Misericordia Students Host Research Poster Presentations
KHALIFE PRESENTS RESEARCH-Misericordia University senior nursing student Angela Khalife of White Haven, center, presented her research on protocols for treating pediatric patients with suspected sepsis, a project she conducted with Kaylie Grella, R. N., left, and Lucy Vavrek, R. N., right, who are nurses at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Misericordia University recently sponsored the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on campus. The presentations were the culmination of research and work on a variety of topics by more than 180 students in the Colleges of Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences, and Professional Studies and Social Sciences.

Angela Khalife, a senior nursing student from White Haven, presented her research, “Implementing Blood Pressure as a Routine Vital Sign on Pediatric Patients with Suspected Sepsis.” The project was conducted with Kaylie Grella, R. N., and Lucy Vavrek, R. N., at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Annette M. Weiss, Ph. D., R. N., C. N. E., associate professor of nursing, served as faculty advisor for the project.

Misericordia student researchers presented a total of 110 abstracts to the college community and answered questions related to their individual topics, which included biology, chemistry, medical imaging, nursing, physical therapy, psychology, speech-language pathology, teacher education and government, law and national security. University President Thomas J. Botzman, Ph. D., attended the two-hour event along with students, faculty, staff and deans of the colleges.

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