ASBMR Fund for Research and Education Betsy Love McClung, FN, MN Travel Grant
The Betsy Love McClung, FN, MN Travel Grant was established in 2016 to provide travel funding for nurses and allied health professional caring for patients with osteoporosis to continue their professional development by attending the ASBMR Annual Meeting. Funds for these awards were made possible from contributions in memory of Betsy Love McClung, who established the session on Annual Meeting Highlights for Allied Health Professionals, which grew to become a popular session for all attending the meeting.
The first recipients of this special award were Patricia Seuffert, ANP, a Research Coordinator and Adult Nurse Practitioner at University Orthopaedic Associates in Somerset, New Jersey and Jayme Elizabeth Ewanichak, SRNP, a Nurse Practitioner at the Division of Endocrinology at the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania. Upon learning that they were gifted the award, Patricia and Jayme expressed their excitement:
"I am excited to attend the ASBMR meeting since the topics presented include mechanisms of disease in the bone, vitamin D, the aging process, hormonal influences on bone, and current trends in the treatment of bone disease. I will be able to directly translate knowledge from the meeting into not only patient care and education, but also into our programs to improve outcomes after fragility fracture. I am delighted to attend and am very grateful for this award!" ~ Patricia Seuffert, ANP
"I have a real passion for the field of endocrinology and the patients I take care of. As an NP in a specialty practice, I know I owe it to my patients to be an expert endocrine provider. I am always looking for ways to expand my knowledge and improve my practice. I want to improve my understanding and knowledge of available research so that I can positively impact the lives of the patients I care for. I look forward to the chance to network with other providers and allied health professions to share my experiences and learn new information." ~ Jayme Elizabeth Ewanichak, CRNP
|Pictured L to R: Michael McClung, M.D., Betsy Love McClung, FN, MN, Travel Grant Recipients Patricia Seuffert, ANP and Jayme Ewanichak, CRNP, and ASBMR 2016 President Doug Kiel, M.D., M.P.H.