WCHHS students and faculty convene for second annual interprofessional research symposium

The Waldron College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS) community will convene for the second Interprofessional Symposium and Expo (IPS&E) on April 14 in Heth Hall.

The day-long celebration of original research by the WCHHS faculty and students will feature a Spotlight Presentation by Rebecca Epperly, Jono Bryant Sarah Smidl and Virginia Weisz at 11:30 a.m. in Heth 014. The presentation, "An UnBelizeable Service Learning Project; Reflection and Direction," will review the Wintermester 2015 interprofessional service learning project that included RU students Johanna Agustin, Patience Cantrell, Beth Crouch, Hannah Hames, Debra Massaro and Carma Sample.

Keynoted by Matt Dunleavy, interim director of academic affairs, the IPS&E is free and open to the campus community and public. The IPS&E will feature 17 podium presentations and 67 poster presentations. More than 30 organizations, representing health care, community and student groups, will participate as well.

"We are excited to showcase the exceptional interprofessional research and scholarly work among our college's faculty and students," said WCHHS Dean Ken Cox. "The objective is to develop relationships among the faculty and students in all of the WCHHS programs in the areas of research and scholarship."

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The Waldron College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS) community will convene for the second annual Interprofessional Symposium and Expo (IPS&E) on April 14 in Heth Hall. Last year's event was keynoted by Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Sam Minner and this year the keynote will be delivered by Keynoted by Matt Dunleavy, interim director of academic affairs.

The IPS&E schedule is:

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Heth 014
8:30 a.m. Welcome, Heth 014
8:40 a.m. Keynote Address, Heth 014
9 a.m. Poster Presentations
 

Winter and Cassidy, "The Impact of an Interprofessional Speech-Language Pathology and Music Therapy Caregiver Training Program on the Generalization of Skills by Families." Heth 016

Weisz and Meyer, "Major Acute and Chronic Health Problems, Perceived Helpfulness of Treatments and Choice of Regular Health Care Provider in Virginia Chiropractic Patients." Heth 022

Mullenbach and Sowder, "Relationship of Cue Identification and Problem Framing in Student Nurses' Clinical Reasoning." Heth 044

9:25 a.m.

Arndt, "Production of Complement Taking Verbs Across Complement Clause Types by School-Age Children." Heth 016

Gilbert, "Changing Places: Adult Children and the Transition of Aging Parents." Heth 022

Scheckler, "Caring for Technology when Teaching Health Care Professionals." Heth 044

9:50 a.m.

Kuriakose, Geddings, Lanter and Davis, "Effect of Participant Classifications on Learning Outcomes: Findings from a Professional Development Seminar for School Based Speech-Language Pathologists." Heth 16

Katz, Whitehead, Carter and Harden, "Nurse Practitioner Perspectives of End-of-Life Conversations and Challenges: A Mixed Methods Approach." Heth 22

Hodge, "Teaching Feminist Theory for Social Work Practice." Heth 44

10:15 a.m.

Geller, "Evidence-based Strategies for Bilingual or Multicultural Caseloads in Early Intervention." Heth 16

Scheckler and Vandsburg, "Use of Computers Related to Previous Work Experience among Older Rural Adults among Rural Older Adults." Heth 22

Lee, Kim, Bernardo, Cho and Greta, "New Role of Ankle-Brachial Index in Patients at High Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: Comparison with Cardiac Stress Test." Heth 44

10:40 a.m.

Young, "Are you Baby-Friendly?" Heth 16

Duncan-Daston, Foster, and Bowden, "A Look into Spirituality in Social Work Practice within the Hospice Setting."Heth 22

Mercer, "What You See is Not Always What You Get." Heth 44

11:05 a.m

Siyufy, Harper, Kahn, Midkiff and Bailey, "Effectiveness of Self-Applied Compression Using Thera Cane for Reducing the Sensitivity of Latent Myofascial Trigger Points in the Upper Trapezius Muscle: Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial." Heth 22

Park and Edmonds, "The Contribution of Location Context on Verb and Thematic Role Association: Evidence from Eye Tracking in Younger and Older Adults." Heth 16

11:30 a.m. Spotlight Presentation
1:30 p.m. Poster Presentations (First Session) and Expo, Heth 43, 14
3:30 p.m. Poster Presentations (Second Session) and Expo, Heth 43, 14

Corey Cassidy, associate dean of the WCHHS and chair of the 12-person committee that planned the event, said the topics span the full programmatic spectrum of the WCHHS and the globe.

"The beauty of the Interprofessional Symposium & Expo is that it is truly an intra- and inter-disciplinary presentation of projects and opportunities and showcase for the faculty and students' work," said Cassidy.

All poster and podium presentation abstracts are available online.

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Carla Agee, right, talks about her research entitled "Social Work Students' Attitudes Towards Working in End-Of-Life Care," with Stephanie Perla and Shalita Banks during the poster session of the last year's Waldron College Interprofessional Symposium & Expo. The 2015 IPS&E will feature 17 podium presentations and 67 poster presentations.

Apr 15, 2015