Nursing and Health Studies Program

Mary E. Abrums

Mary-Abrums.jpgMary E. Abrums, PhD, MN, MA, BSN, BA
Associate Professor

University of Washington, Bothell
Nursing Program

Address: 18115 Campus Way NE Box 358532
Bothell, Washington 98011-8246
Telephone: 425-352-5323 (office)
Email: mabrums@u.washington.edu

Licensure: Registered Nurse, Washington State: 0062941
CV in PDF Format

Academic Preparation

1988-l995
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Ph.D. Socio-cultural Anthropology
Dissertation Title: Jesus will fix it after awhile: A study of black Christian women and their church.

1985-l988
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
M.A. Socio-cultural Anthropology

1979-l980
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Adolescent Nursing Specialty
Adolescent Clinic, Child Development and Mental Retardation Center

1978-l979
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
M.N. Parent Child Nursing, Maternal and Infant Pathway
Thesis title: Adolescent pregnancy and parenthood

1972-l974
University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
B.S. Nursing

1967-l971 Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado
B.A. Humanities

Professional Experience

2002- present
Nursing Program, University of Washington, Bothell
Associate Professor and University of Washington, Graduate Faculty

1996-2002
Nursing Program, University of Washington, Bothell
Assistant Professor

2000-2007
School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychosocial and Community Health Nursing

1998-present
School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle
Affiliate for Center for Women’s Health and Gender Research (CWHGR)

l996, Spring
School of Nursing, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
Lecturer

l979-l985
Department of Family and Child Nursing, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, Lecturer

May-Oct l978
Burien Group Health Cooperative, Burien, Washington
Nurse Practitioner II-- Family practice nursing

l975-l977
Margaret Hudson Program for School Age Parents, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nurse Coordinator

l974-l975
Polydrug Treatment Center, Denver General Hospital, Denver, Colo.
Graduate Nurse I--Psychiatric nursing

Publications
Refereed Journal Articles and Book

Abrums, M. E. (2011). Moving the rock: Poverty and faith in a storefront church. Landham, MD: Alta Mira Press. Reissued in paperback.

Abrums, M. E. (2010). Moving the rock: Poverty and faith in a storefront church. Landham, MD: Alta Mira Press.

Abrums, M.E., Resnick, J., Irving, L. (2010). “Journey or destination: Evaluating student learning about race, class and privilege in health care.” Nursing Education Perspectives. April/May.

Abrums, M.E. (2005-2010). “Jesus will fix it after awhile”: Meanings and health. In R.B. McNeal & K. Tiemann (Eds.). Intersections: Readings in Sociology. [New edition published each year, includes reprint from Social Science and Medicine for 5 years—faculty create books and course packs by choosing selections] Boston, MA.: Pearson Custom Publishing. http://www.pearsoncustom.com/database/tocs/intersections.pdf

Abrums, M. E. (2001). “Jesus will fix it after awhile”: Meanings and health. In W. C. Cockerham & M. Glasser (Eds.) Readings in Medical Sociology, (2nd ed.) (pp. 188-210). Prentice-Hall. Reprint from Social Science and Medicine.

Abrums, M. E. (2000). “Jesus will fix it after awhile”: Meanings and health. Social Science and Medicine 50: 89-105.

Abrums, M.E. (2004). Faith and feminism: How African American women from a storefront church resist oppression in health care. Advances in Research Methods (Part II). Advances in Nursing Science 27(3): 187-201.

Abrums, M. E. & Leppa, C. (2001). Beyond cultural competence: Teaching about race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. Journal of Nursing Education 40(6): 270-275.

Abrums, M. E. (2000, Winter). The meaning of racism when the “field” is the other side of town. Journal of Cultural Diversity 7(4): 99-107.

Abrums, M. E. (2000). Death and meaning in a storefront church. Public Health Nursing 17(2):132-142.

Abrums, M. (l986). Health care for women. Journal of Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing 15(3): 250-255.

Disbrow, M. A., Abrums, M. E., Richardson, S., Fast, G. P., Gruis, M. (1980). Parenting and nursing: An influential exchange. In WICHE, Communicating Nursing Research. Vol. 13: Directions for the 80’s. (pp. 41-44). Boulder, Colorado: WICHE.

Edited Anthologies of Student Work

Abrums, M.E. & Laws. M. (Eds.) (In process). Our stories, ourselves: An anthology of nursing student stories and poems. [A compilation of stories and poems from student writings].

Abrums, M. E. & Sharp, K. (Eds.) (2008). Twenty-three women and two men: Our words, our healing. University of Washington, Bothell.

Abrums, M.E. & Thorson-Mador, J. (Eds.) (2007). Common threads: Stories of culture and healing. University of Washington, Bothell.

Abrums, M. E. & Sharp, K. (Eds.) (2006). Stories of women we know. University of Washington, Bothell.

Abrums, M.E. & Rosenberg, B. R. (Eds.) (2005). Journeys of healing. University of Washington, Bothell.

Abrums, M.E. Rosenberg, B. (Eds.) (2003). Beautiful spirits, strong wills: Stories of culture and healing. University of Washington, Bothell.

Abrums, M.E. & Reed, B. (Eds.) (2002). Holding on and letting go: Women’s stories of culture and healing. University of Washington, Bothell.

Abrums, M.E. & Reed, B. (Eds.) (2002). Voices to be heard: Stories of culture and healing. University of Washington, Bothell. http://www.worldcat.org/title/voices-to-be-heard-stories-of-culture-and-healing/oclc/55954127

Published Book Reviews

Abrums, M. E. (2001). Health care divided: Race and healing a nation. Social Science and Medicine by David Barton Smith. 52(5): 809-810.

Book Chapters

Hancock, L., Oshansky, E., Abrums, M.E., McCarthy, A.M. (l990). Prenatal period. In C.L. Edelman and C.L. Mandle (Eds.), Health promotion throughout the lifespan, (2nd ed.) (pp.283-318). St. Louis: C.V. Mosby.

Hancock, L., McCarthy, A.M., Abrums, M.E. (l986). Prenatal period. In C. Edelman and C.L. Mandle (Eds.), Health promotion throughout the lifespan. (pp. 274-314). St. Louis: C.V. Mosby Co.

Refereed Published Abstracts

Abrums, M. E. (2011, Nov. 1). Story-telling and ethnographic research in a black storefront church: Applications to public health nursing. Session: Partnering with Communities in Research. Healthy Bodies Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies. American Public Health Association. 139th APHA Annual Meeting. Oct. 29-Nov. 2. Washington, D.C. www.apha.confex.com/apha/139am/webprogram/Paper241965.html

Abrums, M. E. (2011, April 1). Session Chair. Working across boundaries in a black storefront church. Panel Discussion: Working with Communities to Address Health Disparities through Research. Expanding the Influence of Applied Social Science. Society for Applied Anthropology: 71st Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington. http://www.sfaa.net/sfaa2011/SfAA2011.pdf

Abrums, M. E. (2011, April 1). Moving the rock: Poverty and faith in a black storefront church. Roundtable Book Discussion: What Stories of Helping, Hope and Survival Can Teach Us about the Importance of Micro-and Community Policy. Expanding the Influence of Applied Social Science. Society for Applied Anthropology: 71st Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington. http://www.sfaa.net/sfaa2011/SfAA2011.pdf

Abrums, M. E. and Ezeonwu, M. (2010, March 27). Global health courses for students from all disciplines. Panel discussion “Health education programs and methods.” Vulnerabilities and exclusion in globalization. Society for Applied Anthropology 70th Annual Meeting. Merida, Mexico. http://www.sfaa.net/sfaa2010/SfAA2010.pdf

Abrums, M., Adams, E., Christensen, P., Miller, J., Resnick, J. Tracy, J. (2007, Oct. 19). Politics, culture and health in Cuba: A fieldwork experience. Building Bridges. 34th Annual Professional Nurse Educator Group(PNEG) Conference. Portland, Oregon. http://www.sfaa.net/sfaa2010/SfAA2010.pdf

Abrums, M. & Resnick, J. (2007, Oct. 20). Journey or destination? Evaluating student learning about race and class discrimination in health care. Building Bridges. 34th Annual Professional Nurse Educator Group (PNEG) Conference. Portland, Oregon.

Abrums, M.E. (1998, February). Jesus will fix it after awhile: Meanings and health care. Fourth Qualitative Health Research Conference. The Univ. of British Columbia School of Nursing. Vancouver, B.C.

Abrums, M.E., Leppa, C., Anderson, H. (1998, October). Beyond cultural competence: Issues of race, class and gender. Paper presented at Weaving the Tapestry of Nursing Education Conference. Bellevue, Washington.

Abrums, M.E. (1997, March). Life history narratives: A view of health care from the margins. The Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington.
Abrums, M.E. (April, l980). Adolescent pregnancy and parenthood. Symposium--parenting and nursing: An influential exchange. Western Society for Research in Nursing Conference.

Unpublished research reports

Abrums, M. E. (1995). Jesus will fix it after awhile: A study of black Christian women and their church. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Abrums, M.E. (1979). Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenthood. Research Associate, “Measures to Predict Child Abuse,” Mildred A. Disbrow, Principal Investigator, Secondary analysis with sub-group of adolescents. Masters thesis, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Research and Grant-Related Support
Funded:

2007-2008
Grant mentorship for junior faculty. Johnson & Johnson Promise of Nursing for Washington Nursing School Grant Program. Washington Center for nursing. Diversity Outreach Project, Nursing Program, Dr. S. Mohammed, grant development; Dr. M. Baroni, PI. UWB. $25,000

2006, March
Abrums, M.E. & Lerum, K. (co-principal investigators). Health Disparities at the Local and Global Level. UWB Teaching Learning Center. Course Development Proposal. $2500

2005, April
Abrums, M. & Wood, A. (co-principal investigators). Course Development Proposal: Global Health Issues of Women and Children. Teaching & Learning Center $4500

2002-2006
Abrums, M.E. “Nursing Student Stories: What They Tell Us about the Students, the Health Care System and the Educational Process.” UWB Worthington Scholar Award. $3500

l989-l992
Abrums, M.E. National Research Service Award Grant, National Institute of Nursing Research National Institutes of Health, nursing pre-doctoral fellowship #F31-NR06486-02 $38,100

1986-1989
Abrums, M. E. National Research Service Award Grant, Nursing Research, pre-doctoral fellowship # F32 -NU0600-01 (Approved, but not activated due to funding cuts)

1978-l979
Abrums, M. E. Nursing Traineeship, Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Manpower
Health Resources Administration, U.S. Public Health Service $2700

Funded Fellowships and Teaching Institutes:

2005, Autumn
Faculty Institute in Online Teaching/Learning Institute
$300

2005-2006
Faculty Fellows: Abrums, M. (fellow & mentor), Petry, H., & Resnick, J. Nursing Curriculum Diversity Reform Project. Fellows. President’s Diversity Appraisal Implementation Fund.
$3000

2003, October
Nurses and Narratives Conference. W.K. Kellogg Foundation. “Narrative Matters” Health Conference in Affairs. Arlie, Virginia. Oct.
3-5. Expenses

2002, June
Institute for Teaching Excellence Award, UW Teaching Academy, “Best of the
Best” in residence instructional development.
$1000

Refereed Grants—Approved--Unfunded

2004-05, Dec.
Abrums, M. E. (Principal Investigator). Pacific Northwest Nursing Diversity Project. Nursing Workforce Diversity Program Training Grant. HRSA.
$275,314 X 3 yrs.= [$842, 178]

2003-04, Dec.
Abrums, M. E. (Principal Investigator). Nursing Workforce Diversity Program Training Grant. HRSA. Inclusiveness in Nursing Project.
$273,989 X 3 yrs.=[$787,511]

Refereed Grants—Unfunded:

2006, Jan.
Abrums, M. E. (Principal Investigator). Pacific Northwest Nursing Diversity Project. Nursing Workforce Diversity Program Training Grant. HRSA.
$296,402 x 3 years = [$902,001]

2006, March
Abrums, M.E. (Principal Investigator) & Lerum, K. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Health Issues. Worthington Proposal: Academic Distinction Projects.
$25,000 x 3 years= [$75,000]

2006, March
Abrums, M. E. & Lerum, K. (Co-principal Investigators). International Approaches to Global Health. Teaching and Learning Scholarship Enhancement Project. [$10,000]

Refereed research presentations (*items also have refereed published abstract)

*Abrums, M. E. (2011, Nov. 1). Story-telling and Ethnographic Research in a Black Storefront Church: Applications to Public Health Nursing. Session: Partnering with Communities in Research. Healthy Bodies Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies. American Public Health Association. 139th APHA Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. Oct. 29-Nov. 2.

Wade, C. H., Abrums, M.E., Anderson, A., Kovalsky, A., Stone, A., Beschta, J., Connel, F., Resnick, J., Leadley, S., Baroni, M., Mohammed, S., Bekemeier, B., Orcutt, J., Cooke, C. (2011, Oct. 17-18). The Development of an Undergraduate Program Addressing Public Health Challenges. Washington State Public Health Association Joint Conference on Health. Vancouver, WA. Oct. 17-18.

*Abrums, M. E. (2011, March 30). Session Chair and Presentation. Working across Boundaries in a Black Storefront Church. Panel Discussion: Working with Communities to Address Health Disparities through Research. Expanding the Influence of Applied Social Science. Society for Applied Anthropology: 71st Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington. March 29-April 2.

*Abrums, M. E. (2011, April 1). Moving the Rock: Poverty and Faith in a Black Storefront Church. Roundtable Book Discussion: What Stories of Helping, Hope and Survival Can Teach Us about the Importance of Micro-and Community Policy. Expanding the Influence of Applied Social Science. Society for Applied Anthropology: 71st Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington. March 29-April 2.

*Abrums, M. E. and Ezeonwu, M. (2010, March 27). Global Health Courses for Students from all Disciplines. Panel discussion “Health Education Programs and Methods.” Vulnerabilities and exclusion in globalization. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting. Merida, Mexico, March 24-27.

*Abrums, M., Adams, E., Christensen, P., Miller, J., Resnick, J. Tracy, J. (2007, Oct. 19). Politics, Culture and Health in Cuba: A Fieldwork Experience. Building Bridges: 34th Annual Professional Nurse Educator Group (PNEG) Conference. Portland, Oregon.

*Abrums, M. & Resnick, J. (2007, Oct. 20). Journey or Destination? Evaluating Student Learning about Race and Class Discrimination in Health Care. Building Bridges: 34th Annual Professional Nurse Educator Group(PNEG) Conference. Portland, Oregon.

*Abrums, M.E. (1998, February). Jesus Will Fix It After Awhile: Meanings and Health Care. Fourth Qualitative Health Research Conference. The Univ. of British Columbia School of Nursing. Vancouver, B.C.

*Abrums, M.E., Leppa, C., Anderson, H. (1998, October). Beyond Cultural Competence: Issues of Race, Class and Gender. Weaving the Tapestry of Nursing Education Conference. Bellevue, Washington.

*Abrums, M.E. (1997, March). Life History Narratives: A View of Health Care from the Margins. The Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington.

*Abrums, M.E. (April, l980). Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenthood. Symposium--parenting and nursing: An influential exchange. Western Society for Research in Nursing Conference.

Invited Presentations

Abrums, M.E. (2011, May 19). Racism and Intolerance: Connections to Health Outcomes. Research Presentation. Senior Synthesis Capstone Course. Seattle Pacific University Nursing Program. Seattle, WA.

Abrums, M. E. (2011, March 31). Moving the Rock: What Story-telling and Ethnographic Research in a Black Storefront Church Can Teach Us about Working with Students from Our Communities. Workshop Presentation: Increasing Cultural Competency and Student Retention. Seattle University College of Nursing.

Abrums, M. E. (2011, May 9). Moving the Rock: Working with Poor Communities. Community Book Club Presentation, Seattle, WA. Research presentation/discussion.

Abrums, M. E (2011, April 2). Moving the Rock: Working with Poor Communities of Color. Shades Social Work Book Club Presentation. Seattle, WA. Research presentation/discussion.

Abrums, M.E. (2011, Feb. 3; 2010, Nov. 4). Moving the Rock: Working with Families across Barriers of Race and Class. Cultural and Social Issues in Health Care. BNURS 407. J. Resnick, PhD, M. Ezeonwu, PhD. Research presentation. UW Bothell, Bothell, WA.

Abrums, M. E. ( 2011, Jan. 31). Moving the Rock: Working with Poor and Working Class African American Women in the Community. Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health. HSERV 526. S. Bezruchka, M.D., MPH. Research presentation. UW Seattle. Seattle, WA.

Abrums, M.E. (2011, Jan. 27). Moving the Rock: Communicating across Cultures—Lessons Learned from Research. Using Infant Mental Health in Practice Settings. Nursing 538. Jean Kelly, PhD. Research presentation. UW Seattle. Seattle, WA.

Abrums, M. E. (2010, May 5). Moving the Rock: Application of Ethnographic Research in Public Health Settings. Community Health Services Division of Seattle King County Public Health Dept. Research Presentation.

Abrums, M. E. (2010, Feb. 22). Moving the Rock: Research and Application to Advocacy in Maternal and Child Health. Equal Start: A Community Coalition Promoting Healthy Mothers, Healthy Families and Healthy Communities (invited by Seattle King County Public Health Dept. chair of committee). Research Presentation.

Abrums, M.E. (2007 May 4). Teaching Issues and Approaches around Health Disparities Locally and Globally. Mapping Global Health Conversations at UWB. Panel Discussion. University of Washington Bothell.

Abrums, M.E. (2006, 2007, February). Concepts and research in a storefront church: Multicultural and World Views that Influence Health and Healing. Human, Health, Ecology, NURS 591, UWS, School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington.

Abrums, M.E. (2003, February). At peace with evil: the Liebe Perla Project. Panel member for A Seattle Humanities forum, University of Washington, Bothell, Washington.

Abrums, M. E. (2002, May). Culture, Body Image, and Adolescence. Guest lecturer for BHLTH 497 Adolescent Health. University of Washington, Bothell, Washington.

Abrums, M. E. (1999, May). Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender Issues. Panel member for student-faculty seminar. University of Washington. Bothell, Washington.

Abrums, M. E. (1998, June). Women’s Ways of Learning. Northshore School Nurses Meeting. Bothell, WA.

Abrums, M.E. (1997, September). Critical Thinking, Interdisciplinarity, and Research. Panel member for faculty retreat: Building a scholarly community. University of Washington. Bothell, Washington.

Abrums, M. E. (1997, July). Phenomenon: Health. Guest lecture for BNURS 340. University of Washington. Seattle, Washington.

Abrums, M.E. (1997, September). Jesus Will Fix It After Awhile. Poster Presentation for faculty retreat. Univ of Washington. Bothell, Washington.

Abrums, M. E. (1995). Self Reflections on Race and Class in the Research Process. Women's Health Research Seminar. University of Washington. Seattle, Washington.

Interviews, author recognition

Abrums, M.E. (in process). Inclusion in forthcoming edition of Contemporary authors, a reference series that provides information on 112, 000 writers in a wide range of media including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama and screenwriting. Published by Gale Publishing Co.

Abrums, M. E. (2011, Jan. 14). Moving the rock. Fulfilling the Dream for Our Children: A Community Call to Action on Infant Mortality. Equal Start Community Coalition on Health Mothers, Families, and Communities. Book Signing.

Interview of Abrums, M. E. by Jerry Large (2010, Dec. 9). “Teacher Learns a Lot by Listening.” The Seattle Times. p. B1.3.

Abrums, M. E. ( 2010, Aug. 8). Moving the Rock. Research reading and reception. University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, Aug. 8, 2010.

Abrums, M. E. (2009, Dec. 3). Moving the Rock. Research reading and book launch. University of Washington Bothell.

Interview of Abrums, M. E. by Nancy Wick (2009, Nov. 12). “New Book on Poverty and Faith was an Education in Itself for Bothell Nursing Prof.” University Week. UW News and Community.

News release: Abrums, M. E. (2009, Nov. 24). “UW Bothell’s Abrums Releases Moving the Rock.” University of Washington Bothell News (Elizabeth Fischtziur).

Seattle Times press release: Abrums, M. E. (2009, Dec. 29). “New Releases with Local Ties Include... Moving the Rock: Poverty and Faith in a Black Storefront Church.” Seattle Times News.

Awards, honors

2007-present Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology
2003, 2008 Distinguished Teaching Award Finalist
2005-2006 Fellow, Diversity Enhancement Project, President’s Diversity Fund, UW Seattle
2003 Nurses and Narratives Award
2002 Institute of Teaching Excellence, University of Washington Teaching Academy
2002 Worthington Distinguished Scholar Award
1997-present Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society in Nursing, Washington
1975 Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society in Nursing, Colorado
1974 Graduated University of Colorado with Honors
1974 Nursing Scholarship, Undergraduate Program, University of Colorado

Professional Memberships

2010-present American Public Health Association, Member: Public Health Nursing Section; MCH Section
2008-present AAUP University of Washington Chapter
1995-present The Society for Applied Anthropology
1995-present The Council on Nursing and Anthropology
1995-present Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Psi Chapter, Washington State
1996-2000 SEARCHN, Service Education and Research in Community Health Nursing, 1996-2000

Academic Service
University of Washington Bothell Nursing Program

2011
Promotion and Tenure Committee, Dr. Selina Mohammed, Research and Publication Review + Integration Section Write-up

2011-2012
APT Boyer Model Revision Committee

2011-2012 BNURS 407
Cultural and Social Issues in Health Care. Team planning committee.

2011-2012 BNURS 409
Partnerships in Community Health. Team planning committee.

2011-2012
Nursing Personnel/merit review committee—10 faculty members. Implementing new merit criteria.

2011-2012
3rd yr. Review committees— Christopher Wade; Mabel Ezeonwu.

2010-2012
Initiated and participated in necessary revisions of merit and tenure progression policies to meet University of Washington Chapter 24 standards.

2011-2012
Active participation in successful recruitment, search and interviews of new nursing Director.

2010-2011
Sabbatical

2009-2010
Chair, Strategic Planning/Sustainability Committee (2009-2010).
Chair, Public/global health major-- curriculum and development of UW Notice of Intent (PNOI).
Nursing Personnel/merit review committee, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 (10-16 reviews).
Undergraduate Student Admissions Committee 2009, 2010.
3rd yr. Review committees—H. Petry (2009); S. Mohammed (2009); C. Cooke (2010).
Active on all program faculty team development of policies for “9 course teaching load.”
Senior faculty team--development of teaching schedules and staffing models for budget cuts.
Active participant in 6 faculty searches resulting in 6 new faculty hires

2008-2009
Undergraduate coordinator—developing position and responsibilities with Dr. Leppa (2008-2009).
Assigned faculty mentor for Mabel Ezeonwu, Acting Asst. Prof. Fall, 2009.
UW Bothell Nursing Consortium: Making Faculty Connections, March 6, 2009.
UWB Nursing. Program Coordinator for Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization 60th Anniversary Celebration, April 4, 2009.
Preparation for Nursing Program Accreditation Site Visit
1996-present Assigned faculty mentor for Selina Mohammed, Asst. Prof. 2006-07
Faculty search committee—2 positions, 2006
RN-BS Curriculum Revision Committee, 2005-07
Strategic Planning Committee, 2006-07
Graduate student admissions, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007
UWB Graduation Ceremony, 1995-present. Hooder, 2010.
Nursing Program Graduation Ceremony, undergraduate and graduate, 1995-present
Two Annual new student orientations for graduate and undergraduate nursing,

1996-present
Advising 25% of each undergraduate student group as faculty mentor (15-20 students per year)
Faculty advisor for MN projects—3-5 students per cohort, 2004-12
Faculty advisor for MN fieldwork—3-5 students per cohort, 2004-2012
Review student progress petitions, 1995-present
Curriculum review and new course development, 1995-present
Graduate program committee, 2001-present
Undergraduate program committee, 1996-present
Temporary advisor-- 3-5 new graduate students, 2004-2008
Nurses family night, Seattle Central Community College, April 23, 2008
Chair, Faculty search committee, 2001-2002
Search Committee, Nursing Program Faculty, 2 positions, 1997
Coordinating clinical placement of 25 students (2 clinical sections with 20-25 community agencies, 2012
Coordinating clinical placement of 75 students each year with 52 community organizations, 1996-2002

UWBothell Campus Committees
General Faculty Organization

2011-2012 Executive Council, Nursing Representative
2009-2010 Academic Standards and Curriculum
2006-2007 Instruction and Research Support Co.
2006 Rose Distinguished Academic Service Award Committee
2005 Faculty Council on Appointment Promotion and Tenure (substitute)
2005 Faculty Affairs Committee—Assignment & Report: Faculty Salaries
2004-2005 Academic Affairs Committee
2001-2003 Executive Council
1998, 2000 Student Commencement Speaker Nominating Committee
1998, 2000 Advisory Selection Committee for the Dean/Chancellor’s Medalist Award
1999, 2000, 03 Student Marshall, Reader, UW Bothell Commencement
1996-98, 2000-01 Curriculum Committee

Campus Search and APT Committees

2007 Promotion and Tenure Committee, Dr. Elizabeth Thomas, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
2006 Search Committee: Director, Writing Center
2002 Promotion and Tenure Committee, Dr. Colin Danby, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
2001-2002 Search Committee for 3 faculty members-- Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Campus Diversity Activities

2010-2013 Chancellor’s Diversity Council. Sub-Committee: Faculty Curriculum and Diversity Minor
2006-2007 UW Bothell Diversity Enhancement Project Steering Committee
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2005-2006 Fellow, Diversity Enhancement Project
1999-2003 Chancellor’s Ad Hoc Working Group on Inclusiveness

Campus Center Committees

2002-2005 Teaching-Learning Center Committee

Campus Educational Activities—Faculty Sponsor

2011. Jan. 13 Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PHD. (CDC, Atlanta, GE.) Achieving Health Equity. UWB Faculty Series on Cultural Pluralism. Sponsored by Diversity Council and Nursing.
2007-2008 Intisar Abdul-Hussein, Chief Nurse, Iraq Health Ministry, Iraq War & Health
Health & the Environment in Iraq Postwar, Enas Mohamed, RSC $100
Public Health Effects of War, Amy Hagopian, PhD, UWS
State of Women’s Health in Developing Countries: A Case of Nigeria, $100
Mabel Ezeonwu, PhC
International Health of Women, Barb Crook, MSW, Consultant $100
2007 May 4-5 Co-sponsor: Mapping Global Health conversations at UWB. Global Health Forum.
2001 UW Bothell campus workshop, “Health and Harmony:
The Ancient Art of Storytelling through Mask Making.”
Session 1-Funded through the Nursing Club via Student Activities Fund $2,000
2002-2003 Session 2-Funded through the Chancellor’s Ad Hoc Committee on Inclusiveness
via UW Seattle’s Office of Minority Affairs $2,000
Funded through the Chancellor’s Ad Hoc Committee on Inclusiveness $1,000
2003 Mary Larson, RN, “Portraits of the Homeless” Funded
through the Chancellor’s Ad Hoc Committee on Inclusiveness & Lecture and
Concert Series $500
2002 African American Registered Nurses in Seattle:
the Struggle for Opportunity and Success,
Lois Price Spratlen, PhD.
Reading and book signing. Inclusiveness Committee. $500
2002 Wellness Fair UWB, Nursing Department. Speaker-Marie
Annette Brown, When your body gets the blues. $500
1996 “Lillian Wald Play,” theatrical presentation offered for
Bothell campus and for clinical agencies and advisory group members working
with nursing program

Campus Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching Circles

2007-2008 Curriculum and Pedagogy: Courses on Culture
2006-2007 Global Health Pedagogy
2004-2006 Interdisciplinary Research Circle, UWB

UW Tri-campus Service

2009-2010 UWB faculty representative, “War and Global Health: Transforming our professions, changing our world.” 8th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference. April 23-25, 2010. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
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2008-2009 Masters Coordinating Committee (MCC)
2004-2008 Bachelor’s School of Nursing Tri-campus Coordinating Committee (BSNCC)

University of Washington Seattle School of Nursing Service

1981-1985 Undergraduate Admissions and Continuation Committee
1984-1985 Chair, Undergraduate Admissions and Continuation Committee
1980-1985 Administrative Council, Family and Child Nursing Dept.
Alternate Chair, Undergraduate Scholarship, Loan, Award Committee
Bellevue Community College Advisory Committee
Leadership Task Force
Continuing Education Planning Committees
Holistic Health in Nursing
Holistic Health--A System for Touch Healing
For Nurses: Working with Abused Females
Infertility
Pregnancy After 30
Toward a More Safe and Sensible Maternity Care
Therapeutic Touch
Challenges in Maternity Practice: An Update for Nurses
1979-1985 Guest Lectures: Multiple presentations to nursing graduate and undergraduate students, and to interdisciplinary teams of medical, nutritionist, social worker, and psychology students/faculty:
Interdisciplinary teams
Nursing leadership: nursing issues, roles and relationships, evaluation process
Maternal-child topics: adolescence, women’s health care, infant personality

Professional Service
Editorial Service

2011 Reviewer (textbook), Innards: Disease, healing and human history. An anthropological approach. Alta Mira Press, Landam, MD.
2011 Reviewer (textbook), Global population and reproductive health. Public Health/Health Administration Section. Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Sudbury, MA.
2011 Abstract Reviewer, 139th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Maternal and Child Health Program. Washington, D.C. Oct. 29-Nov. 2. Five reviews.
2009-present Editorial Board, The Open Public Health Journal. Bentham Science Publishers, 1-4 reviews/yr.
2010 Reviewer, Thematic Issue Proposal Marriage and Health in the African American Community (11 articles). Issue Editors: Heather Koball, Brian Goesling, And Melanie Besculides, Jamila Henderson. The Open Public Health Journal. Bentham Science Publishers.
2007 Reviewer, A grounded theory of spirituality and medication adherence among older African-American women. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
2004 Reviewer, Dialogue and culture: Health communication for the Marginalized. Social Science and Medicine.
2000 Reviewer, The doctor as God’s mechanic? Beliefs of a Southern United States rural population. Social Science and Medicine, 2000.
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1981 Reviewer (textbook), Fullerton, Judith et al. Handbook on health xare of women and infants. San Diego, CA: Grune and Stratton, Inc.

Community Service

2011, Jan.-May Consultant to Director of Global to Local Program, Swedish Medical Center: Development of job descriptions and training for Health Care Promoters and Manager for program to improve health care access to refugees and immigrants residing in SeaTac Tukwila area. Seattle, WA.
2011, May 18 Consultant with faculty and staff at Bastyr University (Diversity Council members) using research from Moving the Rock and “Journey or Destination” article in Jl. of Nursing Education in application to curriculum development in anti-racist and diversity education. Bastyr University.
2010-present Member. Equal Start: A Community Coalition Promoting Healthy Mothers, Healthy Families and Healthy Communities (ESCC).
2010-2011 ESCC Planning Committee I for: ESCC Summit launch of year-long effort to address disparities in infant mortality in the African American/Native American populations. Summit I: Fulfilling the Dream for Our Children: A Community Call to Action on Infant Mortality. Jan. 14, 2011.
Planning Committee II: Summit, Part 2: Fulfilling the Dream for Our Children: The Liz Thomas Legacy Policy Summit on Infant Mortality. Sept. 15, 2011.
Trained Facilitator: Community Dialogues on Infant Mortality pre-Summit with community members and during Summit.
Grant review committee: RFP grants for agencies to bring low-income women who have experienced infant loss to Summit. June 29, 2011.
2010-11, Spring Workshop Planning Committee & presenter. Increasing Cultural Competency and Student Retention. Seattle University College of Nursing. Promise of Nursing Johnson & Johnson Grant.
2011, Feb. 8 Consultant: Developing Courses and Curriculum for Race/Ethnicity Pedagogy in Nursing. Suzanne Lehman, BAN, RN, Dept. of Nursing, St. Catherine Nursing. St. Paul, MN.
2010-present Advisory Board Member. Family Planning. Public Health, Seattle and King County. Sub-committee: Information and Education.
1995-present Community Nursing Resource Person. Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church, Yesler Terrace Low Income Housing Project. Have served as a resource person for my research population, a group of poor and working class African American women by assisting them in the following ways: job counseling, supervising a work party of students and other volunteers to build a ramp for a homebound elderly woman; advocating and facilitating home care and ongoing assistance and health care for this woman; wardrobe assistance, job referrals; working with stroke victim assessing home safety and available help; consulting on legal issues related to racism in health care; seeking private and public resources for health care, transportation, and other issues related to poverty; on-going mentorship of adolescent girl; providing support and friendship in times of birth, illness and death.
2009 UWB Coordinator for Mary Mahoney African American/ African Heritage Nursing Organization fundraiser for scholarships.
2005-2006 Member. Peace and Social Justice Committee, St. Bridget’s Catholic Church
2001-2003 Board of Directors, Childbirth Education Association of Seattle

Mentoring & Faculty Development (*listed in appropriate sections previously under publications, grants, etc.)

Research and Publications Mentor

2005-2007 *Research analysis and article submission: Worthington Research. Article: “Journey or Destination: Evaluating Student Learning about Race and Class Discrimination in Health Care.” Nursing Education Perspectives. National League for Nursing. (published 2010).
Mentorship of affiliated faculty involved in research: Jerleyn Resnick, PhD, Lecturer, UWB; Leslie Irving, MN, Clinical Faculty, UWS.
2003-2004 Supervision of research assistant, Worthington Award. MAPS, Miko Robertson (graduated 2004).

Grant-writing mentor

2007-2008
*Johnson & Johnson Promise of Nursing for Washington Nursing School Grant Program.
Washington Center for nursing. Diversity Outreach Project, Nursing Program,
University of Washington Bothell. Grant Development with Dr. S. Mohammed. $25,000
2006
*Abrums, M.E. & Lerum, K. Health Disparities at the Local and Global Level. UWB Teaching Learning Center. Course Development Proposal. $2500
*Abrums, M.E. (principal investigator) & Lerum, K. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Health Issues. Worthington Proposal: Academic Distinction Projects. (not funded)
$25,000 x 3 years= [$75,000]
*Abrums, M. E. & Lerum, K. International Approaches to Global Health. Teaching and Learning Scholarship Enhancement Project. (not funded) [$10,000]
2005-2006
*Abrums, M., Petry, H., & Resnick, J. Nursing Curriculum Diversity Reform Project. Fellows: President’s Diversity appraisal Implementation Fund. $3000
*Abrums, M. E. & Lerum, K. International Approaches to Global Health. Teaching and Learning Scholarship Enhancement Project. (not funded). [$10,000]

Faculty Mentor: Teaching and Curriculum Development

2009
Assigned mentor, Acting Asst. Professor, Mabel Ezeonwu, Acting Assistant Professor, BNURS 407, Cultural and Social Issues in Health Care

2008
Co-teacher/mentor, Lecturer, Jerelyn Resnick, BNURS 407, Cultural and Social Issues in Health Care (new curriculum course).

2006-2007
Assigned mentor, Assistant Professor, S. Mohammed. BNURS 407-Cultural & Social Issues.
Team teacher/mentor, IAS Assistant Professor, Kari Lerum. BHLTH 497/BIS 493-Global Health.
Consultant, Janet Lenart, UWS, On-line course development. NSG 514--Integrating Health Care and Culture.
Consultant, Lecturer, Elayne Puzan. BNURS 504- Disparity & Social Justice in Health.
Consultant-tri-campus course, Abrums (UWB), Pimomo (UWT), Doorenbos, (UWS). BHLTH 445 Health in Developing Nations: A Study Abroad Course in Vellore, India.

2001-2003
Mentor of adjunct faculty, BNURS 407-Cultural & Social Issues in Health Care.
Kitty Grupp, PhD
Jerelyn Resnick, PhD

2000-2001
Supervisor of faculty in clinical Community Health Nursing courses, BNURS 408/409, 9 credits
Kitty Grupp, RN, PhC
Jerelyn Resnick, RN, PhC
Glenise McKenzie, RN, PhC

Supervision of Graduate Students and Teaching Assistants
Research PhD Project Committees and Consultant Roles

2011 Consultant, Vargos, Laura, PhC, What does the Latino Middle Schooler’s narrative about education reveal about their educational experience and aspirations? Clinical Psychology. Argosy University.

2009-2010
PhD Committee Ethnographic Methods Expert, Mount, Jill, PhD Committee. The meaning of health and barriers and facilitators to being healthy while attending college for Latina undergraduate students: Focus group findings. University of Washington School of Nursing.

2004-2008
Consultant and Mentor, Mabel Ezeonwu, PhD School of Nursing. University of Washington, Seattle.

Scholarly Project Supervision of MN Students in the UWB Nursing Program

2011-2012
Anderson, Judy. Increasing knowledge and competency in nursing education in the twenty-first century (alternative project).
Brucks, Pamela. Enhancing well-being: A salutogenic program for student nurses.
More, Jennifer. Nurse educator (alternative project).
Thies, Karen. Diabetes in the Schools.

2011-2013
Karen Kelly, Inna Degtearova, Mary Greenheck

2010-2011
Sabbatical

2009-2010
Ferrell, Cyndy. Making a Difference: Teaching Cultural Competency to Hospital Pt. Care Staff.
Ping, Lily & Kimball, Cheryl. Increasing Cultural Awareness of Labor and Delivery Nurses through Two Continuing Education Programs.
Wissner, Carol, H1N1 Influenza: Caring for Obstetrical Patients: An Educational Program.

2008-2009
Sundberg, Dorinda. Narrative Pedagogy and Post Conference
Mary Laws. Our Stories, Ourselves: An Anthology of Nursing Student Stories and Poems.
Klein, Allegra. CAM Modalities in Health Care: Shifting the Health Care Paradigm.

2007-2008
Rea, Cathie. Moral Distress: An Inservice Project for Nurses Working in NICU at Children’s Medical Center.
Weiss, Leondra. “Walk and Wok”: A Pilot Study to Measure the Impact of a Combined Nutrition and Physical Activity Program for Low-income Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Klein, Allegra, TBA—project will combine her double graduate major in nursing and complementary alternative medicine.

2006-2007
June Altaras, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: A Teaching Project at Swedish Hospital. Cymbree Kawamura, A Course Curriculum for ADN and BSN Nursing Students on Competent Care for the Native Hawaiian Patient.
Janet Thorson-Mador, Nurses’ Perceptions about Starting IVs: A Descriptive Pilot Study.
Karena Wong. Evaluation of a Cultural Competency On-Line Training Program.

2005-2006
Narine Shakaramov. Development of a 3 day Curriculum for Russian-Speaking Clients with a Focus on Preventive Health Care.
Kathy Kirchner. Reflective Journaling & Storytelling as a Healing Modality for Registered Nurses.
Robert McKell. An Effective Way to Teach & Reinforce Competency in Chest Tube Care: Using On-line On-demand Digital Video.

2004-2005
Lori Stephenson. A Self-Care Study with ADN Nursing Students.
Robert McKell. Early Draft: Orienting New Nurses.

Research Co-Chair and/or Reader MN Committees, UWB

2011-2012
Chism, Teassa. Expert to novice nurse educator.
Kaur, Kuldeep. Health education on obesity for adolescents.

2010-2011
Sabbatical

2009-2010
Alexander, Cheryl, Lesbian health and health practices in Snohomish County.
Kimball, Cheryl & Ping, Lily. Increasing Cultural Awareness of Labor and Delivery Nurses through Two Continuing Education Efforts.
Ronan, Bonnie. Facilitating Successful Transition to At-Breatst Feeding in the Premature Infant.
Seilheimer, Gary. Proposal for alternative pathway: Focus on nursing and international health.

2008-2009
Anderson, Jocelyn. Educator Track alternative project (co-chair--chair on medical leave)
Plovie, Barbara. Breast Cancer and Story Telling.
Holroyd, Angela. Diversity Track, alternative project (co-chair--chair on medical leave)
2007-2008 Plouse-Nixon, Leslie. Perceptions of Pediatric Oncology Nurses and the Meaning of Their Work
Blanchard, Joanie, Evaluation of Professional Performance: RN Peer Review
Nesbitt, Lisa. Establishing a Family Council for a Level III women’s Labor and Delivery Unit

2006-2007
Theresa Chason. Hospice Nurse Spirituality
Timothy Ehling.Decreasing Bullyng in the Nursing Workforce and Nurturing a Healthy Culture Within an Organization: A Teaching Project

2005-2006
Dana Nelson-Peterson. Nurse Caring Utilizing LEAN Principles of the Virginia Mason System.

2004-2005
Wendy Williams. Evaluation of a 10 Week Naval Health Program.

  •  Nursing Image in Newspapers.
  • Physician Nursing Communication.2003-2004

Sabbatical

1984-1985
"Adolescent Mothers & Their Responses to Infant Cues" University of Washington, Seattle.

Teaching Assistant Supervision

2009-2010
Julia Rouse—“Cultural and Social Issues in Health Care” BNURS 407
Gary Seilheimer—“Women, Culture and Healing” BHLTH 455/555
“Disparity and Social Justice in Health Care” BNURS 504

2008
Valerie Lytle—“Cultural and Social Issues in Health Care” BNURS 407
2007
Pam Christensen—“Global and Local Health Disparities” BHLTH 497
Pam Chrstensen—“Women, Culture & Healing” BHLTH 455

2005
Nancy Zoeller--"Disparity and Social Justice in Health Care" BNURS 504
Barbara Waggoner—“Community Health Nursing” BNURS 409
Kathy Kirchner—“Cultural and Social Issues in Health Care” BNURS 407

Advanced Fieldwork Supervision of MN Students in the UWB Nursing Program

2011-2012
Judy Anderson, curriculum development--comparison of essentials for BSN & AD programs, fieldwork using simulation centers in teaching
Pamela Brucks, faculty planning at Shoreline CC, setting up documentation of systems at SCC for clinical passport system, conferences
Jennifer More, curriculum development at Shoreline CC, TA health promotion course at Shoreline Community College, faculty development workshop
Karen Thies, diabetic educator specialization, parent teaching on ADD/ADHD at North Seattle Family Center, TA clinical Highline community college

2009-2010
Cyndy Ferrell, Jubilee House (transitional women’s housing); on-line module development with Dr. Resnick
Lily Pang, Fieldwork in Ghana—surgical repairs of children’s GI problems; OB nursing-Haiti Disaster
Carol Wissner, Working with clinical nurse specialist in women’s services at Evergreen Medical Center

2008-2009
Dorinda Sundberg, Civility nursing education, Knitting as art and therapy publication work
Allegra Klein, Ecuador study abroad
Mary Laws, TA with Jerelyn Resnick, BCUSP 115B “Changing your world: Individuals, communities and global health,” Literature search for publication on end-of-life communication. Sim lab at community college with CC instructor as mentor.
Angela Holroyd (temporary fieldwork supervisor—advisor on medical leave)
Jocelyn Anderson (temporary fieldwork supervisor—advisor on medical leave)

2007-2008
Leondra Weiss, Viet Nam Study Abroad; Cathie Rea, Allegra Klein

2007, Spring
Fieldwork research Cuba Study Abroad: , Janet Amberg, Pamela Christensen, Janis Miller, Sue Moore, Linda Sterritt, Judith Tracey

2006-2007 June
Altaras, Cymbree Kawamura, Janet Thorson-Mador, Karena Wong

2005-2006
Narine Shakaramov, Robert McKell

Faculty Advisor (Interim)

2007-2008
Patricia Arteago, Gail Muller, Dana Scharfenberg, Shannon Wlner

2006-2007
Allegra Klein, Debbie Lutman

2005-2006
Kim Flood (2004-2006), June Altaras, Karla Bushmaker, Janet Thorsen-Mador

Clinical Fieldwork Supervision—Large Scale Undergraduate Community Projects

1998-2001
HIV/AIDS education for 1300 Bothell High School sophomores and juniors and for Secondary Alternative School--all ages, collaborative project with Northshore school district, North Public Health Dept., UW Bothell

Clinical Preceptorship

1979-1980
Supervision of graduate nursing students specializing in adolescent health care, Adolescent Clinic, Child Development and Mental Retardation Clinic.

Courses Taught

University of Washington Bothell Department of Nursing

BNURS 503 Fieldwork in Advanced Practice Nursing (6 credit). 2004-12. Graduate core course—offers an opportunity to apply concepts examined throughout the program in the real-world context of communities, healthcare systems, staff development or educations settings. The focus is on preparing students for advanced nursing roles in communities, population-based care, management in health care systems, or education.

BNURS 503 Fieldwork: Health and Healing in Cuba: A Professional Nursing Research Delegation (supervising 7 graduate nursing students and 1 adjunct faculty), March 2007.

BNURS 504 Disparity and Social Justice in Health Care (3 credits). Graduate core course, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012. Analyzes how social, cultural, economic and political factors relate to the nature, distribution, and meaning of health and illness. Critically examines the concepts of oppression, privilege, and social justice as they relate to health disparities, discrimination in the health care interaction, and inequities in the health care labor force.

BNURS 598 Scholarly Project (6 credits), Graduate core course, 2004-2012. Fulfills the requirements of the non-thesis options for Masters’ students in nursing. Projects involve scholarly inquiry with in-depth focused analysis, culminating in a written product/report for dissemination. The Scholarly Project serves as the capstone of the MN Program. Fieldwork and electives may support the scholarly project.

BHLTH 455/555 Women, Culture and Healing (5 credit). 2005-2008, 2010.
Interdisciplinary course explores the inter-connectedness of identity, culture, healing. Addresses how women make meaning in their lives; how they are both shaped by and influence history, culture, and the world. Integrates humanities, social and health sciences to study cultural influences on women's healing.

BNURS 495 Senior Portfolio (1credit). 1996-2012. Comprehensive portfolio evaluation of student work in nursing program.

BNURS 407 Cultural and Social Issues in Health Care (5 credits). Course coordinator, 1997-2003, 2005, 2006, 2008- 2 sections, 2009, 2011. Examines the influence of culture, ethnicity, race, class, gender and sexual orientation on health and illness. Critically analyzes how oppression and privilege relate to health and healing. Students apply self awareness, knowledge, skills in planning for and providing non-discriminatory and culturally competent health care in a multicultural society.

BNURS 600 Independent study (2-5 credits)
Supervision of individual student projects and research.
2006--Narine Shakamarov, “Caring for Russian Immigrant Women.”
2008—Ebou Cham, “Health Care in Gambia”

BHLTH 445 Health in Developing Nations: A Study Abroad Course in Vellore, India. Abrums (UWB), Primomo (UWT), & Doorenbos (UWS). Course can be adapted to fieldwork in any developing nation.

BHLTH 497/462 Global and Local Health Inequalities: Practices and Interventions. Examines the conditions (political, economic, cultural, historical) that create and sustain disparities in health globally and locally. Critically examines health issues from multiple perspectives, exploring theories and movements of people creating social justice in health within frameworks that are both globally and locally situated.
Fall, 2007.

BHTLH 497/BIS 493 Global and Local Health Inequalities: Practices and Interventions. Issues of disparity in local and global health. Winter 2007 (Team taught with IAS).

BNURS 507 Roles for Advanced Practice Nursing (2 credits). 2004, 2006, 2007. Examines the wide variety of roles available to the graduate-level nurse, including various roles in clinical practice and education.

BNURS 409 Practicum with Populations in Community Health Settings (5 credits) Analyzes, applies, and evaluates nursing and other healthcare activities of local, national, and global communities, including health promotion, disease prevention, public health, and social justice efforts. Explores influencing socio-cultural, epidemiological, economic, and political issues. Formulates community level diagnoses and interventions to promote and maintain population self care. Course includes planning, implementing, supervising fieldwork in community settings--2012 (W/Sp.)—new course development.

BNURS 409 Community Health Nursing Clinical (6 credits). Course co-coordinator & clinical instructor, l997-2002; clinical instructor, 2003, 2005. Health promotion and prevention in the community.

BNURS 408 Community Health Nursing Theory (3 credits). Co-coordinator, 1998-2002. Planning for health care for individuals and families in the community.

BNURS 450 Connected Learning (1 credit)
Learning-community seminar integrating academic, professional and personal issues.

BNURS/BHLTH 497 Women, Culture and Healing (5 credit). 2001, 2002, 2003
Interdisciplinary approach to understanding the influence of culture and society on the health and healing of women.

Seattle University School of Nursing

N413 Community Health Nursing, Clinical supervision--International District Clinic
Community health nursing including assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation strategies for individuals, families, groups, and communities. Spring, 1996.

University of Washington Seattle School of Nursing, 1979-1985

Faculty clinic, Adolescent Health, Child Development and Mental Retardation Center (1979-1980) Nursing member of interdisciplinary team, preceptorship of graduate nursing students specializing in adolescent health care.

N400 Family-Centered Maternal and Child Nursing in the Community
Maternal-child care in hospitals and community

N425 Senior Leadership in Family and Child Nursing. Course coordinator.
Leadership course for students specializing in family and child nursing

N490 Women and Health

Professional Development, 2004-2012
Research Delegations

March 2007
Health and Healing in Cuba: A Professional Nursing Research Delegation (supervising 7 graduate nursing students)

June 2006
Health and Healing: A Study Tour of Cuba’s Public Health System

Courses

2006 Winter
NURS 581 Study of International Health
10 week course
2005 Autumn
Faculty Institute in Online Teaching/Learning
4 week course

Conferences and Programs

2011 Healthy Bodies Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies. American Public Health Association. 139th APHA Annual Meeting. Washington D.C. Oct. 29-Nov. 2.

2011 Expanding the Influence of Applied Social Science. Society for Applied Anthropology: 71st Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington. March 29-April 2, 2011.

2011 Improving Cultural Competency and Student Retention. Seattle University College of Nursing. SU School of Nursing Workshop. March 31.

2011 Facilitator training, ESCC. Public Health Dept. for community dialogue leadership on infant mortality in African American and Native American communities in preparation for Summit on Infant Mortality (see below).

2011 Summit: Fulfilling the Dream for Our Children: A Community Call to Action on Infant Mortality. Jan. 14, 2011.

2011 Summit, Part 2: Fulfilling the Dream for Our Children: The Liz Thomas Legacy policy Summit on Infant Mortality. Sept. 15, 2011.

2010 National Summit on Advancing Health Through Nursing. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Awareness Meeting. Nov. 30. University of Washington Bothell.

2010 Social Justice: A Public Health Imperative. American Public Health Association. 138th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Denver, Colorado. November 6-10, 2010.

2010 Transforming Global Health: The Interdisciplinary Power of Universities. Consortium of Universities for Global Health. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Sept. 19-21, 2010.

2010 Vulnerabilities and Exclusion In Globalization. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting. Merida, Mexico, March 23-27.

2010 War and Global Health: Transforming our Professions, Changing our World. 8th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference, UW Seattle, April 23-25.

2009 UW Bothell Nursing Consortium: Making Faculty Connections, March 6.

2007 Teaching ethics and new technologies in the classroom. UW Bothell, Teaching Learning Center, Nov. 9.

2007 Al-Sharai, G. Promoting the Health and Dignity of Women in Yemen. United Nations Population Fund, Nov. 8.

2007 Building Bridges: Where Education and Practice Meet. Professional Nursing Education and Development (PNEG). Oregon Health & Science University. Portland, Oregon, Oct. 18-21.

2007 Sathat, Z. Pakistan at the Crossroads: Muslim women creating change. International Women Leaders Dinner. UW Women’s Center, Oct. 30.

2006 Health and the Environment in Iraq Postwar: Status Needs, and Challenges, Enas Mohamed, RSC. University of Washington, Bothell. Abrums—Faculty sponsor, Feb. 3.

2006 World on the Edge. Annual Meeting. Society for Applied Anthropology
Vancouver, Washington. March 28-April 2.

2005 Teaching Disability and Human Rights, Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Teaching/Learning Center, Jan. 28.

2005 What Your Students Ask about Classroom Presentations, Teaching/Learning Center, Jan. 28.

2005 Politics, Social Justice & Global Health. UW Health Sciences Students, Global health Resource Center and Puget sound Partners for Global health, Feb. 18-20.
2005 Hope for the Century: Women as International Leaders. UW Women’s Center, Feb. 24.

2005 Media, Politics & community Public Forum. Keyan Tomaselle. Placing the Humanities: New Locales, New Meanings. University of Wa. Bothell, April 5.

2005 “Heritage, Environment & Tourism. Annual Meeting. Society for Applied Anthropology Sante Fe, New Mexico, Apr. 5-10.
2005 The Diane Gould Speaker Series: Alicia Partnoy and Gail Wronsky. Teaching/Learning Academy, Cascadia Community College, Apr. 14.

2005 Disparities in Health Care: A Challenge for Underserved Populations. Mary Mahoney 56th Annual Scholarship Luncheon, Apr. 16.

2005 Teach-In, Center for the Advancement of Health Disparities Research. Sponsored jointly by UW SON and University of Hawaii School of Nursing, Apr. 28-29.

2005 Human rights through the Lens of Disaster. Paul Loeb & panelists. Cascadia Global Human Rights Alliance, Dec. 2.

 

 

   Moving the Rock: Poverty and Faith in a Black Storefront Church

Dr. Abrums' book, Moving the Rock, Poverty and Faith in a Black Storefront Church was released on November 28, 2009.