CHIP PhD student, Amy Cole, has been very busy these past several months. In addition her to full-time position as a UNC School of Medicine IT Project Manager, she has been an active and award-winning participant at several conferences. On June 29, she attended the Oley Foundation Annual Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri. The Oley Foundation is a non-profit home nutrition therapy community and advocacy group with over 27,000 members. The conference recognized Amy as one of the 2023 HPN Research Winners as the lead author on a clinical research paper titled, Identifying Experiences Related to Accessing Central Venous Catheters (CVCs)/Central lines for Treatment Infusions and Parenteral (IV) Nutrition (PN). Her co-authors included Lukasz Mazur, Nancy Havill, Karthik Adapa, and Daniel R. Richardson. She also participated in a panel presentation during the conference to discuss her paper and findings.
In addition, Amy had 2 poster presentations accepted for October conferences. On October 6, she attended the UNC Health Nursing Research, EBP & Quality Conference: Caring for Our Community Conference. She presented her poster titled, User-Centered Medical Device Design: Integrating Co-Design and Cognitive Ergonomics for Enhanced Nursing, Patient and Caregiver Experiences. Co-authors included Lukasz Mazur, Nancy Havill, Karthik Adapa, Daniel R. Richardson. And on October 19, Amy attended the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) Annual Conference to present her poster titled Impact of graphically visualizing PROM responses on perceived shared decision-making for symptom management in patients with chronic conditions: A rapid review. Co-authors included Angela M. Stover and Lukasz Mazur.
Amy's PhD advisor, Dr. Lukasz Mazur, Associate Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science and UNC School of Medicine has been impressed with Amy's commitment and drive. "Amy is one of the most dedicated PhD students I have ever worked with. Her motivation for the research is self-driven and that's what makes working with Amy very special. We are lucky to have her," he said.