2021 Spring Scholarship Symposium

2021 Spring Scholarship Symposium

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Faculty Development Committee cordially invite you to the 15th Spring Scholarship Symposium. This event is scheduled for Friday, May 14 at 9 AM. The 2021 symposium will feature online podium presentations.

The event will be recorded and made available to the SMU community. 

Goals of the SMU Spring Scholarship Symposium

  • Bring together SMU scholars from various professions
  • Share innovative ideas and practices
  • Promote collaboration between scholars
  • Prepare for presenting at external professional conferences
  • Develop scholarship of discovery, integration, teaching and learning, and application / service
  • Nurture a community of scholarship within Samuel Merritt University

Continuing Education Units 

The Faculty Development Committee is pleased to offer CEUs to nursing and occupational therapy professionals. If you wish to receive CEUs for attendance at the Spring Scholarship Symposium, please complete the “sign in” and “sign out” surveys for your respective professions. Your certificates will be emailed to you within 4 weeks after the event. 

For your portfolio, please refer to the statement of goals provided above. Specific learning objectives for each session will be provided by the presenters during their respective sessions. 

Program Agenda

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TIMEACTIVITY
9:00 - 9:10

Opening Announcements
by Faculty Development Committee Co-Chairs

Welcome Address
by Dr. Fred Baldini, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

9:10 - 9:25

Virtually Ready: Understanding Pre-Clinical FNP Students’ Perceptions about Utilizing Virtual Standardized Patients in a Desktop Format Using a PCS Spark Avatar
Rigo Picazo, MSN, FNP, Instructor; Sacramento FNP Program; Tal Sraboyants, DNP, FNP-C, CHFN, Assistant Professor, Sacramento FNP Program; Amin Azzam, MD, MA, Simulation Educator, Health Sciences Simulation Center, all of Samuel Merritt University.

9:25 - 9:40

Identity and Physical Activity Engagement in Black Older Adults
Talina S. M. Corvus, PT, DPT, PhD, PhDEL Program, Pacific University, Hillsboro; Heidi McGregor Garske, PT, DPT, Physical Therapy Program, Samuel Merritt University.

9:40 - 9:55

How People with Disabilities in Guatemala Make Healthcare Decisions: A Qualitative Study Focusing on Use of Primary Healthcare Services
Goli Hashemi, MPH, OTR/L, International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK & Department of Occupational Therapy, Samuel Merritt University.

Contributing authors:  Mary Wickenden, PhD, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK; Hannah Kuper, PhD, International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

9:55 - 10:05BREAK
10:05 -10:20

National Study of Excellence and Innovation in Physical Therapist Education
Terrence Nordstrom, PT, EdD, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Samuel Merritt University.

Contributing authors:  Gail M. Jensen, PT, PhD, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, and Dean, Graduate Studies. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska; Elizabeth Mostrom, PT, PhD, Professor Emeritus. Program in Physical Therapy, School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan; Laurita Hack, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physical Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Janet Gwyer, PT, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

10:20 -10:35

Identifying Positive Deviants: Successful At-Risk Student
Rhea Kimpo, PhD, Basic Sciences Department, Samuel Merritt University.

Contributing author:  Carol Gilson, PhD, California School of Podiatric Medicine, Samuel Merritt University.

10:35 - 10:50

Best Practices in Anatomical Sciences Education
Barb Puder, PhD, Basic Sciences Department; Kamla Ahluwalia, PhD, Basic Sciences Department; Barbara Guzman, DPM, California School of Podiatric Medicine; Karissa Legleiter, MA, Basic Sciences Department; Christina Lewis, PhD, Basic Sciences Department; Matthew Smith, BS, Basic Sciences Department, all of Samuel Merritt University.

10:50 - 11:00BREAK
11:00 - 11:15

Battery-Operated LED Microscope with a Built-In LCD Monitor for Use in Resource Limited Remote Clinics
Richard M. Rocco, PhD, Basic Sciences Department, Samuel Merritt University.

11:15 - 11:30

Oxford Foot Model Marker Placement: Intra- and Inter-Rater Reliability
Drew Smith PhD, Motion Analysis Research Center; Tim Dutra DPM, California School of Podiatric Medicine; Stephen Hill PhD, Motion Analysis Research Center, all of Samuel Merritt University.

11:30  11:40Closing Announcements
by Faculty Development Committee Co-Chairs
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