Nursing faculty, students to present at ENRS 34th Annual Scientific Sessions

Published March 29, 2022

Several students, faculty and staff will attend and present at the Eastern Nursing Research Society’s 34th Annual Scientific Sessions in Providence, Rhode Island from March 31-April 1. This year’s theme is “Charting the Path of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through Nursing Science.”

Recognition and Presentations


School of Nursing PhD student Leann Balcerzak, BS, RN, was selected for the 2022 ENRS Conference Scholarship Award. Balcerzak’s poster is titled “An Integrative Review of African American Experiences with Mindfulness Interventions for Mental Health.”

Suzanne Dickerson, professor and chair of the biobehavioral health and clinical sciences division in the School of Nursing, will co-present during a symposium session, “Qualitative RIG Symposium: Nurse Scientists Thinking Outside the Box to Address Diversity and Qualitative Data Collection informed by a Pandemic.” Co-presenters include Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, University of Massachusetts, Medical School Graduate School of Nursing; Urmo Jaanimagi, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Andrew Talal, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Posters for members of the UB School of Nursing are listed below. (Presenters are members of the UB School of Nursing unless otherwise indicated.)

  • The Impact of Multiple Media Exposures and School Climate on Youth E-cigarette Use: Yanjun Zhou; Weijun Wang; Leann Balcerzak; Yu-Ping Chang
  • The Role of Depression, Sleep, and Media Use in Youth Electronic Cigarette Use Leann Balcerzak; Weijun Wang; Yanjun Zhou; Yu-Ping Chang
  • Barriers and Facilitators of Breastfeeding in Women on Opioid Maintenance Therapy: Meg Doerzbacher; Mickey Sperlich, UB School of Social Work; Amy Hequembourg; Yu-Ping Chang
  • Voices from Young Adults: Perceptions about Electronic Cigarette Use: Yanjun Zhou; Eunhee Park; Yu-Ping Chang
  • Older Adults with Dementia Who Live Alone: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Predisposing, Enabling, and Need Factors: Cristina de Rosa; Suzanne Sullivan
  • Effect of Collaborative Care Models on Primary Care Provider Outcomes: An Integrative Review: Ashleigh Holmes; Yu-Ping Chang
  • Anti-Asian Sentiment’s impact on Mental Health Outcomes during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tania T. Von Visger; Yu-Ping Chang; Eunhee Park; Yanjun Zhou; Amy Lyons
  • Neighborhood Characteristics and Sleep Health among Adults in the Health and Retirement Study: Rebecca A. Lorenz; Samantha Auerbach; Chin-Shang Li; Yu-Ping Chang
  • Websites and Apps may Improve Equity in Advance Care Planning (ACP): Vicky Lin; Kelly Tenzek, UB College of Arts and Sciences; Suzanne Sullivan
  • Integrating Behavioral Health Service in Rural and Underserved Primary Care: Maree Grande; Christopher Barrick; Nicole Roma; Sabrina Casucci, UB School of Engineering; Colleen Canfield-Smith; Yu-Ping Chang

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