Nancy M. Watson, PhD, RN

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Center for Clinical Research on Aging
Nancy M. Watson

Contact Information

255 Crittenden Blvd. Box SON Rochester, NY 14642
Work: (585) 273-2518
Fax: (585) 273-1268
Email:

Education

Ph.D., 1991. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

M.S., 1971. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, US

B.S., 1968. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US

Experience

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2008 - Current. Consultant on Geriattric Nursing. TvZ Dutch Professional Journal for Nurses (Interviewed -resulting article "Geriatric Nursing is a Specialty"). NL.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2008 - Current. Consultant on Geriatric Care in Hospitals. The Maaslandziekenhuis (Healthcare System) (Geriatric Improvements for Hospitals). Sittard, , NL.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2008 - Current. Consultant on Geriatric Care in Hospitals. Radboud University Medical Center (Geriatric Research and Care in Hospitals). Nijmegen, , NL.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 11/2007 - Current. Consultant on Teaching Nursing Homes. Churches of Christ Homes & Community Services Inc (Re Thinking the Teaching Nursing Home Model). Perth, , AU.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2004 - Current. Long-Term Care Expert . ABC News, Roger Sergel (Managing Editor, Medical Coverage) (An Alternative Approach to Alzheimer's Facilities). Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2004 - Current. Home Nursing Design Consultant. Francis Cauffman Foley Hoffman Architect's Ltd (Response to a Proposal to Design a 250 Bed Veterans Home). Oxford, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2004 - Current. Mentor for Post Doctoral Fellows in Geriatrics. University of Rochester, School of Nursing, School of Medicine and Dentistry (NIH Training Grant Applications, Research Training in Geriatrics and Gerontology). Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2004 - Current. Research Design Consultant. Greater Rochester Area Health Status Survey (Adults with Developmental Disabilities). Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2003 - Current. Consultant. University of Rochester, School of Nursing, School of Medicine and Dentistry (NIH Training Grant Applications (Dr. William Hall, PI), Research Training in Geriatrics and Gerontology). Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2003 - Current. Research Design Consultant. Rutgers University (R03 Application (Dr. Linda Scheetz, PI), Predictors of Major Trauma in Older Persons). Newark, NJ, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2002 - Current. Invited Reviewer on Urinary Incontinence in LTC. University of Pennsylvania (Revisions to the Medicare Nursing Home Resident Assessment Protocols (RAPs) and Minimum Data Set (MDS) Definitions, Working Group on Revision of the Medicare RAPs and MDS Definitions Regarding Urinary Incontinence, led by Diane Newman). Philadelphia, PA, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2002 - Current. Consultant. University of Rochester, School of Nursing, School of Medicine and Dentistry (NIH Training Grant Applications (Dr. William Hall, PI), Research Training in Geriatrics and Gerontology). Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2001 - Current. Invited Reviewer on Improving the NNHS. National Center for Health Statistics, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Care Statistics (Redesign and Improvement of the National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS)). Hyattsville, MD, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 1998 - Current. Long-Term Care Measurement Expert . New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Long Term Care Grant (Using MDS-Based Quality Indicators to Assess Care of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia, Awarded to the Foundation for Long Term Care). Albany, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 1996 - Current. Research Design Consultant. Community Coalition for Restraint Free Care in Acute Care Settings (Volunteer Group of Concerned Health Professionals). Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: - 2008. Consultant on Geriatric Care in Hospitals. Academical Medical Centre (Using NICHE Tools to Create Geriatric Friendly Hospitals). Amsterdam, , NL.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2002 - 2006. Advisor. Emory University Center for Health in Aging, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (Developmental Center for Evaluation and Research on Patient Safety (DCERPS), (Joseph Ouslander, Director)). NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2002 - 2006. Advisor. Greater Rochester Collaborative, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation in Conjunction with the Council on Social Work Education (Initiative for Geriatric Enrichment in Social Work Education). Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2001 - 2006. Expert on Measurement of Care/Needs of Alz Pts. American Alzheimer's Association Grant (Accurate Identification and Measurement of Quality of Care Issues for Nursing Home Residents with Alzheimer's Disease awarded to the Foundation for Long Term Care). Albany, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2001 - 2002. Evaluation Consultant. Funded by the United Way of Greater Rochester, the Monroe County Office of Aging & B. Thomas Golisano Foundation (Caring for an Aging Loved One Seminar Program). Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 1994 - 2002. Research Design and Nursing Consultant. Health Care Financing Administration Contract, now CMS (A Randomized Controlled Trial of Primary and Consumer Directed Care for People with Chronic Illnesses, Awarded to Monroe County Long Term Care). Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2000 - 2001. Regional Advisor. Agency for Healthcare and Quality Grant (AHRQ) awarded to the Foundation for Long Term Care (Nursing Home Quality Indicators Dissemination). Albany, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 1997 - 1998. Long-Term Care Expert. New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Long Term Care Dementia Grant (Resolving Ethical Issues of Daily Living Affecting Residents with Dementia, Awarded to the University of Rochester, School of Nursing). Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 1994 - 1995. Consultant. National Institute of Aging (Primary Care Case Management for High Risk Patients, Rochester Area Pepper Center Pilot Study Awarded to the University of Rochester). Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 1992 - 1995. Research Consultant. National Institute of Nursing Research Grant (Nursing Diagnoses and Related Outcomes in Long Term Care, Awarded to the Foundation of the New York State Nurses Association). Albany, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 1993 - 1994. Research Coordinator and Consultant. National Institute of Aging (Response to a Fall in Nursing Homes, Rochester Area Pepper Center Pilot Study, Awarded to the University of Rochester). Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 1991 - 1992. Consultant and Project Director. New York State Office of Mental Health (Outcome Study of Psycho Geriatric Patients Transferred from Gowanda Psychiatric Center to Rochester Psychiatric Center, Awarded to the Genesee Valley Medical Foundation). NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 2005 - Current. Associate Professor of Nursing. The Elaine C. Hubbard Center for Nursing Research in Aging, University of Rochester, School of Nursing. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 1999 - 2007. Founding Director, . The Elaine C. Hubbard Center for Nursing Research on Aging, University of Rochester, School of Nursing. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 1996 - 2005. Assistant Professor. University of Rochester, School of Nursing. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 1993 - 1996. Senior Associate. University of Rochester, School of Nursing. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 1973 - 1984. Instructor. University of Rochester, School of Nursing (Community Health Nursing). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 1979 - 1981. Coordinator. University of Rochester, School of Nursing (Graduate Concentration in Community Health Nursing). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 1971 - 1973. Instructor. University of North Carolina, School of Public Health (Public Health Nursing). Chapel Hill, NC, US.

Faculty Appointments: 1971 - 1973. Faculty Researcher. University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology (Epidemiological Foundations of Program Evaluation). Chapel Hill, NC, US.

Fellowship (Pre Doctoral): 9/1969 - 6/1971. Public Health Traineeship. University of North Carolina (Graduate Study). Chapel Hill, NC, US.

Professional Experience: 2006 - Current. NICHE Coordinator, Strong Health. Strong Memorial Hospital, Highland Hospital, The Highlands at Brighton, The Highlands Living Center (Strong Health Nurses Improving Care of Health System Elders (NICHE)). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2005 - Current. Editor/Coordinator, American Journal of Nursing Column SHORT TAKES on Long Term Care . American Journal of Nursing. New York, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2001 - Current. Director, Community Initiative To Improve Nursing Home and Dementia Care. University of Rochester (Nursing Homes and Dementia Care). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1970 - Current. Public Health Nurse. New York State Migrant Program. Geneva, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1968 - Current. HeadStart Health Program Coordinator. Albemarle-Charlottesville Health Department. Charlottesville, VA, US.

Professional Experience: 2005 - 2006. Director of the Teaching Nursing Home Demonstration. University of Rochester, School of Nursing/Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW Program. Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1976 - 2005. Research Director. Genesee Valley Medical Foundation, Inc.. Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2001 - 2004. Director. University of Rochester School of Nursing (John A. Hartford Nursing School Geriatric Investment Program). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2000 - 2001. Regional Coordinator. Hartford Institute of Excellence in Geriatric Nursing, New York University (Project on End of Life in Nursing Homes). NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2000 - 2001. Regional Advisor. Foundation for LTC - Agency for Healthcare and Quality (AHRQ) (Nursing Home Quality Indicators Dissemination). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1991 - 1992. Health Project Coordinator. University of Rochester, School of Nursing (Urinary Incontinence: Treatment Algorithm, Rochester Area Pepper Center). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1973 - 1976. Co-Director. University of Rochester, School of Nursing (Chronic Illness Research Project (Division of Nursing Contract)). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1968 - 1971. Charge Nurse (Per Diem). Rochester Area Nursing Homes. Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1968 - 1969. Public Health Nurse I. Ontario County Home Health Agency. Canandaigua, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1968 - 1969. Team Leader. Ontario County Home Health Agency. Canandaigua, NY, US.

Research

Disparities in Disparities in Incontinence and Perineal Skin Damage in Nursing Home Elders. - Current. NINR (R01 pending).

Multi-level Translation Research Application in Nursing Homes, M-TRAIN. 2007 - Current. NINR.

Efficient and Effective Care Planning . 2007 - Current. New York State Health Foundation.

Teaching Nursing Home Beta Site. 9/2005 - 12/2006. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Model for the Use of the Urinary Incontinence Guideline in United States Nursing Homes, TRIP II (Translating Research into Practice - II). 2000 - 2004. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Primary & Consumer Directed Care for People with Chronic Illnesses. 1994 - 2002. Health Care Financing Administration.

Application of AHCPR Urinary Incontinence Guideline in Nursing Homes. 1996 - 2001. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR).

Development of Quality Indicators for Urinary Incontinence Care in Nursing Homes. 1999 - 2000. Agency for Health Care Policy/Research.

Palliative Care Needs of Residents with Dementia in the Last Year of Life: Should End of Life Care Begin Sooner?. 1999 - 2000. New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Long Term Care.

Using MDS-Based Quality Indicators to Assess Care of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia. 1998 - 1999. New York State Department of Health, Bureau of LTC.

Spiritual Nurturance and Support for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia. 1998 - 1999. New York State Department of Health, Bureau of LTC.

Resolving Ethical Issues of Daily Living Affecting Residents with Dementia. 1997 - 1998. New York State Department of Health, Bureau of LTC.

Occurrence and Management of Acute Distress of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia. 1997 - 6/1998. New York State Department of Health, Bureau of LTC.

Urinary Incontinence: Treatment Algorithm. 1991 - 1996. Rochester Area Pepper Center, National Institute on Aging.

Humor Therapy for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia. 1995 - 1996. New York State Department of Health, Dementia Grants Program.

Nursing Diagnoses and Related Outcomes in Long Term Care (NINR). 1992 - 1995. New York State Nurses Association.

Pilot Study: Primary Care Case Management for High Risk Patients. 1994 - 1995. Rochester Area Pepper Center.

Rocking Chair Therapy for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia. 1993 - 1994. New York State Department of Health, Dementia Grants Program.

Response to a Fall (in Nursing Homes). 1993 - 1994. Jewish Home of Rochester.

Outcome Study of Psycho Geriatric Patients Transferred from Gowanda Psychiatric Center to Rochester Psychiatric Center. 1991 - 1992. New York State Office of Mental Health.

The Relationship of Nursing Care Requirements To Pattern of Nursing Home Utilization and Total Length of Stay. 1976 - 1990. University of Rochester.

Chronic Illness Research Project Study of an Interdisciplinary Team Approach to the Care of Chronically Ill. 1973 - 1976. National Institute of Health.

The Numbers Count: Using Minumum Data Set Quality Indicators to Improve Resident Care. 2005 - Current. Heath Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Publications

Liebel, D., Friedman, B. Watson, N., Powers, B. . (n.d.). Nurse home visiting interventions for community-dwelling older persons with existing disability. Medical Care Research and Review.

Liebel, D.V., Powers, B., Friedman, B., & Watson, N.M.. (2012). Barriers and facilitatiors to optimize function and prevent disability worsening: a content analysis of a nurse home visit intervention. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68 (1), 80-93: doi: 10.111/j.1365-2648.2011.05717.x.

Liebel, D., Friedman, B., Watson, N., Powers, B.. (2012). Which components of a primary care affiliated home visiting nurse program are associated with disability maintenance/Improvement?. Home Health Care Services Quarterly DOI: 10. 1080/01621424.2012.681550, 31, 155-180.

Powers, B.A.&Watson, N.M.. (2011). Spiritual nurturance and support for nursing home residents with dementia. Dementia: The international journal of social research and practice, 10 (1), 59-80.

Powers, BA & Watson, NM. (2008). Meaning and practice of palliative care for nursing home residents with dementia at end of life. . American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, 23 (4), 319-325.

Mezey, MD, Mitty, EL & Burger, SG. (2008). Rethinking Teaching Nursing Homes: Potential for Improving Long-Term Care. The Gerontologist, 48 (1), 8-15.

Coleman, P., Watson, N.M. . (2006). Oral Care Provided by Certified Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society., 54 (1), 138-143.

Liebel, D.V., Watson, N.M.. (2005). Consolidating Medication Passes: It Can Lead to More Time with Patients. American Journal of Nursing, 105 (12), 63-64.

Watson, N.M.. (2005). Simple Pleasures: A New Intervention Transforms One Long-Term Care Facility. American Journal of Nursing, 105 (7).

Watson, N.M.. (2005). Disseminating Evidence Case Example: When Rocking Chairs in Nursing Homes Make the News. Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice, 577-581.

Watson, N.M.. (2004). Advancing Quality of Urinary Incontinence Evaluation and Treatment in Nursing Homes Through Translational Research. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, Third Quarter Supplement, 21-25.

Roe, B., Watson, N.M., Titler, M.G., Palmer, M.H.. (2004). Translating Research on Incontinence Into Practice. Nursing Research, 53 (6), 56-60.

Watson, N.M.. (2004). Advancing Quality of Urinary Incontinence Evaluation and Treatment in Nursing Homes Through Translational Research. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, Third Quarter Supplement, 21-25.

Mukamel, D.B., Watson, N.M., Meng, H. & Spector, W.D. (2003). The Development of a Risk-Adjusted Urinary Incontinence Outcome Measure of Quality for Nursing Homes. Medical Care, 41 (2), 467-478.

Watson, N.M., Brink, C.A., Zimmer, J.G., Mayer, R.. (2003). Use of the AHCPR Urinary Incontinence Guideline in Nursing Homes. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 51 (12), 1779-1786.

Watson, N.M., Wells, T.J., Cox, C.. (1998). Rocking Chair Therapy for Dementia Patients: It's Effect on Psychosocial Well-Being and Balance. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 13 (6), 296-308.

Zimmer, J.G., Watson, N.M., Levenson, S.A.. (1993). Nursing Home Medical Directors: Ideals and Realities. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 41 (2), 127-130.

Zimmer, J.G., Watson, N.M.. (1991). Physician Notification and Response to Changes in Status of Nursing Home Residents. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 39 (4), 348-352.

Zimmer, J.G., Bentley, D.W., Valenti, W.M., Watson, N.M.. (1986). Systemic Antibiotic Use in Nursing Homes. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 34 (10), 703-710.

Watson, N.M.. (1984). The Community as Client. Directions in Community Health Nursing, 69-90.

Zimmer, J.G., Watson, N.M., Treat, A.. (1984). Behavioral Problems Among Patients in Skilled Nursing Facilities. American Journal of Public Health, 74 (10), 1118-1121.

Presentations

How nursing assistants' perceptions of barriers to walking older hospitalized adults differ from other staff .
The Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting on Optimal Aging Through Research

Ways to Create Geriatric Friendly Hospitals: Lessons Learned from the NICHE Program in the States.
Annual Meeting of the Dutch Geriatric Society, Dutch Geriatric Society

The Resolution of Urinary Incontinence (UI) Among Nursing Home (NH) Residents.
Annual Meeting, Eastern Nursing Research Society

Application of the AHCPR Urinary Incontinence Guideline in Nursing Homes by Nurse Practitioners.
Fifty-Nineth Annual Scientific Meeting, The Gerontological Society of America

Innovations and Initaitiaves to Improve Quality of Care in Nursing Homes.
Nationa Teaching Nursing Home Summit, National Teaching Nursing Home Summit (HRSA / John A Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing)

Symposium of Shaping Future Directions on Incontinence Research in Aging Adults: Translating Research on Incontinence into Practice.
Fifty-Seventh Annual Scientific Meeting, The Gerontological Society of America

Best Practices in Nursing Homes.
Annual Meeting, Association of Administrative Nurses in Long Term Care (Rochester Region)

A Community Initiative to Improve Nursing Home and Dementia Care.
Annual Meeting, Quality Improvement Professionals' Group of the Rochester Area Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, the Health Facilities Association and Greater Rochester Health Council

Model for Use of Urinary Incontinence Guidelines in United States Nursing Homes.
Fifth Annual Evidence-Based International Conference, Evidence-Based International Conference: Translating Research Evidence into Practice

Making a Difference: How the University of Rochester School of Nursing is Reaching Out to Area Nursing Homes.
The Hester Howland Cross '35 Memorial Lecture, Alumni and Friends Lunch-N-Lecture, University of Rochester, School of Nursing

Where Are We Now? How Do We Get to Where We Want to Be?.
Fifth Annual Evidence-Based International Conference: Translating Research Evidence into Practice, First Invitational Evidence-Based Practice Leadership Summit

Living with Grief: Alzheimer's Disease.
Eleventh Annual Living with Grief Teleconference, Hospice Foundation of America

Acute Distress Reactions of Persons with Dementia.
Neuropsychiatry Research Seminar, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry

Best Practices in Nursing Homes.
St. John's Nursing Home

Symptoms and Treatment During the Last Year of Life for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia.
Fifty-Sixth Annual Scientific Meeting, The Gerontological Society of America

Advancing Quality Through Translational Research: A Case Example from Long Term Care.
United States Invitational Conference on Advancing Quality Care Through Translational Research, University of Iowa

Conducting Research to Translate Urinary Incontinence Science into Practice Institutional Settings.
Shaping Future Directions on Incontinence Research in Aging Adults, International Invitational Summit

Best Practices in Nursing Homes.
Seventeeth Annual Conference on Medical Practice in Nursing Homes: Spanning the Continuum of Care: Innovations in Geriatric Health Practice,

Use of the AHCPR Urinary Incontinence (UI) Guideline in United States Nursing Homes.
Second Congress, European Union Geriatric Medicine Society

Improving Quality of Care Measures for Urinary Incontinence.
Eleventh Annual, National Alzheimer's Disease Education Conference

Use of Humor and Rocking Chair Therapy for Persons with Dementia.
Professional Network, Rochester Alzheimer's Association

Enriching Intervention Studies By Use of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods.
Intervention Research Intensive Workshop, University of Rochester, School of Nursing

Conducting Intervention Studies in Nursing Homes.
Intervention Research Intensive Workshop, University of Rochester, School of Nursing

Opportunities for Improving Life for Older Persons.
Undergraduate Course in Aging (Dr. Phyllis Ladrigan, Course Professor), Nazareth College

Symposium on State of Nursing Research and Clinical Care of Urinary Incontinence in Long Term Care: Management Strategies of Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes for New Urinary Incontinence.
Fifty-Fifth Annual Scientific Meeting, The Gerontological Society of America

How Directors of Nursing Can Incorporate Best Practices into Long-Term Care.
Best Practices: Workshop for Nurses in Leadership Roles, Annual Long-Term Care Conference, University of Iowa

Using Best Practices in Long-Term Care Keynote.
Annual Long-Term Care Conference, University of Iowa

Use of the AHCPR Urinary Incontinence (UI) Guideline in Nursing Homes.
State of the Science Meeting, National Institute of Nursing Research

Improving the Quality of Life for Persons with Dementia.
Alumni Lunch-N-Lecture on Nurse's Day, University of Rochester, School of Nursing

Translating the Urinary Continence Guideline for Urinary Incontinence into Nursing Home Practice.
Conference on Bridging Research and Practice in Urinary Incontinence, National Association for Continence and the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) School of Medicine's Geriatric Education Training Alliance

Applying Health Services Research to Nursing Home Practice: Problems and Promise.
Pre-Conference Workshop for the Annual Meeting, Eastern Nursing Research Society

Disseminating Evidence.
Pre-Conference Workshop, Third Annual Evidence-Based Practice International Conference on Improving Patient Outcomes by Translating Research into Practice, Evidence-Based Practice International Conference

Using Evidence-Based Guidelines in Practice.
Third Annual International Conference on Improving Patient Outcomes by Translating Research into Practice, Evidence-Based Practice International Conference

The Practice Improvement Cluster (PIC): A Model for Improving End-Of-Life Care in Nursing Homes.
Fifty-Fourth Annual Scientific Meeting, The Gerontological Society of America

Use of the AHCPR Urinary Incontinence (UI) Guideline in Nursing Homes.
Fifty-Fourth Annual Scientific Meeting, The Gerontological Society of America

Relationship of Weight to Urinary Incontinence in Older Community Dwelling Women.
Fifty-Fourth Annual Scientific Meeting, The Gerontological Society of America

Use of the AHCPR Urinary Incontinence (UI) Guideline in Nursing Homes.
Community-Wide Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds, Monroe Community Hospital

Utilization of Nursing Research Creating Improvements in Practice.
Convention: Coming of Age: Healthcare Perspectives for the New Senior Majority, National Gerontological Nursing Association Convention

Application of the AHCPR Urinary Incontinence Guideline in Nursing Homes.
Fifteenth Annual Conference on Medical Practice in Nursing Homes: Spanning the Continuum of Care: Innovations in Geriatric Care,

Catastrophic Reactions Among Persons with Dementia.
Second Transatlantic Meeting, First Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society

Your Leadership in Nursing.
Induction Ceremony, Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Chapter

Public Hearing Testimony on Nursing Home Quality of Care, Staffing and Regulation.
New York State Assembly Committee on Health and Committee on Aging

Symposium on Utilization of Nursing Research: Creative Nurses Who Have Transformed Geriatric Nursing Practice: Thelma Wells.
Fifty-Third Annual Scientific Meeting, The Gerontological Society of America

Application of the AHCPR Guideline in Nursing Homes in the Three Weeks Following Onset.
Fifty-Third Annual Scientific Meeting, The Gerontological Society of America

Model for Use the Urinary Incontinence Guideline in United States Nursing Homes.
Translating Research into Practice II, Steering Committee of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Acute Distress of Persons with Dementia.
Annual Meeting, Eastern Nursing Research Society

Likelihood of Catastrophic Reactions Among Persons with Dementia.
Dissemination Conference, New York State Dementia Grants

Palliative Care Needs of Residents with Dementia in the Last Year of Life: Should End of Care Begin Sooner?.
Dissemination Conference, New York State Dementia Grants

Nurturance and Spiritual Support for Residents with Dementia.
Dessemination Conference, New York State Dementia Grants

Likelihood of Catastrophic Reactions Among Nursing Home Residents with Dementia.
Fifty-Second Annual Scientific Meeting, The Gerontological Society of America

Acute Distress of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia.
State of the Science Meeting, Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research

Symposium on Learning Collaboratives Between Academia and Providers: Rethinking Teaching Nursing Homes: Selecting a Nursing Home, Supporting a Staff-Initiated Project, Achieving Positive Outcomes and Future Plans.
Gerontological Society of American Annual Meeting, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

Awards

Geriatric Nursing Faculty Champion.
American Academy of Colleges of Nursing, 2008

Research Award - Senior Investigator.
John A. Hartford Geriatric Nursing Practice, 2004

Fellow.
Gerontological Society of America, 2001

Dissemination Award.
Sigma Theta Tau (Region 5), 2001

Dissemination Award.
Sigma Theta Tau International, 2001

Excellence in Nursing Research Award.
Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Xi Chapter, 1999

Most Promising New Investigator Award.
University of Rochester, School of Nursing, 1997

Clinical Medicine "Person-In Training" Dissertation Award.
Gerontological Society of America, 1991

Who's Who in American Nursing Award.
Society of Nursing Professionals, 1984

Nursing Honorary Award.
Sigma Theta Tau, 1971

Public Health Honorary Award.
Delta Omega, 1971

Memberships

National: Gerontological Society of America, Member

Sigma Theta Tau International, Member

Gerontological Society of America, Member

Sigma Theta Tau, Member

Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Xi Chapter, Chair of Eligibility

Association of Administration Nurses in Long-Term Care, Member

American Public Health Association, Member

Gerontological Society of America, Fellow

Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Xi Chapter, Doctoral Counselor

American Geriatrics Society, Member

National Gerontological Nursing Association, Member

Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, Member

American Therapeutic Recreation Association, Member

American Nurses Association, Member

New York State Nurses Association, Council on Nursing Research

New York State Nurses Association, Chair, Council on Nursing Research

New York State Nurses Association, Member

Genesee Valley Nurses Association, Member

Eastern Nursing Research Society, Member

American Nurses Association, Member

New York State Nurses Association Council on Nursing Research , Chair

Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Xi Chapter, Research Chair

Community Service

Visiting Nurse Services of Rochester and Monroe County, Professional Advisory Board Member

Foundation for Long Term Care, Advisory Board

Seniors First, Secretary/Treasurer

Rochester Health Care Forum

Valley Manor Apartments, Resident Health and Safety Committee Member

American Alzheimer's Association, Grant Reviewer

Valley Manor Apartments, Resident Health and Safety Committee, Chair

Seniors First (Affiliation between Valley Manor and Kirkhaven), Executive Committee Member

Seniors First (Affiliation between Valley Manor and Kirkhaven), Secretary

The New York Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers, Board Member

Center For Future Health, Strategic Planning Advisory Board Member

Valley Manor Board, Chair

Seniors First (Affiliation between Valley Manor and Kirkhaven), Secretary/Treasurer

Friendly Home, Ethics Committee

Valley Manor Board, Board Member

Seniors First (Affiliation between Valley Manor and Kirkhaven), Board Member

Valley Manor Apartments, Chair

Valley Manor Apartments, Board Member

Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center, Board Member

Emergency Nurses Association , Advisor

Valley Manor Apartments, Vice Chair

Rochester Health Care Forum, Work Group Facilitator

Seniors First (Affiliation between Valley Manor and Kirkhaven), Vice Chair Executive Committee

St. John's Home, Medical Advisory Board

Kirkhaven Nursing Home, Resident Life Committee Member

Kirkhaven Nursing Home, Executive Committee Member

Kirkhaven Nursing Home, Board Member

Kirkhaven Nursing Home, Chair

Kirkhaven Nursing Home, Executive Committee Chair

Rochester Alzheimer's Disease Core Center, Internal Advisory Board Member

Kirkhaven Nursing Home, Via Health/Kirkhaven Steering Committee Member

Seniors First (Affiliation between Valley Manor and Kirkhaven), Steering Committee, Presbyterian Homes and Services of Genesee Valley Board Member

Concern for Dying/Choice in Dying (Now Partnership for Caring), National Board Member

Concern for Dying/Choice in Dying (Now Partnership for Caring), Executive Committee Member

Kirkhaven Nursing Home, Resident Life Committee, Chair

Concern for Dying/Choice in Dying (Now Partnership for Caring), Program Committee, Development Committee Member

Kirkhaven Nursing Home, Vice Chair

Monroe County Health Department, Health Status Indicators Group (Older Adults Report Card)

Kirkhaven Nursing Home, Joint Homes Committee Member

Community Coalition for Restraint Free Care, Member

Kirkhaven Nursing Home, Ethics Committee Member

Concern for Dying/Choice in Dying (Now Partnership for Caring), Rochester Board Member

Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, Senior Action Planning Council, Prevention Subcommittee Member

Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, Regional Geriatric Information System (REGIS) Planning Group

Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, Central Long-Term Care Review Task Force

Visiting Nurse Services of Rochester and Monroe County, Utilization Review Committee Member

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of the Rochester Area, Long-Term Care Insurance Task Force

Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, Committee on Gerontological Nursing in the Eighties

New York State Health Planning Commission, Technical Advisory Group to the Screening/Assessment for LTC Project

Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, Task Force on Long-Term Back-Up in Hospitals