Water Soluble Bismuth Based Curatives with Remarkable Activity and Shelf Life
Presentation at the 2016 Polyurethanes Technical Conference features The Shepherd Chemical Company’s bismuth catalysts, BiCat 8840 and BiCat 8842.
VA Experience in Implementing Patient-Centered Medical Home Using a Breakthrough Series Collaborative
Published in Journal of General Internal Medicine: A Patient-Centered Medical Home Model was implemented to transform the VHA primary care delivery process.
A Predictive Model of Occupational and Lifestyle Risk Factors and Pain Management Strategies for Participants in a Wellness Program Diagnosed with Chronic Low Back Pain
Featured in Journal of Ergonomics: The objective of this paper is to understand occupational and lifestyle risk factors associated with Chronic Low Back Pain with a focus on prevention of related incidences in the workplace.
Developing Accounts of Instructor Learning: Recognizing the Impacts of Service-Learning Pedagogies on Writing Teachers
Published in Composition Studies: Findings from a case study of three instructors as they newly implemented service-learning pedagogies into their first year writing classes.
Deploying an Enterprise-Wide Quality Strategy within VHA: Challenges and Successes
Featured in Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference: This paper overviews the initial development and evolution of the VHA enterprise-wide quality strategy.
Prevalence, Predictors, and Treatment of Impostor Syndrome: a Systematic Review
Featured in Journal of General Internal Medicine: Clinicians and employers should be mindful of the prevalence of impostor syndrome among professional populations.
Rereading Appalachia: Literacy, Place, and Cultural Resistance
Appalachia faces overwhelming challenges that plague many rural areas across the country, including poorly funded schools, stagnant economic development, corrupt political systems, poverty, and drug abuse. Its citizens, in turn, have often been the target of unkind characterizations depicting them as illiterate or backward. Despite entrenched social and economic disadvantages, the region is also known for its strong sense of culture, language, and community.
Appalachia Revisited: New Perspectives on Place, Tradition, and Progress
Known for its beauty and valuable natural resources, Appalachia has undergone significant technological, economic, political, and environmental changes in recent decades.
Attuned Advocacy: Rhetorics of Engagement in Urban Appalachia
Findings trace an increase in inclusivity and diversity in Appalachian advocacy from the 1960s to the 2010s; the empowering relationship between an organization’s public rhetorics and its individual community members’ attitudes toward their cultural identities; and the role arts movements play in building community and challenging cultural stereotypes.
VA’s Lean Healthcare Transformation: Innovating the Veteran Patient Experience
This book provides insight into the initial deployment of a Lean Management System across VA, the nation’s largest healthcare system.
Workaholics Anonymous and Combatting Workaholism
Featured in Value Walk: Dr. Nelson says that improvements to culture are just as important as access to mental health services.
Why Chiropractic Services Could Be the Next Best Thing in Wellness
Featured in Employee Benefit News: The next popular wellness perk could be offering chiropractic services at on-site medical centers.