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									                                     Kathleen J. H. Sparbel
                                   2211 North Linwood Street
                                   Davenport, Iowa 52804-2530
                                       ksparbel@uic.edu
                                        Curriculum Vita
                                              2010
Education

                University of Iowa
                College of Nursing
                Iowa City, Iowa
                Ph.D. in Nursing, 2006, GPA 3.98/4.0

                University of Illinois at Chicago
                College of Nursing
                Chicago, Illinois
                M.S. in Public Health Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Option, 1996, 5.0/5.0

                Marycrest College
                Davenport, Iowa
                B.S.N., B.A. Biology 1978, 3.8/4.0

Certification and Licensure

                Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
                American Nurses Credentialing Center
                November 30, 2006 to November 30, 2011

                Certified Community Health Nurse
                American Nurses Credentialing Center
                1986 to 1991

                Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
                Iowa Board of Nursing
                Through October 15, 2013

                Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
                Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
                Through May 31, 2012

Research Training/ Education

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Genetics (T32 NR007110), University of Iowa, College of Nursing.

NINR Predoctoral Fellow 1 F31 NR00916 1-01, University of Iowa College of Nursing


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NIH Fellow, NINR Summer Genetics Institute (2003). Awarded 12 hours of doctoral level credit for course
from Georgetown University.

April, 2003. Essentials of Prenatal/Preconceptional Cystic Fibrosis Screening. Short Course Sponsored by
the Foundation for Blood Research, South Portland, Maine.

Positions Held
2009 – Present Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing,
Department of Health Systems Science, FNP option coordinator, Quad Cities Regional Program, Moline,
Illinois.

2007-2008 – Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Genetics, University of Iowa College of Nursing, Iowa City,
Iowa

2004-2006 NINR Predoctoral Fellow, University of Iowa College of Nursing, Iowa City, Iowa

1998 to 2008 – Clinical Instructor and site coordinator, Family Nurse Practitioner Option, University of
Illinois at Chicago, Quad Cities Regional Program, Moline, Illinois
Clinical practice September 1998 – February 2000 in family practice setting

1996 to 1998 – Family Nurse Practitioner, School Based Health Centers, Davenport Clinics, Inc,
Davenport, Iowa

1995 to 1996 – Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Chicago, Quad City Regional Campus,
Moline, Illinois

1990 to 1997 – Home care positions including District Nurse, Evening On-Call Nurse, Home Care
Coordinator, Nursing Supervisor, Genesis Visiting Nurse Association (formerly Davenport Visiting Nurse
Association), Davenport, Iowa

1992 – Nursing Instructor, Scott Community College, Bettendorf, Iowa

1988 to 1990 – Staff nurse on medical/oncology unit, Mercy Hospital, Davenport, Iowa

1980 to 1988 – Home care positions including District Nurse, Home Care Coordinator, IV Team, Visiting
Nurse and Homemaker Association of Rock Island County, Moline, Illinois

1978 to 1980 – District Nurse, Davenport Visiting Nurse Association, Davenport, Iowa

Publications

Sparbel, K.J.H., & Anderson, M.A. (2000). Integrated literature review of continuity of care: Part I,
conceptual issues. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 32(1), 17-24.

Sparbel, K.J.H., & Anderson, M.A. (2000). Integrated literature review of continuity of care: Part II,
methodological issues. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 32(2), pp. 131-135.

Anderson, M.A., Helms, L.B., & Sparbel, K.J. (2001). Doing more with less and less with more. Home

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Healthcare Nurse 19(3), 132-134.

Seng, J.S., Sparbel, K.J.H., Low, L.K., Killion, C. (2002, Sep-Oct). Abuse-related posttraumatic stress and
desired maternity care practices: women's perspectives. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 47(5),
360-70.

Seng, J.S., Kane Low, L., Sparbel, K.J.H., & Killion, C. (2004). Women's descriptions of posttraumatic
stress reactions to pregnancy and maternity care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 46(6), 1-10.

Tyler, D., Anderson, M.A., Helms, L., Hanson, K., & Sparbel, K.J.H. (2005). Unplanned hospital
readmission from a Transitional Care Unit. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 20(1), 25-35.

Williams, J.K., Hamilton, R., Nehl, C., McGonigal-Kenney, M., Schutte, D.L., Sparbel, K., Birrer,E., Tripp-
Reimer, T., Friedrich, R., Penziner, E., Jarmon, L., & Paulsen, J. (2007). “No one else sees the difference”:
Family members’ perceptions of changes in persons with preclinical Huntington Disease., American Journal
of Medical Genetics, Part B, 144B, 636-641.

Sparbel, K., Driessnack, M., Williams, J.K., et al. (2008). The experiences of teens living in the shadow of
Huntington Disease, .Journal of Genetic Counseling,17(4), 327-335.

Sparbel, K.J.H., & Williams, J.K. (2009). Pregnancy as foreground in cystic fibrosis carrier testing
decisions in primary care. Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, 13(1), 133-142.

Williams, J.K., Ayres, L., Specht, J., Sparbel, K., & Klimek, M.L (2009,August). Caregiving by Teens for
Family Members with Huntington Disease. Journal of Family Nursing, 15(3), 273-294.

Edelman, C.L. & Mandle, C.L. (Eds.) (2009). Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span, 7th ed. Sparbel,
K., Ancillary Contributor: PowerPoint Slides (25 chapters) Mosby: New York.

Sparbel, K.J.H. (2010, October). Genetics for the Health Sciences: A handbook for clinical healthcare
(Review). Newsletter of the National Coalition for Heath Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG).
Sparbel, K.J.H. & Ayres, L. (2010). ‘Happily ever after’: Telling the story of Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Testing
(CFCT) decisions during pregnancy. Manuscript in preparation.


Published Abstracts

Smith, M., Farrand, L., Noyes, M., Sparbel, K., & Witz, R. (2001, April). Online Distance Education in the
University of Illinois at Chicago Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Management Courses [Abstract]. In
Leadership for the Future: Nurse Practitioner Education, Research, and Practice, National Organization of
Nurse Practitioner Facilities, 27th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 96-97.

Seng, S., & Sparbel, K.J.H. (2002). Narratives of Desire: What Diverse Abuse Survivors Want from Their
Maternity Caregivers [Abstract]. In Nursing Research: International Perspectives, Proceedings of the
Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2002 Annual Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 59.




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Sparbel, K.J.H. & Seng, J. (2002). Maternity Care Client’s Descriptions of Posttraumatic Dissociative
Reactions [Abstract]. In Nursing Research: International Perspectives, Proceedings of the Midwest Nursing
Research Society, 2002 Annual Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 120.

McGonigal-Kenney, M., Williams, J., Schutte, D., Hamilton, R., Rehak, D., Sparbel, K., Jarmon, L. (2005).
Evidence of Ambiguous Loss Experienced by Families with Huntington Disease [Abstract]. In Advancing
the Clinical Research Enterprise: Translation and Dissemination, Proceedings of the Midwest Nursing
Research Society, 2005 Annual Research Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, 9.

Sparbel, K.J.H., Pehler, S.R., Williams, J., Schutte, D., Rehak, D., McGonigal-Kenney, M., Jarmon, L.,
Tripp-Reimer, T. (2005, April). HD Family Teen Data Analysis Using a Developmental Lens [Abstract]. In
Advancing the Clinical Research Enterprise: Translation and Dissemination, Proceedings of the Midwest
Nursing Research Society, 2005 Annual Research Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, 36.

Williams, J., Hamilton, R., Sparbel, K., Schutte, D., McGonnigal-Kenney, M., Rehak, D., Tripp-Reimer, T.,
Paulsen, J., & Jarmon, L. (2005, April). What Happens when HD Caregivers Seek Help [Abstract]. ]. In
Advancing the Clinical Research Enterprise: Translation and Dissemination, Proceedings of the Midwest
Nursing Research Society, 2005 Annual Research Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, 18.

Sparbel, K.J.H., Pehler, S.R., Williams, J., Jarmon, L., Letocha, A., Friedrich, R.M., Paulsen, J., & Tripp-
Reimer, T. (2006, April). Concerns of Teens in HD Families. Abstract]. In Linking Research and Practice: A
Roadmap for the Future, Proceedings of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2006 Annual Research
Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 95.

Williams, J., Hamilton, R., Schutte, D., McGonigal-Kenney, M., Sparbel, K., Birrer, E., Friedrich, R.M.,
Tripp-Reimer, T., Rehak, D., Pehler, S., Jarmon, L., & Paulson, J. (2006, April). Nature and Impact of
Health Status in Persons with a Mutation in the HD Gene Prior to Clinical Diagnosis [Abstract]. In Linking
Research and Practice: A Roadmap for the Future, Proceedings of the Midwest Nursing Research Society,
2006 Annual Research Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 35.

Sparbel, K.J.H. (2007). Cystic fibrosis carrier testing decision-making for women in primary care: Role of
context [Abstract]. Nursing and Health Sciences, 9, 235.

Williams, JK, Ayres, L., Specht, J., Sparbel, K., Klimek, ML (2009). Teen caregivers of family members
with Huntington disease [abstract]. Clinical Genetics, 76(Suppl.1), 95.

Sparbel, K. (2010). Advanced practice nurse perspectives on genetic knowledge integration into clinical
practice [Abstract]. Nursing and Health Sciences,12, 275-276.

Presentations

Sparbel, K.J.H. (1999, October). Conceptual factors affecting continuity of care between health systems:
an integrated literature review. Poster session presented at the Illinois Nurses Association Biennial
Convention, Springfield, Illinois.

Sparbel, K.J.H. (2000, April). Conceptual factors affecting continuity of care between health systems: an
integrated literature review. Poster session presented at The Seventh National Research Utilization
Conference, Iowa City, Iowa.

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Sparbel, K. & Noyes, M. (2000, August). Online Distance Education in the Family Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Courses: History, Developmental Considerations, and Implementation. Presentation at the annual
faculty meeting of the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing.

Smith, M., Farrand, L., Noyes, M., Sparbel, K., & Witz, R. (2001, April). Online Distance Education in the
University of Illinois at Chicago Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Management Courses. Symposium
conducted at the meeting of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Facilities, San Antonio, Texas.

Seng, J.S., & Sparbel, K.J.H. (2002, March). Narratives of Desire: What Diverse Abuse Survivors Want
from Their Maternity Caregivers. Paper presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2002 Annual
Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Sparbel, K.J.H. & Seng, J. (2002, March). Maternity Care Client’s Descriptions of Posttraumatic
Dissociative Reactions. Poster session presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2002 Annual
Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Sparbel, K.J.H. & Seng, J. (2002, April). Maternity Care Client’s Descriptions of Posttraumatic Dissociative
Reactions. Poster session presented at the 4th Annual Student Health Interdisciplinary Poster Session,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

Sparbel, K.J.H. & Seng, J. (2003, January). Maternity Care Client’s Descriptions of Posttraumatic
Dissociative Reactions. Poster session presented at the UIC Research Day, Chicago, Illinois.

Seng, J.S., Killion, C., Sparbel, K., & Kane Low, L. (2003, May). Participant-generated “bullet points” as an
interview procedure to enhance rigor and accountability in a narrative study. Paper presented at the 9th
Annual Qualitative Research Conference, Banff, Alberta.

Sparbel, K.J.H. & Seng, J. (2004, January). Maternity Care Client’s Descriptions of Posttraumatic
Dissociative Reactions. Poster session presented at the UIC Research Day, Quad City Regional Program,
Moline, Illinois.

Sparbel. K.J.H. (2004, October). Genetic Testing in Children, Challenges and Controversies. Invited paper
presentation at guaranteed symposium, Genetic Health Care for Newborns and Children: Current
Knowledge and Areas for Future Inquiry. Paper presentation at the International Society of Nurses in
Genetics 2004 Conference (ISONG), Toronto, Canada.

McGonigal-Kenney, M., Williams, J., Schutte, D., Hamilton, R., Rehak, D., Sparbel, K., Jarmon, L. (2005,
April). Evidence of Ambiguous Loss Experienced by Families with Huntington Disease. Poster presentation
presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2005 Annual Research Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sparbel, K.J.H., Pehler, S.R., Williams, J., Schutte, D., Rehak, D., McGonigal-Kenney, M., Jarmon, L.,
Tripp-Reimer, T. (2005, April). HD Family Teen Data Analysis Using a Developmental Lens. Paper
presentation at the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) 2005 Annual Research Conference,
Cincinnati, Ohio.

Williams, J., Hamilton, R., Sparbel, K., Schutte, D., McGonigal-Kenney, M., Rehak, D., Tripp-Reimer, T.,
Paulsen, J., & Jarmon, L. (2005, April). What Happens when HD Caregivers Seek Help. Poster

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presentation presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2005 Annual Research Conference,
Cincinnati, Ohio.

Farrand, L., Sparbel, K., & Sefton, M. (2005, April). Integrating Cultural Content Into A Family Nurse
Practitioner Curriculum through Clinically Based Modules. Poster presentation presented at the 31st Annual
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Sparbel, K., Farrand, L., & Sefton, M. (2005, June). Integrating Cultural Content Into A Family Nurse
Practitioner Curriculum through Clinically Based Modules. Poster presentation presented at the CINE
conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Birrer, E., Hamilton, R., McGonigal-Kenney, M., Schutte, D., Sparbel, K.., Williams, J. (2005, October).
Symptoms reported by Family Members of Persons with a Positive Huntington Disease Gene Test Prior to
Clinical Diagnosis. Poster presentation presented at the International Society of Nurses in Genetics 2005
Conference (ISONG),Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sparbel, K.J.H., Pehler, S.R., Williams, J., Jarmon, L., Letocha, A., Friedrich, R.M., Paulsen, J., & Tripp-
Reimer, T. (2006, April). Concerns of Teens in HD Families. Paper presentation presented at the Midwest
Nursing Research Society, 2006 Annual Research Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Williams, J., Hamilton, R., Schutte, D., McGonigal-Kenney, M., Sparbel, K., Birrer, E., Friedrich, R.M.,
Tripp-Reimer, T., Rehak, D., Pehler, S., Jarmon, L., & Paulson, J. (2006, April). Nature and Impact of
Health Status in Persons with a Mutation in the HD Gene Prior to Clinical Diagnosis. Paper presentation
presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2006 Annual Research Conference, Milwaukee,
Wisconsin.

Sparbel, K.J.H. & Williams, J.K. (2006, October). Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Testing (CFCT): Use of genetic
knowledge in decision making by pregnant women in primary care. Poster presentation at the Council for
the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) 2006 National State of the Science Congress in Nursing
Research, Washington, D.C.

Sparbel, K.J.H., Williams, J.K., Driessnack, M., et al. (2006, October) Living in a Huntington Disease
Household: Experiences from a Teen Perspective. Paper presentation at the Council for the Advancement
of Nursing Science (CANS) 2006 National State of the Science Congress in Nursing Research,
Washington, D.C.

Williams, J., Hamilton, R., Nehl, C., Sparbel, K., Schutte, D., McGonigal-Kenney, M., Birrer, E.., Friedrich,
R.M., Tripp-Reimer, T., & Paulsen, J. (2006, October). Experiences of Family of Persons with Preclinical
Huntington Disease. Paper presentation at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS)
2006 National State of the Science Congress in Nursing Research, Washington, D.C.

Driessnack, M., Williams, J.K., Sparbel, K.J.H., et al. (2006, October). ‘There’s Just Me’: Teens Talk About
Living In A Family with Huntington Disease. Paper presentation presented at the International Society of
Nurses in Genetics 2006 Conference (ISONG) in New Orleans, La.

Sparbel, K.J.H. (2007, March). From background to foreground: Pregnancy as an influence in cystic
fibrosis carrier testing (CFCT) decision making for women in primary care. Poster session presented at the
Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) 2007 Annual Research Conference, Omaha, Nebraska.

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Schweppe, L., Hill, P., & Sparbel, K. (2007, April). Community Interventions for Behavioral Change in Type
2 Diabetes. Poster presentation at the 2007 Illinois Public Health Association Annual Conference in
Springfield, Illinois.

Sparbel, K.J.H. (2007, May). Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Testing (CFCT) Decision Making for Women in
Primary Care: The Role of Context. Paper presentation at the International Society of Nurses in Genetics
2007 Conference (ISONG), Bristol, United Kingdom.

Williams, J.K., Pehler, S.R., Sparbel, K., HD Family Research Team. (2007, May). Focus groups and
teens: An exemplar from families with a person with HD. Paper presentation at the International Society of
Nurses in Genetics 2007 Conference (ISONG), Bristol, United Kingdom.

Sparbel, K.J.H. (2008, March). Decision-making Process in Prenatal Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Testing
(CFCT) Decisions in Primary Care. Paper presentation at the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS)
2008 Annual Research Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Sparbel, K.J.H., Pehler, S., Williams, J.K., Tripp-Reimer, T., Paulsen, J.S., McGonigal-Kenney, M.,
Jarmon, L., Nicholson Klimek, M.L. (2008, March). Adaptations and lessons learned in planning and
conducting focus groups with teens in Huntington Disease (HD) families on sensitive topics. Guaranteed
symposium paper presentation at the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) 2008 Annual Research
Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Williams, J.K., Ayers, L., Sparbel, K. (2008, March). Teens Participating in Caring for Parents with
Huntington Disease. Poster presentation at the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) 2008 Annual
Research Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Sparbel, K.J.H. (2008, April). Building Nurse Practitioner Genetic Capacity: Identifying Competencies,
Resources, and Challenges. Electronic poster presentation at the 34th Annual National Organization of
Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sparbel, K.J.H. (2008, November). Clinic influences on Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Testing decision-making:
What women want from their prenatal care providers. Paper presentation at the International Society of
Nurses in Genetics 2008 Conference (ISONG), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sparbel, K.J.H. & Ayres, L. (2009. March). ‘Happily ever after’: Telling the story of Cystic Fibrosis Carrier
Testing (CFCT) decisions during pregnancy. Paper presentation for 2009 MNRS Conference, Minneapolis,
MN.

Williams, J.K., Ayres, L, Specht, J, Sparbel, K., & Klimek, M.L. (2009, September). Teen caregivers of
family members with Huntington disease. Poster presentation for the 2009 World Congress on Huntington
Disease, Vancouver, British Columbia, CA.

Sparbel, K. (2009, October). Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) Perspectives on Genetic Knowledge
Integration into Clinical Practice. Paper presentation at the International Society of Nurses in Genetics 2009
Conference, (ISONG), San Diego, CA.



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Sparbel, K. (2010, May). Grant Writing in Today’s Tough Times. Invited presentation at the Council of
Community Services of the Quad Cities Annual Meeting, Moline, IL.

Sparbel, K. & Driessnack, M. (2010, October). Advance Practice Nurses’ (APN) identified information
needs and available genetic resources: Linkage disequilibrium? Poster presentation at the International
Society of Nurses in Genetics 2010 Conference (ISONG), Dallas, TX.

Sparbel, K. (2010, October). ISONG President’s Address. Invited presentation at the International Society
of Nurses in Genetics 2010 Conference (ISONG), Dallas, TX.

Grants Received

Sparbel, K.J.H. (1995). Development and Distribution of Breast Cancer Educational Kits, Race for the
Cure, Davenport, Iowa, $12,500.

Sparbel, K.J.H. (2003) National Institute of Health Fellowship, NINR Summer Genetics Institute, National
Institute for Nursing Research.

Sparbel, K.J.H. (2004-2006). Contextual Factors in Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Testing. Grant Number 1 F31
NR00916 1-01, NRSA, NINR, NIH, $50,002.

Sparbel, K.J.H. (2007-2008). Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Genetics (T32 NR007110), University of
Iowa, College of Nursing.

Sparbel, K.J.H. (2009). Integration of Genetic Knowledge by Advanced Practice Nurse into Primary Health
Care: Identification of Current Practice, Resource Needs, Facilitators, and Barriers. International Society of
Nurses in Genetics, ISONG Nursing Research Grant Program, $1500.

Research Team Experience
Role: Research Team Member
 R01 NR07970 Janet Williams (PI)                              2001-2005
 NIH/NINR
 Family Health After Predictive HD Testing
 The major goal of this project is to identify health concerns and care needs of family members of asymptomatic
 persons with a positive DNA test in the gene for Huntington Disease. Specific responsibilities in data collection,
 data analysis, interpretation of project results, presentations at professional conferences and writing manuscripts
 for publication.

Role: Research Team Member
HRSA-07-020 CFDA#93 Kimberly Piper (PI)                     2007-2010
HRSA
Screening for Heritable Disorders in Children: Efficacy from a Family/Consumer Perspective
The major goal of this project is to ascertain the family and provider perceptions of newborn screening programs,
and to achieve parent and health care provider participation in newborn screening programs planning,
implementation, and evaluation. Responsibilities are for data collection by individual interviews of health care
provider key informants and interview data analysis. Development of presentations/publications is planned.




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Teaching
Undergraduate Courses

Eastern Iowa Community College
        Maternal Health/Pediatric Concepts                     Fall 1992

UIC
        NUSC 212 Physical Assessment                           Fall 1995
        Administrative Concepts Practicum                      Spring 1996
        NUSC 393 Readings in Evidence- Based Practice*         Fall 2002; Fall 2004
        NUSC 397 Issues in Nursing Practice                    Spring 2003
* Developed Course

UIC Graduate Courses

NUSC 532 Advanced Physical Assessment                          Fall 2000-2001
NUSC 529 Issues of Advanced Practice in Nursing                Spring 2010
NUPH 500 Health Maintenance and Promotion in Primary Care Spring 1998-2002; Spring 2004-2008
NUPH 524 Acute and Chronic Conditions I                        Summer 1998-2002; 2004-2006
NUPH 525 Acute and Chronic Conditions II                       Spring 1999; Fall 1999-Fall 2008
NUPH 528 Culminating Clinical Practicum for Advanced Practice Summer 1999; Spring 2000-2003
NUPH 515 Advanced Nursing Management in Community Based Health Services Fall 2002
NUPH 516 Implementation and Evaluation of Community Based Health Services Spring 2003
NUPH 509 Population Focused Assessment                         Fall 2003-Fall 2004
NUPH 511 Planning and Evaluation in Advanced Practice Nursing Spring 2004
NUPH 461 Individualized Internship                             Fall 2005, Spring 2006
NUPH 539 Health Management in Primary Care I                   Spring 2009-Spring 2010
NUPH 540 Clinical Practice in Primary Care I                   Spring 2009-Spring 2010
NUPH 541 Clinical Practice in Primary Care II                  Summer 2009- Summer 2010
NUPH 542 Health Management in Primary Care II                  Fall 2009
NUPH 548 Practicum in Population-focused Interventions in Primary Care Fall 2009- Fall 2010
NURS 526 Nursing Inquiry I                                     Fall 2010
NURS 550 Evidence Based Practice Nursing                       Fall 2010

UIC Master’s Graduate Student Committees
Student            Master’s Project                                                    Role
Marilyn Dean       The Impact of Acute Confusion and Cognitive Impairment on           Member
                   Home Health Care
Kathleen Versluis  Emergency Department Case Management                                Member
Wendy Escontrias Diabetes Self-Management Education: Evaluation Within a               Member
                   Primary Health Care Setting
Ronda Arnold       Integrated Literature Review on Nurse’s Use of Pain Assessment      Member
                   and Management in the ED setting
Melissa Vorak      Integrated Literature Review on Use of Telemedicine in Heart        Member
                   Failure Patients
John Hawry         Integrated Literature Review of Factors Influencing Initiation of   Member
                   Breast Feeding in African American Women


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Lynn Schweppe        Integrated Literature Review of Community based interventions to    Member
                     Change Behavior of Populations with Diabetes Mellitus
Polly DeBlaey        Complementary and Alternative Medicine Content in Selected          Member
                     Nursing Curricula
Emily Birrer         Postpartum Depression and Impact on Breastfeeding: An               Member
                     Integrated Literature Review
Julia Hull           A Description of Roles & Functions of a NP Hospitalist in a         Member
                     Midwest Community Setting

Activities and Awards
Memberships
Member of International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG), 2002 - Present
Member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Lambda Chapter, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995 to
         present. Gamma Chapter, University of Iowa, 2002 to present.
Member of National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), 2001 to present
Member of Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS), 2001 to present.
Member of Quad Cities Area Advance Practice Nurse/ Physician Assistant Alliance (QCA APN/PA Alliance)
         (formerly the Greater Quad Cities Midlevel Provider Alliance GQCMPA), 2000 to present.
Member American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 1999 - present.
Member of American Public Health Association 2009-2010.
Member of Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners, 1995 to 2000.
Member of Alpha Sigma Nu, Marycrest College, 1974 to 1978.

Awards/ Leadership Activities

Alpha Lambda Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau
Nursing Recognition Award, October 2010

Advanced Practice Education Associates (APEA) 2008 Outstanding Poster Award
34th Annual National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Conference, Louisville, KY,
April 2008.

Distinguished Alumni Award
University of Illinois at Chicago, Quad Cities Regional Program, May 2007

National Institute for Nursing Research
NIH Fellow, NINR Summer Genetics Institute (2003).

International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG)
President 2010-2011
President-Elect 2009-2010
Program Co-Chair 2005 Annual Conference
Essential Genetics and Genomics Competencies for Graduate Nursing Advisory Board 2010

Midwest Nursing Research Society
Genetics Research Section Co-Chair 2008-2009
Genetics Research Section Chair 2009-2010
Abstract Reviewer 2009 MNRS Genetics Guaranteed Symposium

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Seed Dissertation Grant Reviewer 2010

University of Illinois at Chicago
Nursing Service Board Member, 1999- 2007
PMA Department Nomination Committee co-chair, 1999-2005.
UIC College of Nursing Nomination Committee 2002-2004
Undergraduate Admissions Committee 2003-2005
Various Departmental/ FNP Option Committees

QUAD CITY HEALTH INITIATIVE
Lifestyle Taskforce Member – 2002 – present.

QCA APN/PA Alliance (formerly GQCMPA)
Executive Board Member, 2000-2006; 2008-present;
GQCMPA Founding President 2001-2002.
QCA APN/PA Alliance Secretary 2008-2009

Cornerstone
Professional Advisory Board Member 1999 to 2006

March of Dimes
Chairman for VNHS of Scott County March of Dimes Walk America Team, Awarded Best New Team, 1993.

Monroe School
PTA Secretary 1989 - 1990

Illowa Guild for Infant Survival
President 1980 to 1982
Board Member 1980 to 1986

Marycrest College
Alumni Board, 1981 to 1983.
Student Government Association Senator 1975 to 1978.
Class President 1974 to 1975.
Who's Who Among American College Students, 1976-1977, 1977-1978

Walnut High School
Valedictorian, 1974.




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