Thursday, March 22, 2018
Marianne Baernholdt, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Marianne Baernholdt, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN is the founding Director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety, and Innovation and the Nursing Alumni Endowed Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia Dr. Baernholdt has a broad background in clinical practice and education. She teaches courses and mentors national and international students and junior faculty in leadership, quality and safety, and health services research. Her research focuses on how quality of care is defined and factors affecting quality of care in global rural areas across the healthcare continuum. She has been a primary investigator and co-investigator on several federal grants using a diverse set of methods to examine quality and safety in rural areas. Prior to her current position she was on faculty at University of Virginia School of Nursing. Both at UVA and at VCU she is involved in InterProfessional Practice and Education training, projects, and programs involving students and health care practitioners. Most recently she spearheaded the development of the Langston Quality Scholars program which is a 10-month experiential learning program that offers teams of clinicians training in leadership and performance improvement while they are solving an actual quality and safety problem they have identified in their clinical setting.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health.
Dr. Glass has 18 years of research experience in conducting clinical and community-based interventions with diverse populations across multiple settings domestically and globally. She is currently the PI of five federally funded (R01s NIH/NIMH, NICHD and NIMHD and CDC/NIOSH) multidisciplinary research studies to test employment, economic empowerment and safety interventions to improve the health and well-being of gender-based violence (GBV) survivors, youth and their families. She is the PI of a UNICEF funded study in Somalia and South Sudan to prevent and respond to GBV in humanitarian setting. She is a co-investigator on two US Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugee and Migration (BPRM) funded partnership with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) to develop and test a screening tool to identify survivors of GBV in displaced and refugee populations in Ethiopia, Uganda and Colombia. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in partnership with Congolese-led NGOs, Dr. Glass is currently funded by NIH (NIMHD and NICHD) to test the effectiveness of a village led microfinance program on the health and economic stability, including reintegration to family and community for GBV survivors and other vulnerable women and men as well as young adolescents (ages 10-15 years) living in rural villages.