the Lewis School E-News! I’m excited to introduce
you to the monthly summary of achievements, accomplishments,
and good news about our school. My hope is that you
will take a few minutes from your month to learn more about
what your colleagues are doing. That is the goal of
this electronic newsletter. As you’ll note, the
summaries are very brief... But when possible, you will be
linked to online resources for more
information. Also, the associate dean’s Health
Research newsletter will include more in-depth information
about our research.
What are the exciting possibilities from
E-News? One is to provide a way to learn about the
research that is taking place across the
school. This information might provide thoughts
about collaborations or partnerships for you. More
informally, it opens up avenues for conversation across
In order for this to be successful, we need your
help! First, please take a few minutes to read it and find
out what is going on in our school. Second, we need
you to send in information about you! When you
publish an article, present at a conference, receive
recognition, or do something noteworthy in the classroom – let
Angela Go know about it! She has a news- sharing
form you can complete (found on the Lewis School intranet).
Lastly, if appropriate – forward to someone who doesn’t receive
the E-News (e.g., community partner, alum, a colleague in
another unit), if there is information that would help foster
Again – welcome to the Lewis School E-News!
Noted healthcare journalist and analyst Susan
one of the largest audiences inHavertyLecture history on
the future of American health. She also met with a group of
20 students representing all disciplines in the Lewis School.A video of her
be found on the school website.
associate professor and Ph.D. program coordinator in nursing,
retired from Georgia State University at the end of August. A
Georgia State alumna, Minick began working in the School of
Nursing in 1984. Minick coordinated the Ph.D. program
for the past four years, she chaired or served as committee
member for more than 25 Ph.D. students.
Moloney, associate professor emerita, received a
Fulbright Specialist grant to teach and consult with the
nursing faculty of Linkoping University (LIU), Sweden.
Moloney visited LIU in March to explore the recently
initiated nurse practitioner graduate program.
The School of Nursing recently
hosted an accreditation team from CCNE. The team was on
campus for a successful site visit for the Doctor of Nursing
Practice degree program and the Post-master’s certificate
Department of Nutrition’s interprofessional education
component was featured in the Journal of the Academy of
Nutrition and Dietetics, 2015 (in press). In addition, the
department hosted exchange students over the summer. Anita
Nucci worked with two nutrition students from Taipei
Medical University, and Megan
McCrory hosted two undergraduate nutrition students from
Brazil Scientific Mobility Program.
11, the Department of Physical Therapy held the first
combined White Coat and Remembrance Ceremony. The first
year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students received their
personalized white lab coats and second year DPT students
honored cadaver donors. This unique ceremony marks the end of
formal anatomy studies and the beginning of clinical work.
Project Health Grandparents
(PHG) celebrates 20 years of serving grandparents who are
raising their grandchildren. PHG provides much-needed healthcare
and social services to more than 920 families and 2,021
children Atlanta area grandparents headed families (PHG). In
celebration of their 20 years of service, PHG hosted a
luncheon for grandparent participants and donors. Attendees
were treated to a keynote speech from Georgia Representative
Renee Unterman. During the weekend before the luncheon, PHG
was featured onWSB-TV’s People 2
Department of Respiratory Therapy hosted Dr. Mauo-Ying Bien,
Director, School of Respiratory Therapy at Taipei Medical
University (TMU). Alumna Chu Ju Chen, who is a graduate of
TMU and a Georgia State master’s RT graduate, introduced Dr.
Bien to the RT department. She participated in teaching
students during a ventilator lab.
Bien was extremely enthusiastic in her teaching as she was
able to assist in assisting in the teaching of Prof. Murray’s
ventilator lab,” says Gardenhire. “Her visit demonstrated to
our students the global impact our program has on respiratory
therapy around the world!”
faculty are on track to meet and possibly beat the record
for 2014 publications. All Lewis School departments are
represented among the academic journals, book chapters and
books published during fall 2015.
& Clark, P. C. (2015). Preliminary Reliability and
Validity of an Exercise Benefits and Barriers for Stroke
Prevention Scale in an African American Sample. Journal of
Nursing Measurement, 23(2), 350-360.
C.L., Brandon, L.J., Benardot, D., & Thompson,
W. (2015) Relationships among energy balance, time of day,
and obesity prevalence. Medicine & Science in Sports
& Exercise 2015;47: 637-641.
L., Helvig, A.,
& Wade, S. Rest and the associated beneﬁts in
restorative sleep: a concept analysis. Journal of Advanced
Nursing: CONCEPT ANALYSIS (In Press)
Johnson, A., Toner, M., Mamaril, K., Kelkar, M., Xiao, Y., Warren,
G. (2015) Assessing Resting Metabolic Rate in
Overweight and Obese Adolescents with a Portable Indirect
Calorimeter: A Pilot Study for Validation and Reliability.
Nutr. Clin. Pract. (in press)
(2015) Student Health and Immunizations: Recommendations
for Clinical Placement. The Internet Journal of Allied
Health Sciences and Practice,. 13(4), ISSN 1540-580X.
A., & Gardenhire, D.S. (2015) Respiratory
Therapy Students’ Perceptions of Effective Teaching
Characteristics of Clinical Instructors at an Urban
University. Respiratory Care Education Annual. 24:11-18.
A., Gore, J.,
Housely, N., Warthen, L., Burgess, E. “Teaching Dementia
Care to Physical Therapy Doctoral Students: A Multimodal
Experiential Learning Approach.” Gerontology and Geriatrics
Education (In Press)
W., Mo, H. (2015) Potential of tocotrienols in the
prevention and therapy of Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of
Nutritional Biochemistry. In Press.
H., Olabopo, F., Wang, L., Nucci, A., Greenspan,
S.L., Rajakumar, K. (2015) Determinants of
25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations in Infants and Toddlers.
Curr Nutr Food Sci. 11:124-130.
K., Moore, C.G., Yabes, J., Olabopo, F., Haralam, M.A.,
Comer, D., Bogusz, J., Nucci, A., Sereika, S.,
Dunbar-Jacob, J., Holick, M.F., Greenspan, S.L. (2015)
Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation in black and in white
children: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial. J Clin
Endocrinol Metab. Jun 19:jc.2015-1643 [Epub ahead of
Virtanen, S.M., Becker, D.J. (2015) Infant Feeding and
Timing of Complementary Foods in the Development of Type 1
Diabetes. Curr Diab Rep. doi: 10.1007/s11892-015-0628-z
S., Bliss, L., Pettignano, R. (2015) Speaking Their
Language: Developing a Scorecard for Medical-Legal
Partnership to Balance Quality & Productivity. The
International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society,
Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.9-17.
Biehle, K.J., & Meinken, C. (2015). Shivering
suppression in therapeutic hypothermia. Nursing2015Critical
Care, 10(5), 22-26.
E.C., Fang, H., Wanders, D., & Judd, R.L.
(2015). Anti-inflammatory effects of the hydroxycarboxylic
acid receptor 2. Metabolism-In Press.
Stone, K.P., Dille, K., Simon, J., Pierse, A., &
Gettys, T.W, (2015). Metabolic responses to dietary leucine
restriction involve remodeling of adipose tissue and
enhanced hepatic insulin signaling. Biofactors.-In Press.
& Stone, A. (2015). Leading Change in the Health Policy
Arena, (pg355-380). In Phillips, J.M. & Damron, B.H.
(Eds.), Cancer and Health Policy: Advancements and
Opportunities. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
seminar of the fall series
Thursday, December 3 12:00-1:00 pm
Introduction to Health Literacy: Why Should You Care?
25 Park Place, Room 2343 (Troy Moore Library)
Wednesday, December 16 at 9:00 a.m.
Georgia World Congress Center, Room A411/412
Media Clips Our
faculty provide expertise to the local and national media,
with the Department of Nutrition leading the media responses.
milk for a healthy heart? Don’t raise that glass just yet,”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 15, 2015 – Desiree
Raising Grandchildren,” Wisconsin Public Radio, October 7,
2015 – Susan Kelley, Nursing
control benefits of sleep and exercise,” Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, October 6, 2015 – Tamara Melton,
banks on the rise at college campuses,” Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, September 1, 2015 – Cathy McCarroll,
more grandparents are raising their grandchildren,” The
Conversation, September 14, 2015 – Susan Kelley,
Nursing and Nancy Kropf, Dean
proposes including ‘added sugar’ to label,” Fox 5 Atlanta,
August 14, 2015 – Jessica Todd, Nutrition
Diet Mistakes Seriously Slowing Your Metabolism,” Yahoo
Lifestyle India, August 3, 2015 – Dan Benardot,
in their field,” PT in Motion, July, 2015 – Jodan Garcia,
Warrior – Vitamin D deficiency in elite athletes” ESPN Radio
L.A., June 27, 2015 – Dan Benardot, Nutrition
STAFF NEWS Kenneth
director of facilities, has recently been selected as chair
of the Georgia
State Rehabilitation Council (SRC). The council, which is
a citizen’s council, works with the Georgia Vocational
Rehabilitation Agency to make recommendations and create
service plans to aid individuals with disabilities find
employment and secure independent living.
Student News David
Smelser, a DPT student, received the Georgia Foundation for
Physical Therapy scholarship at the PTAG Awards banquet
dinner during the PTAG Fall Conference, October 9, 2015.
Nick Housley, DPT student, presented his
research “Proximal peroneus brevis muscle insertion and the
prevalence of split tendons: a cadaveric study” at the Annual
Conference of the American Association of Clinical
to the Nursing Students at Georgia State for receiving the
both the West District Chapter of the Year and Chapter of the
Year awards at the Georgia Association of Nursing Students
Kudos Congratulations to Dawn Aycock, for
selection as a Fellow in the American Heart Association. She
is being inducted in November. Aycock also completed a
post-doctoral fellowship from the NIH-funded Center for
Stroke Disparities Solutions Training & Mentoring
Institute in August.
Dan Benardot was
appointed to the editorial board of International Journal of
Nutrition and Exercise.
Megan McCrory has been awarded “Outstanding Reviewer” with
the journal Appetite. Also, McCrory has been named the new
Southeast region editor for Nutrition Notes, a quarterly
newsletter published by American Society for Nutrition.
RESEARCH Dawn Aycock,
assistant professor of nursing, received a three-year K01
Mentored Research Scientist Development grant from the
National Institutes of Nursing Research.
Dan Benardot, professor of nutrition, received a new grant
with the Atlanta Falcons to provide nutrition consultation to
the team. Also, he received an internal grant to provide
nutrition services to Georgia State Athletics.
associate professor emeritus, received a 2015 Medallion Award
from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy
recognized Kicklighter for her service to both the
organization and the profession.
Hermes presented “Vehicles for the absorption of vitamin D in
cystic fibrosis: powder vs. oil” at the Cystic Fibrosis
Conference in October. Hermes is a 2015 graduate of the