Texas A&M University Corpus Christi - College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Support from Graduate Nursing Programs Office

Research Support

Through the Office of Graduate Nursing Programs, Texas A & M University Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Sciences supports the ongoing success of Faculty Research & Scholarship.  In collaboration with the Research Commercialization and Outreach Division from the University, the Office of Graduate Nursing Programs is committed to increase and strengthen scholarly productivity and dissemination.

 

For more information please contact Dr. Susan Dyess susan.dyess@tamucc.edu

Make an appointment. The support you can anticipate is as follows:

  • Developing resources
  • Working closely with Faculty/Investigator to coordinate a timeline that facilitates the development, preparation and submission of an application to a funding agency.  
  • Assisting in the identification of funding sources based on Faculty research interest
  • Assisting with grant proposal preparation
  • Assisting with development, maintenance, and upkeep of biosketches
  • Editing grant proposal documents
  • Supporting budget preparation
  • Facilitating grant-writing consultation
  • Linking with TAMUCC RCO
  • Developing abstract submissions
  • Supporting the preparation of Poster and Podium presentations (using templates)
  • Editing Manuscripts

 

Last Name

First

Degree

Major

Research & Method Expertise

Acker

Kat

PhD(c)

Nursing

Sleep Apnea behavior and health promotion, Quantitative

Baldwin

Sara

PhD

Nursing

Health Promotion and disease prevention, intervention development

Barker

Connie

PhD

Nursing

Chronic disease management; health promotion - ethnography

Bell

Eva

DNP

Nursing

Psychiatry, Gero-psych, IBH, Social Justice, Culture, Practice Man, QI, Edu.

QI, IR, Qualitative & Mixed Methods

Day

Cristi

DNP

Nursing

Patient-centered management of chronic diseases including diabetes. Quality Improvement Projects.

 

Degrande

Heather

PhD (c)

Nursing

Workforce, New Nurse Transitions

DeLaRosa

Denise

DNP

Nursing

Obesity, Advanced Practice, DNP Practice Human Trafficking

Dyess

Susan

PhD

Nursing

Holistic Leadership, Faith Based Responses, Faith Community Nursing, CBPAR, Mixed Methods

Fomenko

Julie

PhD (c)

Educational Leadership

Simulation, Transition to Practice, Community Partnerships r/t Transition Educational Innovations

Forgione

Bunny

PhD

Nursing

Maternal Child, Workforce, Nursing Education

Garcia

Theresa

PhD

Nursing

Pediatrics, Lifespan Obesity/Diabetes Prevention, Health Law/Policy

Greene

Pam

PhD

Nursing

Mental Health, Suicide, Nursing Leadership, Qualitative Methods.

Hamilton

Mary Jane

PhD

Nursing

Symptom Management HIV/AIDs Underserved Populations including Veterans, Mixed Methods

 

Miller

Cathy

PhD

Nursing

Sex Trafficking, Disadvantaged population health, human trafficking and multidisciplinary health care provider education; mixed-methods

Keys

Yolanda

DHA

Health Care Administration

Nurse Executive Leadership Experience/Generational Characteristics

Murphey

Christina

PhD

 

Nursing

Systemic Oral health, Perinatal health promotion, maternal mental health Genetic and Genomics, IPE, curriculum innovation and Clinical trials.

Owens

Deana

DDS

Dentist

Oral Health & IPE

Peck

Jessica

DNP

Nursing

Immunizations, Human Trafficking

Reinhardt

Mark

DNP

Nursing

Emergency Department Responsiveness

Saladiner

Jason

EdD

Educational Leadership

Military, Education, Collaboration

 

Sefcik

Elizabeth

PhD

Nursing

Symptom Management HIV; Care and technology for the older adult

Zhao

Meng

PhD

Nursing

Breast Cancer Screening Scale Development, Smartphone/Community Interventions

 

External    

Faculty/Role  

Year/#Years  

Study Title

 Funding Source

Amount

Forgione, F.

PI              

2017/4 years

READY

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

$2,000,000.00

Greathouse, S.

 Co-PI

2017/2 years

Building Simulation and Skills Lab Capacity

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)

$199,845.00

Greene, P.

 PI

Project Director

2016/ 3 years

Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

(SAMHSA)

 $260,000.00

Hamilton, MJ.

PI

2016/4 years

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

$2,000,000.00

Hamilton, MJ.

PI

2015/3 years

Veterans Building and Strengthening Nursing

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

$1,000,000.00

Keys, Y.

PI

2017/1 years

Chief nursing officer perspectives on hospital-based building or remodeling projects

Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing

(CGEAN)

$2,000.00

Internal

Faculty/Role 

Year/#Years  

Study Title

 Funding Source

Amount

Miller, C.

 PI

2017/1 year

Role of DNP

University Research Enhancement Funds

 

$5,000.00

 

FACULTY Publications

 1-1-2017 through 12-31-2017

Refereed Publications *=data based

*Corless, I.B., Hoyt,A. J.,Tyer-Viola, L. Sefcik E., Kemppainen, J., Holzemer, W., Hamilton,     M., J., &7 Nicholas, P.,K. (2017) 90-90-90 Plus: Maintaining Adherence to Antiviral Therapies, AIDS Patient Care & STDs, 31(5):227-236.

*Day, C., Barker, C., Bell, E., Sefcik, E., Flournoy, D. (2017). Flipping the OSCE: A teaching  innovation in Graduate Nursing Education. Nurse Educator. doi:          10.1097/NNE.0000000000000421.

Davila, L., Miller, C., (2017). Health Insurance Status: Is There a Difference in Patient Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Literature. McNair Scholars Journal. Volume VIII, Summer 2016.

*Dyess, S.M, Callaghan, D. & Opalinski, A. (2017). Exploration and description of Faith Community Nurses’ documentation practices and perceived documentation barriers International Journal of Faith Community Nursing. Vol. 3 : Iss. 1 , Article 2.

Dyess, S.M., Sherman, R.O., Opalinski, A., & Eggenberger, T. (2017). Structured coaching programs to develop staff. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 48(8), 373-378.

*Dyess, S.M., Prestia, A., Marquit, D.E., & Newman, D. (2017). Self-care for nurse leader in acute care environment reduces perceived stress: A pilot study merits further investigation. Journal of Holistic Nursing.

Gallardo, L., Miller, C., (2017). Best Practice for Nurses on Education for Pregnant Women and Families Related to the Prevention of Pertussis in Infants: A Systematic Review of  Literature. McNair Scholars Journal. Volume VIII, Summer 2016.

Hebert, P., Barice, J., Park, J.Y., Dyess, S.M, McCaffrey, R., & Hennekens, C, (2017).

Treatments for inflammatory arthritis: Potential but unproven role of topical copaiba.

Integrative Medicine: A Clinicians Journal 16 (2), 40-42.

Opalinski, A., Dyess, S.M. Stein, N. L., Saiswick, K., & Fox, V. (2017). Broadening practice perspective by engaging in academic-practice collaboration: A faith community nursing exemplar. International Journal of Faith Community Nursing. Vol. 3 : Iss. 1 , Article 1.

*Opalinski, A. Dyess, S.M., & Gropper (2017). Food culture of faith communities and potential impact on childhood obesity. Public Health Nursing 0(0)1-7.

Reinhardt, M.R. (2017). A systematic approach to evaluation of performance deficiencies in      emergency department triage. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 43(4): 364-66.

Ricks, N., Comer, L., Liu, F.Q., Comer, L., DeGrande, H., & Adeniran, O. (2017). Substance     abuse and preconception care: A review of the literature. International Journal of       Women’s Health and Reproduction, (4) 1, 3 - 10. doi: 10.15296/ijwhr.2017.02

Chapters in Books:

Opalinski, A., Dyess, S.M., & Stein, N.L. (2017). An evolutionary process of capturing images of people experiencing homelessness. In Stein, N. L.& Renteln, A. Images and Human Rights: Local and Global Perspectives (178-199). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Monthly Gathering of Faculty PATH (Program for Advancing The Health of South Texas)

Purpose: Advancing the health of residents of South Texas through scholarship that focuses on understanding individual, family, community, and population needs. The program provides a mechanism for coordinating faculty effort and enhancing support services.

Program Goals:

  1. Advance nursing research within the CONHS through coordinated faculty effort.
  2. Develop an effective research support team.
  3. Establish an ongoing source of scholarship opportunities to support doctoral student scholarly experiences.

Organizing Assumptions:

  • Research and program/outcome evaluation are equivalent scholarly products.
  • Faculty members who have earned their PhD have the essential skills to conduct research.
  • Faculty who have earned their DNP have the essential skills to isolate and articulate clinical problems of significant importance to warrant investigation and design of interventions with the potential to resolve the problems.
  • Skills of faculty who hold DNP or PhD are not independent of each other.

Expected Outcome:

The design of efficient and effective interventions that improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and patient populations.

Membership: All faculty members engaged in the design and implementation of scholarly activities as part of their assigned responsibilities.

2017- 2018 Academic Year Co Chairs Dr. Yolanda Keys & Dr. Susan Dyess

Research Enhancement Awards College LevelDeadline October 15 and April 1

Research Enhancement Awards University LevelDeadline to be announced for Spring 2018

Academic Year 2017-2018 Recipients Dr. Cathy Miller & Dr. Denise DeLaRosa

 

Coming in January International HIV Researcher Network Meeting January 11 & 12

All invited:  Registration Information Link

For more information Contact

Dr. Elizabeth Sefcik

e-mail: elizabeth.sefcik@tamucc.edu

 

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi sponsored 12 Islander students in attending the 14th annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, 2 Graduate Nursing Students placed in the competition. Both were mentored by Dr. Theresa Garcia.

Congratulations to:

Amelia Quizon – 2nd place in Master’s Life Science. Her research was titled “Effectiveness of Resistive Warming for Prevention of Hypothermia: A Systematic Review of Literature” . 

Callie Crawford – 3rd place in Life Sciences Poster Presentation. Her research was titled “Addition of Nurse Practitioners to the Trauma Team: An Integrative Systematic Review of the Literature”