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Scholarly Accomplishments

Faculty Scholarly Accomplishments
(selected examples) 2012-2013

Ali, Ayesha (NUR) - "Haiti: Past, Present and Future", presented at the meeting of Beta Zeta Chapter-at-large, of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing, June 14, 2012, Holyoke, MA

Carley, Patrick (PT) - "Implementation and muscle effects using exoskeletal assistance in manufacturing assembly work", presented at the National Ergonomics conference, December 2012, Las Vegas, NV

Ditmar, Dina (NUR) - "Buying and selling: Creating faculty champions", poster presentation on using simulations in nursing education presented at the annual scholarship day sponsored by Beta Zeta Chapter at Large of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing, April 10, 2013, Holyoke, MA

George, Beth (NUR) - "But she was not like this yesterday! A low fidelity simulation", poster & video presentation at the annual scholarship day sponsored by the local chapters of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing, April 10, 2013, Holyoke, MA

Morin, Jeanne (OT) & Kenney, Diana (PT) - "Promoting interprofessional education in a pediatric OT and PT course", poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, April 2013, San Diego, CA

Stinson, Judy (OT) - "Do They Practice What We Teach?" poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, San Diego, CA. , April 27, 2013

Sullivan, Allison (OT), Dowdy, T., Haddad, J., Hussain, S., Patel, A. & Smyth, K. March 2013. "Occupational therapy interventions in adult mental health across settings: A literature review". Special Interest Section Quarterly Mental Health, 36 (1), published by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Sullivan, Allison (OT) - "Use and exploration of Twitter for academic and therapeutic purposes" - interview with OT Practice magazine, published in May 20, 2013 edition.

Student Scholarly Accomplishments
(selected examples) 2012-2013

Nursing (Undergraduate)

Senior nursing students completed evidence-based clinical projects as part of their leadership clinical experiences. Projects focused on assessing the efficacy of various interventions, modalities of practice, as well as in-depth literature reviews on topics of significance in nursing. Examples of project topics included: improving morale in dialysis treatment areas, assessing fall risks, accuracy of intake & output measurement, horizontal violence in nursing, and patient teaching strategies.

Nursing (Graduate)

Graduate nursing students in the educator and administrator tracks completed capstone projects on a variety of topics; selected examples include: teaching safety measures to undergraduate nursing students, teamwork, and evaluation of staff nursesí competencies.

Physical Therapy (DPT)

Under the direction of physical therapy faculty, physical therapy students completed clinical case reports as part of the requirements for the DPT degree. These projects focused on a range of clinical topics; some examples include: management of unstable cervical spine fractures, rehabilitation of multi-ligament knee injury, use of high intensity exercise to improve ambulation following stroke, and management of hip pain.

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