February 2013

Laura G. Leahy, MSN, PMH-CNS/FNP Discusses New Genetic Test
Laura Leahy, MSN, PMH-CNS/FNP discussed the possibilities of the Genecept Assay test, which uses a patient’s saliva to look for genetic biomarkers associated with depression, in an online article for Ivanhoe Medical Breathroughs. (http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=30767)
  Tracey Linegar Taylor, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC Contributor to Defense Centers of Excellence Article: Resilient Marriage Equals Strong Marriage
Tracey Linegar Taylor, a retired Army nurse corps officer, contributed a Defense Centers of Excellence article posted online on February 21st. She is a contractor with Deployment Health Clinical Center, a Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury center. (http://www.dcoe.health.mil/blog/13-02-21/Resilient_Marriage_Equals_Strong_Marriage.aspx)
  Linda Denise Oakley, PhD, RN featured in University of Wisconsin News: Nursing heeds the call for psychiatric health care
Oakley is leading the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing’s launch of its Post Graduate Psychiatric Nursing Capstone Certificate Program. (http://www.news.wisc.edu/21501)
Liz Poster, PhD, RN, FAAN Will Step Down as Dean of the University of Texas School of Nursing and Return to her Faculty Position
Poster has served as Dean since 1995 and has received national recognition for developing an academic nursing program that successfully merges traditional, campus-based and online degree programs. (http://www.cisionwire.com/university-of-texas-at-arlington/r/ut-arlington-nursing-dean-to-step-down--return-to-teaching,c9363355)
OpEds by Mona Shattell, PhD, RN Posted by The OpEd Project on PBS.org and Huffington Post's Healthy Living Blog
Families and the debate on mental health was posted on pbs.org on January 25th. (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/opinion/families-and-the-debate-on-mental-health/16125/) Better Nurse-to-Patient Ratios a Must for Psychiatric Hospitals was posted on the Healthy Living blog on February 15th. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mona-shattell/nurse-patient-ratios_b_2686703.html) Mona Shattell, PhD, RN is a Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project and a professor of nursing at DePaul University in Chicago.
Nancy Valentine, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, FNAP Appointed to the Chamberlain College of Nursing Board of Trustees
Chamberlain College of Nursing announced the appointment of five leaders, including Nancy Valentine, to its board of trustees. The board is the institutional governing body for Chamberlain, overseeing academic, operational and financial policies. (http://www.chamberlain.edu/about-nursing/nursing-news/news-releases/2013/01/14/chamberlain-college-of-nursing-appoints-five-members-to-board-of-trustees-january-14-2013)
Barbara Warren, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN Contributor to Guest Column in Issue 12 of the SAMHSA Recovery to Practice E-Newsletter
This issue's guest column, Decision Making and Behavioral Health Medication, was written by Laurie Curtis; Ronald Diamond, M.D.; Stuart Gitlow, M.D., MPH, MBA; and Barbara Warren, Ph.D., RN, CNS–BC. (http://www.dsgonline.com/rtp/enews/2013/2013_01_24/enews_2013_01_24.html)

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