Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care Open Journal

Editorial Board


Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care - Open Journal


               Editor-in-Chief

Michael Silbermann, PhD

Executive Director
Middle East Cancer Consortium
P.O. Box 7495
Haifa 31074, Israel


Professor Michael Silbermann (D.M.D) PhD and certified specialist in oral and maxilla-facial surgery served for over 20 years as the Head of the Laboratory for Musculoskeletal Research.
He then served as the Chairman of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine; Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Technion; Chief Scientist, Ministry of Health; Chairman of the Board of Governors, the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation; Member of the Committee for the Promotion of Infrastructure in Biomedical Research, Ministry of Science, State of Israel; Member of the Foulkes Foundation (United Kingdom) Committee for Doctoral Fellowships; The Isreal Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Member of the National Committee for Ethics in Science and Intellectual Property, Israel; Executive Director, the Middle East Cancer Consortium since its establishment in 1996; First Representative of the State of Israel in the European Commission in the Program Committee of Bio-Medical Research; EU, Brussels; Chairman, National Committee for Examining Academic Specialty Training in Health, Social and Education Professionals, The Council for Higher Education, State of Israel; Excellence in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, The Finnish Academy of Sciences, Helsinki, Finland.


               Associate Editors

Nathania Bush, DNP, APRN, BC

Associate Professor of Nursing
Department of Nursing
Morehead State University
150 University Blvd
Morehead, KY 40351, USA


EDUCATION

• 2012: Chatham University, Doctorate of Nursing Practice
• 2005: Rutgers University, Post Graduate Certificate
Major: Nursing Education and Curriculum Development
• 2002: Eastern Kentucky University, Master of Science in Nursing
Major: Community Health Nursing
• 2001: Eastern Kentucky University, Bachelors of Science
Major: Nursing
• 1996: Eastern Kentucky University, Associate Degree
Major: Nursing


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

• (August 2004-present): Associate Professor of Nursing, Morehead State University
• August 2003-2009): Clinical Nurse Specialist, Staff Development Educator (PRN), Clark Regional Medical Center
• (May 2002-October 2002): Nursing Instructor, Lexington Community College


WORK EXPERIENCE

• (August 2003-2009): Clinical Nurse Coordinator (PRN), Clark Regional Medical Center
• (June 1998-2009): ICU/CCU Staff Nurse (PRN), Clark Regional Medical Center
• (June 1998-2009): Transitional Care Nurse (PRN), Clark Regional Medical Center
• (October 2001-June 2002): Telemetry/Medical Surgical Staff Nurse, St. Joseph Medical Center
• (May 2001-September 2004): Hospice Nurse , Hospice East
• (April 1996-July 1998): Medical/Surgical Staff Nurse, Clark Regional Medical Center

Karis Kin‐Fong Cheng, RN, PhD, FHKAN

Professor
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
Level 2, Clinical Research Centre, Block MD11
10 Medical Drive 117597
Singapore


Dr. Karis Cheng is a Professor of the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at the National University of Singapore in Singapore. She is an Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Hull in United Kingdom. She has been active in various academic and professional associations and international organizations in the capacity of board of director and committee chair/member. Her research interests include symptom epidemiology and management, and supportive/transitional cancer care, and instrument development and validation.

John Weru, MB CHB, MPC

Palliative Care Physician
Aga Khan University
P.O. Box 4614-00200, Nairobi, Kenya


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

• First Palliative Medicine Specialist in Kenya recognized by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board—Year 2014
• Masters in Palliative Care, Msc(to graduate November 2014) University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
• Global Leadership in Palliative Care Diploma (2011) Institute of Palliative Medicine, San Diego Hospice, California USA
• Higher Diploma in Education in Palliative Care (2007) Oxford- Brookes University, Oxford, UK
• Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery –MBCHB (2000) University of Nairobi, Kenya
• Secondary Education (1992), Grade A Kagumo High School, Nyeri, Kenya


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN PALLIATIVE CARE

• Currently I’m working as the palliative care physician at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi Kenya


PREVIOUS POSTS HELD


• Medical Director-Thika Hospice(2010 –2012)
• Palliative Care consultant-KICOSHEP (2010-2012)
• Palliative Care Doctor- Cancer Care Kenya (2010-2011)
• Senior Medical Officer-Nairobi Hospice (2007—2010)
• Volunteer Medical Doctor-Nyahururu Hospice(2002- 2007)
• Senior Medical Officer- Nhyahururu District Hospital (2002-2007)
• Medical Internship—Armed Forces Memorial Hospital, Nairobi


               Editors


Egidio G. Del Fabbro, MD

Director of Palliative Care Program
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care
Virginia Commonwealth University
1101 East Marshall Street
Box 980230 Sanger Hall 6030 Richmond
VA 23298-0230, USA


Egidio Del Fabbro, MD, is the Program Director of Palliative Care at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center. Dr. Del also serves as an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine within the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care of the Department of Internal Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters related to Palliative Care. He has received funding from the American Cancer Society to explore the effect of testosterone replacement in male patients with advanced cancer. He is also Editor of the Oxford University textbook Nutrition and the Cancer Patient.
Dr. Del Fabbro received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1990. In 1998, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis.
He completed a fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation and was director of the Cachexia clinic at MD Anderson from 2005 to 2012.

Joaquín T. Limonero, PhD

Professor
Vice-dean of postgraduate studies
Stress and Health Research Group
Unitat de Psicologia Bàsica
Facultat de Psicologia, Carrer de la Fortuna, Edifici B, Despatx B5-145
Campus de la UAB, 08193 Bellaterra
(Cerdanyola del Vallès), Barcelona, Spain


Dr. Joaquin T. Limonero, Ph.D. is a Professor of Health Education and Palliative Care in Faculty of Psychology at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.
He is member of different societies (Spanish Society of Palliative Care, Catalano-Balear Society of Palliative Care (ex vocal member); International Society of Emotional Intelligence and Spanish Society of Study Anxiety and Stress (Vocal member).
Investigates and collaborate with leading Spanish palliative care units and with the Qualy Observatory / WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Palliative Care Programmes (Institut Catala dOncologia, Spain).
He has published national and international peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters, and is reviewer of different journals of palliative care and others than cover different psychology topics

Deborah Mazhindu, DPhil, BA (Hons) RNT, DPSN, ENB 998, RN, EN

Reader in Clinical Practice Innovation
Faculty of Society & Health
Buckinghamshire New University & Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
106 Oxford Road, Uxbridge
Middlesex UB8 1NA, UK


Dr. Mazhindu is Reader in Clinical Practice Innovation at Buckinghamshire New University, Faculty of Society & Health & Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Dr. Mazhindu is a nurse, an academic leader, teacher and researcher. Debbie is registered with the United Kingdom Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified General Nurse, (Adult) levels 1 & 2, as a Registered Practice Educator and a Registered Nurse Tutor. Dr. Mazhindu has over sixteen years clinical experience in: Intensive Therapy and Coronary Care, Accident & Emergency, Medical and Surgical and Care of Older People. Debbie is Consultant Editor for Nursing Management: RCN Publishing responsible for quality and content and is Deputy Director of The Institute of Research in Nursing (IRN) at Bucks New University: http://bucks.ac.uk/research/research_institutes/irn/
Dr. Mazhindu is co-author of Scott I. & Mazhindu D. (2014) Second Edition, Statistics for Health Care Professionals: An introduction published by Sage, London; (First published in 2005) and has over 22 years experience, teaching, researching and working in Senior Management and strategic levels, within six different universities in the UK and abroad. Debbies teaching experience includes: Programme Leadership and Senior Management roles that extends across nursing, midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), and across multi-professional boundaries including undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral level. Debbie has supervised successfully and externally examined PhD students, and Professional Doctorate (PD) students. Debbie has Professional Doctorate Programme Director experience and Programme Directorship for MA & MSc students with a wide range of national and international Doctoral, M level and 1st Degree students. Debbies special research interests are in End of Life Care for Older People with Dementia, Care of Vulnerable Older Adults, especially Dignity in Care for Older People with Dementia and their Families, Emotional labour in Service Delivery, Ethics and Professional Issues. Debbie has special interest in Critical Hermeneutics (Habermas) and her research skills are in Qualitative Methods, especially co-participatory, emancipatory Action Research, Social Constructionism and Glasarian Grounded Theory.

Joanne Reid, PhD

Lecturer in Cancer Nursing
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Queens University Belfast
Room 06.312, Medical Biology Centre
Block 97, Health Sciences
97 Lisburn Road
Belfast BT9 7BL, UK


Dr. Reid, is a Palliative care researcher has been the Principal investigator on projects which include qualitative studies with patients who have advanced cancer and cachexia and their lay and professional carers, two systematic literature reviews of cachexia, one of which is a Cochrane review, and an RCT of a psycho-educational intervention for cachexia management which is currently in progress.

Shobha S. Rao, MD

Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Associate Professor
Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Medical School
6431 Fannin , MSB 5.120
Houston, TX 77030, USA


Dr. Shobha Rao is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She graduated from the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University Of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She completed Geriatric Medicine Fellowship from University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. She is board certified in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Dr. Rao is the Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. She has published several evidence based reviews in peer reviewed journals. Medical students and the residents have honored her with several teaching awards during her tenure as academic physician. She is also the recipient of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians teaching and excellence award in 2009, and the Deans teaching excellence award at University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston in 2014.

Cecile N. Yancu, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology
Behavioral Sciences & Social Work
Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
309 Coltrane
Winston-Salem, NC 27110, USA


EDUCATION/TRAINING

Hunter College, City University of New York B.A. 1992 Sociology/Urban Studies
Columbia University of the City of New York M.A. 1995 Sociology
Columbia University of the City of New York M.Phil. 1997 Sociology
Columbia University of the City of New York Ph.D. 2002 SocioMedical Sciences


POSITIONS AND HONORS

1995-1996 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, NY, NY.
1995-2003 Graduate Research Assistant, Columbia University of the City of New York, NY, NY.
2001-2003 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University School of Medicine, NY, NY.
2003-2004 Assistant Research Scientist, Columbia University School of Medicine, Stroud Center for Study of Quality of Life, NY, NY.
2004-2011 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC
2005-2007 Sociology Program Coordinator, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC
2011-Pres. Associate Professor of Sociology, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC

Kavita V. Dharmarajan, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology and Palliative Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical Center
1184 Fifth Ave, Box 1236
New York, NY 10029, USA


Dr. Dharmarajan is a board-certified radiation oncologist with specialized expertise in radiotherapy for palliation in advanced cancer. Dr. Dharmarajan received her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Master of Science degree in social health policy from the London School of Economics. She completed her internship in pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children followed by her residency in radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Dharmarajan has published several peer-reviewed articles and conducted an Institutional Review Board-approved prospective research study examining patient decision-making in advanced cancer patients considering palliative radiotherapy. Her research has been funded by an award from the American Medical Association Foundation Seed Grant Award. Dr. Dharmarajan has presented her findings at national meetings and has received several awards for her work including the Research and Education Foundation Award for Outstanding ASTRO Presentation from the American Association of Women Radiologists, an ASTRO Scientific Abstract Award, and the RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award.

Antonio Rozzi, MD

Oncologist
Medical Oncology Unit
Istituto Neurotraumatologico Italiano Grottaferrata (Rome)
Italy


1998: Graduated cum Laude in 1998 at University of Rome “ Sapienza”. From November 1998 to November 2002: fellowship training in Medical Oncology at Experimental Medicine Department of University of Rome “Sapienza”. November 2002: Graduated cum Laude in Medical Oncology (II° School of Clinical Oncology of University of Rome “Sapienza”). From 1998 to 2002 actively involved in a regional home-care programme for terminally-ill cancer patients. From 2002 consultant oncologist at Clinical Oncology Unit of Istituto Neurotraumatologico Italiano of Grottaferrata (Rome). From 2010 this unit was chosen by European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) as designated center of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care. Author or Co-author of 23 articles published in national and international medical journals. Author or Co-author of 47 abstracts presented at national and international conferences.

Jennifer S Needle, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Division of Critical Care
Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota
East Building, MB 532
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA


EDUCATION

• (1995-2000): Doctor of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
• (1998-1999): Master in Public Health in Epidemiology, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia
• (1991-1994): Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Political Science, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri


POST GRADUATE TRAINING

Fellowship in Biomedical Ethics 2009-2011

• Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon


Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care 2004-2007

• Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital
• Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio


Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 2000-2004

• University Hospitals of Cleveland/ Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital
• Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT

• Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 2013
• Assistant Professor of Bioethics, University of Minnesota, 2013
• Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University, 2007-2013


STAFF APPOINTMENTS

University of Minnesota: (2013-present)

• Pediatric Intensivist
• University of Minnesota Childrens Hospital
• Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


Oregon Health & Science University: (2007-2013)

• Pediatric Intensivist and Transport Physician
• Doernbecher Childrens Hospital
• Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


Telemedicine Consultant: (2007-2013)

• Adventist Medical Center (Portland, OR)
• Bay Area Hospital (Coos Bay, OR)
• Columbia Memorial Medical Center (Astoria, OR)
• Mid-Columbia Medical Center (The Dalles, OR)
• Rogue Valley Medical Center (Medford, OR)
• Sacred Heart Medical Center (Eugene, OR)
• Mercy Medical Center (Roseburg, OR)
• Willamette Valley Medical Center (McMinnville, OR)
• Salem Hospital (Salem, OR)

Kimon Volikas, MD, PhD

Professor of Geriatrics
St. Georges University of London Medical School in the University of Nicosia
39 Thrakis, 2 Queen Sophias Square, 17122 Nea Smyrni, Athens, Greece


EDUCATION

• Post Doctoral Residency in Gerontology and Geriatrics Gerontology and Geriatrics Department G. D Annuzio University of Chieti Pescara Italy (1995)
• PhD entitled .Index of mycobacterial contamination in young ages in Greece, Faculty of Medicine National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Supervisor Professor D. Trichopoulos (1993)
• Residency in Internal Medicine, 251 Hellenic Air Force General Hospital Athens (1980-1981, 1985-1988) No. License 227517, 15/11/88
• Bachelor in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1980)

John Y. Song, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Center for Bioethics
N504 Boynton
410 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Dr. John Song is an Associate Professor, and Director of Graduate Studies in the Center for Bioethics; and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in English and a Masters degree in teaching from Brown University, his MD from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He has completed a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Greenwall Fellowship in Ethics and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities.
His current clinical activities for the Department of Medicine include inpatient attending. He is also the founder of the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, an interprofessional, volunteer clinic serving homeless, uninsured, and undocumented individuals with the dual mission of community service and professional education. Dr. Song is the Director of Medical Ethics Education and teaches bioethics in the Medical School and develops programs for students and residents.

Gudrun Marie Ilse Kreye, MD

Program Director Palliative Care
Department of Internal Medicine II
University Hospital Krems
Austria


EDUCATION

• July 2012: Certification Hemato-oncologist
• 30.1.2008: Habilitationskolloquium for Oncology, Privatdozentin
• April 2007: Final Board Exam for Internal Medicine
• 21.2.1998: Dr. Medicinae Universae (MD)
• 1991-1998: Study of Medicine at the University of Vienna Medical School
• 1982-1991: Neusprachliches Gymnasium der Höheren Internatsschule des Bundes, Boerhaavegasse, Vienna 3
• 1979-1982: Primary School, Vienna


EXPERIENCE

• (1/2014- Present): Program director palliative Care, Dept. of Internal Medicine II, University Hospital Krems, NÖ, Austria
• (4/2004-4/2005): Post-doc fellow at the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics of Female Reproductive Cancer, Prof. Ie Ming Shih, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA
• (3/2002-3/2004): Physician in training at the Center for Oncology and Hematology at the Department of Internal Medicine I, Wilhelminenspital
• (10/1999-2/2002): Hertha Firnberg-Post-Research Fellowship of the Austrian Science Fond
• (3/1998-9/1999): Physician in training at the Uuniversity Hospital of Vienna/Department for Oncology
• (1990 and 1991): Auxiliary nurse in the Altenheim der Caritas Socialis, Vienna
• (1992): Auxiliary nurse in the „Herz-Jesu Hospital, Vienna

Joseph Shiu Kwong Kwan, MB ChB, MPhil, MD, FRCP

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Geriatric Medicine
University of Hong Kong
102 Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong


Dr. Joseph is a UK-trained Geriatrician. After gradating from Bristol Medical School in 1994, he went on to qualify from 4 other Universities including MPhil from Southampton University, MD from Edinburgh University, and Clinical Neurology from UCL. He was a Consultant Geriatrician for 8 years in the UK before returning to HKU as the Clinical

Associate Professor at the HKU. He also works as a Consultant at Queen Mary Hospital and Grantham Hospital. His academic research focuses on improving the lives of older people, including physical, cognitive and psychosocial independence, and a good quality of life. His current research portfolio concentrates on two main themes: a) aging brain from stroke and dementia; and b) aging muscle its impact on frailty and function. He is a strong advocate for ethical and humanistic care for the old and vulnerable people in the Society, and his motto is Happy Aging, Healthy Aging.

Evaon C. Wong-Kim, MSW, MPH, LCSW, PhD

Chair and Professor
Department of Social Work
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542, USA


Dr. Wong-Kim is Chair and Professor of the Department of Social Work, California State University at East Bay. Dr. Wong-Kim has been a well recognized advocate and researcher for minority and low-income cancer patients, especially the Asian immigrant and Pacific Islander population. She published research papers on issues relating to survivorship, community attitude towards cancer and quality of life confronting immigrant Chinese cancer patients. She also presented numerous papers at national and international conferences relating to cancer and psychosocial issues. Dr. Wong-Kim is a founding board member of the Intercultural Cancer Council, a national advocacy organization for improving the cancer mortality rate of the underserved populations. She served as a member of the Minority Women’s Health Panel of Experts, Office of Women’s Health. She was the President of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate and served as the first Chair of the Asian and Pacific Islander National Advisory Council for the National Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She was also named Community Director of the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training project in Hawaii and served as board member of the American Cancer Society in Hawaii. Dr. Wong-Kim is appointed as Assessment Panel Member of the Social Workers Registration Board in Hong Kong.

Anthony Paul O Brien, RN, PhD

Associate Professor
Clinical Lead, HNE Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre
Hunter New England (HNE)/Newcastle University
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Medicine
James Fletcher Campus, Watt Street
Gate Cottage (Building six), NSW, 2300, Australia


Dr. O Brien is a Registered Nurse (mental health and general nursing) with extensive clinical experience in mental health community case management, acute mental health intake assessment and aged care. Dr. Brien has held clinical roles as a Registered Nurse at Peninsula Health CLIPS (Crisis Liaison Inpatient Psychiatric Service) Victoria (2010-11), Honorary Mental Health Nurse (National University Hospital) Singapore 2006-2008, RN8 case management (North Coast Area Health Service) Kempsey 2009) and Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) Mental Health (Port Macquarie, NSW) Mayne Health. As an academic, Associate Professor O Brien has provided curriculum consultation to nursing groups in Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Brunei and Singapore; including curriculum review and development workshops. Over the last 25 years he has taught into mental health promotion, general nursing, research and undergraduate and postgraduate courses in six different universities.
His teaching skills and experience span small groups, problem based learning, simulation and clinical laboratory teaching, communication labs, large lectures and online teaching in the Blackboard and other integrated virtual learning environments. Dr. Brien established the clinical masters mental health program at Massey University in the late 90s. In 2006 he successfully prepared the National University of Singapore Bachelor of Science (BSc) Nursing for accreditation with the Singapore Nursing Board. At NUS he helped to design the state of the art simulation labs in the clinical science building contiguous to the National University Hospital. When at SCU Dr. Brien established the Coffs Harbour campus and the Port Macquarie campuses. He has published over 155 reports, monographs, book chapters and journal articles (71) combined; and presented more than 62 invited, plenary or keynote conference presentations - http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/tony-obrien for a summary.
Dr. Brien has been at the forefront of nursing education in Australia as a teacher, in curriculum development and clinical education since becoming an academic. His Bachelor of Arts and Master of Educational Studieswere both acquired in support of a deliberate career direction as a nursing academic and educationalist. Dr. Brien has worked in roles from Clinical Supervisor of students in placements, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. He has now held senior positions as Head of Department, Head of Campus, Program Coordinator and Senior Clinical Lead research.
His understanding of how Nursing and Midwifery schools work within faculty structures and also as standalone schools is extensive; covering staffing, financial, infrastructure procurement, timetabling and workloads, human resource, marketing and performance management perspectives. His career disruptions have involved bringing up three children as a proud father and staying current with clinical practice. Dr. Briens professional experience spans regional, rural and international university education, including Monash University, a group 8 university and the National University of Singapore (top 23 internationally). Dr. Brien has managed over 40 funded research projects during a 24 year career as a nurse academic. In recent years his growing research profile has focused on quality interventions, practice development, service re-design, models of care and clinical research to improve patient care. He has a diverse comprehensive background in nursing education and clinical practice and an international outlook in relation to the development of the profession.

Tonja Hartjes, DNP, ACNP/FNP-BC, CCRN-CSC

Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science
University of Florida
College of Nursing
Adult Gerontology Acute Care ARNP Track
Florida 32610-0187, USA


EDUCATION


• (8/2007- 4/2011) University of Florida, Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Acute Care
• (1/2007-12/2008) University of Florida, Post Masters Certificate as Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
• (1/1995-12/1998) University of Florida, Post Masters Certificate as Family Nurse Practitioner
• (1/1991-5/1993) University of Hawaii at Manoa, Masters in Nursing as Clinical Nurse Specialist-Adult Critical Care Graduated Magna Cum Laude
• (5/1986-5/1988) University of Florida, Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree-Graduated with High Honors
• (8/1984-5/1986) Saint Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg, FL , Associate Degree of Science in Nursing


EMPLOYMENT


• (3/13- Present) Clinical Associate Professor University of Florida Acute Care ARNP Faculty
• (07/09-3/13) Clinical Nurse Educator, NF/SG VHS, Education & staff development SICU/CTICU for SICU staff
• (02/05-3/13) Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Florida, Undergraduate and ARNP courses
• (02/04-Present) Acute Care ARNP, University of Florida, Manage Care of various ICU unit pts at Shands
• (06/99-02/04) Anesthesia ARNP, Shands UFH & P of various pts undergoing anesthesia
• (1997-1999) Heart Transplant Clinical Shands UF, Inpatient/Outpatient care Coordinator- RN pre & post transplant pts
• (01/95-1998) Cardiothoracic ICU RN, Shands UF RN in adult and pediatric open heart surgery ICU
• (1990-1994) Staff ICU RN & St. Francis Med Ctr-West, Combined ICU Unit charge Telemetry Nurse Manager & preceptor then Manager of 20 bed Telemetry Unit
• (1989-1994) Hemodialysis & Tele Nurse, Queens Med Ctr Staff, Charge & Preceptor
• (1986-1989) Telemetry Nurse Alachua General Hospital Staff, Charge & Preceptor

Kye Y. Kim, MD

Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Carilion Clinic;
Professor Faculty Affiliate
Department of Human Development at Virginia Tech
Roanoke, VA 24014, USA


Dr. Kim obtained his MD degree from Yonsei University’s College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea and finished his postgraduate training in adult psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the University of South Florida in Tampa. After he completed his postgraduate training, he began his geriatric psychiatry career with the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center and SUNY at Buffalo. He subsequently cared for the veterans with dementing disorders for 26 years in the VA system. He is currently with Carilion Clinic-Center for Healthy Aging. Dr. Kim is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He is also Professor Faculty Affiliate with the Department of Human Development at Virginia Tech.