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Faculty Members Present at the 2023 SNRS Conference

March 8, 2023


The 2023 Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) Conference was held from March 1-3 in Orlando, Florida where some of our faculty members showcased their groundbreaking studies and their expertise in various fields of research. The research topics presented by our esteemed faculty included health care interventions for veterans, machine learning and mortality of COVID-19 patients and wearable sensors to alert for heart failure congestion. View the list of presentations below.




  • Brown, R .,  Chiang-Hanisko, L., Hain, D .  Concurrent session A.  “Enriching Methodological Rigor with Reflexivity.” 
  • Pratt, B. Krause-Parello, C., Liehr, P.  Podium Presentation. Concurrent session A2.  “Feasibility of a Digital Story Intervention to Affect Social Isolation During COVID-19 for Military Veterans Sharing Stories About their Hero-Dogs.”
  • Duncan, Vanessa. “Developing A Caring Model to guide testing of a caring practice approach.” (Poster presentation in Grand E.)
  • George, S., Martinez, L.  “A machine learning model for predicting ICU Admission, Mechanical Ventilation, and Mortality of COVID 19 patients in South Florida.”
  • Leavitt, M. A.  Poster Discussion Session.  “Pilot Validation of a Flexible Wearable Belt with Integrated Sensors to Alert for Heart Failure Congestion: A Collaboration between Nursing and Engineering”
  • Gengo Silva Butcher, R. C. (first author). Poster Discussion Session.  “Complex Intervention to Reduce Anxiety in Individuals Undergoing Cardiac Catheterization: Feasibility Study”
  • Brown, R., Chiang-Hanisko, L., Hain, D.  Podium-style Poster.  “Focused Ethnography: Demonstrating Methodological Rigor”
  • Suriaga, A.  Symposium presentation.  Session D1. “Collaborating with the local community to disseminate findings of substance-related mortality among the college-aged population in Florida.”
  • Chiang-Hanisko, L., Liehr, P., Stevens, J., Force, E.  Concurrent session D.  “Academic-Community Partnership to Understand Ongoing COVID Impact on Well-Being for Older Adults in Continuing Care Community.” 
  • Bai, J., Brooks, K., Garcia, T., Koszalinski, R., Pickett, S., and Smith, L. Panel discussion: Leadership academy overview.
  • Tappen, R. SNRS Grant Writing Skills Session.