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Free to students, faculty, staff and the public.

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Additional details regarding the event are listed below.


The 2021 Interdisciplinary Poster Festival will feature poster presentations on research, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, health services program development and other scholarly work. Practicing clinicians in the service sector, academic sector (health science faculty and students), and colleagues from other units whose work is relevant to the field of health will present their work. Presenters will converse with students, faculty and members of the public via Zoom.


1:00 p.m.
Welcome by Dr. Kristine Qureshi, PhD, RN, FAAN, CEN, PHNA-BC, Associate Dean & Professor

1:05 p.m.
Keynote by Dean Mary G. Boland, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Dean & Professor

1:20 p.m.
Session 1: Group A

1:20 p.m. Keilyn Kawakami & Renzymeir Baloran, Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health – Listening to Former Smokers in Hawaiʻi: Perspectives on Provider Relationships and Current Health Status

1:25 p.m. Yuka Hazam, The Queen’s Medical Center – Barriers to Receiving Optimal Fluid for Sepsis with CHF Patients

1:30 p.m. Eunice Bala, NAWSON1WADEM SIG at UHM: Promoting Disaster and Emergency Preparedness at UHM through student engagement

1:35 p.m. Alexandra Michel, NAWSON – Hawaii Nurses’ Intention to be Vaccinated With a COVID-19 Vaccine

1:40 p.m. Alexandra Michel, NAWSON – Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Perception on Nursing Education during the 2020 Pandemic: A National Sample

1:45 p.m. Breanna Morrison, JABSOM2Factors Related to Pediatric Readmissions of Four Major Diagnostic Categories in Hawai‘i

1:50 p.m. Deborah Mattheus, NAWSON – UH Dental Hygiene Students Offer Virtual Oral Health Education to Head Start Families During the Pandemic

1:55 p.m. Karen Rowan, NAWSON – Implementation of a Transition-Readiness Questionnaire with Survivors of Childhood Cancers in Hawaiʻi

2:00 p.m. Question session for Group A posters

Session 1: Group B

1:20 p.m. Nina Baker, JABSOM – Quality Improvement Pilot to Improve Follow-up for Patients Seeking Care for Potential COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure

1:25 p.m. May Ann Vicente, DKICP3Relationship Between Residential Settings and In-Hospital Death Rates for Heart Failure in the Pacific Northwest

1:30 p.m. Cierralyn Cabral, DKICP – Regional Differences in Hospitalizations for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder Patients with Acute Lower Respiratory Infections

1:35 p.m. Uliana Kostareva, NAWSON – Health Literacy among Russian-Speaking immigrants in the United States

1:40 p.m. Michelle Quensell, NAWSON – Developing a Process to Assess Family Experience and Satisfaction at a Pediatric Complex Care Clinic in Hawaiʻi

1:45 p.m. Liana Kobayashi, JABSOM – Feasibility of Same-Day LARC Implementation in a Family Medicine

1:50 p.m. Gary Glauberman, NAWSON – A Pilot Study to Examine Current Knowledge and Participants Related to Disaster Preparedness among Foreign Residents in Japan

1:55 p.m. Yoonhwan Roh, JABSOM – Patients’ Compliance with Quarantine or Isolation Recommendations for Potential COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure

2:00 p.m. Question session for Group B posters

2:20 p.m.
Session 2: Group C

2:20 p.m. Kayla Murata, JABSOM – Family Medicine Residents’ Self-report of Camera Use During Virtual Education and Its Impact on Learning and Camaraderie

2:25 p.m. Erin Fallis, TAMC4Enriching the Education of Nurse Midwifery Students by Establishing a Volunteer Doula Program

2:30 p.m. Melanie Nakatani, NAWSON – Peer-to-peer teaching to increase health literacy in high school students

2:35 p.m. Shelley Liu, NAWSON – Optimizing the Hawaiʻi Coordinated Access Resource Entry System (CARES) Resources

2:40 p.m. Kal Peterman, NAWSON – Development of a Flowchart-Based Algorithm for Insulin Initiation in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

2:45 p.m. Kenneth Romito, TAMC – Prevention of Perioperative Pressure Injuries (PPI)

2:50 p.m. Christa Braun-Inglis, NAWSON – Implementing Evidenced Based Guidelines for Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in a Community Oncology Clinic

2:55 p.m. Pedro Oblea, TAMC – Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Health Care Experiences in a Military Population

3:00 p.m. Question session for Group C posters

Session 2: Group D

2:20 p.m. Aaron Matthews, TAMC – The Impact of High Fidelity Simulation on Self-efficacy among Military Providers

2:25 p.m. Nicole Ryan, NAWSON – Plant-based Interventions to Improve Healthcare Worker Wellness

2:30 p.m.  Rosalie White, DKICP – Regional Differences in Bacterial Pneumonia Hospitalizations Caused by Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in 2016 and 2017

2:35 p.m. Christyn Gaa, University of Maryland and TAMC – Implementing Delirium Screening in an Intermediate Care Unit

2:40 p.m. Daijiro Oshitari, DKICP – Relationship Between Patient Characteristics and Hospitalization Length of Stay for Diabetes-related Skin Infections in Hawai’i Compared to Other States

2:45 p.m. Liliuokalani Hiraide, NAWSON – Improving Health Empowerment Related to Diabetes Self-care among Native Hawaiian Patients at the Queen Emma Clinics

2:50 p.m. Melissa Owens, NAWSON – Addressing Health Disparities in LGBTQ Youth Through Professional Development of Middle School Educators

2:55 p.m. Leah Hosaka, NAWSON – A Qualitative Evaluation of the Emergency Care System in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: A Collection of Perspectives from Healthcare Workers and Community Stakeholders

3:00 p.m. Question session for Group D posters

3:20 p.m.

Evaluation and Closing Remarks by:
Dr. Deborah Mattheus, PhD, APRN-Rx, CPNP, Associate Professor
Dr. Randal K. Wada, MD, Professor
Dr. Kristine Qureshi, Associate Dean & Professor

1NAWSON – UH Manoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
2JABSOM – UH Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine
3 DKICP – UH Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
4 TAMC – Tripler Army Medical Center

Who Can Apply to Participate

  • Students and faculty from the UH College of Health Sciences (nursing, dental hygiene, medicine, social work, public health and pharmacy)
  • Colleagues from Tripler Army Medical Center, The Queen’s Medical Center, Hawaii Pacific Health and Federally Qualified Health Centers in Hawaii

How to Apply

  • Submit a 250-word abstract by Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by 5 P.M. HST
  • Online submissions only at
  • Abstract submissions must include:
    1. Contact information of submitter: name, role, agency or school/department and email
    2. Abstract title*
    3.  250 word text:
      a. purpose/aim
      b. background/rationale
      c. methods/approach
      d. results/outcomes
      e. conclusions
      f. implications/recommendations
    4.  Key words (5 maximum)

*Note: abstract title and key words are not included in the word count.

Selection & Notification

Abstracts will be reviewed and scored based on how well each element is clearly articulated and its consistency/relevancy to the project being described. Individuals selected to participate in the 2021 Poster Festival will be notified by March 29, 2021.

Registration to Attend Event

To attend the 2021 Poster Festival, register online by 5 p.m. HST on Friday, April 30, 2021. You will receive an email with additional information about the Poster Festival including how to join the Zoom Meeting before the event.


UH Manoa Nursing Research Committee


UH Manoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing -Gamma Psi-at-Large Chapter

Disability Access

Persons with questions or disability-related access needs are invited to contact Kristine Qureshi at (808) 956-2638 or at


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