August Capstone Presentations

by Pamela Katz Ressler, MS, RN, HN-BC, Faculty, Pain Research, Education and Policy Program and PREP-Aired moderator, Tufts University School of Medicine

Five graduating PREP students took to theAugust 2015 Tufts Capstone Presenters lectern on August 10, presenting their capstone projects to an audience of faculty, students, alumni, family and friends. After rigorous study and investigation, each student highlighted their chosen area of interest. While the capstones mark the culmination of matriculation in the PREP program, each of the graduates plan on continuing to expand their capstone projects in the areas of education, policy, and research as they move into their careers.

Congratulations to our newest graduates of the PREP program:

• Susan Neary, DVM
Integrating the Ancient Wisdom of Acupuncture into Modern Medicine: Using Case Studies in Developing CME for the Health Care Team
o Preceptor: Steven Scrivani, DMD
• Felice Indindoli
Gut Instinct: The Need for Guidelines in the Evaluation and Management of Chronic Abdominal Pain in Adolescent Girls
o Preceptor: Lisa Conboy, MA, MS, ScD
• Alexandra vander Baan
Mind Over Matter: The Development of a Pilot Study Combining Acupuncture and Mindfulness
o Preceptor: Maureen Strafford, MD
• Byron Cheng-Han Lu, MAOM
Wear Your Pain on Your Sleeve: Exploration of Fitness Wearables and Pain Tracking
o Preceptor: Pamela Ressler, MS, RN, HN-BC
• Abdulaziz Alfadhel, MD
Strategies that Transform: Toward Development of Electronic Self-Management Care in Chronic Pain Conditions
o Preceptor: Daniel B. Carr, MD

Add comment August 11th, 2015

Spring 2015 Capstones Reflect the Multidisciplinary Focus of the PREP Program

imageThe Pain Research, Education and Policy program prides itself in addressing the complex nature of pain in the individual and in society through multidisciplinary learning and collaboration.  The 2015 capstone projects exemplified the depth and breadth of the program by the varied nature of the graduating students’ innovative selection of topics and research. Congratulations to these members of the MS-PREP Class of 2015, the next generation of leaders in the field of pain.

Emily Rowe, MS-PREP, PharmD

  • Low-Dose Ketamine Infusion for Vaso-Oclusive Crises in Pediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Preceptor: Cathy Rosenfield, MD, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Lindsay St. Louis, MS-PREP

  • Social Support for Chronic Pain Patients: Are There Unmet Needs?
  • Preceptor: Pamela Katz Ressler, MS, RN, HN-BC, Stress Resources LLC

Dora Kaluma, MS-PREP

  • Opioid Risk Management: Quality Improvement Evaluation
  • Preceptor: Ronald J. Kulich, PhD, Craniofacial Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Lyndsey A. Walsh, MS-PREP, MAc

  • Cancer Patients and Their Experience Receiving Acupuncture: How Treatment Impacts Quality of Life
  • Preceptors: Marybeth Singer, MS, ANP-BC, AOCN, ACHPN and Barbara Parton, LicAc, MAc, Tufts Cancer Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Add comment May 19th, 2015

PREP Capstone Presentations on May 2

by Wendy Williams, BSN, M.Ed, Associate Director PREP Program, Tufts University School of Medicine

The PREP Community here at Tufts is pleased to announce our most recent capstone presentations.  Come to the Tufts Health Sciences Campus, 136 Harrison Ave,  Boston, M&V conference room 1, on Monday, May 2 at 3:30pm to both hear from two of our nurse graduates and to enjoy a reception following. 

Carol Krieger, RN, BSN, LicAc, MAOM: Development of a research proposal for the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment of central and neuropathic pain syndromes from polytrauma – spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and phantom limb pain

Pamela Katz Ressler, RN, BSN, HN-BC: Communicating the Experience of Chronic Illness through Blogging

Please join us as we all learn on how the study of pain in this graduate program of ours is improving the world of pain… one student at a time!

PREP Capstones_May 2011 Presentations

Add comment April 25th, 2011

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