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    Congratulations to Our Betsy Love McClung Travel Grant Recipients, Jayme Ewanichak, MSN, NP and Patricia Seuffert, MS, APN

    Date: September 01, 2016

    The ASBMR Fund for Research and Education is pleased to announce the recipients of the Betsy Love McClung Travel Grant for Health Professionals. The grant was established to honor the memory of Betsy Love McClung, RN, MN for her role in supporting the development of nurses and allied health professionals caring for patients with osteoporosis. The goal of the grant is to allow the award recipient to continue their professional development in the field of osteoporosis by providing travel funds to attend the ASBMR Annual Meeting beginning in 2016. The travel grant program provides $1,500 to attend the ASBMR Annual Meeting. Funds for the grant have been provided by contributions to the new ASBMR Fund for Research and Education from individuals in memory of Betsy Love McClung.

    Jayme Ewanichak, MSN, NP started her career in endocrine nursing as a registered nurse educating her patients about various medical treatments and lifestyle interventions to optimize bone health. Now as a nurse practitioner at the Division of Endocrinology (Diabetes and Metabolism) at the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania, she routinely orders testing and treatment for patients with bone disorders in her practice. She also serves as secretary of the Endocrine Nurses Society. Jayme wants to improve her understanding and knowledge of available research at the ASBMR 2016 Annual Meeting in Atlanta so that she can positively impact the lives of the patients for which she cares.

    Patricia Seuffert, MS, APN is the Research Coordinator and Adult Nurse Practitioner at University Orthopaedic Associates in Somerset, New Jersey, USA where she strives to offer her patients a more comprehensive fragility fracture care plan. She is an “osteoporosis champion” in the academic hospital where her patient care is initially provided by partnering with a team of orthopedic specialists to monitor fragility fractures, review fracture lists, and analyze fracture data. Her team has also developed standing orders for calcium and vitamin D, fall risk assessments, and dietary evaluations for elderly post-fracture patients. Patricia wants to directly translate knowledge from the ASBMR 2016 Annual Meeting in Atlanta into not only patient care and education, but also into her programs to improve outcomes after fragility fracture.