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OVERVIEW 2013-2014


we the extra mile.

The Lewis School


Greetings from the Dean


Research & Academics




Respiratory Therapy Success


Collaboration in Nursing


Robots Offer Support


Mass Casualty Preparation


Our Connection with China


Healthy Grandparents


Physical Therapy Lends a Hand Nutrition & Seniors


Alumni Involvement


A Message from Development


The Lewis School Board of Advisors





THE 2012-2013 ACADEMIC YEAR marked our “sophomore year” as the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions and marked the year we began charting our future. Our faculty and staff spent last summer and fall crafting and adopting a strategic plan to take us through 2015. The plan focuses on our core missions of teaching, research and service. Just a few months into the plan, we are already seeing signs of success. We now offer a bachelor of interdisciplinary studies degree with a major in clinical health informatics. Our first class enrolls this fall. We have added the R.N. to B.S. online degree program and are also accepting applications for our first class of doctor of nursing practice students. Innovative ideas are changing the way we teach. During the fall, two faculty members led a group of their colleagues and 144 students from each academic unit through an interdisciplinary workshop and simulation exercise. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to learn to interact professionally with each other in order to provide optimum care for patients. This school-wide event prompted other interdisciplinary workshops and demonstrations. Nursing faculty and emergency preparedness personnel led our undergraduate nursing students through our school’s first mass casualty drill. The Boston Marathon bombings occurred less than two months after the drill, demonstrating the importance of disaster preparedness. Our goals to grow our research efforts also have faculty pushing for new grants. Projects seeking funds include ways to reduce the incidence of insulindependent diabetes, techniques to improve stroke rehabilitation among rural veterans, designs to create adaptive virtual reality toys for children with

cerebral palsy and ways to develop geriatric care education. We have conducted several workshops to aid faculty in applying for the country’s more prestigious grants, particularly those awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration and the National Institutes of Health. We have seen an increase in applications and anticipate seeing an increase in the receipt of these awards. Our faculty and students continue to serve Atlanta’s citizens through clinical work and community outreach. We have also increased our international outreach efforts. We are sending faculty to meet with universities in China and Turkey, and our second class of study abroad students visited Costa Rica in May. We are also planning a new study abroad program in Nicaragua for next winter. Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank all who have made possible our success to date. Even in difficult financial times, our faculty and staff never fail to surprise me with their dedication and ingenuity in bringing excellent health care education to our students. I’m also grateful to our alumni and donors. Your support makes the difference in whether or not we can offer cutting-edge programs. Health care technology is expensive, but it is essential that we educate our students on the latest equipment in order to best prepare them for their careers. Please stay in touch with us, visit our web site, follow us on social media and share your personal and professional successes. Stay tuned. The best of The Lewis School is yet to come. Warmest regards, Margaret C. Wilmoth Dean

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TWO WORDS DEFINE ACADEMICS and research at The Lewis School: success and growth. Associate deans Lynda Goodfellow (academics) and Andrew John Butler (research), who are also professors, report that recent strides and new aspirations are fueling the school’s continued rise. Highlights include: • Welcoming 23 new undergraduates into a new degree offering: the bachelor of interdisciplinary studies (B.I.S.) degree with a concentration in clinical health informatics. Another cohort will begin in spring 2014. • An increase of more than 40 percent in applications to graduate programs from fall 2012. This translates into more graduate students enrolling in fall 2013, and possibly more graduate programs the next academic year. • Streamlining the monitoring of student enrollment, retention and graduation rates, with the goal of a quality education leading to a career in health care. • Increasing online educational options and connecting through classroom technology for working practitioners. • Expanding interdisciplinary teaching and research. By crossing traditional academic borders, faculty are discover-

ing innovative approaches to some of society’s most complex problems and competing successfully for funding. • Winning $756,235 in new research funding during fiscal year 2013. Grants were funded by federal sources, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Veteran’s Administration, state entities such as the Georgia Department of Human Services and private sources such as professional health care organizations. • An expanding scope of research, including the development of therapy robots for children with cerebral palsy, finding ways to reduce the risk of Type 1 diabetes and improving the best practices of aerosol drug delivery to patients with lung diseases like asthma, cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. • Enhancing the university’s reputation through national and international recognition. Goodfellow notes that the new university Student Advisement Center, along with the Office of Academic Assistance and faculty graduate coordinators, provided critical support for the academic success and growth of the school’s students.

“We have accomplished these goals through the tremendous dedication of the faculty and staff at all levels and ranks,” Butler says. “We appreciate everyone who contributes to our mission.”

The Lewis School


we our four decades of making a difference.

The Lewis School prepares its students well. Graduates typically hold 90 percent or higher pass rates on the required professional registration examinations and maintain pass rate averages that are 15 percent to 20 percent higher than the national average.

degrees offered at The Lewis School




To prepare the next generation of clinicians and scholars who collectively enhance individual and community health in a culturally diverse society.

We will be the premier school of choice for educating health care professionals in the southeastern United States.




A HISTORY OF SUCCESS POSITIONS the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions to meet the rapidly changing needs in global health care. For 40 years, The Lewis School has prepared more than 5,000 nurses, nurse practitioners, educators and researchers to serve in Georgia and beyond. More than 3,000 health care professionals have graduated in nutrition, physical therapy and respiratory therapy. In 2003, the school was named for Byrdine F. Lewis, a career bedside nurse and the mother of Kenneth Lewis, Georgia State alumnus and former chief executive officer and president of Bank of America. The Lewis School is preparing the next generation of clinicians and scholars to enhance individual and community health in a culturally diverse society. Recent milestones include a new interdisciplinary baccalaureate in clinical informatics, an R.N. to B.S. online degree program and the doctor of nursing practice degree. The new B.S.N. to Ph.D. track identifies and encourages young nurses to pursue nursing research careers.

• Nursing • Nutrition • Respiratory Therapy BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES • Clinical Informatics MASTER OF SCIENCE • Nursing • Nutrition • Respiratory Therapy

EDUCATE The priority is to help students graduate and expand programs offered to them by: • Increasing interdisciplinary teaching and learning across divisions • Identifying, recruiting and retaining master teachers • Focused advising to ensure student success • Recruiting and retaining students by using technology • Identifying and starting new health profession programs

RESEARCH The priority is to expand research capacity and productivity by: • Developing incentives for faculty to increase the school’s research portfolio • Adding named chairs and endowed professorships • Making a mentoring program for new faculty • Forming interdisciplinary research teams to compete for funding • Introducing another Ph.D. program

DOCTORATE • Doctor of Physical Therapy • Doctor of Nursing Practice • Doctor of Philosophy (major in nursing)



The priority is to strengthen collaborative entrepreneurial relationships locally and globally by: • Establishing entrepreneurial and collaborative relationships locally and internationally • Reinforcing relationships with community partners, tertiary care centers, and other local health care providers

The priority is to ensure robust and responsive administrative support by: • Centralizing administrative support for greater efficiency and effectiveness • Recruiting, retaining and advancing high performing personnel • Providing leadership training opportunities

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GEORGIA STATE’S UNDERGRADUATE respiratory therapy students push themselves to succeed. For five years running, they achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exam, surpassing the national average for all students taking the exam. These results earned recognition from the accrediting organization in this field. The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) gave its Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award to Georgia State. CoARC requires a pass rate of 90 percent on successive years to be eligible for the award. “We have been striving for top passing rates for years, and now the program has finally been recognized for this accomplishment,” says Robert Harwood, chair of the Department of Respiratory Therapy. “It is the culmination of the hard work of our faculty to inspire our graduates to achieve these goals.”

On the clinical simulation exam, which also is required to become an advanced respiratory therapy practitioner, Georgia State’s respiratory therapy program holds a five-year average pass rate of 98 percent, which also surpasses the national average. Margaret C. Wilmoth, dean and professor of The Lewis School, said the CoARC award “validates the work our students and faculty do to ensure that we graduate the strongest respiratory therapy class each year and remain one of the top programs in the country.”

certification/ licensing pass rates SCHOOL OF NURSING

96% 100%


NCLEX (exam to receive registered nurse – R.N. license) Advanced Practice Nurse registration exam



Pass rates for Coordinated Program graduates for 2011-2012



Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2012 licensure pass rate


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Certified Respiratory Therapist – entry level therapist credential Registered Respiratory Therapist



we teamwork.

we new methods.



WHEN THE GASP comes from a mannequin patient, the team of pre-professional students in the Georgia State nursing lab springs into action. A future dietitian, nurse, physical therapist and respiratory therapist (RT) had been assisting the “patient” to sit up for treatment. The gasp causes them to rush, and the respiratory therapy student tells them to slow down. He must monitor the oxygen levels to prevent the simulated patient from passing out. This scene plays out at the nursing lab in the Petit Science Center, where the stage is set for groups of students to practice together the skills and teamwork they will be expected to bring to real patients in hospitals. The simulations are part of a semester-long interprofessional education pilot program, which involves 144 students from nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and respiratory therapy. This type of training is considered the future of health care education. As these students gain the confidence necessary for their future careers, they also experience how other healthcare providers contribute to taking care of patients. The interprofessional format is a break from the traditional method of teaching students in the same major groups. Nursing students practice lab assignments with other nursing students, for example. Interprofessional education is highly recommended by the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. One nursing student said the teamwork helped her learn the importance of consulting with a physical therapist before trying to get a patient up and moving independently. Other takeaways: prioritizing patients and devising a plan of care before entering the patient’s room. The collaboration gave her a taste of her chosen field and its diverse partners. As she put it, “I’ve been living in a ‘nursing bubble.’” Not anymore.

FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, children with cerebral palsy (CP) present a unique challenge. The children see and understand, but because they lack control over their movements they can’t easily repeat modeled movements. Making an assessment can be difficult. The solution may look like a toy—a robot that can play with children with CP and be programmed to their individual needs. As a bonus, the robot will collect data to help the physical therapist design the most helpful care. That’s the vision of Yu-Ping Chen, assistant professor of physical therapy at Georgia State. She is programming a playmate robot for children with CP alongside researchers from the Georgia Tech Research Corporation. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation. The new small robot fills a need for kids with CP who have been overlooked by technological progress. Robotic assistance has helped many people with CP improve their quality of life, but these machines are designed for adults, not children. They don’t fit children’s size or developmental stage. They’re not created as an appealing, animated, lifelike toy like the one taking shape at Georgia State.

“We decided to use a robot as a playmate and at the same time ask the robot to become an evaluation tool,” Chen says.

Video cameras will be put in the robot’s eyes to record the range and speed of the child’s movements. These data will help create an assessment, and the robot will also be programmed to play with the child to improve motor skills and muscle control in children. As fun as it may appear, the robot is built to serve and provide physical therapists a new tool to reach children with CP.

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GLOBAL HEALTH CARE IS advancing through patient care exchanges, and The Lewis School is taking part. Two nursing scholars from Shanghai studied at Georgia State, and two universities in China welcomed Georgia State nursing faculty and administration to establish research ties. Ning Dong and Yanjuan Gan, registered nurses with Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, spent three months at Georgia State studying patient care for individuals with HIV/AIDS. The nurses met with a number of public health officials, shadowed nursing students in the classroom and worked with faculty at Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Clinic. The Lewis School Dean and Professor Margaret C. Wilmoth and Associate Professor Shih-Yu (Sylvia) Lee visited Harbin Medical University in Daqing, where they observed a nursing skills lab, and Peking Union Medical College in Beijing. In early 2013, The Lewis School also welcomed two nursing faculty members from Harbin Medical University-Daqing for a year to work with and learn from Lee.


WHAT HAPPENS AFTER a shooter opens fire in a college classroom? That was the challenge for 120 Georgia State nursing students who faced a mock scenario to prepare them for responding to a mass casualty situation. Triage hinged on the students staying focused amid the chaos and shouting. They had to examine their make-believe victims for injuries and organize them into groups for emergency care. The injured depended on them to quickly organize a chain of command and follow it. Students tagged the simulated patients for medical treatment according to the

severity of their wounds: green—minor; yellow—delayed treatment; red—immediate care; and black—dead. These triage tags helped other students determine who should be transported and given priority medical care. “Taking control is critical and so is being prepared,” says Stanley Jennings, a senior nursing student. “This one event convinced me that I need to do this again for the procedural protocol to sink in.” Nursing clinical instructor Kenya Kirkendoll carefully designed and executed the drill. One alumna who volunteered said the exercise bore an eerie resemblance to

a real shooting emergency case she had handled at nearby Grady Memorial Hospital. “Our goal is to offer the drill each year and integrate this with our interprofessional education curriculum, involving students from each of our academic areas,” says Kirkendoll. A few weeks later, news reports were filled with similar scenarios at the Boston Marathon, reminding all involved of the importance of this type of preparation.

Clinical nursing laboratory class in China

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for 18 years, reaching grandparents in need


WHEN A PARENT IS ABSENT, a grandparent sometimes steps in—and in the city of Atlanta and DeKalb County for the past 18 years, Georgia State has been right there to help. The university’s Project Healthy Grandparents has helped provide basic health care and social service guidance to more than 841 families, including more than 1,857 children. The work has met a deep need for these intergenerational families. Grandparents head more than 90,000 households in Georgia. Many become surrogates when the biological parent dies or leaves because of substance abuse or incarceration. Raising children can take a toll physically, financially and emotionally at a later stage in life. A donor wrote this after meeting a beneficiary of the project: “The grandmother, who is raising three girls, including one who is disabled due to severe abuse, broke down when she talked about how grateful she was for the PHG support and encouragement, and how she wished it were available to every grandparent in her situation.” PHG’s benefits to grandparents and their dependents include social case management, health care, parenting education classes, support groups, early intervention services for grandchildren up to five years old and legal assistance referrals. Georgia State recognized the project’s exemplary contributions with the 2013 Carl V. Patton Outstanding University Program Community Service and Social Justice Award. Perhaps the greatest measure of the project’s success is its many imitators. PHG is replicated at the University of Georgia and Georgia Regents University. Operating through universities helps keep the focus on collecting data crucial to understanding the needs of intergenerational families. The PHG model has also been adapted by community service agencies in Winston-Salem, N.C., and Baltimore.

BRINGING BACK THE JOY OF FOOD TO SENIORS AS IF AGING WASN’T HARD ENOUGH, many seniors feel frustrated by their diets. Appetite and sense of taste begin to wane, and those on fixed incomes may not be able to afford the food they like. Georgia State nutrition graduate students are bringing back the joy of food. As part of the 1,200 supervised practice hours required for the master of science degree in nutrition, the students provide nutrition counseling at Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities in Atlanta, including one in Toco Hills that is predominantly Jewish and another in Cascade that is predominantly African-American. The students educate the seniors on a variety of nutrition topics such as hydration, low-sodium cooking, healthy fats, affordable snacks and holiday meal makeovers. They reinforce the advice of the seniors’ primary care providers and offer the latest research on healthy diet. Statistics show seniors need this kind of help. Catherine McCarroll, the director

of the Georgia State Coordinated Program in Nutrition, points to federal reports that show older adults are not consuming the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables despite national campaigns to increase consumption, such as the Five a Day for Better Health Program. Only 31 percent of older adults nationally (29 percent in Georgia) consume five or more servings and fruits and vegetables daily. Speaking in front of their elders helps the students gain confidence relating to diverse populations, a key career skill for the registered dietitians they aspire to become. They see how relevant their work is. “The biggest change I’ve seen in the Toco Hills seniors is that they understand the importance of nutrition and recognize the need for registered dietitians in our society,” says student Jessica Beardsley. “Their habits are tough to change, but it’s great to see that they understand the concepts and the importance.”

PHYSICAL THERAPY FIELDWORK HELPS THOSE IN GEORGIA FIELDS Grandparents head more than 90,000 households in Georgia. Many become surrogates when the biological parent dies or leaves because of substance abuse or incarceration. Raising children can take a toll physically, financially and emotionally at a later stage in life.

AGRICULTURE IS A $69 BILLION INDUSTRY IN GEORGIA and may appear far removed from the asphalt and skyscrapers of downtown Atlanta. But Georgia State students help keep the farms running by caring for the migrant workers who pick the peppers, cantaloupes, cucumbers and other produce. For the past 14 summers, graduate students from the Department of Physical Therapy have made the trek as part of the Farmworker Family Health Program, a cooperative program with Emory University, the University of Georgia and other colleges. Georgia State students and faculty work alongside peers from the other schools who specialize in psychology, nursing, public health, pharmacy and dental hygiene. “The program serves as a bridge between the coursework of the first two years and the clinical work of the third,” says Jodan Garcia, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy. “It feels good to teach them a lot in the classroom and [then say], ‘Show me what you’ve got’ in the outside world.” The scene looks like this: Georgia State’s students set up tents and treatment tables each evening on the edge of the fields, eager to help the migrant farm workers who spend their days bending, lifting and carrying heavy loads of produce.The men came by the dozens, seeking treatment for the sore backs, aching knees and strained shoulders that often come from long days of work on South Georgia farms. Graduate student David Shields was among those who signed on for a trip to Moultrie, Ga., to get practical experience working with an under-served population. “So many people are in need of health services, education, and above all else, someone to just listen to their concerns and provide a helping hand,” Shields says. “Fortunately, physical therapy provides an opportunity to, quite literally, lend a helping hand.”

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ALUMNI ACROSS THE NATION 2012-2013 Facts & Figures TOTAL ALUMNI: 8,604

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Physical Therapy




Respiratory Therapy

by major

Note: An additional 769 alumni majored in areas that are closed, including medical technology, mental health, mental health assistants, medical assistants and pediatric assistants.




BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IS important to The Lewis School, which introduced an Office of Alumni Relations in fall 2012. Through social, educational, professional, civic and stewardship events, the school has connected with more graduates than ever. Reaching alumni can be tricky because so many do not work traditional office hours. Alumni coordinator Teresa Kibler often goes to their workplaces. She hosted alumni appreciation events at five Atlanta hospitals, with more in the works. The Lewis School partnered with the university’s Alumni Association for Third Thursday Happy Hours in October (National Physical Therapy Month), March (National Nutrition Month) and May (Nurses Appreciation Month). The gatherings were held at popular Atlanta area restaurants. The student callers of the Georgia State Annual Fund helped invite alumni to participate and donate to support The Lewis School.

Football season gave long-graduated alumni the opportunity to reconnect with The Lewis School. No other school at Georgia State had more alumni at Homecoming 2012. Alumni joined faculty, students, staff, family and friends to enjoy a day of food, music, entertainment and, of course, football. More than 50 alumni joined 200 faculty, students and community leaders for the school’s signature event, the annual J. Rhodes Haverty Lecture in November 2012. Dr. Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine, presented “Essential Leadership for Health Care in a Global Society.” The lecture was established in 2003 to honor Haverty, the founding dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, a predecessor to The Lewis School. Other activities for Alumni Relations’ inaugural year included: • The debut of a quarterly alumni newsletter

• Participation in GSU Cares, a university-wide day of community service • Implementation of a student philanthropy program • Guest lectures by the school’s alumni health care professionals to current students Alumni are great ambassadors for and supporters of The Lewis School. They give their time and energy to events and support their alma mater through annual gifts, endowed scholarships, planned giving and bequests. Alumni are important partners in the school’s mission of preparing the next generation of clinicians and scholars who will enhance individual and community health in a culturally diverse society. To learn more about the school’s activities, join campus events and stay involved, visit and contact Teresa Kibler at

On August 4, undergraduate and graduate nursing students, alumni and faculty gave back-to-school physicals to more than 150 children at My Sister’s House, a shelter for women and children near Centennial Park.

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75 67 81 72




Nutrition Physical Therapy

59 66

Respiratory Therapy


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OUR CAMPAIGN STARTS WITH YOU specific financial goal. The aggressive target will be attainable with your support and participation. Word of mouth will drive our campaign, and that’s where alumni, donors and volunteers come in. We want to reach the people in your world who have the passion and affinity to see our school and students become premier health care providers. The dean, advisory board and I challenge you to mention Georgia State and The Lewis School three times a day to your network, and create a buzz that will help ensure our school’s continued rise. Thank you for representing what is best about The Lewis School.

ALUMNI, DONORS AND SPONSORING organizations are key financial partners for the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions. In 20122013, you gave or pledged more than $1 million. This generosity helped The Lewis School surpass its goal by almost 59 percent. We will steward this investment as we prepare the next generation of clinicians and scholars who collectively enhance individual and community health in a culturally diverse society. This mission depends on continuously securing additional support. That’s why we are embarking on a comprehensive multi-year campaign. We are refining our support case and recruiting essential volunteers. We will unveil a strategic development plan detailing the specific needs of the school, priorities for raising these funds and a

THE LEWIS SCHOOL BOARD OF ADVISORS Robert L. Brown, Jr. President and CEO, R.L. Brown and Associates Fran Fowler (Chair) President, Fowler Healthcare Affiliates, Inc. Joseph Harrelson President and Chief Operations Officer, Pediatria Healthcare, LLC J. Rhodes Haverty, M.D. Dean Emeritus, College of Health and Human Sciences Trustee, Georgia Health Foundation

Warm regards, Gwynth Nelson Director of Development


Jacqueline Herd Chief Nursing Officer, Atlanta Medical Center Sarah Myers Associate Nurse Executive, Department of Veterans Affairs Atlanta, VA Medical Center



Mark Oshnock President and CEO, Visiting Nurse Health System

2012-2013 Facts & Figures TOTAL GIVING

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PLAYS out on a very personal level for Lewis School students and faculty. “This is the room where it hurts,” says one little girl as she walks over to an undergraduate nursing student who is taking a blood sample for her school physical. “Don’t worry. It will only hurt a tiny bit for just a second,” the nursing student comforts the child. “Can you be brave for me? Then I’ll give you one of these cool bandages. Do you want to pick out one now?” Lewis School family members touch people of all ages throughout the metro Atlanta region and the state of Georgia in a variety of clinical experiences. Nutrition students teach senior citizens about the importance of a nutritious diet and hydration at Senior Connections. Nursing students perform back-to-school physicals on homeless children through the Children’s Restoration Network. Respiratory therapy faculty members provide ideas on how to reduce the incidence of asthma through the Fulton County Asthma Improvement and Reduction Coalition. And physical therapy students assess and treat repetitive motion injuries among farm workers at the south Georgia Migrant Family Health Program.

Robert Pettignano, M.D. Medical Director – Campus Operations, Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta



Kimberee Phelps Area Operations Director, Kaiser Permanente – Regional Office


Total for 2012-13


19.6 alumni



Georgette Samaritan Risk Management Consultant, MAG Mutual Insurance Company Tony Smith Director of Nursing, The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta Todd Tyson President, HiTech Healthcare





5.2 corporations

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RECENT FACULTY PUBLICATIONS Ari, A., & Fink, J. B. (2012). Aerosol drug delivery to infants and pediatric patients. RT: For Decision Makers in Respiratory Care, 14-17. Ari, A., (2012). Aerosolized drug delivery in mechanical ventilation. Advance for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine, 21(5).

• Kenya Kirkendoll, clinical instructor, led CDC Million Hearts Campaign community health projects. • James Lewis, clinical assistant professor, uses 3D iPad technology for lessons and lab use in gross and functional anatomy classes. • Jane Gore, limited term faculty, uses 3D visualization on the iPad to teach in neuroanatomy. • Lawrence Bryant, assistant professor, facilitated a student simulation in a respiratory therapy advanced hemodynamic course. • Anne Lorio (pictured below), clinical assistant professor, created the use of binders for students to categorize and organize all useful outcome measures so they can have easy access to a score sheet and instructions in the clinic. She assesses the effectiveness of the tool by 1) assessing use of the binder, 2) identifying which outcome measures were used and 3) asking if they showed these measures or helped introduce some change in the clinic environment.


Ari, A., (2013). Aerosol therapy in ventilator-dependent patients: Descriptions, problems, selection & technique. Clinical Foundations. Ari, A., & Restrepo, R. (2012). Clinical practice guideline: selection of an aerosol delivery device for spontaneously breathing patients. Respiratory Care, 57(4), 613-626. Ari, A., Fink, J. B., & Dhand, R. (2012). Inhalation therapy in patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Journal of Aerosol Medicine, 25, 1-14. Ari, A., (2012). INTEDA helps improve aerosol delivery in Turkey. AARC Times. Ari, A., & Fink, J. B. (2012). Off-label use of nebulized medications. Treatment Strategies-Respiratory Therapy, 3(1), 41-44. Benardot, D. & Thompson, W. R. (2013). Nutrition and human performance. In B. A. Bushman, R. Battista, P. Swan, L. Ransdell, & W. R. Thompson (Eds.), ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer (4th ed.) (pp.158-191). New York: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Bryant, L., Morrison, S., & Goodfellow, L. (2012). The role of focus groups in helping cancer survivors educate youth about the hazards of tobacco use. In J. Lutzker & J. Merrick (Eds.), Applied public health: examining the multifaceted social or ecological problems and child maltreatment (pp. 79-88). New York: Nova Science Publishers. Gullian, S., Berg, C., Bryant L. (2013). Sex differences in psychosocial correlates of concurrent substance use among heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual college students. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. DOI: 10.3109/00952990.2013.796962 Inman, C., James, G. A., Hamann, S., Rajendra, J., Pagnoni, G., & Butler A. J. (2012). Altered resting-state effective connectivity of frontoparietal action guidance systems on the primary motor network following stroke. Neuroimage, 59(1), 227-37. Butler, A. J., Cazeaux, J., Fidler, A., Jansen, J., Lefkove, N., Gregg, M., Hall, C., Easley, K., Shenvi, N., & Wolf, S. L. (2012). The movement imagery questionnaire-revised, second edition (MIQ-RS) is a reliable and valid tool for evaluating motor imagery ability in stroke populations. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. [Epub ahead of print] Moore, L., Clark, P. C., & Lee, S. Y., Eriksen, M., Evans, K., & Smith, C. H. (2012). Smoking cessation in women at the time of an invasive cardiovascular procedure and three months later. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing [Epub ahead of print]. Foster, V., Clark, P. C., Holstad, M., & Burgess, E. (2012). Factors associated with risky sexual behaviors in older adults. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 23, 487-499. Cha, E. S., Clark, P. C., Reilly, C. M., Higgins, M. K., Lobb, M., Smith, A. L. & Dunbar, S. B. (2012). Educational needs for improving self-care in heart failure patients with diabetes. Diabetes Educator, 38(5), 673-84. Klinedinst, N. J., Dunbar, S. B., & Clark, P.C. (2012). Stroke survivor and informal caregiver perceptions of post-stroke depressive symptoms. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 44(2), 72-81.

Gardenhire, D. (2013). Airway Pharmacology. In R. M. Kacmarek, J. K. Stoller, & A. J. Heuer (Eds.), Egan’s Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, (20th ed.)(pp. 707732). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Sawyer, A. M., Martinez, S. K., & Warren, G. L. (2012). Impact of yoga on low back pain and function: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Yoga and Physical Therapy, 2(4), 120.

Gardenhire, D.S. (2013). Pulmonary medications: An update. Professor’s Rounds, AARC Webcast.

Whitley, D. M. & Kelley, S. J. (2013). Promoting family empowerment among African American grandmothers raising grandchildren. In B. Hayslip Jr. & G. C. Smith (Eds.), Resilient grandparent caregivers: A strengths-based perspective (pp. 235-250). New York: Routledge.

Huffman, K. M., Hawk, V. H., Henes, S. T., Ocampo, C. I., Orenduff, M. C., Slentz, C. A., Johnson, J. L., Houmard, J. A., Samsa, G. P., Kraus, W. E., & Bales, C. W. (2012). Exercise effects on lipids in persons with varying dietary patterns - Does diet matter if they exercise? Responses in STRRIDE I. American Heart Journal, 164, 117-124. Horne, E. & Sandmann, L. (2012). Current trends in systematic program evaluation of online graduate nursing education: An integrative literature review. Journal of Nursing Education, 1(10), 570-576.

Zimmerman, R. & Gardenhire, D. S. (2012). The history and impact of mandatory student health insurance. Respiratory Care Education Annual, 21, 35-42.

Kelley, S. J., Whitley, D. M. & Campos, P. E. (2013). African American caregiving grandmothers: Results of an intervention to improve health indicators and health promotion behaviors. Journal of Family Nursing, 19, 53- 73. Pawl, J. D., Lee, S., Clark, P. C. & Sherwood, P. R. (2013). Sleep characteristics of family caregivers of person with a primary malignant brain tumor. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40, 171-179. Lee, S. Y., Wuertz, C., Rogers, R., & Chen, Y. P. (2013). Stress and sleep disturbances in female college students. American Journal of Health Behavior, 37(6), 851-858. Pawl, J. D., Lee, S. Y., Clark, P. C., Sherwood, P. R. (2013). Sleep characteristics of family caregivers of persons with a primary malignant brain tumor. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40(2), 171-179. Chen, W. T., Lee, S. Y., Simoni, J. M. et al. (2013). Fatigue and sleep disturbance in Chinese HIV-positive women: a qualitative and biomedical approach. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22, 9-10. Lee, S. Y., Grantham, C. H., Shelton, S., & Meaney-Delman, D. (2012). Does activity matter: an exploratory study among mothers with preterm infants? Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 15(3), 185-192. Lee, S. Y. & Hsu, H. C. (2012). Stress and health-related wellbeing among mothers with a low birth weight infant: The role of sleep. Social Science and Medicine, 74(7), 958-65. Thompson, D. L. & Lewis, J. (2013). Anatomy and kinesiology. In B. A. Bushman, R. Battista, P. Swan, L. Ransdell, & W. R. Thompson (Eds.), ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer (4th ed.) (pp.158-191). New York: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Helvig, A. W., & Minick, P. (2013). Adolescents and migraines: Maintaining control. Pediatric Nursing, 39(1), 19-25. Sztam, K. A., Ndirangu, M., Sheriff, M., Arpadi, S. M., Hawken, M., Rashid, J., Deckelbaum, R. J., & El Sadr, W. M. (2013). Rationale and design of a study using a standardized locally procured macronutrient supplement as adjunctive therapy to HIV treatment in Kenya. AIDS Care. [Epub ahead of print] Nucci, A. M., Russell, C. S., Luo, R., Ganji, V., Olabopo, F., Hopkins, B., Holick, M. F., & Rajakumar, K. (2013). The effectiveness of a short food frequency questionnaire in determining Vitamin D intake in children. Dermato-Endocrinology, 5, 1-6. [Epub ahead of print http://dx.] Ingram, K. H., Hill, G., Moellering, D. R., Hill, B. G., Lara-Castro, C., Newcomer, B., Brandon, J., Ingalls, C. P., Penumetcha, M., Rupp, J. C., & Garvey, T. W. (2012). Skeletal muscle lipid peroxidation and insulin resistance in humans. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 97, E1182–E1186.

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Zhang, X., Lee, S. Y., & Chen, J. (2012). The nursing progress of end of life care in the neonatal intensive care unit. China Journal of Nursing, 47(6), 588-590. DOI: 10.3761/j.issn.0254-1769.2012.06 [in Chinese].

FACULTY AWARDS Arzu Ari, associate professor, was elected chair of the Emerging Therapies and Devices in Aerosol Medicine Networking Group at the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine. Lisa Cranwell-Bruce, clinical instructor of nursing, was elected to the Executive Board for the Association of Camp Nurses. Vijay Ganji, associate professor, was appointed editor-in-chief of the Nutrition and Food Science journal, Emerald Group Publishing Limited (April 2013). Jodan Garcia, clinical assistant professor, received his Orthopaedic Certified Specialist designation from the American Physical Therapy Association. Doug Gardenhire, clinical assistant professor, was appointed to the editorial board of the Respiratory Care Education Annual. Doug Gardenhire, clinical assistant professor, was selected as a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). Gardenhire received the Education Section’s Practitioner of the Year award from AARC. Cathy Gebhardt, clinical assistant professor and undergraduate program coordinator, was named Advisor of the Year by the Georgia Association of Nursing Students. Lynda Goodfellow, associate dean and professor, appointed to the editorial board for Respiratory Care. Susan Kelley, professor and director, and the staff of Project Healthy Grandparents, received the 2013 Outstanding University Program award for the Carl V. Patton President’s Awards for Community Service and Social Justice. Kenya Kirkendoll, nursing clinical instructor, received a Volunteer of the Year honor from Gilgal Inc. James Lewis, clinical assistant professor, was elected treasurer of the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. Catherine McCarroll, clinical instructor, received the 2013 Outstanding Educator for a Coordinated Program in Area 3 from the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. McCarroll also received the 2013 Educator of the Year Award from the Georgia Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Regena Spratling, assistant professor of nursing, was inducted into the Mercer University Hall of Honor as a nurse educator. Ann Dunaway Teh, alumna and part-time instructor, received the Georgia Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Media Award. Gordon Warren, professor of physical therapy, was named one of 12 Distinguished University Professors by President Mark Becker and Provost Risa Palm. This honor is based on his outstanding record in research, teaching and mentoring students in research. Warren focuses much of his research on musculosketal function, injuries and health. He has received more than $1 million in research grant funding in the past decade and is the recipient of two Department of Defense and two National Institutes of Health R01 research grants. His work has been cited more than 2,800 times in scientific literature.

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Margaret C. Wilmoth, dean and professor, was appointed to the National Advisory Council for Nurse Education and Practice at the Health Resources and Services Administration by the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Department of Respiratory Therapy and Chang Gung University’s College of Medicine in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The Lewis School established a partnership with faculty members at Peking Union Medical College to train neonatal intensive care unit nurses from eight hospitals in Beijing. This is a project funded by the governor in China. Three Lewis School students accompanied Rob Kistenberg, a professor from Georgia Tech who specializes in prosthetics, to Belize for community service. The Lewis School is considering the Belize site for future collaboration.

FACULTY RESEARCH GRANTS Ari, A., Quantifying Aerosol Delivery and Humidification in Spontaneous Breathing Patients with Tracheostomy, American Respiratory Care Foundation, $10,000.

Shih-Yu (Sylvia) Lee, associate professor, served as a dissertation committee for a Ph.D. student at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing.

Benardot, D., The Relationship Between Diet, Body Composition, and Performance in Professional Football Players, Atlanta Falcons, $15,000.

The nursing school initiated summer short-term study for nursing students from China Medical University in Taiwan.

Butler, A.J., Brain Activation in Humans, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, $256,056.

Margaret C. Wilmoth, dean and professor, and Shih-Yu (Sylvia) Lee, associate professor, visited Harbin Medical University-Daqing, China. They met with Dalin Zhu, president, and Yuqiu Zhou, dean and professor of the School of Nursing, to follow up on their 2012 visit to Georgia State in 2012 and plan a program agreement between the two nursing schools. As a result, The Lewis School: • Initiated a memorandum of understanding with Harbin Medical University at Daqing; • Hosted visiting scholars from Harbin Medical University; • Established a partnership with the faculty members at Harbin Medical University for the grant application, “Research on model construction of syndrome-influencing factors and modes of supportive intervention and management for breast cancer,” submitted to the National Science Foundation in China; and • Provided a faculty member who served as a visiting professor for Harbin Medical University.

Chen, Y., (subcontract with Georgia Tech), Examining the Effect of Music Therapy on Virtual Reality Interventions for Improving Upper Extremity Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy, Grammy Foundation, $6,994. Chen, Y., (subcontract with Georgia Tech), Therapeutic Rehabilitation for Children with Disabilities using a Humanoid Robot, National Science Foundation, $39,155. Clark, P., Using Tele-health to Deliver a Prompted Voiding Intervention to Support Caregivers of Elders with Urinary Incontinence, American Academy of Nursing, $49,088. Gardenhire, D., Comparison of Commercially Available Air Compressors with the Circulaire II Homecare Nebulizer, Westmed Inc., $14,756. Harwood, R., Development of Hybrid Course, Georgia State University Center for Instructional Innovation, $3,000.


Horne, E., Advanced Nursing Education Expansion (ANEE), Health Resources and Services Administration, $47,520. Kelley, S., Project Healthy Grandparents-Adoption Promotion, Georgia Department of Human Services, $75,000.

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Kelley, S., Project Healthy Grandparents-Family Support, Georgia Department of Human Services, $75,000. Nucci, A. (subcontract with the University of Pittsburgh), Trial to Reduce Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR), National Institutes of Health, $24,082. Warren, G., (subcontract with University of Minnesota), Interaction of Estrogen, Age and Activity on Musculoskeletal Strength in Females, National Institutes of Health, $29,597.

FACULTY INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES Arzu Ari hosted five Turkish physicians and a Turkish physical therapist who attended classes and observed research in the aerosol lab. She also hosted renowned respiratory therapy (RT) scholar Armele Dornelas, director of research at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, to conduct funded aerosol research in the Georgia State RT labs.

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Arzu Ari presented a mechanical ventilation education program at Istanbul Memorial Hospital in Turkey. Arzu Ari presented (by invitation) to the European Pediatric and Neonatal Congress in Montreux, Switzerland, “Aerosol Drug Delivery with the RAM Cannula during Mechanical Ventilation.” Jennifer Cline coordinated the visit of Italian physicians Paolo Milia and Marco Caserio to Georgia State. The visit helped cultivate clinical site contracts with the Italian institutes. Robert Harwood facilitated a memo of understanding between The Lewis School

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Lewis school overview 2013  

Overview and annual report of the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University

Lewis school overview 2013  

Overview and annual report of the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University