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Nursing Homes’ Next Test—Vaccinating Workers Against COVID-19

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But without more specific information about potential vaccines, nursing homes are limited in what they can do to prepare, said Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, a geriatric nurse practitioner and professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Resnick would like to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy with the staff she works with at Roland Park Place senior living facility in Baltimore. For now, however, she said it’s not possible without specific safety and efficacy data.

Coronavirus Today: The sacrifices of nurses

Los Angeles Times ,

“This is not rocket science,” said healthcare expert Barbara Resnick of the University of Maryland’s School of Nursing, who was not involved in the new study. “Nurses are providing direct care to patients, and you have to be up close and personal for a lot of what they do. They spend the most time with patients, especially the nursing assistants. Bathing, dressing and giving medications — you can’t do that from six feet away.”

Can Placebos Work—Even When Patients Know They’re Fake?

Wired,

“I used to say deceptive statements,” remembers Luana Colloca, a physician scientist and associate professor at the University of Maryland who studies pain modulation and placebo use and has used placebos in her own studies. “And every time I felt this dilemma inside me. I felt like, ‘I don't want to lie to people.’”

Strolls with shelter dogs may reduce PTSD symptoms in military veterans

Vet Candy,

"Considering the large number and availability of shelter dogs in the United States, it really makes sense to consider the potential for these dogs to be involved in a unique intervention that combines the benefits of human-animal interaction with the benefits of altruistic action like volunteerism," said Erika Friedmann, Ph.D., co-author, a professor and associate dean for research at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

The Ways Pets Improve Our Retirement Well-Being

Kiplinger,

Now a professor and associate dean for research at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Friedmann was the lead author for a scientific paper published in 2018 that found dog owners adopt healthier lifestyles, including getting enough exercise and sleep. “Having a dog gives a person a reason to exercise and thus improves cardiovascular health,” the paper says.

Exercise and the Elderly: Is HIIT the Best Regimen?

Physician's Weekly,

Past-president of the American Geriatrics Society, Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland, weighed in on these results from the Generation 100 study.

HEED Honors Nine Nursing Schools for Commitment to Diversity

Daily Nurse,

The 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Health Professions awards are recognizing some of the nation’s top nursing schools for their efforts to recruit and support a diverse student and faculty population.

Tonya Schneidereith | UMSON

The Daily Record,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) announced Associate Professor Tonya Schneidereith, Ph.D., CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CNE, CHSE-A, and eight UMSON alumnae were selected as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

UMSON recognizes AAMC in nursing honor society

The Daily Record,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s Pi Chapter of Sigma international nursing honor society officially recognized Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) as a member organization during a chartering ceremony, thus changing the chapter’s name to Pi at-Large Chapter.

11 UMD nurses recognized for 'Excellence in Nursing'

Fox45,

11 nurses from University of Maryland Medical System-affiliated hospitals have been named as “Excellence in Nursing” winners by Baltimore Magazine.

Blood test could reveal if you will experience the placebo effect

NewScientist ,

Some of the other proteins have been linked to social bonding via their actions on neurons. “Probably here there is a [friendly] interaction between the experimenter and participant that influences the placebo response,” says Luana Colloca at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes

U.S. News and World Report,

"There's no FDA-approved medication to treat these (psychiatric) symptoms,” says Elizabeth Galik, professor of organizational systems and adult health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore.

For geriatric nurses, the pandemic has brought unique demands and lessons

Elsevier,

As Dr. Barbara Resnick tells it, being a geriatric nurse is not for everyone. It’s a specialty that takes a particular mindset, a specialist knowledge base – and passion. As with so many areas of healthcare, the pandemic has thrust these nurses into tough new ways of working, demanding new levels of resilience and adaptability.

New Nonprofit Supports Education, Careers of Minority DNPs

Clinical Advisor ,

The university stated that Dr Akintade’s role on the DOC Board of Directors will allow him to improve his ability to advocate for minority nurses at UMSON, and across the nation. There are 10% more DNP students who identify as members of a minority ethnic or racial group (46%) at UMSON than DNP students nationally (36%), according to the press release.

Esther McCready, first African American student at U-Md. nursing school, dies at 89

The Washington Post ,

Esther E. McCready, who helped open segregated professional and graduate schools to African Americans when she won a court victory in 1950 to become the first Black student admitted to the University of Maryland School of Nursing, died Sept. 2 at a hospital in Randallstown, Md. She was 89.

Esther McCready, 89, UMSON’s First African-American student, dies

The Daily Record ,

Esther E. McCready, DPS (Hon.), DIN ’53, the first African American to gain admittance to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), died Sept. 2 after a lengthy illness. She was 89.

University of Maryland School of Nursing pioneer Esther McCready dies at 89

Fox5 DC,

A groundbreaking figure in the fight for civil rights in Maryland has passed away. The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s first Black student, Esther McCready, died last week at the age of 89.

A pioneer in Md. educational equality passes away

WTOP,

Maryland has lost an African American woman who set the groundwork for racial equality in education. Esther McCready worked as a nurse in her early years. Esther McCready, the first Black woman to be admitted to the University of Maryland School of Nursing, died Wednesday. She was 89.

Esther E. McCready, first African American admitted to University of Maryland School of Nursing, dies

The Baltimore Sun ,

Esther E. McCready made history in 1950 when she became the first African American to be admitted to the University of Maryland School of Nursing after a legal battle led by Thurgood Marshall that resulted in a case helping to lay the groundwork for the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, died Wednesday from a blood-borne infection at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown.

Member News & Announcements

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing has announced that Dr. Nancy Bolan, assistant professor, has been named director of the Office of Global Health, and Dr. Lynn Marie Bullock, assistant professor, has been named director of the Office of Professional Education.

Highest-paying states for nurses

KAKE-TV ,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is helping bolster the nursing workforce by offering 107 nursing students with a 3.3 grade-point average or above an option to graduate early and help combat the coronavirus. The university partnered with major hospital systems in Maryland for employment.

How to bounce back after illness, trauma

USA Today Network,

“Here’s my advice: Start small and begin with the basics,” said Resnick. “Establishing a sense of purpose and meaningfulness is important to resilience, as is maintaining a focus on and concern for others. Goals can be established that are short-term and realistic to help stimulate resilience.”

New Partnerships & Grant-funded Initiatives

AACN News Watch Weekly Edition,

University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty members have been awarded six Nurse Support Program (NSP) II grants totaling more than $9.6 million.

Pets, Pets, Pets

Amityville Record,

“Considering the large number and availability of shelter dogs in the United States, it really makes sense to consider the potential for these dogs to be involved in a unique intervention that combines the benefits of human-animal interaction with the benefits of altruistic action like volunteerism,” said Erika Friedmann, Ph.D., co-author and professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

How to manage COVID-related emotional distress

American Nurse,

Our generation has never experienced a pandemic before, and the uncertainty, stress, anxiety, loss, and isolation are affecting many people’s mental health. Here are some tips for what all caregivers can do to support their patients’ emotional and mental health ...

Coronavirus vaccine developers reassure Congress rapid progress will not compromise safety!

NBC News,

School of Nursing director of alumni relations Cynthia Sikorski shares her experience participating in a COVID-19 clinical trial through the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health.

University Of Maryland School Of Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Will Advance To Phase 3

WJZ-TV,

School of Nursing director of alumni relations Cynthia Sikorski is participating in a COVID-19 clinical trial through the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health.

UMD School of Nursing faculty members awarded nearly $10M in state education grants

The Daily Record ,

University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members have been awarded six Nurse Support Program (NSP) II grants totaling more than $9.6 million.

Morgan State University Nursing Program Awarded $146K Grant

AFRO,

In support of efforts to promote statewide mentoring for nursing students, the Morgan State University (MSU) Nursing Program, in collaboration with University of Maryland School of Nursing Workforce Center, announces the receipt of $146,722 in funding from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Nurse Support II (NSP II) Competitive Institutional Grants program.

UM School of Nursing faculty awarded more than $5.4M from NIH for Alzheimer’s research

The Daily Record,

Susan G. Dorsey, Ph.D., MS, RN, FAAN, a professor and chair of the school’s Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science; Associate Professor Cynthia Renn, Ph.D., MS, RN, FAAN; and professor Barbara Resnick, Ph.D., RN, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz chair in gerontology and co-director of UMSON’s Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Organized Research Center, were awarded more than $5.4 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF NURSING FACULTY MEMBERS AWARDED MORE THAN $5.4 MILLION IN FUNDING FROM NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

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Susan G. Dorsey, PhD ’01, MS ’98, RN, FAAN, professor and chair, Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science; Cynthia Renn, PhD, MS ’97, RN, FAAN, associate professor; and Barbara Resnick, PhD ’96, RN, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, professor, Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, and co-director of UMSON’s Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Organized Research Center, have been awarded more than $5.4 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund their research projects.

New Leash on Life: How Dog-Walking Is Helping Veterans Battered by PTSD

U.S. News and World Report,

"Considering the large number and availability of shelter dogs in the United States, it really makes sense to consider the potential for these dogs to be involved in a unique intervention that combines the benefits of human-animal interaction with the benefits of altruistic action like volunteerism," said study co-author Erika Friedmann, a professor and associate dean for research at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Introducing INSIGHT Into Diversity’s First Annual Inspiring Affinity Group Award

INSIGHT Into Diversity ,

The inaugural INSIGHT Into Diversity Inspiring Affinity Group Award recognizes 38 member groups that have made a significant impact on their members, campuses, and communities.

3 UM School of Nursing faculty selected as AANP fellows

The Daily Record,

Three faculty members of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) were named 2020 Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Vets walking pets: Strolls with shelter dogs may reduce PTSD symptoms in military veterans

Medical Press,

"Considering the large number and availability of shelter dogs in the United States, it really makes sense to consider the potential for these dogs to be involved in a unique intervention that combines the benefits of human-animal interaction with the benefits of altruistic action like volunteerism," said Erika Friedmann, Ph.D., co-author, a professor and associate dean for research at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

6 Reasons You're Always Tired

AARP ,

Yet “fatigue is not a natural consequence of aging,” says Barbara Resnick, codirector of the Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Organized Research Center at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. “It’s more related to the changes that occur due to age and commonly associated diseases.”

MHEC Announces $29.3 Million in Nursing Grant Awards

The Southern Maryland Chronicle,

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary, Dr. James D. Fielder, announced that $29.3 million was awarded for 29 Competitive Institutional Grant proposals at fourteen Maryland nursing programs by MHEC’s Nurse Support Program II (NSP II).

In West Baltimore, Physical Distancing Was a Way of Life Before COVID-19

Culture of Health Blog,

Further physical distancing during COVID-19 has made us find creative and generous ways to strengthen connections.

Keeping Residents Active Can Forestall Falls

Provider Magazine,

“I’m getting way fewer calls about falls,” says Barbara Resnick, RN, PhD, CRNP, Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz chair in gerontology at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, but that doesn’t mean that this issue shouldn’t remain a priority.

Shortage in the nursing field amid pandemic is causing concern

The Washington Post ,

Classes are set for the fall semester at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, but officials at the highly rated 132-year-old school are keeping an eye on “melt,” Dean Jane M. Kirschling said.

Placebo, Nocebo, and Covid-19 with Dr. Luana Colloca

LOA Today Podcast Videos,

We often talk here on the show about the placebo and nocebo effects. However, it’s not every day that we get to include the perspective of a top researcher in the field of placebo and nocebo research.

They had plans to go to nursing school. Maryland officials hope coronavirus hasn’t changed their minds.

The Baltimore Sun ,

Classes are also set for the fall semester at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, but officials at the highly rated 132-year-old school are keeping an eye on “melt,” according to Dean Jane M. Kirschling. The term is admissions-speak for that group of applicants, usually comparatively small, who commit to attending but for one reason or another decide not to come.

Kizzmekia Corbett spent her life preparing for this moment. Can she create the vaccine to end a pandemic?

The Washington Post ,

In 2006, Corbett spent a year at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, where Susan Dorsey, a professor and chair of the Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science, ran a lab that allowed students to perfect their work with wet chemicals. “Some folks, it takes them a fair amount of time to learn the language and develop the skills,” Dorsey said. “She was very quick to thoroughly understand every single step, which for an undergraduate student is fairly remarkable. Every student

Howard County High Schooler Gets Surprise Ahead Of Virtual Prom For Her Work Making Masks Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

WJZ-TV,

When the news hit that school was closed for the rest of the year, her robotics team started making 3D face shields. That inspired her to then start sewing face masks for the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Maryland teen surprised with Pandora prom package after sewing hundreds of masks

WMAR-TV,

Due to the coronavirus, high school seniors are missing out on special moments including prom and graduation. Jena Ialongo, a senior at Glenelg High School, is one of the disappointed seniors missing her friends, but she's making the most of her time at home by making hundreds of face masks for workers at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Nursing students given early option to help with COVID-19

Cumberland Times-News,

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Gov. Larry Hogan’s request, the University of Maryland School of Nursing has approved an early-exit option for students who want to begin working as nursing graduates in an effort to bolster the nursing workforce.

University of Maryland graduates nurses early to bolster workforce amid coronavirus pandemic

WBAL-TV,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is graduating students early in an effort to bolster the nursing workforce in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. One graduate decided to dive right in and head to the front lines.

University of Maryland nursing students entering workforce to help deal with the coronavirus

The Baltimore Sun ,

Graduation was less than a month away for Debbie Sahlin, a student at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, when she was presented with a choice she couldn’t have seen coming when the entered the school as a career-changing adult two years ago. She could finish her academic program, graduate May 14, take her licensure exam and apply for jobs as planned. Or she could go straight into the workforce and join an overburdened health care system.

‘We Need Them’: UMSON Gives Students Early-Exit Option To Join Nursing Workforce During COVID-19 Pandemic

WJZ-TV,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has approved an early-exit option for students who want to start working as nurses to bolster the essential workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. The option is available to select students in the entry-into-practice Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Clinical Nurse Leader master’s option who are scheduled to graduate on May 14 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Some UMD nursing students could graduate early to help fight COVID-19

WMAR-TV,

Some students at the University of Maryland School of Nursing could be graduating a bit early to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. It's called the early-exit option, and it was approved by the university on the request of Governor Larry Hogan.

Convention center site opens as hospitalizations, testing increase

The Daily Record,

Maryland opened its field hospital at the Baltimore Convention Center on Sunday as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to grow in the state. Cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus grew to nearly 19,500 on Monday. The number of people tested in the state has increased significantly over the past week.

University Of Maryland School Of Nursing Students Donate Intubation Domes, Face Shields To Area Hospitals

WJZ-TV Online,

Students from the University of Maryland School of Nursing donated two intubation domes and 10 face shields to healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Students from the Class of 2022 Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia specialty collected $400 to purchase the equipment.

America’s Maternal Mortality Crisis, Part 2

Next Question with Katie Couric,

Katie hears from public health leaders like Dr. Debra Bingham and politicians like New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy who are actively trying to turn high maternal mortality rates around.

America’s Maternal Mortality Crisis, Part 1

Next Question with Katie Couric,

Long before COVID-19 hit the U.S. in early 2020, the American health system was suffering another crisis: alarmingly high — and rising — rates of maternal mortality, particularly among black women. In this country, an estimated two women die every day from pregnancy and childbirth-related causes. And 60 percent of those deaths could have been prevented.

Hospital workers benefit from a UMSON campaign calling for help sewing masks

Baltimore Business Journal,

When student Maria Segovia received an email from the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), inviting students, alumni, faculty, and staff to sew cloth masks to be donated to University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) to assist employees on the front lines of the COVID-19 epidemic, she knew she wanted to get involved.

“The frontline”: Some system nursing students will graduate early to join COVID-19 fight

The Diamondback ,

As the coronavirus pandemic creates an excess demand for health care workers, hospitals and medical systems across the country are looking to a resource not used since World War II: nursing students. And at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, qualified nursing students can join the frontlines as early as next week.

Nursing School's Initiative Produces Nearly 2,000 Masks For UMMC

WBAL News Radio ,

In just over two weeks, what began as an initiative among faculty, staff, students and alumni of the University of Maryland School of Nursing turned into nearly 2,000 cloth masks for the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Protective equipment shortage spurs grassroots solutions

Modern Healthcare,

"The response from the community has been overwhelming," Susan Dorsey, a professor at the university and chair of the pain and translational symptom science department at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, said in prepared remarks. "To see everyone come together to support frontline clinicians and staff who care for patients during this difficult time has been incredibly inspiring."

UM School of Nursing sewing cloth masks to battle COVID-19

The Daily Record,

As hospital systems continue to be challenged to meet the needs of patients who may be COVID-19 positive, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance approving the use of cloth masks. In response, the University of Maryland School of Nursing put out a call to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members who can sew such masks.

Coronavirus Help Needed: Montgomery County Looking For Donations Of N95 Masks, Other PPE For First Responders, Healthcare Workers

WJZ-TV,

“In just under a week, we received 868 homemade masks that we’ve been able to deliver to the medical center,” Susan Dorsey, Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, said.

Coronavirus Latest: UMD Nursing School Asking For Help Sewing Cloth Masks

WJZ-TV,

Staff, students and alumni of the University of Maryland School of Nursing have sewn hundreds of cloth masks for medical workers and now they’re asking the community to join in the effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

What New Fitness Research Means for You

AARP ,

Barbara Resnick, a professor of organizational systems and adult health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and past president of the American Geriatrics Society, implores people to think about how they can incorporate activity into their daily routine, to avoid problems like increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and a shorter life span.

Coronavirus Questions: Who Gets Treatment If Maryland Runs Short On Medical Supplies?

WJZ-TV,

“Hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. Nobody wants to make those decisions. It’s agonizing for people whose code of ethics is to help people to have to make a choice like that who gets a limited resource,” Anita Tarzian, of the University of Maryland, Maryland Healthcare Ethics Committee Network, said.

People on the Move: Bimbola F. Akintade

Baltimore Business Journal,

He is responsible for providing vision and leadership for the master’s program, including innovative program development and integration of technology. He is also responsible for administration and program coordination, curriculum planning, student recruitment, advisement, and retention. In addition, he will continue the School’s development of partnerships with other academic institutions and health care organizations to facilitate entry of nurses into the master’s programs.

Who gets lifesaving care — and who doesn’t — when there’s a crush of coronavirus patients? Maryland is coming up with a plan.

The Baltimore Sun ,

The process of gaining public input included geographic, racial and economic diversity, said Anita Tarzian, an ethics network member and associate professor in the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She did not take part in the panels but reviewed the findings as part of an advisory group working to develop the final plan.

US News ranks UMSON programs among nation’s best

The Daily Record,

In the newly released 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) remained ranked among the best schools in the nation for its overall Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs, out of 603 accredited nursing schools surveyed.

Placeboeffekt: Wie die Erwartungen der Patienten den Therapieerfolg beeinflussen

Medical Tribune,

Placebo- und Noceboeffekte lassen sich auf neuronaler Ebene nachvollziehen. Positive Erwartungen führen beispielsweise zur Ausschüttung endogener Opioide, Dopamin oder Oxytocin, negative vermehren den Angstbotenstoff Cholezystokinin.

First RN From UM Prince George’s Hospital Center Completing Bachelor’s at UMSON Through Conway Scholarship Hospital Partnership Program

The Prince George’s Post ,

Lauren Russell, BS, RN, became the first student from the University of Maryland (UM) Prince George’s Hospital Center to take advantage of a full scholarship and enroll in the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) through its Conway Scholarship Hospital Partnership Program.

Movers & Shakers: Bimbola F. Akintade

The Daily Record,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) named Bimbola F. Akintade, Ph.D, MS, MBA, MHA, BSN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, an assistant professor in the department of organizational systems and adult health, as the associate dean for the Master of Science in nursing program. He succeeds Gail Schoen Lemaire, Ph.D, RN, PMHCNS, BC, CNL.

Choosing a Walker or Cane

AARP ,

"The decision on the type of walker a person obtains may have to do with their upper extremity strength and ability, the location that they will be using it in, and personal preference,” says Barbara Resnick, professor of organizational systems and adult health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Standard walkers, without wheels, which need to be picked up and moved forward, are seldom used anymore. Today's options have two, three or four wheels.

Is It Time for a Mobility Check?

AARP,

How symmetrical is your stride? “If you're favoring one leg because you can't fully tolerate bearing weight on one leg or the other, it can indicate a mobility issue, perhaps soreness from arthritis,” says Barbara Resnick, a registered nurse and professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Make Pain Management 'Precision' Medicine

MedPageToday,

Given that the "opioid epidemic" appears to be an outgrowth of over-reliance on opioids to manage pain, it should be obvious that better pain management is key to bringing the epidemic under control.

UM School of Nursing, UMBC to launch clinical nurse leader seat partnership

The Daily Record,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have launched a Guaranteed Seat Partnership for UMSON’s Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Option, which prepares students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than nursing.

Prof Luana Colloca MD, PhD, MS: Key researcher in placebo studies

Mind-body Connection with Dr Phil Parker,

Dr Phil Parker interviews Prof Luana Colloca MD. Luana is a medical doctor, holds a PhD in neuroscience and has an MSc in bioethics. Her cutting edge research into Parkinson's with Prof Benedetti changed the map on how we value and understand placebos. She has a special research interest in placebos, pain, the opioid crisis and music.

Women with Opioid Use Disorders Face Specific Obstacles To Getting Treatment

Supermajority News,

Doris Titus-Glover, a research fellow at the University of Maryland’s School of Nursing, has done extensive research on pregnancy and opioid use disorder in particular. She has found that pregnant women often face the biggest barriers to obtaining effective treatment for opioid dependence.

This Is Your Brain On Pain

WYPR,

University of Maryland neurobiologist Dr. Luana Collaca describes her research using virtual reality to manage chronic pain.

Viewing virtual reality of icy landscapes may relieve pain

Science News for Students,

Luana Colloca works at the University of Maryland, in Baltimore, where she studies the science of pain. She finds the new results intriguing. Modeling different types of pain with capsaicin is “a strength of the study,” she says. “I think it simulates chronic pain very well.” However, she notes, the number of volunteers was small.

Opioid overdoses among women have increased dramatically. But treatment centers are still designed for men.

The Lily ,

"Addiction is a chronic disease, it’s a medical condition that needs to be treated,” says Doris Titus-Glover, a nurse practitioner and assistant professor at the University of Maryland [School of Nursing] who researches pregnancy and opioid use disorder. “If a diabetic binges on sugar, we don’t tell them that we’re going to withhold their insulin. Why don’t we treat these women like they have a chronic disease?”

Q&A with Susan Bindon

American Association of Colleges of Nursing - Syllabus,

What led to your focused interest in professional development for nurses? My clinical background is as an acute care nurse and clinical nurse specialist, and I’ve always had a keen interest in teaching and learning. I’ve enjoyed working with nursing students, new nurse graduates, mid-career, and veteran nurses alike.

Scientists are Unraveling the Mysteries of Pain

National Geographic,

Colloca has shown that the key driver of the benefit is the entertainment provided by the experience, which helps relax patients and reduce their anxiety. Whatever the mechanisms underlying its effectiveness, doctors already are using virtual reality to help patients in acute pain, such as those with severe burns. Colloca believes the strategy also could prove useful in treating chronic pain.

Rising temperatures mean bigger worries for pregnant women and children

Capital News Service,

“Something that’s actually pretty well established in the field of public health is that poverty is the greatest predictor of all kinds of health problems,” said Karin Russ, the course director of Community/Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

UMSON donates 350 knit hats to infants at Mercy Medical Center

WBAL-TV ,

Hundreds of knit hats collected over months were donated Tuesday to babies at Mercy Medical Center. The hats came from the University of Maryland School of Nursing's Hooked on Helping service project and were donated to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Unit.

UMSON Assistant Professor Secures $3.65M NIH Grant

The Daily Record,

Luana Colloca, MD, Ph.D., MS, an associate professor with the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been awarded more than $3.65 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund the research project Neural Correlates of Hypoalgesia Driven by Observation.

UM School of Nursing receives excellence in diversity award

The Daily Record ,

For the second year in a row, the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) won the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, officials announced Tuesday.

For Maryland nursing students, job prospects are bright

The Daily Record,

Maryland is one of four states predicted to experience a shortage of 10,000 registered nurses or more by 2025, according to Larry Fillian, associate dean for student and academic services at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

The ‘Nocebo Effect’ May Be Even Stronger Than Placebo

Elemental,

Researchers aren’t exactly sure how the brain manifests these effects. But some who have studied nocebo say they’ve identified at least two underlying explanations. “At the molecular level, we know the body releases cholecystokinins, or CCKs, in anticipation of increased pain,” says Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, MS, an associate professor of pain science at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Combating Chronic Pain

WYPR,

Susan Dorsey, co-director of the University of Maryland Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research, walks us through how the body’s pain response can go rogue.

Featured Mover - Yolanda Ogbolu, UMD School of Nursing

The Daily Record ,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) named Yolanda Ogbolu, Ph.D., MS, BSN, CRNP, FNAP, FAAN as chair of the Department of Partnerships, Professional Education, and Practice (PPEP).

To End the HIV Epidemic, Clinicians Must Mirror Community

Medscape,

The Clinical Nurse Leader Scholars Program, designed to encourage the leadership aims of nursing students who are members of the patient population at large, is an initiative of ANAC and the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

University Of Maryland Posthumously Inducts Lithia Resident As Visionary Nursing Pioneer

Osprey Observer,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) commemorated its 130th anniversary on September 21 with a gala honoring its impact on nursing education and its continued leadership in Maryland and around the world.

Why Do Placebos 'Work'?

Gizmodo,

A placebo refers to a physiologically inert substance, pill, or intervention that produces a therapeutic effect. The placebo pill in itself does not have any effect. Rather it is the action of taking a pill or undergoing a procedure that produces the beneficial effect.

University of Maryland School of Nursing marks 130th anniversary with 5 new Visionary Pioneers

The Daily Record ,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) commemorated its 130th anniversary Sept. 21 with a gala honoring its effect on nursing education and its continued leadership in Maryland and worldwide.

Why nurses, America’s most trusted professionals, are demanding ‘climate justice’

The Washington Post ,

Katie Huffling (MS '06), the executive director of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, said the organization has seen an uptick in nurses attending events and lectures on climate change... Kristen Brown (UMSON RN-to-BSN student), an intensive-care unit nurse based in Lanham, Md., reported more patients coming in for chronic respiratory diseases.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives $500,000 Donation from Alumna

Daily Nurse,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) recently received a $500,000 donation from alumna Mary Catherine Bunting, MS, CRNP, RN. Bunting received her master’s degree from UMSON in 1972. Her donation will help the university continue the work of UMSON’s Community and Public Health Environmental Initiative to provide health oversight for children and families served by Baltimore City Early Head Start and other Head Start centers.

Why Does My Toddler Keep Coughing at Night?

Mom.com,

According to Elizabeth K. Johnson, a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, who specializes in pediatric primary care, “A toddler coughing at night could have several causes. If the child has allergies or a chronic cold, post-nasal drip may trigger coughing when they are lying flat in bed.

Avoiding Nurse Burnout Through The Gig Economy

Healthcare Business Today ,

Combination of stressful work, too many hours and the lack of control over one’s schedule is a toxic combination that is yielding a turnover rate of 65% among CNAs and 47% among licensed nurses in nursing homes, according to a University of Maryland study.

Bunting Donates $500,000 to UM School of Nursing

The Daily Record,

Philanthropist and alumna Mary Catherine Bunting donated $500,000 to the the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) to help continue the work of UMSON’s Community and Public Health Environmental Initiative (CPHEI) to provide health oversight for children and families served by Baltimore City Early Head Start and Head Start centers.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Awarded More Than $2.5M in Education Grants

The Daily Record,

Four University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members have been awarded Nurse Support Program II grants totaling more than $2.5 million, college officials announced Wednesday.

Yet Another Way Dogs Help the Military: Aeromedical Patient Evacuations

Health Medicine Network ,

While much is known about the benefits of animal-assisted interventions in a variety of health care settings, there is limited evidence of the biological and psychosocial effects of this form of interaction in the military population, particularly in an aeromedical staging facility setting.

Nurses Earn Fellowship

Maryland Coast Dispatch ,

The Nurse Leadership Institute (NLI) at the University of Maryland School of Nursing recently announced the 2019-20 class of NLI fellows. Two nurses from Peninsula Regional Medical Center were selected for the fellowship — Sarah Arnett, executive director, Acute Care Services, and Lesley Weihs, director of Professional Practice & Nursing Quality.

Newly Discovered Organ May Be Lurking Under Your Skin

National Geographic,

“It’s exciting to know that there is a system that is much more than the nociceptive fibers that we teach about to our students," said Luana Colloca,

People on the Move: Kirsten Corazzini, PhD, FGSA

Baltimore Business Journal ,

Corazzini will be responsible for ensuring that graduates of the PhD program are well prepared to engage in research and scholarship that enhance the field of nursing, influence health care, and spark new approaches to scientific questions. She will oversee the recruitment, retention, and advancement of doctoral students; develop and implement new initiatives to advance their research capacity; and facilitate interprofessional interactions and learning.

Movers & Shakers: Kirsten Corazzini

The Daily Record,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing named Kirsten Corazzini, Ph.D, FGSA as professor with tenure and associate dean of the Doctor of Philosophy program.

20 Things You’re Probably Doing That Nurses Wouldn’t

Reader's Digest Online,

Nurses spend their work lives caring for the sick—you’d better believe they know how to keep from getting sick themselves! Here are some common health mistakes nurses try NOT to make.

Alternative Degrees for Geriatrics Care

Today's Geriatric Medicine,

Ashford University has introduced new online courses designed to educate more students on the important role of aging patients’ treatment. "We definitely need this type of thing, and I really appreciate that Ashford is doing it. No matter what professional field, everyone will be working with older adults,” says Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, president of the American Geriatrics Society and a professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

University of Maryland School of Nursing’s Friedmann Receives International Distinguished Anthrozoologist Award

Prince George's Post ,

Erika Friedmann, PhD, associate dean for research, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been named the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Anthrozoologist Award by the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ).

Science Says Office Dogs Could Make Your Life Better

Swirled,

Dogs can help lower your blood pressure. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Nursing studied a group of hypertension-prone individuals who were tasked with sitting quietly for two minutes, talking to a moderator for two minutes and then sitting quietly again for two minutes. The sitting-talking-sitting sequence repeated, a second time with a friendly, unfamiliar dog in the room.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist John Bing Selected As American Academy of Nursing Fellow

DailyNurse,

The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) has selected John Bing, BSN, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from Clarksville, MD, to serve as a Fellow. He is also a sought-after lecturer on topics ranging from office-based anesthesia to diversity and the namesake of an endowed scholarship at the University of Maryland’s School of Nursing.

UM School of Nursing Announces 35 Nurse Leadership Fellows

The Daily Record ,

The Nurse Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland School of Nursing on Tuesday announced the 2019-20 class of NLI fellows, the institute’s fifth cohort.

Two UM School of Nursing Faculty Members Appointed to Health Care Commissions

The Daily Record,

Margaret Hammersla, PhD, CRNP-A, assistant professor and senior director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, has been appointed to the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), while Crystal DeVance-Wilson, PhD, MBA, PHCNS-BC, assistant professor, has been appointed to the Montgomery County Commission on Health (COH).

Maryland Shows States How to Save Modern Medicine

The Washington Post,

A growing scourge is threatening modern medicine as Americans know it. Each day, hundreds of us die or are maimed by infections caused by superbugs — a.k.a. drug-resistant bacteria.

Dr. Ben Canha on How Humor Can Help Treat the Opioid Crisis

So Important!,

Ben Canha discusses his PhD dissertation on a critically important, and absolutely fascinating, topic: how humor can play a role in helping to treat the opioid crisis in America.

Les Mystérieux et Puissants Effets du Placebo

Le Monde,

Au cœur des querelles sur l’homéopathie, ce phénomène, qui montre à quel point la frontière entre corps et esprit est poreuse, reste mystérieux.

University of Maryland Named Legacy Partner

Time of Your Life,

During the RSVP Volunteer Luncheon, the Baltimore County Department of Aging named University of Maryland Schools of Nursing and Physical Therapy as their Legacy Partner of the Year.

The Real Science Behind Tricks of the Mind

Your Health Radio,

Adam and guest co-host Dr. Stephen Hooper talk with Dr. Luana Colloca—placebo expert, pain researcher and associate professor at the University of Maryland—about the real science behind tricks of the mind.

Many Healthcare Workers Need to Know English

Voice of America,

Charlotte Nwogwugwu knows all about nursing, having worked in a number of specializations and settings. She joins us by phone to talk about nursing and some of the language challenges and victories that come with the job.

Nursing's Next Generation

Baltimore magazine,

“We’re one of the professions in which the demand continues to grow—by a projected 16 percent in the next five years,” says Jane M. Kirschling, dean of the UMSON. “And we also know we have to replace the nurses that retire. So the combination of the growth and the replacement of the baby boomers as they finally leave the workforce just creates this unbelievable demand for well-educated nurses.”

Placebos Can Cure Depression. So Why Don’t We Use Them More Often?

MEL Magazine,

Fake drugs have been shown to be at least as effective as antidepressants at treating mental illness, so why does your prescription still say ‘Prozac’?

Baltimore Students To Put On Puppet Show With UMB Police, Nursing Students

WJZ-TV CBS 13,

Local Baltimore students will soon be putting on an original puppet show, as part of the University of Maryland Baltimore, Police Athletic League Program.

New Dual Admission Partnership Between UMSON and CCBC

Daily Nurse,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) recently joined forces to offer a new dual admission BSN program. CCBC is the thirteenth school to create a dual-admission partnership agreement with the school.

Jury Still Out On Routine Screening for Elevated Blood Lead in Children, Pregnant Women

MDalert.com ,

It's important to recognize that an "I" statement does not mean that a preventive service should not be offered, but rather is an acknowledgement that there is insufficient evidence for or against a given service. "The USPSTF recognizes that there may be value in recommendations from other groups that use alternative evidence review approaches," note Dr. Adam Spanier and co-authors from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Nursing, in Baltimore.

A Second Case of Measles Confirmed in Maryland as the Number of Cases Nationally Grows

The Baltimore Sun ,

Those who don’t know if they or their children are vaccinated should check with their health care provider, said Ann Felauer, director of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty in the University of Maryland School of Nursing. A blood test can also confirm if measles antibodies are present, which means a person has protection against the disease.

How to Fit in a Workout After a Long Nursing Shift

American Mobile - NurseZone News,

A study conducted by the University of Maryland’s School of Nursing found that 55 percent of the female nurses they surveyed were overweight or obese. Many participants cited similar reasons for weight fluctuations, including job stress and disrupted sleep and eating schedules, unhealthy snacking and inability to schedule regular exercise due to working 12-hour shifts.

First Confirmed Md. Measles Case Has Pikesville Parents Talking Vaccines

WJZ-TV CBS 13,

"If you’ve never had the vaccines, you’re infinitely more at risk, because you don’t have the immune response,” said Professor Betsy Johnson of the Maryland School of Nursing.

QOL Compromised in Caregivers of Older Cancer Patients

MedPage Today ,

Barbara Resnick, PhD, of the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, who was not involved with the study, reiterated that the findings are not especially new but do make sense: "Caregiving is stressful even for those who are healthy, so when one has his or her own comorbidities to deal with, it becomes an even greater challenge."

4 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp

American Mobile - NurseZone News ,

“Nurse educators are life-long learners, and life-long learning helps keep minds active,” adds Professor Louise S. Jenkins, PhD, RN, FAHA, ANEF, who’s the Director of the Institute for Educators and Director of Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions Certificate at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

The Power of the Nocebo Effect

Vice,

“The mechanism underlying nocebo tends to show different characteristics,” said Luana Colloca, a physician-scientist and an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. It’s mostly just convenient to talk about placebo and nocebo as opposites, she said, and their biological differences might explain why they have different triggers. I’m an anxious person, and if I’m always ready to ignite my anxiety, it could lead to more nocebo effects.

This Anxiety-Inducing Fitness Test Purports to Tell You How Long You’ll Live. We Investigated.

The Washington Post ,

Barbara Resnick, professor and chair of gerontology at the University of Maryland, said the ability to get off the floor is valuable but “it’s really pretty hard for anybody” if you’re not using your hands. Failure may be because of something as simple as where you carry your weight, she said. If you have a thicker midsection, getting off the floor might be challenging. But unless body composition is a sign of other health problems, such as obesity, you’re probably not going to die of it.

UM School Of Dentistry Cares For Hundreds At Mission Of Mercy

The Baltimore Times,

Everyone who registered was given a medical screening and offered testing for HIV and the hepatitis C virus. The latter was offered by the JACQUES Initiative of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The former was conducted by physicians and nurse practitioners from Saint Agnes Healthcare, who were assisted by Bachelor of Science in Nursing students from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

UMd. School of Nursing, CCBC Launch Dual Admission Agreement

Baltimore Business Journal ,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing and the Community College of Baltimore County have launched a new program that will allow nursing students to get their degrees faster and less expensively.

UMD School of Nursing, CCBC Launch Dual-Admission Partnership

The Daily Record ,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing and the Community College of Baltimore County campuses in Essex and Catonsville have launched an agreement of dual admission that will enable a smooth transition from CCBC’s associate degree in nursing program to a Bachelor of Science in nursing at the University of Maryland.

CCBC and Maryland School of Nursing Launch Dual-Admission Partnership

The Avenue News ,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) campuses in both Essex and Catonsville, Maryland, have launched an agreement of dual admission that will enable a smooth transition from CCBC’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program to UMSON’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

Here's How MD Grad Schools Rank Among Top Programs: U.S. News

Patch,

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2020 rankings of the best graduate schools in the country and several Maryland schools made the annual list.

Getting Into Shape After Age 40: The Best Ways to Do It

Heathline,

According to University of Maryland School of Nursing professor Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, and past president of the American Geriatrics Society, there’s a lot to gain psychologically speaking. Resnick told Healthline that while benefits vary on an individual basis, general benefits include “an overall sense of well-being and psychologically feeling better” with less depression and more energy.

Maryland's Grad Schools in 2020 as Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

The Baltimore Sun ,

University of Maryland, Baltimore ranks No. 12 in the category of "Best Nursing Schools: Master's" and No. 6 in "Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice."

Assessing Personality Traits of Youth Who Use Synthetic Cannabinoids

The Clinical Advisor ,

Victoria L. Selby, PhD, CRNP-PMH, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and associates, conducted a retrospective review of youth aged 12 to 25 years admitted to a single substance use treatment center during 2014 to examine the extent of SC use as well as identify personal characteristics and risk behaviors associated with this population. Patients showing no evidence of SC screening and those who did not use either marijuana or cannabis were excluded.

Chemo Is 'Invisible Threat' to Cancer Clinic Staff

Medscape,

Alison Trinkoff, ScD, RN, of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, who has written about nurse safety, believes part of the problem with chemo exposures is that nurses may be neglecting themselves by not adhering more closely to safety practices.

Bol u donjem dijelu leđa - vježbanje djeluje bolje od terapija

N1 Bosna i Hercegovina,

Utvrđeno je da se bolovi u leđima češće javljaju kod ljudi koji obavljaju kancelarijske poslove i nisu skloni aktivnom vježbanju i kretanju. "Mnogi pacijenti koji boluju od bolova u leđima imaju snažan strah od kretanja", rekla je Luana Colloca, specijalista sa "University of Maryland School of Nursing".

Pandemic Preparedness

Elite Healthcare,

How your facility or organization can get ready for the next health crisis.

Grant to University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Supports Precision Health Research Program

The Baltimore Times,

Two University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members have been awarded a $15,000 mini-grant from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in support of the All of Us Research Program.

Wor-Wic Offering Dual Enrollment with UMD for Nursing Students

WMDT TV ABC 47,

Students on the Eastern Shore hoping to get a bachelor’s degree in nursing will now have more opportunities to do so at Wor-Wic Community College. Wor-Wic now has an agreement that allows students to transfer seamlessly and have dual enrollment into the University of Maryland’s nursing program once they graduate from Wor-Wic.

Wor-Wic Nurses Will Have Bachelor’s Opportunity

Salisbury Independent ,

A new agreement of dual admission between the University of Maryland School of Nursing and Wor-Wic Community College will allow students to progress from Wor-Wic’s nursing program, to the University of Maryland’s nursing program, where they can earn a bachelor of science degree.

The Best Exercises for Achy Backs, Knees, Hips and More

AARP,

People with knee osteoarthritis who walked 6,000 steps daily reported less difficulty and pain doing everyday activities such as walking up the stairs, according to a study published in Arthritis Care & Research. If that’s too painful, consider walking in a pool, which offers the same benefits with much less pressure on your joints, adds registered nurse Barbara Resnick, the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Offers Dual Admission with 12th Community College

The Baltimore Sun,

Students pursuing an associate degree in nursing from Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury can now enroll simultaneously in the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s bachelor of science degree program under a dual admission agreement, the schools announced Wednesday.

Wor-Wic, University of Maryland Enter Nursing Dual-Admission Partnership

Delmarva Now,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing and Wor-Wic Community College have launched an agreement of dual admission to enable seamless academic progression from Wor-Wic’s Associate Degree in Nursing program to the School of Nursing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

UM Nursing Enters Dual-Admission Agreement with Wor-Wic CC

The Daily Record,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing and Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury have launched an agreement of dual admission that will enable seamless academic progression from Wor-Wic’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program to UMSON’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

Here’s What First Lady Tammy Murphy Wants to do About the ‘Alarming’ Number of Women Who Die Giving Birth

NJ.com,

The state [of New Jersey] has hired Debra Bingham, founder of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement at the University of Maryland, to show New Jersey hospitals how she led an effort in California that led to the 50 percent decline of maternal deaths.

UMD School of Nursing celebrates 20 years with clinical simulation lab

The Daily Record,

Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, the dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, welcomed an audience of faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and other guests who gathered at the school Dec. 6 for the Debra L. Spunt Clinical Simulation Labs 20th anniversary celebration.

UMSON assistant professor wins nursing science award

The Daily Record,

Marik Moen, Ph.D, MPH, RN, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been named the 2018-19 recipient of the Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Creative Communities Are Addressing Social Isolation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,

Social connections are not just nice to have—they can significantly affect our health and well-being. Inspired by creative approaches abroad, communities across the United States are taking steps to reduce social isolation and increase residents’ sense of belonging. The University of Maryland School of Nursing is adapting the Saúde Crianca program for poor families with children under age 3 that live in the Upton and Mondawmin neighborhoods of West Baltimore.

Are Placebos The Solution?

TEDx Talks,

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, MS, associate professor, explores the role of the placebo reflex in the neurobiology of pain. It's not about the popular culture conception of placebos as pills, but rather expectations that can create an array of responses in the brain. Colloca is an associate professor in both the Department of Pain and Translation Symptom Science at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Improving Immunizations for Older People

OUPblog,

Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, writes about how health care providers can help increase vaccination rates in older adults.

Howard Community College signs agreement with UM School of Nursing

The Daily Record,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing and Howard Community College have signed a dual-admission agreement that will allow students to transition easier between the two schools.

University of Maryland School of Nursing and Howard Community College Sign Dual-Admission Agreement

DailyNurse.com,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) and Howard Community College (HCC) have signed an agreement of dual admission ensuring a smooth transition from HCC’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program to UMSON’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

Meet the Oldest Yoga Teacher in the World, a 100-Year-Old Former Actress and Model Who Says 'There's Nothing You Can't Do'

Time.com,

Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, talks with Time.com about the benefits of exercise in older adults.

What ‘Grace and Frankie’ Gets Right—and Wrong—About Retirement

The Wall Street Journal,

"It doesn't go away with age, despite what the younger generation wants to think," says Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, about sexual desire.

De-Stress With Fluffy Friends: Wellbeing Dog Walk Features

The Oxford Student,

Research by Erika Friedmann, PhD, associate dean for research and professor, was cited in this article on the positive impacts of spending time with animal companions.

CSM Partnerships Pave Way for Nursing Students

Maryland Independent,

College of Sothern Maryland (CSM) nursing students can benefit from a dual admission agreement with UMSON that grants students provisional acceptance and allows them to complete several courses online as “special status” students while enrolled in the CSM nursing program.

Health fair continues to grow in 11th year

The Frederick News-Post,

University of Maryland School of Nursing students were among the 300 volunteers at the Frederick Community Health Fair on Oct. 27.

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.

UMB to create Maryland Nursing Workforce Center

ORmanager.com,

Rebecca Wiseman, PhD, RN, associate professor and chair of the University of Maryland School of Nursing at the Universities at Shady Grove, has been awarded a grant to establish the Maryland Nursing Workforce Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), according to an October 8 news release.

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 startling 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.

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.