunct faculty development; D. Anthony (Tony) Forrester, professor; and Mary Kamienski, professor and special director, Family Nurse Practitioner-Emergency Care program, were elected to the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Faculty Council for three-year terms, effective July 1, 2016.

William L. Holzemer, dean and distinguished professor, has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Vising Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey. VNANNJ. The association has devoted more than a century to delivering home health services to residents of Morris and Hunterdon counties and neighboring communities who want to return home safely following hospitalization or need a helping hand to remain in the comfort of home due to an illness, disability or advanced age.

Olga F. Jarrín, assistant professor, was appointed to the Early Career Reviewer Program, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health. The program engages participants in working side-by-side with some of the most accomplished researchers in their fields to help NIH identify the most promising grant applications. It offers participants the opportunity to learn how reviewers determine overall impact scores, get an insider’s view of how grant applications are evaluated, and serve the scientific community by participating in NIH peer review

Mary L. Johansen, clinical associate professor and associate director of the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, was elected to the board of directors for the Organization of Nurse Leaders – New Jersey (ONL-NJ) for a two-year term, effective January 1, 2017.

Alumna Donna L. Murray (Women’s Health NP), was elected president of the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN) for 2016–2018. She is employed as assistant director of Admissions and Recruitment at the JFK Muhlenberg School of Nursing in Plainfield. An affiliate of the National League for Nursing, NJLN promotes excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation's health at the constituent level.

Valerie Smith Stephens, assistant dean and director of the EOF program, was appointed as an applications reviewer for the High Impact Pilots (HIP) and Standards Exploration Awards (SEA) Cooperative Agreements.  A program of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the HIP grants program aims to catalyze the implementation of standards and technology that can be used to improve the sharing of health information among health care stakeholders; improve care delivery; and demonstrate how health IT can positively impact patient experience.


***Gifts and Grants***

Under leadership of Karen D’Alonzo, associate professor and associate dean for Nursing Science, Rutgers School of Nursing is one of only 28 schools of nursing nationwide to receive a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholarsprogram to increase the number of nurses with PhD degrees. The program will provide generous financial support, mentoring, and leadership development opportunities to nurses who commit to earn their PhDs in three years. At Rutgers, two students from underrepresented minority groups in nursing research will receive this prestigious scholarship as they enter the program in fall 2017. Rutgers SON’s PhD in Nursing program invites applications from prospective students. For more information, please contact administrative coordinator, Rosario Reyes-Urbina

Yuri T. Jadotte,  assistant professor,  and assistant director of education, Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation, was selected by the American Cancer Society to receive the Physician Training Award in Cancer Prevention (PTACP), a $100,000 two-year training grant for residency at Stony Brook University under the supervision of Dr. Dorothy Lane, MD, MPH. Recipients of this award are incoming residents in the medical specialty of Preventive Medicine, who possess a demonstrated aptitude for teaching and research and commitment to a career in cancer prevention. Awards are made to the host institution to support the enrichment of the resident’s training with cancer-related clinical practice, teaching and research. More information on this award is available

Yuri T. Jadotte, assistant professor, and assistant director of education, Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation, is the principal investigator of a one-year award totaling $100,000. The project, Clinical predictive value of systematic reviews with meta-analysis for future research on patients with multiple chronic conditions: a demonstration project using the case of preventive statin therapy, is being supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Learn more about Jadotte here.

Olga F. Jarrín, PhD, RN, assistant professor, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $746,998. The project, titled Comparative Effectiveness of Home Care Environments for Diverse Elders' Outcomes, is being supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Using the latest advances in comparative effectiveness research methods, the project aims to detect racial/ethnic disparities in home health outcomes, understand the contributing factors (individual, family, community and health systems), and evaluate the comparative effectiveness of nursing delivery system strategies on improving outcomes for home health patients under different individual and socio-environmental circumstances. The project is capitalizing on a unique data set, comprised of nurse surveys providing detailed information about nursing care and work environment within home health agencies in nearly 950 home health agencies that serve older adults living in diverse communities.

Ann Marie P. Mauro, professor, assistant dean and director of the Center for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) at Rutgers School of Nursing, and Debora L. Tracey, MSN, RN, CNE, instructor and director of the Center for Clinical Learning, an affiliated center of CERI, have received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Jersey Nursing Initiative program. Dr. Mauro is project director and principal investigator and Professor Tracey is co-project director and co-investigator for the one-year, $200,000 grant, Innovative Use of Simulation to Redesign the Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum to Address Population Health, (7/1/16-6/30/17). As the U.S. health care systems shifts from focusing on individual acute care to an approach that addresses the health status and health needs of target populations, the grant project has important implications for nursing education and practice. The project team is developing instructional tools to be incorporated into the Rutgers baccalaureate curriculum and disseminated throughout the health professions education community, including case study video vignettes using actors trained to represent “standardized patients,” and simulation exercises using high-fidelity manikins. The team is partnering with Bonnie Geissler, senior vice-president clinical effectiveness and chief nursing informatics officer at RWJ Barnabas Health along with Rutgers School of Nursing faculty, to develop realistic patient scenarios involving two unfolding cases representing common chronic conditions among targeted populations: (1) an older African American adult with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and heart failure; and (2) an Hispanic/Latino child with asthma.  Learn more about NJNI grantees 2016-2017.

William L. Holzemer, dean and distinguished professor, received one of 20 special grants of $20,000 each from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey (HFNJ)given to celebrate its 20th anniversary. By request of the Foundation, the $20,000 grant is designated for the Community Health Worker program at Rutgers School of Nursing’s Jordan and Harris Community Center serving residents at Newark Public Housing developments. Since its establishment in 1996, HFNJ has awarded more than $127,000,000 in grants to improve the health and wellness of the most vulnerable people in greater Newark and the Jewish community of Metrowest, NJ.

Rutgers Community Health Center (RCHC), Rutgers School of Nursing’s federally qualified health care center (FQHC) was one of four New Jersey health centers to receive a 2016 New Jersey Patient-Centered Medical Home Awards in the amount of $35,000 each, part of an $8.6 million funding initiative for 246 health centers in 44 states and territories.  The awards will help to improve quality of care and patients’ and providers’ experience of care through the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) health care delivery model, which provides patients with enhanced access, planning, management, and comprehensive care. These awards will provide assistance to health centers to make the changes necessary to achieve, expand and optimize PCMH recognition.

Rutgers Community Health Center (RCHC), Rutgers School of Nursing’s federally qualified health care center (FQHC) received a grant of $189,750 from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. The grant assisted RCHC in establishing a multidisciplinary, dedicated pediatric primary care team that includes community health workers, to support the healthy development of infants and children, aged 0-21 living in public housing in East Newark. The grant, awarded in 2016, is part of the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey’s Integrated Pediatric Primary Care Initiative, which seeks to improve the delivery of health care, including behavioral health services, to vulnerable, underserved children in Newark, while developing models for care delivery across the nation. 

Publications and Presentations


SON Video Highlights Stigma related to HIV

Karen Forgash, coordinator of multimedia design, and Judith Collins, program development specialist II at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center, were editor and producer, respectively of a video, The Effects of Stigma on People Living with HIV in Rural America. Shown at the National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment in Washington, DC, August 23-26, 2016, the video is an initiative of the FXB Center’s AETC Program and its Rural Health Committee members.  Click here for the video

SON Alumna Publishes Bioterrorism Thriller

Gloria Casale, (AS in Nursing ’61), published a novel, BIOTERROR, The Essential Threat (2016: Archway).  Learn more

*** Publications ***

Nour Alayan, candidate for PhD in Nursing and teaching fellow, and Lynn Shell, clinical assistant professor. (2016). Screening adolescents for substance use: The role of NPs in school settings. Nurse Practitioner, 41(5), 1-6. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000482380.82853.c0 Download here

Amita Avadhani, specialty director, Post-Master’s DNP Program. (2017). Should procedural skills be a part of the acute care nurse practitioner curriculum? Nurse Education Today (50), 115-118. Published online in advance of print.

Susan Caplan, assistant professor:
Caplan, S. (2016). A pilot study of a novel method of measuring stigma about depression developed for Latinos in the faith-based setting. Community Mental Health Journal, 52(6), 701-709.  doi: 10.1007/s10597-016-0005-7. Download
Caplan S., Little, T.V., Reyna P., Sosa Lovera, A., Garces-King, J., Queen, K., Nahar, R. (2016). Mental health services in the Dominican Republic from the perspective of health care providers. Global Public Health. Published online. htto://
Caplan, S., Little, T. V., Garces-King, J. (2016). Stigma about mental illness among multidisciplinary health care providers. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice and Consultation 5(3), 196-206

Mary DiGiulio, assistant professor, assistant dean for clinical operations, and COO of Rutgers Community Health Center;  Peter Oates,  director of health care services at the FXB Center, and Wendy Ritch, student in PhD in Urban Systems program. (2016). LGBTQ patient care. In Buttaro, T. M., Trybulski, J., Polgar-Bailey, P., Sandberg-Cook, J. (Eds.), Primary care: A collaborative practice (5th edition). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Deanna Gray-Miceli, assistant professor:
Gray-Miceli, D., Mazzia, L.M., Crane, G. (2016). Advanced practice nurse-led statewide  collaborative to reduce falls in hospitals. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Advance online publication: doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000213
Gray-Miceli, D., Quigley, P. (2016). Preventing falls in acute care. In Boltz, M. Capezuti, E., Fulmer,T. ,Zwicker, D. (Eds.), Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice (5th edition) (pp. 283-309). New York, NY: Springer.
Gray-Miceli, D., Ratcliffe. S., Thomasson, A., Quigley, P., Li, K., Craelius, W. (2016). Clinical risk factors for orthostatic hypotension: Results among elderly fallers in long term care. Journal of Patient Safety. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000274
Sheng, C., Gray-Miceli, D., Craelius, W. (2016). New approach to assess elders’ balance. Today's Geriatric Medicine 9(5), 30. View article.

Olga Jarrín, assistant professor:  Tay, W. S., Jarrín, O. (2016). The relationship between manpower allocation and nursing home patient quality of care. Rutgers Research Review, 1(2). View article.

Ann Marie P. Mauro, assistant dean, professor, and director of the Center for Educational Research and Innovation: 
Mauro, A.M.P., Escallier, L.A., Rosario-Sim, M.G. (2016). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholar Alumni Toolkit: An innovative resource for transition to practice. Journal of Professional Nursing, 32(5), Supplement, S59-2. DOI:

Mauro, A.M.P. (Ed.). with B. Choi, B., and V. DeWitty. (2016). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing pre-entry immersion program toolkit (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: New Careers in Nursing. Download toolkit

Alumna Laura Mularz (DNP ‘15), and Mary L. Johansen, clinical associate professor and associate director, New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing. (2016).
An educational program to promote emotional mastery skills in nurse managers. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development 32(3).  E1-E-7. doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000246

Rita Musanti, assistant professor and RBHS Endowed Chair for Oncology Nursing, guest editor supplement on Exercise and Cancer, in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 10(6):
Musanti, R. (2016). How exercise can benefit patients with cancer. S2.  DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.S2.2
Musanti, R. (2016). Community-based exercise programs for cancer survivors. S25-30. DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.S2.25-30

Sally Porter, assistant professor; Cheryl Holly, professor and co-director of the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation; and Mercedes Echevarria, associate professor and associate dean for advanced nursing practice  (2016). Infants with delirium: A primer on prevention, recognition, and management, Pediatric Nursing 42(5), 226-229. Download PDF

Cheryl Holly, professor and co-director, Northeast Center for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST); Susan Salmond, executive vice dean, professor, and co-director of NEST; and Alumna Marie Saimbert. (2016). Comprehensive Systematic Review for Advanced Nursing Practice (2nd Edition). New York: Springer. (A 2016 AJN Book of the Year, 3rd Place). Learn more

Tara Heagele, student, PhD in Nursing. (2016). Disaster-related community resilience: A concept analysis and a call to action for nurses, Public Health Nursing, DOI: 10.1111/phn.12292, view online

*** Presentations ***

Janice A. Aloi, assistant director, Second Degree Baccalaureate Program. (2016, April). Connectedness and peer mentoring in a second degree baccalaureate nursing program. Paper presented at the National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International Bi-Annual Nursing Education Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Felesia Bowen, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Endowed Chair in Community Pediatric Nursing director, Center for Urban Youth and Families, and assistant professor. (2016, August).  Asthma 101: What you need to know. Presentation at a seminar, United Way of Essex and West Hudson, Newark, NJ.

Felesia Bowen, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Endowed Chair in Community Pediatric Nursing and director, Center for Urban Youth and Families; and Patricia O’Brien-Richardson, interim CEO, Rutgers Community Health Center and candidate, PhD in Urban Systems. (2016, May). Panelists, I Am My Sister’s Keeper,  Newark Mayor’s Second Annual Young Women’s Symposium, Newark, NJ.

Molly Bradshaw, instructor, specialty director for the Family Nurse Practitioner MSN Program and the DNP Project/DNP Project Courses. (2016, May).  A Tribute to military nursing. Lecture presented for Nurses Week at the VA Hospital, East Orange, NJ.

Pamela de Cordova, assistant professor. (2016, June).  A systematic review of the evidence concerning shift work and quality.  Presented at the AcademyHealth 2016 Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA.

Sherrie Gartrell, Michelle Harrison, Leonda Lee and Qadrriyyah McKinnis, community health workers, Rutgers Community Health Center. (2016, July).
Promoting community health workers in the effort to improve health outcomes for women and young children. Roundtable presentation at the Center for Sustainable Health Outreach (CSHO) 14th Annual Unity Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Olga F. Jarrín. assistant professor:  Madigan, E.A., Jarrín, O.F. & Pouladi, F. (2016, July). Global priorities for home care nursing research, education, practice and management. Presented at the 11th Biennial Conference of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery. ‘Strategic Conversations: The Nursing and Midwifery Contribution towards Global Health 2030’. Glasgow, Scotland. 

William L. Holzemer, dean and distinguished professor. (2016, November). Diamond in the rough: Research and benefits of service and academic collaboration. Presented at the RWJ Barnabas Health 11th Annual Nursing Research Day. Gems of Inquiry: Not just a pearl.

Qadrriyyah McKinnis, community health worker, Rutgers Community Health Center, (2016, October). Promoting CHWs and their role in addressing the barriers associated with Mental Health issues in the urban community. Podium presentation at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo, Denver, CO.

Patricia O'Brien-Richardson, Interim CEO, Rutgers Community Health Center and candidate, PhD in Urban Systems (2016, October). Physical activity among urban adolescent girls: What works? Paper presented at the 4th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Jovita Solomon-Duarte, adjunct instructor, and Rosario Estrada,  specialty director, Informatics Nursing. (2016, July). Improving maternal and infant mortality in three typhoon devastated municipalities. Abstract presented at the 37th Philippine Nurses Association of America National Conference, Washington, DC.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX:
Bradshaw, M. J. (2016, June). Infographics: Exploring applications in the clinical setting
DiGiulio, M., Bradshaw, M. J. (2016, June). Know your professional worth.
DiGiulio, M., Bradshaw, M. J. (2016, June). Nurse practitioner worth. Is this job offer fair? 

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Integrative Health Symposium, Newark, NJ, Poster Sessions:
Benenson, I., Jadotte, Y., Echevarria, M., Jadotte, Y. (2016, September). The factors influencing utilization of hospital services by adult sickle cell disease patients: A systematic review.
Bradshaw, M. (2016, September). Case study: Examining use of guided imagery to treat a woman with post-traumatic stress.
Hindin, P., Chase, S., Qureshi, R. (2016, September). A yoga practice for the management of secondary traumatic stress in certified nurse-midwives and student nurse-midwives.
Reed, T., Bradshaw, M., Charles, D., (2016, September). Guided imagery: Pilot use in surgery patients at the Veterans Administration hospital, East Orange, New Jersey.

New Jersey State Nurses Association/Institute for Nursing Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ:
Bradshaw, M. J. (2016, October). COPD: An update on practice changes for RNs and APNs. Podium Presentation.
Bradshaw, M. J. (2016, October). Cultivating good health for farmers: Raising awareness in the Garden State. Poster presentation.
Knox, B., Hindin, P. K., Bradshaw, M. J. (2016, October). Best practice in APN education for domestic violence screening: Expectations and opportunity for change.
Novik, A., Bradshaw, M. J.  (2016, October).Project Medicine Drop: Changing the way New Jersey disposes of unused medications. Poster Presentation.
Reed, T., Bradshaw, M. J. Guided imagery: Changing the approach to pain and anxiety for surgical patients. Poster presentation.

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