Published October 11, 2019
Two students, three faculty and two staff members from the School of Nursing, along with a School of Engineering and Applied Sciences colleague, presented research at the 43rd IntNSA Annual Educational Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
The International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) is a professional society for nurses committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment and management of addictive disorders. This year’s conference topic was “Substance Use Across the Lifespan,” emphasizing patient-centered and interdisciplinary care.
The UB SON attendees presented three posters:
“The Use of Virtual Reality in Treatment Approaches for Substance Use Disorder,” presented by Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, associate dean for research and scholarship; Yanjun Zhou, PhD student; and Lisa Wawrzynek, BS student.
“Process of Behavioral Health Integration in Native American Primary Care,” presented by Yu-Ping Chang; Christopher Barrick, PhD, research associate professor; Sabrina Casucci, PhD, assistant professor of teaching and director of the engineering management program (UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences); and Nicole Aloisio, UB SON senior research support specialist.
“Behavioral Health Workforce: The Preliminary Outcomes of Team-Based Interprofessional Behavioral Health Training,” presented by Yu-Ping Chang; Christopher Barrick; and Joshua Altemoos, project coordinator for the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training program.
In addition to research poster presentations, Chang will be inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Addictions Nursing at the conclusion of the conference on October 13. Fellows are recognized for their contributions through practice, teaching, advocacy, administration and research in the field of addictions nursing.