UMSON in the News

Why Side-Effects May Seem Worse for High-Priced Drugs

CBC News,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, examines how expectations related to price can trigger brain responses resulting in greater pain.

University of Maryland Nursing Professor Awarded $3 Million NIH Grant to Investigate Chronic Pain

DailyNurse.com,

Cynthia Renn, PhD, MS, RN, associate professor in the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), was recently awarded a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

University Of Maryland School Of Nursing’s Cynthia Renn Awarded $3M NIH Grant

citybizlist,

Cynthia L. Renn, PhD, MS ’97, RN, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been awarded a five-year, $3,073, 811 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate chronic pain in trauma patients suffering from lower-leg fractures.

Want Help for Chronic Pain? Try Sugar Pills

Healthline,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, MS, associate professor, weighs in on the implications of a study published in Nature Communications.

To Keep Women From Dying In Childbirth, Look To California

NPR,

Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN, associate professor, reflects on the starling rate of California women dying from childbirth back in 2006. Bingham was tasked with helping to figure out a solution for keeping mothers alive who had just given birth.

Hospitals know how to protect mothers. They just aren’t doing it.

USA Today,

Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN, associate professor, discusses addressing the factors that have led to a rise in maternal death and injuries.

Breastfeeding in the early stages of your legal career

The Daily Record,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing was mentioned in a blog article as an institution that offers a commercial pumping station for mothers who are nursing newborns.

How a variation on Botox could be used to treat pain

ScienceNews,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, MS, associate professor, discusses the effectiveness of a modified form of Botox that is being tested for reducing pain. The study, which is currently being performed on mice, is examining if the painkiller could potentially be developed for humans as alternatives to more addictive drugs, such as opioids.

Lifelike Robotic Baby Helping Train Nursing Students

ABC 2 News,

Studies show that approximately 10 percent of newborns require assistance breathing after birth, and one percent of infants may require more complex resuscitation efforts. In response, the University of Maryland School of Nursing is training its students using the high-fidelity model, “Super Tory,”on how to appropriately respond to a newborn in distress, according to Neonatal Resuscitation Program guidelines.

Health Alert: Robot helps train Maryland nursing students to treat infants

Fox 45,

Studies show that approximately 10 percent of newborns require assistance breathing after birth, and one percent of infants may require more complex resuscitation efforts. In response, the University of Maryland School of Nursing is training its students using the high-fidelity model, “Super Tory,”on how to appropriately respond to a newborn in distress, according to Neonatal Resuscitation Program guidelines.

Robot helps train Maryland nursing students to treat infants

WBAL TV 11,

Studies show that approximately 10 percent of newborns require assistance breathing after birth, and one percent of infants may require more complex resuscitation efforts. In response, the University of Maryland School of Nursing is training its students using the high-fidelity model, “Super Tory,”on how to appropriately respond to a newborn in distress, according to Neonatal Resuscitation Program guidelines.

Gifts Roundup: Bill and Joanne Conway Donate $10 million Gift through their Foundation

The Chronicle of Philanthropy,

Bill and Joanne Conway gave $10 million through their Bedford Falls Foundation for scholarships at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

4 sets of twins graduate with nursing degrees in Maryland

WBAL-TV 11,

Four sets of twins were among the 409 graduates from the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s class of 2018. They discuss their journey through nursing school.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives $10 Million Donation

Daily Nurse,

A gift of $10 million from Bill and Joanne Conway, through their Bedford Falls Foundation, will enable the University of Maryland School of Nursing to provide scholarships to nearly 350 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees and aid in addressing the state’s nursing workforce needs.

Nursing schools reject thousands of applicants amid shortage

Becker's Hospital Review,

UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, discusses the potential challenges of increasing nursing school class sizes.

Despite shortage, nursing schools reject thousands of applicants

Consumer Affairs,

UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, discusses why the nursing has become a highly sought after profession.

Amid nursing shortage, colleges reject thousands of applicants

MSN.com,

UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, talks about the popularity of the nursing profession, which is making it challenging to accommodate the large number of students applying to nursing programs.

Nursing schools are rejecting thousands of applicants -- in the middle of a nursing shortage

Fox 2 Now,

UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, discusses the challenges of accommodating more students in nursing programs.

Nursing schools are rejecting thousands of applicants -- in the middle of a nursing shortage

CNN Money,

UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, discusses why schools of nursing are turning away thousands of qualified applicants as they struggle to expand class size and hire more teachers for nursing programs.

UMSON Nurse Scientist Colloca on PBS NewsHour Segment

PBS NewsHour,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, MS, associate professor, is interviewed in a PBS NewsHour segment and web story, "The placebo effect’s role in healing, explained." She discusses the effects of expectations for improvement on descending pain modulations in the brain--in other words, feeling less pain. She discusses her research into clinical applications of placebo.

Orioles Honor Birdland Community Heroes on Opening Day

MASN,

Lori Edwards, DrPh, MPH, BSN '80, RN, PHCNS-BC, assistant professor and associate director for global occupational health, Office of Global Health, talks about the importance of forming partnerships with community organizations that focus on improving the lives of Baltimore residents. Edwards received the Birdland Community Hero Award, honoring people who have selflessly worked or volunteered to improve the lives of others, from the Orioles in 2016. Watch it at the -35:28 mark.

Orioles Recognize Birdland Community Heroes on Opening Day

Fox 45 News,

Lori Edwards, DrPh, MPH, BSN '80, RN, PHCNS-BC, assistant professor and associate director for global occupational health, Office of Global Health, discusses the importance of collaborating with community organizations that focus on improving the lives of Baltimore City residents. Edwards received the Birdland Community Hero Award, which honors people who have distinguished themselves by selflessly working or volunteering to improve the lives of others, from the Orioles in 2016.

It's time for national standards in assisted living, authors argue

McKnight's Senior Living,

Barbara Resnick, PhD ’96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and Sonia Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, addresses the most common reasons that residents move into assisted living facilities.

Nocebo: the placebo effect’s evil twin

The Pharmaceutical Journal,

Associate Professor Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, talks about the impact of the little-known nocebo effect on clinical outcomes.

State-funded grant helps UMD nursing students stay on track for their degrees

WJLA-TV,

The aging Baby Boomer population is creating a critical need for nurses across the country. A grant, resulting from a partnership between the University of Maryland School of Nursing, the Healthcare Initiative Foundation, and WorkSource Montgomery, is helping to accelerate the pipeline of students who earn nursing degrees.

Co-Sleeping with Toddlers

Baltimore's Child Magazine,

PhD student Lauren Covington, MS, RN, conducted a study in collaboration with a colleague at the University of Maryland School of Medicine about the negative health effects co-sleeping with toddlers can have on parents. The study was then referenced in an article, “Co-Sleeping with Toddlers” (pg. 20), which examines the risks and rewards of co-sleeping with toddlers.

Tuition reimbursement is a coveted job perk for nurses

Nurse.com,

UMSON alumna Catherine "Cassie" O'Malley, MS '15, RN, OCN, and UMSON student Thomas Young, BSN, RN, CNOR, talk about tuition assistance programs that made their dreams of advanced degrees a reality.

Sleeping with toddler in the room is bad for parents

Fox 45 News,

PhD student Lauren Covington, MS, RN, appeared on Fox 45 News to explain the results of a study on the negative health effects co-sleeping with toddlers can have on parents. The study, which she conducted in collaboration with a colleague at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, was recently published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Howard, Prince George's community colleges partner with Bowie State at Laurel College Center

The Baltimore Sun,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing was mentioned as an institution that partners with, and offers programs, at the Laurel College Center.

Nocebo Effects May Hold Answers to Numerous Chronic Pain Conditions

PainMedicineNews,

Maxie Blasini, MS, research assistant, discusses the nocebo effect and the factors that can influence susceptibility to it during a podcast with PainMedicineNews.

Nocebo effect could be making you feel sick

RN,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, discusses the Nocebo effect during an interview with an Australian radio station.

The Nocebo Effect: What You Hear Can Hurt You

Drug Topics,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, discusses how a patient's expectation to experience clinical pain can actually cause them to experience it.

Health Care Focus: Information Exchanges Getting Mixed Reviews

Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon,

Ronald Piscotty, PhD, RN-BC, assistant professor, discusses the prevention of "polypharmacy" between primary care providers and specialists.

The Nocebo Effect Shows Pain Isn’t All in Your Brain

Seeker,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, talks about the neurobiological component of the placebo and nocebo effects.

People May Expect More Side Effects From Pricier Drugs

Chemical & Engineering News,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, discusses the role that the spinal cord plays in pain modulation, and that we can have different signalling at the level of the spinal cord and brain region because of our expectations based on a drug’s price.

Expensive Meds Might Make You Feel Worse — If You Expect Them To

The Verge,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, talks about how pain can be shaped by our expectations.

Study: Emphasizing A Drug's Side Effects Can Trigger Those Effects

Axios,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, discusses the role the spinal cord and areas of the brain plays in switching pain on and off and the very real impact a person's perception can have on their pain levels.

Does a Drug's High Price Tag Cause Its Own Side Effects?

U.S. News & World Report,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, discusses a new study that suggests pricey drugs may make people more vulnerable to perceiving side effects -- and the phenomenon is not just "in their heads."

The 'Nocebo' Effect Triggers Pain That Isn't Actually There

Inverse Science,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, is quoted in an article about the placebo effect’s evil twin -- the nocebo effect, which triggers pain that isn't actually present.

Nocebo Effects Can Make You Feel Pain

Science,

To provide the public with a better understanding of recent ground-breaking research on the nocebo effect, Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, has written a Perspectives article, “Nocebo Effects Can Make You Feel Pain,” published in the Science magazine issue released today.

Health Care Jobs Dominate Best Jobs List

The Daily Record,

Shannon Idzik, DNP ’10, MS ’03, CRNP, FAANP, associate professor and associate dean for the DNP program, discusses the importance of improved quality of care and the increased need for nurses on all levels. *Note: login needed to access article

Many Nurses Don’t Educate Moms About Their Postpartum Health Risks

Scary Mommy,

Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN, associate professor, discusses the importance of educating nurses about the rise in maternal mortality.

Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth

NPR Morning Edidition,

Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN, associate professor, talks with NPR Morning Edition about her new study and the importance of teaching nurses about maternal mortality.

Maryland museum charts the past, present and future of nursing: BTN LiveBIG

BTN.com,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s Living History Museum was featured in the Big Ten Network’s LiveBig campaign. BTN.com seeks to tell stories of impact, inspiration and innovation from around the conference using video and written online articles.

Does Labor & Delivery Unit Management Influence Risk of Cesarean? New Research Says Yes!

science & sensibility,

Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN, associate professor, contributed to a blog entry that explores the link between management of unit culture, nursing, and patient flow to maternal health outcomes.

The weird power of the placebo effect, explained

Vox,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, discusses the placebo effect, its mechanisms, and implications.

'The worst pain a woman can go through': ER docs misdiagnosed my twisted ovary

Today.com,

Anita J. Tarzian, PhD, RN, associate professor, discusses the differences between men and women with verbalizing pain.

Childbirth: What to Reject When You're Expecting

Consumer Reports,

Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN, associate professor, discusses why expectant mothers should resist the urge to induce labor unless there is a strong medical reason.

UMSON Featured on CNBC's "Where the Jobs Are" Segment

cnbc.com,

CNBC's monthly "Where the Jobs Are" segment recently discussed the nationwide nursing workforce shortage. It was filmed at and prominently features UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, and students.

Heroism in Nursing Practice: Spotlight on Adult-Gerontology and Acute Care NPs

Nurse Practitioner Schools,

Barbara Resnick, PhD ’96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and Sonia Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, and her study, "Caring for an Aging America," were highlighted in a blog entry discussing the importance of providing health care for aging Americans.

Maryland needs to keep antibiotics working for all of us

MarylandReporter.com,

Robyn Gilden, PhD ‘10, MS ‘01, RN, assistant professor, and Pat McLaine, DrPH, MPH, RN, assistant professor and director, Community/Public Health Nursing Specialty, strongly advocate for the Keep Antibiotics Effective Act, SB 422/HB 602, in an op-ed they submitted to MarylandReporter.com.

Immigrant Nurses: Filling the Next U.S. Shortage

Yahoo News,

Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal, assistant professor and director, Office of Global Health, discusses the significant impact foreign-born nurses have had on improving health outcomes in the United States.

University of Maryland receives $1.5 million to create health care innovation center

The Baltimore Sun,

UMB alumni couple, Richard Sherman, MD, SOM '72, and Jane Sherman, PhD, SON '85, made a $1.5 million gift to the University to establish a new health care innovation center to be located in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library.

Fake Therapies That Work

Arthritis Today,

Placebos may ease symptoms - even if you know they're not real.

3 Reasons to Celebrate Love Your Pet Day

Consumer Reports,

Erika Friedmann, PhD, discusses the benefits of pet ownership in an article in Consumer Reports.

Cecil College, UMD sign nursing dual admission agreement

Cecil Whig,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) and Cecil College in North East, Maryland, recently signed an agreement of dual admission that will ensure students’ seamless transition from Cecil’s Associate Degree in Nursing program to UMSON’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives $2 Million Gift from Bill and Joanne Conway

Daily Nurse,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) recently received a $2 million gift from Bill and Joanne Conway’s Bedford Falls Foundation. Their donation was the third largest philanthropic gift the school has ever received and will be used to fund scholarships for UMSON students in financial need. Funding scholarships won’t be the only thing the $2 million gift will go towards. It will also assist in expanding UMSON’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

UMSON's Barbara Resnick Assumes Gerontological Society of America Presidency

citybizlist,

Barbara Resnick, PhD '96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and Sonia Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, University of Maryland School of Nursing, recently began a one-year term as president of the Gerontological Society of America.

University of Maryland School of Nursing gets $2 million gift

The Baltimore Sun,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has received another gift from Bill and Joanne Conway through their Bedford Falls Foundation, this time for $2 million. This new award will provide scholarships to students in advanced degree programs.

Environmentalists eye bills on septic pollution, antibiotics

Capital Gazette,

Pat McLaine, DrPH, MPH, RN, assistant professor, was mentioned as one of the speakers at the 23rd annual Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit.

UMd. nursing school receives $2 million from Carlyle Group co-founder

Washington Business Journal,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has received a gift of $2 million from Bill and Joanne Conway, through their Bedford Falls Foundation, that will provide scholarships to students in advanced degree programs.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives $2M Gift

citybizlist,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has received a gift of $2 million from Bill and Joanne Conway, through their Bedford Falls Foundation, that will provide scholarships to students in advanced degree programs. This is the second seven-figure gift the Conways have given the School.

Nursing Instructors Deserve to be Paid More

The Baltimore Sun,

UMSON alumna Mary Lohmann Edwards, BSN '82, RN, CCRN, penned a response to the dean's op-ed, Well Educated RNs Are Critical to Country's Future, that ran in The Baltimore Sun on Jan. 7.

Well Educated RNs Are Critical to Country's Future

The Baltimore Sun,

Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, discusses the importance of having a well-educated nursing workforce for the future of health care in an op-ed she submitted to The Baltimore Sun.

UMMC Opens Urgent Care Center in Baltimore

WBAL TV 11,

The collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland Schools of Nursing and Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical Center is discussed in an article about the Medical Center opening up a new urgent care center.

Consensus Statement on Surgical Site Infections Released

Medscape Medical News,

Joseph E. Pellegrini, PhD, CRNA, director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia specialty, discusses the importance of the relationship and communication between a surgeon and anesthesia provider in an article in Medscape.

Talking the Science of Placebo Analgesia With Award-Winning Young Pain Researcher Luana Colloca

Pain Research Forum,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, was interviewed for a question-and-answer session about placebo analgesia in Pain Research Forum.

Why Trials of Autism Treatments Have a Placebo Problem

Spectrum,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, was quoted in an article about why trials of autism treatments have a placebo problem.

Unlocking the Healing Power of You

National Geographic Magazine,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, and her research were mentioned in a National Geographic Magazine article about overcoming pain through belief.

People & Places for Nov. 6, 2016

The Sharon Herald,

Susan L. Bindon, DNP '11, RN-BC, CNE, assistant professor, was recognized in her hometown newspaper for being awarded the 2016-17 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award.

Voters at Universities at Shady Grove Can Get Free Flu Shot On Election Day

Bethesda Magazine,

Students and faculty from the University of Maryland schools of Nursing and Pharmacy offered free vaccinations against influenza at a clinic near a State Board of Elections poll site in Montgomery County on the campus of Universities at Shady Grove.

Brain Scans Predict Placebo Responses in Chronic Pain Patients

The Pharmaceutical Journal,

Commenting on a study, Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, says that predicting placebo responses would be useful in tailoring the treatment of patients with pain.

The Science Of Yoga: Breathing While Stretching Into Poses Relieves Stress And Benefits The Body

Medical Daily,

The article mentions analysis from a yoga research study conducted by researchers from the University of Maryland School Nursing.

Dr. Donald Stewart, Longtime Baltimore Internist, Dies

The Baltimore Sun,

Esther McCready, DIN ’53, the first African American student to be admitted to the University of Maryland School of Nursing, discusses Donald W. Stewart, one of the first African Americans admitted to the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

UMB Expands Community Interprofessional Clinics

UMB News,

The University of Maryland schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work will work closely together on the project, bringing their faculty and students to two additional ambulatory clinics in Montgomery County to learn and provide care. The three schools already run an IPE clinic with Mercy Clinic in Montgomery County, and the grant allows them to expand their efforts to two more facilities, outpatient clinics affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital.

Study Shows Upswing in Prescription Opioid Use Disorder and Heroin Use Among Young Adults

Medical XPress,

Carla Storr, ScD, MPH, is a co-author of the first study to investigate time trends and increases over the last decade in prescription opioid use disorder, defined as meeting the criteria for DSM (clinical) abuse and dependence and needing treatment.

UMB Partners, Volunteers Help Build Playground

UMB News,

School of Nursing assistant professor Marik Moen, MPH, MSN, RN, led a team of several nursing students who were working up a sweat in the bright sun as they helped to build tables, benches, bean bag toss games, and concrete foundations. The SSW also recruited volunteers from the school and the University.

Chronic Pain: Can we reduce long-term painkillers use?

BodyinMind.org,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, wrote a blog entry for BodyinMind.org about her research that discusses placebo effects.