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Faculty Spotlights April 2022

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Dr. Teri Aronowitz Professor at Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing co-wrote a paper with her daughter Shoshanna Aronowitz, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC and PhD Student BoRam Kim, BSN, RN.Their manuscript “A Mixed-Studies Review of the School-to-Prison Pipeline and a Call to Action for School Nurses. The Journal of School Nursing, 37(1), 51-60” was chosen for the 2022 Journal of School Nursing (JOSN/SAGE) Scholarly Writing Award.It was chosen from all manuscripts published in 2021 in The Journal of School Nursing.  The criteria included: a clear introductory statement of the problem, purpose and related literature; builds on existing studies; and presents new or innovative topic.

Congratulations to Dr. Dawn Carpenter, Associate Professor at the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing. Her newest book “Fast Facts for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner” has been published by Springer and is listed as a #1 new release on Amazon.

Long lines at the Worcester library, people waiting to be vaccinated with the help of Tan Chingfen  Graduate School of Nursing DNP Program Director Dr. Jean Boucher, along with  nursing and medical students from UMass Chan  Medical School.

Dr. Shari Harding, Assistant Professor had an article published in the Journal of Addictions Nursing.  “It's Not Denial, It's Stigma: A Case Study” Addictions nurses often encounter barriers to care for clients such as stigma, especially in settings outside addictions specialty care. This article utilizes a case-study format to show and discuss concepts related to client engagement in recovery and overcoming stigma. Laura, a 65-year-old woman, presents with a worsening of her alcohol use disorder in the setting of a recent retirement, worsening symptoms of major depressive disorder, and the stressors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Addictions Nursing: 10/12 2021 - Volume 32 - Issue 4 - p 263-265 doi: 10.1097/JAN.0000000000000438

Dr. Ken Peterson, Assistant Professor in the DNP Program podcast episode titled “An Appreciative Narrative Inquiry” Dr. Peterson reflects on his experience as a nurse during the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Dr. Susan Feeney, Director of Adult Gerontology & Family Nurse Practitioner Tracks, Dr. Jill Terrien Associate Dean, Interprofessional and Community Partnerships and Victoria Rossetti manuscript “E-Cigarettes - a review of the evidence - harm versus harm reduction” was officially published through SAGE Publishing and Tobacco Use Insights is available here:

Gayle Gravlin, EdD, RN, NEA-BC; Mary Fortunato-Habib, DNP, MS, RN; Donna Gemme, DNP, MS, RN; Brittany Carney, DNP, FNP-BC, and Karen Dick, PhD, GNP-BC, FAANP article Diving in: Using a “Shark Tank” approach to teach business skills to future DNP leaders was accepted for publication by the Journal of Professional Nursing. The article is now available online thru May 04, 2022.

Shari Harding, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Psychiatry first authored the article Power on: The  rapid transition of a large interdisciplinary behavioral health department to telemental health during the COVID-19 pandemic with members of the Reliant Medical Group Behavioral Health Department.  They utilized the SOAR framework to discuss organizational change concepts related to the rapid transition to telemental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Benjamin Woodard, DNP, ENP-C, FNP-C, FAWM, Assistant Professor Article titled "The Rast-Np Pilot: Preparing New Graduate Nurse Practitioners for Emergent Procedures in Remote Settings Using A Novel Training Program" will be available in the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal.

Wonderful story about Alumni and Faculty member Dr. Rita Amoah in UMass Chan News Rita has also agreed to be the Invited Speaker at the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Induction Ceremony this Spring!

Beautiful article in Nursology titled “An Urgent Need for Peace” by Donna J. Perry, PhD, RN an associate professor in the PhD program.  Read the whole article here:

Joan Vitello-Cicciu, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor contributed to the article “Neurologically Based ‘Music for Medicine’ Helps Stressed-Out Medical Staff and Caregivers Recover Along with Patients”. Read more about how the global foundation Listen for Life is helping to heal the psychologically overwhelmed and exhausted caregivers and medical staff who are resigning in droves due to a basic need for self-preservation and emotional recovery.