Urinary-tract Infections/Inter-professional education using simulation

Project Description

I have many research interests but my primary lines are urinary tract infections in long-term care residents/antibiotic stewardship and inter-professional education and communication using simulation. Since coming to the University in 2014 I have published many papers, have multiple under review and have traveled extensively to present nationally. I have collected data for upcoming papers, and am involved in several funded and unfunded projects. 

My specialty as a nurse practitioner is in geriatrics, specifically long-term care residents. I have a special interest in accurate assessment, diagnosis, treatment, as well as appropriate antibiotic use in this population and beyond. I created a multifaceted program to reduce inappropriate treatments called the Cooper UTI Program (or CUTIP). The process was created and implemented when I was a graduate student in Ann Arbor. Since publication and speaking nationally on the topic, I have began to disseminate the program. 

I am involved with 2 federal HRSA grants and one internally funded (M-cube) project. 

Work Description

The work that my current and former GSRAs have invested in my projects have significantly improved my ability to do research and publish. Some of the upcoming research (data collected or not) includes cognitive awareness and the ability to assess for urinary tract infection (UTI), as well as UTI diagnosis in long-term care (LTC) residents transferred to the emergency department. I am currently working with colleagues at the Flint and Ann Arbor campuses to collect and publish this data. 

I am a nurse practitioner, and staying clinically relevant in my teaching and scholarship are important to me. I practice in a LTC facility one day weekly. I have had my GSRA collect data at my site because he lived nearby. This is not mandatory although.

Having a GSRA has improved my scholarship productivity exponentially. The time saved has allowed me to publish in other areas outside of my primary research line. I have published in student success factors, improving NP roles in rural health, and interprofessional education. 

I am extremely flexible with hours. I allow you to keep track of your time. I try my best to allow for ample time to complete research tasks. I have been a graduate student myself, twice, and understand the balance of demands. 

 

Requirements Description

It would be nice to have a GRSA that has experience with literature review and manuscripts. My last GSRA had experience in long-term care which was extremely helpful. This is not necessary but someone who is clinically astute is helpful. 

Work Schedule

I teach online and work from home more than from campus. I often work very early and very late. I can be flexible. I only require you to work the mandated weekly hours to fulfill the job description. 

Additional Notes

Hello GSRA candidate!

I want to tell you a little about myself so that you can determine if we might be a good fit. I have many research interests, but my primary lines are urinary tract infections in long-term care residents/antibiotic stewardship and inter-professional education and communication using simulation. Since coming to the University in 2014 I have published many papers, have multiple under review, and have traveled extensively to present nationally. I have collected data for upcoming papers, and am involved in several funded and unfunded projects. 

As a nurse practitioner in geriatrics, specifically long-term care residents, I see patients and work on quality improvement programs in the facility. I created a multifaceted program to reduce inappropriate treatments called the Cooper UTI Program (or CUTIP) which aims to accurately assess, diagnose and treat LTC residents suspected of UTI. I have also been involved with interprofessional simulations with our online and face-to-face students. I am very passionate about student learning.

I am involved with 2 federal HRSA grants and one internally funded (M-cube) project. 

I ask students to help me in a variety of ways. You will grow and learn while working with me.  You may do literature reviews, data collection, meet with statisticians, create charts and documents, edit manuscripts, code data, etc. You will gain a lot of vaulable experience while working with me that will improve your experience at U of M-Flint. 

I teach online and am on campus about 4-8 times monthly. Working from home is fine. I can be flexible with times. I usually like to meet in person 1-2 times a year but can be flexible. The rest of the communication is via email or phone. I hope you will join me on this awesome research adventure!

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Job Detail
Job Opening ID
171019
Department
Nursing (School of)
Semester[s]
Fall 2019 and Winter 2020
Work could be done by someone not coming to campus (e.g., online or non-local student)
Yes
What majors can apply?
  • Anesthesia (DNAP)
  • Health Care Management (MS)
  • Nursing (MSN/DNP/Certificate)
  • Physical Therapy (entry-level DPT)
  • Physical Therapy (post-professional DPT/Ph.D.)
  • Public Health (MPH)
Faculty Sponsor
Faculty Name
Denise Cooper
Department
Nursing (School of)
Email
deniser@umflint.edu
Phone
(810)343-1319
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