ASBMR Fund for Research and Education Betsy Love McClung, FN, MN Travel Grant Awardees
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 2019 recipient of the Betsy Love McClung, FN, MN Travel Grant was Solange Bernardo, BSN, a fracture liaison nurse at Western Health and Australia Institute of Musculoskeletal Science.
"The travel grant has helped me in my career, because by coming to the ASBMR conferece I learn a lot more in regards to osteoporosis and how to treat my patients. Learning new concepts in the field at ASBMR helps me become better at my job."-Solange Bernardo, BSN.
The 2019 Betsy Love McClung, RN, MN Travel Grant Recipient Solange Bernardo pictured with ASBMR 2019 President Bart Clarke, M.D. and Michael McClung, M.D
The 2018 recipients of the Betsy Love McClung, FN, MN Travel Grant were Lori McLeer Maloney, CRNP, MBA, RN, BC-ADM, CDE a nurse practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania and Alicia Turner, MSN, RN, FNP-C a nurse practitioner from the Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children's Hospital.
|The 2018 Betsy Love McClung, RN, MN Travel Grant Recipients Alicia Turner (L) and Lori McLeer-Maloney (R) pictured with ASBMR 2018 President Michael J. Econs, M.D. and Michael McClung, M.D
The 2017 recipients of the Betsy Love McClung, FN, MN Travel Grant were Pauline Fisher, RN, BScN, BA, MN, a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Seniors, Community Medicine and Emergency Program at Hamilton Health Sciences, and Amy Mundy, FNP, Endocrine Nurse Practitioner, BC-ADM, Division of Endocrinology at McGuire VA Medical Center. See below for their own words on how this travel grant helps their practice and patient care:
"Attending the ASBMR was an amazing opportunity for me, as a nurse to attend a large conference in my field of interest – osteoporosis. Thanks to the support of ASBMR, I was able to listen to a number of interesting presentations and view posters to learn about the latest research findings and work that is being done to improve bone health." - Pauline Fisher, RN, BScN, BA, MN
"I am grateful and honored to have received the Betsy Love McClung Travel Grant. It gave me the opportunity to attend the ASBMR meeting for the first time. I learned so much and have already shared a lot of this information with my colleagues and patients. I work in a dedicated bone clinic one day a week where we see complicated cases of osteoporosis and other bone disorders. The knowledge I gained from the meeting allows me to take better care of these patients using the most up to date information." - Amy Mundy, FNP
Pictured L to R: Pauline Fisher, RN, BScN, BA, MN, Michael McClung, M.D., Amy Mundy, FNP, and ASBMR 2017 President Jane Cauley, Ph.D.
The 2016 recipients of this special travel grant 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. See below for their own words on how this travel grant helps their practice and patient care:
"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.