UMSON in the News

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.

The Placebo Effect, a winning alliance between provider and patient

Epoch Times,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, was interviewed about her research on placebo effects for the Italian language publication Epoch Times.

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

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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.