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  • USF Nursing faculty and students participate in USF Health’s 23rd Annual “Research Day” Event

    University of South Florida College of Nursing faculty and students took part in the USF Health’s 23rd Annual Research Day event at the USF Marshall Center on Feb. 22. Seven USF Nursing students gave oral and poster presentation during the event while USF Nursing faculty served as judges.

    USF Nursing graduate students present research at USF Health Research Day

    At the event,  USF College of Nursing graduate student, Julie Daugherty, MS, won the best Nursing poster presentation, which was titled “Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program in Patients with Chronic Tinnitus Disturbance.”

    USF Nursing wins Presentation at USF Health Research Event
    USF Nursing Graduate Student Julie Daugherty, MS 
    Cindy Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at USF College of Nursing, said Nursing students shone at the event, and she was extremely proud of all of them. 

    “Jessica Gordon’s oral presentation was very well done, and well received- congratulations to her,” Dr. Munro said. “And congratulations to all of the poster presenters, who did a marvelous job of representing student scholarly work in the College; special kudos to Julie Daugherty, who was the CON poster award winner. And finally, thanks to the College of Nursing Faculty who served as judges for the event. Let’s go even bigger next year!!”

    usf nursing student present at research day
    (Left to Right). USF Nursing presenters including Carly Paterson, Julie Daugherty, MS, Irina Carranza, BS, Pao-Chu Hsu, MS, and Chun-Yi Tai, MS, at the USF Health Research Day event. 

    The following students presented on Research Day:

    Oral Presentation:

    Jessica Gordon, MS, USG Nursing graduate student
                “Stabalization of Extra-uterine Life with Skin to Skin Contact


    Irina Carranza, BS, USG Nursing graduate student
                “State of the Science: Evaluating Cognitive Functioning and Genes in Breast Cancer”

    Pao-Chu Hsu, MS, Graduate Student
                “Prenatal Stress, Depression and Herpes Viruses Reactivation”

    Julie Daugherty, MS, USF Nursing graduate student
                “Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program in Patients with Chronic Tinnitus Disturbance”  

    Carly Paterson, MS RN, USF Nursing graduate student
               “Body Image in Younger Breast Cancer Survivors: A Review of the Literature”

    Chun-Yi Tai, MS, USF Nursing graduate student
                “Understanding How Taiwanese Registered Nurses Make Clinical Decisions Regarding Patient Care: A Grounded Theory Approach”

    Pinky Budhrani, MS, USF Nursing graduate student
                 “Subjective Sleep Quality, Physical and Psychological Symptoms in Breast Cancer  Survivors”

    USF Nursing faculty members such as Dr. Munro judged oral presentations at the event. While Jason Beckstead, PhD, Associate Professor, John Clochesy, RN, PhD, CS, FAAN, FCCM, Professor and Faculty Mentorship Program Director, Versie Johnson-Mallard, PhD, ARNP, MSN, MSMS, Assistant Professor, and Melissa Molinari Shelton, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor at USF College of Nursing, were on the judges panel to judge student’s posters.