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Faculty Presentations, Publications, Posters, & Grants

May 2018

  • Flick, J. E. (2018, May). Human trafficking and the emerging role of occupational therapy. Poster presentation, World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress: Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Moliner, C., Flick, J., O'Flynn, J., & Demers Duboc, S. (2018, May). Challenges of international fieldwork partnerships and utilization of collaborative leadership. Poster presentation, World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress: Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Weisser-Pike, O., Kaldenberg, J., & Jacobs, K. (2018, May). Building capacity for occupational therapy practice in low vision on the other side of the world. Poster presentation, World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress: Cape Town, South Africa.

April 2018

  • Booker, K., Sasse, C., & Weisser-Pike, O. (2018, April). Getting simulation savvy. Poster session, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Lancaster, S. B. (2018, April). A dissection of a reflection: Guiding students in the reflective writing process. Poster session, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Lancaster, S. B. (2018, April). Dogfooding: What it is and how it impacted my teaching. Poster session, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Lancaster, S. B. (2018, April). More than words: The use of glyphs as a tool for teaching and learning. Poster session, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Lancaster, S. B., & Hoyt, C. (2018, April). Methods, strategies, and benefits of building and creating an inclusive practice. Poster session, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Mitchell, A.W., Hale, J., Lawrence, M., Murillo, E., Newman, K., & Smith, H., (2018, April). Entry-level occupational therapy programs’ emphasis on play: A survey. Poster session, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Mitchell, A.W., Hale, J., Lawrence, M., Murillo, E., Newman, K., & Smith, H., (2018). Entry-level occupational therapy programs’ emphasis on play: A survey. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2018.020108
  • Reyes Smith, C., & Lancaster, S. B. (2018, April). How Does Your Garden Grow? Supporting Students from Diverse Backgrounds in OT Programs. Conversations that matter presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Weisser-Pike, O. & Booker, K. (2018, April). Free smartphone apps for people with visual impairments. Poster session, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Salt Lake City, UT. 

November 2017

  • Weisser-Pike, O. (2017, November). Safe at Home: Living with Low-Vision. Retrieved from https://www.brightfocus.org/macular-glaucoma/article/safe-home-living-low-vision
  • Lancaster, S. B. (2017, November). Apps for Stress and Anxiety.   Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology, Franklin, TN. 
  • Lancaster, S. B. (2017, November). Enhancing Learning through the Use of Tech Tools for Retrieval Practice. Paper presented at Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology, Franklin, TN.

October 2017

  • Long, D., Chase, C., Mitchell, A.W., & Mineo, B. (2017, October). Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Students' Belieefs about Knowledge and KNowing: A Cross-Institutional Snapshot. Poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit: Fort Worth, TX.
  • Lancaster, S. B. (2017, October). Dissection of a Reflection: Enhancing the Reflective Writing Process as part of Debriefing Following a SIM Encounter. Paper presented at Tennessee Simulation Alliance Conference, Memphis, TN. 
  • Booker, K. (2017, October). Simulation in occupational therapy education: Student attitudes and perceptions. Poster session, Tennessee Simulation Alliance Conference: Memphis, TN. 

September 2017

  • Nash, B. H., & Mitchell, A. W. (2017). Longitudinal study of changes in occupational therapy students’ perspectives on frames of reference. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 7105230010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.024455

August 2017

  • Zachry, A. H., Hand, S. B., Nolan, S. K., & Slaughter, S. K. (2017). Infant positioning, baby gear use, and cranial asymmetry. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 1-8.

July 2017

  • Sasse, C. (2017, July). A Midwife For the End of Life: Exploring the Role of a Death Doula and Application of PERMA Principles Toward Improved Quality and Sacred Dying. Poster presentation, International Positive Psychology Association, The 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology: Montreal/Quebec, Canada. 
  • Sasse, C. (2017, July). Please See Me! Using the Body to Access & Heal the Mind: A Relational Path to Positive Psychological Health. Poster presentation, International Positive Psychology Association, The 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology: Montreal/Quebec, Canada. 
  • Zachry, A. H.,Nash, B. H., Nolen, A. (2017). Traditional lectures and team-based learning in an occupational therapy program: A survey of student perceptions. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 5(2).
  • Weisser-Pike, O. (2017). Technologies for people with low vision-Part 1. The Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy, 26(2).

May 2017

  • Lancaster, S. B. (May 2017). Using Multi-Message Switches to Promote Participation in Children with Disabilities. OT Practice Special Interest Section Quarterly, 2(2), 7—9. 

April 2017

  • Lancaster, S. B. (2017, April). Finding Their Groove: Factors Influencing Life Satisfaction in Four Young Women with Cerebral Palsy. Poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Philadelphia, PA.
  • Nash, B. H., & Mitchell, A. W. (2017, April). A Longitudinal Study of Changes in Students' Perspectives of Theory. Poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Philadelphia, PA.
  • Chase, C., Long, D., Mineo, B., & Mitchell, A. (2017, April). How Students' Beliefs About Knowledge and Knowing Prepare Them for Learning: Teaching Students to Say "It Depends." Short course presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Philadelphia, PA.
  • Cocker-Bolt, P., O’Flynn, J., Barrett, K., Flick, J. E., & Honorat, D. (2017, April). The development of an OT educational program in Haiti: The impact of global partnerships. Short course, American Occupational Therapy Association: Philadelphia, PA.
  • Weisser-Pike, O., Jacobs, K. & Kaldenberg, J. (2017, April). International Collaboration in Occupational Therapy Education on Low Vision Rehabilitation. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Philadelphia, PA.
  • Sasse, C. (2017 April). Death Alive with Meaning: Exploring Occupational Therapy's Potential Role as a Death Doula. Poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Philadelphia, PA.
  • Sasse, C. (2017 April). A Different Sort of Midwife: Exploring the Emergence of a Midwife for the End of Life. Poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Philadelphia, PA.
  • Sasse, C. (2017 April). Please See Me! Using the Body to Access and Heal the Mind—A Relational Path to Health. Poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Philadelphia, PA.

November 2016

  • Flick, J. E. (2016, November). Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation in Europe. Poster presentation, American Public Health Association Conference: Denver, CO.

February 2016

  • Williamson, T. W., Sharp, M., & Reynolds, R. B. Compliance challenges with millennials in the age of social media. Compliance Today, Feb., 26-79.
  • Williamson, T. W., Brooks, K., & Ross, L. L. (2015). The current conundrum of state authorization for online education programs and clinical placement. Journal of Allied Health, 44(3), 188-192.

January 2016

  • "Post-analytical error in fatal post-cesarean necrotizing fasciitis and sepsis: a case study", Thomas. W. Williamson, Kathleen M. Kenwright, Linda W. Pifer, Clin Lab Sci 2016; 29 (1):3-8.

December 2015

  • Williamson, T. W., Brooks, K., & Ross, L. L. (2015). The current conundrum of state authorization for online education programs and clinical placement. Journal of Allied Health, 44(3), 188-192.
  • Pifer, L.W. : "Pathway to Professionalism in Clinical Laboratory Sciences", Delta Kappa Gamma Founder's Day Luncheon, 1-18-15, Memphis, TN.
  • Pifer, L.W. : "Vaccines and the Anti-Vaccine Movement: Science Vs. the Dark Ages", 1-8-16, Memphis Soc. for Clin. Lab. Sci., St. Joseph Hosp., Memphis, TN.
  • Pifer, L. W. : "Controversies Surrounding Human Genome Editing: Should We Attempt to Alter Our Biological Destiny?", 10-28-15, IHOP Seminar Series, UTHSC.
  • Lancaster, S. B. (2015, Dec.). Supporting students in note-taking efforts with assistive technology. Presentation at Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology Conference, Franklin, TN.

November 2015

  • Zachry, A. H., Goldman, R. L., Gordon, N. F., Lancaster, S. L., Simpson, K. B., & Springer, S. K. (2015). Differences in happiness after early crawling experience. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 5(2).
  • Zachry, A. H., Chappell, L. H., Cox, V. H., Lopez, E. H., Mitchell, A. W., & Woodard, L. (2015). Differences in the angry Behaviors of precrawling and crawling infants. Journal of Education and Human Development, 4(2), 67-72.

June 2015

  • Kenwright, K. M. and Pifer, L. W. (June, 2015). Opening Pathways to Professionalism for Underrepresented Young Women. The Delta Kappa Gamma Bull. Internat'l. J. for Prof. Edu. 81(4), 70-74.
  • Liddell, P., Kenwright, K., Crawford, A. N. (2015) Acute Histoplasmosis with Pleural Effusion in an immunocompetent patient. Clinical Laboratory Science, (28) 1, 8-14.
  • K. Kenwright and L. Pifer : "Pathway to Professionalism in Medical Laboratory Science", University of Tennessee Statewide Diversity Summit, Murfreesboro, TN, 4-15-15.
  • Singhal, K., Kim, J., Casebolt, J. B., Lee, S., Han, K. H., Kwon, Y. -H. (2015). Gender difference in older adult’s utilization of gravitational and ground reaction force in regulation of angular momentum during stair descent. Human Movement Sciences, 41, 230-239.
  • Singhal, K., Bugnariu, N., & Patterson, R. M. (2015). Methodological consideration for application of Multi-Scale Entropy on COP for children on Autism Spectrum Disorder- Pilot Study. Proceedings of GCMAS, Portland, Oregon.
  • Rana, K., Singhal, K. & Kwon, Y.-H. (2015). Lower limb dynamics in two approaches of stair descent initiation: Walk and stand. Proceeding of Physical Medicine and Rehab, San Antonio, Texas.

May 2015

  • Denzel R, Kumar S. "Meaningful Use: Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Reporting" Michigan Health Information Management Association Annual Meeting, May 14, 2015
  • Marcum Z, Perera S, Thorpe J, Switzer G, Castle N, Strotmeyer E, Simonsick E, Ayonayon H, Phillips C, Rubin S, Zucker-Levin A, Bauer D, Shorr R, Hanlon J. "Antidepressant use and recurrent falls in community dwelling older adults" The American Geriatrics Society 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting. May 14-17, 2015, Washington, DC. Presidential Poster Session
  • Allman, M.J., Allen, A.M., & Tanner, J.K. (2015). An Emerging Pathway for Physician Assistant Employment: Podiatric PA. Journal of Allied Health, 44 (1), 1E-4E

April 2015

  • Ross, L. L. (April, 2015) Ethical Decision Making and the Laboratory Professional – LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN; St. Thomas Midtown and St. Thomas West, Nashville, TN
  • Pifer, L. W. (April 22, 2015) "Current Issues with Vaccines, Religious Beliefs, Philosophy, Abstinence from Vaccines, and Resulting Health Outcomes" Institute of Health Outcomes and Practices Seminar Course (S. Kumar),UTHSC, Memphis, TN
  • Pifer, L. W. (April 22, 2015) "Ebolavirus and Infectious Diseases" at Wednesday Evening Fellowship, First Methodist Church, Memphis, TN

March 2015

  • Kumar S. (March 2015) Data and Edits in Healthcare Information Management. Global Journal of Medical Research. K Volume 15 Issue 2 Version 1.0
  • Johnson G, Kumar S. "The Impact of ICD-10 Implementation on Hospital Providers" Greater Atlanta Health Information Management Association (GAHIMA) DeKalb Medical Center, Atlanta, GA. March 27, 2015.
  • Daniel SJ, Kumar S. Teledentistry: A Key Component in Access to Care, The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2014.02.008.
  • Huffman KD, Sanford BA, Zucker-Levin AR, Williams JL, Mihalko WM: Increased Hip Abduction in High Body Mass Index Subjects During Sit-to-Stand. Gait and Posture 41(2)640-645, 2015.
  • Palumbo TR, Williams JL, Sanford BA, Zucker-Levin A, Mihalko WM. Effects of body mass index on joint mechanics during stair descent. GCMAS 2015 Annual Conference March 18-21, 2015. Portland, OR
  • Hebert C, Assaf D, Zucker-Levin A, Richey P, Williams JL, Mihalko WM: The Effect of Altering Lumbar Lordosis on Pelvic Tilt: The Role of the Hamstrings. GCMAS 2015 Annual Conference March 18-21, 2015. Portland, OR
  • Hebert C, Assaf D, Zucker-Levin A, Richey P, Williams JL, Stephens B, Mihalko WM: Correlation of Plumbline and Lumbar Lordosis between Skin Markers and Radiograph. GCMAS 2015 Annual Conference March 18-21, 2015. Portland, OR

February 2015

  • Collins, L. Pifer, L. W. (February, 2015) "Measles Virus and the Vaccine Controversy" CoHP Scholarship Conference
  • Williamson, W., Ross, L. L. (February 17, 2015) "The Struggling Student: Providing a Road Map for Success" CoHP Faculty ScholarshipConference, February 17, 2015.
  • Pifer, L. L. W. (2015). Emerging Viruses of North America. Medical Laboratory Observer, Vol. 47, No. 3, p. 10
    (Retrieved from www.mlo-online.com)

January 2015

  • Ross, L. L. (January 31, 2015) Medical Lab Mysteries, Allied Health Student Symposium, UT Martin
  • Pifer, L. W. (January, 2015)"Blood Borne Pathogen Safety Regulations (Standard Precautions)" CoHP Orientation
  • Huffman KD, Sanford BA, Zucker-Levin AR, Williams JL, Mihalko WM: Increased Hip Abduction in High Body Mass Index Subjects During Sit-to-Stand. Gait and Posture 41(2)640-645, 2015. Epub 2015 Jan 21. DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.01.014.PMID:25622834
  • Paquette MR, Zucker-Levin A, DeVita P, Hokstra J, Pearsall D.: Lower limb joint angular position and muscle activity during elliptical exercise in healthy young men. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 2015; 31(1):19-27 ISSN: 1065-8483, DOI:10.1123/jab.2014-0105. PMID:25268277
  • Mitchell, A. W., Moore, E. M., Roberts, E. J., Hachtel, K. W., & Brown, M. S. (2015). Sensory processing disorder in children ages birth–3 years born prematurely: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy,69, 1–11. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.013755
  • Mitchell, A. (2015). Evidence-based education in occupational therapy. In T. Brown & B. Williams (Eds.), Evidence-based education: Promoting best practice in the teaching and learning of health professional students. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
  • Zachry, A. H. & Flick, J. (2015). Occupational therapy practitioners: Everyday Leaders, OT Practice, 20(1), 19-20.

December 2014

  • Collins, L., Pifer, L.W. (November 6, 2014) "CoHP Forum: Ebola Virus - Overview, Updates, and Safety", first Ebola presentation on UTHSC campus-at-large, videotaped, November 6, 2014.
  • Rosenberg S, Kumar S, Williams N J. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication and Dental Caries in Children: A Critical Analysis. Journal of Dental Hygiene. Vol 88(6). Pages 342-347. December 2014.
  • Schwarz, I. and McCarthy-Maeder, J. (September 2014-August 2019). Preparing Speech-Language Pathologists to Improve Literacy and Language Outcomes for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. $1,002,883 for five years. [read more]
  • Lancaster, S. B. (December, 2014). QA in A.T.: Quality Assurance Measurement in the Assistive Technology Process. Presented at 2014 Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology Conference, Franklin, Tennessee.
  • Slaughter, S. & Zachry, A. H. (2014, December). A multidisciplinary approach to the prevention of plagiocephaly andtorticollis. Presented at the Zero to Three National Training Institute, Hollywood, FL.
  • Zachry, A. H., Flick, J., & Lancaster, S. (2014, December) UTHSC iRISE Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies (PTCS) Program Award for “Early STEPs Pilot Program/Screening for Therapy and Empowering Parents.” $10,779 for one year.

November 2014

  • Pifer, L. W., Collins, L. (November, 2014) "CoHP Forum: Ebola Virus - Overview, Updates, and Safety", First Ebola Campus-at-Large Forum, videotaped.
  • Pifer, L. W. (November, 2014) "The Changing Spectrum of Infectious Diseases around the World", Pathology Dept., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
  • Collins, L., Pifer, L.W. (November 6, 2014) "CoHP Forum: Ebola Virus - Overview, Updates, and Safety", first Ebola presentation on UTHSC campus-at-large, videotaped, November 6, 2014.

October 2014

  • Collins, L., Pifer, L. W. (October 23, 2014) "Ebola Virus" with Linda Pifer for CoHP Scholarship Conference)
  • Ross, L. L. (October 18, 2014) Clinical Microbiology Case Studies, Presented at KY-TN Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Henderson, TN
  • Ross, L. L. (October, 2014) Utilizing Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies, Tennessee Association of Physician Assistants, Gatlinburg, TN, October 2014
  • Pifer, L.W. (October, 2014) "Five Viruses More Dangerous than Ebola", Memphis Soc. for Clin. Lab. Sci., LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN
  • Pifer, L. W., Collins, L. (October 23, 2014) "Ebola Virus" for CoHP Faculty Scholarship Meeting
  • Lancaster, S. B. (2014, October).  An introduction to sensory processing disorder. Presented at Regional Intervention Program of Memphis, Memphis, TN. 
  • Mitchell, A. W. (2014). Epistemic and ontological cognition of entering and postdidactic occupational therapy students. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, S3–S11. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011882
  • Koltnow, P., Kumar, S., Williams, N., Holder-Ballard, C., Benstein, B., Woods, M., Anderson, M., Likens, C., Reynolds, R., Rivers, D., (2014, October). Campus to Community Partnerships: Building Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Learning Experiences. Poster session presented at Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants Fall Fest Conference, Gatlinburg, TN
  • Allen, A., Allen, J. (2014, October). Filling the Gap in Oral Health Care: Another Role for the Physician Assistant. Poster session presented at Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants Fall Fest Conference, Gatlinburg, TN
  • Allman, M., Allen, A. (2014, October). An Emerging Pathway for Physician Assistant Employment: Podiatric PA. Poster session presented at Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants Fall Fest Conference, Gatlinburg, TN

Last Published: Oct 12, 2018