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Study authored by Professor Nancy Reame, PhD, RN, FAAN, finds psychiatric complications in women with polycystic ovary syndrome most often linked to menstrual irregularities
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Columbia Nursing study finds China's growing reliance on lower-paid contract nurses may compromise patient care
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Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, The Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, appeared in a video from the American Medical Informatics Association 2013 Symposium.
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A letter by Assistant Professor Marlene McHugh, DNP, ran in The New York Times on how the palliative physician shortage could be alleviated by nurses
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Patricia Stone, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Centennial Professor of Health Policy, was quoted in several publications including Advance for Nurses, Infection Control Today and Long Term Living on nurses’ role in preventing bloodstream infections.
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Assistant Professor Kathleen Hickey, EdD, FNP, was quoted in The Baltimore Sun on how nurses play a key role in caring for patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD.
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Assistant Professor Tawandra Rowell-Cunsolo, PhD, was quoted in Science Daily on her study finding sex is prevalent in prison among incarcerated black men.
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Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, Director Adult-Gerontology NP program was featured in a Consumer Reports video on nurse practitioners and how they provide primary care.
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Associate dean for Student Affairs Judy Honig, DNP was quoted in NBCNews.com on nurses and nurse practitioners providing care as good as doctors.
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Dean Berkowitz was profiled in Nurse.com about her work as a public health nurse in the beginning of her career.
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Assistant Professor Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, named Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar
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Assistant Professor Marlene McHugh, DNP, was quoted in The New York Times on a recent study she co-authored on the Acute Palliative Care Unit at Montefiore Hospital.
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NBCNews.com quoted Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Judy Honig, DNP, on the shortage of nursing faculty
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Associate Dean for Research Elaine Larson, PhD, was profiled in the Columbia Record
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Laura Zeidenstein, DNP, Director of the Nurse Midwifery Program, was quoted in CUMC's Newsroom on the challenges of breastfeeding
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Dean Bobbie Berkowitiz, PhD, was quoted in Nurse.com on how sequestration represents another chip in a long-term erosion for research and nursing programs.
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Columbia Nursing study finds Electronic Health Records help fight vaccine-preventable diseases
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Assistant Professor Marlene McHugh, DNP, was quoted in Nurse.com on a study she participated in finding that hospitals with specialized Acute Palliative Care Units may provide more efficient, cost-effective care.
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Associate Dean For Research Elaine Larson, PhD, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal on proper hand washing techniques
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Columbia News covered the new LGBT health intitiative at CUMC whose co-director, Walter Bockting, PhD, is on CUSON's faculty.
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Congratulations to five CU Nursing alums inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
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Study Finds Bringing Long-Term Intensive Care within Hospital Walls Shows Promise for Cost Savings and Improved Patient Care
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Dr. Judy Honig named Dorothy M. Rogers Professor of Clinical Nursing
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Columbia Nursing to Develop a Web-based Tool Aimed at Reducing Burden and Improving Health for Hispanic Caregivers of Dementia Patients
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Infection Preventionists Honor Elaine Larson, PhD, with First Ever Distinguished Scientist Award
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CUSON's study finding that women are less at risk for healthcare associated infections was covered in multiple outlets including Advance for Nurses, Infection Control Today, Science Newsline, and Medical Xpress
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Columbia University School of Nursing Study Finds Women Less at Risk than Men for Healthcare-Associated Infections
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CUSON's study finding that women are less at risk for healthcare- associated infections was covered in Advance for Nurses, Infection Control Today, Science Newsline and Medical Xpress
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The New York Times quoted Elaine Larson, PhD, Associate Dean of Research on hospitals pushing staff to wash their hands.
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CUSON was one of the institutions awarded a $400,000 grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research to study “Hydroxyurea for Personal Best in Sickle Cell Treatment: HABIT.”
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Columbia University School of Nursing Participates in Clinical Trial to Treat Women with Sexual Dysfunction
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DiversityNursing.com covered Professor Walter Bocking's study finding peer support lowers stress in transgendered people
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Assistant Professor Norma Hannigan's exercise taking her students to survey the 'desert' of healthy food options in Washington Heights was covered in Columbia Journalism Review.
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Nurse.com covered Jingjing Shang's study revealing that temp nurses may not be responsible for poor patient outcomes.
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CUSON faculty members Kristine Takamiya and Caroline Sullivan were featured in a Bloomberg News video on how nurse practitioners are providing primary care in the US.
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Dean Bobbie Berkowitz was quoted in a Bloomberg News piece on how nurses are positioned to fill the gap in the deficit of primary care doctors in the US.
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Groundbreaking Initiative to Improve LGBT Health is Established at Columbia University Medical Center
New Program Brings Together Research, Clinical Care, Education and Policy to Fight Stigma and Promote Resilience among LGBT People MORE

Mary Donovan-Johnson's tips on how to avoid a return trip to the hospital were covered in serveral outlets including MSNHealthyLiving, Drugs.com, and iVillage.
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Dean Berkowitz was interviewed on WNYC public radio's The Leonard Lopate show in a segment on the art and science of nursing
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Our study finding that parental misconceptions about antibiotics are linked to poor literacy levels in the Latino population was covered in The Huffington Post.
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Professor Jackie Merill’s research study investigating how top executives in local health departments communicate was covered in PHSSR Matters.
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$50,000 Endowed Scholarship fund to benefit Psychiatric Mental Health NP Program students in perpetuity announced
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CUSON's research study finding that temp nurses may be unfairly blamed for poor patient outcomes was covered in ADVANCE for Nurses and Reflections on Nursing Leadership.
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Rebecca Schnall, PhD, assistant professor, was elected as a fellow to the New York Academy of Medicine
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Elaine Larson shared hand washing tips with KOMO-AM radio in Seattle
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Columbia Doctors Midtown, in which The School of Nursing’s faculty practice provides primary and immediate care services from the first floor was covered in Crain's New York Business.
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Columbia University School of Nursing Offers Tips to Alleviate Chronic Pain in Honor of National Nurse Anesthetists Week
In honor of the 14th annual National Nurse Anesthetists Week (January 20-26th), established by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Columbia University School of Nursing offers advice for those dealing with chronic pain. MORE

CUSON study finds parental misconceptions about antibiotics linked to poor health literacy levels in Latino population
More parent education on appropriate antibiotic treatment is needed says Columbia University Nursing School Researcher More parent education on appropriate antibiotic treatment is needed says Columbia University Nursing Schoo MORE

Pre- & post-doctoral applications now being accepted for Training in Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (TIRI)
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Elaine Larson talked about hand-washing essentials with CBS News.
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Associate Professor Jackie Merrill was quoted in Clinical Information + Technology on how difficult is it to implement health information exchange (HIE) for public reporting.
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Poor Work Environments May Be Giving Nurse Temps a Bad Reputation, Finds Columbia University School of Nursing
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Penelope Buschman’s tips on coping with grief during the holidays were covered in several media outlets including US News & World Report.
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Cliff Roberson, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing recognized as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator
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Columbia University School of Nursing study finds “Clumps” and “Gaps” typify public health social network.
Study by Columbia University School of Nursing Suggests Improved Social Networks Could Enhance Innovation and Adoption of Best Practices MORE

Columbia University School of Nursing was mentioned in The New York Times on how nurse practitioners are as capable of providing primary care as doctors.
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WABC-TV featured a segment on Norma Hannigan and Kris Takamiya's Adult Nurse Practitioner students' Webinar with La Clinica de Familia in the Dominican Republic
The clinical webinar with La Clinica de Romana in the Dominican Republic with Norma Hannigan and Kris Takamiya's Adult Nurse Practitioner students was featured on WABC-TV. MORE

Nurses Rank Number 1 for Honesty and Ethics in Gallup Poll of Professions
Strong ethics fostered in future nurses in nursing school MORE

Columbia University School of Nursing Celebrates National Handwashing Awareness Week
Associate Dean of Research Elaine Larson provides handwashing tips to prevent colds and flu MORE

Patricia F. Brennan from the University of Wisconsin discusses information technology in nursing following her 10/15/12 presentation at the Columbia University School of Nursing.
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Elaine Larson, associate dean for research, was quoted on proper hand-washing techniques in the Detroit Free Press.
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The American Nurse Project: A photographic presentation celebrating nurses and nursing across the U.S. on December 4, 6:00 PM
The American Nurse is an inspiring photo essay book of 75 portraits and interviews with nurses working in our nation’s healthcare system. MORE

ABCC and certification examination gain national accreditation
The CUSON-based American Board of Comprehensive Care is an independent organization founded in 2007 to certify nurse practitioner graduates of Doctor of Nursing Practice programs who have met defined and accepted standards for comprehensive care. The ABCC Diplomate of Comprehensive Care program and its certification exam have now been accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. Posted January 15, 2012. MORE

ETP student Jillienne Jordan appeared on the CBS Evening News in a segment on Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in Rockaway, Queens.
ETP student Jillienne Jordan appeared on the CBS Evening News in a segment on her Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in Rockaway, Queens, along with her sister Jaime. MORE

Columbia University School of Nursing Students Take on Hurricane Sandy
Students organize to help those in need in The Rockaways and Coney Island MORE

Infection Control Today cites Patricia Stone, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director of the Center for Health Policy, stating that infection prevention makes good business practice.
From the article: "Making the business case for infection prevention is a very important skill to master," says Patricia Stone, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of the Center for Health Policy and co-director of the PhD Program at Columbia University School of Nursing in New York. MORE

Wide variation in screening for infection is found in hospital ICUs according to research by Associate Research Scientist, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz and published in American Journal of Infection Control.
The October 21, 2012 issue of the AMA newsletter, amednews.com, reports that more than half of hospitals do not screen all ICU patients for MRSA. Lead author, Associate Research Scientist, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz suggests that until research shows definitely that universal screening is recommended across all hospitals, “focusing on patients we know are at high risk seems to be a good idea.” MORE

Hospital ICUs with the Greatest Need for Comprehensive Infection Policies Don't Have Them, Study by Columbia School of Nursing Finds
Large Hospitals Have Low Adoption of Policies That Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection MORE

Wide Discrepancy in Surveillance and Control of Infections in Intensive Care Units, Columbia School of Nursing Finds
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CUSON welcomes Dr. Vivian Taylor, new Associate Dean for Diversity and Cultural Affairs. Dr. Taylor will be joining the faculty on January 7, 2013.
Dr. Taylor is currently Vice President of Community Development and Chief of Staff at Barnard College. After more than 25 years of service at Barnard, she will be joining CUSON in 2013. MORE

Walter Bockting, Ph.D., leading expert in LGBT health, joins CU School of Nursing and College of Physicians and Surgeons faculty
We are very happy to announce that Dr. Bockting will hold a joint interdisciplinary appointment at the CU School of Nursing and College of Physicians and Surgeons. MORE

Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, PhD, MPH, reports inconsistent screening practices for multi drug-resistant organisms in ICUs among hospitals
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Dean Bobbie Berkowitz appointed to Institute of Medicine committee on credentialing
New York -- Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and Mary O’Neil Mundinger Professor of the Columbia University School of Nursing, has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine committee on credentialing research in nursing. MORE

Dr. Elizabeth Cohn Designated as New RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar
Researcher to Study Health Disparities Associated with Genetic and Genomic Research MORE

Columbia's Nursing School Launches 'Keep It Clean for Kids' (KICK)
First Study Aimed at Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections in Pediatric Long-Term Care Facilities MORE

“Why Nurses Need More Authority,” in the Atlantic.com.
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Dr. Janice Smolowitz Designated as New RWJF Executive Nurse
Janice Smolowitz, EdD, DNP, ANP-BC, DCC, senior associate dean and professor of clinical nursing, has been named one of only 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows for 2012 MORE

Dean Berkowitz Joins Nurse Leaders in Hill Briefing
Legislative and nursing association staff in Washington D.C. heard Dr. Bobbie Berkowitz, Dean of Columbia University School of Nursing, and members of the Deans Nursing Policy Coalition discuss the centrality of advanced practice nursing to the health care system in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of the Affordable Care Act. MORE

Note from Dean Berkowitz Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on ACA
On June 28th, the Supreme Court upheld practically all of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). MORE

Faculty Member Will Enlow, DNP, appointed to AANA Education Committee.
Faculty Member Will Enlow, DNP, appointed to serve as a member of the Education Committee by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Board of Directors. This one year appointment is highly sought by anesthesia educators across the country. MORE

Legislation soon to be voted on in NYS regarding ‘BSN in Ten’
Please go to the following links to read about this important issue and to send a letter to your state representatives. Make your voice heard. http://www.capwiz.com/nyone/issues/bills/?bill=61268011 http://www.capwiz.com/nyone/issues/alert/?alertid=61360126 MORE

Faculty member Rita John, DNP, EdD winner of Purdue Pharma National Pain Management Award
Dr. Rita John wins Purdue Pharma National Pain Management Award given by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation. MORE

Asst. Prof. Mary Johnson, DNP Named Fulbright Specialist
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Mary Johnson, DNP, Awarded Fulbright Specialist Grant in Norway MORE

Fifth national award for nurse from CUSON informatics program
Yet another nurse associated with CUSON’s informatics program has been honored for writing the scientific paper judged to have made the greatest contribution to advancing nursing informatics. Posted January 1, 2012. MORE

Hospitals heeding mandates to reduce and report preventable infections
Hospitals, at least those in California, seem to be taking to heart federal and state policies designed to reduce preventable infections. But the policies’ long-term impact on healthcare delivery, staff workload and long-term patient safety remain unclear, say two new studies by CUSON Professor Patricia Stone, PhD, FAAN and colleagues. Posted December 15, 2011. MORE

CUSON CDC Funds Program for Minority Students In Public Health and Biomedical Science
Elizabeth Cohn, DNSc, RN, ACNP-C, ANP, is among the principal investigators on a $3.7 million grant that the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Columbia University for a five-year program to implement the Summer Public Health Scholars Program. MORE

 

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