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Cheryl Gainer is a practicing RN and Certified Nurse Midwife. The Texas Board of Nursing licenses her as an RN and CNM. She became certified as a Nurse-Midwife and earned a MSN from Houston Baptist University in 1982. She earned a BSN from Texas Woman’s University in 1975. She is currently full-time clinical faculty at UTA College of Nursing teaching in the senior course; Nursing of the Childbearing Family.  She has previously taught obstetric nursing at Texas Woman’s University and the University of Texas Medical Branch.  She has also been faculty for UTMB and UNM Nurse-Midwifery Education Programs. In 1990 a biopsy diagnosed Cheryl with Celiac Disease and since then she has worked to educate, advocate, and work with individuals diagnosed with any type of Gluten Intolerance. She has two children of her own with gluten intolerance and has learned firsthand the difficulty of raising children on a gluten free diet. Since 2004, Cheryl has served as a camp nurse for summer residence camps for children with Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance and Dermatitis Herpetiformis. Besides caring for children with Gluten Intolerance, Cheryl is also well versed in providing midwifery and well woman care to women with Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance and Dermatitis Herpetiformis. She is a published author on Celiac Disease and is often an invited speaker on the subject of Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance and Dermatitis Herpitformis.

Houston Baptist University
MSN
High Risk Perinatal Nursing
Arts and Science
University of Mississippi at Jackson
Certificate in Midwifery
Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
BSN
Science
September 2013
Ongoing
Professional
American College of Nurse Midwives
September 2013
Ongoing
Professional
Consortium of Certified Nurse Midwives
October 2001

Life time service to individuals with Celiac Disease.

October 2001
Texas Woman’s University Excellence in Teaching

Nominated by my fellow faculty as an excellent teacher in both classroom and clinical.

June 2014
Camp Nurse, The Great Gluten Escape at Gilmont

MISSION STATEMENT

The Great Gluten Escape will provide each camper with an opportunity to participate in all camp activities without concern for the gluten content of the food provided. The camp will provide an environment that encourages peer support and escape from the daily peer pressure of the “I can't have that” syndrome.

CAMP DETAILS

This 6 day/ 5 night summer resident camp has been designed for youth ages 7-15 with dietary restrictions related to Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, and/or Gluten Sensitivity/Intolerance. This is the camp where you can escape from the gluten loaded world we live in. At this camp you will no longer have to worry about gluten!

Camp Gilmont is located in Gilmer, Texas approximately 2 hours east of Dallas, Texas. The camp comes with all the normal camp events and activities.  Each camper will experience all of the excitement of a summer resident camp, including S'mores by the campfire!

We welcome siblings, cousins and friends 7 to 15 that are not diagnosed with Celiac Disease, DH, or Gluten Intolerance, however; only gluten free food will be served during camp. We regret we will not be able to accommodate campers experiencing the physical challenges associated with Down syndrome and Autism.  

Celiac knowledgeable Registered Nurses (RN) in residence during camp.  

Celiac Disease

I have a wealth of knowledge concerning Celiac Disease; including how it effects children and women's health. I especially understand the reproductive changes associated with diagnosed and undiagnosed Celiac Disease and have several publications concerning Celiac Disease. In addition, I have numerous presentations at local, state and national levels on Celiac Disease. I currently volunteer as Camp Nurse for The Great Gluten Escape at Gilmont each summer.

2014
Moore, M. L., & Gainer, C. (2014). Celiac disease and preterm and/or low birthweight births. MCN, 39(2), 88-93.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Gainer, C. (2011). Celiac disease: Helping patients live gluten-free. The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, 36 (9), 14-19.
Journal Article
Published
2007
Gainer, C. (2007) The great gluten escape: A camp for children with celiac disease. (Nursing Perspective Column) Gastroenterology Nursing, 30 (5), 380-381.
Journal Article
Published
2007
Gainer, C. (2007) Review of the book Recognizing Celiac Disease: Signs, Symptoms, Associated Disorders & Complications. Gastroenterology Nursing, 30 (5), 387.
Journal Article
Published
1993
Gainer, C. & Phillips, C. (1993).  Celiac sprue and pregnancy.  The Journal of Perinatal and      Neonatal Nursing, 6 (4) 29-36.
Journal Article
Published
February 2014
Celiac Disease

Review of anatomy and physiology of Celiac Disease, screening, diagnosis and treatment.

Invited
May 2011
Providing Evidence Based Preconception, Prenatal and Postpartum Care to Women with Celiac Disease.

05/24/11

Gainer, C. Providing Evidence Based Preconception, Prenatal and Postpartum Care to Women with Celiac Disease. Podium presentation for the American College of Nurse-Midwives 56th Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Antonio,TX

Invited
May 2007
Celiac Disease: Not a Rare Disease, Just Rarely Diagnosed

05/21/07

Gainer, C. Celiac Disease: Not a Rare Disease, Just Rarely Diagnosed, Podium presentation for SGNA 34th Annual Course, Baltimore, Maryland

Invited
March 2007
The Great Gluten Escape

03/16/07

Gainer, C. The Great Gluten Escape, Poster presentation for Pediatric Environmental Health Symposium, Houston, TX

Invited
May 2006
A Collaborative Model For Developing a Resident Summer Camp for Children with Celiac Disease

05/18/06

Gainer, C. A Collaborative Model for Developing a Resident Summer Camp for Children with Celiac Disease, Poster presentation for SGNA 33rd Annual Course, San Antonio, TX

Invited
November 2005
Celiac Disease in Women's Health

11/11/05

Gainer, C. Celiac Disease in Women's Health, Podium presentation for Texas Midwives Annual Conference, Wimberley, TX

Invited
October 2005
Celiac Disease: How Students Cope

10/12/05

Gainer, C., Gainer-Lane, H. & Viola, C. Celiac Disease: How Students Cope, Podium presentation to North Texas Dieticians Association, Denton, TX

Invited
October 2004
Think Celiac

10/13/04

Gainer, C. Think Celiac, Podium presentation for North Texas Nurse Practitioners-Metroplex West, Arlington, TX

Invited
June - 2014
The Great Gluten Escape at Gilmont
Other Activities
Non-Refereed / Non-Juried
Fall 2014
NURS 4441 - Nursing of the Childbearing Family
Required clinical course for BSN.
Last Updated on May 6, 2013, 3:53 pm
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June 2005
Ongoing
Camp Nurse for The Great Gluten Escape at Gilmont

MISSION STATEMENT

The Great Gluten Escape at Gilmont will provide each camper with an opportunity to participate in all camp activities without concern for the gluten content of the food provided. The camp will provide an environment that encourages peer support and escape from the daily peer pressure of the “I can't have that” syndrome.

CAMP DETAILS

This 6 day/5 night summer resident camp has been designed for youth ages 7-15 with dietary restrictions related to Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, and/or Gluten Sensitivity/Intolerance. This is the camp where you can escape from the gluten loaded world we live in. For one week you will no longer have to worry about gluten!

Camp Gilmont is located in Gilmer, Texas approximately 2.5 hours east of Dallas, Texas. The camp comes with all the normal camp events and activities.  Each camper will experience all of the excitement of a summer resident camp, including S'mores by the campfire!

We welcome siblings 7 to 15 that are not diagnosed with Celiac Disease, DH, or Gluten Intolerance, however, only gluten free food will be served during camp. We regret we will not be able to accommodate campers experiencing the physical challenges associated with Down syndrome and Autism.  

Celiac knowledgeable Registered Nurse (RN) in residence during camp.  

Volunteered
August - 2014
Chair, Faculty Issues, College of Nursing
College and Department Committees