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Assist Professor at College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Dr. Adegbola is developing a program of research  that focuses on assessment and management of recurrent acute and chronic pain. Dr. Adegbola is especially interested in culturally competent research methodologies and health promotion interventions aimed to improve the health of vulnerable populations, and reduce health disparities for those with chronic illnesses, such as sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is a global health problem that affects mostly individuals who are vulnerable and at risk for inadequate healthcare  especially in the area of  pain management.  I am also interested in exploring the role of genomics and genetic biomarkers in relation to recurrent acute and chronic pain. Despite emerging genomic discoveries, there have not been explorations of genomic predictors of chronic pain for individuals with sickle cell disease. Dr. Adegbola's  research interests are: chronic illnesses, chronic pain, health disparities, global health, minority health and sickle cell disease. In addition to translating research findings to impact clinical care provision, Dr. Adegbola is passionate about advocating for individuals with pain, and communicating the needs of these individuals to policy makers and stakeholders. A core mission of Dr. Adegbola's life and work is to improve the lives of individuals in pain,and offer holistic healthcare and improve quality of life for global populations.

National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Nursing Research
Post Doctoral Fellowship
Pain and Associated Symptoms
UTArlington
PhD
Nursing Research
City University of New York, Hunter College
M.S.N.
City University of New York, Hunter College
B.S.N.
University of West Indies, school of nursing
Diploma
August 2008
Ongoing
Assist Professor
School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Arlington
December 2010
June 2013
Nurse Researcher
Baylor Research Institute, Baylor Health Care System
January 2002
January 2012
Registered nurse
All About Staffing
August 1990
July 2008
Nursing Instructor El Centro College
El Centro College
August 1990
July 2008
Nursing Instructor
El Centro College
August 1998
December 2005
Nursing Instructor & Team Coordinator
El Centro College
January 1992
May 2002
Registered nurse
American Nursing Services
January 1990
December 1997
Registered nurse
Specialty Care Incorporated
January 1995
May 1997
Home Care Nurse
Infusion Services of North Texas
January 1992
May 1995
Registered nurse
Medical City Hospital
January 1991
December 1991
Home Care Nurse
Kimberly Quality Care
March 1988
June 1990
Divisional Assistant Director of Nursing
Critical Care, Long Island College Hospital
January 1989
May 1990
Adjunct Lecturer
New York City Technical College
March 1987
March 1988
Assistant Director of Nursing
Long Island College Hospital
March 1985
March 1987
Administrative Nursing Supervisor
Coney Island Hospital
January 1983
March 1985
Registered nurse
Coney Island Hospital
January 1982
March 1983
Registered nurse
Cabrini Medical Center
March 1979
December 1981
Registered nurse
Kings County Hospital
January 1977
March 1979
Registered nurse
Black River Hospital
January 2009
Ongoing
Membership
American Pain Society
January 2008
Ongoing
University
January 1979
Ongoing
Professional Society Activities
American Nurses Association (ANA)
August 1990
January 2008
University
El Centro College
January 1998
January 2005
University
El Centro College
January 1990
January 1997
Other
Specialty Care Incorporated
January 1992
January 1995
Other
Medical City Hospital
August 2013
Participated in LMI 2013. It is a great day at LMI!!
July 2013
NURSE RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR “To recognize a nurse who has completed an outstanding research study and who has excellent potential to develop and implement a program of research that contributes to the well being and health care of minorities”

NURSE RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR

“To recognize a nurse who has completed an outstanding research

study and who has excellent potential to develop and implement a

program of research that contributes to the well being and health care of

minorities”

 

      

July 2013

Completed one week institute

May 2013

Completed the Faculty Fellows Service Learning Program

May 2006
study abroad

study abroad program

June 2013
Installed as elected member of Board of Directors, Association of Black Nursing Faculty
Maxine Adegbola, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

I am developing a program of research  that focuses on assessment and management of recurrent acute and chronic pain. I am especially interested in culturally competent research methodologies and health promotion interventions aimed to improve the health of vulnerable populations, and reduce health disparities for those with chronic illnesses, such as sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is a global health problem that affects mostly individuals who are vulnerable and at risk for inadequate healthcare management especially in the area of chronic pain management. In addition, I am interested in exploring the role of genomics and genetic biomarkers in relation to chronic pain. Despite emerging genomic discoveries, there have not been explorations of genomic predictors of chronic pain for individuals with sickle cell disease. My research interests are: chronic illnesses, chronic pain, health disparities, global health, minority health and sickle cell disease.

In addition to translating research findings to impact clinical care provision, I am passionate about advocating for individuals with pain, and communicating the needs of these individuals to policy makers and stakeholders. A core mission of my life and work is to improve the lives of individuals in pain, and offer holistic healthcare and improve quality of life for global populations.

2013
Adegbola, M. (2013) Scholarly Tailgating Defined: The Giant Wind for Scholars and Scientists who wish to Succeed. The ABNF [Association of Black Nursing Faculty] Journal of Association of Black Nursing Faculty, 24:1, 17-20.
Journal Article
Published
2013
Adegbola, M. (2013, editorial) Lessons Learned from Politics: Translate into Healthcare Delivery. The ABNF [Association of Black Nursing Faculty] Journal, 24:1, 3-4.
Journal Article
Published
2013
Adegbola, M. (2013 editorial) Relevance of Service Learning to Nursing Education. The ABNF [Association of Black Nursing Faculty] Journal, 24:2, 39.
Journal Article
Published
2012
*Adegbola, M., Barnes, D., Opollo, J., Herr, K., Gray, J., McCarthy, A. (2012) Voices of Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease Pain. Journal of National Black Nurses Association, 23: 2, 16-23  
Journal Article
Published
2011
Adegbola, M. (2011). Genomics and Pain Research in Sickle Cell Disease: An explanation of heterogeneity? International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN)-Nursing, open access, Volume 2011, Article ID 672579, 6 pages, doi:10.5402/2011/672579. PMC3146762
Journal Article
Published
2011
*Adegbola, M. (2011) Spirituality, Self-efficacy and Quality of Life: Adults with Sickle Cell Disease, Southern On-line Journal of Nursing Research (SOJNR), 11 (1). PMC31377798
Journal Article
Published
2011
Adegbola, M. (2011). Taking Learning to the Learners: Using Audio Teleconferencing for Clinical Postconference and More, Journal of Creative Nursing 17:13,120-125. PMC35158003
Journal Article
Published
2011
Adegbola, M. (2011).Soar like Geese: Building Developmental Network Relationships for Scholarship. Nursing Education Perspectives, 32:1, 51-53. doi10.5480/1536-5026-32.1.51. PMID: 21473485
Journal Article
Published
2011
Adegbola, M. (2011). Using Lived Experiences of Adults to Understand Chronic Pain: Sickle Cell Disease, an Exemplar. I-manager’s Journal of Nursing, vol1, 3. NIHMS 370851, PMCID: PMC3398812
Journal Article
Published
2010
Adegbola, M. Nurses Collaborating with Cross Disciplinary Networks: Start to Integrate Genomics into Practice. Journal of National Black Nurses Association 2010, 21 (1), pp. 45-47.
Journal Article
Published
2010
Adegbola, M. (2010). Nurses Collaborating with Cross Disciplinary Networks: Start to Integrate Genomics into Practice. Journal of National Black Nurses Association, 21:1, 45-47. PMID: 20857776
Journal Article
Published
2010
Adegbola, M. (2010). Heterogeneity of Sickle Cell Disease: Gene Variants, What Pain! (abstract). In National Black Nurses 2010 Annual Institute and Conference. San Diego, California:.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
Adegbola, M. (2010). Spirituality augments quality of life: Adults with sickle cell disease (abstract). In Proceedings of 23rd Annual conference and scientific presentation of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty. Paris, France:.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
Adegbola, M. (2010). Scholarly Tailgating: African American Doctoral Nursing Students Developing Strategic Global Networking Relationships (abstract). In Proceedings of 23rd Annual and scientific presentations of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty. Paris, France:.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
Adegbola, M. (2010). Biopsychosociospiritual integrative approach for adults with sickle cell disease: Relationships among spirituality, self-efficacy, and quality of life (abstract). In 22nd Annual Conference of International Society of Nurses in Genetics 2009 (pp. pp. 275–279). Nursing and Health Sciences.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
Adegbola, M. (2010). Integrating Biopsychosociospiritual Care for Adults with Sickle Cell (abstract). In Proceedings of 24th Annual conference of Southern Nursing Research Society. Austin, Texas:.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
Adegbola, M. (2010). Scholarly Tailgating: Benefit for Scholars and Geese Travelling in the Same Direction. In Presented at the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education, 2010 Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia:.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
Adegbola, M. (2010, June). Scholarly Tailgating: African American Doctoral Nursing Students Developing Strategic Global Networking Relationships (abstract). Poster session presented at Presented at 24th Annual conference of Black Nursing Faculty, Paris, France.
Poster Abstract
Published
2010
Adegbola, M. (2010). Integrating Biopsychosociospiritual Care for Adults with Sickle Cell. Poster session presented at Presented at 24th Annual conference of Southern Nursing Research Society, Austin, Texas.
Poster Abstract
Published
2010
Adegbola, M. (2010). Spirituality augments quality of life: Adults with sickle cell disease. Paper presented at Presented at of 24th Annual conference of Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Paris, France ABNF.
Conference Paper
Published
2010
*Adegbola, M. (2010). Biopsychosociospiritual integrative approach for adults with Sickle Cell Disease: Relationships among spirituality, self-efficacy, and quality of life [abstract].In 22nd Annual Conference of International Society of Nurses in Genetics, 2009.Nursing and Health Sciences 12:2, 276.doi 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2010.00527.x
Journal Article
Published
2009
Adegbola, M. (2009). Integrative Biopsychosociospiritual Model of Care for Adults with Sickle Cell (abstract). In Proceedings of 22nd International Society of Nurses in Genetics. San Diego, California:.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2009
Adegbola, M. (2009). Using a Biopsychosociospiritual Model of Care for Adults with Sickle Cell (abstract). In Proceedings of 37th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. annual convention. Orlando, Florida:.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2009
Adegbola, M. (2009). Integrative Biopsychosociospiritual Model of Care for Adults with Sickle Cell. Poster session presented at Presented at 22nd International Society of Nurses in Genetics, San Diego, California.
Poster Abstract
Published
2009
Adegbola, M. (2009, September). Using a Biopsychosociospiritual Model of Care for Adults with Sickle Cell. Poster session presented at Presented at 37th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. annual convention, Orlando, Florida.
Poster Abstract
Published
2009
Adegbola, M. (2009, August). Biopsychosociospiritual Perspective: Caring for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. Poster session presented at Presented at Sisters of the Academy Research Bootcamp, Auburn, Alabama.
Poster Abstract
Published
2009
Adegbola, M. (2009, August). Chronic Pain Heterogeneity: Caring for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. Poster session presented at Presented at Sisters of the Academy Research Bootcamp, Auburn, Alabama.
Poster Abstract
Published
2009
"Can heterogeneity of Chronic Sickle Cell Disease Pain be Explained by Genomics?." Review of Biological Research for Nursing. 11, no 1, 2009: pp. 81-97. PMID19487302
Book Review
Published
2007
Adegbola, M. (2007). Relationship of Spirituality, Self-efficacy, and Quality of Life among Adults with Sickle Cell Disease (abstract). Proceedings of National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA), San Antonio, Texas.
Journal Article
Published
2007
Adegbola, M. (2007). The Relationship among spirituality, Self-efficacy, and Quality of Life in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. (Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2007) ProQuest Digital Dissertation, AAT 3289109
Journal Article
Published
2006
Adegbola, M. Spirituality and Quality of Life in Chronic Illness. The Journal of Theory Construction & Testing 2006, 10 (2), pp. 42-46.
Journal Article
Published
2005
Adegbola, M., Burns, N., Rutherford, C. (2005). Self-Care and Sickle Cell Disease (Abstract). Proceedings of Crossing Borders, Fort Worth, Tx.
Journal Article
Published
October 2013

Becoming a Nurse Scientist

Podium presentation, Becoming a Nurse Scientist. Presented at Dallas PREP Career Awareness, Eastfield College, DCCCD, Dallas, Texas.

Invited
August 2013

Networking: Building relationships

Invited
July 2013

 Advancing Diversity in Nursing and Healthcare Delivery: Scholarly Tailgating, Your Move! 

Podium presentation at the National Black Nursing Association [NBNA] Inc.  2013 Annual Institute and Conference, New Orleans, La.

Volunteered
June 2013

Chronic Pain Assessment and Use of Pain Scales: Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

Presented to ABNF Inc. 26th Annual meeting and scientific conference, Los Angeles, Ca.

Other
February 2013

Lived experiences of adults with sickle cell disease and chronic pain: Voices untold

Presented at SNRS 27th annual conference

Other
July 2012

'Nurses sit at the Table- The future is now!'

'Nurses sit at the Table- The future is now!' Presented at the NBNA annual meeting and scientific conference

Volunteered
' African American Participation in Genomic-Related Research: African American Nurses Take the Lead'
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'Association of Pain Protective Haplotype with Varying Chronic Pain Trajectories: Adults with Sickle Cell Disease'
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'Heterogeneity of Sickle Cell Disease: Gene Variants, What Pain!'
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Becoming a Nurse Scientist
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'Spirituality augments quality of life: Adults with sickle cell disease'
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Scholarly Tailgating: African American Doctoral Nursing Students Developing Strategic Global Networking Relationships (abstract)
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'Scholarly Tailgating: Benefit for Scholars and Geese Travelling in the Same Direction'
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'Integrating Biopsychosociospiritual Care for Adults with Sickle Cell'
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Integrative Biopsychosociospiritual Model of Care for Adults with Sickle Cell
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'Using a Biopsychosociospiritual Model of Care for Adults with Sickle Cell'
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'Biopsychosociospiritual Perspective: Caring for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease'
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'Chronic Pain Heterogeneity: Caring for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease'
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'Caring for adults with Sickle Cell Disease'
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Relationships of Spirituality, Self-efficacy, and Quality of Life among Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
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Strategic Networking and Scholarly Tailgate: Soar Global Developmental Relationship for Doctoral Nursing Students
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'Sickle Cell Disease Now in the Genomic Era!'
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'Networking: Building Relationships for Doctoral Students'
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'Relationship of Spirituality, Self-efficacy, and Quality of Life among Adults with Sickle Cell Disease'
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'La Participacion Afroamericana en la investigacion: Investigadores edificando confianza con afroamericanos Presentation at 5th congress of International de Linguística'
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'African American Participation in Research: Researchers Building Trust with African Americans'
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' African American Participation in Research: Researchers Building Trust with African Americans'
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'Sickle Cell Disease: Who cares?'
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'Self-Care and Sickle Cell Disease. Presentation at Crossing Borders International Conference'
Adegbola, M., Burns, N., Rutherford, C.
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'Psychosocial and self-care needs of patients with Sickle Cell Disease'
Adegbola, M., Burns, N., Rutherford, C.
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'Lived Experiences of Adults with Sickle Cell Disease and Chronic Pain'
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'Becoming a Nurse Scientist'
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'Advocacy in Research to Decrease Health Inequities: African American Nurses Take the Lead, Advance Health'
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'Chronic Pain in Adults with Sickle cell Disease: A Lived Experience Study'
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'Healthy Communities through Access, Education, Research and Collaboration'
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'Leading Practice and Research: Qualitative Inquiry of Sickle Cell Disease Chronic Pain'
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'Epigenetics, Gene Expression and Chronic Pain'
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'Genomics and Healthy People 2020: Personalization of Care'
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'pedagogical Method to Connect, Engage and Communicate when Face-to-Face is Impractical'
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'Lived Experiences of Adults with Sickle Cell Disease'
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'Association of Pain Protective Haplotype with Varying Chronic Pain Trajectories among Adults with Sickle cell Disease'
 
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July 2012 -
Ongoing
Prodromal Symptoms of Adults with Sickle Cell Disease Pain
$1,000
August 2010 -
July 2012
Pain and Associated Symptoms- Nurse Research Training [T32 NRI1147], Postdoctoral fellowship
$91,188
September 2007 -
December 2007
Relationship of Spirituality, Self-efficacy, Quality of Life among Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
$1,000
June - 2014
CV Adegbola
Other Activities
Refereed / Juried
Ongoing
Independent study- NUR6370-067 At the completion of this course the student will be able to: Apply research knowledge by conducting a qualitative research project in collaboration with an experienced nurse researcher. Enhance interviewing techniques. Code, analyze, and interpret the meaning of data collected.
Doctoral
Ongoing
Honors' thesis- Nur 3337
Undergraduate
Fall 2014
NURS 4351 - Leadership and Management
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM4:00PM
Exploration of organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision making in health care. Introduction to management skills needed by professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings. Prerequisites: NURS 4431, 4441,
Last Updated on August 18, 2014, 2:23 pm
Fall 2014
NURS 4350 - Capstone- Transition into Professional Nursing
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM4:00PM
Focus on the synthesis of knowledge acquired throughout the curriculum and the enactment of the professional nurse role in a concentrated practicum. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 4223, 4351, and 4462.
Last Updated on August 18, 2014, 2:25 pm
June 2013
Ongoing
Metroplex Black Nurses Association {Dallas}, banquet/Marketing sub-committee

Metroplex Black Nurses Association {Dallas}, banquet/Marketing sub-committee

Volunteered
December 2012
Ongoing
Volunteer with Operation Care International, Dallas, provide healthcare basic needs, spiritual growth, and ongoing transitional support for homeless, hungry, lost, lonely indoduals in the city of Dallas

Volunteer with Operation Care International, Dallas, provide healthcare basic needs, spiritual growth, and ongoing transitional support for homeless, hungry, lost, lonely indoduals in the city of Dallas

Volunteered
June 2011
Ongoing
Possibility Ministry - provide spiritual growth programs, basic needs for homeless, hopeless and distressed individuals

Possibility Ministry - provide spiritual growth programs, basic needs for homeless, hopeless and distressed individuals

Volunteered
June 2010
Ongoing
Sickle Cell Disease Association, Tarrant County, Board membet and Board member of National Sickle Cell Disease Association

Sickle Cell Disease Association, Tarrant County, Board membet and Board member of National Sickle Cell Disease Association

Volunteered
June 2009
Ongoing
Compassionate Professionals on Global Mission, short term mission

Compassionate Professionals on Global Mission, short term mission

Volunteered
June 1992
Ongoing
Dallas Overcomers Church, Medical missions/communtiy outreach and Chilren's education

Dallas Overcomers Church, Medical missions/communtiy outreach and Chilren's education

Volunteered
June 2013
Ongoing
Association of Black Nursing Faculty {ABNF} executive board

Association of Black Nursing Faculty {ABNF} executive board, chair of awards committee-appointed, appointed co-chair policy committee

Elected
June 2013
Ongoing
Metroplex Black Nurses Association {Dallas}, banquet/Marketing sub-committee

Metroplex Black Nurses Association {Dallas}, banquet/Marketing sub-committee

Elected
June 2013
Ongoing
Sickle Cell Disease Association, Tarrant County, Board membet and Board member of National Sickle Cell Disease Association

Sickle Cell Disease Association, Tarrant County, Board membet and Board member of National Sickle Cell Disease Association

Elected
July 2012
Ongoing
Association of Black Nursing Faculty {ABNF} co-editor Association of Black Nursing Faculty Journal

Association of Black Nursing Faculty {ABNF} co-editor ABNF journal

Volunteered
June 2012
Ongoing
Co-editor of Association of Black Nursing Faculty Journal

Co-editor of Association of Black Nursing Faculty Journal

Elected
December 2011
Ongoing
Sickle cell Diease Symposium Abstract Reviewer

Suickle cell Diease Symposium Abstract Reviewer

Volunteered
July 2011
Ongoing
Association of Black Nursing Faculty {ABNF} executive board

Association of Black Nursing Faculty {ABNF} executive board, and awards committee, chair, 25th silver anniversary

Appointed
July 2011
Ongoing
Sigma Theta Tau International , Delta Chapter, governance committee

Sigma Theta Tau International , Delta Chapter, governance committee

Elected
January 2011
Ongoing
Editorial Reviewe for numerous Nursing Professional Journals

Editorial review board for Journals: Journal of Cultural Diversity, Journal of Nursing Education and Practice [JNEP], Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, Nursing Education Perspectives

Volunteered
December 2009
Ongoing
Member of Board of Sickle Cell Disease Association of Tarrant County, Texas

Member of Board of Sickle Cell Disease Association of Tarrant County, Texas

Elected
August 2007
December 2012
Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) International Examination Committee, appointment

commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) International Examination Committee, appointment

Appointed
August 2011 -
August 2012
UTA College of Nursing search committee for Associate Dean of Research

search committee for Associate Dean of Research

Appointed
January 2012 -
Ongoing
UTA College of Nursing search committee for Moribtz Gerontology Chair

search committee for Moribtz Gerontology Chair

Appointed
August 2010 -
Ongoing
Nominations committee

Member of nominations committee in the college of nursing fall 2010 to present

Elected
August 2009 -
Ongoing
Leading task force for Integration of Genetics/Genomics into BSNursing program

Lead task force for Integration of Genetics/Genomics into BSNursing program

Volunteered
May 2009 -
Ongoing
University Hearing Panel

May 2009 to present

Volunteered
May - 2013
Fellowships
Fall 2012 -spring 2013 Service-Learning Faculty Fellow 9/2012 National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education Fellow
8/2010 - 7/2012     University of Iowa College of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellowship “Pain and Associated Symptoms: Nurse Research Training” (T32 NR11147), Pain- Postdoctoral Fellowship
2009 & 2008, July    Summer Institute Program to Increase Diversity (SIPID) in Health-Related research- Functional Genomics of Blood Disorders,  sponsored by National Heart Lung and Blood  Institute (NHLBI), Dallas, Texas
2007, September    Ferne Kyba endowed fellowship, Arlington, Texas
2006 summer    NINR (National Institute of Nursing Research) Summer Genetics Institute fellowship, Bethesda, Maryland
2006 spring    Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Opportunity for Researchers (MIRROR) fellowship, University of Texas at Dallas Sickle Cell Disease Research Center
2006 spring     National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA) mentee award

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