Research and Scholarship

Associate Professor Dr. Kim Douglas speaking during the 2022 Research and Scholarship Day.
Associate Professor Dr. Kim Douglas speaking during the 2022 Research and Scholarship Day.
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Faculty scholarship

The School of Nursing Faculty Scholarship web page is designed to share the news of faculty research and scholarship accomplishments in nursing including publications, grants, and poster and podium presentations. This web page is updated quarterly and submissions can be sent to the Office of Research and Scholarship.

Contact information:
Marla Gray,
Project Manager I
mgray3@umc.edu

2022 Publications:

  • Andries C. (2022). Engaging students in quality improvement processes through real-life hospital errors: Did that really happen? Nurse Educ, 47(4), 224. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001210. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35404879.
  • Barr, L., Christian, R., Palokas, M., Hinton, E. (2022). COVID-19 challenges and changes for home care agencies and providers: A scoping review protocol. JBI Evid Synth, 20(5), 1385-1391. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-21-00146. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34980866.
  • Bowman, A., Goreth, M., Armstrong, A., Gigli, K. (2022). Hospital regulation of pediatric-focused nurse practitioners: A multi-state survey. Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 18(5), 558-562.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2022.01.016
  • Bullington, B., Edmonds, A., Ramirez, C., Rahangdale, L. Neal-Perry, G., Konkle-Parker, D., Weiss, D., Moran, C., Golub, E., Cetin, H., Seidman, D.,  Kassaye, S., Wilson, T. E., 2; Sharma, A., Adimora, A.,  Knittel, A. (2022). Premature and early menopause among US women with or at risk for HIV. Menopause, 29(6), 741-747. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001964
  • Carroll, A., Christian, R., Palokas, M.(2022). Mobile injury prevention programs for children: A scoping review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 20(6), 1601-1607. https://doi.10.11124/JBIES-21-00150
  • Cowperthwait, A., Herrington, A., Anderson, K., Weldon, M., Bucha, A. (2022). Task Trainers. In Maxworthy, J.C., Epps, C., Okuda, Y., Mancini, M.E., & Palaganas, J. C. (Eds.), Defining excellence in simulation programs (2ndEd.). (pp pending) Wolters Kluwer. IBSN9781975146467
  • Duck, A., Hall, K., Price, T.(2022). Potential influencers of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among adults living in the United States who have accepted or plan to accept the COVID-19 vaccine: An online survey. American Journal of Health Promotion. https://doi.org/10.1177/08901171221095351
  • Edmonds, A., Belenky, N., Adedimeji, A., Cohen, M., Wingood, G., Fischl, M., Golub, E., Johnson, M., Merenstein, D., Milam, J., Konkle-Parker, D., Wilson, T., Adimora, A. (2022). Impacts of Medicaid expansion on health insurance and coverage transitions among women with or at risk for HIV in the United States. Women’s Health Issues.  doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2022.03.003. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35562308.
  • Gholar, V., Palokas, M., Christian, R. (2022). Structural competency curriculum in health sciences education: A scoping review protocol. JBI Evid Synth, 20(4):1158-1164. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-21-00121. PMID: 34719662.
  • Hall, K., Robinson, J., Cooke, W. III, Parnell, A., Zhang, L., Northington, L. (2022). Relationship between environmental air quality and congenital heart defects. Nurs Res, 71(4):266-274. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000590. Epub 2022 Mar 4. PMID: 35759718; PMCID: PMC9245123.
  • Hargett, J., Criswell, A., Palokas, M., (2022) Nonpharmacological interventions for acute pain management in patients with opioid abuse or opioid tolerance: a scoping review. JBI Evidence Synthesis: June 21. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-21-00169
  • Hargett, J., McElwain, S., McNair, M., Palokas, M., Martin, B., Adcock, D. (2022). Virtual reality based guided meditation for patients with opioid tolerance and opioid use disorders. Pain Manag Nurs, 23(3):259-264. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2022.02.005. Epub 2022 Mar 21. PMID: 35331652.
  • Harrington, M., Holt, D., Fletcher, A. (2022) Creating a diversity, equity and inclusion program: Using the nursing process to develop your school’s diversity plan. The ABNFF Journal, 1(1), 20-22.
  • Harrington, M., Holt, D., Fletcher, A. (2022) Mentoring: planning and implementing a program in nursing education. The ABNFF Journal, 1(1) 29-31
  • Kirkendall, N., (2022) Coffee and Conversation. Nurse Educator: June 28. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001246
  • Konkle-Parker, D.,Williams, D., McAfee, N., Schumacher, JA, Parker, J., (2022)  Low-Burden Universal Substance Use Screening in a Primary Care Clinic to Lower Implementation Barriers. J Behav Health Serv Res. Aug 10:1–11. doi: 10.1007/s11414-022-09814-3. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35948799; PMCID: PMC9365203
  • Janorkar, D., Long, D., Weber, K., Sharma, A., Lin, G., D'Souza, G., Edmonds, A., Kassaye, S., Lahiri, C., Konkle-Parker, D. (2022). Association between BMI and periodontitis in women living with or at risk for HIV. Spec Care Dentist. doi: 10.1111/scd.12711. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35279851.
  • McElwain S., Rhodes K., Carr K., et al. (2022) Bridging the gap in simulation: A faculty development intervention for debriefing skills. Int J Nurs & Healt Car Scie, 02(06), 2022-124.
  • McGraw, S., Palokas, M., Christian, R.(2022). Effectiveness of trauma-informed, school-based interventions for children with a history of trauma or adverse experiences: An umbrella review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-21-00370
  • Meanley, S., Choi, S. , Thompson, A., Meyers, J., D'Souza, G., Adimora, A., Mimiaga, M., Kempf, M., Konkle-Parker, D., Cohen, M., Teplin, L., Murchison, L., Rubin, L., Rubtsova, A., Weiss, D., Aouizerat, B., Friedman, M., Plankey, M., Wilson, T. (2022). Short-term binge drinking, marijuana, and recreational drug use trajectories in a prospective cohort of people living with HIV at the start of COVID-19 mitigation efforts in the United States. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 231, [109233]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.109233
  • Palokas, M., Christian, Robin, C., Hinton, E., Duhe, R., Thomas, T., Torres, E., Jordan, C., Gordy, X., Sharma, M., Gomillia, C., Stefanek, M., Robinson, W. (2022). Barriers and facilitators to cancer clinical trial enrollment and participation among rural populations: A scoping review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-21-00256
  • Pilla, B., Jordan, Z., Christian, R., Kynoch, K., McInerney, P., Cooper, K., Wu, Y., Porritt, K., Lockwood, C., Munn, Z. (2022). JBI series paper 4: the role of collaborative evidence networks in promoting and supporting evidence-based health care globally: reflections from 25 years across 38 countries. J Clin Epidemiol. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.04.009. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35462046.
  • Price, T., Andries, C., Palokas, M., Christian, R.(2022). Factors contributing to a positive childbirth experience for women in a hospital setting: An umbrella review protocol. JBI Evid Synth, 20(3):854-859. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-21-00132. PMID: 34494615.
  • Rhodes, K. (2022). Engaging students through class discussion: “Two truths and a lie”, Nurse Educator, 47(4), P 240. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001189
  • Rutherford-Hemming, T., Herrington, A., Newsome, L. (2022). The use of simulation-based education with new graduate nurses in emergency department and acute care settings: A scoping review. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 53(7), 301-306. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20220603-05
  • Torres, E., Williams, P., Kassahun-Yimer, W., Gordy, X. (2022). Crossword puzzles and knowledge retention. J Eff Teach High Ed. 5 (1)18-29. doi: 10.36021/jethe.v5i1.244. PMID: 35812358; PMCID: PMC9262006.
  • Mendy, V., Rowell-Cunsolo, T., Bellerose, M., Vargas, R., Enkhmaa, B., Zhang, L. (2022). Cardiovascular disease mortality in Mississippi, 2000-2018. Preventing Chronic Disease. doi: 10.5888/pcd19.210385. PMID: 35201975; PMCID: PMC8880103.
  • Weeks, A., Andries, C. (2022). Using a common read to enhance learner understanding of cultural diversity within personal worldviews. Nurse Educator. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001208
  • Yufeng, Z., Christman, B., Morris, M., Hillegass, W., Zhang, Y., Douglas, K., Kelly, C., Zhang, L. (2022). Adolescent behavioral risk analysis and prediction using machine learning: A foundation for precision suicide prevention. Proceedings of SPIE 12100. Multimodal Image Exploitation and Learning. doi:10.1117/12.2620105

2022 Podium presentations:

  • Bender, K. (2022, March) Why nursing-informed research and scholarship matter to the health of the public. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Carr, K. (2022, March) It takes a TEAM: Providing affirming care for sexual and gender minority youth. University of Mississippi Medical Center, Advanced Practice Providers Annual Conference, Jackson, MS
  • Carroll, A., Linnell, S., Palokas, M. (2022, March) Oxygen saturation probe-related pressure injury prevention in children on an in-patient pediatric unit: A best practice implementation project. University of Mississippi Medical Center. School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS. 
  • Duck, A., Hall, K., Douglas, K., Price, T. (2022, March) Influencers COVID-19 vaccine: Practice and research unite.  University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Faculty Journal Club, Jackson, MS.
  • Duck, A., Hall, K., Douglas, K., Price, T. (2022, March) Influencers of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance: An online survey.  Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Garbo, C. (2022, March) High fidelity, in-situ simulation drills for obstetric nurses: improving maternal outcomes related to postpartum hemorrhage. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Hargett, J.(2022, May) Virtual reality based guided meditation for acute pain management in patients with opioid use disorders. National Association of Orthopedic Nurses Annual Congress, Reno, NV.
  • Haynie, L.(2022, March) Patient-centered care framework. Mississippi Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Flowood, MS. 
  • Herrington, A., Rutledge, P., Norris, D., Duckworth, S., Hillegass, W., and Wilson, W. (2022, January) Implementing assessments post the discontinuing of USMLE step 2CS exam. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), Los Angeles, California.
  • King, A., Martin, T. (2022, March) Neurology/Stroke update. University of Mississippi Medical Center, Advanced Practice Provider Annual Conference, Jackson, MS
  • Mays, C., Herrington, A., Poore, J. (2022, May) Homegrown solutions. The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference, Milwaukie, WI.
  • Northington, L.(2022, March) Do nurses follow evidence? The results of a follow-up study on nasogastric tube placement verification in pediatrics.  University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS
  • Rutledge, P. Stinson, A., Herrington, A. (2022, June) Cultivating skilled and motivated SPs. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), Los Angeles, California.
  • Stewart, M., Risley, C., Geisinger, K., Hiser, L., Zhang, L., Morgan, J., Ayyalasomayajula, K., Owens, K., Jannela, A., Rives, R., Grunes, D., Schiffman, M., Wentzensen, N., Clarke, M. (2022, February)  STRIDES: STudying Risk to Improve DisparitiES in cervical cancer – Research design and baseline results. SNRS 2022 Annual Conference, New Orleans, MS
  • Tarver, E., Lerant, A., Herrington, A., Smith, B., Hong, J. (2022, January) COVID-19 Death notification using the GRIEV_ING© Mnemonic. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), Los Angeles, California.
  • Torres, E. (2022, April) Transportation physical activity earlier in life and areas of the brain related to dementia later in life.  Health & Wellness Design, School of Public Health, Indiana University – Bloomington.
  • Watts, P., Herrington, A., Lopez, C., Schneidereith, T., Pooja, N., Elbaba, M., & Meakim, C. (2022, January) Joining the A-Team: Seeking advanced certification in simulation (CHSOS-A/CHSE-A) (IMSH), Los Angeles, California.

2022 Poster presentations:

  • Alred, K. Chandler, T., Cook, J., Willis, C., Lopez-Lambert, E., Torres, E. (2022, March) Decreasing fatigue in the nursing population using stress management techniques: Systematic Literature Review. University of Mississippi Medical Center, Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Aultman-Abrams, D., Christian, R., Palokas, M., Barrier, K. (2022, March) Interventions for coping with moral distress in nursing: A best practice implementation project.  University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Barr, L., Christian, R., Palokas, M. (2022, March) Reducing hospital readmissions in home health patients with a diagnosis of congestive heart failure: A best practice implementation project. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Burton, E., Fink, T., Harper, J., Whitney, A., Torres, E. (2022, March) Ultraviolet-C disinfection effectiveness in preventing hospital-acquired infections: A systematic review.  University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Christian, R. (2022, March) Interventions for coping with moral distress in nursing: A best practice implementation project. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School or Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS
  • Christian, R. (2022, March) Nutritional educational interventions among adults living in rural and/or low-income communities. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS
  • Duck, A., Hall, K., Douglas, K., Price, T. (2022, February) Influences of COVID-19-vaccine acceptance: An online survey. 36th Annual Southern Nurse Research Society Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Garbo, C., Fatherree, D., Fouquier, K. (2022, February) Mock interviews: Improving undergraduate student nurse confidence a seeking a professional job. NurseTim Next Gen Learning Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Hall, K., Duck, A., Price, T., Douglas, K. (2022, March) Influencers of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance in the Deep South. Mississippi Board of Nursing, and University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Conference, Jackson, MS.
  • Hargett, J., McElwain, S., McNair, M., Palokas, J., Martin, B., Adcock, D. (2022, March) Virtual reality based guided meditation for acute pain management in patients with opioid use disorders: A pilot project. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Hickman, A., Hiser, L., Walker, C., Morgan, J., Reaves, S., Sinha, N., Likes, W., Risley, C., Kumar, S. (2022, March) Exploring the role of extracellular vesicles (EV) on HPV-HIV interaction and resulting HIV pathogenesis: A case-control multi-center pilot study. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Hiser, L., Smith, S., Brand, C. Risley, C. (2022, March) Exploring biological risk factors for cervical cancer.  University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Hontzas, J., Palokas, M., Christian, R. (2022, March) Individualized self-management plans for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients at the University of Mississippi Medical Center pulmonary clinic: A best practice implementation project. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Klamm, M., Duck, A., Welsch, M., Torres, E. (2022, March) Identification of physical activity patterns from raw accelerometer data: Innovative approach for individualized physical activity promotion. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Lopez-Lambert, E., Jones, M., Torres, E. (2022, March). Reliability of the intensities within each domain of the lifetime total physical activity questionnaire. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship day, Flowood, MS.
  • McGraw, S., Palokas, M., Harbour, L. (2022, March) Non-pharmacological interventions to promote sleep and rest among hospitalized pediatric patients in general pediatric wards: A best practice implementation project.  University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • McGregor, C., Palokas, M. (2022, March) Pre-Procedure care for outpatients in the cardiac catheterization lab in an acute care hospital in central Mississippi: A best practice implementation project.  University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • McLain, A., Palokas, M.(2022, October) Retention strategies and barrier for millennial nurses. 2022 ANCC National Magnet Conference and Pathway to Excellence Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • McLendon, W., Reid, H., Mainelli, A., McEntee, S., Ponder, B., White, J., Lopez-Lambert, E., Torres, E. (2022, March) COVID-19 and healthcare workers’ mental health: A systematic review. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS
  • Meier, K., Mize, L., Burroughs, E., Torres, E.(2022, March) Promoting safety using bedside reporting: A mixed-method systematic review. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Palokas, M., Christian, R., Hardy, K., Miller, J. (2022, March) Evidence-based practice allies: An academic/practice partnership. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Price, T.(2022, April) Equipping students to conquer the clinical constraints of COVID‐19. ATI, Seattle, WA.
  • Price, T. (2022, March) Nursing assessment of women with hypertensive disorders during labor. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day. Flowood, MS.
  • Price, T., Palokas, M., Patel. N. (2022, March) Nursing assessments of women with hypertensive disorders during labor in an academic medical center in Mississippi: A best practice implementation project. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Rafique, T., Hall, K., Konkle-Parker, D., Torres, E., Hiser, L. (2022, March) Validation of cortisol measurement for inclusion in an allostatic load index for determining chronic stress. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Rhodes, K., Walker, J. (2022, March) Exploring the relationships between stress and transition readiness in young adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Robinette, B., Palokas, M. (2022, March) Promoting sleep and rest of newborns using non-pharmacological interventions within the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s of Mississippi. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Sandridge, S., Palokas, M., Odom, A. (2022, March) Improving nursing staff communication with pediatric patients/caregivers in a transitional care unit: A best practice implementation project. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Sinclair, J., Palokas, M. (2022, March) Conflict resolution in a pediatric inpatient unit: A best practice implementation project. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Thweatt, L., Torres, E.(2022, March) Palliative care and quality of life in various populations with chronic disease. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Torres, E., Jones, M., Lopez-Lambert, E. (2022, March) Validity of the intensities in the lifetime total physical activity questionnaire in adults with and without a history of depression. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Ward, R., Howington, D., Carter, C., Posey, V., Lopez, E., Torres, E. (2022, March) A systematic review of long-term dual antiplatelet therapy effects post percutaneous coronary interventions. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.
  • Zhen, Y., Christman, B., Morris, M., Hillegass, W., Zhang, Y., Douglas, K., Kelly, C., Zhang, L. (2022, March) Adolescent behavioral risk analysis and prediction using machine learning: A foundation for precision suicide prevention. University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, Flowood, MS.

2022 Grants:

PI

Title

Funding Agency

Award

Dr. Kim Douglas

Nurse Faculty Loan Program
07/01/2022 - 06/30/2023

HRSA

$303,907

Dr. Joseph Tacy

Examining the Use of the Aria Digital Stethoscope within Academia
06/01/2022 - 5/30/2023

Sarah Elizabeth Allison Foundation

$35,939

Dr. Kayla Carr

Increasing access to reproductive health and family planning services for youth in school-based clinics
06/01/2022 - 05/30/2023

Converge

$70,000

Dr. Lisa Haynie

Increasing access to reproductive health, health education, and familly planning services for youth in a Rural School-Based Health Center: Delta Teen Wellness Clinic at South Delta High School
06/01/2022 - 05/30/2023

Converge

$70,000

Dr. Katie Hall

The Identification of Variables Needed in an Allostatic Load Index
04/01/2022 - 03/31/2023

MWCCS 

$30,000