Scholar of the Month

OHSU School of Nursing Scholar of the Month

In schools of nursing across the country, research faculty often say their work is better known by national colleagues than by fellow faculty at home.

“Bring Home the Excitement” is a value of the OHSU School of Nursing, and is manifested in various internal communication pathways.

A prime example is the monthly faculty forums at which faculty investigators present their work. These sessions take different forms – at times a “scholar of the month” presents in-progress or completed research – at others, several faculty give brief reports in a “research blitz.”

Whatever the format, sessions are lively, interactive, and well attended by faculty and doctoral students. Sharing the challenges of research and the excitement of discovery enhances the culture of inquiry, roles models dissemination to students, and enriches investigators as they receive feedback from peers.

Some examples of past presentations include:

It Takes a Village - an Interdisciplinary Approach to Cancer Survivorship Research
Presenter: Kerri Winters-Stone, Ph.D.

Biobehavioral Profiling in the Human Model of Heart Failure
Presenter: Christopher Lee, Ph.D, R.N., F.A.H.A.

Vitamin D Deficiency and Health Outcomes in Women: A Review of Our Existing Knowledge
Presenter: Doria Theile, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.M.

Addressing Childhood Obesity in Rural Oregon: The U.C. Fit Kids Project
Presenter: Nancy Findholt, Ph.D., R.N.

Tubeho Neza: Evaluating the Impact of a National Program to Reduce Diarrheal and Respiratory Disease in Rwanda
Presenter: Corey Nagel, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N.

Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Their Family Members: Missing Voices
Presenter: Lissi Hansen, Ph.D., R.N.

Nurses Implementing Primary Palliative Care for Older Adults Through Transition: Feasibility Study
Presenter: Shigeko (Seiko) Izumi, Ph.D., R.N.