Linda S. Thompson
Dr. Thompson is the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston in August 2017. Prior higher education positions include Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Dean of Health Sciences. She has held public policy positions as the Director of Occupational Medicine and Safety in Baltimore and Special Secretary of Children, Youth and Families for Maryland where she developed programs and policies to improve quality of care for vulnerable populations of children including those in foster care, juvenile justice, special education and children with special health care needs. She has spent the majority of her career promoting policies and programs to improve the quality of life for children and youth. She was one of the first nurses to assess the characteristics of incarcerated youth, risk factors for delinquent behavior, and the importance of collaborative partnerships to promote healthy child development. She has published more than 100 articles, books, book chapters and abstracts. She has secured over $30 million in sponsored grants and contracts, over $6 million in a capital campaign and worked with the legislature to secure $40 million for a new building. More recently, she secured $20 million from the Life Sciences Fund in Massachusetts to create a Center for Nursing Innovation. She has received numerous awards including induction as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Phi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Xi, Trailblazer Award from the National Black Nurses Association, Selection as a RWJ Executive Nurse Fellow, and Invited participation in the White House Conference on Childcare and White House Delegate to Brazil. Two of her books have been recognized: Losing control: loving a black child with bipolar disorder by the American Sociologic Association; and Hard times healing hands by EdPress. She has served on numerous boards and commissions including the National Advisory Committee for the Nurse Faculty Scholar's Program by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Initiative on Children's Health Care Quality, the Urban League, the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, and the South Shore Health System. She earned both BSN and MSN degrees at Wayne State University (MI), and master's and doctoral degrees in public health from The Johns Hopkins University (MD).
Dr. Burcu Adivar is a professor of management and the Assistant Dean of Broad well College of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University. After completing her bachelor's degree in industrial engineering at Bilkent University in 1999, she received her master’s in 2001 and Ph.D. degree in 2006 from Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University. Before joining Fayetteville State University, She was a faculty member at Department of Logistics Management at Izmir University of Economics. Between 2003 and 2006, she held an optimization specialist position in the Analytical Solutions Department at SAS Institute, Inc., Cary NC. During her career, she worked as an academic consultant to simulate and optimize various hospital processes at very large hospitals in Turkey. She is one of the founders of Health Informatics as well as Business Intelligence and Data Analytics programs at the Graduate and Professional Studies in Business at Fayetteville State University. As a member of Cape Fear Research Consortium, She has been conducting research for Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. She has articles in press or published in several journals such as Disaster Management and Prevention, Health Policy and Technology, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Optimization and Journal of Advances in Management Research. Her work has been recognized by numerous awards including the USASBE Best Overall Paper Award, USASBE Best Empirical Paper Awards, the Fayetteville State University Excellence in Research Award and the Best Online Course Design Award.
Her research interests include health care management with special focus on health care analytics, health care simulation and optimization, inventory control for medical supplies, epidemiological models for infectious diseases and disaster management.
Dr. Callwood is Associate Professor of nursing and Director of the Caribbean Exploratory NIMHD Research Center (CERC) on Health Disparities, and Co-PI on the A-RICH_VI project. Under her leadership, CERC has initiated a number of studies on health issues in the Virgin Islands. She has served as UVI Dean of Nursing, an item writer and member of the Examination Committee of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, and is a grant reviewer for HRSA and NIH. She serves on Region II Health Equity Council, and served as president of the Virgin Islands State Nurses Association, president of Mu Eta Chapter, Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, Inc, and Regional Director of the Caribbean Nurses Organization. She received her BSN from Hampton (Institute) University and her MN and Ph.D from the University of Florida. Her areas of expertise are in psychiatric mental health nursing and medical sociology. Before taking a position in academe, she worked with behavior health clients in an in-patient setting, providing oversight of their nursing care, and liaison to other hospital units to provide guidance on responding to emotionally distraught clients. Between 2007 and 2018, she served as PI and Director of the Caribbean Exploratory Research Center (CERC) on health disparities funded by the (NIH) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and managed the overall functioning of the Center. The Center has investigated and documented health disparity issues in the Virgin Islands when previously there were few such studies, thus adding to the literature information on the health status of Virgin Islanders. My research experience is working with students in the clinical area and in the academy prepared to guide and mentor new investigators to participate in research activity.
Mental Health, the Elderly, Women's Health (violence against women), and HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Ghaffari joined the Benedictine University Department of Nursing and Health in August 2017 as a tenure-track, assistant professor. His academic journey began with studying Medical Technology (B.Sc), followed by Medicine (MD-FMG), Community Health Education/Promotion (M.Ed) with focus on sexuality education and drug abuse prevention, BSN/MSN with focus on nursing administration, and PhD in Education with focus on learning and development. In addition to his medical and clinical background, he is an academically trained Nursing Administrator. He was trained and worked in diverse healthcare arena including acute care hospital, long-term and rehabilitative care, and assisted living. He designed, implemented, and evaluated health promotion programs related to sexuality education and drug abuse prevention for the college students. He maintains an active qualitative research program aimed at understanding and promoting students' academic and life success. He has developed, tested and published a conceptual model, the Trinity Paradigm of Intelligence, which provides a guiding framework for his work. His current studies focus on assessing the effectiveness of exercise on student health and exploration of the role of socialization in promoting academic wellness.He presents nationally and internationally, and has published his findings in several peer-reviewed journals. He has chaired and served as a committee member in many dissertations, DNP and MSN capstone projects, and advised and mentored many undergraduate and graduate students.
Assessing the effectiveness of exercise on student health and exploration of the role of socialization in promoting academic wellness.
Dr. Michael Beach is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, he teaches Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Area of Concentration and act as coordinator of the 2nd Degree Accelerated BSN Program. He teaches both the Doctor of Nursing Practice and BSN programs. His area of practice includes Emergency Medicine and Disaster Preparation and Response. Through his teachings, students learn about disaster response and experience hands on use of a TVI Decontamination tent, PAPR hood assemblies and TYVK suits. Students also utilizes SimMan for computerized emergency experiences. He has worked in search and rescue and disaster management for over 30 years within the Tri-State area and he was a member of Pennsylvania 1 Disaster Medical Team (PA-1 DMAT). Besides experience with pre-hospital emergency medical treatment, he had particular interest and expertise in tracking, team management, diving and technical rescue. Following the Katrina Disaster along the Gulf Coast, he responded with his search and rescue team and part of the Red Cross to provide relief efforts to victims in Waveland and Pearlington MI. As a member of PA-1 DMAT, He also responded to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, Hurricanes Matthew and Irma in Florida.
His research interests include interest and expertise in tracking, team management, diving and technical rescue.
Da-Yong LU was born in July, 1962 in Shanghai. At present he is professor at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2005. He has completed his MS at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1986. He has completed BS at Shanghai Medical University (Now Fudan University affiliated) in1982. He is working as an associate professor at Shanghai University, Shanghai200444, PR China. He has Undergone the studies of cancer pathology, biochemistry, pharmacology and clinical therapeutics, especially on the pharmacological studies of new Chinese anticancer agent probimane and MST-16 and antimetastatic targets of fibrinogen and sialic acids and individualized cancer chemotherapy (ICC) since 1982. His interest is to focus on the basic studies of cancer biology, pathology, treatment, origins of life, human suicide study, human viral infectious diseases, human metabolic diseases and other field of science disciplines. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed international journals. He was the first author to have more than 100 original scientific articles in international journals and three books published by UK, US and Germany-based publication companies. He has also studied biochemical and pathological aspects of cancer diagnosis, neoplasm metastasis, anti-diabetic treatments, suicide preventions and deadliest viral infections, such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, avian flu and others.
His research interests include drug development of cancer, mental diseases, metabolic disease treatments, prevention of viral infection and therapeutics. Nursery science and healthcare service.
Dr. Mary has completed her master and PhD in critical care nursing, then joined the University of Maryland School of Nursing for a 2-years postdoctoral fellowship in palliative care and end-of-life care where I worked in several research projects with my mentor, Dr. Debra Wiegand, who is internationally recognized for her work in Palliative and End-of-Life Care research in the intensive care units. Before coming to Towson University, she worked as an assistant professor at Alexandria University for 12 years where she taught critical care and emergency nursing to undergraduate and graduate students. As a critical care nursing faculty, she have spent much time with my students in critical care units where she was deeply touched with the suffering of critically ill patients and their families which made her develop a passion for integrating palliative care in the intensive Care Units. So, her teaching philosophy is to be grounded in the ethic of caring. She believe that teaching excellence in nursing education encompasses not only the knowledge of the discipline and pedagogical skills but also the scholar's ability to value and transcend caring within the curricula and role modeling caring in the classroom, clinical setting and in the virtual learning environment. Her research focuses on the integration of palliative care in intensive care units through establishing educational programs to help ICU physicians and nurses gain the knowledge and understand how to integrate palliative care into their day-to-day practice. She also focus on research devising new strategies for the effective teaching of caring, communication, palliative care and end of life care to health care students and developing interventions that empower nurses to provide quality palliative and end-of-life care to their patients.
Assessing the effectiveness of exercise on student health and exploration of the role of socialization in promoting academic wellness.
Dr. Rahshida Atkins obtained a BSN, MSN, and PhD in Nursing from Rutgers College of Nursing in Newark. She completed a post doc at the University of Pennsylvania School of nursing with a focus on helping vulnerable women, children and families. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden, where she enthusiastically instructs students to become competent nursing professionals. She also works as a Family Nurse Practitioner, providing primary healthcare to children and adults. Dr. Atkins understands the issues of diversity impacting healthcare and that contributes to health disparities in vulnerable Americans. She has therefore, focused her program of research on addressing the mental health needs of vulnerable disadvantaged mothers and encouraging the adoption of healthy behaviors, such as physical activity in residents who live in under-served communities. Dr. Atkins has published her research in premier nursing journals and has presented it nationally raising awareness about the factors influencing the health of vulnerable underserved populations. In recognition of her dedication to nursing education, scholarship, and research she has earned numerous awards including the Veronica Clark-Tasker EOF Alumni Research Award, the Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Tau Chapter Excellence in Research Award, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Faculty Preparation Certificate, and the International Sigma Theta Tau Rising Star Recognition.
Addressing the mental health needs of vulnerable disadvantaged mothers and encouraging the adoption of healthy behaviors, such as physical activity in residents who live in under-served communities.
Shanti Chang is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and a Class of 2016 George Mason University Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Graduate. She has worked in Pediatrics for 10 years. She was a part of the development of Fairfax County Public School Mason and Partners (MAP) Extension site that opened in July 2017, at Dunn Loring, VA. She was also instrumental in establishing the much-needed vaccine program in that location. Since their opening, MAP has given School Entrance Physicals to 1,100 uninsured children and adolescents. She is driven to propel the Nursing profession forward. She doesn't consider it as "work" but she adores it as serving the population.
Health promotion, wellness, immunizations, pediatrics, vulnerable populations, underserved populations.
Dr. De Pew is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the College of Nursing & Health Professions at Drexel University where she is also a University Faculty Assessment Fellow. Her clinical areas have included medical surgical, oncology, critical care and open-heart recovery. Her teaching experience has been in professional development and academia. She has taught at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. Prior to coming to Drexel University, she was the Director of Education, Practice and Research in a hospital and worked on a virtual outreach center for psychological health and traumatic brain injury. She is board certified in Nursing Professional Development and as Nurse Educator. She has presented and published nationally and internationally. She continues to consult in areas of continuing education and evaluation. She brings her experiences to education, leadership and management concepts and applications.
Bini K John, PhD, MSN, CMSRN, RN is a Clinical Instructor at Stony Brook University's School of Nursing. She began her clinical and teaching career in India since 1998 and in USA 2004. She currently teaches in the graduate studies department in both the live and online class environments. Her doctoral research involved the relationship between patient satisfaction and nursing quality care indicators in medical surgical telemetry units. She also focused on research that encompasses the husband's support and its effect on outcome of pregnancy among postnatal mothers in the Christian Medical College and Hospital in India. She had her PhD in nursing from University of Phoenix, MSN (maternal and child health) and BSN from Christian Medical College of Nursing, Punjab, India. She has work experience that includes planning, organizing, and leading the students/staff to provide highly reliable patient care and develop nursing leadership skills. As a Leader, she has overseen the department's daily operational and clinical requirements based on acuity, finance, staffing skills and clinical education. She has also conducted quality studies that reflect patient care, need assessment, and nursing quality indicators. She provides leadership in operational and clinical problem solving and has excellent performance evaluations as an ADN, CNS and assistant nurse manager. She is able to work within a team as well as on my own initiative. She has taken responsibilities for quality management and standards of care including planning, organizing, educating and developing or reviewing hospital policy. I developed, coordinated, and supervised clinical rotation for the masters, undergraduate nursing students and new employees in medical surgical clinical practice. I assisted in maintaining the core measures in palliative care and stork program for in-patient hospital setting during JACHO accreditation process. She is currently working as clinical instructor in school of nursing. she possess management and educator experience as Clinical Instructor, Nursing Administrator Supervisor, Adjunct Faculty, ADN, CNS and clinician working in an academic health care setting. She has preceptor graduate students and guided in their quality projects.