2019 Doctoral symposium
Transforming Healthcare: Leading with Data
On February 16, 2019, the GNLC hosted its fifth Doctoral Symposium at Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA. It was a great day filled with networking and learning. We had approximately 80 attendees ,11 posters and 9 podium presentations in addition to our amazing speakers.
poster contest winners:
Some Photos from the Day…
about our plenary speakers
Vicki Hertzberg, PhD., FASA
Dr. Hertzberg is an internationally-recognized expert on “big data” and its impact on health care. She is widely known for her work measuring the social contacts in emergency departments and disease transmission on aircraft carriers. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Institute of Environmental Health, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. Her work has been published in high-impact journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, PLOS One, and Pediatrics.
Jeannie Cimiotti, PhD., FAAN
Dr. Cimiotti is an internationally known health services researcher with expertise in nurse workforce issues and the quality of patient care. Dr. Cimiotti uses large provider and patient datasets such as those available through local, state, and national government sources to identify issues in care delivery and subsequent provider and patient outcomes. Through her research she has examined a variety of provider outcomes such as job dissatisfaction and burnout, and patient outcomes such as hospital-acquired infections and infection-related and other outcomes such as hospital lengths of stay, readmissions, failure-to-rescue, and patient mortality. She has served as a member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for ICUs and on the U.S. News & World Reports, Best Hospitals for Common Care, Medical Advisory Panel.
Her current research funded through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing examines the use of advanced practice registered nurses in acute care and associated patient outcomes, as well the availability of nurses during times of natural disasters and how the availability of nurse resources are associated with both nurse and patient outcomes.