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Warren Serving as Co-Chair of Foundation’s Nursing Research Grants Program

Joan Warren, PhD, RN-BC, NEA-BC, FAAN, of the School of Nursing (UMSON) has been selected to serve a one-year term as co-chair of the American Nurses Foundation’s (ANF) Nursing Research Grants program for 2018.

As co-chair, Warren will work closely with the current chair to guide the grant review process, then will become chair for 2019. Warren has been recognized for advancing the professionalism of nurses and improving hospital environments through research. Additionally, Warren has been instrumental in building structures and developing processes for infusing evidence-based practice and research into the Association for Nursing Professional Development.

“I am extremely honored to be selected as co-chair and future chair of ANF’s Nursing Research Grants program,” Warren said. “The program has supported beginner and experienced nurse scientists in conducting scientific research across the health care continuum for almost 60 years, and as a former recipient of the grant, I know how meaningful the award is to aspiring nurse scientists for their career growth. I look forward to working with the reviewers and ANF staff in achieving its mission for improving the health of the nation through the power of nursing research.”

Each year, through the Nursing Research Grants program, ANF provides funds to nurse researchers to conduct studies that contribute to advancing nursing science and enhancing patient care. The program continues to grow with contributions for nursing research from organizations and individuals. These donations support scientific research for advancing the practice of nursing, promoting health, and preventing disease.

“We want to congratulate Dr. Warren on the honor of being selected as co-chair of the ANF’s Nursing Research Grants program,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Her longstanding commitment to engaging nurses in research and the translation of evidence into practice coupled with her leadership in professional development for nurses make her ideally suited to contribute to this important national program.”

ANF is dedicated to transforming the nation’s health through the power of nursing. It is the only philanthropic organization with a mission to improve health care and support the United States’ 3.6 million nurses.

  
Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeNovember 15, 20170 comments
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The President’s Message

Check out the November issue of The President’s Message. It includes Dr. Perman’s column on UMB’s outreach to alumni, a wrap-up of Founders Week, Derreck Kayongo’s Politics and Policy presentation, MPower seed grant recipients and an award for the BioPark, stories on RISING Baltimore and the schools’ Mission of Mercy community service, a safety tip, and a roundup of student, faculty, and staff achievements.

  
Chris Zang Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, Contests, Education, For B'more, People, Research, Technology, UMB News, University Life, USGANovember 10, 20170 comments
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UMBrella Caregivers Group to Meet Nov. 20

UMBrella hosts Caregivers, a support group for members of the UMB community who care for elderly loved ones. Open to all faculty, staff, and students, we meet once a month to socialize, learn from each other, share resources and information, and hear from different experts on a wide range of topics.

Next Meeting

Nov. 20, noon-1 p.m., SMC Campus Center, Room 203

Please RSVP at umbrella@umaryland.edu

  
sonya evans Education, People, UMB News, University LifeNovember 10, 20170 comments
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‘Trauma of War’ Mask Exhibit, Luncheon, and Speaker on Nov. 20

A photo exhibit titled “Unmasking the Trauma of War” will soon be on display at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library’s (HS/HSL) Weise Gallery featuring masks that were created by military service members participating in art therapy sessions at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) in Bethesda, Md.

The masks explore the themes of patriotism, duality of self, and the physical and psychological pain so often experienced by our military service members.

A luncheon to kick off the exhibit featuring guest speaker Melissa Walker, MA, ATR, an art therapist and the Healing Arts Program Coordinator at NICoE, will be held Nov. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Gladhill Board Room on the fifth floor of the HS/HSL. Walker will discuss the masks and show several of them at the luncheon. For more information, click here.

To attend this event, please RSVP to events@hshsl.umaryland.edu. Seating is limited.

  
Everly Brown Clinical Care, Community Service, Education, PeopleNovember 10, 20170 comments
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Get a 20 Percent Discount on Everyman Theatre Tickets

Everyman Theatre, a professional theater with a resident company of artists from the Baltimore-Washington area, offers UMB faculty, staff, and students a 20 percent discount on tickets (except for  previews and opening-night performances).

Each season of plays is carefully curated to foster a diverse range of human experiences found in a mix of dramas and comedies selected from timeless classics to world premieres.

To see upcoming plays and ticket availability, please go to UMB’s Everyman Theatre web page.

  
Alice Powell Bulletin Board, For B'more, People, University LifeNovember 9, 20170 comments
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School of Nursing Dean, Faculty Member Honored At Sigma Convention

Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), a faculty member, four alumnae, and the School’s local Pi Chapter were honored at Sigma’s 44th Biennial Convention in Indianapolis.

The awards from Sigma (formerly Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society for Nursing) recognized health care professionals for their contributions to professional excellence.

Kirschling received the Melanie C. Dreher Outstanding Dean Award for Excellence in Chapter Support, which honors a dean who is an active participant in the chapter and is engaged in supporting Sigma chapter activities. The awardee also provides significant support from the school to the chapter while championing faculty and student involvement in chapter activities and encouraging faculty and student participation in local, regional, and/or global Sigma activities.

Erika Friedmann, PhD, professor and associate dean of research, was named an honorary member of Sigma. The organization bestows honorary membership upon individuals of national or global influence who are not eligible for regular membership but have furthered the course of health care and demonstrate sustained superior achievements that have contributed to the advancement of nursing and health care at the national or global levels.

The four alumnae who received awards at the convention were:

  • Janice Hoffman, PhD ’06, RN, ANEF
  • Robin P. Newhouse, PhD ’00, MS ’99, BSN ’87, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
  • Elizabeth Sloand, PhD, MS ’86, CPNP, FAAN
  • Nancy Sullivan, DNP, MS ’92, BSN ’75, RN

Sloand earned the Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children, presented each biennium to a nurse who has made significant contributions to the health and well being of children, and Newhouse earned the Dorothy Garrigus Adams Award for Excellence in Fostering Professional Standards, which recognizes leadership in encouraging the use and promotion of growth of professional standards. Hoffman and Sullivan received The Capstone International Nursing Book Award for their publication, Medical-Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Friedmann has been named an honorary member of STTI in recognition of her international standing as a researcher and scientist. We also warmly congratulate our alumnae on their prestigious awards,” Kirschling said. “It is truly a privilege to be a part of the School of Nursing’s Pi Chapter, which fosters nursing excellence not only among our own students, faculty, and alumni, but also among nurses throughout the region; being recognized for chapter support is indeed an honor and quite humbling.”

Additionally, UMSON’s local Pi Chapter was recognized through the Showcase of Regional Excellence for its efforts to fulfill Sigma’s Presidential Call to Action, which asks chapters to demonstrate influence through advocacy, policy, philanthropy, and/or lifelong learning. Pi Chapter was recognized at the regional level in the lifelong learning category for its partnership with the school’s Office of Professional Development to co-sponsor and support the Ann Ottney Cain Lecture in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and the Virginia Lee Franklin Lecture, both part of the annual Dean’s Lecture Series, and the Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics.

Sigma seeks to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Membership is offered to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who have demonstrated excellence by scholarship. Nurses who exhibit exceptional achievements in nursing also can be invited to join via the Nurse Leadership option.

  
Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Education, People, UMB News, University Life, USGANovember 9, 20170 comments
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Broadway 101 Event at Hippodrome: Learn to Sing with Becky Mossing

Bring your best voice, learn basic techniques, and learn a Broadway favorite by joining Becky Mossing for a one-hour vocal workshop at the Hippodrome Theatre on Nov. 16 at noon as part of the UMB Council for the Arts & Culture’s Broadway 101 Brown Bag Lunch Series.

Mossing is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she received an Outstanding Achievement Award in musical theater. She received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Goucher College in 2000. She has worked as an actor off-Broadway, in national tours, and in regional theater. She also has taught acting and/or musical theater classes at Everyman Theatre, Summer Stock Performing Arts Camp, and New York’s Musical Theatre Works, Inc. She is currently co-director of The Hippodrome Foundation’s summer theater camp. Her cabaret performances can be seen regularly in the Baltimore area.

To attend this event, register here.

For more on the Council for the Arts & Culture, check out its web page.

 

 

 

 

  
Alice Powell Bulletin Board, For B'more, People, University LifeNovember 8, 20170 comments
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Do-It-All Skills Earn Wells UMB Employee of the Month Award

Tara Wells is a bit of a multitasker.

In addition to the numerous and varied duties she performs as an administrative assistant II in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health (OSAH) at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Wells is trying to buy a home and working toward getting her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from University of Maryland University College.

The heavy load, however, hasn’t slowed her down or affected her job performance. In fact, she thrives in such an environment, which was evident when she was named the UMB Employee of the Month for September.

“I’m on Cloud 9,” Wells said after receiving praise from UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, a plaque, and word of a $250 bonus in her next paycheck. “I’m very, very honored. I’m beyond excited right now. I can’t stop smiling.”

Wells was instructed to report to the 14th floor of the Saratoga Building on Nov. 1 for a focus group with the UMB president. Perman did show up, but his mission was to put the group’s focus on Wells and to surprise her with the award. Attendees included School of Nursing Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN; associate professor and OSAH Chair Kathleen Michael, PhD, RN, CRRN; and OSAH administrator Wendy Bridges, who is Wells’ supervisor. All three beamed with pride as Perman spoke about Wells.

“People say that you always address every challenge and many requests that support and honor the students,” Perman said to Wells. “And I care very much about the students, because in the final analysis, that’s the reason we’re here. And I know you buy into that.

“I’m also told that you excel in performance, you go above and beyond what’s written in your job description, and you’re a team player. And if you know anything about me, teamwork is the thing that most excites me about what we do here. We do it together and we support each other.”

Wells, who joined the School of Nursing in 2012, plays her supporting role well, with tasks that include scheduling for the department chair, making sure nurses’ conference registrations are paid, keeping track of supplies for faculty and staff, maintaining a spreadsheet of faculty leave requests, creating and formatting certificates for preceptors, collecting timesheets from teaching assistants, and even planning parties.

“For the most part, that’s my title — I assist. So anything anybody needs, I assist them,” Wells said. “For instance, we’re having a party today, so I had to plan that, getting the food and other items, and that’s not an easy task. So I do a lot of everything.”

Like a Jack of all trades, she was asked. Wells responded with a laugh, saying, “Actually, I’d call it a Jacquelyn of all trades.”

Two traits of Wells’ trade are professionalism and patience, which were on display recently when a School of Nursing graduate was in California and struggling to get the proper paperwork needed to gain approval for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license. Wells said she was supposed to go home early that day but stayed late instead, juggling phone calls, emails, and faxes for more than two hours until the issue was resolved.

“It seemed like it was urgent, and I always put myself in other people’s shoes. If I really needed something, I would want someone to stop and help me. And I did,” she said. “I didn’t mind staying late. I’m just glad he got what he needed, and he emailed me to thank me. And that makes me feel good.

“I’m a people person, so I love to be interacting, and that’s why I took to the field of communications [for her studies],” added Wells, who said her future goals include becoming the executive producer of her own talk show. “I don’t like to be isolated in my job. And this job helps me to be in communication with people all day, every day.”

Asked what she likes best about her job, Wells said she loves the students, the staff, and especially her bosses.

Kirschling said the feeling is mutual.

“We have amazing staff, and Tara is one of our stars,” the School of Nursing dean said. “We’re just so grateful for all that she does, and I’m so proud of her.”

— Lou Cortina

  
Lou Cortina People, UMB News, University LifeNovember 7, 20170 comments
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School of Social Work’s Harrington Receives GADE Award for Excellence in Mentoring

University of Maryland School of Social Work professor Donna Harrington, PhD, recently was selected as winner of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) Award for Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students. Harrington will receive her award at the annual GADE Reception at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 10-14, 2018.

The GADE Award for Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students is given to a faculty member at a GADE member organization who has made extraordinary and sustained contributions to the scholarly development of social work doctoral students. This award recognizes that mentoring is an essential component of doctoral education and that mentoring helps to shape the future direction of social work. Faculty distinguished by this award display a strong commitment to, and effectiveness in, mentoring social work doctoral students.

Award criteria include:

  • Extraordinary, sustained commitment to mentoring of doctoral students.
  • Effectiveness in mentoring doctoral students with a demonstrated record of mentoring success.
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating an environment supportive of doctoral students.
  • Innovativeness in mentoring.

GADE was established more than 25 years ago to provide a forum for sharing ideas and strategies among doctoral programs in social work and strengthening efforts at enhancing doctoral education. The membership, composed of directors of established social work and social welfare doctoral programs located in accredited universities, has established two new awards for faculty. The Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students Award recognizes faculty members who have made significant contributions to the mentoring of doctoral students in social work.

  
Matt Conn People, UMB NewsNovember 7, 20170 comments
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Nursing’s Mueller-Burke and Colleagues to Assess Sedation Safety in Children

A 6-year old is experiencing a medical issue that doctors are unable to properly diagnose without ordering an MRI. On average, an MRI lasts 30 minutes to an hour and requires patients to lie completely still in a narrow, enclosed space — a tall task for a young child. In cases like these, and for other medical or dental procedures, sedation is often used to allow providers to treat children, especially those younger than 7. While sedating a child may allow for successful diagnosis and/or treatment, there are risks. According to a 2015 report in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, approximately 5 percent of children suffer life-threatening, adverse events while sedated during a procedure.

When colleagues at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) approached Dawn Mueller-Burke, PhD ’01, MS ’98, CRNP, NNP-BC, assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), to investigate how children undergoing procedures are being monitored for safe and adequate sedation, it was a well-matched collaboration, as Mueller-Burke had previously worked on a National Institutes of Health-funded grant regarding sedation in UMMC’s pediatric ICU.

Now, Mueller-Burke is teaming with fellow UMSON faculty member Shari Simone, DNP ’11, MS ’96, CRNP-AC, PPCNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP, assistant professor; and UMMC colleagues Peggy Dorr, DNP, CPNP, pediatric nurse practitioner, Pediatric Sedation Service, and Karen Kaiser, PhD, RN, clinical practice coordinator, Oncology, Pain, and Palliative Care, on a $14,800 UMNursing Collaborative Grant for the joint research project, “Testing Reliability, Validity and Clinical Utility of the Richmond Agitation and Sedation Scale in Spontaneously Breathing Children Undergoing a Procedure,” which they hope will prevent future sedation/agitation complications in a young population.

The Richmond Agitation and Sedation Scale (RASS) can accurately assess mechanically ventilated, sedated, pediatric critically ill patients. Mueller-Burke and the UMMC team will determine the validity, reliability, and clinical utility of RASS when used by nurses in the largest pediatric population of spontaneously breathing children to be assessed to date. Using a single tool across an institution’s care settings may reduce the risk of communication errors due to misinterpretation by providers and staff in different settings. Mueller-Burke expects the team’s findings to be applicable to a large procedural sedation population and allow description of procedural sedation patterns, both priorities of a national pediatric sedation professional organization.

“It’s great to see UMSON and UMMC nurses collaborating on a nursing project that has clear nursing outcomes. It’s really important to determine if the tools nurses use to assess children are good for the task. If they’re not, we need to adjust them or develop others,” said Erika Friedmann, PhD, professor and associate dean of research, UMSON. “This research will make a meaningful contribution to nursing practice and quality of care for vulnerable children as they undergo procedures required to diagnose and treat their health conditions.”

In addition to being exposed to sedatives during procedures more frequently than are adults, children are at risk for adverse events while receiving sedative or analgesic medications because they require a deeper level of sedation and their physiology places them at higher risk for respiratory depression and hypoxia (Cravero, et al., 2006). Although clinical judgment is important, the use of a reliable, valid, clinically useful sedation/agitation tool is critical in determining a young patient’s sedation needs. This routine assessment should minimize adverse effects associated with the sedation medications used.

“As a faculty member of the School of Nursing, I’m embracing the opportunity to work with an incredible cadre of nurse scientists and clinicians from UMMC where this idea was born. I look forward to this special opportunity as a joint collaboration between the School of Nursing and UMMC to enable multiple educational opportunities for our doctoral students,” Mueller-Burke said. “Linking arms with our fellow DNP and PhD colleagues and the bridging of academic and UMMC resources and expertise exemplifies the goal of true translation of best evidence to practice.”

 

  
Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Education, For B'more, People, Research, UMB News, University Life, USGANovember 6, 20170 comments
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Nine School of Nursing Faculty Members Earn Fellowship Awards

Nine University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members have received $20,000 New Nurse Faculty Fellowship Awards, funded through the Nurse Support Program II (NSP II), for Fiscal Years 2018-20.

The following faculty members received New Nurse Faculty Fellowship Awards:

  • Ashley Brown, MS, RN, clinical instructor
  • Richard Paul Conley Jr., MS, CRNA, clinical instructor
  • Megan Doede, MS, RN, clinical instructor
  • Joseph Haymore, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, assistant professor
  • Michelle Kirwan, MSN, RN, CRNP, clinical instructor
  • Kim Mooney-Doyle, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC, assistant professor
  • Veronica Quattrini, DNP, FNP-BC, assistant professor
  • Hannah Tolley, MS, RNC-OB, CNL, clinical instructor
  • Barbara Wise, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, assistant professor

Maryland institutions with nursing degree programs are eligible to nominate newly hired, full-time, tenured or tenure-track, and clinical-track faculty members for the fellowship. The maximum amount of the three-year fellowship is $20,000. Recipients receive $10,000 during Year 1, then $5,000 annually for the remaining two years. Funds can be used to supplement a fellow’s salary, to pay for graduate education expenses, and to cover professional development and associated costs.

NSP II, funded by the Health Services Cost Review Commission and administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, is a statewide initiative designed to address the nurse shortage in Maryland by increasing the number of nurses prepared to serve as nursing faculty. Since 2013, UMSON has increased enrollment by 27 percent in its traditional BSN and RN-to-BSN programs in response to the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which calls for increasing the proportion of nurses with a bachelor’s degree to 80 percent by 2020. Currently, about 53 percent of nurses nationwide are educated at the baccalaureate level. The report further called for doubling the number of nurses with a doctoral degree, and UMSON’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program has grown by 431 percent since 2013.

Brown and Tolley, both from the Department of Partnerships, Professional Education, and Practice, are experts in simulation education; Conley, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health (OSAH), is an expert in nurse anesthesia; Doede, Department Family and Community Health (FCH), is an expert in hospital-built environments; and Haymore, OSAH, is an expert in implementation science and neurocritical care. Additionally, Kirwan, OSAH, is an expert in adult health/critical care; Mooney-Doyle, FCH, is an expert in palliative care and pediatric oncology; Quattrini, FCH, is an expert in emergency medicine; and Wise, FCH, is an expert in pediatrics.

“We are truly grateful for the generous support provided to our faculty members through the Nurse Support Program II,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “It is instrumental in helping us to recruit and retain highly talented and experienced individuals, who in turn make it possible for us to educate a nursing workforce that is well-prepared to meet the increasingly complex health care needs of Maryland’s residents now and in the future.”

  
Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Education, People, UMB News, University Life, USGANovember 6, 20170 comments
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Holiday Market and Wellness Expo Features Handmade Gifts, Expert Lectures

The Institute for Integrative Health is holding its In Good Health Holiday Market and Wellness Expo on Nov. 18, featuring more than 30 local artisans selling unique handmade gifts and experts lecturing throughout the day, including Alessio Fasano, MD, and many UMB faculty members.

Fasano, a renowned expert on gluten-related disorders, will deliver a keynote address at 10:30 a.m. See how to make a gluten-free pie crust from Jules Shepard, founder of gfJules, at 11:40 a.m., and learn about Ayurveda from Susan’s Kitchen & Breathe Ayurveda at 3 p.m. Other speakers include UM School of Medicine Center for Integrative Medicine team members Chris D’Adamo, PhD; Delia Chiaramonte, MD; Kelli Bethel, PT; and Blaine Guelde, CRNP.

You also can enjoy wine tasting from noon to 3 p.m. courtesy of Opici Family Distributing; relax with massage and/or acupuncture, nosh on food samples, and spend quality time in the Kids Zone.

The Institute for Integrative Health is located at 1407 Fleet St. in Baltimore. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free. There also is a $15 VIP breakfast that begins at 9 a.m. Reserve your spot here.

The Center for Integrative Medicine is proud to be a bronze sponsor for this event.

To learn more about this event, click here.

  
Rebekah Owens Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, For B'more, People, University LifeNovember 6, 20170 comments
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Burda Elected Director at Large of International Nurses Society on Addictions Board

Charon Burda, DNP, PMHCNS, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, assistant professor and director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Family Specialty, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been elected director at large of the board of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA).

Burda has been a member of IntNSA since 2010 and will serve a two-year term. She joins UMSON colleague Katherine Fornili, DNP ’16, MPH, RN, CARN, assistant professor, who is IntNSA’s president-elect.

IntNSA is a professional specialty organization for nurses committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders, including alcohol and other drug dependencies, nicotine dependencies, eating disorders, dual and multiple diagnoses, and process addictions. Its goal is to help nurses provide comprehensive, high-quality nursing care for addicted patients and their families.

As director at large, Burda is tasked with supporting the society’s mission by assisting with its leadership and general promotion. She is responsible for advising, governing, and overseeing IntNSA’s direction and policies. Burda also will regularly attend board meetings, participate in committee work, volunteer for assignments, and help evaluate management staff. Additionally, she will engage in financial management and participate in the board’s annual evaluation and planning efforts.

“I am thrilled to be on the board and am excited to be part of the leadership that IntNSA represents locally, nationally, and globally. This role will inform my professional leadership goals as well as my teaching, mentorship, and service in academia,” Burda said. “I am deeply committed to upholding the values of IntNSA, and I will work hard to represent all of its members as well as those we serve.”

Burda, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, has worked with patients with co-occurring diagnoses, involving psychiatric and addiction diagnoses, for more than 15 years. She also co-developed an undergraduate elective course, “Addictions, Society, and the Role of the Nurse,” and has been published in the Journal of Addictions Nursing. With Fornili, Burda is preparing students to communicate with patients in all decision-making and treatment goals, focusing on the known risks and realistic benefits of opioid therapy.

“We congratulate Dr. Burda on her election to the IntNSA board,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Given her longstanding commitment as an educator and clinician to enhancing understanding of the issues surrounding addictive disorders, she is ideally suited to contribute her substantial expertise to the work of the society. Her service to the board comes at an important time as nurses strive to respond nationally and locally to the impact of addiction on our communities.”

  
Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeNovember 3, 20170 comments
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Muslim Students and Scholars Association Banquet Set for Nov. 10

The Muslim Students and Scholars Association (MSSA) invites members of the UMB community to its Fall Banquet on Nov. 10.

The banquet will run from  6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the SMC Campus Center, Room 349.

This is the MSSA’s main event of the semester and will feature an engaging discussion followed by dinner. The topic of social media is very relevant today, and the discussion will focus on appropriate ways to incorporate social media while maintaining a professional and modest attitude.

The speaker for the night will be Brother Jose Acevedo, who has been a leader in youth development and education in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore metropolitan area for more than 15 years.

This event is open to everyone, so please spread the word!

  
Ghania Naeem People, University Life, USGANovember 3, 20170 comments
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