November 2015

  Patricia Allen writes about pharmacogenetics for US News and World Report. Allen explores the link between genetics and reactions to medications.
Angela F. Amar and L. Kathleen Sekula publish book. Amar and Sekula's work, A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing: Incorporating Forensic Principles Into Nursing Practice, is a practical, evidence-based guide to help nurses understand and apply forensic nursing science in their practices.
  Sarah Carpenter develops tool to help identify psychiatric inpatients at risk for readmission. Carpenter presented her findings in a poster at the APNA 29th Annual Conference.
  Daryl Anne Cummings explores use of a multifaceted intervention to reduce elopements. Cummings' system successfully reduced elopement, and she presented her research in a poster at the APNA Annual Conference.
Berthilde Dufrene profiled by the County Times in Unsung Heroes. Dufrene has been chief nursing officer for all New York State Mental Health Services for 17 years. She uses her position to speak out against discrimination.
  Paul J. Edick implements positive psychology techniques to reduce staff burnout. Edick presented his work to reduce burnout in his colleagues at the APNA 29th Annual Conference.
Angela McNelis appointed to the Indiana Mental Health and Addiction Services Development Program Board. McNelis was appointed by Gov. Mike Pence to the board, which oversees a loan-repayment program for eligible mental health professionals.
R. John Repique R. John Repique interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer about Philadelphia smoking ban at psychiatric hospitals. Repique is quoted in the article, which explores the benefits and potential risks of the ban.
Angela Thomas honored by the March of Dimes - Minnesota. Thomas was named the 2015 Nurse of the Year - Mental Health for Minnesota.
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