Faculty UTCI

KATHERINE P. GRIFFIS, RN, BSN, MS, APRN, AOCNP

EDUCATION:

08/99 – 08/01

University of South Florida Master of Science NP (Adult Oncology) Tampa, FL

   

08/81 – 07/84

Northwestern State University of Louisiana Bachelor of Science in Nursing Natchitoches, Louisiana

CERTIFICATIONS:

09/03/2011

(AOCNP) Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner

2003, 2007

(AOCN) Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse

07/1991

(CCRN) American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Certified Critical-Care Registered Nurse

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
-Independent clinical practice in collaboration with all fifteen hematology physicians within the Malignant Hematology Program Outpatient Clinic. Provide history and physical patient health and cancer prevention education and counseling, cancer screening and health maintenance counseling, symptom management and control, order/ analyze diagnostic and laboratory tests, triage phone and walk-ins, evaluate/ authorize patients prior to each therapy. Review and assess chemotherapy and supportive therapies. Provide support for nursing/clinical research and clerical staff with Hematology Clinic. On-call to Infusion Center RN’s for hematology patients. Provide teaching for fellows of hematology program in bone marrow biopsy technique. Credentialed in bone marrow biopsy/ aspiration, intrathecal chemotherapy administration and skin punch biopsy. Member of lymphoma research group with active participation in all clinical research trials within Malignant Hematology Program including MDS, multiple myeloma, leukemia. Member of Advance Practice Professional Council Education Committee, Advanced Practice Professional Standardizations Group, and 2nd Annul Cutaneous Lymphoma Symposium Group.

11/2000 - 07/2003 PRN Staff RN
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
-Primary oncology inpatient care in teaching institution. Chemotherapy certified.
01/1998 - 08/1999 Oncology Staff RN
Our Lady of the Lake R.M.C. 5000 Hennessy Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
-Inpatient, outpatient and home health primary care nurse. Preceptor new nursing graduates, employees, and nursing students.

01/1995 - 10/1997 Hospice RN
Hot Springs Health Program, Inc., 170 Carl Eller Road Mars Hill, NC 28754
-Primary hospice nurse for Madison Home Care and Hospice

08/1984 - 12/1994 Earl K. Long Medical Center, 5825 Airline Highway,
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Charge Nurse
-1/1993- 12/1994: 28 bed oncology, surgical and medical overflow. Facilitated/ direct training new hires, nursing and medical students in this LSU Medical School teaching facility.

Supervisor ICU
2/1990 – 1/1993 10-bed Medical/Surgical ICU. Co-chairperson Critical Care Committee; Nutritional Support Committee; Nursing Practice Committee; Nursing member Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Charge Nurse
-7/1987 – 2/1990: Charge Nurse Medical/Surgical ICU

Assistant Head Nurse
-8/1986 – 6/1987: Assistant Head Nurse for Family Practice Clinic

Staff Nurse
-8/1984 – 8/1986: Staff Nurse Medical ICU

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS:

Griffis-Low, K.P. (2001). The relationship between patient barriers and self-medication for pain in adult oncology patient. (Master Thesis) University South Florida, Tampa, FL

Low, K.G. (2008) Anemia. In: Buttaro. Tryulski. (Eds). Primary care: A Collaborative Practice. (3rd Ed). (pp.1182-1202). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Low, K.G. (in press). Anemia. In: Buttaro. Tryulski. (Eds). Primary care: A Collaborative Practice. (4th Ed). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Symptom Management for Quality of Life. Presentation at 2nd Annual Symposium on Cutaneous Lymphoma, Lake Buena Vista, FL. April 19-20, 2008

Leukemia. Presentation at Malignant Hematology : A Nursing Overview Workshop
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL. March 12, 2007

Alkylating Agents. Presentation at Chemotherapy Workshop, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL. January 2010

Alkylating Agents. Presentation at Chemotherapy Workshop, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL. July & October 200

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 2001- present
Oncology Nurses Society 1994 - present
Greater Tampa Bay ONS Chapter 2000 - 2010
Florida Nurses Association 2004 - 2008
American Nurses Association 2004 – 2008
Greater Baton Rouge ONS Chapter 1998 – 1999
Blue Ridge ONS Chapter 1994 – 1997
American Association of Critical Care Nurses 1991 – 1994
Society for Critical Care Medicine 1991 – 1994
Baton Rouge Nurses Association 1985 – 1994

CIVIC CONTRIBUTIONS

Relay for Life- Hematology team member and booth volunteer 2004
Miles for Moffitt- Blood Thinner team member 2005 – 2010, Tampa, FL
Focus on Females: Women’s Healthcare Symposium, February 24, 2007, Memorial Hospital, Tampa, FL. Presentation Leukemia and Related Cancers.

CONSULTANT / SPEAKERS BUREAU

Amgen Freelance speaker on Anemia 2004; NP Advisory Board 2004
Alexion Speakers Bureau- Soliris (PNH) 2007- 2010
Bristol Myers Squib Speaker Bureau- Sprycel (CML) 2006 – 2009
Cephalon Speaker Bureau- Treanda (CLL/NHL) 2008 – 2010
Genentech Speaker Bureau- Rituxan (NHL/CLL) 2004 – 2006
Millennium EPIC Speaker Bureau – Velcade (MM/ NHL) 2006 – 2010
Oncology Nursing Society Speaker Bureau- Treanda 2006 – 2008
OrthoBiotech Freelance PowerPoint content, presented national web based conference with CD for Midlevels on Anemia; M.O.R.E. Speakers Bureau 2005
Pharmion Speaker Bureau- Vidaza (MDS) 2004 - 2006

Faculty UTCI

Christy R. Parks, FNP

 

STRENGTHS:

  • Building a client base through attentive and personal customer service.
  • Providing family healthcare through implementation of protocols.
  • Consulting with patients regarding family health through interview, assessment, and instruction; and providing patient education of normal growth and development with anticipatory guidance as appropriate.
  • Assessing the acuity of clinical needs of patients and coordinating options for treatment.
  • Participating as a key member of the provider team in reviewing and developing progressive practice methods.
  • Developing treatment plans within patients financial/ budget constraints, which includes communication with 3rd party reimbursement organizations to ensure affordability and cost coverage for healthcare provider.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • CORDOVA MEDICAL CLINIC, Memphis, TN     (04/2009- Present)
    Family Nurse Practitioner- Provide primary care and prevention to overweight and obese patients. Obtain complete medical histories. Perform physical examinations and order diagnostic testing. Develop weight-loss treatment plan specific for their overall healthcare needs. Provide ongoing nutritional counseling and lifestyle modifications.

  • STANFORD R MEDICAL GROUP, San Jose, CA     (08/05 – 12/08)
    Family Nurse Practitioner – Provide professional primary care to pediatric and adult patients with an emphasis on health prevention and maintenance. Obtain complete medical histories, conduct physical examinations, order diagnostic tests, and prescribe treatments and medications. Assess overweight patients and plan appropriate weight management interventions along with lifestyle modifications. Review medical histories and make patient-specific determinations. Conduct INS physical examinations.

  • AGE DEFY DERMATOLOGY AND WELLNESS, Campbell, CA     (09/07 – 03/08)
    Family Nurse Practitioner- Perform aesthetic procedures such as botulinum toxic injections, restylane, juvederm, and radiesse injections, fraxel laser resurfacing, threadifts and wrinkle release. Conduct client consultations regarding skin care programs, treatment and product recommendations.

  • AMERICAN LASER CENTERS, San Jose, CA     (08/05 – 12/08)
    Family Nurse Practitioner- Provide skin care consultations and product recommendations to clients regarding their overall goals. Address client concerns and implement a treatment plan specific for their needs. Perform aesthetic procedures such as botulinum toxic injections, laser hair removal, IPL, skin tightening, microdermabrasion, and laser cellulite reduction therapy.

  • UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE CANCER INSTITUTE, Memphis, TN     (04/04 – 07/05)
    Family Nurse Practitioner- Provide patient assessment of medical problems, diagnosis and treatments daily. Perform bone marrow and stem cell transplants, lumbar punctures, bone marrow biopsies, and bone marrow harvests. Perform hospital rounds and outpatient services. Collaborate with consulting physicians regarding effective diagnosis, plans of care, and evaluation. Responsible for continuing education of nursing staff and patient counseling.

  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Memphis, TN     (1999 – 2004)
    Registered Nurse- Intensive Care Unit- Provide effective, comprehensive care to very sick/ injured, ventilator assist, and surgical patients. Implement and follow-up on physician’s orders to ensure effectiveness of the treatment plan. Review medical information related to intensive condition of patients to foster their rehabilitation.
 

John H. Powell, C.N.P.

ABBREVIATED CURRICULUM VITAE:


UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

09/82-05/87

Christian Brothers' College
650 E. Parkway S.
Memphis, TN 38104
B.S. in Civil Engineering

07/93 - 06/94

University of Tennessee College of Nursing
877 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6128, (800) 733-2498
Fax: (901) 448-4121
B.S. in Nursing

 

GRADUATE EDUCATION:

07/96 - 12/97

University of Tennessee College of Nursing
877 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6128, (800) 733-2498
Fax: (901) 448-4121
M.S. in Nursing

 

STAFF POSITIONS:

01/1998 - present

Certified Nurse Practitioner
The Mid-South Cancer Center,P.C.

05/1997 - 11/1997

Registered Nurse
Baptist Senior Health Center, Memphis, TN

0711994 - 05/1997

Registered Nurse, Intensive Care
Baptist Memorial Hospital East, Memphis, TN

01/1992 - 07/1993

Structural Engineer
The Pickering Firm, Memphis, TN

03/1991 - 12/1991

Structural Engineer
Fisher Steel Corporation, Memphis, TN

05/1987 - 12/1990

Structural Engineer
Gardner and Howe, P.C., Memphis, TN

 

LICENSURE:

Tennessee

RNI01553

Mississippi

R858880

Arkansas

A01321

 

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

04/01/1998

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)
1.0.# 313956-22
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MO 20910

 

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

05/1998 - present

Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN

05/1998 - present

Methodist Hospital, Memphis, TN

05/2005 - present

Saint Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN

04/2006 - present

Saint Francis Hospital- Bartlett, TN

 

UNDERGRADUATE HONORS:

1987

Mike Percy Award, Christian Brothers' College

 

EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

2000-present

Peer-reviewer (principal): British Journal of Cancer, Annals of Oncology, The Haematology Journal (until 2003), Hematologica, Blood, Leukemia & Lymphoma

2005-present

Editorial board Journal of Hematological Oncology

2006-2008

Editor: Cure

2000-present

European Mantle Cell Lymphoma Consortium

2006-2008

Associate Editor: Clinical Leukemia

 

GRADUATE HONORS:

1997

Ruth Neil Murry Scholarship, University of TN

1997Sigma Theta Tau, University of TN

 

RESEARCH EXPIRIENCE:

Graduate Thesis

The Use of HCG Levels to Identify Completed Abortions

Breast Cancer - Sub InvestigatorA Double-Blind, Randomized Phase 2b Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Sorafenib Compared to Placebo When Administered in Combination with Paclitaxel in Patients with Locally Recurrent or Metastatic Breast Cancer. NU07B1
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - Sub InvestigatorPaclitaxel poliglumex (CT-2103)/Carboplatin vs. Paclita'lel/Carboplatin for the treatment of Chemotherapy-Naive
Advanced Non-Small Cell lung Cancer (NSCLC) in Women with Estradiol>30pg/ml (Protocol No PGT307).
Prostate Cancer - Sub InvestigatorSAT3-06-04 Expanded Access Study of Satrap latin Plus Prednisone In Patients with Hormone Refactory Prostate Cancer Previously Treated With One Cytoxic Chemotherapy Regimen. Spera Trial.

 

Angela M. Scott, MSN, FNP-BC

EDUCATION

2007 - 2010 Master of Science in Nursing / Family nurse Practitioner Track
Arkansas State University Jonesboro, AR

1998-2002

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baptist College of Health Sciences Memphis, TN



AWARDS

2010 - Phi Kappa National Honor Society Member
2004 - Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society Member
2003 - Baptist Memorial Healthcare Foundation Scholarship Recipient
1995 - Who’s Who Among American High School Students



CERTIFICATION

2010 - Family Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)



LICENSURE

2010 - Advanced Practice Nurse (TN, AR & MS)
2010 - Registered Nurse (Tennessee Multi State) Original license 2004
2010 - American Heart Association BLS certified (CPR & AED)
2007 - Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS)



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010

University of Tennessee Cancer Institute- Family Nurse Practitioner

2004-2010

Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation-Clinical Resource Nurse

2008 Family Cancer Center-Physician’s Rounding Nurse
2000-2003 Baptist Women’s Health Center-Patient Representative



PRESENTATIONS

2010 - Case Study Presentation-Cerebral Hemorrhage
2010 - Effects of Smoking Cessation Intervention on Smokers over age 35
2009 - Anti-Infective Therapy
2009 - Effects of Cardiac Rehab on Hospital Length of Stay Post CABG

 

Mary Angela Brady, MSN, FNP

EDUCATION

2007 - 2008University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Memphis, TN
Masters of Science in Nursing

1998-2002

University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN
Bachelors of Science in Nursing



LICENSURE

RN- Mississippi (multistate)

NP- Tennessee



NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

ANCC: Family Nurse Practitioner
Red Cross Basic Life Support



EXPERIENCE

2008-Present

FNP, UT Cancer Institute, Memphis, TN

2007-2008

Triage/Home Health, Trinity Health Care, Memphis, TN

2005-2007Oncology/Chemotherapy, West Clinic, Memphis, TN
2005PACU, Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA
2003-2005Trauma ICU & Medical ICU, Scripps Hospital, San Diego, CA
2001-2003CVICU, St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN



HONORS AND AWARDS

Recipient Health Department Scholarship UT CON 2007/2008

Honor Council Representative UT CON 2007/2008



PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society

National Scholars Member

Oncology Nursing Society

Tennessee Nurses Society

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners



RESEARCH

Smoking Cessation: Evidence Based Practice and Recommendations
University of Tennessee, October 2008

Use of Nursing Homes in Baccalaureate Nursing Education
Nursing Health and Science, 2001



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Hope Worldwide Volunteer

St. Jude/ Ronald McDonald House Volunteer
Colonial Hills Church



CONTINUING EDUCATION

March 2009

NCCN Role of APN in Quality Cancer Care – Hollywood, FL

December 2008

FNP Certification Exam and Practice Preparation – Memphis, TN