2022 Nursing Creating the “WOW” Nationally & Internationally-Publications/Grants/Awards

Congratulations to our amazing nurses for their awards, publications, and accepted abstracts for presentation at professional meetings and conferences.

Tell us about your achievements, UCLA Nursing Creating the "WOW"! You will be recognized among your peers and UCLA Health for your professional achievements and strong work in support of research and evidence-based practice in nursing.

  • Did you receive recognition or an award for excellence in research and EBP?
  • Have you published a manuscript or presented at a conference?
  • Did you have an abstract accepted or obtain grant funding for your project/study?  
Presentations Publications Grants

Presentations

Amanda Mckaig BSN, RN, OCN.; Alyssa Ridad BSN, RN, OCN. Nurses’ Perspectives on Compassionate Access to Medical Cannabis. ONS Congress. San Antonio, TX. 04/26/2023. Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center
Tia Wheatley, DNP, RN, AOCNS, BMTCN; Lynn Mayer, MSN, RN-BC; Stesha Selsky, DNP, RN-BC; Ai Jin Lee, MSN, AGCNS-BC, CCRN; Carrie Kim, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS; Audrey Nakamura, PharmD. Improving Return of Patient Own Medications upon Discharge from an Inpatient Oncology Unit. ONS Congress. San Antonio, TX. 4/26/2023. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Meg Furukawa MN, RN-BC, CNS; Yvonne Mugford MSN, RN-BC. Epic Springs to Life: A Nursing Informatics Fellowship. Epic's User Group Meeting (UGM). Verona, WI. 8/22/2022. (Podium) Health System
Lee Galuska, PhD, RN, NE-BC. Joy-Centered Leadership. Podcast on the People Forward Network Gut + Science series. Podcast. 11/10/2022. (Podium) Health System
Anila Ladak, DNP, RN-GERO, GNP-BC, CNS. Implementation of an Innovative Interprofessional Delirium Prevention Program for Hospitalized Older Adults. Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2022 (AAIC®). San Diego, CA. 7/31/2022. (Poster) Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center
Anila Ladak, DNP, RN-GERO, GNP-BC, CNS. Nurse-Led Delirium Prevention Program for Hospitalized Older Adults. ANCC National Magnet Conference and ANCC Pathway to Excellence. Philadelphia, PA. 10/14/2022. (Podium) Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center
Lianna Z. Ansryan, MSN, PHN, GERO-BC, AGCNS-BC; Shavinderpal Sanga MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN. Surviving Your First Year as CNS: Advocate for a Mentor. NACNS National Conference. Portland, OR. 3/8/2023. (Podium)  Health System
Lianna Z. Ansryan, MSN, PHN, GERO-BC, AGCNS-BC; Kathleen M Vollman MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FCNS, FAAN; Marcia S. Cornell DNP, APRN-CNS, RN, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC, CEN, TCRN. Advocating for the Clinical Nurse Specialist: Demonstrating Clinical and Financial Value. NACNS Annual Conference. Portland, OR. 3/8/2023. (Podium)  Health System
Lianna Z. Ansryan, MSN, PHN, GERO-BC, AGCNS-BC. Advocate To Bridge Practice Between Medicine and Psychiatric Mental Health. NACNS Annual Conference. Portland, OR. 3/8/2023. (Podium)  Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Nida Lovatanapongsa MSN CNS CCRN; Rebecca Amrany, BSN, CPN, IBCLC; Tayley Dunivant, BSN, CCRN; Rosalie Garcia, BSN, CCRN; Christine Jiang, BSN, CCRN; Siyung Kim, ADN, CCRN; Michelle Llerenas, MSN, NNP, CCRN; Anahit Sarin-Gulian, MSN, NE-BC; Mae de Vera Reyes, MSN; Christine Mikels, BSN, RNC-NIC. Bundle it! Implementing Best Practice to Prevent Hypothermia in Neonates. NACNS Annual Conference. Portland, OR. 3/8/2023. (Poster) Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Jeannette Meyer, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CCNS, PCCN-K, ACHPN. Palliative Sedation: a Controversial Pathway to Peace. NACNS Annual Conference. Portland, OR. 3/8/2023. (Podium) Health System
Jeannette Meyer, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CCNS, PCCN-K, ACHPN; Mary Lawanson-Nichols, MSN, NP, CCRN, CNS; Jennie Matays, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN, CCNS. An Affiliate Journey to Advocacy through Education, Support and Leadership. NACNS Annual Conference. Portland, OR. 3/8/2023. (Podium) Health System
Grace Sund, MSN, RN, CPNP, CPHON, CNS; Theresa Kirkpatrick, MSN, RN, CPNP, CCRN, CNS. Addressing Behavioral Health in the Pediatric Inpatient Environment - Do You Know What To Do?. NACNS National Conference.Portland, OR. 3/9/2023. (Podium) Health System
Trenton Pusag-Weber, BSN, RN, BMTCN; Nkauj-Iab Xiong, MSHM, RN, BMTCN; Tia Wheatley, DNP, RN, AOCNS, BMTCN; Stephanie Jackson, DNP, RN, AOCNS, BMTCN; Sandra Almoquira-Manalo, MSN, RN; Miriam Gonzalez-Lopez, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, PHN. Collaboration between Oncology Unit and Discharge Lounge: Improving Patient Throughput Workflow. ONS Congress. Anaheim, CA. 4/22/2022. (Poster) Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Rebecca Choi, BSN, RN; Ruth Alvarez Gaspar, BSN, RN; Pamela Minasian, MSN, RN; Sabrina Thomas, BSN, RN; Jennifer Larcher, BSN, RN. Development of an Inpatient Oncology-Specific Sepsis Screening Tool. ONS Congress. Anaheim, CA. 4/22/2022. (Podium) Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center
Shoni Taylor, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Adrienne Creamer, BS, RN; Elizabeth Brillo, BSN, RN. "Unplugged": Exploring the benefits of providing wireless headphones and music streaming services on an acute inpatient psychiatric unit. European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry. Rotterdam, Netherlands.10/7/2022 (Poster) Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Lisette Espana, MAN, PMHRN-BC; Ginalyn Bautista, BSN, RN; Clariza Miranda, MSN, RN; Scott Hill, BS; Justin Evans, BS. Use of Sleep Hygiene in an Acute Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit. American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Annual Conference. Long Beach, CA. 10/19/2022-10/22/20222. (Poster) Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Pauline Andan, BSN, RN-BC. Evidenced-Based Screening and Interventions for Adolescent Self-injurious Behavior. International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses. Virtual. 3/16/2022. (Poster) Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Robert Bencangey, MSN, PMHRN-BC, CEN. Decreasing Inpatient Suicidal Behavior with Suicide Risk Assessment Education Using an Online Platform and Professional Actors. International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses. Virtual. 3/16/2022. (Poster) Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Corbin Bosse, MSN, RN-BC; James Rosser, LCSW, CMT-P. Leveraging Systems and Strategy to Promote Access to Care in a Pandemic. American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference. Long Beach, CA. 10/19/2022-10/22/2022. (Podium) Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Katherine Cashen, DO; Kathleen Meert, MD, FCCM; Ron Reeder, PhD; Robert Berg, MD, MCCM; Kellimarie K. Cooper, BSE; John Wesley Diddle, MD; Kathryn Graham, BA, MLAS; Christopher Horvat, MD; Theresa Kirkpatrick, MSN, CNS; Ryan Morgan, MD, MTR; Vinay Nadkarni, MD, FCCM; Kent Page, Mstat; Qunibi Danna, MD; Heather Wolfe, MD; Andrew yates, MD; Robert Sutton, MD, MSCE, FCCM. Caution for Calcium Use During Pediatric CPR: Do Selected Resuscitation Scenarios Benefit? Research Snapshot Presentation during the 51st Critical Care Congress. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2/7/2022. (Poster) UCLA Health System
Melissa Connor, MPH, BSN, RN; Carina Barrales, MS, CCLS; Kelli Carroll, MS, CCLS; Rodrigo Herrera, BA, LPT; Kate Hurley, MSN, RN, CEN; Erika Lozano, MSN, RN; Shoni Taylor, MSN, RN. Enhancing Emergency Nursing Care of Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder?. Emergency Nursing 2022. Denver, Co. 9/30/2022-10/3/2022. (Poster) UCLA Health System
Lisette Espana, MAN, PMHRN-BC; William Pasok, BSN, RN-BC; Jomar Dela Pena, BSN; Ginalyn Bautista, BSN. Staff Engagement through Empowerment: How the Night Shift Shared Governance Council Thrived during the Pandemic. American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference. Long Beach, CA. 10/19/2022-10/22/2022. (Podium) Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Lisette Espana, MAN, PMHRN-BC; Eleanor N. Tomas-Lagmay MSN-Ed, PMHRN-BC; Leilanie Ayala, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC. Doll Therapy as a Therapeutic Management of Agitation in an Acute Geriatric Psychiatry Unit. American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference. Long Beach, CA. 10/19/2022-10/22/2022. (Podium) Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Phil Florendo, BSN, RN-BC. The Implementation of the DASA: YV Tool in the Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatric Setting. International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses. Virtual. 3/16/2022. (Poster) Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Shelly Frisco, BSN, RN, CCRN, C-ELBW; Lynn D. Mohr, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPN, FCNS. Implementing Infant Driven Feeding in the Level IV NICU: A Doctor of Nursing Practice Pilot Project. Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses Annual Convention. Aurora, Co. 6/25/2022-6/29/2022. (Poster) Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Meg Furukawa, MN, RN-BC, CNS. Making CLABSI Prevention Visible. 2022 ANIA Annual Conference. Hollywood, FL. 4/28/2022. (Poster) UCLA Health System
Era Hawk, BSN, PMHRN-BC; Maria Marquez, BSN, RN; Shoni Taylor, MSN, PMHNP-BC. The Role of Psychiatric Nurses as an Infection Prevention Champion during the Covid-19 Pandemic. International Society of Psychiatric Nurses. Huntington Beach, CA. 3/16/2022-3/19/2022. (Poster) Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Melanie Janson, RN, BSN, CCRN; Trin Hong, RN, MSN. Nurse Led Reduction of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections in a Transplant Surgical ICU. NTI 2022 Conference. Houston, TX. 05/16/2022 -05/18/2022. (Poster) Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Erika Lozano, MSN, RN-BC; Maria Dalesandro, BSN. Holistic Renovation: The Incorporation of a Multi-Purpose Room in an Inpatient Psychiatric Setting. American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference. Long Beach, CA. 10/19/2022-10/22/2022. (Podium) Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Edna Sarino, RN, MSN; Melanie Donovan, RN, BSN; Lorraine Duli, RN, MSN; Jennifer Do, RN, MSN; Susanne Polka, RN, MSN, CNS, CCRN-K. Minimizing CLABSI in a Transplant Surgical ICU with an Online Active Daily Management (ADM) Tool. NTI 2022 Conference. Houston, TX. 05/16/2022 -05/18/2022. (Poster) Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Grace Sund, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPHON; Sharon Doggett, MSN, RN-BC; Christine Haddad, BSN, RN; Nancy Haraguchi, ADN, RN, CPN; Sally Lozano, BSN, RN, CPN; Tracy Reyes Serrano, BA, CCLS. A Safe Space: a Multidisciplinary and Multifaceted Approach to Provide Medical and Emotional Safety to Unaccompanied Migrant Children at Emergency Intake Sites. Society of Pediatric Nurses 32nd Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA. 4/28/2022. (Podium) UCLA Health System
Shoni K. Taylor, MSN, PMHNP-BC, NE-BC; Adrienne Creamer, BSN; Elizabeth Brillo, BSN; Susan Rappaport, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, NE-BC. "Unplugged": Exploring the benefits of providing wireless headphones and music streaming services on an acute inpatient psychiatric unit. American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference. Long Beach, CA. 10/19/2022-10/22/2022. (Podium) Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Shoni K. Taylor, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Erika De Luna, BSN, RN; Noemi Ricci, BSN, RN. Reengaging Frontline Staff in Fall Prevention in Adult Inpatient Psychiatry. American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference. Long Beach, CA. 10/19/2022-10/22/2022. (Poster) Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Shoni K. Taylor, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Era Hawk, BSN, RN-BC; Jacob Merkel, MSN, RN-BC. Creating a DASA Intervention Algorithm. American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference. Long Beach, CA. 10/19/2022-10/22/2022. (Poster) Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Tia Wheatley, DNP, RN, AOCNS, BMTCN. Using Mucoadhesive Hydrogel to Reduce Oral Mucositis during Stem Cell Transplant Conditioning with Total Body Irradiation. ONS Congress. Anaheim, CA. 4/22/2022. (Poster) UCLA Health System
Tia Wheatley, DNP, RN, AOCNS, BMTCN; Stephanie Jackson, DNP, MSN, RN, AOCNS, BMTCN; Emily Shearon, BSN, RN, BMTCN; Sarah Spaulding, BSN, RN, BMTCN. Installing Point-of-Use Shower Filtration on an Inpatient Stem Cell Transplant Unit. ONS Congress. Anaheim, CA. 4/22/2022. (Poster) UCLA Health System

Publications

Fotine Tina Mamais, MSN, RN, GNP, BC-GCNS; Maninder Jasdhaul, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC; Anna Gawlinski, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, ACNP-BC, FAAN; Mary Lawanson-Nichols, MSN, RN, CNS, NP, CCRN; Yuhan Kao, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN; Raquel Branom, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC; Lianna Zaven Ansryan, MSN, CNS, PHN, RN-GERO. The Agile Clinical Nurse Specialist - Navigating the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic. In press. UCLA Health System

Grants

Shelly Frisco BSN, RN, CCRN, C-ELBW. Every Woman, Every Baby’s Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) Small Grant. Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses. {$1,000} Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center