Dawson, R.M. & Richardson, J. School Nurses and Asthma Care in the Southeastern United States. Abstract accepted for podium presentation at the ACHNE Annual Institute, June 2022, Arlington, Virginia. Patel, K., Rugh, K., Raynor, P., Corbett, C., & Dawson, R.M. Early Healthcare Communication Skills Training in an Undergraduate Honors Laboratory Course. Abstract accepted for podium presentation at the Sigma Congress July 2022, Edinburgh, Scotland. Scott, A., Pate, L.B., Catledge, C., Vereen, G., & Dawson, R.M. Hepatitis B Immunity among Undergraduate Nursing Students: Documentation and Alignment with Best Practices. Abstract accepted for podium presentation at the Sigma Congress July 2022, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Please plan to attend the College of Nursing Open House and Southern Soiree on Friday, September 23rd, The Open House will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., with the Southern Soiree to follow! In addition to showing off our research posters, the ACORN Center will host a fun, interactive activity with participation prizes, and have refreshments, including "acorn" cookies! More details to come, but Mark your Calendar for September 23rd!
Welcome New Members
The ACORN Center is delighted to welcome several new faculty and students. Dr. Abbas Tavakoli, Dr, Malissa Mulkey, Dr. Kristen Weaver-Toedtman, and Dr. Lorie Donelle are new Core faculty members, Dr. Kate Jones is a new Associate faculty member, and Dr. Mke Parmer is a new Affiliate member. We look forward to their participation and contributions to the Center!
Recent and Upcoming National & International Presentations
Hutto, A. & Baliko B. A Scoping Review of Shared Trauma. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the 33rd Annual Boston International Trauma Conference, May 2022, Boston, Massachusetts.
Vick, L. (2022). Mental Health Disorders: Co-morbidities with Sickle Cell Disease. Invited Presentation at the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates (IASCNAPA), St. Jude Children's Hospital, and University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Sickle Cell Disease Curriculum Boot Camp. June 2022 Memphis, TN Sylvestre. C. & Vick, L. Neurological Disorders: Acute and Chronic Complications in Person with Sickle Cell Disease. Invited Presentation at the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates (IASCNAPA), St. Jude Children's Hospital, and University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Sickle Cell Disease Curriculum Boot Camp. June 2022 Memphis, TN
Recent Faculty Awards
Congratulations to Dr. Jenerette who received the Faculty Mentor Award at the College of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day! Well deserved!
Congratulations to Dr. Wright who received the College of Nursing Outstanding Dissertation Award! We are proud of you!
Recent Student Awards
Congratulations to our undergraduate student scholars who secured Magellan grants for their research: Natalie Trimble for study titled, TRICARE Beneficiary Experiences with Pediatric Specialty Healthcare (mentors: Corbett, Wright, and Taylor) Khushi Patel for study titled, Exploring Medical Mistrust by Income Level in South Carolina: Patient Perceptions of Primary Care Providers (mentors: Dawson and Corbett) Baily Goldschmidt for study titled, Healthcare Transitions: Exploring Young Adults’ Perceptions of the Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care (mentor: Dawson)
Congratulations to ACORN Center Undergraduate Scholar Sydney Reichardt who received the outstanding undergraduate student poster award at the College of Nursing’s Research and Scholarship Day for her poster titled, Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life in People with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: A Descriptive Feasibility Study. Ms. Reichardt also received a South Carolina Honors College Grant to conduct work that will support her honor’s thesis titled, Exploring the Relationships between Depressive Symptoms, Quality of Life and Total Daily Activity of People with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.
The ACORN Center has been delighted to welcome three new faculty and a new Graduate Student Scholar over the past few months! Drs. Joy Deupree, Donna Kazemi, and Pam Wright joined the Center as Core faculty in December 2021! We look forward to their contributions to our mission in the upcoming months and years. Please refer to their biographies for information about their programs of research. Ms. April Hutto joined the Center as the Graduate Student Scholar in February 2022. Ms. Hutto is a PhD in Nursing Science student at UofSC and employed as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. She is board certified as both a family nurse practitioner and a psychiatric nurse practitioner. For her dissertation research, Ms. Hutto plans to study the impact of shared trauma reality on health care providers and their therapeutic relationships with patients.
Drs. Dezhi Wu and Phyllis Raynor and colleagues presented, Communication Exchange Patterns of Pregnancy-Related Substance Use Disorder on Twitter During COVID-19 Pandemic, at the Big Data Health Science 2022 Annual Conference (February 2022) in Columbia, South Carolina.
Drs. Cindy Corbett and Coretta Jenerette and colleagues’ poster presentation, Cultivating human subjects protection knowledge and social justice advocacy: A PhD student escape room, was presented at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Doctoral Education conference in January 2022 and received the first place award in the category for “quality improvement and evidence-based practice”.
Dr. Pam Wright, new ACORN faculty member and former ACORN Center Graduate Faculty Scholar, received a Breakthrough Graduate Scholar Award, from the University of South Carolina in December 2021. The award recognizes students who have made considerable contributions to research and scholarly activities. Congratulations Dr. Wright!
Dr. Joy Deupree was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in October 2021. Academy Fellows are nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education management, practice, and research. Of the nearly 4.2 million registered nurses in the United States, less than 3000 are Academy Fellows. Congratulations Dr. Deupree!