School of Nursing Newsletter

Notable Achievements


Congratulations to those who have recently had their work published.Citations are as follows:

CLR faculty:

  • Susan Sinclair:  Sinclair S. M., Jones J.K., Miller, R.K., Greene, M.F., Kwo, P.Y., Maddrey, W.C.  (July 8, 2017).  The Ribavirin pregnancy registry: An interim analysis of potential teratogenicity at the mid-point of enrollment. Drug Safety.  doi: 10.1007/s40264-017-0566-6. [Epub ahead of print].
  •  Albano, J.D., Sinclair, S., Scheuerle, E., Watts, D.H., Koram, N., et al. (2017) Zidovudin exposure during pregnancy and hypospadias in infants: An analysis of data from the antiretroviral pregnancyrRegistry, 1989-2014. Clin Res HIV/AIDS 4(1): 1033. Available at:

Nursing faculty:

  • Beth Gazza:   Gazza, E. A. (2017).  The experience of teaching online in nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education, 56(6), 343-349. doi:10.3928/01484834-20170518-05
  • Tammy Arms:   Chen, A., Arms, T., Jones, B., Okamoto, J., Rowan, N., & Wong-Kim, E. (2017). Chapter 14: Interprofessional Education in the Clinical setting. The Health Professions Educator: A practical guide for new and established faculty, Springer Publishing.   Arms was invited to participate in this project by School of Social Work professor Noell Rowan, who along with Arms has conducted interprofessional simulations.
  • Scott Saccomano:   Saccomano, S. & Ferrara, L. (2017). Assessment and management of wrist pain, The Nurse Practitioner Journal, 42(8);15-19.


  • RN-BS Students:Congratulations to those students enrolled in the RN-BS course Nsg 316 (Professional Nursing Practice of the Baccalaureate Nurse) who have had their letters to the editor published. Listings of students who have achieved this accomplishment and the respective publications are currently unavailable. 


Congratulations to those who have made recent presentations, both within the U.S. and abroad: 

  • Honors studentSusan Sinclair for her presentation:  “Evaluating in Utero Medication Exposure and Maternal Disease on Infants:  The importance of Pediatric Follow-up Information” (abstract number:  ESPN7-0252). The presentation was part of the Poster Walk at the 28th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric & Neonatal Intensive Care, June 6-9, in Lisbon, Portugal.  Nursing Honors student Alix Theodossiou (Dec. ’17) (pictured at right) was a contributor to the presentation. 
  • Susan Sinclair (among others) for her presentation “Postmarketing Commitment Trends in Pediatric Patient Populations at the  22nd annual international meeting of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) May 20-24, ’17 in Boston.
  • steph and bethBeth Gazza: A podium presentation on Using the Lived Experience to Increase the Cadre of Nursing Faculty who Teach Online at Sigma Theta Tau International’s 28th Annual International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland, in July.  Gazza also made a podium presentation with her colleagues (D. F. Hunker and T. Shellenbarger) on “Doctoral Nursing Students’ Use of Evidence-Based Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Scholarly Writing at the STTI 28th Annual International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland.  Gazza and Turrise, pictured at left, show off a CHHS shirt at the Cliffs of Moher (Ireland). 
  • book promotionStephanie Turrise presented her poster (co-authored by Nasrin Falsafi and Psychology faculty Richard Pond) on “Effects of Mindfulness on Outcomes in Cardiac Rehabilitation Participants: A Pilot Study" at the STTI 28th Annual International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin.  She also participated in the “Meet the Author” session promoting her recent book The Essentials of Clinical Reasoning for Nurses (STTI, 2017), co-authored by RuthAnne Kuiper, Daniel Pesut and Sandra O’Donnell.
  • Diane Pastor presented her poster “Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Driving Safety for Persons with Dementia” at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and World Congress in San Francisco. 

NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat

  • Carolyn Jones was accepted to the NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat in Washington, DC.  The NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat is a year-long mentored program to assist nurse educators develop as writers and to disseminate their research. The retreat is scheduled for Nov. 4-5 at the NLN headquarters in Washington, D.C.