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Ninth Annual Zeigler Research Forum

May 9, 2018, 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Dudley H. Davis Center, University of Vermont

Featuring the keynote "Building a Program of Research: A Passion to Solve Clinical Problems"


    Margaret Grey is the Annie Goodrich Professor and former dean at the Yale School of Nursing and holds an appointment as Professor of Pediatrics in the Yale Medical School. She holds a BSN from the University of Pittsburgh, an MSN in pediatric nursing from Yale University, and a Doctorate in Public Health and social psychology from Columbia University. A pediatric nurse practitioner, Dr. Grey's research has focused on the behavioral aspects of diabetes in children, and the study of interventions that improve both metabolic control of diabetes and the quality of life in young people and their parents. Preventing type 2 diabetes in high-risk youth and lifestyle management of youth with type 2 diabetes are also an interest. She has been principal investigator for grants totaling over $45 million and is the author of 350 journal articles, chapters, and abstracts and has received numerous honors for her research, including election to the National Academy of Medicine in 2005.


Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Joseph, A., Patch, A., and Mortner, E.“Examining the Effects of AAC Intervention on Verbal Language in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review”
  • O’Rourke, E., and Coderre, E.L.“Implicit Semantic Processing of Linguistic and Non-Linguistic Stimuli in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder"
  • Bailey, M., Burningham, L., Fifield, E.“The Efficacy of Telepractice on Expressive Language Outcomes for Adults with Aphasia: A Systematic Review”
  • Johnson, A., Mahoney, B., McCarthy, M., and White, C. “A Systematic Review: Efficacy of Picture Exchange Communication System Compared to Other Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems on Increasing Social Communication Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”
  • Esselstyn, F., Hall, E., and Winkel, A. “The Efficacy of Joint Attention Interventions on Play Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review”

Biomedical and Health Sciences

  • Mui, J., and Deming, P. “A systematic review of entecavir used as a monotherapy in chronic hepatitis B patients with advanced liver disease”
  • Lanoue, Ch., Deming, P., and Bryan, L. “Phone Calls of Laboratory Customer Service: A Quality Improvement Investigation”
  • Trahan, R., Deming, P., and Carney, N. “Improving Quality for Patients with Hirschsprung’s Disease"
  • McGowan, M., and Deming, P. “On-Site Oral Fluid Detection of Cannabis: A Systematic Review”


  • Choudhury, S.R. “Implementation of a Deconditioning Prevention Program: Getting Dressed Makes a Difference”
  • Nurkanovic, M. “The implementation of telehealth in disease management at patient-centered medical home”
  • Long-Middleton, E.R., Nicholas, P.K., Corless, I.B., Portillo, C.J., Johnson, M.O., Webel, A.R., Rivero-Mende, M., Lindgren, T.G., Holzemer, W.L., Mogobe, K.D., Kemppainen, J.K., Nokes, K.M., Cuca, Y.P., Reyes, D., Reid, P., Eller, L.S., Wantland, D., Matshediso, E., Sabone, M., Ntsayage, E.I., Solis-Baez, S.S., Shaibu, S., Fortinsky, R.I., Gakumo, C.A., and Dawson-Rose, C.S. “Perspectives of People Living with HIV toward Health Care Providers: Insights into Health Literacy Strategies”
  • Ingpen, E. “Responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Primary Care Setting”
  • Turley, A.K. “ADHD Medication Protocols in the College Setting: A Standardized Student Provider Agreement”
  • Carlet, M. “Complementary and Alternative Therapies Education for High-Risk Women”
  • Burzynski, A. “Emergency Crisis Services for Psychiatric Boarder Patients at Central Vermont Hospital ED”
  • Ward, C., Jarvis, N., Cawley, E., and Lewis, L. F. “The Experience of Being an Adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder Who Expresses a Sexual Minority Orientation”
  • Charron, H.J. “Disseminating Supplemental Screening Resources for Providers Counseling Women with Dense Breasts”
  • Hinojosa, C. “Assessing Need for Primary Care Services at a Needle Exchange Program”
  • Bent, R. “Simulation-Based Training to Increase Nursing Satisfaction, Timeliness, and Skills Acquisition”
  • Brereton, A. “Video visits for home health patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease”
  • Fredette, N. "Improving Palliative Care Management in the Nursing Home Setting: An Interprofessional Approach"
  • Stevens, K. and Lewis, L. “Exploring the lived experience of meltdowns and shutdowns in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder”
  • Jarvis, L., and Lewis, L. “A Content Analysis of the Experiences of Undergraduate Nursing Students Working with Opioid Dependent Patients in the Clinical Setting”

Rehabilitation and Movement Science

  • Westervelt, K., Kunker, K., Patel, R., Smith, E., Wolitzer, K. “Online Clinical Mentoring for Physical Therapists Experiencing Professional Isolation: A Pilot Study”
  • Novelli, A. “The Effect of Participation in Collegiate Sports on Adherence to Exercise as an Adult”
  • Westervelt, K., Kunker, K., Little, C., Ushakova, K., Varin, K., and Netcoh, S. “An Innovative Strategy to Improve Classroom Engagement in a University Anatomical Science Class”
  • Warshaw, A., Howard, A., Peterson, D., and Henry, S.M. “Movement Competency Screen Predicts Performance in Female Military Academy Recruits”
  • Warshaw, A., Holm, A., McCuin, T., and Henry, S.M. “Impacts of Psychologically Informed Practice Training Can Be Maintained One Year Later”
  • Gurney, P., Harte, H., Liebman, L., Register, E.C., Zeppetelli, K., Bianchi, N., Escorpizo, R., Orest, M., Smith, P. “There is Inconclusive Evidence Between Yoga and Usual Care in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Literature Review”
  • Marchisio, S., Mitchell-Ward, M., Swindell, S., Zajchowski, R., Edwards, E., and Sibold, J. “Suicidality, Physical Activity, and Sport Participation in US Middle and High School Students”
  • James, A., Lippitt, J., Sherwin, C., Williams, S., and Peters, D. “The relationship of structural connectivity to coordination task performance in chronic stroke”
  • Ahern, K., Hinsdale, K., Triquet, T., and Kasser, S.“Cognitive-Motor Interference while Standing and Walking in Individuals with and without Multiple Sclerosis”
  • Carbonar, A., Dunning, M., Greenebaum, J., Mahoney, S., Mohapatra, S. “Rapid Screening tools for asymptomatic mild traumatic brain injury”
  • Kelley, J.G., Nguyen, J.P., Pomeroy, A.L., White, K.A., Bianchi, N., Failla, M., Lawrence, S.D., Mohapatra, S., Escorpizo, R.S. “Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy and Sub-Symptom Exercise to Improve Balance for Patients with Persistent Concussion Symptom”
  • Heffernan, Ch., Kowalczk, N., O’Connor, C., Power, D., Bianchi, N., Escorpizo, R., and Failla, M. “A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis: Can Fatty Infiltration of the Rotator Cuff be Halted or Reversed?”
  • Doe, K.S., Gerry, M.L., Karlsson L.H., Moore B.E., Wingood M., and Gell, N. “Steady ON: One- and Five-Month Outcomes after Community-Based Fall Risk Screening”
  • Ahlgrim, C. A., Beal, C. F., Higgins, L. H., Meier, D. K., Vogel, J. R., Sargent, E., Escorpizo, R., Bianchi, N. “Pain Neuroscience Education: Does Dosage Matter? A Systematic Literature Review”

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  • 8 a.m. Refreshments
  • 8:25 a.m. Dean’s Welcome
  • 8:45 a.m. Keynote
  • 9:45 a.m. Break
  • 10 a.m. Poster Session
  • 11:15 a.m. "Translational Research: Assigning Motor Speech Disorders in Children" - Shelley Velleman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • 11:45 a.m. “WORQ as a tool to measure work functioning - does WORQ work?" - Reuben Escorpizo, PT, M.Sc., D.P.T.