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University of California, San Francisco
post-doctoral fellowship
research
National Institute for Nursing Research
NIH fellowship
molecular genetics
University of Texas - Arlington
PhD
Urban Affairs
University of Texas - Arlington
MSN
child health
Texas Christian University
BSN
January 2007
Ongoing
Assist Professor
The University of Texas at Arlington
January 2007
Ongoing
Director, Genomics Translational Research Lab
The University of Texas at Arlington
January 2004
January 2007
Assist Professor
Texas Christian University
Patricia Newcomb

Dr. Newcomb's research interests focus on childhood respiratory health and include symptom management, health promotion for children with asthma, gene-environment interactions in respiratory conditions, population health disparities, use of genomic markers to predict asthma severity, symptoms, and response to treatment,  and the role and effectiveness of genomic health policy. Current research includes investigations of DNA methylation in children with asthma and the effects of glutathione-S-transferase polymorphisms and air pollution on airway inflammation and lung function in children with asthma during exercise.

2013
Newcomb, P. & Cyr, A. Conditions associated with childhood asthma in north Texas. ISRN         Allergy. http://www.isrn.com/journals/allergy/aip/
Journal Article
In-press
2013
Newcomb, P . 2013. Genetic and genomic influences on growth and development. In James, S.R., Nelson, K.A., & Ashwill, J. W. (Eds.) Nursing Care of Children. Fourth edition. St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders. pp59-64.
Book Chapter
Published
2012
Newcomb, P., Hunt, A., Rast, P., Cauble, D., Rowe, N., & Li, J. (2012). Acute Effects of Walking Environment and GSTM1 Variants in Children with Asthma. Biological Research for Nursing. 14(1): 56-65.  
Journal Article
Published
2012
Newcomb, P. & Cauble, D. (2012). The complex airway in childhood asthma. Current Pediatric Reviews, 8(1): 2-19.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Newcomb, P., Raudonis, B., Snow, D., & Cauble, D. (2012) Transmission of family health  information within families. Open Journal of Nursing, 2:15-22 doi:10.4236/ojn.2012.21003  
Journal Article
Published
2012
Newcomb, P. (2012)Spreadsheet and relational database programs: Useful tools for peri-operative  nurses. Peri-operative  Nursing Clinics of North America, 7(2): 211-221.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Newcomb, P. Hunt, A., Rast, P., Cauble, D., (2011). Acute Effects of  Walking Environment and GSTM1 Variants in Children with Asthma. Refereed abstract D-5. Southern Online Journal of  Nursing Research, 11(2). Available at http://snrs.org/annualconf/2011/data/papers/D3-5.html
Journal Article
Published
2011
Newcomb, P. & Raudonis, B. (2011). Systematizing the cultivation of nurse scientists at the undergraduate level. In Learning Across Disciplines, 2011 Mentoring Conference Proceedings, pp 105-109.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
Newcomb, P., McGrath, K. W., Covington, J., Lazarus, S. C., & Janson, S. (2010). Barriers to patient-clinician collaboration in asthma management: The patient experience. Journal of Asthma, 47, 192-197.
Journal Article
Published
2010
Newcomb, P., Hunt, A., Rowe, N., Rast, P., Cauble, D., & Li, J. (2010). Acute Effects of Walking Environment and GSTM1 Variants in Children with Asthma. Biological Research for Nursing. Published ahead of print
Journal Article
Published
2010
Newcomb, P. (2010). Using the symptom management theory to explain how nurse practitioners care for children with asthma. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 14(2), 42-46.
Journal Article
Published
2010
*Newcomb, P., Hunt, A., Rast, P. Rowe, N., Cauble, D. & Dyson, M. (2010). Walking  environment  and GSTM1 variants in children with asthma.  Refereed abstracts: Proceedings  of 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics. Dallas Texas.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
Newcomb, P. (2010, April). Genetic Information at your Findertips! Databases for the Practicing Nurse. Dallas/ Fort Worth Nurses Lounge.
Journal Article
Published
2010
Newcomb, P. (2010). Evolving fairness in research on human subjects. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 23(3), 123-124.
Journal Article
Published
2009
Li, J. & Newcomb, P. (2009). Disparities in childhood asthma hospitalization: A spatial analysis of contextual effects. Transportation Research Part D, 14(5), 317-325.
Journal Article
Published
2009
Newcomb, P. (2009). Safe Control of Pet and Pest Asthma Triggers. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 5(8), 571-578.
Journal Article
Published
2009
Newcomb, P., Smith, A., & Webb, P. (2009). Relationship of Nurse Job Satisfaction to Implementation of a Nursing Professional Practice Model. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 9(3), N/A.
Journal Article
Published
2009
Smith, J., Newcomb, P., Sundberg, E., & Shaffer, P. (2009). (2009) Relationship of opioid analgesic protocols to assessed pain and length of stay in the pediatric post anesthesia care unit following tonsillectomy. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 24(2), 86-91.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Newcomb, P. & Li, J. (2008). Predicting Admissions for Childhood Asthma Exacerbations Based on Proximity to Major Roadways and Demographic Factors. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 40(4), 319-325.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Newcomb, P. & Raudonis, B. (2008, July). Genes, Genetics, Genomics, Oh My! Essential genetics and Genomics Competencies for all Registered Nurses. Dallas/Fort Worth Nurses Lounge.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Newcomb, P. and B. Raudonis. "Genes, Genetics, Genomics, Oh My!." Nurses Lounge. Jul. 2008: 21-25.
Popular Press Article
Published
2007
Newcomb, P. & Riddlesperger, K. (2007). Using improvisational theater to teach genetics concepts to nursing students. Nurse Educator, 32(5), 227-230.
Journal Article
Published
2007
Newcomb, P. 2007. The child with an integumentary alteration. In James, S. and Ashwill, J. (Eds) Nursing Care of Children.  Third edition. St Louis: WB Saunders
Book Chapter
Published
2006
Newcomb, P. (2006). Results of an asthma disease management program in an urban pediatric community clinic. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing,, 11(3), 178-188.
Journal Article
Published
2006
Newcomb, P., Cagle, C., & Walker, C. (2006). Using imaginative literature to foster cultural sensitivity. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 3(1).
Journal Article
Accepted
2006
Cagle, C., Walker, C. A., & Newcomb, P. (2006). Using imaginative literature in clinical courses to improve student outcomes. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 10(1), 6-10.
Journal Article
Published
2005
Newcomb, P. (2005). Predicting choice of health services for publicly insured children with nonurgent illnesses. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 6(3).
Journal Article
Published
2005
Walker, C., Newcomb, P., & Cagle, C. (2005). Age and ageism: Inhabiting the lives of well elders. Journal of Nursing Education, 44, 283-285.
Journal Article
Published
2005
Newcomb, P. (2005). The child with an integumentary alteration. In McKinney, E.S., James, S.R., Murray, S.S., & Ashwill, J. W. (Eds.), Maternal Child Nursing. Second edition. St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders.
Book Chapter
Published
2002
Newcomb, P. (2002). The child with an integumentary alteration. In James, S. and Ashwill, J. (Eds.), Nursing Care of Children Second edition. St Louis: WB Saunders.
Book Chapter
Published
2000
Newcomb, P. (2000). Arguments for a single-payer national health insurance program. Nurse Practitioner, 25(11), 8-11.
Journal Article
Published
February 2012
Pediatric tonsils: Potential window on pollution
paper presented to the Southern Nursing Research Society, New Orleans LA 
Uncategorized
October 2011
Systematizing the Cultivation of Nurse Scientists at the Undergraduate

Presentation to Mentoring Conference, Learning Across Disciplines. University of New Mexico, Albuqerque, NM.

Uncategorized
October 2011
Genetics and testing for the Primary Care PNP

Presented to Pediatric Nursing Clinical and Professional Update (regional conference), Arlington, Texas.

Uncategorized
February 2011
The WalkAbout Project

Pre    Presentation of research to the annual meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Jacksonville, Florida

Uncategorized
December 2010
Using Improvisational Theater to Relate genetics to the Concerns of

Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Global Alliance for Leadership  In  Nursing Education and Science. Arlington, Virginia

Uncategorized
October 2010
Walking Environment and GSTM1 Variants in Children with Asthma
Presentation to the International Society of Nurses in Genetics
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September 2010
The Walkabout Project

September 14, 2010. The WalkAbout Project. presentaton to Medical Grand Rounds. Cook Children’s Medical Center.   Fort Worth, TX

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May 2010
Emerging Genetics-related Ethics and Policy Issues

May 25, 2010. Presentation to Society of Pediatric   Nurses, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX.

Uncategorized
November 2009
SYSTEMATIZING THE CULTIVATION OF NURSE SCIENTISTS AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL
Presentation to American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Uncategorized
October 2009
Mechanisms of Intergenerational Transmission of Family Health Information

Poster: International Society of Nurses in Genetics

Uncategorized
May 2009
Roots to Buds, The Family Health History in Clinical Practice

Preconference workshop. Annual Regional Conference Greater Texas Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, Fort Worth, TX

Uncategorized
September 2008
Essential Concepts of Molecular Genetics and Pedigree Interpretation

Preconference, Texas Nurse Practitioners’ 20th Annual Conference, Austin, Texas.

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January 2010 -
January 2011
Helping Children Learn About Genetic Testing
$1,000
January 2009 -
January 2010
Effects of Indoor and Outdoor Walking Conditions in Children with Asthma and GSTM1 Variants
$15,000
January 2008 -
January 2010
DNA Methylaton Patterns in Children with Asthma
$1,000
January 2008 -
January 2009
Acquiring Essential Genomics Technologies for Translational Nursing Research
$9,640
Fall 2012
NURS 6306 - Research Design
Application of advanced nursing research methods to design research focused on improving health outcomes in culturally diverse populations
Last Updated on August 13, 2013, 11:10 pm
Spring 2012
NURS 6304 - MEASUREMENT IN CULTURALLY DIVERSE AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
Evaluation of measurement tools/instruments for studying culturally diverse and vulnerable populations.
Last Updated on August 13, 2013, 11:10 pm
Summer 2011
NURS 6390 - Introduction to Genetics and Genomics
This course explores genomic concepts and principles related to human variation in health and disease. Students will review and discuss the structure and function of DNA, gene expression and regulation, and genetic variation as relevant to selected single gene and complex human disorders. The clinical application of the family history and pedigree will be demonstrated, and the potential of selected genetic technologies for nursing research will be explored. Clinical application of moral, ethical and legal issues will be integrated throughout the course. The course consists of a one-week online module followed by a week of daily on-campus didactic and laboratory activities. Students are expected to participate in online activities daily during the first week. Students are expected to attend class daily (6 hours: 9 am through 4:30 pm) during the second week at UTA in the Pickard Building.
Last Updated on August 13, 2013, 11:10 pm
Fall 2010
NURS 6390 - TOPICS IN NURSING
This course explores genetic concepts and principles as they relate to human variation in health and disease. Students will review and discuss the structure and function of DNA, gene regulation, risk assessment, and literature on selected single gene and complex disorders.
Last Updated on August 13, 2013, 11:10 pm