Nursing and Health Studies Students Recognized at Awards Reception

Graduate Assistance Fund

Fifteen School of Nursing and Health Studies students were honored at the 2019 UMKC Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund (GAF) Awards Reception held on March 7.

Across UMKC, 70 women received support gifts totaling $72,241.

The nursing awardees and their respective projects were:

Kristina Collins (DNP)
Project: Using Education to Improve Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Uptake Among Adolescents

Carol Crisp (Ph.D.)
Project: MoCHI: An RCT. MBSR for military women’s chronic pelvic pain

Julia Crouch (DNP)
Project: Disseminate the results of my DNP project at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners annual conference in March of 2019

Kelly Dickerson (Ph.D.)
Project: Exploring MicroRNA as a Biomarker for Multiple Sclerosis (EMBleMS) Study

Tria Doner (DNP)
Project: Present DNP project which involves educational care binders or caregivers of infants with prenatal exposure to methadone

Patricia Endsley (DNP)
Project: School nurse workload.

Megan Gibbons (Ph.D.)
Project: Advanced Directive Community Education Initiative

Mary Gregory (Ph.D.)
Project: Parental perceptions of impact on self and family functioning when having a child with congenital heart defect.

Nicole Mandacina (DNP)
Project: Implementation of Home Monitoring in the Elderly to Decrease Blood Pressure

Eunice Mutisya (DNP)
Project: Carry out a Doctorate Nursing Practice evidence based project on the use of Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH diet and exercise to lower blood pressure

Paula Prouhet (Ph.D.)
Project: The Influence of Nurses’ Attitudes, Beliefs, and Biases of Families on Family-Centered Care Delivery in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Grounded Theory Approach

Michele Santilhano (DNP)
Project: Support my feasibility study for an online intervention to reduce youth anxiety

Carly Shaw (DNP)
Project: Phone Call Reminders for Pediatric Influenza Vaccination

Anna Short (DNP)
Project: Impact of Self-Management on Disability and Self-Efficacy in Adults with Chronic Migraine

Debra Sims (Ph.D.)
Project: The ADEPT Study: A randomized pilot study of the effect of adolescent dads’ education & parenting training on parenting self-efficacy & participation in parenting cares