Nursing at the NIH Clinical Center

Nursing Department Executive Team

Gwen Wallen

Gwenyth R. Wallen, PhD, RN
Chief Nurse Officer (Acting)
NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department

Academic Degrees
BSN, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
MA, Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, MI
PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Email: gwallen@cc.nih.gov

Phone: 301-496-0596

Biosketch:

Gwenyth Wallen, PhD, RN is currently the Deputy Chief Nurse Officer for Research and Practice Development and the Chief of Nursing Research and Translational Science at the National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center. Her clinical research specializations include health behavior and health disparities research with special emphasis on methodology and measurement in end-of-life care, integrative health and vulnerable populations. Prior to beginning her career as a clinical nurse scientist and nursing administrator she held advance practice roles as the Clinical Specialist for Neonatology and Clinical Manager of the Level III NICU at the Washington Hospital Center, in Washington, DC. Dr. Wallen also served as a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Family Studies at the University of Maryland coordinating evaluation research for three state and local Responsible Fatherhood programs.

Dr. Wallen is a member of the Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Institutional Review Board. She serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor for Behavioral and Community Health, University of Maryland, School of Public Health and an Adjunct Clinical Instructor, University of Michigan, School of Nursing. Dr. Wallen has a BS in Nursing from the University of Maryland, a MA in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University, and a PhD in Health Education from the University of Maryland. In 2008 she completed the 2-year University of Arizona Fellowship in Integrative Medicine as part of her developing portfolio of integrative health research.

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program Mentorship Award (2015)
  • National Institute of Heart Lung and Blood, Director's Award for Diversity (2014)
  • National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center Director's Science Award (2013)
  • U.S. Public Health Service Hasselmeyer Award for Nursing Research Initiatives (2012)
  • National Institutes of Health Director's Award for Administration, NIAMS National Multicultural Outreach Initiative (2012)
  • National Institutes of Health Director's Award for Mentoring (2012)
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Director's Science Award (2012)
  • National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center Director's Award for Teaching/Training (2011)
  • United States Public Health Service (USPHS), Chief Nurse Officer Award (2007)
  • National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, Director's Science Award (2005)
  • National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, Director's Award for Education (2002)

Selected Presentations:

Wallen, G.R. (March 27, 2014). Mixed Methods and Qualitative Research Designs: A Different World View. Annual Meeting of the Mexican Emerging Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network (La Red), Mexico City, Mexico.

Wallen, G.R. (November 8-12, 2013). Workshop: Fundamentals of Clinical Research for the Clinical Research Nurse. 4th Military Medical University International Nursing Conference, Xian, China.

Wallen, G.R. (June 2013). Keynote: Current Status and Development of Translating Research into Nursing Practice: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Building Exemplary Translational Science in Nursing. 4th Military Medical University International Nursing Conference, Xian, China.

Selected Publications:

Ulrich, C.M., Wallen, G.R., Cui, N., Chittams, J., Sweet, M., Plemmons, D. (2015). Establishing Good Collaborative Research Practices in the Responsible Conduct of Research in Nursing Science. Nursing Outlook, 63(2): 171-180.

Wallen, G.R., Brooks, A.T., Whiting, B., Clark, R., Krumlauf, M.C., Yang, L., Schwandt, M.L., George, D.T., & Ramchandani, V.A. (2014). The Prevalence of Sleep Disturbance in Alcoholics Admitted for Treatment: A Target for Chronic Disease Management. Family & Community Health, 37(4):288-97.

Wallen, G.R. (2014). Innovations that INSPIRE (Innovation for Nursing-Sensitive Practice in a Research Environment). Nursing Management, 45(9): 23-25.

Wallen, G.R., Minniti, C.P., Krumlauf, M., Eckes, E., Allen, D., Oguhebe, A., Seamon, C., Darbari, D.S., Hildesheim, M., Yang, L., Schulden, J.D., Kato, G.J., Taylor VI. J.G. (2014). Sleep Disturbance, Depression and Pain in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. BMC Psychiatry. Jul 21;14(1):207. [Epub ahead of print].

Brooks, A.T., Andrade, R. E., Middleton, K.R., and Wallen, G.R. (2014). Social Support: A Key Variable for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Management in Hispanic Patients with Rheumatic Diseases. Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders, 7:21-26.

Brooks, A.T., Silverman, L., Wallen, G.R. (2013). Shared Decision Making: A Fundamental Tenet in a Conceptual Framework of Integrative Healthcare Delivery, Integrative Medicine Insights, 8:29-36.

Ames, N.J., Peng, C., Powers, J.H., Leidy, N.K., Miller-Davis, C., Rosenberg, A., VanRaden, M., Wallen, G.R. (2013). Beyond Intuition: Patient Fever Symptom Experience. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Epub ahead of print DOI: pii: S0885-3924(13)00229-7.

Wallen, G.R., Middleton, K.R., Miller-Davis, C., Tataw-Ayuketah, G., Todaro, A., Rivera-Goba, M., Mittleman, B. (2012). Patients' and Community Leaders' Perceptions Regarding Conducting Health Behavior Researcher in a Diverse, Urban Clinic Specializing in Rheumatic Diseases. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 6 (4): 405-415.

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Deborah Kolakowski

Deborah Kolakowski, DNP, RN
Service Chief for Oncology and Critical Care
NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department

Academic Degrees
BSN, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
MSN, Marymount, Arlington, VA
DNP, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Email: dkolakowski@cc.nih.gov

Phone: 301-443-1251

Biosketch:

Deborah Kolakowski is the Nursing Service Chief for Oncology and Critical Care at the NIH, Clinical Center. She provides oversight of the daily operations, planning and advising the inpatient and ambulatory programs of care within the specialty practice of oncology and critical care. She works closely with the multidisciplinary teams directing the agendas for the programs regarding clinical research nursing.

Dr. Kolakowski earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD, a Master of Science in Nursing from Marymount University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina. Her previous work experiences include Program Director for Advanced Practice and Outcomes Management and Nurse Manager for the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the NIH Clinical Center. While at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., she served in the capacity as the Interim Chief Nurse Executive, Administrator for Patient Care Services, and Director of Critical Care Services. Dr. Kolakowski's research interest and focus for her capstone course work identified nursing research activities that contributed to nursing workload in a clinical research setting utilizing a patent classification system to quantify acuity measures.

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • National Institute of Health, Clinical Center Patient Safety Champion Award – Critical Care (2007)
  • National Institute of Health, Clinical Center, Nursing and Patient Care Services Team Award –ICU, (2007)
  • National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center Director's Award for Strategic Initiatives (2004)

Selected Presentations and Publications:

Kolakowski, D. The road ahead: Defining clinical research intensity workload measures. QuadraMed; Acuity Plus User Group Meeting, Washington DC; August 2010.

Kolakowski, D. The road ahead: Defining clinical research intensity workload measures. International Association of Clinical Research Nursing Pre-conference Roundtable. Bethesda, MD; November 2010.

Zimmerman, J., D. Wagner, W. Knaus, J. Williams, D. Kolakowski, E. Draper, "The Use of Risk Predictions to Identify Candidates for Intermediate Care Units: Applications for Intensive Care Utilization and Cost", Chest, 108:2, 1995.

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Ann Marie Matlock

Ann Marie Matlock, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Service Chief for Medical Surgical Specialties
CAPT, United States Public Health Service
NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department

Academic Degrees
BSN, Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD
MSN, Nursing Administration, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
DNP, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Email: amatlock@cc.nih.gov

Phone: 301.435-5679

Biosketch:

CAPT Ann Marie Matlock earned a BSN in Nursing from Salisbury State University in 1991, a MSN from the University of Maryland in 2003 and a DNP from the George Washington University in 2013. In addition she earned a Certificate in the Business of Nursing from Johns Hopkins University in 2001. She is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Nurse Executive. She began her career as an ICU fellow at the Washington Hospital Center where she worked in a variety of critical care settings before coming to the Clinical Center in 2000. At the Clinical Center she began her career as a Senior Clinical Research Nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. In 2006 she became the Nurse Manager for the Medical Telemetry unit and assumed responsibility for opening the Special Clinical Studies Unit in 2009. In 2007, she joined the United States Public Health Service and is currently serving at the rank of Captain. In 2013, she was selected as the Service Chief for the Medical Surgical Specialties service. She has published several articles and provided presentations on a variety of topics. Her DNP capstone project focused on Family Caregiver Training.

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • NIH Clinical Center Directors Award for Nursing Leadership –Ebola Response (2014)
  • US Public Health Service, Unit Commendation (2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007)
  • George Washington University Alumni Association Prize for the School of Nursing (2013)
  • NIH Clinical Center, Director's Award for Administration (2012)
  • NIH Clinical Center, Director's Award for Patient Safety Champion (2011)
  • US Public Health Service, Special Assignment Award & Achievement Medal (2011)
  • US Public Health Service, Chief Nurse Officer Award (2010)
  • NIH Clinical Center, Director's Award for Administration (2009)
  • US Public Health Service, Commendation Medal (2008)
  • National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, Director's Award for Patient Care (2007)
  • One of 100 Extra Ordinary Nurses in Washington Metropolitan Area (2004)

Selected Presentations:

Matlock, A. & Hubbard, M. (April 2015). Fighting Ebola: Domestically and Abroad. Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Public Health. Global Health Awareness Week, Baltimore, MD

Matlock, A. & Hubbard, M. (March 2015). Nursing management of patients with Ebola – The NIH Experience. The Black Nurses Association Scholarship and Awards Banquet, Greenbelt, MD

Matlock, A.M., & May, N. (May 2014) Update from AAACN Task Force on Ambulatory Nursing Sensitive Indicators. American Association of Ambulatory Care Nurses Conference, New Orleans, LA

Matlock, A.M, & Seder. R. (May 2014). Understanding protective immunity by an attenuated malaria vaccine: A Collaborative Effort in Science and Clinical Care to Achieve Successful Protocol Implementation. NIH, Clinical Center Grand Rounds, Bethesda, MD.

Matlock, A.M. (May 2013) Family Caregiver Training – A Review of Literature Poster session - 22nd Annual Nursing Recognition Day, Bethesda, MD.

Barrett, K., Hubbard, M., Matlock, et al. (May 2013). Nursing Care of Ebola Zaire Occupational Exposure. Poster session - 22nd Annual Nursing Recognition Day (NRD), Bethesda, MD.

Matlock. A. M. (May, 2012). Career Management & Work Life Balance. 21st NRD, Bethesda, MD.

Matlock, A.M. (December, 2011). Should Clinicians Give Gifts to their Patients? Ethics Grand Rounds, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD.

Matlock, A.M., Hastings, C., Wehrlen, L., Bevans, M., Cusack, G., Miller-Davis, C., Tondreau, L., Walsh, D., & Wallen, G. (October, 2011). Building the Foundation for Clinical Research Nursing. Poster session. Nursing Management Congress, Las Vegas, NV.

Barrett, K., Hubbard, M., Matlock, A.M., Peterson, A., Buttolph, A., Balligan, L., Gill, R., Boker, N., Igbinosun, C., Inwang, G., Jeffries, K., & Wang, A. (May 2011). Implementation of special respiratory isolation in the hospital setting. Poster session. 20th NRD Bethesda, MD.

Matlock, A.M., (February 2010). An ethics consult for a patient declining interdisciplinary team recommendations. NIH Clinical Center Ethics Grand Rounds, Bethesda, MD.

Selected Publications:

Matlock, A.M., Gutierrez, D.C., Wallen, G.R., & Hastings, C. (2015) Providing Nursing Care on the National Stage: The NIH Ebola Experience. Nursing Outlook, 63(1) 21-4.

Martinez, K., Start, R., Mastal, P., Matlock, A.M., & Battaglia, R. (2015). Ambulatory Care: Nursing Sensitive Indicators. Nursing Economics, 33(1) 59-66.

Matlock, A.M., Gutierrez, D.C., & Wallen, G.R. (2015). Ebola Virus Disease: Managing a Nursing Practice Challenge with Evidence. Nursing Management, 46(2) 20-2.

Bevans M, Hastings C, Wehrlen L, Cusack G, Matlock AM, Miller-Davis C, Tondreau L, Walsh D, & Wallen GR. (2011). Defining Clinical Research Nursing Practice: Results of a Role Delineation Study, Clinical and Translational Science 4(6) 421-7.

Lantos J, Matlock AM, & Wendler D.(2011). Clinician Integrity and Limits to Patient Autonomy, JAMA 305(5) 495-9.

Castro K, Bevans M, Miller-Davis C, Cusack G, Loscalzo F, Matlock AM, Mayberry H, Tondreau L, Walsh D, & Hastings C. (2011). Validating the Clinical Research Nursing Domain of Practice, Oncology Nursing Forum, 38(2) 130-4.

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Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Service Chief for Neurosciences, Behavioral Health and Pediatrics
NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department

Academic Degrees
BSN, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
MSN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
DNP, Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA

Email: Barbara.jordan@nih.gov

Phone: 301.496.8019

Biosketch:

Barbara Jordan is currently the Nursing Service Chief for Neurosciences, Behavioral Health and Pediatrics at the NIH, Clinical Center. Dr. Jordan provides oversight of the operations, planning and advising of the programs of care within her specialty areas. She works closely with the multidisciplinary teams within her service and directs the agenda for the neuroscience, behavioral health and pediatric programs regarding clinical research nursing.

Dr. Jordan earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, PA, a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in health care systems administration from The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She previously served as the Vice President of Patient Care Services / Chief Nursing Officer for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Northwest in Seneca PA. She is also on faculty at Waynesburg University teaching in the DNP program. Dr. Jordan has additional prior experience as the Clinical Director of Infection Control and Regulatory Compliance at UPMC St. Margaret and as Clinical Operations Director of the ICU/CCU at Durham Regional Hospital in Durham, NC. She has many years of critical care leadership experience in various hospital settings. Dr. Jordan's research interests are in relationship-based care and nursing leadership.

Selected Presentations:

Jordan, B., Stephens, K., Hoolahan, S., & Sacco, D. (March 2014). The impact of relationship-based care on patient and staff satisfaction and patient falls. Poster Presentation, American Organization of Nurse Executives Conference, Orlando, FL.

Rimpa, T., Jordan, B., & Bialo, S. (February 2013). A successful patient fall reduction program in an inpatient behavioral health unit. Podium Presentation, ANA Nursing Quality Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Sorensen, J. & Jordan, B. Out by 2 PM: Predicting hospital discharges to enhance patient flow. (September 2012). Poster Presentation, Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders, Annual Conference, Penn State Toptrees Resort, PA.

Jordan, B. & DiNucci, S. (September 2009). Keys to a successful catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention program: Improving patient outcomes by reducing infection rates. Audio-conference presented for AHC Media. Jordan, B. (September 2009). The gentle side of root cause analysis. Poster Presentation, SWPONL Annual Conference, Nemacolin Resort, PA.

Jordan, B. & DiNucci, S. (September 2008). Reduction of healthcare acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infections through technological innovations. Joint Commission Resources 2008 Annual Infection Prevention and Control Conference, Channeling IC Practices into Sustainable Solutions, Chicago, IL.

Jordan, B. & Lester, B. (April 2008). Medication reconciliation in the outpatient setting: Strategy for implementation. Poster Presentation, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Seattle, WA.

Jordan, B. (October 2007). Prevention of central line associated blood stream infections. Greater Pittsburgh 19th Annual Nursing Research Conference, PA.

O'Brien, J., Jordan, B., Pontzer, R., & DiNucci, S. (August 2007). Successful implementation of infection control quality initiatives using ingenuity and technological innovations. Poster Presentation, The Quality Colloquium, Harvard University.

Selected Publications:

Anton, B., Schafer, J. J., Micenko, A., Wolf, D. M., DiNucci, S., Donovan, P. and Jordan, B. (2009). Clinical decision support: How CDC tools impact patient care outcomes. Journal of Healthcare Information Management, 23(1), 39-45.

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Diane Walsh

Diane Walsh, MS, RN
Special Assistant to the Chief Nurse Officer
NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department

Academic Degrees
BSN, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
MS, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Email: DWalsh@cc.nih.gov

Phone: 301-402-2363

Biosketch:

Diane Walsh is the Special Assistant to the Chief Nurse Officer for the NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department. As the Special Assistant to the Chief Nurse Officer she serves as the principal advisor to the Chief Nurse providing authoritative advice to her and other senior-level officials in regards to nursing program issues.

Ms. Walsh earned her BSN from the University of Florida in 1982 and her MS in Nursing with a Certificate in General Administration from the University of Maryland in 1993. Ms. Walsh was a recipient of a National Health Service Corps Scholarship and began her professional career as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service in the Indian Health Service at the Ada Indian Hospital in Ada, Oklahoma. As a Staff Nurse at the Ada Indian Hospital from 1982-1987, she worked in various areas of the hospital including the Medical Surgical Unit, OB-GYN, Special Care Unit and Emergency Room. In 1987 Ms. Walsh transferred to the National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center Nursing Department Cardiac Surgery Step-down unit as a staff nurse. Since this time she has functioned in various roles in the Clinical Center including Nurse Manager, Nurse Consultant and now the Special Assistant to the Chief Nurse Officer. Ms. Walsh retired as Captain from the U.S. Public Health Service in 2012 after 30 years of service. Ms. Walsh was active in Public Health Service Corps activities including Chair of the Nursing Professional Advisory Committee (NPAC), Chair of various subcommittees of the NPAC and was a member of the Corps Transformation workgroup and the Secretaries Transformation Action Team Incident Command Workgroup that addressed the White House Report on Katrina Lessons Learned.

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • NIH Office of the Director Honor Award, Clinical Research Support (CRS) Transition (2012)
  • Chief Nurse Officer Award (PHS) – NIH Category Lead for Billet Collection System (2012)
  • NIH Clinical Center Director's Award: Emergency Preparedness (2008)
  • NIH Clinical Center Director's Award: Clinical Center Nutrition Cost Reduction Team (2007)
  • Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service/NIH Hurricane Katrina Relief Team (HHS) (2006)
  • NIH Director's Recognition Award: Hurricane Katrina Response (2005)
  • U.S. Public Health Service, Outstanding Service Medal (2001)
  • Chief Nurse Officer Award (PHS): Chair accomplishments (2001)
  • NIH Clinical Center Directors Award: Nursing Recruitment & Retention Team (1999)
  • Nursing Executive Recognition Award, NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department (1999)
  • Chief Nurse Officer Award, N-PAC (PHS): Recruitment Activities (1993)
  • Citation for Clinical Excellence, NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department (1990)
  • Citation for Outstanding Leadership, NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department (1989)
  • Citation for Clinical Excellence, NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department (1988)

Selected Publications:

Bevans, M., Hastings, C., Wehrlen, L., Cusack, G., Matlock, A.M., Miller-Davis, C., Tondreau, L., Walsh, D., Wallen, G.R. (2011). Defining Clinical Research Nursing Practice: Results of a Role Delineation Study. Clinical and Translational Science, 4(6):421-427

Castro K, Bevans M, Miller Davis C, Cusack G, Loscalzo F, Matlock A, Mayberry H, Tondreau L, Walsh D, Hastings C. (2011). Validating the clinical research nursing domain of practice. Oncology Nursing Forum, 38 (2): E72-E80.

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Cheryl A. Fisher

Cheryl A. Fisher, EdD, RN
Sr. Nurse Consultant for Extramural Collaborations
NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department

Academic Degrees
BSN, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
MSN, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
EdD, Instructional Technology, Towson University, Towson, MD

Email: cfisher@nih.gov

Phone: 301-402-7505

Biosketch:

Cheryl Fisher, EdD, RN, is the Senior Nurse Consultant for Extramural Collaborations within the Nursing Department at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Primary areas of research are in course development, program evaluation and in administrative areas of clinical research nursing. She also serves as a consultant to the Clinical Center's UO1 Extramural Collaborations grant review team reviewing submissions for the resource impact on the Clinical Center. Prior to her current position, Dr. Fisher worked as the Program Director for Professional Development working to enhance educational opportunities through the use of technology.

She received her doctorate in Instructional Technology from Towson University and has a post graduate certificate in nursing informatics from the University of Maryland and a post graduate certificate in nursing education from George Mason University. She is responsible for outreach to the extramural NIH sites to provide education and resources for nurses and is working with the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN) and the Chief Nurse at the Clinical Center to develop a research agenda for the field of clinical research nursing. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland and teaches graduate courses in nursing informatics. She has co-authored three books on Developing Online Learning Environments in Nursing Education which is used in graduate nursing courses around the country.

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • Clinical Center Director's Award – Course Development (2011)
  • Clinical Center Director's Award – Teaching/Training (2009)
  • 2006 – Clinical Center Director's Award – Working group to enhance collaboration in design of the clinical documentation system (2006)
  • Performance Award - Outstanding work efforts in coordinating daily work between Nursing and the Department of Clinical Research Informatics (2006)

Selected Presentations:

Fisher, C. Bailey, J., Hastings, C. (April, 2015). Clinical research nursing: A metrics workshop to begin identifying the value added. Association for Clinical and Translational Science Conference. Washington, DC.

Fisher, C., Piringer P., Bell C., Simmons J., Aaleem-Smith H., Hayunga E., Ognibene F.P., and Gallin, J.I. (June, 2014). Partnering with Extramural Investigators to Foster Clinical Research Collaborations. Connect Discover Advance. Translational Science 2014. Washington D.C.

Cartledge, T., Lori Purdie, L., Fisher, C., Hastings, C. (November, 2014). Clinical Research Nursing: Creating a Brand for Successful Recruiting into a Specialty Practice. Feeling the Pulse of Clinical Research Nursing. Impact and Value Through Caring, Communication and Compliance. International Association of Clinical Research Nurses. Boston, Massachusetts.

Hastings, C., Fisher, C., Bailey, J. (November, 2014). Developing Outcome Measures to Document Contributions of the Clinical Research Nurse. Feeling the Pulse of Clinical Research Nursing. Impact and Value Through Caring, Communication and Compliance. International Association of Clinical Research Nurses. Boston, Massachusetts.

Seckman, C., Fisher, C. & Demner-Fushman, D. (April 2013). Technology to support evidence-based-practice. Poster presentation at Moving Evidence to Action in Nursing Education Institute for Educators in Nursing and Health Professions. University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD

Fisher, C., Wallen, G. (November 2012). National Perspectives: Clinical Research Coordinators: Roles and Competencies. Invited panel speaker at the Second Annual Joint Institute Symposium. Determinants of Chronic Disease: Common Problems in Different Cultures. University of Michigan Health System & Peking University Health Science Center. Ann Arbor, MI

Fisher, C., Seckman, C., Demner-Fushman, D. (July 2011) EBP InfoBot: A System to Support Evidence Based Practice. Invited Speaker: Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics, Baltimore, MD

Wallen, G.R., Fisher, C., Hastings, C. (April 9-10, 2011). Workshop: Translating Research into Nursing Practice. You An Hospital. Beijing, China.

Selected Publications:

O'Neil, C. & Fisher, C., Rietschel, M. (2013). Developing Online Learning Environments in Nursing Education. 3rd Edition. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Seckman, C., Fisher, C., & Demner-Fushman, D. (2013). Evaluation of a decision support tool for evidence-based practice. Outstanding Poster Research. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: September 2013 - Volume 31 - Issue 9 doi: 10.1097/01.NCN.0000435223.29760.89

Hastings, C., Fisher, C., McCabe., M. (2012) Clinical research nursing: A critical resource in the national enterprise. Nursing Outlook. May: 60(3): 149-159.

Fisher, C., Sadera, B. (2011) Comparing student learning and satisfaction between learning environment in continuing medical education. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 8(5): 29-42.

Mitchell, S.A., Fisher, C., Hastings, C., Silverman, L., Wallen, G.R. (2010). A Thematic Analysis of Theoretical Models for Translational Science in Nursing: Mapping the Field. Nursing Outlook, 58(6), 287-300

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