UB SON presents posters at IntNSA 2019 Annual Education Conference

Group photo of conference attendees.

From left to right: Nicole Aloisio, Lisa Wawrzynek, Yanjun Zhou, Yu-Ping Chang, Nancy Campbell, Sabrina Casucci and Joshua Altemoos.

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.

Lisa Wawrzynek and Yanjun Zhou.

Lisa Wawrzynek and Yanjun Zhou.

“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.

Sabrina Casucci and Nicole Aloisio.

Sabrina Casucci and Nicole Aloisio.

“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.

Joshua Altemoos.

Joshua Altemoos.

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.