Pulse Points is an informative podcast hosted by Dean Robin Newhouse. Each episode features in-depth discussions on nursing research topics, partnerships and industry news that aim to improve the delivery of health care and benefit local, regional, national and international communites. Episodes air once a month from August to May of each school year. Click here to subscribe.
Episode #14: A Preview of "Hot Flashes? Cool!" Exhibit with Dr. Janet Carpenter for World Menopause Month
IUSON Associate Dean for Research and Distinguished Professor Dr. Janet Carpenter, PhD, RN, FAAN, joins Pulse Points for World Menopause Month to discuss how she is incorporating her program of research into her new exhibit, "Hot Flashes? Cool!" Dr. Carpenter helps define what menopause is, her inspiration and process behind creating the exhibit, what the components of the exhibit will be and what people can expect to learn from it.
Episode #13: Studying the Physical and Psychological Effects of Qigong Exercise
In honor of Healthy Aging Month, this month's episode features Associate Professor Dr. Yvonne Lu of IU School of Nursing, IUPUI and Assistant Professor Dr. Pei-Shiun Chang of IU School of Nursing, Bloomington. The two professors discuss plans for their upcoming research study titled, “Physical and Psychological Effects of Qigong Exercise in Community-Dwelling Older African-Americans” and why they decided to partner for the project.
Episode #12: Researching Weight Management and Obesity Prevention in Pregnant Women
Associate Professor Carol Shieh, DNSc, MPH, RNC-OB, FAAN, joins the podcast to share her current study on weight management and obesity prevention in pregnant women. Dr. Shieh discusses the risk factors of excessive weight gain and risks to mother and child during pregnancy, why she chose this topic to study and what she has learned from her research so far.
Episode #11: A Conversation with Dr. Michelle Janney on IU Health's Academic-Clinical Partnership with IU School of Nursing
Following the celebration of National Nurses Week, Dean Newhouse sits down with IU Health Chief Nurse Executive Dr. Michelle Janney, PhD, RN for the last episode of the 2017-2018 season. Their discussion centers around the academic-clinical partnership between IU School of Nursing and IU Health called "Inclusive Inquiry with Impact" that focuses on the goals and benefits of using evidence-based practice and research to improve the nursing practice of patient care and clinical outcomes.
Episode #10: Defining Cancer Control Research and the Work of the Indiana University School of Nursing Champion Center for Cancer Control Research Month
April is Cancer Control Month and Dean Newhouse is joined by Distinguished Professor Dr. Victoria Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN, who is a leading figure in the field of cancer control research. Dr. Champion discusses what cancer control research is, how technology has changed it and her work with interdisciplinary research training. In addition, she shares the current and future goals of the Indiana University School of Nursing Champion Center for Cancer Control Research ahead of its two-year anniversary.
Episode #9: Bringing Awareness to the Importance of Colon Cancer Screenings and How to Reduce Your Risk for National Colon Month
Dr. Susan Rawl, PhD, RN, FAAN, helps us recognize National Colon Cancer Awareness Month with an honest discussion about the types of colon cancer, how to reduce risk of contracting the disease and why it's so important to start screening early. Dr. Rawl also talks about her team's Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute-funded study that focuses on technological intervention methods related to colorectal cancer screenings.
Episode #8: Knowing the Signs of Heart Failure, How to Prevent the Disease and Studying the Effects of Cognitive Training on Memory of Patients with Heart Failure
In recognition of American Heart Month, IU School of Nursing Professor and Director of the Center for Enhancing Quality of Life in Chronic Illness Dr. Susan Pressler, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, joins the podcast to discuss the causes, risk factors and best prevention and wellness practices related to heart disease. As a cardiovascular researcher, she shares her information on her current study on how coginitive training can improve memory in patients with heart failure.
Episode #7: Critical Health Information on Birth Defect Types, Causes and Prevention Methods for National Birth Defect Prevention Month and Importance of Folic Acid Intake
In honor of National Birth Defect Prevention Month, Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Meg Moorman, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, discusses the aspects of birth defects including different types, causes, prevention methods, screening tests and best questions to ask your doctor or nurse practitioner. Dr. Moorman also shares the importance of taking folic acid during pregnancy and what foods folic acid is found in.
Episode #6: Population Trends in HIV/AIDS Infections and the Need to Include Adolescents in Biomedical Prevention Trials for International AIDS Awareness Month
Assistant Professor Dr. Amy Knopf, PhD, MPH, RN, joins Dean Newhouse during International AIDS Awareness Month to discuss population trends in terms of HIV/AIDS infections, the effect of the disease on marginalized populations and why she feels it's crucial to focus on enrolling adolescents and young adults in biomedical prevention trials. Dr. Knopf details her research into the legal complexities, ethical considerations and the effects of including young people in these trials.
Episode #5: Studying Patients' Decision-Making Processes for Lung Cancer Screenings for National Lung Cancer Awareness Month
For National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Lisa Carter-Harris, PhD, APRN, ANP-C, joins Dean Newhouse to discuss her work on patients' decision to screen for lung cancer, the creation and testing of a conceptual model to understand patient perspectives with respect to screenings, analysis of the impact of disparities on the decision-making processes and the development of "LungTalk," a support tool that educates patients about lung cancer risks, symptoms and treatments.
Episode #4: Understanding the Cycle of Violence and the Recovery Process for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
As we observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month throughout October, we are reminded of the types of violence that can occur between partners and what can be done to help stop the cycle. Dr. Claire Draucker, PhD, RN, APRN, FAAN, sits down with Dean Newhouse to:
- help define terms;
- analyze recent data collected of an Indianapolis-based study;
- and share a number of resources for those experiencing physical or emotional violence by a partner.
Dr. Draucker also expands on her important work that focuses on the recovery of victims of childhood sexual abuse. We hope you will tune in to this important episode of Pulse Points.
Episode #3: Doctoral Research of Hispanic Adolescents for National Hispanic Heritage Month
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, PhD Candidate Allison McCord talks about her work with Hispanic adolescents dealing with depression and her experience in the doctoral program.
Episode #2: Big Data Research Improving Patient-Centered Studies
Dr. Wendy Miller shares with Dean Newhouse the process of collecting large data sets in her work with self management of patients with epilepsy.
Episode #1: IU School of Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners
Dean Robin Newhouse and Dr. Ukamaka Oruche, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, discuss how IU School of Nursing is helping to address the mental health provider crisis in Indiana.