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Research Day 2021

  Virtual Research Day 2021

Research Day, an annual event, remains a way for faculty, students, and health care professionals to share the impact of their research and scholarship while hearing new perspectives and forging collaborative partnerships.

This year’s event will be hosted virtually on Monday, November 8th, 2021. The title of this year’s Research day is:

Post Pandemic: Healing for Today, Resilience for Tomorrow

Translating Mental Health and Informatics Science for Better Health 

Research Day will include a virtual poster session followed by the Mary T. Boynton Distinguished Lecture Series – a panel discussion on mental health needs, disparities, and innovative approaches toward healing and resilience in us all. Dr. Carole Myers will be joining the panelists as the moderator. Each panelist will speak on their respective area of expertise followed by an open discussion with participants.

Virtual Poster Session: Students, faculty, and professional nurses in the region are invited to share complete and ongoing original research and creative academic service-learning activities. We will showcase your work in a virtual forum, ForagerOne, where viewers can engage in the content and actively connect with presenters by posting comments.

How to Participate: If you would like to present a poster of your research or academic service-learning activity, please complete the registration. You will then be directed to enter the information for your poster. Posters must be uploaded into ForagerOne by October 28th midnight EST, instructions will be provided on how to do this. For information on poster guidelines, click the poster guideline button.

Poster Guidelines

Date: November 8, 2021

Time: Poster sessions begin at 4:00 pm and will be open for 24-hours before and after the event; The Mary T. Boynton Distinguished Lecture Series begins at 5:30 pm with an introduction by Dr. Carole Myers and Dr. Tami Wyatt. Panel discussion begins at 6:00 pm.

Location: ForagerOne will be hosting the poster sessions. The panel discussion will be hosted by Zoom. A link will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to the event.

About the Moderator


Dr. Myers earned a Doctorate of Philosophy Degree (PhD) and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor in Sciences Degree in Biology from the University of West Florida.

Dr. Myers is a Professor in the College of Nursing. She teaches graduate-level health policy and health services courses and coordinates an inter-disciplinary graduate certificate program in health policy. Myers is a leader in the use of policy, advocacy, and media to promote population health, including healthcare access, rural health, Medicaid, and APRN full practice authority. She conducts research that centers on policymaking and health services with an emphasis on access to care, TennCare, public health programs, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Dr. Myers is the creator and co-host of HealthConnections, a radio show on WUOT-FM, the Knoxville NPR-affiliate. Myers blogs, is an avid Tweeter, and author of OpEds and other commentaries. Myers is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Senior Fellow at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at George Washington University, and a Faculty Policy Fellow with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

About the Panelists:

Judy Davidson

Dr. Judy E. Davidson DNP RN MCCM FAAN serves as a nurse scientist for the University of California San Diego Department of Nursing and Research Scientist for the UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Her research team was the first to uncover that nurses in the United States are at a higher risk of suicide than the general public. Simultaneous to conducting her research on the incidence of nurse suicide she and her team launched the first suicide prevention program for nurses. Today she will talk to us about our risks balanced with evidence-based solutions for prevention.

Rebecca Freeman

Rebecca Freeman, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP is a second-career nurse who spent over a decade in Information Technology before attending nursing school in 2006. Rebecca combines a varied (and somewhat strange) set of life and career experiences in her work as the current Vice President for Health Informatics at the University of Vermont Health Network. Rebecca’s key areas of focus are technology implementations, improving data literacy, pushing informatics as a core competency of nursing practice, and painting a picture of care that is fueled by data that make sense and support best care practices. She is also an ER nurse with boundary issues, so she frequently colors outside the lines of her job description, but that’s more than we need to write about in a brief bio.



Slides from Judy Davidson’s presentation

Slides from Rebecca Freeman’s presentation

Research Day References

Evaluation Link


Questions or Comments?

Holly Hauck

Administrative Assistant





Additional Contact:

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CNE Statement:

This program provides _2_ contact hours through the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. The University of Tennessee, College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation. The specific criteria for awarding contact hours for this include completion and submission of an evaluation form.

To receive contact hours there is an additional fee of $10 due at registration.