Kudos to faculty with recent publications: Hoffman, Michael, Wampler, and Hanson

Erin Hoffman from the Physician Assistant program published in the official journal of the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants:

Hoffman E. Fever in the Young Infant, Advance for NPs & PAs, Mar 2014

Kim Michael and Kate Wampler from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program:

Michael K, Wampler K, Shostrom VK, Boals M, Anderson JC. A Retrospective Analysis of Abdominal Competency Scores to Improve Clinical Education in a Sonography Program. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Apr 2014.

Corri Hanson from the Medical Nutrition Education program recently published two articles:

Hanson, C; Rutten, E; Wouters, E; Rennard, S. Influence of Diet and Obesity on COPD Development and Outcomes. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2014; 9:1-11.

Anderson-Berry, A; Thoene, M; Lyden, E; Dugick, L; Ruybal, L; Hanson, C. Acidification of Human Milk Fortifier for Low Birth Weight Infants Associated With Poor Growth and Acidosis. Neonatology Today 2014;8(3) 1-8.

Congratulations to our outstanding faculty!

Welcome Jodi Parrack, SAHP Accountant

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Jodi Parrack

Jodi Parrack has joined the SAHP as an Accountant III. She spent the last six years in Internal Medicine as a Financial and Clinical Analyst. Here, in her own words, are some facts about Jodi:

  • I have a 21-yr-old daughter, Brittany, (from previous marriage) and she has an almost 2-year-old daughter, August.
  • My husband, Tom, and I have an 11 year old daughter, Ryleigh.
  • I also have three (grown and married) step-children, and 8 “step” grandchildren
  • I like to participate in mud/obstacle course runs. For my 40th birthday I went to Minnesota to run the Warrior Dash.
  • I am excited to start this new adventure and look forward to working with all of you!

Welcome, Jodi! We’re happy to have you on the team.

Congratulations to faculty with recent publications

Corrine Hanson, PhD, RD, LMNT

Saathoff, M; Hanson, C; Anderson-Berry, A; Lyden, E; Fernandez, F. “Vitamin D Supplementation Practices in Breastfed Infants in Outpatient Pediatric Clinics.” Journal of Infant, Childhood, and Adolescent Nutrition 2014; 6(2):122 – 126.

Tamara Ritsema, MPH, MMSc, PA-C and Patty Scholting, MPAS, PA-C

Differences in the Delivery of Health Education to Patients With Chronic Disease by Provider Type, 2005–2009; Tamara S. Ritsema, MPH, MMSc, PA-C; Jeffrey B. Bingenheimer, PhD, MPH; Patty Scholting, MPAS, PA-C; James F. Cawley, MPH, PA-C; Prev Chronic Dis 2014;11:130175

This is a national study using large database of EMR to show positive impact of health education by PAs and NPs. This is the peer-reviewed Preventing Chronic Disease online publication by the CDC.

UPDATE on March 21, 2014: This article has been their most popular article so far this month, receiving 2,129 page views since publication on March 6. That is a very high number having only been out 2 weeks, numbers typically seen more toward the very end of the month. There have also been mentions of the article in Medscape, Smart Brief, Fierce Healthcare, and MPR.

Congratulations, Tami and Patty!