• CURS Connection November/December 2020

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2020-11)
      Table of Contents: CURS Celebrates Excellence; AU Students Share Research (Congratulations to Steven Nicosia, Nursing); Congratulations to Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC) Presenters (Ayssa Selak, Madelin Burgen, Keturah Stewart); Summer Scholars Program 2021; Mark Your Calendar (CURS Fellowships).
    • Adherence to the USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendation in the United States

      Ansa, Benjamin; Dergaga, Hayat; Olsen, Erik; Mumford, Pennica; Institute of Public and Preventive Health (2020-10-27)
      Timely screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) can reduce CRC-related mortality by detecting the tumor at an early curable stage. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for CRC starting at age 50 and continuing until age 75, with blood stool test performed every one or two years, sigmoidoscopy every five years, and colonoscopy every ten years. The Healthy People 2020 targets 70.5% of Americans to have received CRC screening by 2020, based on the most recent guidelines. This study assessed the prevalence and likelihood of fully meeting the USPSTF recommendation for CRC screening among individuals aged 50 to 75 in the United States. We analyzed the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) dataset and utilized the Chi square test and binary logistic regression method. A total of 201,691 individuals were included in the study. The overall prevalence of those who fully met the screening recommendation was 72.1% (N= 145,347). Individuals older than 50-59 years, that were females, of black ethnicity, in a couple relationship, with high school or greater than high school education, earning $25,000 or more annually, and having insurance coverage, were more likely to meet the screening recommendation. Overall, the majority of adults (72.1%) have met the CRC screening recommendation, and have surpassed the goal of the Healthy People 2020, targeting 70.5% of Americans to have received CRC screening by 2020. However, differences persist in the rates of CRC screening based on socio-economic characteristics. More effort to promote screening among disadvantaged groups is warranted.
    • CURS Connection October 2020

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2020-10)
      Table of Contents: CURS Offers Student Fellowships: Expanding Funding for Student Research, Congratulations, Fall Grant Awardees; Mark You Calendar (Student Research Series: virtual, Undergraduate Research Fair, Research Tool Kit Series, Summer Scholars Program 2021: Time to start planning); Opportunities to Publish and Present (Largest Interdisciplinary Student Conference: NCUR 2021 goes Virtual, Publish that Paper!)
    • Interprofessional Education and Collaboration in Healthcare: An Exploratory Study of the Perspectives of Medical Students in the United States

      Zechariah, Sunitha; Ansa, Benjamin E.; Johnson, Stephanie W.; Gates, Amy M.; De Leo, Gianluca; Institute of Public and Preventive Health (MDPI, 2019-10-15)
      Qualified and competent healthcare professionals working in a collaborative team environment is a prerequisite for high quality patient care. In order to be successful in the healthcare working environment, medical students need to be exposed to interprofessional learning early in their education. A single stage online survey was administered to medical students to evaluate their attitudes and perceptions of interprofessional education (IPE) and whether prior exposure to IPE increased their appreciation for interprofessional collaboration. The results suggest that irrespective of prior exposure to IPE, medical students appreciated the importance of interprofessional education and collaboration. Medical students showed a strong interest in attending interprofessional courses in other disciplines. Time constraints, scheduling conflicts, and communication emerged as barriers to IPE. Medical students embraced IPE and welcomed the opportunity to learn with other disciplines. Clinical case studies and simulations were identified as potential methods to integrate with other healthcare disciplines. The positive attitude and perceptions of the medical students toward interprofessional education and collaboration warrants the inclusion of related courses in medical curricula, as this may further increase students’ potentials in becoming effective healthcare providers.
    • Attitudes and Behavior towards Interprofessional Collaboration among Healthcare Professionals in a Large Academic Medical Center

      Ansa, Benjamin E.; Zechariah, Sunitha; Gates, Amy M.; Johnson, Stephanie W.; Heboyan, Vahé; De Leo, Gianluca; Institute of Public and Preventive Health (MDPI, 2020-09-06)
      The increasing rates of comorbidities among patients and the complexity of care have warranted interprofessional collaboration (IPC) as an important component of the healthcare structure. An initial step towards assessing the e ectiveness of collaboration requires the exploration of the attitudes and experience of healthcare professionals towards IPC. This online survey aimed to examine the attitudes of healthcare professionals working in a large public academic medical center toward IPC in patient care and the healthcare team, and their behavior and experience regarding IPC. The rankings, according to the perceived importance among the respondents, of the four Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) core competencies (values/ethics, roles/responsibilities, interprofessional communication, teams/teamwork) were assessed. There were strong but varying levels of consensus among healthcare professionals (N = 551) that IPC facilitates ecient patient care, improves patient problem-solving ability, and increases better clinical outcomes for patients. They acknowledged that IPC promotes mutual respect within the healthcare team and providers’ ability to make optimal patient care decisions. However, overall more than 35% of the respondents did not attend multidisciplinary education sessions (grand rounds, seminars, etc.), and about 23% did not participate in bedside patient care rounds. Interprofessional communication was ranked as the most important IPEC core competence. Although the attitude towards IPC among healthcare professionals is strongly positive, many healthcare professionals face challenges in participating in IPC. Institutional policies that facilitate interprofessional learning and interactions for this group of healthcare professionals should be formulated. Online distance learning and interactions, and simulation-enhanced interprofessional education, are options for addressing this barrier. Hospital administrators should facilitate conducive work environments that promote IPC, based on IPEC core competencies, and promote programs that address the challenges of IPC.
    • CURS Connection September 2020

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2020-09-16)
      Table of Content: CURS Alumni Spotlight: Naomie Jules, BSN; News (Student Research Series, High Five My Faculty); Opportunities to Present (Interdisciplinary Student Conference, Posters at the Georgia State Capitol 2021)
    • CURS Connection May/June 2020

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2020-06)
      Table of Contents: Happy Birthday SSP!: CURS Summer Scholars Program Turns 10CURS: A Year in Pictures, Reflections by Undergraduate Researchers, Get Involved (Arsenal Undergraduate Research Journal, Seeking CURS Ambassadors, Undergrad Research Advising, and Faculty: Take your UR Mentorship in New Directions)
    • CURS Connection April 2020

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2020-04)
      Table of Contents: Congratulations to Dr. Sabbatini, Biological Sciences: 2020 CURS Mentor Excellence Award, Congratulations Summer Scholars Program Awardees!, Research Week Recap, Get Involved (Arsenal Undergraduate Research Journal and Undergrad Research Advising)
    • CURS Connection March 2020

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2020-03)
      Table of Contents: We're Still Here!, Congratulations Spring Grant Awardees!, Ayala Presents to Georgia Legislators, Take Note (Phi Kappa Phi (would have been) Presenters, Call for Nominations: Mentor Excellence Award), Get Involved (Summer Research Opportunities through NSF and Undergrad Research Advising)
    • CURS Connection February 2020

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2020-02)
      Table of Contents: Student Researcher Spotlight: Vinaya Alapatt, B.S., Meet the CURS Ambassadors, Upcoming Events, Student Resources (Upcoming Workshop: Oral and Poster Presentation Workshop, Undergrads: Publish Your Work!, Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference, Summer Research Opportunities through NSF, Follow Us on Social Media, CURS Advising)
    • CURS Connection January 2020

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2020-01)
      Table of Contents: Congratulations Dr. Brandon Cromer and Dr. Laurence Miller!, Student Research Series: Rachel Hammesfahr, Senior, Biology major and Ananya Chakraborty, Senior, Cell and Molecular Biology Major, Upcoming Events, Faculty Resources (Call for Proposals and Research and Travel Grants), Student Resources (Apply to be a CURS 2020 Summer Scholar and Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference), Summer Research Opportunities through NSF, Advising, Announcements (Follow on social media, chemical and lab safety training, The Arsenal is seeking submissions)
    • CURS Connection November/December 2019

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2019-12)
      Table of Contents: Undergraduate Research Fair a Success, Student Research Series: Kyle Cartledge and Farron Aaronson, Mathematics and Isabella Santana, Cell and Molecular Biology, Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC), Faculty Resources (Faculty Information Sessions and Call for Summer Scholar Proposals), Student Resources (Vascular Biology Center Tour and High Five My Faculty: CURS Offering New Mentoring Award), Mark Your Calendars!, The 21st Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research & Fine Arts Conference.
    • CURS Connection October 2019

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2019-10)
      Table of Contents: First Annual Undergraduate Research Fair, #Research News (Calling All Student Researchers and Chemical Safety Partners with CURS: Chemical and Lab Safety Training Comes to Summerville), Student Research Series: Nitish Sood and Anish Sangari, Cell and Molecular Biology, Leslie Duncan, Cell and Molecular Biology, Upcoming Events, Next Steps in Research Workshop, #ResearchNews (Calling Faculty Mentors, Art and Design Meet and Greet, and High Five My Faculty: CURS Offers a New Mentoring Award)
    • CURS Connection September 2019

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2019-09)
      Table of Contents: Communications Student Involved in Multiple Scholarly Projects, High Five My Faculty: CURS Offers a New Mentoring Award, Student Research Series (Justin Brown, English major, Reeya Patel and Chandani Patel, Cell/Molecular Biology), Upcoming Events, #ResearchNews (Last Chance for 2019 GA Undergraduate Research Conference and Calling Faculty Mentors), #InTheKnow (Still Accepting Ambassadors! and Save the Date).
    • CURS Connection August 2019

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2019-08)
      Table of Contents: Summer Scholars Symposium, Changes Coming in CURS Grant Opportunities, Student Research Series (Sabrina Nacci, English major, kicked off the Student Research Series (formerly known as Brown Bag), Upcoming Events, #ResearchNews (Call for Abstracts and CURS Ice Cream Social), Call for Nominations: CURS Ambassadors
    • CURS Connection June/July 2019

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2019-07)
      Table of Contents: Summer Scholars Program Off to a Great Start, Fall Deadlines for Mini Grants, CURS in the Community, CURS Welcomes First Official Student Ambassador, Get Involved! (Undergraduate Research Portal (UROP) Helps Match Mentors and Students and HOW I INVESTIGATE: What does YOUR research time look like? Share it!).
    • CURS Connection May 2019

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2019-05)
      Table of Contents: Ziembrowski Receives 2019 Mentor Excellence Award, University Scholars Program Students Present to SRNL Scientists, Summer Scholars Program Gets Underway, Undergrads Get a Closer Look at Cancer Research,
    • CURS Connection April 2019

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2019-04)
      Table of Contents: AU Students Present Research to GA Legislators, Student Research Seminar: Deanna Doughty (Cellular & Molecular Biology major) and Michaela Mack (Mathematics major), Upcoming Events, #ResearchNews (Researcher Speaks with Undergraduates and Kinesiology Research Day), Congratulations!: CURS is pleased to announce our 2019 Summer Scholar students and faculty mentors!, Call for Nominations: CURS Ambassadors.
    • CURS Connection March 2019

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2019-03)
      Table of Contents: Research Week is MARCH 11-15!, Mentor Highlights (Featured Mentor: Dr. Eric Numfor, Congratulations! Spring Grant Awards, Call for Nominations Mentor Excellence Award & CURS Ambassadors, Seeking CURS Ambassadors!), #ResearchNews (Chemical and Lab Safety Training (Health Sciences Campus), #JAGSWAG Stop by and grab a button!, 20th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference)
    • CURS Connection February 2019

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2019-02)
      Table of Contents: Message from the Director, Happenings at CURS (Arsenal: The Undergraduate Research Journal of Augusta University, Student Spotlight: Simran Mehrotra), What We Do: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Portal (UROP), Save the Date, This Month's Upcoming Events.