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YSN Dean Margaret Grey Appointed CANS Steering Committee Chair; Faculty and Students Present at Biennial Event

September 1, 2010

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science.Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Dean and Annie Goodrich Professor at Yale University School of Nursing (YSN), assumed her position as Steering Committee Chair for the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) at their biennial State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research in Washington, DC. The State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research is a three-day event focused on highlighting scientific discoveries, identifying emerging innovations, and reexamining the effects of science and research on health outcomes. Celebrating its 10th year, this year’s conference had a record of more than 900 registrants and over 35 exhibitors.

At the Congress, YSN alumna Marie Bakitas, DNSc ’06, APRN, AOCN, FAAN, was presented with the 2010 “Brilliant Future New Investigator Award.” Currently an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and a researcher at Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dr. Bakitas was honored for her pioneering work in palliative care.

A number of YSN faculty and students also presented at the CANS event, including:

Laura Andrews, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Insomnia in Heart Failure Patients: Perceptions & Self-Management;

Angela Crowley, PhD, APRN, PNP-BC, FAAN, Associate Professor, Medication Administration Risks in Child Care Programs;

Jane Dixon, PhD, Professor, Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Dean and Annie Goodrich Professor Patterns of Family Response to a Child’s Chronic Condition;

Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Dean and Annie Goodrich Professor, Practice-Based Research Networks in CTSAs, The History of Practice-Based Research Networks in CTSAs;

Shelley Hawkins, DSN, APRN, FNP-BC, GNP, FAANP, Associate Professor, Using a Videophone Intervention to Improve Older Adults’ Glycemic Control;

Joanne Iennaco, PhD, MS, RN, Assistant Professor, Effects of Gender on the Relationship Between Job Strain and Depression;

Nancy Redeker, Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarly Affairs, Sangchoon Jeon, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Symptoms Mediate Sleep and Function in Heart Failure;

Holly Kennedy, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN, Helen Varney Professor of Midwifery, Women’s Experience of Group Prenatal Care;

Ulrike Muench, PhD Student, Generic Drug Use and Provider Type: Nurse Practitioners vs. PC Physicians;

Gina Novick, PhD, Posdoctoral fellow, Lois Sadler, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Women’s Experience of Group Prenatal Care;

Martha Swartz, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs, Nancy Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Building a PBRN-CTSA Collaboration;

Jacquelyn Taylor, PhD, PNP-BC, RN, Assistant Professor, Gene-Environment Interaction for High Blood Pressure.